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Originally Posted by FerretHunter View Post

I remember the early days, the struggles.

I once bought the ATI All-In-Wonder (forget the model number, but it was a whopping 128MB memory, AGP tv tuner card) when it first came out. That card set me back $600. The impetus? To get an all digital patch from source to projector. Component video was the rage at the time. I had a $3000 all digital HTPC solution, and I was damn proud of it!

Then high def content started to trickle down, before even broadcast television. Microsoft would post high def wmv clips. I watched the trailer for "Step Into Liquid" so many times. I bought Coral Reef Adventure because it had the wmv version on it!

Then finally some limited broadcast tv stuff, HD DVD, blu ray, 3-D, 4K, ... what's next?

Wow, you were definitely in the game early! I remember the ATI all-in-wonder cards. At that time, I was focused on maximizing my PC for gaming use (Doom 3, striving to reach Ultra Quality) with Nvidia GTX 8800's in SLI....sigh....those were the days. Computer hardware is a lot cheaper than HT hardware......but far less fulfilling!

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Holographic content?

I went through a Halo novel phase years ago in which I read all of the novels....and there was a perfectly plausible rendition of Holographic display technology in one of them...might have been "The Cole Protocol." now making that a reality is, I'm sure, decades away.
post #452 of 3166
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These UPS jokers left my Lumagen Radiance video processor on my steps....I'm rushing home from work to scoop it up before some passer by realizes what it is.......
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These UPS jokers left my Lumagen Radiance video processor on my steps....I'm rushing home from work to scoop it up before some passer by realizes what it is.......

*Takes Brolics package*

Luma what? Radiance who? Hell I thought this was jewelry. *tosses*

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*Takes Brolics package*

Luma what? Radiance who? Hell I thought this was jewelry. *tosses*


Hahahahahaha....classic!!!! I got it.....about to shoot an "unboxing" video.
post #455 of 3166
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Hahahahahaha....classic!!!! I got it.....about to shoot an "unboxing" video.

Awesome.. Can't wait to see it and hear your thoughts after setup and some viewing. Your videos are enjoyable to watch.
post #456 of 3166
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These UPS jokers left my Lumagen Radiance video processor on my steps....I'm rushing home from work to scoop it up before some passer by realizes what it is.......

Damn UPS. Don't they realize what these toys mean to us?!?!? If they don't have a signature, you could be the passer by.
post #457 of 3166
FedEx did that to me once. A package was left at the basement door of my building (never mind it's a real basement, not another apartment). Once I deciphered the driver's handwriting on the door tag, I went down and retrieved the package. Be sure to ask that a signature be required when ordering is what I took from that.
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FedEx did that to me once. A package was left at the basement door of my building (never mind it's a real basement, not another apartment). Once I deciphered the driver's handwriting on the door tag, I went down and retrieved the package. Be sure to ask that a signature be required when ordering is what I took from that.

That's a lesson I certainly learned yesterday!
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Awesome.. Can't wait to see it and hear your thoughts after setup and some viewing. Your videos are enjoyable to watch.

I appreciate the kind words man. The unboxing video is now live.....a before/after comparison is forthcoming, post calibration!!

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Damn UPS. Don't they realize what these toys mean to us?!?!? If they don't have a signature, you could be the passer by.

Riiiiight? They just have no idea!!!
post #460 of 3166
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I have decided that I will be going for a 2:35 screen.......I have a question for all my 2:35-ers out there.....how do you navigate blue ray menus (usually in 16:9) on the 2:35 screen? I would think they would be cropped by the anamorphic lens solution or exist off screen with a zoom/lens memory solution.....but given the popularity of 2:35, there must be a way...
post #461 of 3166
2.35 screen?

It's official, ... "No you're not hardcore! Unless you live hardcore!"

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I am still using a 16:9. I did look into the world of anamorphic lenses a long time ago (which would have led to a 2.35 screen), but the cost of the lens itself scared me away.
post #462 of 3166
Brolic,

Just ordered a Panamax (P 5400-PM I think) used off eBay for $305. Good deal? How do you like yours?
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2.35 screen?

It's official, ... "No you're not hardcore! Unless you live hardcore!"

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I am still using a 16:9. I did look into the world of anamorphic lenses a long time ago (which would have led to a 2.35 screen), but the cost of the lens itself scared me away.

I would be using the lumagen to completely crop the black bars above and below the 2:35 image so i wouldn't necessarily need an anamorphic lens. they are far too expensive for my taste. Some lenses cost more than the projectors that they service! Pure madness.
post #464 of 3166
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Brolic,

Just ordered a Panamax (P 5400-PM I think) used off eBay for $305. Good deal? How do you like yours?

that's a very good deal!!! I love my Panamax conditioners (i have two 5300-PM models)!!!....its good to know the gear is protected and its also great to be able to completely monitor the ampere usage of the system. great buy!!!
post #465 of 3166
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I would be using the lumagen to completely crop the black bars above and below the 2:35 image so i wouldn't necessarily need an anamorphic lens. they are far too expensive for my taste. Some lenses cost more than the projectors that they service! Pure madness.

