If I moved from LCD to CRT..??

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museumsteve

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what are the main pro's and cons.?
I have a Panny AE100 and think it's great. I have a dedicated room (15x11 approx) and an MDF screen.
I use the panny for most things incl DVD, sky+, videogames all through an Iscan.
I don;t want to make the move if I wont benefit quality wise or if I have to take a dive and drop anything I currently use the room for.
Entry unit, any recommendations.:)

Any replies would be appreciated.

Bloody swore I would stop at the Panny..:D does this lark ever really stop..;)
 

Messiah

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I had an Epson TW100 which I sold after 3 weeks and bought a Barco 701s. Not set it up yet but the reason for changing was solewly picture quality and as good as the Epson was I was blown away by the 701s with a Quadscan Pro. Nuff said??
 

Roland @ B4

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CRT is not always for every one (Mostly wives) but a properly set up CRT will leave any LCD projector standing. The fact you have an Iscan already will help.
The greatest difference you will see is in the black detail and the genral illumination of the screen in the black sections.
THe only real way to see the difference is to see it.
 

museumsteve

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cheers Roland. I'll have to see if I can get over to CRTbobs and take a peek unless there's anyone in the farnborough/aldershot area that wouldn;t mind making me a coffee and a quick demo..;)
Missus is not a problem cos Im fortunate to have a dedicated room..:)
Does a CRT need a proper white screen as opposed to the grey for LCDs..(black/contrast issue)
Also an Iscan will only output to 800x600, is this right and if so would a quadscan or Deuce SDQ be a better choice.
I feel like I;m talking myself into one anyway.
Lastly, whats the difference on Barco between Graphics and Data..
 

Messiah

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You won't regret it? But you will miss the popcorm muching neighbours, people walking in front of you, ice cream on the seats, etc :D

Think you can live with that?
 

Jeff

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Steve,

You are more than welcome to come and have a look at my setup. Basingstoke is only 20 minutes away from Farnborough.

Barco Data 1209s
HTPC SDI Scaler
Denon 1600 SDI DVD player.

Jeff
 

gizlaroc

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there you go steve, Jeffs' offer sounds good.

I warn you now though once you have seen it you will have bought one within days ;)

OK lets start the betting, I say Steve will have his first CRT before the end of November.

I would stick with the iscan for now and maybe look at upgrading when the new wave of scalers are out if you get the urge.

Oh and you could sell your ae100 and get a CRT that blows it away and a screen and still have some change.

Give Roland a bell and see what he has at the mo, he is only half an hour or so from you.
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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Steve,

Go to Jeffs.

Iscan only de-interlaces no scaling. This means it's 480P from NTSC and 576P from PAL.

HTPC or scalers are much better for the 8"and 9" brigade. You'll get money on the Iscan without too much of a problem I'd think.

Oh and I know this guy in Scotland with a nice 9" Sony going cheap...

Gordon
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by Gordon, Convergent-AV
Oh and I know this guy in Scotland with a nice 9" Sony going cheap...

I would have loved to upgrade to something like that but isn't it true that they sound like a helicopter? :D

Steve, in answer to one of your previous questions, grey screens are only for digital projectors because they can't resolve black, unlike CRTs which can.
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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Gag: The 1292's have a few fans so are noisier than most CRT's. However, I have replaced the ones in one of mine with Papst low noise units. I will also have a go at different mountings to reduce noise further lastly fit a fan mod board to slow down some key units.

Where there's a will there's a way!

Gordon
 

GagHalfrunt

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Gordon:

Good luck, keep us posted on the outcome.

The info would probably be useful.
 

ReTrO

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Originally posted by Gordon, Convergent-AV

Oh and I know this guy in Scotland with a nice 9" Sony going cheap...


I thought they only whirred a bit. Mind you mine went cheap also, it it something about pj's from Scotland and that guy?
 
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