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Just Ordered a HD-A1 which Tranny?

fatrich

Active Member
Just Placed an order with Movietyme for the HD-A1, i know the questions have already been asked but can someone recommend a descent reliable tranny please?

it will be enclosed so some thing that dosent get too hot or buzz too loud

cheers


richard
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
fatrich said:
can someone recommend a descent reliable tranny please?
Its not that type of forum!! :eek:
 

lscolman

Well-known Member
Hi Rich,

I have a couple of US and Jap transformers from these guys...

http://www.airlinktransformers.com/

This is the 100VA (100W) 120Volt version which should be suitable for your needs, but check the Wattage requirements on the player first :smashin: ...

http://www.airlinktransformers.com/transformer/us0100-100va-american-120volt-transformer.asp

They are hand built silent toroidal transformers, and do a great job for my D-Theater players. I also have the 100V Jap version for my HLD-X9 laserdisc player, which they custom built, and then put on the web site for general sale!!

A great company to deal with. The main thing to bear in mind, is that you need good head room with transformers, ie. my D-Theater player draws 46 Watts, and the transformer above can supply 100 Watts. If you go for a cheapy 50W transformer, it will likely burn out, and can damage the player too.

Find out how many watts the player draws, and start from there.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Lee
 

fatrich

Active Member
lscolman said:
Hi Rich,

I have a couple of US and Jap transformers from these guys...

http://www.airlinktransformers.com/

This is the 100VA (100W) 120Volt version which should be suitable for your needs, but check the Wattage requirements on the player first :smashin: ...

http://www.airlinktransformers.com/transformer/us0100-100va-american-120volt-transformer.asp

They are hand built silent toroidal transformers, and do a great job for my D-Theater players. I also have the 100V Jap version for my HLD-X9 laserdisc player, which they custom built, and then put on the web site for general sale!!

A great company to deal with. The main thing to bear in mind, is that you need good head room with transformers, ie. my D-Theater player draws 46 Watts, and the transformer above can supply 100 Watts. If you go for a cheapy 50W transformer, it will likely burn out, and can damage the player too.

Find out how many watts the player draws, and start from there.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Lee

Many thanks Lee

richard
 

Cool-hand

Novice Member
Hi Fatrich

I totally agree with the above statements about headroom being required. I personally would allow even more to aviod buzzing and overheating. A member of this forum used a 50va tranny on his new HD-A1 and a few days later it burnt out and took the electronics out on the A1, you can do a search to find him. Whatever you go for make sure it has a thermal cut-out as well.

I personally recommend this unit from http://cpc.farnell.com
Its model no: TF00013

here

And if you later buy another US import item, ie. XBOX, PS3 or colour RC it has a second output. Its compact and dead quite.

Rgds

CH

Sorry yes, its Rated 300VA.
 

fatrich

Active Member
Cool-hand said:
Hi Fatrich

I totally agree with the above statements about headroom being required. I personally would allow even more to aviod buzzing and overheating. A member of this forum used a 50va tranny on his new HD-A1 and a few days later it burnt out and took the electronics out on the A1, you can do a search to find him. Whatever you go for make sure it has a thermal cut-out as well.

I personally recommend this unit from http://cpc.farnell.com
Its model no: TF00013

here

And if you later buy another US import item, ie. XBOX, PS3 or colour RC it has a second output. Its compact and dead quite.

Rgds

CH

Sorry yes, its Rated 300VA.

Thanks CH
is that what you paid £65.00 ish?
 

Cool-hand

Novice Member
Hi

Sorry bout the delay... Yes as you have prob paid now! Its a well built compact unit and is more than man for the job:thumbsup: Enjoy!!

CH

Where can I get king kong on HD-DVD?? Know one seems to know?:rolleyes:
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
I am trying to fix the old one first!! I think I know the problem and will swap some chips out this week together with added 'cooling' mods, probably friday....It would be be great to hold out a little longer as the only things I don't like about it are size, noise level and 'only' 720p resolution, if I can keep it going until the likes of the cheap 1080p DLP or Pearls come, then I think it will be a better use of my money, as I can address all these issues :)
 

fatrich

Active Member
Nic Rhodes said:
I am trying to fix the old one first!! I think I know the problem and will swap some chips out this week together with added 'cooling' mods, probably friday....It would be be great to hold out a little longer as the only things I don't like about it are size, noise level and 'only' 720p resolution, if I can keep it going until the likes of the cheap 1080p DLP or Pearls come, then I think it will be a better use of my money, as I can address all these issues :)

i am keeping my eye on the Pearl, might nip down to Elliotts when he starts demoing it,only problem is if i like it, which i know i will i will have to start converting my 20ft x15ft garage to accomodate it
Nick based on your experience if i go for a 8 or 9 ft screen how far back will the pj have to be (roughly)

richard
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
fatrich said:
Nick based on your experience if i go for a 8 or 9 ft screen how far back will the pj have to be (roughly)
Huge variaton here Richard depending on the throw of the projector, some almost site on the screen and others are at the back of the room!
 

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