joerod, if you go to pronto.philips.com and create an account there, you can download the ProntoEdit Professional software and start working on and testing your config (with the "remote simulator" feature!) right away.
Bless you! I guess I was foolish not to look into the market a bit more but I personally have had an 880 since it launched and have had no problems and no complaints so I just trusted that the 1000 would be a solid unit as well.
I looked over the TSU9600 and it is just so much better suited for this environment, especially when paired up with the RFX9600 extender. With that combo, I'll be able to ditch all the X10 stuff completely which was always less than totally...
Geez, I wish I had read this thread before buying a 1000 to automate the conference room for a client of mine. Their room never worked properly before (with all X10 equipment) and I promised to make it right at a low cost.
After spending some 20+ billable hours on it, I'm ready to chuck it all out the window!
The control system consists of the 1000 and two RF extenders. One RF extender controls the projector and an X10 IR543 (which then controls the powered screen...
A "planar" surface just means a flat surface.
Perhaps this is only for direct-view and rear-projection CRTs, but doesn't it ask you to put the probe on a white square that shows up on the computer's screen? Since I use a DVD for test patterns (and not the computer running HCFR), I put a 100% white window on the screen and put the probe on that for calibration.
Alan, I take issue with you asking me for a sample, then posting a negative review of the product while YOU MARKET A SIMILAR/COMPETING PRODUCT. I was an idiot for thinking you were doing this for personal and professional curiosity. I feel like I've been sucker-punched. I simply cannot imagine doing the same to you.
Now, with regard to your claimed results, why are you comparing a Compact Fluorescent BULB to a fluorescent TUBE? The specs for LifeEnergy's fluorescent...
I'll have to check with the manufacturer, but I wonder if the specs have been changed to this without updating the packaging as yet:
That would match your temperature reading of 5800K and does show at least a green spike at about 550nM.
Alan, how about you send me an Ideal-Lume now and I'll have it tested and post my results here too?
How about posting your testing methodology including how long the bulb was energized before taking readings?
What's Microsoft going to use for a next-gen game platform now? Using Blu-ray is going to be one very hard pill for them to swallow, but there is no other hi-capacity optical disc format available to them. Solid-state prices are dropping and capacities are rising, but it will be a very long time - if ever - before they can compete with the pennies it costs to produce an optical disc.