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post #1921 of 2274
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Originally Posted by Wap View Post

thanks klover,

I can't wait to get it.


I remember when I got my first IN72 (I've had a few since then - all good machines, just kept finding friends who wanted to buy them).

I hooked up my laptop via DVI and ran zoomplayer. Popped in Star Wars III and watched the opening space battle scene on 100" + surround sound.

You never forget that. I was dizzy
post #1922 of 2274
Wap, I switched from the outstanding 4805 to the IN72, and the 72 is significantly improved, better optics, sealed light path, blacker, brighter, more flexibility focusing and it looks really cool. Good luck.
post #1923 of 2274
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Originally Posted by Wap View Post

Hey guys, I bought the 72, it should come in this weekend. thanks for all the help on deciding which proj to upgrade. I'm sure once it comes in I will be asking setup questions.

thanks again guys

You will be very happy with that purchase.
post #1924 of 2274
i am so exicted right now, i'm in tears. I think i will watch transformers 1st and then PofC at worlds end. i was a little concern about the bulb cost, but i am going to buy an extra one early.

Hey guys one more question. Will the power cord for the 4805 work w/ the in 72? The pwr cord in ran through the attic. I can change it, but it will be some work.

Are u guys using hd or blue dvd? I am planning on buying one in a week or two. I using the sony 985 juke.
post #1925 of 2274
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Originally Posted by Wap View Post

i am so exicted right now, i'm in tears. I think i will watch transformers 1st and then PofC at worlds end. i was a little concern about the bulb cost, but i am going to buy an extra one early.

Hey guys one more question. Will the power cord for the 4805 work w/ the in 72? The pwr cord in ran through the attic. I can change it, but it will be some work.

Are u guys using hd or blue dvd? I am planning on buying one in a week or two. I using the sony 985 juke.

Yes, the power cord (a standard PC-type AC cord) will work fine. Now, and this is just a suggestion, I would hold off on buying a replacement bulb. The IN72 is a discontinued model and, with some luck, you'll get plenty of hours out of it and will most likely want to upgrade to a 720p unit by then.

If that's not your game plan, get the extra bulb. But given that bulbs cost as much as the machines, maybe just see how far you get with this one.

My $0.02.
post #1926 of 2274
Just a heads up: I personally find these bulbs to be pretty resilient. Mine suffered two or three pretty significant surges and even gave me the dreaded red flashing indicator as if it were fried. I let the unit cool down naturally, reset it and fired it back up and to my surprise it worked! I'm now pushing 2000 hours on this unit and it's just one year old. It still blows me away and people go gaga over the HD content as well as my pixel mapped Bravo D1. If you watch Transformers on it with Dolby Digital 5.1 you will see what I mean!

Also, keep in mind that I would have to buy another 4-5 bulbs to be near the price point of a smaller screen LCD or Plasma! In fact, my wife and I were out one night at a restaurant with a 42" plasma and she commented on the fact that she had to get used to watching such a small screen.... LOL!
post #1927 of 2274
i have a in72 and i love it
post #1928 of 2274
thanks everyone, i will hold off on buying the extra bulb. I might get bitten by the upgrade bug.

Hey guys does the 72 have the same placement of holes for ceiling mount? I built a ceiling mount for the holes on the 4805, i wonder if it will match.
post #1929 of 2274
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Originally Posted by Wap View Post

Are u guys using hd or blue dvd? I am planning on buying one in a week or two. I using the sony 985 juke.

While you can get a slightly better image with either format, there's not enough improvement to justify the cost of either when paired with the IN72, imo. Better to save that extra cash for a 1080p upgrade in a year or so.*

*This statement assumes that you have a Bravo D1/D2, Momitsu, or Snazio player for SD material, since it would be pure insanity for anyone to own a IN72/SP4805 without also owning its better half.
post #1930 of 2274
No the holes are different. Not much, but they are. Universal mounts are so cheap on Fleabay.
post #1931 of 2274
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

*This statement assumes that you have a Bravo D1/D2, Momitsu, or Snazio player for SD material, since it would be pure insanity for anyone to own a IN72/SP4805 without also owning its better half.

