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Barco Cine6 or Cine7

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Russ, Jul 8, 2002.

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  1. Russ

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    Ok so its been quiet.

    Tell me which of these is better and why ?
    Must they be set up by specialists ?
    Not such a clear cut choice maybe ? expecially in a smaller room where noise intrusion is an issue.
    Do they need a scaler ?

    Oh and it would be fed by a very good DVD player (the best ?)

    Thanks !
     
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    Good question Russ

    I believe the Cine 6 is grossly under estimated in its perfomance and for about £5000 is a good entry level machine. It is fairly unique in that it has no fans at all but uses air convection to cool its self. It must have a fairly clear air flow above to allow this to disapate. The Cine 6 have no where near the amount of contol over geometry adjustment as the Cine 7 which means that it must be installed exactly where the manual or lens program says. the Cine 7 is a bit more forgiving.

    It is imposible to say which is better. the Cine 7 is twice the price at about £11000. Its all relative.

    The Cine 6 has Limo Pro built in as standard and it is not possible to switch it off it is limited to line doubling mode. I can't remeber if this now has 3:2 pulldown.

    The Cine 7 with limo pro is lovely and in trippling mode suits the machine to the ground. There have been reports of the Cine 7 fans being noisy which is mainly due to either poor installtion or bad air flow. The Chasis for the Cine 7 has been around for years and is well tried and very reliable.

    If money was not an problem I would go with the Cine 7 with Limo Pro.

    CRT's can be set up by an enduser I have visited some setups where I can hold my hands up and say there is not a lot to do. Others I still lose sleep over. Having spent so much on the PJ it is worth knowing you have got the best form the machine. Without doubt the single most important thing is to get the projector in the rght place. It all depends on what you want out of the projector. I recon only about 70-80% of projector set up is science. The rest is why I do what I do.

    Scallers are not necessary with these projectors use the internal device and they will be fine.
     
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    Roland,
    Thanks for the reply and sorry for the long delay in getting back to you.

    Have you compared these projectors with the best of the best DLP ? How about the CineVERSUM 80 ? (which they claim has better contrast ?)

    Tough decision sometime soon !

    Russ
     
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    Quite how these DLP mahines are getting the contrast ratio they measure is beyond me. The Barco CineVersum 80 is a lovely projector and has good control in image adjustments. but it sure doesn't go blacker than a CRT which is what they are claiming.

    CRT is still king of image quality.
     
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