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801 vs 701 barco

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by garyc, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. garyc

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    Hi,

    Could one of the barco boys please give us a short version of the main differences between these 2 models?

    cheers

    Gary

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  2. Mad Mr H

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    If I get this wrong others feel free to say so.........

    obvious differances are as follows

    based on 801s (801 and 800 are similar BUT less reliable)

    Big, heavy, 8" tubes, older, know to be dull low output - but not a problem in a dark room

    701,701s and 708

    Newer, smaller, lighter, 7" tubes BUT uses a large area of the tube and very close to the 801s for that reason. BRIGHTER I think

    If you were looking to buy one I would suggest the 7 series, if you want an 8 series then the 808s would be better,

    I own 2 of the 801s but only cos at the time they were available, would have prefered a 708.

    for more detail and a tech answer search for the .pdf brochures on the net.

    the 708 is almost half half the size of the 801s, 801s was the first simulator use projector as I understand.

    800/1/1s style projectors will be cheaper than the 7 series

    I have put a 701 against an 801s, Bought the 801s as I prefered the build quality and the large size did not matter.....

    (refrained from childish size matters jokes :D )
     
  3. garyc

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    thanx

    budget aside!!

    i do remember reading about the 7xx series being harder to maintain, something to with less component parts can be replaced while crt installed?

    Gary
     
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    Yes 8 series is much easier to maintain BUT

    (cards on a motherboard style)

    really you should think these are reliable units or dont buy one!
     
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    the 700 replaced the 800 series in performance terms. The 808 was the next progression up from where the 801s stopped.
    The 701 will use the old sony tubes.
     

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