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Vinc indicates that the D2 will go up on the web site for orders in October with shipping this November. Pricing is expected to be equal to the current D1. Once the new D2 is shipping the D1 price will be reduced. Best quess is $130. Present D1's warranty will be serviced from D1 refurb's and old D1 stock. No information yet on what are the upgrades in the D2. Most likely i will be restricted to Region 1 and will be HDPC comply.
 

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All you non-HDCP PJ-Owners, better get a couple while that last! ;)
 

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For many the best feature they could add would be a darker/lighter feature for blacks.


This way all the HT1000 owners could take advantage of the projectors perfect OTB grayscale.
 

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I heard that with the new D2 if you sneeze, it will fling the disc accross the room at you ;)
 

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Lol, guess I got a lucky one. It's played a ton of DVD's very well.
I am in the lucky section. Never had one problem. The picture on my Virtuoso is excellent via 720p DVI
 

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Vinc indicates that the D2 will go up on the web site for orders in October with shipping this November. Pricing is expected to be equal to the current D1. Once the new D2 is shipping the D1 price will be reduced. Best quess is $130. Present D1's warranty will be serviced from D1 refurb's and old D1 stock. No information yet on what are the upgrades in the D2. Most likely i will be restricted to Region 1 and will be HDPC comply.
Any idea on fixes they made from the original D1.
 

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For many the best feature they could add would be a darker/lighter feature for blacks.


This way all the HT1000 owners could take advantage of the projectors perfect OTB grayscale.
Whatever standard they come up with for transmitting DVI. I hope for the love of god that they stick with it.


With DVI we should NEVER have to touch a brightness and contrast control again. The signalling should be clear as to what is black and what is white. Unfortunately, with computer graphics signaling is from 0 to 255 (which uses the full 8 bits and I prefer) but video DVI is 16 to 235.


The D1 is outputting correctly. From your comment it sounds like the HT1000 doesn't have an adjustment for brightness and contrast. If it were to have one, when using the D1 you would lower the brightness and raise the contrast.


But, regardless, the most important thing is that we shouldn't have to touch brightness and contrast controls with DVI signaling. Black and white values should always be consistant values. Since computers have had their 0-255 standard in place for well over 20 years I would hope that the video world would just join suit. (beside for some reason many video engineers who master DVD's don't seem to know that 16 is black and 235 is white anyways. I think it would be easier for them to remember 0 is black and 255 is white)


This is my biggest pet peave. The biggest problem most displays at electronics stores, trade show and people's homes have is that the brightness and contrast are set wrong usually with the whites and blacks both crushed. With analog signaling this can happen unintentually, but with digital signaling it should never happen unless the end user deliberately wants to mess-up the image on their sets.


Lets pray they get it right with HDMI.


-Mr. Wigggles
 

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For many the best feature they could add would be a darker/lighter feature for blacks.


This way all the HT1000 owners could take advantage of the projectors perfect OTB grayscale.
I wonder, have you tried going into the HT1000 service mode with the DVI selected?


Under a 480i/480p source, there is a "setup" option under the image control options. Selecting it makes the picture darker. Selecting the ON option for setup makes the blacks darker.


However, the option is not available with a HD source. The options are grayed out.


I would assume the options would also be grayed out on a DVI input, but it might be worth checking.


Let me know if you need the remote codes for getting into service mode.


RJ

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Since computers have had their 0-255 standard in place for well over 20 years I would hope that the video world would just join suit. (beside for some reason many video engineers who master DVD's don't seem to know that 16 is black and 235 is white anyways. I think it would be easier for them to remember 0 is black and 255 is white)
Unfortunately, the HDMI specification is very explicit about the 16-235 range as well... so we may be in for the same potential incompatabilities that we have now... at the same time, maybe HDMI will encourage proper standardization.
 

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Perhaps projector manufacturers can offer 2 DVI inputs: one for computer and the other for Video? Wouldn't this solve the problem?
 

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Some displays have the option for either PC or video standard settings. Seems they knew this problem was coming.
 

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I tried the Samsung 931 and it didn't push the brightes like the D1.


Many PJ owners had a problem with an overly bright picture to start with with the D1.


A problem with the HT1000, basic user controls are not available. You could get the RGB-white controls ok. But would need colorfacts to set things right.


I heard NEC is sending out some firmware updates. Hope the user controls could be enabled for DVI inputs.
 

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I've had my D1 chapter skip once that I knew of. I had to stop the movie and reload the DVD to get it to play that one chapter. The chapter was in Star Wars Ep.2 in the asteroid ring where Obi Wan is fighting with Boba Fett.
 

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Vinc indicates that the D2 will go up on the web site for orders in October with shipping this November. Pricing is expected to be equal to the current D1. Once the new D2 is shipping the D1 price will be reduced. Best quess is $130. Present D1's warranty will be serviced from D1 refurb's and old D1 stock. No information yet on what are the upgrades in the D2. Most likely i will be restricted to Region 1 and will be HDPC comply.
Was there a press release? If they expect to be taking order in a few days (October) I would have expected to hear more by now.


How long was the D1 out before we stared hearing about all of the player issues?
 

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Personally, I'm finished with low end DVI equipment. I'm waiting for an excellent high end unit I can depend on, and that has all the functionality I so dearly miss with my D1 and 931.
 

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It's looking like 6-12 months before we get a high-end player with DVI/HDMI, Up-scaled output, correct aspect-ratio zooming, DVD-A, SACD etc.


Too bad you're so bitter about the D1/931 so much. My PQ amazes everyone who see it.
 

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It's looking like 6-12 months before we get a high-end player with DVI/HDMI, Up-scaled output, correct aspect-ratio zooming, DVD-A, SACD etc.
ah Ernie, what about the Denon 5900?

FREAK!
 

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Personally, I'm finished with low end DVI equipment. I'm waiting for an excellent high end unit I can depend on, and that has all the functionality I so dearly miss with my D1 and 931.
I had thought about going that route... the Pioneer 59Avi looks very good and should be HDMI enabled. I don't think they're disabling the HDMI port on unit but I'm not sure.


I also don't need the SACD or DVD audio stuff. So I'm holding out hope a stellar lower priced (
 

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ah Ernie, what about the Denon 5900?

FREAK!
The Denon looks great (And it should for $2000), but the DVI-D port is disabled. Rumors are that it may be enabled within 30-45 days of shipping VIA firmware update.
 
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