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post #241 of 3108
This is my first PJ so bear with me...
I have a 106 " screen. I plan to mount the PJ on the ceiling when I get my HDMI cable...What is the shortest distance to the screen and still get the 106 screen filled out?
post #242 of 3108
Tihs is my first time taking screen shots ,so they are not the greatest and as always...do not do the actual picture justice.
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post #243 of 3108
I used "Bablefish" so don`t kill me...

It is so far,

my first impressions of the PT-AX200

- it is louder in the Eco mode than the PS3 (the exhaust noise however straight goes down by watching the Film, sensitive natures could be disturbt of it)

- image definition is very good (It took me a while to get it to this Point but now I`m pleased)

- 24p after my 1st complete Blu ray "Blood diamond" is a must have!

- The Blacklevel is ok, not badly in addition, not completely as well as with my Panasonic Plasma PV60 (I must get accustomed probably only to it with a Beamer with bright picture contents such as daily photographs the black bars will light of from the room lightning and down however with night photographs then the Blecklevels are good)

still a few pictures (cannot obtain howe well the picture reale is )






Saint
post #244 of 3108
love ya'll, saint yours is starred out...PM me the URL withspaces please.

why doesn't anyone sell these locally? I have to wait unti next week to get it!
post #245 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

Tihs is my first time taking screen shots ,so they are not the greatest and as always...do not do the actual picture justice.

Nice photos (particularly Hellboy) and nice review previously. I expected people who had seen images from the RS1 and ax200 to say that the latter looked like crap compared to the former, but maybe the ax200 is a real "sleeper" of a deal.

My wife and I like to view from about 1x screen diagonal. Are you able to see pixels from that distance?

Any ax200 owners in the Edmonton area? (If so, you know what the next question is.)
post #246 of 3108
when they say "poor mans 1080p" compared to an RS1, to me what that probably means is clarity/colors/resolution feel..but not the contrast ratio of an RS1. I.e. blacks.
post #247 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

Tihs is my first time taking screen shots ,so they are not the greatest and as always...do not do the actual picture justice.

Sick,

Are all of those HD? They look great, but the first looks like spiderman?
post #248 of 3108
These screen shots do look like crap. I have been considering to update and I may have to wait a little longer.
post #249 of 3108
I think I got a dud AX200. I opened mine last night and projected it against a wall for 1/2 hour to check it out. I just tried to fire it up and the lamp indicator is blinking red.

What to do? I opened the bottom and attempted to re-seat the lamp. This did nothing.

Do I send it back to the PP or ask them to send another lamp.

What a drag.
post #250 of 3108
The pictures were taken from about 15 feet back. I don't notice any pixelation beyond 5 feet.
post #251 of 3108
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

Sick,

Are all of those HD? They look great, but the first looks like spiderman?

Sorry; I took that shot from the preview screen.
post #252 of 3108
I have an old Panny AE700 and it's well and truly time to upgrade..

One of it's biggest problems is vertical banding.. Does the AX200 suffer from any amount of this? Also, would I nottice much difference between the projectors?
post #253 of 3108
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Originally Posted by jrumpff View Post

I have an old Panny AE700 and it's well and truly time to upgrade..

One of it's biggest problems is vertical banding.. Does the AX200 suffer from any amount of this? Also, would I nottice much difference between the projectors?

What is vertical banding?
post #254 of 3108
I grabbed a couple shots that Projector Reviews has used in the past. I also added a few of my own. Make sure that you click on the picture after opening it to fully expand it. I have noticed that these screen shots are comming out alot more "grainy" then my originals. I can't transfer the resolution onto this board for some reason...
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post #255 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Propel View Post

These screen shots do look like crap. I have been considering to update and I may have to wait a little longer.

wait till ur dead
post #256 of 3108
A problem where you would get faint vertical lines appear on a moving picture in low contrast scenes that made the video look like it was dirty...

It had something to do with the manufacturing of the LCD panel's back in the day..Apperently it was mostly fixed in the latest of the AE700 and could be improved using flicker fix of enginnerring menu and lastest firmware... In my case this made no difference... In the AE900 there was meant to be a bigger improvement so vertical banding was all but removed...

