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Vidikron - Vision one, over in Classifieds.

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jase, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. Jase

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    Just spotted this in the Classified section.

    I was wondering what the likes of Roland or Gordon think of this projector in comparison to the high end Barco´s.

    No chance of me actually buying one, just interested in the opinions of the people in the business.

    regards<br />Jase
     
  2. Roland @ B4

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    My personal felling is that it should hold its ground with the other 9" EMF projectors of its class Sony G90, Electrohome 9500, BArco 1209. I have had a few dealings with replacing these units due to unreliability but it would not be fair to say that is the general situation.

    The projector was based on the Electrohome 9500 chasis. The biggest and IMHO best improvement they made was to change the case. <br />The seller would do well to explain whey they have a brand new projector in this condition.

    The wording in the add about takes tends to make me think this is a dealer and not from the UK.<br />Bearing in mind if pushed you could probably get a Brand new Barco Cine Max for the same money I would say the pricing is a bit on the heavy side.
     
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    Is the demand for these high end projectors a very small niche of the market or is it larger than we would at first assume?

    I wonder how many of the people who can afford these systems actually know of the different systems available to them in the price bracket they´re willing to spend. Or is it a case of "Here´s 100 grand, i want a home cinema"!!

    Again, i wonder if there are installations out there that could have been so much better for the same money?
     
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    I know of only one UK resident with a Vision1. He has had nothing but trouble from it and now prefers to use Barco. I've never seen it so can't comment on it's actual performance.

    I would say this though. There has been much speculation in the US as to just what Vidikron do to the basic Electrohome/Christie chassis to double it's price. The consenus seems to be they put it in a nice box. Even Chris Stephens, Vidikron tweaker extraordinaire seems to imply that there's nothing out of the ordinary about the Vidikron version of the Marquee. He only did his mods it seems because Madrigal brought out the MP9 (another Christie based unit) which appears to actually have some mods done to it.

    If this is the case, and you don't mind a not so pretty box then why not buy a s/h or B stock Christie unit for less. I thought the Vision1 was based on a 9500LC chassis. If it is then the UK price is about the same I think. If it's a 9500 non-lc then there's a saving in buying Christie version.

    Now on to performance. I've seen an MP9 and I've seen a CineMAX and a few others too. The CineMAX is the one I would want to play with more....I think with higher resolution stuff that will become available it'll show it's superiority over the competition.

    I'm also not sure why someone would have a Vison1 cased, unopened on a pallet......Still, if you've got the dosh..go for it..They do look nice in the pictures!

    Gordon
     
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    Believe me, if i had a spare 50 grand and somewhere to house a projector of this kind, you guys would be the first to know!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    thanks for your comments.

    regards<br />Jase
     
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    For sale.

    Dnalor QVCB4 video projector

    8" tubes based on established Barco 808<br />Availabe in any colour

    £30,000 will travel
     
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    Jase: The market for expensive CRT based projectors is VERY limited in this country. Most folk who purchase them do not do research and are not aware of what's available. There are select enthusiasts but they are in the minority in this instance. Most folk who spend £50,000 on a projector have put the choice in the hands of their Interior Designer, Arcitect or Audio Visual Consultant. This isn't always a bad thing though. Not all consultants choose devices they make the most money on, some tend to choose products and suppliers who offer exceptional performance, back up and reliability. They want an easy life you know!...don't we all....

    We get on well with one of the VERY top custom installers in this country. They don't sell many CRT devices...it's a small market. Much bigger is the fixed panel one and that, unfortuantely, is the way it'll play out till the death of CRT.

    GF1 UPS(Ultimate projection system)<br />Based on Barco CineMAX,<br />Special features built in Iscan doubler board.<br />3 lens panamorph attachments( anamorphic lens)<br />Comes in any colour as long as it's Black.<br />Free Install and Calibration anywhere in WORLD.<br />£P.O.A<br />hahahaha!

    Gordon
     
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    Roland.<br />I'm very interested in this Dnalor QVCB4 just a couple of questions:-

    Is the price including VAT?

    Will you throw in some composite leads, as i will only be using it with my Matsui VHS recorder?

    Because the price will use up all my budget, will projecting on to a bare brick wall (painted white) be OK?

    When you come to install it, how long will you need alone with my wife?

    Does the QVC bit mean it does.<br />Q = Quadrupling<br />V = Video(composite)<br />C = Component(progressive?)<br />B4 = Before I get scr*wed

    Would it be better than my VW10HT?

    Would you accept £29,000 for cash?(or am i being really cheeky?)

    Would you be willing to throw in a "FULL" weeks warranty?(excluding the tubes of course!)

    Thank you... Ima Knob

    [ 30-09-2001: Message edited by: fulabeer ]</p>
     
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    I don't believe it!.

    I've just seen a "Dnalor QVCB4" on ebay for £25,000! with only 500 hours use as well.

    So Roland i will have to "pass" on your machine! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />

    Or can you beat this price? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    I think i've had too many beers... <img src="graemlins/clown.gif" border="0" alt="[Clown]" />
     
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    The Dnolar QVCB4 at £25,000 must be a fake. Be very wary you could be being ripped off!

    Your offer sounded interesting. Need pictures of the wife before negotiations can be completed.
     
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    LOL
     

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