I have to admit I was a bit skeptical going in for 2 reasons the previous 3 visits to Alan's where he had a 4 letter word lcos projector , first without modification and then after modification, all I could say being polite was it's ok. And I would wax poetic to him about his need to pay attention to 4k fixed lenses to achieve maximum mtf. Also regarding the laser projector I have seen the nec three times and it seemed to go from excellent colors to blue and then more blue, so I thought there may have been a problem filtering blu light to achieve true colors. Well how wrong was I!!!!
This modafoca its a clear hit out of the ballpark, I knew rgb laser would kill xenon and not to mention the cretinous unacceptable uhp lamps that are BTW fitted in a certain projector aptly named in a four letter word. Enough stabs there.
Well it turns out that what Alan has achieved much to my surprise ( cause as of yesterday I knew I had all the answers- but then i didn't) Alan's intellectual property applied to this projector that was never on my serious contender list simply amazed me, id buy one in an instant.
2 key elements to Alans mod is that he has mastered the obscure dci TI color mapping software and the colors on this modafoca are best in class, with tremendous ansi contrast and despite compact optics a very sharp image (if now alan would remove the Dollar Store porthole glass
- which is not needed
as PJ is less than 22db) I would say this could achieve close to maximum mtf for that lens range (laser is of much higher mtf than xenon) its obvious to the eye, so this is a much safer option to RGB with an rgb laser like image.
The main reason to the visit: We took apart a Barco lens for Prometheus yesterday and Alan performed a mod and I could tell he's been doing this for years, his contrast mods in the light pipe and lens are weaponizing this single laser 3 chip projector in a way the Pantsy chicken little "no guts" cowardly cat head of dci japan for NEC should be embarrassed that such an incredible image has never been shown by his company (with a battalion of samurai engineers willing to lay down their lives at his beckon call
) and that one lone American in his basement, not only has vindicated his poorly represented thus-far projector, but has catapulted it performancewise to the range of the 4k CINERAMAX Barco imitators ( individuals who first saw a Barco DCI in my cedia booths and now represent the franchise under private label-despite one being kicked out personally by me for getting caught reverse engineering my then considered "impossible to accomplish/no one had been able to achieve" Blu-ray 3D for DCI black box replete rack suite.
He was busted "gawking whilst memorizing" my 3d suite. Exactly like when Paul Newman memorized the nuclear equations from the fooled East German scientist in the classic Hitchcock movie TORN CURTAIN. While the pendantish East German scientist ordered Paul Newman (upon realizing he was memorizing his formula and had no true knowledge to offer per se and- before calling for authorities) he exclaimed: "I forbid you to leave this room" , in juxtaposition I told this "intellectual parasite" (that has such following in the CEDIA crowd) to get the F out!"
But I digressed, to quote Marc Wielage's iconic 1979 phrase, all I can say is: take all those god damned UHP projectors AND DUMP THEN INTO THE BAY!
If he had any Japanese Honor the Director should commit Seppuku and accept his disgrace , but then again we all know he is too chicken, craven, faint-of-heart, dastardly, invertebrate, weakly, gutless , yellow belly* for that!
This is a watershed moment for home cinema more important than the 9 inch crt PJ with faroudja was to NTSC (my claim). Ladies open your wallets.
BACKGROUND: * this character walked out of a meeting with me and left me holding my shop drawings and business plan, not because I was deploying a laser projector in a home, but because the projector did not have the regulatory fcc class b emissions for home use, so as to not to interfere with your neighbors cordless telephone!!???. HELLO? meantime his clients Runco and DPI have been selling to homes for decades, that is how he became immortalized in the anals of projection history chutzpah (or lack of it).