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post #61 of 590
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When someone states he's got an IQ of 200 and the largest dick, another one exclaims he's going to challenge that by getting his digicam, I guess the argument has gotta be between americans! What can you prove about your IQ by taking pics?
Ya think the digicam remark might have referred to the dick? I guess the American humor went right over your swedish head (pun intended).
ecrabb, I think his dry Swedish humor went right over (under? around? through?) your Iowa head. :)

Gary (Iowa born and raised)
post #62 of 590
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Originally posted by garyfritz
Ya think the digicam remark might have referred to the dick? I guess the American humor went right over your swedish head (pun intended).
ecrabb, I think his dry Swedish humor went right over (under? around? through?) your Iowa head. :)

Gary (Iowa born and raised)
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I thought it was WELL SETTLED that Art was the biggest dick on the forum.:D
post #63 of 590
I've been using both digitals and CRT's for years. About six months ago my AmPro 3600 developed a little problem with overheating and at that time I switched over to digital exclusively.
Several days ago I obtained another 3600. Like my other one, it too has very low hours and pristine tubes. Got it on the ceiling and got it set up and I've been watching movies with it.

I had forgotten what I've been missing. It's like getting a new pair of eyeglasses. Everything is so much more pleasing about the CRT picture that yesterday I took the digital off the shelf and put it in the closet.
I feel like an idiot for having to confess that I've been wrong. But I'd feel like an even bigger idiot (and dishonest) if I didn't set the record straight. CRT rules!
post #64 of 590
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I'm glad to see that you've come back to your senses Bob ;).
post #65 of 590
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Originally posted by QQQ
I'm glad to see that you've come back to your senses Bob ;).
And that's the word of a real Sultan! :D Whatmore do we need to know?
post #66 of 590
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Originally posted by RobertWood
I've been using both digitals and CRT's for years. About six months ago my AmPro 3600 developed a little problem with overheating and at that time I switched over to digital exclusively.
Several days ago I obtained another 3600. Like my other one, it too has very low hours and pristine tubes. Got it on the ceiling and got it set up and I've been watching movies with it.

I had forgotten what I've been missing. It's like getting a new pair of eyeglasses. Everything is so much more pleasing about the CRT picture that yesterday I took the digital off the shelf and put it in the closet.
I feel like an idiot for having to confess that I've been wrong. But I'd feel like an even bigger idiot (and dishonest) if I didn't set the record straight. CRT rules!
But you left the most important information out.. What digitals? Entry level? No one expects a projector that sells for under $899 to compete with a good CRT. The Epson s+ I bought (half price $450 at BB) is GARBAGE.. at least for hometheater.. I could never watch it again.. However I watched a $3000 Sony (forget the model and forget if it was LCD or DLP) for 30 minutes and thought it looked great. Did'nt see any SDE from 1.5 away.. Colors looked nice... So it all depends.

Eeryone agrees a 1031 throws a nice picture but what's the use of a nice picture if the dimness makes you have to squint to see it? My ECP is a nice step up from the 1031 I had but it's still too dim for my tastes.

My point is. What class of digitals and CRTs are we comparing? I have seen many people claim that all CRT (even video only models) will "blow away" just about any digital.. They will complain about SDE or contrast or colors with the digitals but totaly ignore the HUGE unwatchable scanlines on something like the 10XX Sony..
post #67 of 590
My mind can be changed. What happened with the shootout? Did anybody surivive?
Has anybody got a digital (or a CRT either one) that cost the same as my new 3600 they want to put up against it? I'm ready.
post #68 of 590
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Originally posted by The who
But you left the most important information out.. What digitals? Entry level? No one expects a projector that sells for under $899 to compete with a good CRT. The Epson s+ I bought (half price $450 at BB) is GARBAGE.. at least for hometheater.. I could never watch it again.. However I watched a $3000 Sony (forget the model and forget if it was LCD or DLP) for 30 minutes and thought it looked great. Did'nt see any SDE from 1.5 away.. Colors looked nice... So it all depends.

Eeryone agrees a 1031 throws a nice picture but what's the use of a nice picture if the dimness makes you have to squint to see it? My ECP is a nice step up from the 1031 I had but it's still too dim for my tastes.

