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Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-17-2004, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By countmacula
Is it too late to get Phillips to swap? I bought...

Is it too late to get Phillips to swap? I bought a 985 the second month it came out - after three months of 'disc error' messages I put it up the attic. Can the bugs just be repaired?
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-17-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By countmacula
P.S. I spoke too soon - it will not play...

P.S. I spoke too soon - it will not play pre-recorded DVD's - a blue screen displays "This disc may not be played in your region"
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-17-2004, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By countmacula
I recieved my DVD LX-9 three days ago. I was...

I recieved my DVD LX-9 three days ago. I was playing a DVD-RW (despite no mention of it in the manual the LX9 plays -RW, +R, and +RW discs). About an hour into the DVD, the machine stopped.

Now,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-19-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By countmacula
JEFFREYE - You found the rarest of all...

JEFFREYE -

You found the rarest of all creatures in Houston - a helpful customer service rep. How do we write, phone, or fax her about our out-of-warranty 985's ?

DS
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-29-2003, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By countmacula
Recent threads have been singing the praises of...

Recent threads have been singing the praises of this unit and Bravo D1. The Momitsu doesn't require expensive SDI-VGA converter, but discoloration reported at picture edge with some PJ's. Has anyone...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-27-2003, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By countmacula
Tryg - I was speaking functionally, but no...

Tryg -

I was speaking functionally, but no literally - it was calibrated at MVS in Virginia but not a great job. Dark, low-contrast scenes in movies are solarized. I have tried DILARD numerous...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-27-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By countmacula
Thanks, all, for your comments. By the way,...

Thanks, all, for your comments.

By the way, I am not the type who reads AVS forum daily and feels inferior when someone describes the latest and greatest projector. I check the forum every two...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-26-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By countmacula
I've been waiting for two years for my chance to...

I've been waiting for two years for my chance to get a G15, and I placed an order with Jason for the Madrigal B-stock units one week ago - I ordered a William Phelps calibration as well.

I just...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-08-2002, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By countmacula
MrWilson - is the the Prospec video editor you...

MrWilson - is the the Prospec video editor you referenced above truly a digital-digital transfer? Is this possible through S-video connections (which are all it has)?

David S.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-06-2002, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By countmacula
Link below is to a Digital Standard Converter...

Link below is to a Digital Standard Converter box, costs 79 UK. Strips Macrovision & CGMS, and you can also convert PAL and SECAM to NTSC (two models - request the NTSC out or the PAL out).

Cons...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-23-2002, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By countmacula
I saw some mention here of a 4x DVD-RAM from...

I saw some mention here of a 4x DVD-RAM from Panasonic, an LF-5xx - I searched but could not find it again.

No info on Panasonic's website. Anyone know when it will be available? How much more...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-22-2002, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By countmacula
Londo - I am afraid to hit the "download"...

Londo -

I am afraid to hit the "download" key at Womble just yet - is the download time-limited? (if so, I want to wait until I move my LF 311 and A04 to my home). It's a pretty hefty price tag...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-21-2002, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By countmacula
Londo - I'm a novice (just got an HS2,...

Londo -

I'm a novice (just got an HS2, never used DVD-RAM for video before, only mass storage).

From your description, it sounds as if the Womble product is a little less klugey at converting...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-21-2002, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By countmacula
Just received my boxed DVD Worskhop today - $179...

Just received my boxed DVD Worskhop today - $179 from Academic Superstore (acad. discount). Looked on bottom of box and saw V1.0.

Did I read a thread that the boxed 1.2 is subtly different from...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-16-2002, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By countmacula
Never mind, folks. My first search was flawed...

Never mind, folks. My first search was flawed somehow - I just located VideoGrabber's thread from 9/3/02. Thanks anyway.
Anyone know the cheapest place to get these drives?

David S.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-16-2002, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By countmacula
I've been reading about vferrari's and others'...

I've been reading about vferrari's and others' experience with DMR HS2 and burning them onto DVD-R on a computer, and I am ready to do try it. I already own two 311's, which I use at work to archive...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-12-2002, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By countmacula
the 5900 comes in two models: one with DCDi,...

the 5900 comes in two models: one with DCDi, ~$1100, and without, ~$800 - prices at a local shop, you can also check Ctrutchfield. Both models have progressive output. The unit is part of their...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-18-2002, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By countmacula
I have owned 3 Olympus cameras (currently a...

I have owned 3 Olympus cameras (currently a C3040Z), the Canon D30 and S40. All have strengths and weaknesses.

The Olympus C30nn and C40nn cameras have the fastest lens I have heard of in the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2002, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,030
Posted By countmacula
Your inanity for writing this is only surpassed...

Your inanity for writing this is only surpassed by those who have nothing better to do than read it. Nice post, by the way.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-07-2002, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By countmacula
Ross, you are right. As I stated, I'm far from...

Ross, you are right. As I stated, I'm far from an expert. My compassion exceeds my expertise - sorry.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-06-2002, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By countmacula
Thanks Mark, I will give this a try. 1) In...

Thanks Mark, I will give this a try.

1) In a thread I came across researching this (my Mark Rejohn, I think), he mentioned positioning the CR 4 feet from the PJ for the black level, then backing...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-06-2002, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By countmacula
My unit was shipped via Airborne Express - there...

My unit was shipped via Airborne Express - there was no damage to the box. I have had the Panamorph up for three days in upright position ("Panamorph" logo on top) and there are no leaks. I am going...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-06-2002, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By countmacula
I can't calibrate! DILARD 2.25 RC keeps giving...

I can't calibrate! DILARD 2.25 RC keeps giving "invalid call" messages during white level adjustment. I have asked for help on immersive forum, e-mailed Mark H., but received no replies.

It's not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-06-2002, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By countmacula
Ross - I'm far from a true expert, as are...

Ross -

I'm far from a true expert, as are many folks in the forum. But the Panamorph compresses the vertical aspect of the image, while the ISCO stretches the horizontal. If you have no...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2002, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By countmacula
Thanks for your replies - I had seen prior...

Thanks for your replies - I had seen prior threads on small air bubbles (which I had on my first lens), but I didn't recall posts about residue on the housing upon delivery.

Huey - my first...
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