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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:43 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 16 2004 - 11:43 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted June 16 2004 - 03:41 PM

X1 to 8700, big jump. Post back soon.
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeKaz

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Posted June 16 2004 - 04:49 PM

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

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 17 2004 - 01:41 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted June 17 2004 - 02:38 AM

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

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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 17 2004 - 06:01 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles

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Posted June 17 2004 - 07:54 AM

x1 to HD2+ is quite a jump, you will have a wonderful time with it! Posted Image

enjoy!

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 17 2004 - 09:10 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   SteveFred

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Posted June 17 2004 - 09:17 AM

Congrats on the new projector.

I think we all have a kid inside us, that's what makes life fun Posted Image

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


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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter F.

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Posted June 18 2004 - 07:28 AM

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!!!