Yes, that seems to be the desired combo. However, with a good video card and the right drivers, you can send a fantastic 1:1 pixel mapped signal from a laptop or desktop.

I run an Inspiron laptop with a middle of the road 7900 GS video card, Zoomplayer, and some FFDshow post-processing and the picture is stunning.


If you don't mind reading quite a bit of information on the FFDshow thread on this site, you can put a nice HTPC solution together for next to nothing outside of your current hardware costs (the software is free).
post #1932 of 2274
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Originally Posted by klover View Post

Yes, that seems to be the desired combo. However, with a good video card and the right drivers, you can send a fantastic 1:1 pixel mapped signal from a laptop or desktop.

I run an Inspiron laptop with a middle of the road 7900 GS video card, Zoomplayer, and some FFDshow post-processing and the picture is stunning.


If you don't mind reading quite a bit of information on the FFDshow thread on this site, you can put a nice HTPC solution together for next to nothing outside of your current hardware costs (the software is free).

I agree. I have never had a Bravo, etc. I have ran HQV DVD Benchmarks on my video card (7800GTX and/or ATI X800GTO) and both perform amazingly. The pains of setting up a HTPC, far outweigh the wow and geek factor you will get from people. Plus, you get so much more functionality out of it.
post #1933 of 2274
Agree totally. I moved from HTPC to Bravo D1 and quite content with it. Although D1 does not come close to PQ of pixel mapped HTPC + ffdshow. Not to mention other benefits of htpc. I just got into the 2.35 CIH, so HTPC will be a better equipped as a scaler.

I am considering moving back to htpc once I get into HD/Blu full fledged. That LG combo drive at $300 is very tempting to get into HD. But still waiting for the HD/Blu playback software issues to iron out.
post #1934 of 2274
unfortunately i'm a newbie to all of this and need to read about bravo d1 or htpc. Is there a forum on d1. i just finished my theater room, well almost finished, need theater seats, carpet and to build stage. i just finished purchasing my speakers (klispch). I have read a little in htpc. i will tackle that beginning of the new year.

thanks for all the help. i reading on ffdshow.
post #1935 of 2274
Yup, HTPC+FFDshow is a pain to set up (Wap, I can send you some ready-to-play settings to start with) but the end result is DVD playback that your friends will SWEAR is HD.
post #1936 of 2274
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Originally Posted by Wap View Post

unfortunately i'm a newbie to all of this and need to read about bravo d1 or htpc. Is there a forum on d1...

Here ya go:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=660701

A D1 setup is ridiulously easier than a HTPC, but as stated, won't get you as many options.*

*Unless you're big into 110" widescreen porn, it doesn't really matter.
post #1937 of 2274
well spyder i guess that counts me out. lol thanks for the link.
post #1938 of 2274
I just sold my 72 today because i now have a hd dvd player and dish hd
i purchased a hd70 for the same price as the 72
I am a little disapointed in sd broadcasts i think the 72 handled it so much better but i may be able to tweak the heck out of it
but now i have a bravo d1 in perfect shape with the cap changed at it formatted to one to one pixel mapping it was a great dvd player and i was very pleased with its preformance is it worth anything and should i ebay it or what is the best thing to do with it it looks so great with the 72 and the guy i sold it to has bluray so he doesn't need the d1 any advice here ?
post #1939 of 2274
kongone, a working modded D1 is a rare find. You shouldn't have trouble selling it if that's what you want to do. I love the D1 (even if it is finicky sometimes) because the image is as close to HD as an SD player will get on the 72. People are still blown away by the PQ. A friend of mine said "I can't believe that picture is from a projector!" in response to Star Wars Special Edition.

