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post #31 of 1918 Old 07-11-2005, 02:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Tom, those screenshots look too dark to me......like the colors on the blue and red don't seem as punchy and vibrant. Maybe, when/if you have time, you might do a few of the shots you had for the H31 thread...the Gandalf Face or the Chronicles of Riddick shots.

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They look pretty good on my laptop monitor. Notice the contrast of the first shot, girls hair vs the snow. Second one had good contrast also but no black in the picture. This is the H79 and the H79 has a ten fold deepness of red over the H30 ahd H31. Red is actually an overstaturated color with the H79, but it will still look natural and not go Crimson.

I put more Graywolf screen shots over the the H79 review thread. Some with added sharpness some without, like the ones above.

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I know that screen shots are a poor way of doing an analysis but, do you think that the blacks/dark colors are over emphasized? (I probably committed some sort of heresy with this questions.)

Also, I know this is a very reasonably priced screen. Do you know whether the electric model can have additional leader at the top. I need between 2 and 3 feet to lower it to the proper level.

Last question. I will be putting it in a soffit. Do you know the dimensions of the electric screen case yet?

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I'll take a look Tom, if the freebie Elite screen that came with my PJ doesn't make the long-term cut with me, I will definately consider this screen as a possibility.

Hmmm....I really hope they will send out samples or swatches......would be nice to demo it in your own home.

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I know that screen shots are a poor way of doing an analysis but, do you think that the blacks/dark colors are over emphasized? (I probably committed some sort of heresy with this questions.)

Also, I know this is a very reasonably priced screen. Do you know whether the electric model can have additional leader at the top. I need between 2 and 3 feet to lower it to the proper level.

Last question. I will be putting it in a soffit. Do you know the dimensions of the electric screen case yet?

thnx

It's hard to tell about tunups with screens shots. They do look good on my old T22 IBM laptop so I'd imagine they'll look great on the store 19" CRT monitor. I tuned the monitor to correct blacks and whites so I'll be able to tell better there. Some were questioning the sharpness or lack of at the H79 review thread. I explained how there's zero shaprness on the PJ and the Oppos sharpness which defaults at low is turned to off (even lower). I feel the exagerated sharpness takes away from a smoother image which I'm use to from CRT.

Electrics and fixed screens are still on the drawing board, no details are set yet.

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Hey

Does anyone know if Optoma might be putting together a screen/projector bundle in the near future?

I really like the look of the black casing.
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Has anyone ordered this recently and actually got the right screen? Also when this is dropshipped from Optoma, where does it come from? My first incorrect order came from Oakland and my second currently in progress order is coming from Bloomington, CA.
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I just received a response from Optoma confirming that the Graywolf does come with a black case. I asked if there was a specific model number for black, and there isn't. Rather, it was suggested that a black case be specified when ordering.

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I ordered a graywolf screen from buy.com on saturday and it arrived today.Guess what?Wrong type screen.They shipped me a used white screen.I would wait to order this screen .
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A used white screen? I guess they'll handle all the expense. Are you going to ask for a black case and a new one? sri

Mine is a white case, didn't know about the black. Darin got a mix up also I think. You better impress upon the cust service guy to double check they will ship out the exact order. Mention the slip ups.

Screen sales growing pains for sure. I'll check the box mine came in to see where it's from.

Oh this screen is stinky when you first draw it down. The smell goes away pretty quickly though. Keep the doors and windows open. The HP dalite was this was also.

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I sent them an e-mail.The casing is black.The screen is white.I havn't heard back from them yet.Very dissapionted.
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Looks like the shpping is fast maybe you'll be jake by Friday.

Here's some more pictures incase they were missed. These with sharpness added by the projector and Oppo player.

Murky blacks scene, sharpnesses on.
http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79graywolf7.jpg

Lady with projectros sharpness at middle
http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79graywolf8.jpg

Lady w/pj's sharpness and the Oppos sharpness in default which they call low
http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79graywolf9.jpg

Excellent deinterlacing scene, end of Greatness of Rome. nice 3D also, both sharpness adds
http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79graywolf10.jpg

More of the Oppos sharpness feature, notice the ringing left side of face.
http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79graywolf11.jpg

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Update from Optoma. There is no Graywolf in a black case. White only.

