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post #31 of 690
I would certainly stick with the SmX Screen, the Stewart will set you back thousands and thousands you can put elsewhere. Hundreds of folks have them now and I am doing a 14' 2.35:1 replacing a Stewart StudioTek 130 (non Perf). The SmX looks sizzling next to the Stewart. Alan Gouger now owns a SmX screen and has tried the Stewarts and Vutecs and all the other over priced perf screens. Check out his review here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...24#post8502024

I am sure Ruben will send you a big chunk of this screen material to show at your meet, it will introduce what may be the finest AT screen available for CRTs ( or any PJ for that matter) at a pricepoint anyone can handle, SmX has Masking solutions and framing in the works, PM me if you want his contact info
post #32 of 690
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Originally Posted by Mark P View Post

I would certainly stick with the SmX Screen, the Stewart will set you back thousands and thousands you can put elsewhere. Hundreds of folks have them now and I am doing a 14' 2.35:1 replacing a Stewart StudioTek 130 (non Perf). The SmX looks sizzling next to the Stewart. Alan Gouger now owns a SmX screen and has tried the Stewarts and Vutecs and all the other over priced perf screens. Check out his review here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...24#post8502024

I am sure Ruben will send you a big chunk of this screen material to show at your meet, it will introduce what may be the finest AT screen available for CRTs ( or any PJ for that matter) at a pricepoint anyone can handle, SmX has Masking solutions and framing in the works, PM me if you want his contact info

Mark,

Yep. I made my way through that incredibly LONG and FUN filled thread today and as well PM'd Alan about the choice to go with SMX. I think I'm going to go that route.

Not to mention as well, 30 day money back guarantee if I don't like it!

Cliff
post #33 of 690
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

Cliff,
I'd never recommend anything against the law but I hope you're prepared to hit the streets !

Art

Yep. I can see it now......

Maybe my wife can wiggle her ass around too to help raise some dough!!!

Cliff
post #34 of 690
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Originally Posted by skylooker1 View Post

Count me in. If you need some equipment moving or lifting help, let me know.

MIKE

You got it Mike. I just might take you up on that!

Cliff
post #35 of 690
You can count me in... I would really like to see this Blendzilla...
post #36 of 690
I have no idea if it would be needed, but I could bring my JohnHWman engineered DVI card if you want. Just let me know if it is needed.


Mike
post #37 of 690
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Originally Posted by William Seaward View Post

You can count me in... I would really like to see this Blendzilla...

You got it William! It's gonna be time to start tallying soon.

Cliff
post #38 of 690
checked out cliffs basement today. boy i got some work to do. nice house though.. working on plans now for this room. damn ac ducts its like you always have to move something.
post #39 of 690
Saw, hammer, screwgun, bigger hammer, swearing, band-aid. beer. Not always in that order...
post #40 of 690
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checked out cliffs basement today. boy i got some work to do. nice house though.. working on plans now for this room. damn ac ducts its like you always have to move something.

Dude, just so you know, you are BEYOND, WAY BEYOND the meaning of a true friend. Everything you have done for me is priceless.......

Is this thing going to be a Mini Imax in the end result or what????

I AM SO DAMN EXCITED RIGHT NOW!!!!!

I haven't stopped thinking about it since I left today.

Cliffy
post #41 of 690
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Here is the list so far:

Art Sonneborn
Ken Whitcomb
Bomrat
siropa
Mike (dochlywd)
Walt (aspec2)
Mike (skylooker1)
William Seaward
Possibly John Gannon and Gang, and FO SHO,
My Hottie Wife......

Who's next??????

Cliff
post #42 of 690
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

Whos next?

oooh, me, me me..pick me!


Cliff, yours was the first properly setup CRT I ever saw. It's been downhill ever since . I'm off work Monday and Tuesday that week. I can move those days to Thurdsday and Friday to give me plenty of time to get up there for this meet. I'll let you know.
post #43 of 690
Cliff I'd be honored to attend, I passed on stacking for now but maybe this will push me over the edge :-) as I said never say never I might still go that way once the room is done.
post #44 of 690
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Originally Posted by James McClellan View Post

oooh, me, me me..pick me!


