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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-21-2011, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Deepsky, Do you have an LCD video camera?...

Deepsky,
Do you have an LCD video camera? Usually, the IR filters are not great in these, so you can 'see' the emitter output using a video camera. The cheaper the camera, the worse the IR filter,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-26-2011, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Thanks Geoff, Very helpful. Tom ...

Thanks Geoff,
Very helpful.
Tom
Quote:Originally Posted by Geof http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21128195)

Manni started a calibration thread...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-26-2011, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Finally decided to cal my RS 50. I'm having a...

Finally decided to cal my RS 50. I'm having a bit of trouble finding;

1.) Best starting point for calibration.
2.) best methodology for dealing with greyscale and gamma interaction
3.) best...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-08-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Kal, The RS-50 was a significant upgrade from...

Kal,
The RS-50 was a significant upgrade from my G70. But my G70 was 20 years old and had worn green and blue tubes and a somewhat drifty convergence board. It would have cost $2500 and some...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-07-2011, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Kal, The RS-50 is holding up very well. I was...

Kal,
The RS-50 is holding up very well. I was able to sell my G70 to a good friend, which made the transition that much easier.

There are many things the RS-50 does very well. Field uniformity,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-01-2011, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
This is a similar situation that led the FTC to...

This is a similar situation that led the FTC to standardize on amplifier power output measurements in the '70's. You had Capehart Coffins being advertised as 400 WPC that really had 4 wpc amplifiers...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-01-2011, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Mark, Quote: long as the readings between...

Mark,
Quote:

long as the readings between devices are consistent (347 lux off a new RS35 bulb and 187 lux off a new X9 bulb) then I think the results are still valid as a comparison.


I'd...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-01-2011, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Now that I've posted measurements, I'm going to...

Now that I've posted measurements, I'm going to question their accuracy, and the accuracy of any measurement made with a light meter that is intended for measuring illumunace in office and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-31-2011, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
So I finally got around to bringing a lightmeter...

So I finally got around to bringing a lightmeter home to take some measurements. AEMC CA-813 Lightmeter calibrated 12/20/10. 60 hours on the lamp.

Projector is 126" from 52" x 92" Stewart...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-30-2011, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Jim, I had the same questions wrt my RS-50....

Jim,
I had the same questions wrt my RS-50. Page 21 of the installation manual has a couple of charts describing acceptable combinations of vertical and horizontal lens shift. It's a bit of a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-08-2011, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Dan, I bought one after looking at the RS-40...

Dan,
I bought one after looking at the RS-40 and RS-25 locally.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Hi Jason, I'll move over to the owner's thread...

Hi Jason,
I'll move over to the owner's thread as this one winds down.
I think we have a Minolta CS-100 at work, will that do the trick?
I also own a Nikon D7000 DSLR if there is a way to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-08-2011, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Last night, I pulled my G70 off the ceiling and...

Last night, I pulled my G70 off the ceiling and mounted a new RS-50.
I mounted the RS 50 as close to the screen as possible, and used lens shift and mechanical positioning to get a good looking...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-07-2011, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
I pick up my RS 50 today. Should I load the new...

I pick up my RS 50 today. Should I load the new firmware first thing? Old CRT hand here, this is my first digital PJ, so be gentle http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-23-2011, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
I used 2 1/2" PVC pipe. Worked great, even...

I used 2 1/2" PVC pipe. Worked great, even bending around a complex corner.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-23-2011, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Quote: I may put in a raceway tube to...

Quote:

I may put in a raceway tube to future proof as well



Highly recommended.

I did this 10 years ago when I built my theater. HDMI was non-existent. 5 BNC and component were the rule....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-23-2011, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Anyone in or near Minneapolis have one of these...

Anyone in or near Minneapolis have one of these I could audition? My aging G70 is coming off the ceiling soon and this seems to be a viable option for me.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-21-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,525
Posted By Tom Rosback
Deja Vu, Thanks for the info. You've quite a...

Deja Vu,
Thanks for the info. You've quite a variety of PJ's from which to choose! I don't change PJ's too often, so I'd like to get something that truly replaces the G70. It's been on the ceiling...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-20-2011, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
DejaVu I am warming to the multiple projector...

DejaVu
I am warming to the multiple projector idea, if for no other reason that I wouldn't have to take down the G70. Did you mount the digitals behind and below your G90?
Bottom line I've got...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-20-2011, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Anyone in the Twin Cities Metro have an RS-50...

Anyone in the Twin Cities Metro have an RS-50 they'd be willing to demo for me? I'm in the hunt for one and would like to see one in a light controlled environment. Please PM me, thanks.
Tom
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-18-2011, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
I checked out the RS40 last night. Bottom line,...

I checked out the RS40 last night. Bottom line, it's a pretty incredible piece of technology at a very attractive price point.

Full disclosure, the one I saw had not been professionally...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-17-2011, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Thanks again everyone. Very useful information. ...

Thanks again everyone. Very useful information.

I'd certainly entertain a DLP, but I'm sensitive to field sequential color breakup. I'm guessing it would have to be a 3 chip unit, but that's...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-16-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Great info and perspectives, I really appreciate...

Great info and perspectives, I really appreciate hearing from everyone. I'm in the process of scheduling an RS-40 demo locally. I can't wait to torture it with my toughest movie scenes. I'll...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-15-2011, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Tom Rosback
Thanks Kris, I've been living with...

Thanks Kris,
I've been living with less-than-perfect convergence for awhile, so I'll probably be more tolerant of that than other potential owners. I do run my PJ pretty hot (thus the need for a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-15-2011, 11:33 AM
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Views: 5,525
Posted By Tom Rosback
Kris, Daniel It's daunting to understand how...

Kris, Daniel
It's daunting to understand how the specified difference in contrast between the -50 and -60 will manifest itself in the overall picture quality. Will the 60 have noticeable better...
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