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Forum: CRT Projectors   01-09-2000, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 270
Posted By dondavis
>The perceived differences might not have...

>The perceived differences might not have been of the "day and night" sort, but were
>enough for me to pose the question: why bother with 1080i at all when 1080p is
>clearly the superior way to...
Forum: CRT Projectors   01-02-2000, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By dondavis
 You're thinking of tv sets. Most FPTV setups...


You're thinking of tv sets. Most FPTV setups are not limited to 60 fps. I could easily project 72 progressive fps if the video processor would output it.

So the question remains, why don't...
Forum: CRT Projectors   12-29-1999, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By dondavis
>While 72p would work nicely with film...

>While 72p would work nicely with film (24fps), on standard 30fps (60i) video there
>would be judder if converted to 72p.

Ah. That makes sense, but still...

The CrystalImage or Quadscan or...
Forum: CRT Projectors   12-28-1999, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By dondavis
 Okay, so the telecine operator generates 3...


Okay, so the telecine operator generates 3 fields for the first film frame, 2 for the second, and so on, to give 60 fields per second. The problem with this is that we mix fields from adjacent...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-12-1999, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By dondavis
>I'm about to commit heresy here, because, as...

>I'm about to commit heresy here, because, as the owner of a DV-09, I'm going to get
>the next generation Sony MegaChanger

The heresy, I suppose, is that you're going from a high-end DVD player...
Forum: Screens   12-12-1999, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By dondavis
>I have indeed shot smaller images with my...

>I have indeed shot smaller images with my G70 and I can tell you first hand there is
>not that significant of a difference.

Did you go to the trouble of moving your projector forward and...
Forum: Screens   12-11-1999, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 219
Posted By dondavis
>So Dennis of Medical Video Systems atalks me...

>So Dennis of Medical Video Systems atalks me out of the Draper and Alan of
>AVScience talks me out of the Stewart.

>Am I suceptible or what?

Hey, a new game! Let's see how many times we can...
Forum: Screens   12-11-1999, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By dondavis
>I will have to get 24" of extra black...

>I will have to get 24" of extra black masking at the top of the screen
>(another $500 apprx).

I've taken the advice of others in this forum and painted my HT room dark green. This gives a rich...
Forum: Screens   12-11-1999, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By dondavis
>You can get samples of screen material from...

>You can get samples of screen material from the manufacturers.

Yes. This sounds like a good way to check brightness and color. But I'm reminded of paint and wallpaper and floor samples. It is...
Forum: Screens   12-06-1999, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By dondavis
 We talk alot about A/B comparisons in these...


We talk alot about A/B comparisons in these forums, but we seldom do it right. The only true test is to bring home two devices and hook them both up.

But how does one do this with screens? Most...
Forum: Screens   12-06-1999, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By dondavis
 I have a 103" Vutec (1.5 brite white) and it...


I have a 103" Vutec (1.5 brite white) and it seems fine to me. But then, I've never had the opportunity to compare it to any other screen.
Forum: Screens   12-06-1999, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By dondavis
Two considerations: 1) If you have a 7"...

Two considerations:

1) If you have a 7" CRT, I wouldn't go any bigger than 106" diagonal, no matter what size the room. Others will push it to 120", but I think their picture suffers.

2) Don't...
Forum: Screens   12-06-1999, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By dondavis
In your planning, don't forget that ceiling...

In your planning, don't forget that ceiling mounted projectors have a maximum angle between lens and screen. This may affect how low you can place your screen.

Personally, I prefer a screen...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-09-1999, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By dondavis
 I have to disagree with the idea of putting...


I have to disagree with the idea of putting drywall on the basement ceiling. There are just too many reasons you might have to go back up in there. That's why everyone has drop ceilings.

What...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-09-1999, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By dondavis
Thanks for your recommendations. I found one...

Thanks for your recommendations. I found one Acoustic Innovations dealer in Maryland and they never seem to answer their phone, but I'll keep on trying.

don davis
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-04-1999, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By dondavis
 While I'm waiting around for progressive scan...


While I'm waiting around for progressive scan DVD players to arrive, I thought I'd begin construction of my home theatre "enclosure." It would appear the best choice would be grey acoustic panels....
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