My point is. What class of digitals and CRTs are we comparing? I have seen many people claim that all CRT (even video only models) will "blow away" just about any digital.. They will complain about SDE or contrast or colors with the digitals but totaly ignore the HUGE unwatchable scanlines on something like the 10XX Sony..
You've made a very astute observation. If money was NO OBJECT, I'm sure that there is some digital out there right now that I could live with, but comparing a Qualia, etc. to a G70 isn't a fair contest, since JUST THE BULB cost the same as a used G70.:D Yet, the G70 picture still looks better.:p lol.
post #69 of 590
I challenge QQQ to a shootout. The criteria are handsomeness and coolness. I had the guts to put my avatar up. Where's QQQ's. Let's have an avatar shootout to see who's the handsomest.
Also, I took the COOL TEST and scored 96 out of a 100. Take the test, Q, and tell us how high you score. In fact, I challenge all of yous to take it. You guys with them 1031's and all the rest. Let's see if you can score cooler than me and my 3600.
post #70 of 590
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Originally posted by RobertWood
I challenge QQQ to a shootout. The criteria are handsomeness and coolness. I had the guts to put my avatar up. Where's QQQ's. Let's have an avatar shootout to see who's the handsomest.
Also, I took the COOL TEST and scored 96 out of a 100. Take the test, Q, and tell us how high you score. In fact, I challenge all of yous to take it. You guys with them 1031's and all the rest. Let's see if you can score cooler than me and my 3600.
I took the test and scored as high as the last time. I don't think QQQ can handle the test.:p
post #71 of 590
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Originally posted by RobertWood
I challenge QQQ to a shootout. The criteria are handsomeness and coolness. I had the guts to put my avatar up. Where's QQQ's. Let's have an avatar shootout to see who's the handsomest.
Also, I took the COOL TEST and scored 96 out of a 100. Take the test, Q, and tell us how high you score. In fact, I challenge all of yous to take it. You guys with them 1031's and all the rest. Let's see if you can score cooler than me and my 3600.
I did well on that test Bob but I have a feeling some of the members here will receive the dickhead rating. I guess they'll have to try it to find out.
post #72 of 590
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Originally posted by techman707
You've made a very astute observation. If money was NO OBJECT, I'm sure that there is some digital out there right now that I could live with, but comparing a Qualia, etc. to a G70 isn't a fair contest, since JUST THE BULB cost the same as a used G70.:D Yet, the G70 picture still looks better.:p lol.
Right.
I think mid level digitals are a very viable option. The way some people talk, you would think all digitals are created equal but I'm willing to bet that the majority of CRT projector owners, even the ones who fancy themselves critical viewers, are watching movies on projectors that are not even calibrated to their full potential and are using them in rooms with ambient light and/ or white walls and ceilings etc. thereby nullifying the very advantages they think a CRT is giving them and this is why a digital is not a bad idea for many people. If you have a dedicated Home theater room with control over lighting and dark walls etc. AND a properly calibrated CRT along with good eyes then all bets are off but I'm guessing many of us have to strike a balance with the wife:D "Really honey, black ceilings are the big think right now".:cool:
post #73 of 590
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Originally posted by The who
Right.
I think mid level digitals are a very viable option. The way some people talk, you would think all digitals are created equal but I'm willing to bet that the majority of CRT projector owners, even the ones who fancy themselves critical viewers, are watching movies on projectors that are not even calibrated to their full potential and are using them in rooms with ambient light and/ or white walls and ceilings etc. thereby nullifying the very advantages they think a CRT is giving them and this is why a digital is not a bad idea for many people. If you have a dedicated Home theater room with control over lighting and dark walls etc. AND a properly calibrated CRT along with good eyes then all bets are off but I'm guessing many of us have to strike a balance with the wife:D "Really honey, black ceilings are the big think right now".:cool:
I agree with you 100%.;)
post #74 of 590
I took the cool test and only got 1/2 of one question wrong. Question 46-B about the 21.225 IRE r-b fade test, I got that one correct but blew 46-A about the on/off button. I almost blew the first question, how to spell Bob.
I couldn't remember if it began with a b or ended with a b. So I figured I had a 50/50 chance and it paid off.

Chip
post #75 of 590
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Originally posted by stefuel
I took the cool test and only got 1/2 of one question wrong.

