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Rd50 stunning display

hifiboom

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SD RF feed tuner signal
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
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
 

hifiboom

Standard Member
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?
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
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:
 

hifiboom

Standard Member
Razor said:
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:

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:
 

hifiboom

Standard Member
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?
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
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.

:)
 

Billy Hunt

Established Member
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.
 

locky79

Established Member
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:
 

locky79

Established Member
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
 

hifiboom

Standard Member
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,
hb
 

mrmoo

Established Member
locky79 said:
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
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.
 

locky79

Established Member
thanks that just answered my question :lesson:
oh.... i need some HD films :( somebody pm and send me some :D :thumbsup:
 

hifiboom

Standard Member
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:
 

FlyingBig

Standard Member
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
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
hifiboom said:
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:



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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