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The Ultimate source....perhaps....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gordon @ Convergent AV, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I've been thinking for a while that it would be quite cool to get HiDef Video material over here to really show off a good theater system. My little mind was working overtime on how I could get someone to record off air programming and then send me the tapes. All I'd have to do is get a DVHS player that was HiDef capable and Bob's your Uncle!

    Well...that was the idea! Of course, it'd be in 1080i but it'll still look great, even better once de-interlaced to 1080P through our Vigatec processor. Only thing is I don't know anyone who can do it.

    So imagine my joy to hear this today. A new HiDef programming company in the US have plans to sell pre-recorded Hollywood films on DVHS in HiDef 1080i.... WOWOW. Am I sad or what coz I'm starting to save for my new bit of hardware now.

    You'll be able to buy the tapes from <a href="http://www.hd.net" target="_blank">www.hd.net</a>

    Gordon
     
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    Yes indeed, you are a sad man!!! (Can I borrow the kit when you have it!?)
     
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    $hit, Gordon you just cost me a grand.<br />Eric
     
  4. Roland @ B4

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    Quote from HD net

    and even a beauty pageant!

    Now that could have more posiblities.

    Gordon you'll need this too. <a href="http://www.baseballtips.com/baseball/baseball_slang.htm" target="_blank">Baseball Slang</a>
     
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    Gordon, that's exactly what Owl-Video did on Sunday at LIVE 2001, useing a Sim2 800CRT and a JVC DVHS Video. And pretty damn good it looked too!
     
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    Yes I went to the Live 2001 show (wasn't too impressed at all) the SIM was cool though, but the guy doing the talking came out with some very big claims regarding the SIM range "the pinnacle of home cinema" was one I remember. I mean I'm no authority on the subject by a long stretch, but I've seen some Barco's etc that have looked just as good if not better than the kit they had on show.

    Just out of interest did anybody who went to the show notice the two HUGE barco projectors on the MS stand? What on earth were they! Big black and impressive or what! I'd imagine to transport them there they just put wheels on them and towed them <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    Cheers

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    The two black PJ's on Microsoft stand were Barco G10 ELM (Extreem Light Machines) they are 3chip dlp (1024x768) and rated at 10,000 ansi lumens. - Cost £70,000.

    It has a bigger brother the R12 12,000 ansi lumens<br />(1280x1024) £90,000 and yes there is one in a home cinema in the UK!
     
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    Nahh come on you've gota be yankin my chain!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> You'd need two cinema rooms. One to watch the movie in and one to put the PJ in <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    I think the phrase "More money than sense" fits well here <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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  9. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Actually probably three rooms...one for cinema, one for projection room and one for the cooling plant for the projector..........

    Gordon
     
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    Anybody remember the CRT monster that Barco brought to CEDIA UK last year? 10" tubes, and it took up half the room! Coupled with a v. expensive Faroudja scaler/processor, it was reckoned to be about £100,000 in total. Now that was an excellent picture!
     
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    Simon: Never went to the last UK CEDIA. If you mean the one before that it was a Barco812 12" unit. This is a two box projector. It was being fed from a Snell and Wilcox Interpolator.

    Compared to the image at the Event with the CineMAX and the Interpolater that was PANTS....IMHO. hahaha...Of course I wouldn't be upset if someone gave me that set up as a present you know.
     
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    Guess who set it up. (Smug git) <img src="graemlins/clown.gif" border="0" alt="[Clown]" />

    Barco have improved the 12" projector it is now the BArco Reality 912 and comes in one massive box.

    Strangely it is not as high a resolution as the CineMax but if you want bright from a CRT this is the beast. The dynamic range is fantastic. They are easier to set up than an 808.

    I guess you could always double stack them and enploy and engineer full time to keep tweeking.

    [ 28-09-2001: Message edited by: Roland@B4 ]</p>
     
  13. Nick Beecham

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    Gordon

    To return to the original subject of your post, are you able to say what DVHS player I should buy to be able to take advantage of this? Also I looked at the company's website using the link on your post but I couldn't find any reference to the company selling tapes.

    Cheers
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    Hi Nick,

    The guy, Mark Cuban, said that this was his intention. They are still negotiating for rights for films I think. Hopefully it wont be too long before they actually manage to do it.

    I haven't had time to look in to what Deck to buy for this purpose myself. I'm going to do a bit of research but wait until the tapes are out before purchasing.

    Don't worry. You are first on my list of folk to tell once I've got this all sussed.

    Gordon
     
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    You could try contacting Nigel at Path Premier (they distribute Proceed, Revel, Mark Levinson etc.), as they have been using high-def D-VHS material for a while for demos.

    They should be on the links page.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    All very exciting.

    Cheers
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    I don't know about ultimate source, but I think we may have the ultimate use of DVD!

    I'm involved with a demo on Digital Cinema at the NFT (National Film Theatre, on the Suth Bank in London)tomorrow night where we are using a Denon 5000 DVD player connect to a Snell & Wilcox HD upconverter to a Barco D-Cinestar DLP Cinmea projector. If you think an 812 is on the chunky side you should see this baby! and it will be projecting onto a 35' wide screen.

    It may not be 'home theatre' for any of us, but it's still fun to see how DVD looks at that size!

    If anyone is actually in the London area Tuesday night (16/10/2001), the event is open to the public (tickets through the NFT box office) and starts at 6:30pm through to 8:30pm. They will be showing all levels of material from DV and DVD through Digital Betacam to HD and the relevent sections of 35mm film as well - should be an interesting night!

    Hopefully this plug isn't against the rules - the event is non-profit making.

    p.s. Nick / Retro, I don't think PAth Premier have a website - but certainly contact Nigel for assistance.

    Hope this is of interest

    Richard Ansell
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