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Right out of the box, only putting on the lens and projecting it on a wall with Walmart flat white paint and the picture is stunning, no calibrations ........nothing.


Thanks to those of you that talked me into this PJ ( Cineramax and Alan), its truly jaw dropping even on a wall.


If I knew how to take a picture that wouldnt blur with the iris opened up I would snap some screens
 

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I know what you mean. I have one and it too has been giving me the best looking images I have ever scene in my home theater. Pretty amazing, really.



CHEERS, T


PS, since you don't have a screen yet, you might want to consider one of the negative gain, grey screens (I use a day lite). The already superb picture, get's even better. My unit, out of the box measured 4890 on/off contrast, and with over 1860 lumens. The resulting picture on a grey screen has to be seen to be believed.
 

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OK you guy's, I'm drooling over this projector. I hesitated when Alan had his up for grabs and been moaning to myself and anyone else who would listen ever since.


Now Tom or Alan be charitable, find me one at a number I can handle:) so I can brag too..
 

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I bet Alans more sorry than you are, I think he may be regreting not keeping it.

The HD this projector thows is mind boggling, I am upslaing DVD to 720P via a Denon DVD player and I cant believe the DVD Picture either, I am freakin speechless really and still havent started tweaking because I think its perfect as is
 

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Did I mention I love the picture this thing throws? The colors just amaze me to no end . We almost bought into the " I wouldnt waste $$$ on a 720P 3 chipper DLP with no 1080P" and I am so glad we didnt , I just cant imagine the new pictures are going to be that much more astonishing than this already is.
 

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Mark,

I feel the same way about the new SIM2 3 chipper. The HD images it throws are breathtaking. I believe that there is little visual difference between it and what I have seen on the 1080p qualia projectors.
 

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Cool. What input are you using.

Try the component or the RGB H/V

Turn the Saturation ( not color satur ) up to 100 and watch out.

In the secondary color menu turn yellow up mid way and overall color ( very bottom) to 8.


Now you are talking a serious picture.
 

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Mark,

I feel the same way about the new SIM2 3 chipper. The HD images it throws are breathtaking. I believe that there is little visual difference between it and what I have seen on the 1080p qualia projectors.
MarcusInMd ,

I had probably 5 folks steering me away from the Qualia because they said the blacks and colors wouldnt be in the same ballpark since we are projecting a 14' screen. The Blacks and colors scream off the wall . Moulin Rouge was trying to strain the DP but the mighty beast laughed as it threw trillions of colors in our direction.

I am more amazed everytime I see the picture and want the ISCO 3 anamorphic lens NOW ( I guess they are backordered)
 

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Mark


Cool. What input are you using.

Try the component or the RGB H/V

Turn the Saturation ( not color satur ) up to 100 and watch out.

In the secondary color menu turn yellow up mid way and overall color ( very bottom) to 8.


Now you are talking a serious picture.
I will Alan , Im heading back up into the "realm" heh right now and Ill start messing around , I will try and take some screen shots but it always looks blurry because the aperature stays open a little long and movement smears.


I cant thank you enough and with that being said " GET ME THE ANAMORPHIC LENS" said in a soft patient voice
 

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Hey AG,....... your famed "superspeed" typing/reading has sped right over my pathetic sobbing post , you know how sensitive I am:).
 

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I didnt have the right RGB cable so heres DVI , factory out of the box , projected on a Walmart cheapo paint white wall, and I am no photographer AT ALL , sorry I forgot to do HD pics but I was tired from no sleep for last couple nights ,only 13' wide as of now, photos takin in front of sweetspot at about 12' away. Sorry about crookedness but I had a celebratory drink or 3

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/GoBigRed/sin6.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...ed/Moulin1.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/GoBigRed/sin7.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...ed/moulin2.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/GoBigRed/sin5.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/GoBigRed/sin4.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...ed/moulin3.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...d/sincity1.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...d/P8180119.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/GoBigRed/sin3.jpg

I tried being kind to ladies and gents with sceenshot selections
 

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Of course screenshots can't really tell you how good or bad a projector is. The additional two transformations (from screen to digital picture and from picture to the monitor) allow so much variance that it becomes impossible to say anything about color and contrast rendition without further assumptions.

I wonder what Digital Projection and others have up their sleeves to compete with the supposedly better contrast of the new SIM2. Some competiton here can only be beneficial.
 

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The Merc has the Sat feature that Mark has yet to try. It makes this set look like a crt. Nothing else out there has this.

Mark thanks for the screen shots. For out of the box throwing on the wall impressive.

While mhafner comments have some truth I think we can all agree 3 chip DLP has the edge over 1 chip DLP not just in brightness its greater color resolution clearly shows in the screen shots.
 

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The Merc has the Sat feature that Mark has yet to try. It makes this set look like a crt. Nothing else out there has this.
I'd like to see pics of the same scene with and without the Saturation feature. Preferably a colorful scene where it makes a big difference, as opposed to a black-and-white scene.
 

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About the saturation feature

Is it the same as Tridigital processing that was in some high end NEC projectors?


TriDigital Image Processing Technology

NEC’s exclusive TriDigital Image Processing uses three key steps to optimally decode film transfer material for digital projection. The ColorBit™ Pre-Processor decodes incoming signals. Then the Deep BlackBit™ Decoder extracts the maximum dynamic range of the original filmed image to produce deep, dark blacks with the contrast and detail of the original film material. Lastly, the Wide ColorBit™ Post-Processor manufactures an image that overcomes the projector’s RGB characteristics. This step is crucial because film is not an RGB medium, but instead is composed of dye particulates suspended in an emulsion that interact with the light from a traditional mechanical projector. “This is the essence of the look and feel of film,†explained Jackson, who added that the TriDigital Image Processing technology strives to duplicate the “age-old†mechanical and optical/light interaction of film within the “new-age†digital domain.
 

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AVS does infact and Alan and Jason are wonderful to deal with, Alan is sort of like me and gets awful hyped , we discuss 40 things in about 1 minute
 

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About the saturation feature

Is it the same as Tridigital processing that was in some high end NEC projectors?
I don't know if it is related to Tridigital, but it is related to NEC at least.


The user manual for the Mercury HD states on page 8-8:

"Saturation Adjust saturation at the white peak."


The same description appears in the user manuals for the NEC GT5000 , SX6000 , XT5000 , and XT5100/XT4100 .


According to posts by bwells, the Saturation level ranges from -127 to +127, and the default factory setting is 80.


I'm hoping that someone will post pics that show various levels of Saturation.
 

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What is the MSRP of this projector? I did a quick search through the threads and on yahoo and couldn't find the MSRP
 
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