On a more somber note, (TAPS playing in the background) you sold your 72! May it shine on in it's next owners home!
post #1940 of 2274
yes ben i believe in spreading the joy
I tweak the hell out of them and move them on in under a year
i don't worry about bulb life of even warranty i buy right and sell right
15 people now own projectors because of me and they all love them
they think i'm a guru but i'm just a humble member of avs forum
so what do you think the d1 is worth fairly and where should i sell it and i never had any problems at all with it and it is damn close to hd
post #1941 of 2274
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Originally Posted by kongone View Post

so what do you think the d1 is worth fairly and where should i sell it and i never had any problems at all with it and it is damn close to hd

Sell it to Wap at a humble price.
post #1942 of 2274
yea, i need one. i'm searching ebay now.
post #1943 of 2274
hey guys i'm learning so much. located a couple of d1 on ebay. shoot me a pm kongone about your d1.
post #1944 of 2274
Man, I feel your excitement Wap! Brings back some memories of when I took the home theater plunge.
post #1945 of 2274
I have a question...

I've had my IN72 for about 4 months or so now and I am using my PlayStation2 for the source via component.

The PS2 does everything I need, DTS, DD, 480p output...but will I see / hear a noticeable difference if I buy a stand alone DVD player @ Best Buy, Circuit City, etc?

I have the IN72, an Onkyo R503 receiver, Polk RTi8's in the front, Polk R50 surrounds, and no center speaker (Running phantom, as it sounds better to me and I sit right in the middle). It's on a 1.0 gain DIY framed screen, also.
post #1946 of 2274
Hey Klover, can u send me "some ready-to-play settings to start with"

thanks.

ps. adude i sent u a pm.
post #1947 of 2274
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Originally Posted by BMCreider View Post

...The PS2 does everything I need, DTS, DD, 480p output...but will I see / hear a noticeable difference if I buy a stand alone DVD player @ Best Buy, Circuit City, etc?

Yes, you will get a huge improvement if you buy a standalone...but not some off-the-rack, POS one from BB, CC, or another B&M. Bravo, Momitsu, or Snazio are the only way to go with the IN72. Oppo if nothing else is available. The PS2 is a horrible DVD unit ...but still fun for gaming!

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Originally Posted by BMCreider View Post

...I have the IN72, an Onkyo R530 receiver, Polk RTi8's in the front, Polk R50 surrounds, and no center speaker (Running phantom, as it sounds better to me and I sit right in the middle). It's on a 1.0 gain DIY framed screen, also.

Any comment on this would likely get me banned from AVS!
post #1948 of 2274
Agree with Spyder. You will get a big improvement by using a good standalone DVD player. Unfortunately, the current crop of upconverting dvd players at BB/CC are not that great.

The other way would be to go for HTPC. If you have a spare P4 computer, you can add a nvidia graphics card with DVI-D, do graphics settings and have nice HTPC. Granted its a hassle to setup but results would be rewarding.
post #1949 of 2274
Well it was too late (or perhaps not?) and before I checked back here I bought a Toshiba HD-A2C for $125 brand new in the box (albeit, no UPC, so no 5 free movies - but for $125 I won't complain).

I did notice a difference with that unit alone, however, I wonder how it would compare to an Oppo, etc.

And Spyder, what's wrong with a phantom center?

I sit 10 - 10.5' back, I have the front RTi8s angled to shoot about 3' behind my head, they are about 9' apart. Then (all I can do for now) I have the R50s angled up (slightly) and facing each other about 1' behind me next to the side walls. I tuned them of course with a digital SPL meter and Avia.

I have read up on the phantom center and for my seating position I don't see the advantage of a seperate center speaker...even if I had a "matched" Polk and didn't have to go out and upgrade my old one.
post #1950 of 2274
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Originally Posted by BMCreider View Post

...And Spyder, what's wrong with a phantom center?

I sit 10 - 10.5' back, I have the front RTi8s angled to shoot about 3' behind my head, they are about 9' apart. Then (all I can do for now) I have the R50s angled up (slightly) and facing each other about 1' behind me next to the side walls. I tuned them of course with a digital SPL meter and Avia.

I have read up on the phantom center and for my seating position I don't see the advantage of a seperate center speaker...even if I had a "matched" Polk and didn't have to go out and upgrade my old one.

I shot you a PM, but maybe someone else can give you a different perspective on this.
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