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I've been reading the majority of the posts for the past few months and have already pretty much decided on a Stewart 100" diag. Firehawk, but could use some advice on a couple of topics.


1) So far, i've found very little on the Sharp 10000 other than the info and claimed specs at their web site, and an on-line dealer who lists it as 'in stock' for 9k. It seems that some people who own the 9000 really like it [particularly with filters and/or colorfacts calibration), but others don't for various reasons (the scaler/deinterlacer and rainbows). Has anyone seen the 10000 in operation and can comment as to performance and the Cvc2?


2) There is practically no info about the Yamaha DPX-1000. Even their own web site which discusses features, has no specs. Some post suggested it might be the guts of the Sharp 10000, but with better lens and Faroudja DCDI. The power zoom and focus also sounds appealing. But it seems that nobody was overly impressed with the DPX-1. Does anyone have anymore info, including actual scheduled release?


3) The Marantz 12s2 seems to be as popular as its predecessor, but brightness still seems to be a noted issue, and I don't think I'd be happy with a dim picture even with a great contrast ratio. Still investigating Sim 300+ and InFocus 7200.


4) Only started reading posts about HTPC in last day or 2. If it can do as a good a job as a high quality scaler and is always upgradable, how come everyone is not going this route? As this is a forum for people willing to spend 5k and up for a digital projector, the extra grand for a computer to improve picture quality wouldn't seem like much of an issue? Is it that much of a hassle?
 

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Hi.

There was an excellent review in the December Hi-Vi (Japanese) magazine which I've translated in a short summary. I might mention, as was also posted here a few days ago, that the new Yamaha was rated first in a comparison by Hi-Vi writers ahead of both the new Sharp and the new Marantz, as well as the new (JVC) DLA-G150CL+GL-M2920Z. I won't post everything, but here is a little: (BTW, I hope that you'll cut me a little slack for the translation since it's not that easy to do.):)


"A superior image is made possible by a new 5-speed color wheel with a 3-color/6-segment dichroic-coated monolithic filter and a precision ground glass lens manufactured by optical specialist Fujinon. This specially designed and built 70-millimeter diameter lens is the largest of any home theater DLP projector in this class.


Because all the projectors in this class utilize the same DMD chip, Yamaha put their emphasis on the optical design to improve quality. With the combination of the new optics and the new DMD chip, contrast in Cinema mode has been increased to an incredible 2700:1.


The 1:1.6 zoom capability also surpasses that of the other HD2 DMD-based projectors currently available. A vertical lens shift allows the DPX-1000 to be mounted with greater flexibility than previously possible. The motorized optical engine enables control of focus, zoom, iris, and lens shift directly from the remote control.


Video signals from standard sources are upconverted utilizing Faroudja DCDi processing technology. The DPX-1000 features proprietary 1080 progressive processing, 3:2 pull-down, and motion adaptive i/p conversion. Area Adaptive Scaling makes display of 720p signals possible. A coreless air bearing motor and new Tri-Silencer design ensures ultra-low-noise operation.


The entire color range can be precisely fine-tuned and flesh tones can be adjusted without changing the overall color balance. With the picture adjustment menus you can set R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue) as well as C (Cyan), M (Magenta), and Y (Yellow)."


In any event, the reveiwer really liked it and it sounds like it's going to be quite good. As far as when it's released goes, it looks like it will be the end of December. (at least here.):)


Suzukino
 

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Hi Suzukino,


Thanks for the info, the translation was great. Based upon the review, it sounds like the Yamaha DPX-1000 could be worth the wait. As you have access to sources not readily availible in the U.S., any further information would be greatly appreciated.


As all the new DLP models are using the identical HD2 chip, it seems to me that the features, components, specs and construct are the important factors, as I would like to purchase a unit that I will enjoy for the next few years, particularly as I am plunking down a decent investment (10k +/- a few db) for my video pleasure. If I have to wait another month or two, so be it.


It seems that there are too few a/b comparisons of properly calibrated units on this forum of the various top models under similar conditions, and while I realize that much of the determination is ultimately of a subjective nature, I would like to make an informed decision.


Thanks again,


Paul
 
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