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post #1891 of 1953
I've got a tight installation I'm working on the drawing for. I need every fraction of an inch I can get on this one. I'm up against Sim2's no-mans-land between a T1 and a T2 lens. Having a hard time staying in T2 range, T1 will put me way too close.

Can't remember how much room there is on the back of a Lumis and how close the HDMI port is to the plastic casing. Does anyone have their Lumis backed right up against a wall and are using a 90 degree HDMI adapter?
post #1892 of 1953
Don't have any HDMI connectors since I have the HOST, but all the connectors are recessed about 1" from the edge of the case.
Unless you are using cables with an extra large connectors, you should be able to curve the cables around, so you would only have to deal with the thickness of the cable.
post #1893 of 1953
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Mine did that a couple times and it ended up being the bulb. I had the original bulb in, it was 4 years old and had 600 hours. A new bulb fixed it (and a brighter picture to boot). Installed myself with a bulb from AVS (Craig Peer)>

The error code number is "0h"
post #1894 of 1953
I have a SIM2 Lumis 3D-S and really, really happy with it. I recently got it hooked up with an eeColor Pro CMS processor that supports 65x65x65 3D-LUT. The results are truly amazing, and even better than what I had from earlier with a Lumagen with 5x5x5x 3D LUT.

I really recommend the eeColor CMS box to those who want to take the picture to the extreme. 3D LUT calibration goes far beyond the CMS calibration you can do in the projector (you still should calibrate the projector first). Especially in dark scenes there is a huge improvement with 3D LUT.

I have also had a Darbee in the chain up til now, between the Lumagen and the Sim2 projector, but find that it now actually decreases the picture quality when I have got the eeColor so decided to remove it.
post #1895 of 1953
So, anyone heard of error code "0h"?

I need to get batteries for the remote, since I haven't used it in a few years and instead use a Crestron. Then I can check out the other stuff like the lamp hours, etc.
post #1896 of 1953
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Originally Posted by QueueCumber View Post

So, anyone heard of error code "0h"?

I need to get batteries for the remote, since I haven't used it in a few years and instead use a Crestron. Then I can check out the other stuff like the lamp hours, etc.

I looked it up for you.

Error code '40' is Lamp Failure (as suspected).
Your Host may be blinking red on the front panel, too.

I ordered a bulb from AVS (Craig Peer) and installed myself. Craig was very helpful in getting me the method to do us. Pretty simply (10 min) and I didn't have to remove my Lumis from the mount.
post #1897 of 1953
Cool thanks! I will order one ASAP! Not removing it from the mount is a big plus as I don't want to screw up the positioning...
post #1898 of 1953
It's pretty easy to change the bulb. Heck, I changed lenses - that wasn't even that hard ( with a video from SIM2 ) !! smile.gif
post #1899 of 1953
After seeing all the new projectors ( including the new Sony VW600 4K and the DPI Titan LED projector ) at Cedia, I came home yesterday evening, and watched Oblivion on my Lumis with my wife. And I decided that there wasn't anything worth upgrading to at this time. As good as the VW600 looked with true 4K material, until Blu Rays are totally obsolete, I'm perfectly happy with the picture on the Lumis. smile.gif
post #1900 of 1953
Hey Craig. I'm glad you made those comments. There are very few pieces of home theater equipment I bought over the last 10 or 20 years that I've thought of as an actual 'investment'. It appears like the Lumis is as close to an investment as any piece I've ever bought. Thanks for the comments.
post #1901 of 1953
Agreed, that is always great to hear. This has been a record for me in regards to keeping one projector for so long. I just got back from Italy and it is not surprising; there are many great products and companies there. I had a great experience at www.panattasport.com

Anyway, great to hear from you. Its actually been nice not to have to spend money upgrading projectors every 1-2 years. Its unreal just how much staying power the Lumis has... goes to show why we all loved this projector when we bought it.
post #1902 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Craig Peer View Post

After seeing all the new projectors ( including the new Sony VW600 4K and the DPI Titan LED projector ) at Cedia, I came home yesterday evening, and watched Oblivion on my Lumis with my wife. And I decided that there wasn't anything worth upgrading to at this time. As good as the VW600 looked with true 4K material, until Blu Rays are totally obsolete, I'm perfectly happy with the picture on the Lumis. smile.gif

Interesting and truthful comment from a guy who makes $$$$ selling us the latest and great projectors!!@@@

I've had the Sim2 C3X1080, the model just prior to the Lumis, since 2008. Its performance is close enough to the Lumis that I also am not thinking of upgrading/changing for at minimum 2-3 years, perhaps longer!!@@rolleyes.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifbiggrin.gif
post #1903 of 1953
Agreed. And it looks EVEN BETTER with a Lumagen 3D LUT color calibration on it. Perfect color tracking at all luminance levels smile.gif
post #1904 of 1953
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Interesting and truthful comment from a guy who makes $$$$ selling us the latest and great projectors!!@@@

Thank you Steve. Being that I'm retired, I do this because I love home theater, not because I have to make a living selling stuff. I always try and tell the truth ( as I see it ) and shoot straight. When the time comes that you do need ( or want ) something - a new projector, or just a bare lamp for your SIM2, hopefully you'll give me a call. smile.gif
post #1905 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Craig Peer View Post

Thank you Steve. Being that I'm retired, I do this because I love home theater, not because I have to make a living selling stuff.

