Anyone have a Philips Monroe PJ out there

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  1. apocklington

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    Hi all, anyone have a Philips Monroe PJ out there, if so your views please.:D Does anyone know who stocks it. TIA.
     
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    Surely someone must have this PJ? The specs look awesome but there's just so little information about it out there. I can't even find anything on the Philips website about it!

    I too am looking for opinions from anyone who has this PJ.

    btw Ian, the site you mentioned doesn't stock the Monroe.

    Michael.
     
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    Do a search on Monroe within this forum. There are at least two owners who posted their thoughts.

    Also, check out the product reviews.

    Regards
     
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    Chris,
    PHILLIPS with their expertise.....one would think they would release a home cinema dlp with pixel plus?

    Anything in the pipeline?
    Doug :)
     
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    Hello apocklington,

    I got mine from www.go2camcorder.co.uk

    It was imported so it only cost £1,800 - however that meant it came with the wrong type of plug (but that was no problem to change).

    Overall I'm pretty happy with it. After two weeks there was a component failure and the unit failed to start up but Philips had it collected, repaired and delivered back to me in just over a week. Since then I've haf no problems with the unit. Obviously, it would have been better if it hadn't have failed but the service from Philips was excellent.

    Performance wise - it's bright, offers a clear picture, has loads of settings, a quiet fan, and has a long lamp life. I wish it had a better contrast ratio than 350:1, but it's still a good unit.

    Not a very detailed description, but if you'd like any specific questions answered please let me know.
     
  7. apocklington

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm going for a demo tomorrow, so i'll post a message here with the result and my view on this PJ.:cool:
    BTW Rich, do you know where your Monroe was imported from.
    Have you got any dead pixels and do you know if the people you bought yours from would do a pre-delivery check for dead pixels. You haven't said what equipment you have hooked up to the PJ and where you've positioned it, a brief description would be appreciated. Thanks:D
     
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    You should be able to get very close to that price with stock from a UK dealer.

    Regards
     
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    Cheers Chris.:)
     
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    No clue where it was imported from (somewhere else in Europe?), it just came with a different plug.

    I didn't ask whether the company would check for dead pixels, but as luck would have it there weren't any. A bit foolish really, but I got away with it. You could always ask them.

    The Monroe is now mounted to the ceiling. I was originally going to make something myself but when actually inspecting the bottom of the projector (it only had one screw hole for the bracket) I thought it would be much safer to go with the official bracket e.g. I'm sure Philips know what they're doing (and I don't).

    It's just under 3 metres away from the screen and is projecting a 60"x60" picture. It could go bigger but that's the maximum size of the screen. The screen it's self is MDF painted with Icestorm 4 paint. I did use a reflective white roller screen with my last projector, but since the Monroe is much brighter I think the grey screen gives much better colours.

    The DVD (Pioneer 717) and Laserdisc players are hooked up via a S-Video cable and the video (and TV signal) is connected via a composite lead. Good pictures all round.
    I've also used a Keene sycblaster cable from the DVD to the Monroe for a RGB signal - that is an excellent picture. However it only seems to work when used with PAL DVD's. For some reason the signal is lost after a few minutes with NTSC.

    At the moment I'm trying out a ProV progressive scan converter from AV-Sales. I'll use this weekend to see how this box of tricks can improve the picture.

    I hope this is some help.

    Rich.
     
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    Thanks Rich, As soon as I find the best price i'll be ordering one.
     
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    CHRIS..

    I take it thats a no then?

    Thanks for the prompt and courteous reply,is this the new Philips marketing plan?....ignore potential punters?:D :D :D

    Doug
     
  13. Chris Frost

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    Don't shout Doug, I can "hear" you perfectly well

    Not at all m8, I'm just singling you out for special attention, that's all! :D :D :D back at ya.

    Fact is, I chose not to reply immediately because I didn't have all the facts to hand. Thought I would continue my tradition of posting the most accurate information I have, if that's OK with you.

    Right now Philips isn’t ruling anything out for future product development. We will add a 16:9 panelled product to the HC range around the end of the year. That's all I can say right now.

    And please remember, I participate in this forum in my own free time because I am a Home Cinema enthusiast, just like you. The fact that I work for a manufacturer is incidental. It is mentioned in my signature so that those who believe I may be biased can form their own opinions. Overall though, I think I remain reasonably objective (and no, I haven't said you suggested otherwise).


    Best regards, as always.
     
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    And the award for most diplomatic answer goes to... ;)
     

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