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Rd50 stunning display

Discussion in 'TVs' started by hifiboom, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. hifiboom

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    now I have my Rd50 calibrated and the quality is stunning.

    this display equals cinema.

    Hope it lasts a long time..... :thumbsup:
     
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    DVD Material played via PC DVI

    Stunning quality not far away from HD material with the help of WinDVD 7 Prograssive Output...
     
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    HDTV material. Absolut fine details, stunning vibrant colours, absolut cinema feeling...
     
  5. Razor

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    Hifiboom :hiya:

    Very nice pics mate. :smashin:

    Wheres all your AV gear. :rolleyes: It looks like you've just been robbed and the TV was too big to take. :D
     
  6. hifiboom

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    hhahaha Razor, no I just wanted to show my TV and not the other components....


    While I am here, I want to thank Razor and Steve and many other Optoma users that helped me to decide over 4 month.....

    As I always liked to see pics of the RD50 in real action, I want to give something back to these forum and help others to get an idea of that display...

    Its a shame Optoma Europe! your TW tech engineers did design a stunning display and you do nearly nothing to advertise it on the big hardly fighted market.....

    If I was your marketing CIO I would pull the hell to show these screens "calibrated correct" at local dealer, you would sell 10x if even 100x times more.....


    I have my dream set, and yes:

    if I look at the Sagem threads, I just can say, things only can get worse. My picture is at its best...

    What could be better?

    mmmmh

    maybe a 3-chip DLP Optoma Themescene RearPro , without RBE fx, but that would cost minimum 2x or 3 times more ..... and yes it would be exactly the same as sitting in local cinema....

    look at the mediaplayer HDTV Trailer and the 4 windows colours, and think about this:


    Its a picture of a display.....


    These colour accuracy is nearly perfect....

    My panasonic CRT which get 4,5/5 stars from what hifi 5 years ago is just like a piece of grap against this "home cinema". And thats the only right description for this display....

    just ordered a LG DV-9900H HDMI player. Hopefully it can deliver a good DVI picture that is nearly equal to what WinDVD is giving me.....

    maybe better?
     
  7. hifiboom

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    ey Razor,

    how do the colours look after a year of using this display. Do they fall apart? Does it look a little bit worse....

    Or don`t you see any effect on colour quality?
     
  8. Razor

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    Hifiboom :hiya:

    Save your money on a dvd player and grab a copy of Theater Tek.

    http://www.theatertek.com/

    The picture quality is fantastic. :eek: I was shocked when I saw how good it plays all files from divx, xvid, wmv, dvd to HD. It will wipe the floor with windows media player and is better than windvd7. :thumbsup:

    As for the colours there is no change, still looks brand new. :smashin:
     
  9. hifiboom

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    The player is really cheap, I will tell if its good or not...

    But I hate to start my Pc, change display from CRT to RD50, ...... just to view one DVD.

    I m more the plu`n`play type of a person, hit play and fine.....

    If I am not convinced with the LG I will return it.....

    I m happy that the colours did not change over the first year... :thumbsup:

    I just question because last time I went to electronic market I saw the Sammy L7 agin and the good performance moved to a very bad muddy display. Really very bad. Okay, these dsiplays play 12 hours or more a day, but I get afarid that mine will look like this one in two or 3 years....

    But maybe the pq of the Sammy is normally that bad.

    hehehe :rolleyes: :confused: :rotfl: :D :thumbsup:
     
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    I got a question to the other Optoma Rd50 users:

    the picture quality of the analog inputs seems to be quite bad...
    The picture has a bad colour tint on the scart, component and s-video inputs.....

    DVI, VGA and analog tuner seems to be fine.....
    so it is not the biggest problem for me, but I would like to use the component input without the colour tint.....I got two players right now and they look equally worse when connected through analog inputs. With my crt they both look fine.....
    so the inputs are calibrated wrong or the quality of that inputs is just worse....

    maybe Razor?
     
  11. Razor

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    My componet-i is fine as is my RGB scarts. Dont forget Hifi you have to set up each input independantly. If you have done this already maybe it needs some fine tuning. The manual doesn't explain how to use half the features in the settings menu.

    :)
     
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    Any chance of getting some bigger Hi quality pictures up on somwhere like image shack.

