The kind of money that guys like you are able to spend, much to the envy of guys like me
Edit: Are you watching the UMich/BGSU game? The new stadium looks beautiful, I just wish we had a defense to match At least our offense looks pretty sweet...
The renovated Big House is awesome IMO (MIchigan Alum). It was all but completed last year if you were within the structure. The box seating, suites etc are now done. The stadiums official capacity is 109,901 but they've already set the NCAA record with over 113,000 this year. I missed the game today I attended my son's concert .
I was told that the Teatro 50 will be $60k and the Teatro 80, $70k. Supposedly the 50 (single lamp) will be 4500ANSI and 5000:1; the 80 (dual lamp) will be 8000ANSI and 7500:1. They are both IP addressable.
Did anyone see their dual Lumis passive 3D demo? It was amazing! (as well it should be for $80K). The presenter said that any C3X Lumis purchased in the last year could be modified and combined with another Lumis (along with all the mounting hardware) for the cost of the 2nd projector (i.e. $40K). They used a clip from a Black Eyed Peas concert. I think it was the best 3D demo at the show. And it was on a unity gain white screen....not a polarized screen.
Yes. I saw it and it was very good. Had artifacting problems bluring horizontal motion though. More than a second stripped down lumis is required though. One needs the stripping of the first lumis and the installation of the filters in it (Sim2 will do an exchange), plus the alignment platform for the second lumis plus the box to send each projector theleft or right frame sequential frames plus to do the needed color correction. this might be builtinto each projector. I don`t know.
I'm still don't really care for it. Of all the 3D demos I saw, I really only liked Peter's. If I could afford Peter's mini IMAX, maybe. But I think that rig comes with substantial infrastructure needs too . It was a great demo for 3D. Only other one I saw that I even cared for a little was the Titan.
I am surprised that Sim2 could not migrate the Dynamic Black from the Lumis series to the HT5000 series
Seems like the biggest thing missing. I wonder what the list of improvements really is. For instance, anything with fill ratio? I'm guessing not. Seems like fairly small improvements in lumens and contrast ratio (although for people who are really wanting for lumens from the HT5000 that could be a big deal). I wonder if the colors will be better and/or things like motion handling.
For somebody who didn't need all those lumens I wonder if they could get a modified lens for more CR (unless it has a manual iris in the lens, which would be even better).
They were clear at the show that Teatro had lower performance than Lumis (e.g. contrast) but brought more brightness for larger screens. From what I have seen, the same compromise and then some exists in many super bright projectors.