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Nope, have been looking for this picture in a large(r) format ever since I found this one. Not sure if the forum software did any downsizing, and I have one saved that is a few pixels and bits larger than the version above, but I originally found it at either the Norwegian or the Swedish hometheater forum, when searching for images of the Advent 1000(A).

Get one of these and all the glamorous, yet classy, ladies will nestle around you in their long, shiny, silky, dresses.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:57 PM
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Henry Kloss made a six tube version with a flat 10' screen at one point.

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And you'll find it in the right hand column:
http://www.walvisions.com/ArchivePag...A_brochure.htm

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1200 -> 1200, what did change in 20 years...
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6 tubes.

And another oddity one of those mid-80s Italian 4 tube projectors.
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And to close off the evening, some recent screenshots of an ITT Cinevision 203, the European version of the Kloss Novabeam xx. Got them of Ebay if I remember correctly.
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Welcome back to May, 1977!

"There are also several styles of projectors, and generally, each manufacturer offers a choice. Advent Corp., who was the first to introduce a good projection system under $5,000, has a single piece projector the VB-125, and an excellent quality two piece system the VB-225. Two piece systems are more mobile but need initial alignment and often require design of the room around.

The advent "Videobeam" system uses 3 projector tubes, one for each color red, green and blue. The colors are then combined on the screen to form a realistic image. Most TV projection systems offer screen sizes from 4 to 7 feet as measured diagonally. The big screen projectors also offer hi-fidelity speaker systems and powerful amplifiers for improved sound.

Sony has 2 consumer models called the "Videoscope" Series. They are the 50-inch Model KP-5020 and the 72-inch KP-7220. These systems use three unique 5.5-inch monocolor liquid self-cooling picture tubes with aspherical plastic lenses for good resolution over the entire surface of the screen. Sony also has a ceiling mount projection system, the VPK-720, which is designed for conference rooms, has 3 screen sizes of 4, 6, and 8 feet, and uses larger and brighter projection tubes."



So, how far have we come in 30+ years?

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oh this is nice!!!

i start home cinema 1979 with the sony 722 and today i saw the first time
sice 1082 when i sale the 722 a picture form this unit.
i made a 1.5 m wide picture that time.
very nice to remember
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More warm fuzzy feelings for Wolfgang;-) :



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very nice donaldk!

i should edit my last post i mean +++1982+++

1082 i think sony not have crt pr.
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very nice donaldk!

i should edit my last post i mean +++1982+++

1082 i think sony not have crt pr.

I swear I saw something on a cave painting that looked like CRT front projector.

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I swear I saw something on a cave painting that looked like CRT front projector.

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In the movie Day For Night Francois Truffaut (La Combe in CE3K) plays himself while directing a film.

He says something to this effect:
Since times unmemorable man has been attracted to cave paintings lit by fire. Man has always had a need to watch moving images.
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I swear I saw something on a cave painting that looked like CRT front projector.

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a single crt pr. or a double stack

may you watch to long a g 90 stack
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Interesting article popped up on Digg.com today.

http://digg.com/gadgets/10_stunning_...home_cinemas_2

And here is a direct link.

http://deputy-dog.com/2008/01/23/10-...-home-cinemas/
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Okay, we made a stand for the Vutec this afternoon. So I need some figures on the appropriate tilting angle and the throwdistance. Just turned on the old Sony KP-7220 PSE (had to put an evelope over the sensor to keep the light from turning on;-)), expected the screen would be hanging to high, as it would be somewhat possible to lower the support brackets without removing the screen, but would be next to impossible to increase the height with the screen hanging in the brackets. However, as it turns out the screen would need to be lowered even more than I expected.

And I only have just over a foot (32/33 centimeter) before the bottom of the screen will hit the bracing (I had told my welder, to put them on the back, but did he listen;-), so I thought to better leave it, this afternoon).

The top of the unconverged image is just above the middle of screen. When I lower it by a foot, the bottom of the image would probably just hit the bottom of the screen, so I would need to adjust the height or the angle op the projector.

The Sony 1001 is sitting on top of a little formica kitchentable at the moment, so that would need to be lowered or the screen would need to rise.

So, what are the rough throwangles and distances for the old KP, and most of all how do I open it to get to the convergence settings?

Now back to the original topic of this thread, I agree the ceiling on that 'Titanic' room is nice.
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interesting to see info on classics! I used to own a Kloss model one A, I never had the screen for it.

