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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-25-2006, 05:39 AM
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Posted By lofty
Jerry, when I initially set up my Z4, I wasnt...

Jerry, when I initially set up my Z4, I wasnt very happy with the image either.

The picture seemed a little washed out. I have a 110 inch Carada BW screen and the PJ was mounted about 21 feet...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2006, 02:33 PM
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Posted By lofty
Quote: Originally Posted by Eldoradophoto ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eldoradophoto
Lofty - What screen are you using?


110 inch Carada Brilliant White.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2006, 06:17 AM
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Posted By lofty
This pic was taken with a Z4 in a room bright...

This pic was taken with a Z4 in a room bright enough to read in.

I know the room looks darker for some reason. I think the contrast of the bright screen darkened the surrounding picture...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-16-2006, 05:11 AM
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Posted By lofty
It does go up. When I first recieved the...

It does go up.

When I first recieved the unit, I table mounted it just to see how it worked. You could barely hear the fan in a quite room.

After I mounted it to the ceiling, I turned the unit...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-13-2006, 10:04 AM
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Posted By lofty
Mines cieling mounted.....it is a little louder...

Mines cieling mounted.....it is a little louder than table mounting. You can hear the fan difference when you switch the image over in the menu.

Once the movie starts I still cant hear it though,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-13-2006, 03:22 AM
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Posted By lofty
I dont either. Maybe that will change as...

I dont either.

Maybe that will change as bulb life lessons and it starts to dim.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-08-2006, 02:28 PM
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Posted By lofty
Same size screen I have. If I had to do it over,...

Same size screen I have. If I had to do it over, I would have bought a smaller screen.

The Z4 is no light canon.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-04-2006, 10:51 AM
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Posted By lofty
Like I told Jay.....Im sure these arent a proper...

Like I told Jay.....Im sure these arent a proper D6500.

I started with VE and went from there to get a picture that was a good compromise to my eyes.

My screen is a Carada brilliant white, 1.4...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2006, 07:20 PM
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Posted By lofty
Im sorry, I never bothered to write down...

Im sorry, I never bothered to write down chapters and times.

The bottom two pics are from "The Island". The close up of the eyes is from the scene where Ewen McGregor puts a moth into a bottle....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2006, 07:23 PM
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Posted By lofty
http://images14.fotki.com/v247/photos/2/25033/102...

http://images14.fotki.com/v247/photos/2/25033/1020682/DSC03301-vi.jpghttp://images12.fotki.com/v253/photos/2/25033/1020682/DSC03305-vi.jpg
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2006, 06:32 PM
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Posted By lofty
Im not Happy with the color of this pic....I...

Im not Happy with the color of this pic....I havent calibrated the unit yet.....been too busy with installing everything.

But you get the idea.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2006, 01:58 PM
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Posted By lofty
Maybe it has....Im rather new to this forum. ...

Maybe it has....Im rather new to this forum.

However, it doesnt change the fact that I saw almost double the picture brightness and intensity from when I moved the PJ from 21 feet to around 11...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2006, 09:54 AM
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Posted By lofty
Dick, I dont know.....math was never my forte. ...

Dick, I dont know.....math was never my forte.

Ill just tell ya that from 21 feet my picture looked horrible.

From 11 feet, it looks much brighter and vibrant.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-31-2005, 02:07 PM
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Posted By lofty
Bob.....youre throwing from 22 feet? I...

Bob.....youre throwing from 22 feet?

I tried from 21 with my Z4 and the picture was washed out and unwatchable.

I have the exact same screen as you.

Even from 12 feet, the picture is no...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2005, 04:11 PM
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Posted By lofty
Thanks jz....if the fan was twice as loud as it...

Thanks jz....if the fan was twice as loud as it is now, it would still be less than half as loud as my IF7200 was.

Also, the fan noise is a low rumble, much less annoying. My IF had a great...
Forum: Screens   12-29-2005, 01:47 PM
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Posted By lofty
I recieved my screen yesterday, days before...

I recieved my screen yesterday, days before David said I would. Very prompt delivery. I couldnt be happier.

Very high quality frame, went together in 5 mintues. The screen snaps very taught....a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2005, 10:09 AM
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Posted By lofty
Well, I just table mounted it briefly to try it...

Well, I just table mounted it briefly to try it out. I Put the PJ as close as I could considering the size screen I have. Its almost 10 feet closer.

The picture vibrance almost doubled.....its...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2005, 08:47 AM
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Posted By lofty
Thanks....Ill give it a try. What I hate about...

Thanks....Ill give it a try. What I hate about moving it closer is that I'll have to cieling mount it.......what a pain.

What settings would you reccomend? I see that Rone's settings are for a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2005, 04:59 AM
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Posted By lofty
Well, I hooked my Z4 up last night after...

Well, I hooked my Z4 up last night after recieving my sceen from FedEx yesterday.

I have a 110 Carada brilliant white, the PJ is shelf mounted from 21.5 feet away. Im using a Denon 2910 DVD...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-26-2005, 03:09 AM
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Posted By lofty
Ive only watched my Z4 for about 30 minutes so...

Ive only watched my Z4 for about 30 minutes so far, Im waiting on my screen to arrive, so I just hooked it up quick to see the picture.

I noticed a small piece of the upper right corner was...
Forum: Screens   12-21-2005, 04:58 PM
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Posted By lofty
I just ordered a 110 inch, 16:9, BW, Criterion...

I just ordered a 110 inch, 16:9, BW, Criterion series frame.

Im hoping to have it by next week.

We'll see how it turns out.

David was very patient and informative via our email...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-20-2005, 04:40 PM
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Posted By lofty
Yes, it does. Thanks for the info....Im...

Yes, it does.

Thanks for the info....Im gonna go try it out now.

Im already very happy with the picture even though Im shooting it on a textured wall thats dark biege right now. I cant wait to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-20-2005, 02:47 PM
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Posted By lofty
I think you're right. I just hooked up my...

I think you're right.

I just hooked up my HDMI cable to it and now its reading 720P in the info section.

The only thing is that the picture does look crisper than with component.

I wonder...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-20-2005, 02:03 PM
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Posted By lofty
Heres probably a stoopid question. I just...

Heres probably a stoopid question.

I just got my Z4 today....Fed Ex dropped it off and within minutes I had my Denon 2910 hooked up to it and was shooting the image on my living room wall....just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-18-2005, 04:20 PM
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Posted By lofty
Thank you sir......now Im happy again. Im...

Thank you sir......now Im happy again.

Im VERY happy with the way under $2k price tag that I paid for the PJ.

Its unbelievable that technology brings such amazing home theater experiences into...
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