Well the trek is finally over!. My Barcodata 808s was installed today. First impressions:- Superb! We encountered a couple of problems but got there in the end. The physical install was done very quickly indeed. Then Roland got to work setting up the raster/convergence etc. Then we come to fire up the Quadscan Elite. The keys glowed dimly, the small fan whirled but nothing came on the built in display. I quick gander inside revealed a small ribbon had come adrift (rough handling in transit?). "Bingo" the red display burst into life!. The next couple of hours involved setting up for various aspects/inputs/50hz-60-hz etc. The "Iris2" was put to good use, doing a basic converge which Roland then tweaked. This setup is only a "to do", until he returns in a couple of weeks to do some more fine tuning.(He visits at least twice!) After Roland departed i settled down to watch a couple of dvds i know well. Roland reckons the picture is 70% tuned, but the picture produced is still very very good. Toystory2 was first up:- This film is very bright and ideal demo for all PJs and used to make my Sony vw10ht sing. The fine detail was not as good as the sony, ie the blue wallpaper in Andys bedroom was not showing the "stippled" texture. Also Woodys jeans just looked blue, rather than showing the denim texture etc. This will certainly be down to the focus/dot shape/convergence, that Roland will be doing on his next visit. It might also be the Quadscans filters losing some detail. Gordon might be modding the Q.S to improve the sharpness. Having mentioned the negatives first i will now get to the good points!. The colours are simply gorgeous, totally unforced. The detail in both the light and dark areas is immense. I have taken photos of the same scenes, which i took using the Sonyvw10ht(inc A Bugs Life). I think they will look very different!. (watch this space) Next up was Dinosaur. Why? The very dark scenes of course!!!. Forget velvet blacks, this was liquid black!. During the meteor scene, the sky goes from jet black to full on fireball. Starting with just a little red/orange ball in the middle of a black screen, then just growing to a fire breathing monster. The fireball actually seems to glow as such, due to the immence contrast range. I then went back to the "Egg will travel" scene. The lowest blacks to the highest whites just pull you right into the picture, and yet the projector isn't fully setup yet!. I also watched scenes from The Fifth Element/Mission impossible2 with the same conclusions!. We attempted to setup the Home PC, but the Barcos got a nine pin "D" and my lead ends with 15!. We did set it up by swopping over to the BNC input used by the scaler. But later this week i will cut off the 15 pin "D" and solder on a "nine pin". Flightsim/HTPC will have to wait!. There are a couple of picture issues yet to be sorted, but Roland knows what they are and will sort them out on his next visit. Thats it for now (finally!), i will sort out those pics this week.