Originally posted by Chuchuf
Fred, That may be a good idea but my question would be where would you get some Cine8 HD8 lens's and any sort of reasonable price. If you know, please tell us. Also the idea behind the upgrade initially is to get the color filtered lens's, and this is a BIG point. Barco 808's and 1208's, have a very orange R and the G is not where it should be. The primary colors are just wrong, and almost to the point with me of I find them hard to watch because I am so used to color corrected/ color filtered machines. The colors of the NEC have always been considered by most to be some of the best in the business, and I have to agree both from a visual and measured (with a spectroradiometer) point. They are spot on. As it seems (I don't know the specs) but from my testing the HD144's and HD145's do focus up better than the HD8's that are delivered by Barco on the 808 series, 1208 series, 801 series Marquee 8000 and 8500.
My opinion, this is a big upgrade. It turns a good CRT into a really really good PJ (I reserve the term GREAT for the G90, modded 9500LC and modded 1209S, and a few more 9"ers).
Most of you might be thinking, "he sells CRT's so this is a sales pitch". Not true. My interest in this was to come up with a way to improve the Barco and Marquee series because of problem I thought they had with their colors for PJ's that I sell, install and set up.
Galen is a good friend of mine with a newly tubed 808S and had an interest in this based on the work previously dove. Filter faper just didn't allow the machines to focus and I just didn't want to try and get colored Glycol to work. So. I supplied him some parts, he came up with the mod and developed it. I am helping him get a few orders for the first few units and them he will be selling this mod himself. And so that you know, I am not making a penny on this (nor do I want to) but felt that I could help both Galen and the Forum by introducing you both to this.
I'm sorry, but I can't say the Cine8 lens's I saw were cheap. They were priced 3 times as high as what Bjorn listed.
I understood the need for better color, I just couldn't understand if that was the only reason.
I searched the archive for some spec on the HD144, but only found that I had part of the info on my own harddrive, in the XG manual, doh. So with the power of my incredible deduction capabilities I figured NEC wouldn't fit the XG's with inferior lens's to their PG's. Double doh.
So know the $300 question is will the HD144 lens's fit without modification on the a PG6+? (Here's what I'm thinking, I want to move my HD145N lens's to my barco 701s, but then I need a set of new lens for the pg+, and why not get the better ones.)
And I do value your opinion, since, well, you know more than I.