Thats great Psg taking the plunge, nice + you got the right equipment, decent screen + good camera.
My 120" cheapo screen isnt made for HD as i can see the stupid vinyl pattern in some scenes lol, i know the x1000 would look awesome in a nice home cinema setup.
Yeh i am happy with my x1000, its been getting alot of hours, i watch tv on it, do my web browsing on it, its very central to my life as i put the projector to practical use without worrying about how many hours it been on!
Look forward to hearing to hearing more info about the new x1000
Originally Posted by Mikes2cents
Not me, seems you are having fun with this project but I always said just enjoy the unit. Whatever happened to the "I am very happy with it" on a budget? Seems to me you are about to fool around and spend as much as or even more calibrating the unit than you paid for it. That no longer makes this an enthusiast unit, but prices it way above units that are proven to perform extremely well out of the box. Again I commend your efforts and input here but wonder where you are going with this unit now.
Yeh thxs mike, i can be an impulsive buyer. I got very excited about the new i1 display 3, my 1st impressions about chromapure ; it looked to be able to do PC configurations , all those menus with access to what i thought was color controls. I had mistakenly assumed that chromapure was a replacement for the x-rite software, and that chrompure would actually do the calibrations, or at least offer me better controls than powerstrip.
i still wasnt sure what i was going to do, and tried to plan ahead, looking at possibly getting a duo in the future, then thought i would benefit from colormunki pro version with chromapure.
I have now since contacted chromapure and have ditched the pro package opting instead for the i1 display 3 without chromapure + Got a partial refund .
Quite frankly Even if i was offered a straight swap for my x1000 in exchange for mainstream fancy 12 bit projector with 5000 hours lamp life and running at 285w, i would turn it down.. i still regard my x1000 very highly, squarely on electricty costs and lamp life. I hate to pay premium costs every year on running costs, (which do add up)
it would still be worth it if i could afford a duo or lumagen in the future, but right now i doubt i`ll get one, as i got too many bills..
The i1 display 3 with x-rite software should be enough to create a decent LUT file, and i`m sure that all i`ll need to get the x1000 looking awesome