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post #31 of 179
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Originally posted by audiman
Have all of you big screeners tested your equipment with a more human size screen ?(80-92")
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I have 6 other projectors in my basement that I plan to test, so I will definitely try a smaller screen out. My initial intent was always to see if I could stand the big size screen sitting at about 1.0X. And I love it! So if the smaller screen rocks my world I will just drag the couches closer, pull the curtains in to mask the wasted width and call it a day. But man do I love the 117" 2.35 for LOR!!!!
post #32 of 179
I've found that you tend to get de-sensitized over time. I've been watching my rear view 6' x 10.5' screen for about 3 years, and it's starting to look like a postage stamp. I temporarily set up another projector and have been running it at 8' wide. Nice picture, but way too small.

I hope Nvidia gets their act together and releases that "Powerwall" software for their Quadro FX card that will let you place a pair of projectors side by side. I'm setting my sights on a 6' x 14' scope screen.

Ray
post #33 of 179
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I hope Nvidia gets their act together and releases that "Powerwall" software
I recall a customer project 5 years ago where they had a rear projection Powerwall blending 3 projectors into probably a 10'x40' image. One of their concepts was to do HD conferencing because people scoffed at TV picturetel and webcams. So they wanted to project the other half of a "virtual conference room" in life size to see if they could capture the subtle expressions and visual cues that are always missing in telecons.

Another project used similar displays for full-size automotive design in Detroit. All sorts of fun toys: 3D goggles and 3D controllers.

Last year's project had a customer with 9 CRTs with 4'x3' screens RP'd into a 3x3 matrix (kinda like the display at Disney Stores). Impressive, but the 1/8" seam between the screens was very distracting. I preferred the smooth blending of the Powerwall.

I remember being impressed by all 3 systems, but now that I know a little more about CRT projectors, I'd love to go back and see what equipment was involved.

Anyhoo, those are the flashbacks I was having when making my "NFL at lifesize" screenshots. But I'm sure I invested about 0.0511% of what they spent.

-Clarence
post #34 of 179
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Originally posted by MYoung
It actually runs on plutonium. I was getting it mail-order from Lybia, but I hear that they're closing shop.

http://www.mikesshorts.com/pj.jpg

Very cool but what is going to replace the function of the deflector array? :D

Art
post #35 of 179
Usually I'm not impressed by screen shots but wow !!!

Art
post #36 of 179
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Thanks Art. I was wondering if the gurus were just rolling their eyes or ROTFL. Probably both.

Maybe I'll outgrow it. Especially when I see a more reasonable size as promised above.

But watching Carolina vs Rams at life size right now... I agree, WOW!

-Clarence
post #37 of 179
You'd better stop that--you're gonna go blind...

Don't you know you can't try things if other people tell you not to--there's a reason you know--you might like it and then what? Who's going to be able to make such a big screen and how would it be shipped and...

Bob

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It's sometime about science, but usually more about art and always about money...
post #38 of 179
that is incredibly impressive!!!!too big for me,but impressive none the less.what size room is that screen in?

brickie
post #39 of 179
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what size room is that screen in?
33'x60' (empty basement)

-Clarence
post #40 of 179
outstanding screenshots, especially the nfl ones , almost like being in the huddle , or taking the snap! did you run for your life when a larger than life ray lewis is charging around on your screen? most exellent presentation, well done............
post #41 of 179
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Originally posted by marcorsyscom
Don't the 1030 and 1042 have significant 480i scan line limitations at larger sizes?

I'm not sure it's a fair extrapolation to assess what I'm enjoying at 1080i from a Marquee.
The 1042, yes, is limited to 480i. I believe the 1030 can do 480p and higher.

I bet your Marquee would have an amazing picture on a 70" screen. :)

- David
post #42 of 179
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Originally posted by audiman
Have all of you big screeners tested your equipment with a more human size screen ?(80-92")
I started off small(ish) .

With a 2.4m wide image, and I had this great big wall, with all this space around the image- it just seemed such a waste.

I was sceptical about running a big image, how much "punch" I would lose out of the image.

But I tested it for awhile, and I'm really happy with the trade off. Image still looks decent, and I get a genuine cinematic viewing ratio.

The room is a tad over 5m wide, is 7m long, and the projection wall is around 3.5m high.