Chip
Of course. You have an AmPro.
post #76 of 590
Bob, You'd be prowd if me. I almost got someone to pay me to remove this 4600HD. If you still have those older 9"ers hanging around, you should put one good one together and try it. BTW it's good to see ya back on this side of the iron curtain.

Chip
post #77 of 590
You guys ought to be ashamed of yourself. 4 pages of drivel about digital vs CRT, and the only worthwhile post was Bob's link to the cool test.

(Which I PASSED BTW!)

But ya know, with the digital bashing and raster being obnoxius again in another post, it's good to know that even the passing of Christmas didn't change a darn thing around here.

Kinda gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling again.

NO wait, that's the Bailey's still in the system..

:)
post #78 of 590
And note of course the conspicuous abscence of Q since he got you guys all riled up?

He ran out of psychotropic drugs, and crawled back under his rock..:)
post #79 of 590
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Originally posted by stefuel
Bob, You'd be prowd if me. I almost got someone to pay me to remove this 4600HD. If you still have those older 9"ers hanging around, you should put one good one together and try it. BTW it's good to see ya back on this side of the iron curtain.

Chip
Hey Chip, are you trying to totally confuse me? I thought that Art was the only one who had a 9"er hanging around? Are you talking about 9" BEFORE or AFTER it's become aclimated?:D
post #80 of 590
Curt, this is the perfect place for drivel. Ironic ain't it?

Chip
post #81 of 590
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Originally posted by Art Sonneborn
P.S. My IQ being over 200, and having the largest dick on the forum has also been confirmed to have meant nothing in my being selected for this research. Art
You must drive a subper-subcompact car then to offset your manliness, Art. :D
post #82 of 590
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Originally posted by TheFerret
You must drive a subper-subcompact car then to offset your manliness, Art. :D
I knew it was just a matter of time before The Ferret crawled out of the Georgia swamps to show his sharp teeth.:D How are you, my little furry friend?:p
post #83 of 590
Funny, I played with a pet ferret yesterday.

It took a couple of hours to get the feral smell off my hands...:)
post #84 of 590
No, no, no, it WASN'T me Curt was petting yesterday! I am doing good, and so is my CRT (its got the Falcons game going right now).
post #85 of 590
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Originally posted by Curt Palme
Funny, I played with a pet ferret yesterday.

It took a couple of hours to get the feral smell off my hands...:)
Careful Curt, those Ferrets can give one hell of a bite, especially the wild ones from the Georgia swamps.:p
post #86 of 590
I may not have 9" hanging like some of you. But when it's working right my 8" does the job. Let's put it this way. Everyone who's seen it liked it fine. No one has told me they wished it had another inch.
post #87 of 590
The test correctly identified me as a simple "dickhead". That's cause my 65 pound Dwin HD-700 color filtered CRT projector is bigger and heavier and better than way more expensive digital projectors. Thus I've got the bigger
d--khead".

Of course, Tim Martin with all of his Electrohome CRTs in his garage and home has the mostest/largest dicks of them all - with Art having onloy
2 large nice dicks.
post #88 of 590
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Originally posted by Steve Bruzonsky
The test correctly identified me as a simple "dickhead". That's cause my 65 pound Dwin HD-700 color filtered CRT projector is bigger and heavier and better than way more expensive digital projectors. Thus I've got the bigger
d--khead".

Of course, Tim Martin with all of his Electrohome CRTs in his garage and home has the mostest/largest dicks of them all - with Art having onloy
2 large nice dicks.
Is Tim really that big of a dick?:D
post #89 of 590
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Originally posted by techman707
Hey Chip, are you trying to totally confuse me? I thought that Art was the only one who had a 9"er hanging around? Are you talking about 9" BEFORE or AFTER it's become aclimated?:D
Bruce, I'm not really sure what you mean buy aclimated, but I can assure you it was 9" when I pulled it out:D

Bob. Since I pumped up to 9" I've been afraid to show it off. Some people might see that big goon hanging there and run for the hills. It is a bit intimidating to look at:eek:

Chip

PS I don't think this is all the thread QQQ hoped for;)
post #90 of 590
Q may be down for the count. But I feel sure he's still got up a bulb or two up his sleeve.
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