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wow!

This was during a Microsoft presentation of the new Windows XP. Then they showed us the dvd softwares and THE MATRIX shootout scene on the roof just before Trinity learns how to fly the chopper. The image was fabulous, while in difficult conditions ( lots of halogen spots lighting up the theater, a large 600places THX theater ). the NEC was sitting in the projection boot. the brightness was set to normal mode, something around 3000 ANSI ( out of the 4500 ANSI), said to me the NEC rep.

The image was utterly marvelous ( I sat at about 60feet), contrasted, perfect blacks, perfect colors ( some many shades of greens, blacks, greys !), ultra fluid. resolution outputed was probably 1280x1024. no special lens used (2.35 or whatever, imagin the results with such a lens !!)

Price here (Belgium) was $47,000 + 20% (VAT).

The billion colors of 3DLP is utterly great.... ( saw TOY STORY 2 only before on a full digital cinema system ). Here, the NEC was just connected in RGBHV directly from the HTPC. no idea which video card was used but I suspect the RADEON, which is now widely prefered here. The brightness was superb.


now, I'll cry http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



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I was lucky enough to have had this projector for a weeks time.

Very bright and crisp image.

I wonder if the unit you saw had the DEC circuit.


Doug Basey on the crt forum specializes in this projector and does a lot of setup work for nec with this projector.


Thanks for your input. I wish I could have been there.


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A used one is on sale at projector central for $26000.


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Hi Alan


Still crying..... bouuuuh http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif . Btw, no artefacts, nothing. the Radeon is surely a fabulous card. the RGBHV connection was 100+ft long !


We'll never see a 3DLP for $5000 or $8000 new.... 3DLP colors are utterly better than mono DLPs, to my taste. Or at least much quicker to look great and natural.

The NEC rep told me TI chips are very expensive and the whole 3chip system is much more expensive than the mono chip systems. that's the sole justification he gave me. he did not answer my question wheter manufacturers want to keep 3DLPs for the digital cinema where they can charge big prices http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif , outweighing the benefit of increased revenues through selling 3DLPs to the public under $10,000.... I think well' never see identical product accessibility, ie, digital cinema and home theater markets.


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David600,


Keep the faith, we will see 3 chip DLP's for home use, or something as good or better.


Where there is a demand there will be a supply.


Hollywood used to say that they would never make copies of films available to the public in any format. When VHS came along, most studios did nothing. The porn industry led the way to show that there was a demand. Then Fox released some old films to Magnetic Video for VHS. The rest is now history.


It's just a matter of time.

 

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Since a DVD is encoded with 8 bit per channel color at a resolution of 320x240, I wouldn't think the color ability of a DLP would make any differance.


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XT5000 is 1024x768 3-chip DLP projector. The new SX6000 is 1280x1024 3-chip projector.


DVD's resolution is 720x480 (NTSC).


Since DLP works digitally (bright/dark/bright/dark/etc.) instead of continuously, higher resolution pulse-density modulation (higher depth) will make the image more pleasing.


Processing at higher bit depth is also important for minimizing artifacts UNLESS the entire signal chain was digital.


Since the panel has higher resolution than DVD, scaling up with higher bit depth will help you create smoother image.

On an unrelated topic, I would, without question, buy a 3-chip DLP even if it's only 848x480 resolution if it was less than $5000. Most of my viewing is DVD anyway and with panamorph, I would be able to create 2.35:1 using the full panel.
 
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