I wonder if this is the case with newer models?
post #257 of 3108
Here are two shots of Phantom of the Opera. Both are the exact same frame; I just changed the pj setting from Vivid Cinema to Dynamic. Nothing else was done. This is a very versitile unit and I am quite please with what I got for the money.
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post #258 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

Here are two shots of Phantom of the Opera. Both are the exact same frame; I just changed the pj setting from Vivid Cinema to Dynamic. Nothing else was done. This is a very versitile unit and I am quite please with what I got for the money.

Is this from Dvd or high def?
post #259 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Propel View Post

These screen shots do look like crap. I have been considering to update and I may have to wait a little longer.

I have to practice a little more, but you are correct...they do look like crap compared to the actual picture. I have a Roc-Lon DIY screen and notice the the picture is picking up it's grain structure. With a better screen, i'm certain the pic would look better.

If anyone is in Utah and wants to stop by for a demo, PM me and we'll hook it up.


Cheers,
JD
post #260 of 3108
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Originally Posted by jrumpff View Post

Is this from Dvd or high def?


It's Blu-Ray, but the shots are comming out grainy with a lot of resolution loss. Is there anywhere I can post hi-res pics?
post #261 of 3108
I think your picture taking skills suffer tremendously. To me, your screen even looks curved in a lot of those shots.

Tripod, manual settings, probably ISO 200 shutter at 1/80, F4 or F5.6.
post #262 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

It's Blu-Ray, but the shots are comming out grainy with a lot of resolution loss. Is there anywhere I can post hi-res pics?

You see the High res pictures in Blu/ray HD-DVD section...

I am guessing you are not seing anything described as vertical banding?
post #263 of 3108
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Originally Posted by j-bo View Post

I think your picture taking skills suffer tremendously. To me, your screen even looks curved in a lot of those shots.

Tripod, manual settings, probably ISO 200 shutter at 1/80, F4 or F5.6.

Give him props for at least trying to give us photos, lol. I think they look fine knowing he's DIY'ing a $70 screen. Average joe photographer isn't good...I'm glad we have at least one or two 200u owners to take pics for us.
post #264 of 3108
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Originally Posted by jrumpff View Post

You see the High res pictures in Blu/ray HD-DVD section...

I am guessing you are not seing anything described as vertical banding?

I don't notice any type of artifacts or malidies with this pj. I will have to say that the blacks are not as good as the RS1, but what pj under ten grand is?
post #265 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

I don't notice any type of artifacts or malidies with this pj. I will have to say that the blacks are not as good as the RS1, but what pj under ten grand is?

Cheers... It was a real problem with the old pannys.... One more question if I may... Then I'm off to lay some floor boards...

When projecting the image, where does the top of the projected image sit in relation with the center of the lense.. (proving that the lense adjustment lever is in dead center)? Just curious on wether it will be best for me to do a ceiling or high rear shelf mount...
post #266 of 3108
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Originally Posted by Sick Puppy View Post

What is vertical banding?

Explained HERE quite well.
post #267 of 3108
According to this post it is perfectly centered when in neutral lens shift position...

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Originally Posted by jrumpff View Post

When projecting the image, where does the top of the projected image sit in relation with the center of the lense.. (proving that the lense adjustment lever is in dead center)? Just curious on wether it will be best for me to do a ceiling or high rear shelf mount...
post #268 of 3108
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Originally Posted by gnolivos View Post

According to this post it is perfectly centered when in neutral lens shift position...

Cheers... Bit of a shame it is not naturally pointing slightly down or up, as a bit of vertical lense shift will slightly defocus the image.. (very slighly).
post #269 of 3108
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Originally Posted by gnolivos View Post

Explained HERE quite well.

Got it. There is no vertical banding with this pj. As with Projector Central's review, it will display all the shortcommings of the source signal. Fo example, if it's a bad DVD or signal, the projector will show just that. There are several display options available using the remote. And it can help, but that's only a band-Aid.
post #270 of 3108
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Originally Posted by j-bo View Post

I think your picture taking skills suffer tremendously. To me, your screen even looks curved in a lot of those shots.

Tripod, manual settings, probably ISO 200 shutter at 1/80, F4 or F5.6.

It's a Pentax Optio 330; if anyone can hook me up with the proper settings, I'd be happy to incorporate them. I am using a tripod as well.
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