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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   06-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,642
Posted By taffman
CAVX is right. Once you have experienced scope...

CAVX is right. Once you have experienced scope films on a 2.35 screen in the home there is no going back to 16:9. The method that you use depends a lot on your particular projector and room/screen...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-09-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,672
Posted By taffman
No you certainly do not have to have an A-lens....

No you certainly do not have to have an A-lens. Here are the options for a 2.35 CIH set up in order of increasing cost:

1. Manual zoom and electronic vertical shift. Zero additional cost.
And no...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-02-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,105
Posted By taffman
Hi Rich, I don't know anyone else on this...

Hi Rich,
I don't know anyone else on this forum who will give a more impartial assessment of zooming versus lens than you. I will be eagerly following this thread to see what conclusions you come...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,512
Views: 1,105,763
Posted By taffman
This sad story highlights the fact that you...

This sad story highlights the fact that you should always totally unplug your projector from the mains when not in use, and never ever operate it in a thunderstorm! Just switching the projector off...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-30-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
[quote=DrNegative;21965850]Granted it was about...

[quote=DrNegative;21965850]Granted it was about 10 years ago, but TI did sponsor an independent 3rd party (Munsell Color Science Laboratory (http://www.cis.rit.edu/mcsl/)) to do a test of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
To my knowledge, no one has ever done a...

To my knowledge, no one has ever done a controlled test between LCD and DLP projectors with an impartial group of people to really arrive at any meaningful conclusions of comparative PQ. People who...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-25-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By taffman
3-chip DLP's still cost $10,000+. If you dont...

3-chip DLP's still cost $10,000+. If you dont want any RBE your only choice is a 3 LCD projector. And yes, LCD projectors have also come a long way in the past 5 years, so don't believe all the LCD...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-25-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by Mr.G...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mr.G http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21949246)

Completely different technologies. You might as well be comparing your...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-25-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman...

Quote:Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21949013)

Unless you have gone to every home theater/AV forum on the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-25-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
Maybe some LCD owners never clean their filters...

Maybe some LCD owners never clean their filters and/or are running projectors in really dusty rooms. I still have my Panasonic AE700 purchased in 2004 and there is not a spec of dust on the screen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,112
Posted By taffman
Reliability of a projector depends on many...

Reliability of a projector depends on many factors. LCD projectors can sometimes show polarizer and panel damage after about 5000 hours of use. Single chip DLP projectors suffer suprisingly often...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by Seegs108...

Quote:Originally Posted by Seegs108 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21915717)

I wasn't aware single chip DLP projectors made people sick. I know...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by Seegs108...

Quote:Originally Posted by Seegs108 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21915526)

All of that has to do with how much you're willing to spend. In...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,038
Posted By taffman
There is no way that I would buy a single chip...

There is no way that I would buy a single chip DLP projector. I just would not want to take the chance that I, or family and friends, would be sensitive to the rainbows. Also, the zoom and lens...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 589,754
Posted By taffman
Sounds like a burnt Polarizer.

Sounds like a burnt Polarizer.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-14-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By taffman
Rear shelf mount, lens level with top of the...

Rear shelf mount, lens level with top of the screen.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-14-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By taffman
I have the Panasonic AE4000 and I have it set up...

I have the Panasonic AE4000 and I have it set up to auto zoom for 2.35 CIH. It works incredibly well with perfect focus, zoom, and vertical position every time. I only had to program the lens memory...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-13-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,649
Posted By taffman
My first projector, a Panasonic AE700, was...

My first projector, a Panasonic AE700, was purchased in 2004. I replaced it in November 2011 after 7 years of use with 4500 hours on the original bulb, which is still working though dim.. It needed...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   04-13-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,902
Posted By taffman
There are really plusses to using a smaller...

There are really plusses to using a smaller screen. One is the incredible sharpness of the picture. A 6 foot wide picture on a relatively inexpensive projector is probably going to look better than...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-12-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By taffman
I would add that, if you are interested in...

I would add that, if you are interested in setting up a constant image height 2.35 system, most DLP projectors do not offer a large enough zoom range to permit doing this using the CIH zooming...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   04-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,035
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by CAVX...

Quote:Originally Posted by CAVX http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21846123)

.In the end of the day, I don't want either pincushion or barrel and...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   04-04-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by Harlow58...

Quote:Originally Posted by Harlow58 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21862046)

http://www.infoocean.info/avatar3.jpgI have a Panamorph FVX200...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-03-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,831
Views: 638,116
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by andyinsb...

Quote:Originally Posted by andyinsb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21859648)

Thank you! Those pictures are perfect. Smooth Screen is a real...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By taffman
Could be a power supply issue.

Could be a power supply issue.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-27-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8,512
Views: 1,105,763
Posted By taffman
Quote:Originally Posted by cybrsage...

Quote:Originally Posted by cybrsage http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21834116)

Sorry! Well, not completely sorry....
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