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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-23-2017, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Pete
The HDMI 2.0a input on the NERO 4 accepts BT2020...

The HDMI 2.0a input on the NERO 4 accepts BT2020 and the 3D capability is something that is coming soon as a software upgrade. All these running improvements are fairly recent and I only just learned...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-22-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Pete
Actually, SIM2 NERO 4 has motorized zoom, focus,...

Actually, SIM2 NERO 4 has motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift with memory for multiple aspects. And it has customizable HDR that enables the projector to optimize image dynamics to screen size. It...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-31-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Pete
So if you don't have the kind of money it takes...

So if you don't have the kind of money it takes to get a projector that uses RGB laser primaries -- as opposed to a derived green -- and color really floats your boat more than resolution, it sounds...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Pete
Putting brightness aside...strictly in terms of...

Putting brightness aside...strictly in terms of color gamut, are laser light sources as good as LED?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-17-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 13,599
Posted By Pete
Yes

Yes
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-17-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 237
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Posted By Pete
Because they switch 20 times faster than a lamp...

Because they switch 20 times faster than a lamp and color wheel.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-16-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 13,599
Posted By Pete
Looks like BenQ is finally about to release the...

Looks like BenQ is finally about to release the X12000: http://www.benq.com/product/projector/x12000
Lots of cool features and capabilities, but the throw ratio is short and narrow...no long-throw...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-16-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 568
Posted By Pete
Nothing yet...though the Octave with SBB is a...

Nothing yet...though the Octave with SBB is a front-runner
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-08-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pete
You can buy a Christie 3 chip 4k DLP for about...

You can buy a Christie 3 chip 4k DLP for about $129,000. Or you can buy a single-chip 4K from SIM2 with expensive optics for $30,000. Or you can buy another 2K 3-chip projector (SIM2 Lumis) along...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-02-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,596
Posted By Pete
What brand are the theater chairs?

What brand are the theater chairs?
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Pete
If you can bump the budget up a bit, you might be...

If you can bump the budget up a bit, you might be able to incorporate an active speaker system from the likes of Genelec or JBL. There are many advantages associated with powered speaker...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-06-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,258
Posted By Pete
Be sure to report back on your impressions

Be sure to report back on your impressions
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-31-2017, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Pete
No single projector is really "HDR capable"....if...

No single projector is really "HDR capable"....if that means harnessing any meaningful amount of dynamic range.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-20-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Pete
Horizontal viewing angles are basically 180...

Horizontal viewing angles are basically 180 degrees. I'm not sure how they rate the vertical, but as long as your eyes are at least on plane with the top of the image, there should be no fall off in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-19-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,397
Posted By Pete
You might also consider older SIM2 C3X 1080 or...

You might also consider older SIM2 C3X 1080 or comparable Runco from that era. The optics were top notch.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-19-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Pete
I've seen the SI Short Throw screen with the xTV...

I've seen the SI Short Throw screen with the xTV and it's very effective even in full-on ambient light. The key to its effectiveness is the specific angle of image deflection. The fact that the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-16-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 237,021
Posted By Pete
Call SIM2 Tech Support in Florida

Call SIM2 Tech Support in Florida
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Pete
It would be crazy expensive and the size of the...

It would be crazy expensive and the size of the "luxury market" just isn't big enough to justify the development costs.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-05-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Pete
4K evolved primarily as the "next big thing"...

4K evolved primarily as the "next big thing" marketed by Television manufactures to try and get everyone to replace their existing flat panels with new ones. Sony saw an opportunity to exploit the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-03-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 79,523
Posted By Pete
If you do not see pixels now relative to the...

If you do not see pixels now relative to the screen you have, there's not a lot of up side to 4K. Moreover, if you are used to a 3-chip DLP -- even one that's 720p -- you may find the Sonys to be...
Forum: Speakers   12-30-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34,978
Views: 2,689,297
Posted By Pete
If you have a badge, you can just stop in to...

If you have a badge, you can just stop in to their suite at the Venetian. I understand from the local Dyn dealer here that they will be showing the entire new Contour range...20, 30, and 60. Wish I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-28-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Pete
For what it's worth, I've heard it said that...

For what it's worth, I've heard it said that laser and LED light engines each have their strengths. Lasers are brighter but LEDs offer better color without relying on a phosphor wheel.
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pete
If you can increase the budget a bit, the...

If you can increase the budget a bit, the absolute best sounding small wireless speakers I've heard are the Dynaudio Xeo 2's. What Hi Fi awarded them best wireless speakers for 2016. They can work on...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 61,258
Posted By Pete
The primary problem for BenQ and Optima 4K models...

The primary problem for BenQ and Optima 4K models will be the inability of their budget lenses to fully resolve UHD source material. Images will look OK, but not as good as those rendered by premium...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-15-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Pete
You could get a second Fuoriserie and have a SIM2...

You could get a second Fuoriserie and have a SIM2 technician calibrate them for HDR performance that will likely span 16+ f-stops.
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