Let me see if I can answer the rest of the questions here (since many are repeated issues or concerns).
HiHoSteveo, post #73,
Thanks for your kind words, yes, we did want to have a quick solution, but we will adress to other concerns in the follow-up model as well. It's always a race, against time, against competitions, if we could have our 2nd model out about in the same time for other company's first 1080p, then HD81 will be like "extra product" for people that can enjoy it. And yes, through the work of HD81, we accumulate much more experiences with the 1080p platform, you can rest assured that we will pass the good knowledge to the 2nd, 3rd generation models, and make them even better.
I'm pretty sure that the noises was there in the source materials. Please download the Narnia trailer from Apple web site and view it on your monitor.
Regarding ISCO that may or may not change the offset, and how to get HD81 ready for constant height theater, let me try it out, and I'll report further, we have one ISCO and one Panamorph, no Prismsonic lens yet.
But, definitely, the scalar box has a mode that stretch the image for 2.35:1 use with the 16x9 lens. That is a given.
Kevin R. Anderson, #85,
Thanks for your and your group's comment, I'm glad you all enjoyed the demo. I'm the person who is behind the look of HD81, I like tweaking.
Before I went to CES, I spent many times watching Victoria Secret fashion show to tune the flesh tone, the contrast, dark details and color performance. Yep, it's a dirty job, but I have to do it!
I agree with you that HD DVD output only 1080i is a let down, I'm now looking forwad to BlueRay, which claims 1080p output, but I'm yet to see one. But don't let that stop you, there are many HD 1080i broadcast now, HD81 comes with Gennum processor, with motion adaptive de-interlacing and inverse telecine for film mode, going through HD81, at least you will get an image as clean and minimum artifacts as possible. Too bad, we did not show the Jay Leno interview of Dennis Richard, you will be able to see the 1080i being upconverted to 1080p.
Scott Gammans, #90,
Not to argue, but I don't think any company would roll out a projector without any scalar. Lens shift is not just a cost issue, more time-to-market issue. Though many people already have scalar box, this HD81 scalar comes with Gennum, one of the few chip that does 1080i to 1080p de-interlacing for video and film contents.
Robert Clark & Steve Goff,
Thanks for the compliment, since I am not sensitive to rainbow or eyestrain, so your feedback is important to us, I get to know that our current setting/tuning has combined to come out a better presentation that may have less eyestrain to sensitive folks like Robert. We will continue to make any improvement if we could.
What a clever way of big screen in limited height! Thanks for sharing with us. And remember we talked about in PM last year about making an affordable 1080p DLP, well, TI came out with this 0.95" 1080p DMD, so I don't have to use SX+ with 16x9 lens to make a psudo 1080p any more.
If I have the luxury to ship HD81 by CEDIA, I would be smiling on my way home. No, it doesn't work that way. After a good demo and good response to the image quality, the sales are now on my back jumping, asking me when can I deliver. Q2 is the target like I stated in my first post, and we shall see!
Actually, before CES, some people even question whether this HD81 is a vaporwere or not, I guess that somehow made my determination to show it at CES, and we did! Now, I guess your "CEDIA speculation" is the same thing to push us harder, right?
Randall Morton, #136,
Please see my post about comparing Ruby to 1080p DLP technology (post #228). It should give you some ideas of the differences in technologies.
Kiwishred & stopdog,
I was transferred to Optoma effectively Nov. 1, 2005.
It was nice meeting you and chat over projectors and marketplace. Were you able to download the trailers and view them on SXRD?
Thanks for your comments, we will improve the demo room environment next time. (INFOCOMM and CEDIA) And thank you for your comparison of your 60" SXRD RP (and SHARP Z20000 1080p) to HD81 on 135". It was a good reference that you think its resolution seem better than SXRD. Please read my own comparison of SXRD to 1080p DLP (post #228), I think SXRD is softer, maybe due to 3-panel convergence or something else.
Yes, it will take 1080p input, and pass it through to projector.
No, I don't think TI would delay it any further (they couldn't affort it). I was just wishing that they could have gave us the DMD sooner.
Personally, I would love to do a 3-chipper, so we are still open for the product idea. As for IRIS/gamma, sorry, I have to keep some confidentiality here.
No, there is no light spill any where surround the projector. We will do calibration before shipping, will try D65.
you are not the first one to mention this, we will implement a way to turn down the LED as user wish.
O.K., up to page 8 now. Later.