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post #31 of 1583
Yup, I got the 2029 DVI male to HDMI female...the same one linked in first post.

Edit: You are talking about the pictured one in post#16 that has a male end on both aren't you....and pointing out it is a picture of a wrong one.
post #32 of 1583
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Looks like in my haste I picked the incorrect adapter...I'll go edit the post above.

I ordered minutes ago, and they already shipped them! Mono is fast!
post #33 of 1583
I want one of these from Woot. Anyone know if $599 is good deal. I think the bulb costs more than this to replace.
post #34 of 1583
It was $4k new.
It is a hell of a DC3 DLP PJ.

Get yourself a 3rd party warranty for much less that comes with a lamp replacement, or two if you want.
You do get Six months on the lamp and Two years on the PJ from Planar.
post #35 of 1583
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I think I need the items in post #16 that I edited....

I picked the down turn HDMI because the right angle version looked like it added another 1/2" (or more) to the depth. I didn't think the depth of the power cord would be an issue with the added depth of the adapter.

The best part of this is we don't even know if this is required!!! Maybe Eagles could call them and ask what the depth is inside the closed cable area? (or we could just wait)

IT GETS BETTER! I just looked at the picture from WOOT and the silk screen labels are on both sides of the connectors. If the orientation is reverse from what logic would tell you then the 90 degree HDMI adapter needs to be the 270 degree adapter or the right hand adapter need to be the left hand adapter!

EAGLES...time to call them....................
post #36 of 1583
I'm tired from calling so much and they might be tired of me, lol.
We'll find this out and what it does with 1080p/24Hz in a week or so.
I actually ran out of impatience.
post #37 of 1583
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Me too...I'll hook up my component cables and or my M1 HDMI adapter and measure what I actually need.....
post #38 of 1583
Do you know there typical turnaround time?
post #39 of 1583
TWO-ROCKS "If the orientation is reverse from what logic would tell you then the 90 degree HDMI adapter needs to be the 270 degree adapter or the right hand adapter need to be the left hand adapter!"





Exactly... That's why I ordered the Vertical Flat Left turn plug. We'll see when we get them.
post #40 of 1583
Thread Starter 
I studied the pics and the connectors are oriented as logic would tell you.

So for adapters is 90 degrees or for the right angle and "vertical flat left" for the flat version.
post #41 of 1583
Question... is the Planar XScreen on SelloutWoot anything impressive? I have to admit that it looks pretty cool, and the concept is nice. Would work better with my current theater system so I don't have to have a 200 pound tv mounted there. Opinions on this?

post #42 of 1583
I just bit the bullet, I hope I can get about $400 for my IN72, or I am in a bit of trouble. I am excited and scared crapless at the same time...lol.
post #43 of 1583
I honestly doubt you can get $400 for an IN72 but I wish you the best of luck considering the upgrade that you are about to experience from the 7130 .

- Jason
post #44 of 1583
Here is a link to a great review with pictures of the case opened up. It was not in English so the link includes going through the Google translation. (Can be hard to read)

http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=...hv5AX7am8bE7gg

It is from cine4home.de
post #45 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

I honestly doubt you can get $400 for an IN72 but I wish you the best of luck considering the upgrade that you are about to experience from the 7130 .

- Jason

I saw that there is an IN72 at $435 right now on ebay, with no warranty. I still have over 2 years left on my Best Buy warranty with a bulb replacement. Every auction is different, I'll just keep my fingers crossed and pray to Joe Pesci it sells for the same.
post #46 of 1583
I am also selling a full version of Adobe PageMaker 7.0 which I never used, which has an MSRP of $499 and sells consistently for $175-$300 on ebay. I am hoping to get rid of that too.
post #47 of 1583
The Xscreen is a nice screen and made to be used in ambient light. Its off axis viewing is not great but on axis is very good. It will handle a LOT of ambient light as long as the light does not come from the same area as the projector.

I wouldn't recommend it for a HT that will be viewed in the dark most of the time. Other screens would be a better choice then. But, if you want a plasma like look for less money in an ambient lit environment this could be the ticket.

the Xscreen has a glass front. So it looks like a plasma. It also weighs quite a bit comapred to other screens.

bob
post #48 of 1583
Bob....can you check the last 10 posts or so of the planar 7130: best under $600 thread?
Wondering about conectivity and what each will pass.
post #49 of 1583
Just pulled the trigger on this projector too, so will chime in with my impressions. Will be my first projector!!!
post #50 of 1583
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Originally Posted by natchie View Post

Just pulled the trigger on this projector too, so will chime in with my impressions. Will be my first projector!!!

