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PLUS Piano...half price Sim2?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ian_guinan, Aug 2, 2001.

  1. ian_guinan

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    Check this out.

    <a href="http://www.plus-vision.com/en/news/2001/0621_piano.html" target="_blank">http://www.plus-vision.com/en/news/2001/0621_piano.html</a>

    The german price has been quoted as 3500euros (around £2200?)

    I'd love to hear if anyone else has heard/seen anything about this projector.

    Ian Guinan
     
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    There was a thread about this a while back on avsforum discussing the projector central review.

    Basically they said it produced an excellent picture as it had superb de-interlacing BUT no progressive input. Unit was 'almost silent and contrast at 600:1 was good but with lumens at 450 then you need a light controlled environment.

    Full details here:<br /><a href="http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/006800.html" target="_blank">http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/006800.html</a>
     
  3. ian_guinan

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    No progressive input would be quite a foolish thing for them to do....don't they read these forums!

    Thanks for the link.

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    See this;

    <a href="http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_details.cfm?part_id=1260" target="_blank">http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_details.cfm?part_id=1260</a>

    It seems to state that the projector can accept 480p...or am I misreading these specs?

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    It would appear to have a digital input (DVI?) and a standard PC RGBHV (on a D-sub) input, which can take 1024 x 768p.
     
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    The Piano has the sil503 deinterlacing chip (as used in dvdo iscan pro) so arguably doesn't need 480p progressive scan ability.Advance word from people who have seen it recently is very good,rock solid sharp pics from an s-video feed.
     
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    This looks very interesting for those of us who like the film-like qualities of DLP but are worried about the rainbow effect - I'm guessing that the 4x RGB colour wheel will reduce it considerable, if not eliminate it completely (unless you've got bionic eyes !!)

    Another plus (no pun intended) for me is the (relatively) low ANSI lumens. This is because I will be using the projector in a room with light coloured walls, which means I have to worry about all that reflected light bouncing around the place - intefering with my beloved black levels.

    Also I tend to find that an image that is too bright strains my eyes, so for me bigger ANSI is not better.

    Fortuately my HC room has the advantage of total blackout, so ambient light isn't a problem.

    I think that the combination of DLP, low lumens & high contrast ratio with minimum rainbow artefacts may just produce the ideal viewing combination.

    Can't wait to see it.

    However, on the down side - Why no zoom lens? It makes positioning a bugger!!!

    Sam
     

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