Now I got a videobeam with original screen. I know this is limited brightness and analog ntsc, great picture. I have figured a way to recoat the screen with appropiate white paint with reflective properties. I'm going to try and develope possibly a high gain replacement surface in near future for a portable, breakdown screen for the advent 1000A- the torus screen is no longer available as far as I know. here's some pics. I have located a CRT rebuilder in case need one in the future, I have also a spare parts chassis /CRTs. I plan on keeping and using this set for a long time. Impressed how well built it is, numerous safety circuits, dual air cooling fans, large CRTs. More conergence and setup needed, these are the first intial photos. The instant on feature for CRTs is turned off by using a power strip with seperate power switch to prevent premature CRT failure and wear. Have full setup/ mrepair manual. Several hundered hours of viewing already done with no problems!!
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someone please tell me how to add image for my user name/ profile please .
thanks

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Love the pictures. If I read up onn these things correctly the later model A could also be used with a flat screen, and even was available with an optional curved or flat screen.

Vutec, is one of the company's that made the more recent parabolic screens, found a productsheet online dated 2004. Small ones including wheeled stands do pop-up ocassionally.
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Well I was enjoying the top ten thread and then ... what the heck happened , talk about a derail . This really should be two different threads .

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Indeed we de-railed it one Saturday night.
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No doubt a vintage projection thread would be very cool. I was in my twenties but was in school so no money at all when the Novabeam came out.I remember watching movies on my fathers and his LD player. That was state of the art and very very exciting times. This is why I eventually got into this.

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1972 was when the 1000 came out 77 when the 1000A was launched. Are you really approaching 60? Must be that twinkle in your eyes and smirk/grin we saw on those CES/CEDIA/AVS Cruise, or whatever event it was, pictures of you, that keeps you (looking) young. A guy I know still has this twinkle in his eyes, as well, hard to believe he's a few months older than my father (both are 59). Having fairly young children, around probably helps, though I guess they can be a drain;-). So, it would depend on constitution and disposition.

Oops, the Novabeam also was this early eighties follow-on, is this the one you are referring too, instead...
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Yea, I'm fifty three, a few more to sixty yet.

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It's the hair gel

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Yea, I'm fifty three, a few more to sixty yet.

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been there, done that

No frowns please sir, I'm in your tracks.

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"Something about Mary" ???
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Found on the German Ebay, today. An Aquastar (one of the predescessors to AMPRO?) ESP 500, and an unidentified Philips.
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Ash Sharma

Member here and all around worthy of consideration for top 10 member theater although I have no idea what gear is in there:

http://www.homeshoppeusa.com/portfol..._theater.shtml

Dennis Erskine did this room too, so it can't sound too bad either



Ash gets my vote. Anyone with Aerial 20t, three across the front AND with such a beautiful room is certainly at the top. Many rooms are beautiful but the electronics are not too impressive. All show and no go. Ash had a purpose built room, great gear, and aesthetics.

Never become so involved with something that it blinds you.
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interesting to see info on classics! I used to own a Kloss model one A, I never had the screen for it.

Now I got a videobeam with original screen. I know this is limited brightness and analog ntsc, great picture. I have figured a way to recoat the screen with appropiate white paint with reflective properties. I'm going to try and develope possibly a high gain replacement surface in near future for a portable, breakdown screen for the advent 1000A- the torus screen is no longer available as far as I know. here's some pics. I have located a CRT rebuilder in case need one in the future, I have also a spare parts chassis /CRTs. I plan on keeping and using this set for a long time. Impressed how well built it is, numerous safety circuits, dual air cooling fans, large CRTs. More conergence and setup needed, these are the first intial photos. The instant on feature for CRTs is turned off by using a power strip with seperate power switch to prevent premature CRT failure and wear. Have full setup/ mrepair manual. Several hundered hours of viewing already done with no problems!!

A friend of mine was the technician behind the "A" in the Advent 1000a. The earlier 1000 had a few issues and he worked with Henry Kloss to improve the design.
We used to call the 1000a "God's tv" a kind of a G90 of it's day.
One of the highlights as I recall was a "comb filter" unheard of in the mid 70s. It incorporated hand built "Schmidt optic" tubes.The tube components were built like a ship in the bottle. Mirrors and lenses in a vacuum.
My friend Cris used to solve focus problems on occasion ,by taking a tube out of the chassis and giving it a sharp "rap" on a table. If lucky the optics would snap into place. The Novatron tube used Schmidt as well,but the mechanics were elegantly eliminated by Henry Kloss for the all glass Novatron.
The Novabeam used a Magnavox tv chassis again with an early comb filter.
Reliability and longevity were not highlights of Novatron tubes....
Vintage is an understatement for these products at this point.
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I am sure everyone has seen this by now, but without a doubt it is the best home theater in the world!

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