Originally Posted by BondDonBond
Just got John's newsletter and it looks like it may be a while for Kris to get out here. They still have a lot of back order to get through before they will have their projectors for Kris to work on. Worst case we know there will be a lot of people here for the show in Oct so I am sure there will be a lot of calibrators available.....but Kris we want you SOON.
I wanted to thank Don for graciously hosting- especially with his crazy schedule during the busy season. I had a great time, beer, wine, food, good sound, stellar video. His wife of course bailed before we showed up; as I'm sure she didn't want to be anywhere near 8-10 theater "geeks," encouraging him to dive deeper down the rabbit hole.
Yes, I waited to write hoping that others would, but really not expecting Don to be back on here until after mid April. Now of course I'm jealous with my plaster walls, no insulation no soundproofing, no acoustic treatments and a old 50" Panny Plasma.
I too expected everyone to have completed basements and PJ hooked up but was glad to here that some others are in the same boat. We did look at some of the calibration tools for a PJ and watched scenes from "TV" in various viewing aspects-- Don would be able to answer this better. We also watched scenes from selected movies on the OPPO 203 and the panny player. We also watched some film through the DCR lens that he bought--oooh yeah. I love the projector and the lens. I think that there was one other gentleman that owns a similar JVC PJ but he doesn't ever post on AVS (you know who you are
) I'll be getting the lens in the future (4-5 years) when the theater becomes complete- started, etc...
I wish I could be more "AVScience like" and talk about all of the quantitative measurements that were taken and discussed in depth, but as before that is a question for Don. Most of my comments are likely things I notice that are either biased or subjective/qualitative crap that I probably just imagined to be a difference when watching and comparing scenes between players and/ or when adding a lens. But one of the issues we mentioned was that in certain films we don't know what the director's original intent was for the picture. Should there be a shadow in certain areas on certain faces or not, etc...?
I wish I could be of more help.
On the audio side: I did hear speakers I had never heard before and saw a wall of DIY speakers that blew my hair back just thinking about the sound it would produce--who said the picture looked like the very beginning of Back to the Future I?--I can't remember now. We really should have avatar name tags for the next meet, as I can't remember who said what anymore. j/k
I think a "calibration/video audio/adjusting" get together would be great, whatever you say Don or others. I'm going to be in and out for a little bit doing my taxes now too.
Just though I'd give Don a quick--or not so quick--thanks for letting us tromp thorough his house.
PS, Don I did look at your sig and see the type off Atmos speakers you have