    I've always liked the Optoma RD50 more than any other DLP RPTV I've seen.
     
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    pm me your email and i ll send to you....

    it is a killer display.....


    only bad thing for me is the bad analog inputs....

    The DVI input and VGA is much better..... maybe a calibration problem with my TV, but I remember the problems with tints on Sagem Axium HD50 and FW Updates.... that solved the problems...
     
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    mmmmm.....

    well i guess its time to finally retune all my settings for my channels :)

    after 1 month and 1 week without my tv im just glad to have something to watch my smallville, scrubs, 70's show and O.C season 2 on.

    evening razor san :) :hiya: :hiya: :hiya:

    now you can post us all your settings again for hifi :lesson:
     
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    How Did You Calibrate Your Tv?!?!?!?!
     
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    how would i output 1o80i from a pc to my tv?

    the tv max res is 1280 x 720 so im slightly confused about it.

    can someone elaborate more on this please
     
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    i have tried 1080i and it does work fine, it is rescaled down to the native 720p (1280x720) so it is no win in quality...

    I`ve also get my LG HDMI DVD DivX Player 9900H, which can output 576i, 576p, 720p and 1080i and it does cost only 110€ and has HDMI Output. The component PQ is quite good but not equal to the PQ I get when I use a PC and WinDVD. The colours are not that brilliant....

    Hopefully I`ll get my HDMI-DVI cable tomorrow and be able to test the digital output of that cheap player....

    cheap players always have bad D/A converters. But the HDMI should deliver superbe PQ.

    I will give you more info tomorrow...

    cheers,
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    If the set doesn't support 1920x1080 then you can't watch it at its native resolution. Your media player will downscale the picture to the maximum resolution of the graphics driver, e.g 1280x720. Some DPL TV's can display a 1080i signal using internal processing, but the current HD-DLP chips are a native 1280x720.
     
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    thanks that just answered my question :lesson:
    oh.... i need some HD films :( somebody pm and send me some :D :thumbsup:
     
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    thank you Dabs for the good link..... i love viewing HD files.... i will download all of them

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :hiya: hehehe
     
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    now I have the LG HDMI player, it is okay.....

    but

    PC WinDVD picture over DVI is better because:

    - stronger colours
    - sharper
    - more detailed
    - deeper impression
    - more configurable : brightness/contrast/gamma

    Razor you was right......

    things that are better:

    - no studder / judder perfect 50Hz
    - easy to use

    With my Pc DVDs look nearly as good as HD material!!!

    thats nice!

    :thumbsup:
     
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    how far are you away from the set?
     
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    What make is RD50? Is it a new model?

    Edit: excuse my ignorance but this is the Optoma tv with the infamous 60hz issue hehe. Being an xbox owner i just couldn't live without my 60hz but for movies at 50hz this tv would be heaven which brings me to my next question, has an almighty TV been released yet with no problems? Just incase it was snuck out the backdoor without me knowing about it :D
     
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    Glad your happy with the performance. :smashin: If you can try Theater Tek as it is even better than Windvd7. :eek:
     
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    If you have an nvidia card try NvDVD, generally acknowledged to give the best picture for DVD playback. I have used this in the past to watch dvds via my PC while connected to my optoma front projector.

    P.S. Nvdvd is not a player but just the codecs which are used no matter what playback software you use. Zoom Player is the best as it lets you choose what codec you want to use if you have multiple installed as you do because you installed WinDVD.
     
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    I have a ATI X800XT PE which is why I use fddshow. :smashin:
     
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    now I have exchanged my ASUS A8N SLI with a passive cooled Gigabyte K8N-SLI. Now my Pc is nearly totally silent. And has perfect picture quality as WinDVD seems to be using the Geforce hardware features for optimized DVD playback... Just looks fantastic!!! sharpness is rendered perfectly. It looks nearly as good as some mid-quality HD material, with little more noise....

    Thats very good performance.....

    Now it is truely an impressive set.....

    I just need the Windows media keyboard for more remote access http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=038
     
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    I could be wrong but I think Windvd uses its own codecs and not nvidias. I really can't recomend enough trying out Theater Tek. It has to be seen to be beleived. :eek: :eek: :eek:

    http://www.theatertek.com/
     
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    I couldn`t see much difference between winDVD and Theatertek......
     

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