Cliff, yours was the first properly setup CRT I ever saw. It's been downhill ever since . I'm off work Monday and Tuesday that week. I can move those days to Thurdsday and Friday to give me plenty of time to get up there for this meet. I'll let you know.

ONLY and I mean ONLY if you promise to have Cocktail or two with me!

Just kidding.

I would be more than honored if you would take the time to come James.

Cliff
post #45 of 690
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Originally Posted by Don_Kellogg View Post

Cliff I'd be honored to attend, I passed on stacking for now but maybe this will push me over the edge :-) as I said never say never I might still go that way once the room is done.

You are now officially FOR WARNED Don.

Guys, this will be the BEES KNEES FO SHO.

Cliff
post #46 of 690
My motive for coming to the meet has just changed. After seeing the list above......

Screw the blend! I'm coming to see the hottie wife!



Mike
post #47 of 690
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

ONLY and I mean ONLY if you promise to have Cocktail or two with me!

Just kidding.

I would be more than honored if you would take the time to come James.

Cliff

I'll have a rum and coke...without the rum.
post #48 of 690
Cliff
I would like to see Blendzilla.

Blaine (Raster II)
post #49 of 690
Thread Starter 
You got it Blaine.

Maybe we can finally watch a bit of the Bikini Destinations DVHS. :^)

Cliff
post #50 of 690
I think it's about time for another visit...

Count me in!

I have miles to burn, but I might try to thumb a ride from O'Hare if any of you guys are heading from that direction.
post #51 of 690
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Originally Posted by Clarence View Post

I think it's about time for another visit...

Count me in!

I have miles to burn, but I might try to thumb a ride from O'Hare if any of you guys are heading from that direction.

OH HELL YEAH!!!

You won't be thumbing a damn thing big dog.........

I'm sitting here watching the Bears on my Mits....

WE ARE going to the Superbowl this year.

Al though I do wish you were coming to the finished product, I am thrilled that you are coming.

Can't wait!!!!

Cliff
post #52 of 690
Will Tim be there to help setup BlendZilla?

Just curious what gain you will be using... I want to see if Blending really is limited to 1.0 or if 1.3 could be used.
post #53 of 690
Gino,
Where did you get the information that 1.3 shouldn't be used for blending ?
post #54 of 690
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

Gino,
Where did you get the information that 1.3 shouldn't be used for blending ?


It is generally accepted in the industry, 1.0 works best.
post #55 of 690
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Originally Posted by tim View Post

It is generally accepted in the industry, 1.0 works best.

For blending specifically ?

Art
post #56 of 690
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

For blending specifically ?

Art


That is exactly what some more experienced people told me; higher gains make the blend zone harder to conceal. My 107" wide Luxus Deluxe is 1.0 Snowmatte.
post #57 of 690
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Originally Posted by tim View Post

That is exactly what some more experienced people told me; higher gains make the blend zone harder to conceal. My 107" wide Luxus Deluxe is 1.0 Snowmatte.


Great ! Thanks Tim.

Art
post #58 of 690
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

Gino,
Where did you get the information that 1.3 shouldn't be used for blending ?

Art, I was speaking with Mark Robinson, director of manufacturing for Stewart. He says that Snomatte 1.0 is the most appropriate fabric for blending.

Anything with higher gain, will give away the blend in intensity, if you move a few degrees off axis. Color shift, due to the short throw and varying proximity of the individual tubes, also mandates the snomatte. Any screen that would improve the blend, would necessarily be rear projection fabric, and well below unity gain. I frankly do not see a way to improve on Snomatte. Also stay clear of curved screens.
post #59 of 690
Thread Starter 
I CANT WAIT!!! I AM SO EXCITED!! :^)

Cliffy
post #60 of 690
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Originally Posted by Gino AUS View Post

Art, I was speaking with Mark Robinson, director of manufacturing for Stewart. He says that Snomatte 1.0 is the most appropriate fabric for blending.

Anything with higher gain, will give away the blend in intensity, if you move a few degrees off axis. Color shift, due to the short throw and varying proximity of the individual tubes, also mandates the snomatte. Any screen that would improve the blend, would necessarily be rear projection fabric, and well below unity gain. I frankly do not see a way to improve on Snomatte. Also stay clear of curved screens.

Got it !

Art
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