How about spreading the love and hooking me up with a new super lumis at dealer cost?
post #1906 of 1953
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Originally Posted by rabident View Post

How about spreading the love and hooking me up with a new super lumis at dealer cost?

HAVE YOU READ THE FORUM RULES?

You must have 10,000 posts before you qualify for AVS SUPER DISCOUNTS!@@@biggrin.gif;)

So get to work!smile.gifsmile.gif
post #1907 of 1953
Hmmmm... That's a lot of posts, even if on here for 14 years
post #1908 of 1953
Question for sim2 c3x lumis owners using a lumagen or other external video processor ... can you do a pure passthrough on the video signal through the HOST unit, i.e. completely turn off any video scaling, colorspace manipulation, etc.? I'd like to bypass or remove the HOST all together, but I don't believe this is possible with the proprietary fiber connection between the HOST and projector. Any advice? Thx in advance.
post #1909 of 1953
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Originally Posted by xrayyou View Post

Question for sim2 c3x lumis owners using a lumagen or other external video processor ... can you do a pure passthrough on the video signal through the HOST unit, i.e. completely turn off any video scaling, colorspace manipulation, etc.? I'd like to bypass or remove the HOST all together, but I don't believe this is possible with the proprietary fiber connection between the HOST and projector. Any advice? Thx in advance.

Sending a signal via HDMI to the HOST is no different than sending a signal via HDMI to the projector in the non-HOST version. Any processing is just done in the HOST box vs in the projector itself.
There are optimal settings which apply to most Sim2 projectors, HOST version or not. You will probably find them scattered through this thread. Can't remember exactly off hand.
post #1910 of 1953
I spoke with sim2. You can select "pixel to pixel" as aspect ratio and this will bypass any internal processing in the HOST. Good to know.
post #1911 of 1953
The Super Lumis is being offered at a special holiday price until the end of the year. Call me if interested. If I don't answer, leave a message - I'm probably watching my Lumis...........wink.gif
post #1912 of 1953
What's the Super Lumis?
post #1913 of 1953
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

What's the Super Lumis?

 

http://www.sim2usa.com/home/us/content/superlumis-0

 

Various improvements plus a 2.35:1 zoom / lens memory.

post #1914 of 1953
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Originally Posted by b curry View Post

http://www.sim2usa.com/home/us/content/superlumis-0

Various improvements plus a 2.35:1 zoom / lens memory.

Wow. Thanks... That's a lot of horse power. I wonder what the great deal is? I got a smokin' deal on my current Lumis/HOST when I purchased.
post #1915 of 1953
How would the zoom compare to using the good old ISCO 3? What are the trade-offs between both methods?

Any progress on a 4K DLP chip?

Can someone summarize the differences between this new super Lumis and the Lumis?
post #1916 of 1953
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Originally Posted by bagreallfues View Post

Both the RS20 and lumis are equal when full field black is sent to each machine side by side but where the Lumis wins is if there is anything in the image even 1 star the lamp modulation and iris go to work and clamp black further.
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Not entirely sure where this came from, but I'll bite. I don't believe this to be entirely accurate. Regarding full field black, I believe it was Wolfgang who previously took screenshots of a JVC side by side with a Lumis. The field inhomogeneity of the JVC at full black was striking. Limitation of the LCOS chips, I think.
post #1917 of 1953
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How would the zoom compare to using the good old ISCO 3? What are the trade-offs between both methods?

There are the usual trade offs. If you had an ISCO III lens, I'd use it with a Super Lumis, and use the zoom memory for picture size adjustments when moving the lens out of the light path for 16:9.
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Any progress on a 4K DLP chip?

I've heard some interesting things - I believe we will see some new developments in the nest 2 years.
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Can someone summarize the differences between this new super Lumis and the Lumis?

Which Lumis do you have? The differences between the Super Lumis and my Lumis Host are substantial - 3D with 144hz triple flash , 12 bit processing, much brighter, zoom lens memory. If you have a Lumis 3D Solo, maybe not as much difference.
post #1918 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Health Nut View Post

How would the zoom compare to using the good old ISCO 3? What are the trade-offs between both methods?

Any progress on a 4K DLP chip?

Can someone summarize the differences between this new super Lumis and the Lumis?

Health Nut, do you still have those beautiful subs you had made? If you do, I bet you have not moved them. smile.gif
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post #1919 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Craig Peer View Post


There are the usual trade offs. If you had an ISCO III lens, I'd use it with a Super Lumis, and use the zoom memory for picture size adjustments when moving the lens out of the light path for 16:9.

I've heard some interesting things - I believe we will see some new developments in the nest 2 years.

Which Lumis do you have? The differences between the Super Lumis and my Lumis Host are substantial - 3D with 144hz triple flash , 12 bit processing, much brighter, zoom lens memory. If you have a Lumis 3D Solo, maybe not as much difference.



Yes, I have the ISCO III

I have the Lumis and Host...

I have no interest in 3D, but I'm always interested in a better projector or method...



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post #1920 of 1953
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Health Nut, do you still have those beautiful subs you had made? If you do, I bet you have not moved them. smile.gif


You are correct :-) I have to say I am completely and utterly satisfied with the outcome... perfection as far as I'm concerned. They have not moved since they were placed in their optimal positions, when they were completed. However, funny you should mention it, but I will be moving in the next 2-3 months.
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