Like a kid at Xmas!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Peter F., Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    I need to go to bed now, so that it'll be tomorrow sooner. My newest baby, the BenQ 8700+ should be here tomorrow. Coming from an X1, and watching a lot of HD, my expectations are high. I just can't wait.

    Peter
     
  2. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    I need to go to bed now, so that it'll be tomorrow sooner. My newest baby, the BenQ 8700+ should be here tomorrow. Coming from an X1, and watching a lot of HD, my expectations are high. I just can't wait.

    Peter
     
  3. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    X1 to 8700, big jump. Post back soon.
     
  4. MikeKaz

    MikeKaz Stunt Coordinator

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    good deal. let us know how the hd2+ chip performs.
     
  5. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    Neil, there was a 10 minute interlude with a Panasonic AE500, but the vertical banding was so bad even after the flicker tweak that my girlfriend refused to watch anything on the projector. After a five week ordeal with Panasonic Canada Service, they came back saying that the projector was within specifications. They offered a refund and I took it!

    Peter

    P.S. FedEx just called and the 8700+ will be here this morning!!!
     
  6. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Saw that projector at the "Canuck Shootout" a coupla months ago and it was fantastic.

    Bren
     
  7. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    I was at the Canuck shootout as well, and was very impressed by the 8700 and the Carada 1.4 white screen combo. I am deciding now as to size. I've got a 92" Digital Gray Lite Goo screen now and will probably go to 104" or 110" Carada.

    Peter
     
  8. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    x1 to HD2+ is quite a jump, you will have a wonderful time with it! [​IMG]

    enjoy!
     
  9. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    I've spent about 2 hrs with the machine, and I have to say I am very happy. HD pops off the screen with vibrance and detail. Colours look good, absolutely no major complaints.

    Now I can't wait to get the 104" Carada Brilliant White screen.

    X1 to 8700+
    92" Gray Goo Lite to 104" Carada 1.4
    Throw in the Momitsu V880 DVI I just got last month and...

    I'M IN HT HEAVEN!!!
     
  10. SteveFred

    SteveFred Stunt Coordinator

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    Congrats on the new projector.

    I think we all have a kid inside us, that's what makes life fun [​IMG]

    I cant wait to start my HT, but my Home isn't done being built yet, LOLOL...


    Steve
     
  11. Peter F.

    Peter F. Auditioning

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    I watched CSI and ER in HD, as well as Northshore on Fox in 480p last night. What a difference HD is on the 8700+. I think I was fooling myself that I wasn't missing much with the X1 when it came to HD. Fox 480p used to look as good as 720p or 1080i on the X1, now 480p is a noticable step down in detail, color etc.

    I think I'm in love!!!
     

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