Whatever screen you choose, make sure you can wash it off after you fire this up!
post #51 of 1583
Just listed my IN72 on ebay, it said on average they sold for approximately $462 and change over the past few weeks, hopefully it sells for close to that. I'll miss it, it has been a great projector to my family. I'm sure I will get over it when the 7130 arrives.
post #52 of 1583
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Quote:
Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S View Post

Two-rocks...what lens will you be using to get the 7130 to do 2.35:1?

I originally was looking for a PJ that had a zoom capable of the range required for the poor mans setup. Since this PJ falls short on that - and I only have a screen on my screen wall (no masking yet). I will have to make something that fills in the area that remains on either the top or the bottom of the screen. The lens shift makes this easier than a 4 way mask.

Guess it's now 2 screen sizes - Semi-CIH

I'd been working on the motorized system (on paper) and can now throw that out. If I don't zoom and set it up myself, whoever is watching it when I am not there can just deal with the black bars

The 7150 information says it takes a lens and the 7130 looks to be the same casework. But without on board scaling this gets cost prohibitive.
post #53 of 1583
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Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S View Post

It was $4k new.
It is a hell of a DC3 DLP PJ.

Get yourself a 3rd party warranty for much less that comes with a lamp replacement, or two if you want.
You do get Six months on the lamp and Two years on the PJ from Planar.

do you mean lamp "coverage in case of failure from defect" or free lamp replacement?

was that a dumb question?

i found this warranty for lamp coverage for 70 bucks

http://www.newworldvideodirect.com/p...productid=1001
post #54 of 1583
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Originally Posted by bosng View Post

do you mean lamp "coverage in case of failure from defect" or free lamp replacement?

was that a dumb question?

i found this warranty for lamp coverage for 70 bucks

I spent $7 more and got the Mack 1065 - 3 Year DLP Bulb Warranty from Limited Goods. I've heard good things about the Mack warranties here.
post #55 of 1583
I'm kind of surprised at the offset of this projector.
This is my first projector I have ever owned with a lense shift and I find it not very accomodating for a coffee table mount. The max lense shift only goes to the edge of the screen. The mid position of the lense shift has the projector postioned in the middle of the screen. I have to tilt the projector and the screen so I can get the screen above my component rack.

I don't understand the logic of having a lense shift and have the maximum offset not even withing the range of most fixed offset projectors. The middle of the offset should be in the same area as a fixed offset projector.
post #56 of 1583
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosng View Post

do you mean lamp "coverage in case of failure from defect" or free lamp replacement?

was that a dumb question?

i found this warranty for lamp coverage for 70 bucks

http://www.newworldvideodirect.com/p...productid=1001

Just a heads up, I called New World and they said you have to purchase the warranty within 30 days of the projector purchase.
post #57 of 1583
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Originally Posted by tgferg67 View Post

The max lense shift only goes to the edge of the screen. The mid position of the lense shift has the projector postioned in the middle of the screen. I have to tilt the projector and the screen so I can get the screen above my component rack.

You are reading it wrong. For a 100" diagonal screen: the minimum lens shift has the projector even with the bottom of the screen (or top of the screen if mounting on a ceiling) not the middle as you state. And the maximum lens shift has the projector 4'1" below the bottom of the screen, or 4'1" above the top of the screen if ceiling mounted - VERY accommodating!
post #58 of 1583
I'll be attempting to mount this fatty on my 3-arm Vantage mount. This might be tricky, since the PJ has 4 parallel mounting locations but we'll see.

I love my HC1500 [for its nice bright image not for the 0 mounting flexibility ] but for this money, the 7130 was impossible to pass up.

Haha lol, I guess there won't be too many of us, owners, in this thread since this was a very short, one time deal but hopefully there will good info to share.
post #59 of 1583
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Jumbo11 - looking forward to your comparison! I tried, but never found the 1500 at the clearance price of what this PJ sold for. Mounting to your mount only needs an 'adapter' plate which could be made from plywood, aluminum plate, Plexiglas, etc....as long as the weight is not an issue.

Glad I was not the only one the caught the limited numbers of "owners"

If we get 5% of the 400 sold participating, that would be remarkable. (looks like 1/2 that currently)
post #60 of 1583
I love my HC1500 also Jumbo but was so tempted to get the 7130. With less than 20 hours on my HC1500 I decided to wait until I can get that HC 6500. Man I was so tempted at that price. Jumbo we're wait for a comparison or screen shots.
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