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Is anyone watching 1080i HDTV on an old style

CRT based ILA system? I couldn't find info in the CRT

forum, and this forum says for "d-ILA", so where do I go.


Were so few sold, or did they die off for some reason?


I wonder how well they resolve 1080i HDTV...
 

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Here's some more info:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/006298.html


While these were some of the best industrial strength high light output projectors, there are many elements that make them far less suitable for home theater use.


They don't exactly require a separate projection room with a live-in technician, but they are close.

And at an original $50,000-$90,000 price new, you can imagine the cost of replacement parts.


-Dean.
 

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My neighbor in back of me used to run these units in a couple of theatres in KC MO and says they are incredible pic wise!


The bulb he says is only like $750, has a whole cranking mechanism to move them up and down only, and at 350 lbs or so for the 320 it is a monster to move.


Even if you ignore the 220 circuit, the incredible amounts of heat it puts out and the GIANT screen you would need, you still have to have a service tech to align and fiddle with it like a CRT since the alignment process is similar I am told.


If I had a barn to play with it in and tons of money I'd have one http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


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Thanks for the info guys.


I think I know enough now to know that I don't _need_ one

today, but I could always dream "what if"...


I saw one of these in operation at a Pink Floyd concert

once and it was impressive (to say the least).


As I recall it needed some kind of lengthy warm up period

before the image looked right. I don't think you could

just switch it on and start watching.
 
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