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Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Yesterday, our Az AV Club had a demo from a long time member who for years has had his own custom modded (he's a longtime video engineer)
NEC 10pg 9inch CRT. The member picked up cheap a used Faroudja DILA-1080pHD which he also demod. And the member is adding an addition onto his home for a forty foot wide curved Torus screen (to hopefully be done this year). He demod one of the two Christie S12 DLP projectors that he will be
putting in his new room which will do 3D, too. (Per the member: The S12 utilizes a 1.9kW Ushio Xenon short-arc illumination system for 12000 ANSI lumens. Based on 1.1 cinema dark 3-chip DLP technology, the S12 delivers vivid images with picture-perfect 10bit deep color reproduction. Built-in shutter, easy set-up with no convergence.)
Apparently Paul McCartney used 18 of these projectors in his last tour, and then after the tour they were up for sale - CHEAP!!! So the member picked up two of them. They are 2K units. The member has also picked up the theater lens, so when he wants to change from 2:35 to 1:85, pop in the lens.
I ain't no expert on this stuff but the member will be adding an iris and other mods to the projector.
Even with brightness down all the way, on the member's 10' wide screen,
the picture was amazing. Though of course parts were too bright. But once its setup with the 40 foot Torus should be amazing!!!@@
This club member doesn't like his name being used publicly, so lets just refer to him as "M". Alan Gouger knows "M" well and I'm sure Alan will keep his true identity on the "Q" as well.