Christie Entero LED - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2012, 11:25 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
exomoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi all, Im thinking of building my HT next year and at the moment Im not sure if I'll be going with front or rear projector. However I have the opportunity to grab a Christie WUXGA LED illuminated DLP® rear screen tiling projector. I know the projector is mainly for room controls but I cant see why it wouldn't work as a HT projector. I have a few Qs to ask:

Given the lumen out put of 600 ANSI will it be adequate as a HT PJ? and will the light output be enough to be used as a front PJ?
Does any one has any experience with this particular projector?

Any comments are welcome. Thank you all.

more info:http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/video-walls/video-wall-solutions/rear-screen-projectors/led-based-projection/pages/wuxga-dlp-led-based-projection.aspx
exomoons is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 07-02-2012, 04:00 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
CINERAMAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: everywhere
Posts: 12,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by exomoons View Post

Hi all, Im thinking of building my HT next year and at the moment Im not sure if I'll be going with front or rear projector. However I have the opportunity to grab a Christie WUXGA LED illuminated DLP® rear screen tiling projector. I know the projector is mainly for room controls but I cant see why it wouldn't work as a HT projector. I have a few Qs to ask:
Given the lumen out put of 600 ANSI will it be adequate as a HT PJ? and will the light output be enough to be used as a front PJ?
Does any one has any experience with this particular projector?
Any comments are welcome. Thank you all.
more info:http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/video-walls/video-wall-solutions/rear-screen-projectors/led-based-projection/pages/wuxga-dlp-led-based-projection.aspx

Jim Burns rebrands these things for front projection , so the answer is yes, I guess.
CINERAMAX is online now  
post #3 of 9 Old 07-02-2012, 09:22 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
exomoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
That's certainly good to hear, thanks for the reply. Since this projector is somewhat not intended for HT I dont expect many replies but please do leave your comments if anything pops into mind.
exomoons is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 07-02-2012, 05:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mmiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Use a high gain screen, say 2.0

Mike Miles

ICR [ Sales Consulting and Small Part-Time AV shop, very small...  ]

Process Integration, Inc. [ contract sales consultant ]

Eastern Shore of Maryland

mmiles is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 07-02-2012, 05:32 PM
AVS Special Member
 
DanFrancis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Aurora, IL, USA
Posts: 1,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 23
why not use the readily-available Runco,DPI, or Sim2 LED projectors?

Is there a special install circumstance?

Dan

Dan Francis
Head of Sales US
C'SEED Entertainment Systems GMBH
www.cseed.tv
df@cseed.tv
DanFrancis is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 07-03-2012, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
exomoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Well the reason is I can get it for a good price...since the lens throw is quite short at 0.64 Im planning to have it setup as rear projection and eliminate all the hardware out of sight. But if it had to be installed as front projection I just want to make sure there's enough brightness and the room will be light controlled. Thanks for the suggestions I'll look into high gain screen.
exomoons is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 07-03-2012, 11:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
donaldk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Ah did they actually manage to bring it up to spec? Last time I saw it it was still at 450 lumens max. A new firmware was scheduled to offer (full) control over the sequential RGB overlap times allowing the output to be raised, that was the small cubes (not microtiles, but regular small cubes). I see you are looking at the seperate projection module/unit. If you are looking at the 1080P version it is only specced at 540 lumens max. http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/video-walls/video-wall-solutions/rear-screen-projectors/led-based-projection/pages/hd-dlp-led.aspx.

I found the 400/450 actual lumens cube rather dim at ISE (two years ago?).

There's an AVS forum member here that got his demo Runco at under $5K. Considerably below list or going price, but an acquaintance of mine was quoted $5K for the base model and 2K more, as being the dealer price, when these were first launched, so they quickly started to go halfway between msrp and dealer price around 10K in the US.

So it all depends on that good price of yours and indeed nothing beats getting an actual rear-pro unit on a rear projection, set-up so if you consider it bright enough, go for it.
donaldk is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 07-03-2012, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
exomoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Yes this is the WUXGA model, which I think is the top of the Entero series. Ive never done a rear projection setup before so this should be exciting. I'm getting it for below 5K, considering MSRP is 25K+ I think Im not doing too bad.
exomoons is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 07-24-2012, 11:18 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
exomoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just wondering if any one knows what is DIPC. It says in the manual "Pixel rates above 150 MHz require DIPC" and I dont know what they mean by DIPC.
exomoons is offline  
Reply Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off