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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-30-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GetGray
Sim2's Alan Roser Passes away

I am deeply saddened to say that I just learned Sim2's Alan Roser has passed away. I don't have any details other than a post on Sim2's Facebook page. Many of us knew Alan, for those of you who...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
I don't disagree with anything except the size. ...

I don't disagree with anything except the size. FWIW, the Cinema DLP lens is substantially bigger. Much, much heavier, almost an inch and a half larger in diameter. And not just on overall size,...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
No, nor does this one require it. With true 4k...

No, nor does this one require it. With true 4k panels you have to workaround the not 16:9 issue if you want to watch non 4k aspect, 16:9 material. As I said it gets complicated but you just have to...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
Well, it gets a little complicated but here's the...

Well, it gets a little complicated but here's the basics. The native chip size of the 4k is 4096x2160. That is NOT 16:9, it is 1.8963. Take that aspect and multiply it by 1.25 (the lens expansion)...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,593
Posted By GetGray
10-4. Be careful, using a curve has advantages...

10-4. Be careful, using a curve has advantages and disadvantages. If not using an A-lens, I would recommend against it in most situations. But once you know more about your projector, it's...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
I never could get a very straight answer on 1.25...

I never could get a very straight answer on 1.25 vs 1.33 differences from the head Cinema len guy at Schneider before he left. The father of it all is Dr. Horst Linge in Gottengen, but I didn't get...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
No way to tell. I would not expect much, if any...

No way to tell. I would not expect much, if any difference.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-26-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,593
Posted By GetGray
Why curved? Whats the throw going to be?

Why curved? Whats the throw going to be?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By GetGray
IIIL, XL, and 4XL are all the same glass. When...

IIIL, XL, and 4XL are all the same glass. When early production of the XL's first came about and were running parallel with the IIIL's, those IIIL's got the better glass (per the President of Isco...
Forum: Front Projector   03-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By GetGray
Just the casing outside diameter on the exit...

Just the casing outside diameter on the exit (big) side, without the lens cover
Forum: Front Projector   03-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By GetGray
That's an Isco III but not positive if it is a...

That's an Isco III but not positive if it is a IIIS orIIIL. Give me a diameter measurement and I can tell.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-25-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By GetGray
ripped mine to mkv with makemkv. No issues.

ripped mine to mkv with makemkv. No issues.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6,055
Views: 249,091
Posted By GetGray
See the Audyssey Pro FAQ. It will point you to...

See the Audyssey Pro FAQ. It will point you to me. I sell them all the time. Contact me off-avs.

I think this will get you to the Pro kit FAQ (Never sure anymore with the new forum software,...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 677
Posted By GetGray
I'll give you a deal on an XS 3D, with warranty. ...

I'll give you a deal on an XS 3D, with warranty. I'm not far from you in Goodlettsville. XS in service. I need to change it to a newer model because I'm a dealer.

Scott
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By GetGray
kgv: FWIW, if you can't go cylindrical, and you...

kgv: FWIW, if you can't go cylindrical, and you are within the throw range for jks's DC1 for sale, it looks like a good option at a reasonable price to me. Just be sure you know the lens' throw...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By GetGray
Prism is a prism. I'd say your choices that...

Prism is a prism. I'd say your choices that would give improvements, in order of improvemets and likelyhood of getting: are used UH480, new UH480 (UH480 assuming you are in the lens' range for being...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-17-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By GetGray
I respectfully disagree that the P cylindricals...

I respectfully disagree that the P cylindricals are equal to the Schneider/Isco/XEIT. But you are right, that added quality adds substantially to the cost.

You said you thought there were pros...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By GetGray
That's what I'd do, one way or another, with a...

That's what I'd do, one way or another, with a focus on minimizing how much "box" there was. Maybe 2 boxes, one on each side that are only as tall as the PJ, don't necessairly have to go to the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By GetGray
Maybe think outside of the box. Figuratively and...

Maybe think outside of the box. Figuratively and literally. CNC some manifolds out of acrylic that come off the vent pipe locations and up to and interfacing with the sides and vent areas of the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By GetGray
This is a constant width example. What changes...

This is a constant width example. What changes is the geometry of the PJ at a set throw distance. In your example, the "middle" of the respective 2 16x9 screens is in a different place. The middle...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-13-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By GetGray
You are making this too hard :) Your PJ...

You are making this too hard :)

Your PJ thows an image that is 1.0 the image width. It throws the image width, period.

Did you use the formula I gave above to arrive at a TR of 1.9?

If...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-13-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By GetGray
Yes, it may. But if you ar eusing a mfgr's...

Yes, it may. But if you ar eusing a mfgr's specs, typically a minimum TR recommended, then you need to use the TR based on 16:9. If oyu meet that minimum, then the expansion won't make it worse.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   03-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By GetGray
There is only one "TR". TR = (distance to...

There is only one "TR". TR = (distance to screen/screen height*0.5625)

When screen companies give advise including TR, that's the number they are talking about. The 16:9 geometry does not change...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-11-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10,793
Views: 729,254
Posted By GetGray
Conspicuously missing from the list ;)

Conspicuously missing from the list ;)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-10-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10,793
Views: 729,254
Posted By GetGray
Yeah yeah, I hear you. But when the girlfriend...

Yeah yeah, I hear you. But when the girlfriend comes over, or the boss, or best friend, or anyone you care to impress, you get the 2nd seat. So make it good, too.
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