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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Wil, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. Wil

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    Hooray! I finally took the plunge and upgraded from my ageing Toshiba rear projector.

    For a while the Ellie was top of the running but eventually I dared to go the second hand route seeing as you all seem to rate Roland so highly. If it weren't for your recommendation I wouldn't have dared go second hand.

    Well, he didn't let me down. I have a Barco 801s mounted on the ceiling and a 7 foot screen painted on the wall framed with black wood and a VSE20 lido. The results are every bit as astonishing as you all keep declaring about CRT. Two feet away from the screen and I cannot see a single dot or scanline. I might just as well be at the cinema.

    And Roland calls this miracle "half installed" and is coming back later to do the final convergence and sizing/tweaking.

    Even my wife is declaring that it is like watching completely different films, you notice detail in the backgrounds you don't normally see. The first evening I didn't get near it. She and a friend watched "An Affair to Remember" (some old Cary Grant chick's movie) and they had an absolute ball. I was up to 3 am re-watching all my favourite clips.

    So thanks everybody for recommending Roland. Unbelieveable.

    Best video sequence for demos is what I call "the egg flight" at the start of Disney's "Dinosaur".

    Incidentally, leads do make a difference. I put a snazzy one on the VHS and the resultant improvement was instantly visible.

    Once you go front projection at this size there is no going back.
     
  2. Jenz

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    Wil that's great to hear. Roland is actually right. A proper install is a 2 stage affair with a second set of convergence and focusing both electrical and mechanical a few weeks after install. It gives the projector chance to settle in so to speak.

    It also makes a further marked improvement!

    Regards Jenz.
     
  3. Paul D

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    I've only got three more days to wait until my BD808s is installed (Tuesday), not that i'm counting!. :devil:
    This week i've bought a Quadscan Elite Scaler and a Pioneer DV-737 DVD Player in readiness. Plus over £200 in new cables!.
    Now all i need is for Roland to work his magic, then i will be well and truly skint!.
    Will it be all worth it? i will let you know in four days!!! ;)
     

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