I sit 6m back from the 5m wide image. Just awesome.
post #43 of 179
Millsy, are your projecting directly on the wall, or are you using a screen? If so, what gain is it?

ps-- Any chance you could post some screenshots of your current setup? :D The screenshot of the 4m image was staggering, I can only imagine what the 5m one would be like! :D
post #44 of 179
I'm projecting onto a wall, painted with flat white wall paint. Nothing special.

Yeah, that shot was taken a long time ago, by a friend. I should take some updated shots..... leave it with me.
post #45 of 179
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post #46 of 179
Maybe im wrong, but that doesnt look anywhere near 20 feet. It would have to be atleast 10 feet tall, and that doesnt look anywhere near that.
post #47 of 179
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Yeah, I just saw his "20' screen" comment while researching DVD HD STBs. I was hoping to find a bigger projected shot.

I agree that this shot doesn't look 20', but it looks like this wall could be 18'x8' which could project a 20' diagonal.
post #48 of 179
Has anyone measured the ftL?
post #49 of 179
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Are FtL meters hard to come by (e.g. borrow) or complex to use?

-Clarence
post #50 of 179
I don't know, personally, as I don't own one. I suppose a color analyzer would also work, but then were talking about $1500 new/$1000 used starting.
post #51 of 179
How in the world are you guys getting these sizes with CRTs? Most of the people in this forum are saying that anything over 96 inch is a show-stopper, but you seem to be blowing those numbers away! Are you playing tricks with cameras, using long exposures on still shots, or what? Are all these using 9 inch guns? I would really love to see more of this, as I am about a year out from buying anything, and would like to get insane too. Does the picture seem dim when watching this big?

Walt O
post #52 of 179
"I bet your Marquee would have an amazing picture on a 70" screen."

I run my marquee on a 70" wide 4:3 stewart studiotek 130...

Picture is sharp as a tack and bright as a direct view without even trying.

Troy
post #53 of 179
I bet it's bright!!

Do you have it adjusted way down so it's a reasonable brightness, or did you leave it ultra bright?

- David
post #54 of 179
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Are you playing tricks with cameras, using long exposures on still shots, or what?
From post #2 of this thread:
Canon S45. 1 sec exposure on tripod. Auto-everything. No retouching. Only resized to 600 pixels.
But thanks, I think being "too good to believe" is the best compliment a screenshot can receive. I've had 2 forum members over if you need sworn statements :)

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Are all these using 9 inch guns?
My Marquee 8000 has 8" tubes.

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Does the picture seem dim when watching this big?
I won't argue that a smaller screen would be brighter, but even with brightness and contrast set at 40/40, I watch HDTV while web-surfing with 5 of 6 basement lights ON. We turn all lights off for "theater nights".

-Clarence
post #55 of 179
wd-40

I had to turn contrast down or it was uncomfortably bright in a dark room.

Troy
post #56 of 179
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Originally posted by marcorsyscom
Are FtL meters hard to come by (e.g. borrow) or complex to use?

-Clarence
HEY DUDE!!!! HOW'S IT GOING??

Long time no talk :^)

Been busy as hell at work, and home with the famdamily, just thought I would let you know that the M8000 is still here and serving me regularly :^)

Happy New Year!

Cliff
post #57 of 179
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Hi Cliff-

You have a FusionHDTV on your Marquee? If so, invite Brickie over and/or verify good HD OTA in the 2nd City. Did you ever get a pro focus?

Still smoke free? HNY!

-Clarence
post #58 of 179
Just for a laugh we took my PJ and a dlp unit down to our local cinema (We know the owner) and I projected a quite watchable and bright enuf 30ft wide image - the dlp was watchable full screen!
We had great fun playing the xbox on the DLP at the cinema, had a 'Ready 2 rumble' session on the old Sega Dreamcast too - was lotsa fun..
post #59 of 179
Did you watch any DVDs on that screen? If so, how good/bad was it?
post #60 of 179
Clarence,

I notice your location is "northern virginia." My in-laws live in Leesburg, so I make it up there about twice a year. I would love to see this thing in person sometime, if possible. I guess what I am wondering is, are the screen shots representative of what it really looks like in the room, or are they brighter because of the longer exposure? (a full second is longer than a normal shot, right?)

I was just up there for Christmas, and went into DC to see Return of the King at the Uptown. If insane screens impress you, you'll want to check that place out. I think I want to copy their screen curve when I build my home theater someday. (146 degrees)

Walt O
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