Processing is expensive, as I hear it.
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Processing is expensive, as I hear it.

Certainly is! But after playing with the lumagen for a couple of days, I"d say it's totally worth it. I see a lot of potential in its features as I've been testing them out!
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That moment when my friend's wife asked if my SVS PB-13 Ultra was a refrigerator: Priceless.
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Lol, omg their are a lot of chicks out there that make the rest of us look so bad, smh.

I've subscribe to you on YouTube. You should do more videos... oh and cute cat
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That moment when my friend's wife asked if my SVS PB-13 Ultra was a refrigerator: Priceless.

Well, does it come with a door?
post #471 of 3166
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So.....this new JVC RS45 has decided to start freezing on me, forcing a *shut down-cool down-restart* cycle. I'm not sure whether I want to throw it out the upstairs window tonight, or wait until tomorrow to throw it out the window...

.......and the repair/exchange process begins.
post #472 of 3166
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So.....this new JVC RS45 has decided to start freezing on me, forcing a *shut down-cool down-restart* cycle. I'm not sure whether I want to throw it out the upstairs window tonight, or wait until tomorrow to throw it out the window...

.......and the repair/exchange process begins.

That sucks man.. I'm sure it'll work out. I know what your going through though. I feel your pain.
post #473 of 3166
That sucks, hopefully you didn't sell your old projector yet so you can use it in the meantime.
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Lol, omg their are a lot of chicks out there that make the rest of us look so bad, smh.

I've subscribe to you on YouTube. You should do more videos... oh and cute cat

Glad you're into our hobby as well!!! Thanks for the cat-love!

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That sucks man.. I'm sure it'll work out. I know what your going through though. I feel your pain.

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That sucks, hopefully you didn't sell your old projector yet so you can use it in the meantime.

Jslaw and Tmaschm, it actually looks as if I may have isolated the problem. it looks as if the Lumagen Radiance, not the RS45, is the cause of the freezing. It looks like the Radiance processor was the culrpit...I removed it from the loop during the last freeze and voila, all worked as it shoudl It appears it was overheating sitting on top of the Integra...I've moved the Lumagen it to a much cooler location and reinserted it into the signal path. I have experienced no freezing today with about 14 hour of straight use. (24 marathon, courtesy of Netflix).

...I hope this corrects the issue permanently.
post #475 of 3166
What did I tell you about stacking components ?

Let's hope the remedy is as simple as that. I try to avoid stacking heat-generating components for this very reason. I won't put my cable box on top of anything.
post #476 of 3166
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What did I tell you about stacking components ?

Let's hope the remedy is as simple as that. I try to avoid stacking heat-generating components for this very reason. I won't put my cable box on top of anything.

I hope the remedy is this simple as well!! My shock was that the ventilation area on the lumagen is so small, I automatically assumed the unit couldn't possibly have a high heat output. After all, it just processes video.....buy whoa was I wrong!
post #477 of 3166
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Well, after some careful (read: common sense) accounting, i have concluded that after the RS45+Lumagen Radiance purchase, the Black Diamond Screen will need to wait a while. I'm getting a Lumagen/JVC calibration done this weekend by one of the Chromapure designers. I am really looking forward to the results!!!
post #478 of 3166
Nice to see things are moving forward. The calibration is a good idea, because you can get the best out of what you have and assess things carefully before planning any new moves. You may want to stand pat for a bit and enjoy the picture, break the buying jones for a while; it should provide some perspective. Patience will be a virtue, especially if you can't afford the next move for now.
post #479 of 3166
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Nice to see things are moving forward. The calibration is a good idea, because you can get the best out of what you have and assess things carefully before planning any new moves. You may want to stand pat for a bit and enjoy the picture, break the buying jones for a while; it should provide some perspective. Patience will be a virtue, especially if you can't afford the next move for now.

Forward progress is always a good thing! I was checking your thread the other day--those Quadraspires look like a great option. I had never heard of them, but I'm going to give their US distributor a call. In my setup, I want to separate the shlef that holds the Projector from the rack that holds the a/v equipment--the latter being a true a/v rack in the next iteration in my equipment room.
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Forward progress is always a good thing! I was checking your thread the other day--those Quadraspires look like a great option. I had never heard of them, but I'm going to give their US distributor a call. In my setup, I want to separate the shlef that holds the Projector from the rack that holds the a/v equipment--the latter being a true a/v rack in the next iteration in my equipment room.

There's a store here in NY that's a Quadraspire dealer. I went there today and saw the single and double racks (no brochures, unfortunately). Simple and elegant; I like the look. What concerns me is will the 3-bay version fit in here and what does it cost; my guess (hope) is somewhere between the Salamander and Billy Bags; I do know the standard audio rack is MSRP $175 per shelf, so that's $700 for a standard 4-shelf rack. Ouch.

I should be getting an e-mail next week from the store with a price on that QAVX stand.
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