Barco Cine6 Report

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  1. ReTrO

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    I was looking forward to writing a short report on the Barco Cine6 tonight, but due to a minor problem that is not possible.

    The 'minor' problem is that the Cine6 we recived stopped working after 20 minutes, a 17v circuit problem, should be back by monday. It's the first one in the country other than the demo model, so I'm not too suprised.

    Anyway, I will write a short report on it some time next week when it is up and running.

    Hopefully i will be able to test it with an HCPC as well.

    Thanks
     
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    i have had a cine 6 for two months now , using component input the picture is close two film quality i never thought possible in a projector in its price range , iam using a 14x9 ratio screen 205 cm wide this allows me to manipulate the picture for 4x3 and 16x9 plus helps even burning of the tubes , i will be testing it for hi definition tv which has just fired up here in australia
     
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    Retro<br />Sorry to hear of your early failure on the Cine 6.

    I know of several other Cine 6 PJ's in the UK.

    It is unique in the Barco range in that it has no fans. It relies on air movement to cool.

    Two absolute musts with cine 6.

    1.It must get enough air around the projector or it will cut out especially between the top of the projector and the ceiling.

    2. It must go where the manual says in relation to the screen. Try to off set the projector relative to screen and it will over heat.

    Look forwards to your report<br />roland
     
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    It turns out the Cine6 has a faulty power board.

    It should be back on Wednesday, so we will be working into the night, should be fun...<br />Just got to order the pizza's! <br />(...no seriously!)

    Will write up on friday, I get my A-level results on Thurs so will not be able to write then.
     
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    How much is a cine 6 then? Just asking. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    I'll second that, plus where's the report ReTrO?
     
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    Sorry about the delay guys, I will do it tomorrow, my day off.

    The Barco Cine 6 is £5,900 (with Lido Line doubler as standard) Optional TV tuner board.

    I am nackered now as I have been running around installing stuff in a nice house until 7:30.
     
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    Retro,<br />You've just got your A level results? <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <br />Why so late? Hmmmmmmm.........that makes you the same age as my eldest daughter - you're just a whipper-snapper!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    P.S. Hope you did well. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    [ 30-08-2001: Message edited by: Arthur.S ]</p>
     
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    Retro,

    What's it like in action?<br />Has it been desinged as a pub style unit or not?<br />£5900 doesn't seem too bad if it has a good performance. Does it have interest free credit over 20 years? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
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    Arthur: I got my A-level results on time a while back, CCD. Working full-time for a year.

    General: No doubt you can find a place that will do 20 years with 0% credit, we don't offer that though. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    The Cine6 has been designed as home cinema projector, though would do fairly well in pubs, due to it's small size. (Well relative to other CRT's) It is about 0.6x0.6x0.3m (WXDXH) in size.

    Initial impressions are good. Takes a while to set it up, if you've not done one before (Like me). The colour is impressive and of course it will do true blacks. It is being used with a Da-Lite 4:3 6ft wide screen, and the only inital problem with it is a horizontal line through the picture (something I beleive has been a problem with other 6's) The internal line doubler is functional nothing more, and a Iscan Pro is to be added next week.

    Unfortnately the day we put it in was the only day I left my copy of VE at home, so I will run it next time and report again.
     
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    Richard, whats the Throw Distance on 7ft 16:9 screen useing either a Cine 6 or a Cine 7?

    Also, the problem you mention about the horizontal line, is that expected or is it a fault?

    <br />please help,
     
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    There should be no horizontla line in the middle. This is usually caused by extreme linearity adjustments to compensate for improper physical installation I believe. No doubt Roland can enlightne us on this.

    The CINE7 at the event was 310cm to the front of the green lens. The screen width was 235cm. Hope this is of some use.

    Gordon
     
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    Gordon, is the 235cm 16:9 diagnal? if so, what is the Hight & Width?

    Cheers,
     
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    Graham,

    No 235cm is not the diagonal; it is the width, as Gordon said.

    At the event I was sat down level with the front of the projector stack (which I now learn was 310cm away from the screen and the picture looked awesome with the internal line-trippler engaged. What would be a more normal viewing distance?

    Cheers,<br />Liam
     
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    so whats that diagonally?

    sorry to sound thick but....
     
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    It should be 270.

    I hope it helps.
     
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    The Cine 6 was an evoloution of the Disaserous Barco Vision 508 (in that no one bought it)

    It is a product that was not designed by Barco but by the Indian company that Barco bought some years ago. <br />The potentail Market for the 508 was Pub/Club because it had no fans and would not attract the acid nicotine/tar. (If you think smoking is bad for your lungs you should see what it does to the insides of a projetor).<br />Any way Barco used thier expertise to imrove the cicuitry and add a line doubler to the 508 and make it a Cine 6. <br />It IS a HT projector and certainly would give the Ellie and Cheaper Seleco's a run for their money. It is not a cheap Cine 7!

    The Cine 6 comes with its own ceining mounts (x2 L shaped rails which you bolt to the ceiling).

    Coulple of points though. the Tuner is not an option any more (because this is not a pub/club projector)

    The Horizontal line is due to excessive North/South (top/bottom to you youngans)adjustment. All CRT projectors will do it if incorrectly setup. Barco and Electrohome are prone to it. When showing a white screen it shows as a bright or a dark line about half a scan line thick. How to cure it, install the projector whare it should be. don't be tempeted to put a Cine 6 any where other than where it says in the manual it will overheat and either be very difficult to keep converged or it will fail.

    Throw distance for 7ft wide screen<br />Cine 6 = 2.54m<br />Cine 7 = 2.90m

    Throw distance for 7ft diagonal screen<br />Cine 6 = 2.03m<br />Cine 7 = 2.37m

    These are to the front of the projector you need to add about 560mm for the length of the unit.

    One of the number buttons on a Sky satalite remote is also the same command as standby on the Cine 6. (projector needs to have its s/w address changed.)
     
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    i have had the cine 6 since june, the horizontal white line has a fix , barco installed a modification for this problem for me two weeks ago where you can fix it by remote control or at least minimize it so that you do not notice it, if you are hanging it from the ceiling you may find a problem in the winter if you have a gas fire for , the heat will ride to the ceiling which will cause a problem in the component source of the projector , all other sources are ok, there is also a fix for this barco fixed mine also two weeks ago, they replaced two small parts<br />which sweated when the heat got to much for them<br />check with barco to see if your projector has had the fix, not all dealers no about it , neither did barco it was us customers which found the faults. in saying all that you will not find the projector wanting , in the component mode it gave the cine7 a run for the money and beat other projectors hands down you will find yourselve admiring the picture quality as much as the movie
     
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