Originally Posted by rabident
I haven't read all 99 pages. Can we get a page 100 summary?
Last time I checked in, the Euro guys were claiming full 2000 lumens at D65. A couple US guys got theirs and found them running 1200 lumens. The problem was a suspected difference in presets. The Euro guys calibrated the brightest preset, US copied, but the presets were different. Was that ever confirmed? Are people getting 2000 lumens?
Any problems with bulb aging?
Is the polarization orientation known?
Are there zone based convergence controls that could help running in a stack?
Is the Sony price fixing policy still in effect, or was that killed off?
Most people are just sitting back and enjoying their 1000ES I imagine. The newness has worn off but it still throws a spectacular picture. I haven't had one for a few months and I should have a new one today or tomorrow, and I have paid for it. Tom Huffman and I will put it through its paces and calibrate using my Lumagen and I will thow a Darblet into the chain but it will have (the Darblet) the original firmware and software.
I can tell you in advance that this machine will not put out 2000 D65 calibrated lumens even with the contrast control cranked to 100%. The machines seem to vary a bit as to clipping and contrast level and their may be some change in colors if the control is set to high. I will let all know the results with the one I am getting but frankly given my screen size of 1.0 gain 110"d 1.78 aspect, brightness is really never an issue.
Most people are still fine with their first lamp. It will be the end of the NFL season before I will have enough hours to start remeasuring brightness. If I watch a lot, maybe I could get 500 hours on it by Thanks Giving but I really don't know. Most people just don't watch it fanatically and the number of purchasers is relatively small with more or a commonality with less out on the extremes and fanatically devoted to the subject of their projector. No what's your face, I am not talking about you. Hee Hee. That does not refer to anyone in particular. A joke guys, please do not take it as you.
In 3D, I did notice the picture being dimmer when I switched from a 1.3 gain screen to a 1.0 gain. In 2D, the decrease in ft lamberts was not noticeable to me and allowing low lamp operation in 2D and still being able to set the iris etc to give me around 16ft lamberts, my prefered level. I do watch it brighter than that too depending.
The orientation of the polarization off the chips is I believe two chips 315 degrees from vertical and the other chip 45 degrees from vertical. I have not played with the physical parts in the light engine. I will run some tests on my new one to reverify the chip orientation
For pricing, please give me a call.