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Danny, please give us an update when you can I almost ordered one from buy.com today. I hope everything works out for you.
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Ah, Darin was happy to see the second screen came in a black case, but not happy it was mat white. Thanks for clearing that up.

I guess Danny asked for a black case?

Looks like Graywolf owners will have to paint it black themselves. The Graywolf logo is kinda cool. You could cover it up with vasoline to keep it, or paper tape even better.

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The case is flat black and there's a sticker that says MovieTime.
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Another clue, lol

My white case says, Graywolf on the left, Optoma on the right.

Whoops, Graywolf on the right, Panaview on the left.

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This case doesn't say optoma.The cardboard box it came in says panaview.
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I just looked at the site. You'll notice all the Panaviews are black as soon as the Graywolf line is up there they're all white.

I think we have it figured out now. They must be told you want the Graywolf in the white case. If they mess up after that I don't know what to say.

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Tom,I did order correctly.My confirmatiom e-mail says graywolf 1.8 screen.
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darinp - Has Optoma contacted you or sent you the correct screen yet?

I imagine my next buy.com screen will be wrong as well, so I'll probably be calling optoma directly. If anyone has a direct number to someone at optoma or panoview that knows about the model number screw-up, I'd appreciate getting it.
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Gimp, you're on the right track. Talk to a person, no buy it now.

This is a pretty wild screen. I'll call it Plasma Gray. Wavey non-tensioned that doesn't show waves with video, you'll see.

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This screen might turn out to be a viable option for those who want the
best of both worlds. Drop this inexpensive screen in front of a traditional
white fixed. Too bad an electric, sofit mounted one is not available.

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darinp - Has Optoma contacted you or sent you the correct screen yet?

I don't remember who B&H Photo said was supposed to call me to setup sending my screen back and getting the correct one, but I haven't heard anything. I've been hoping UPS would just drop off the correct one and then we could worry about getting the other one back, but no word so far.

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This screen might turn out to be a viable option for those who want the
best of both worlds. Drop this inexpensive screen in front of a traditional
white fixed. Too bad an electric, sofit mounted one is not available.

I agree. When somebody needs a wider viewing cone for more guests or something they could go to a different screen and take advantage of how this one tends to help retain ANSI CR when they can deal with the more narrow viewing cone. Or one screen for movies and one for sports, etc. My plan is to hang a 92" wide one of these behind my 116" wide High Power and then maybe use this one when the lights are on.

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I ordered mine though BB.com, was ready for pick up the next day. I picked it up yesterday, correct screen, and mounted it.

No defects that I could see. It's a thin case, very tightly wound. Pretty light. Panoview on the left, Greywolf on the right. Very wide viewing cone by my eyes.

Played with it last night using my SP 4805 and the picture looked great to my unprofessional eyes.

And, as an added bonus, the chemical smell from the screen (like an old mimmeograph page) was so strong, we were high for the first hour.

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Did you order the 92" or the 106" screen from BB.com it looks like the 106" would be the one but the 92" say's that it is white.
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I ordered the 106" and it is the GreyWolf. The case is white.
We are sitting about 15' back and it is BIG! I hope I didn't make a mistake!
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can someone please post the dimensions of the shipping box. I'm interest in the 92" but others may want to know about the other.

Also any comments on how the screen is packaged would be appreciated. ie How well it can survive in the back of the truck.

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I have another thread here in the SCREENS section, does anyone notice the screen texture on this greywolf screen from reasonable seating distances?

On the cheaptacular ELITE white screen I received with my H31 I notice the texture of the screen in some shots......

I just checked the buy.com price on the 106". WOW thats cheap. I may order one just to demo it, but before I do I have to check with Tom.

Tom, you've run the H31 and you're running the H79 right now I think...tell me, are we talking about a significant image improvement going from a matte white screen to this Greywolf? Is it a new keeper?

Also.....will the grey become a problem as the bulb reaches halflife or begins to age more than a matte white screen would?

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Has anyone found where to get the 92' Graywolf, I am not sure if BB.com 92" is the graywolf or not and BUY.com seems to have problems from what I have heard.
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