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It's time for another Austin meet!!!!!


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted March 16 2006 - 02:32 PM

Hold your breath everyone, it's time for an AUSTIN HTF GET TOGETHER!!! It's been ages since we've had a meet, so gosh darnit, it's about time!

Humphrey and I are going to do a comparison of the AE900 and CRT next Saturday, the 25th, at 7:30 at my place. He also suggested Jay might be interested in bringing over his AE700 to do an old model vs current model comparison. And, if we have time we'll watch a movie after the demos. If anyone wants to bring other projectors to add to the mix, please feel free, the more the merrier.

#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Mark Hayenga

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Posted March 16 2006 - 04:16 PM

I'll be there. Any chance you guys will have filters on hand? I'd like to see what help an ND filter would have on my old Sharp.
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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Chad Anson

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Posted March 18 2006 - 09:17 AM

Count me in.

#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted March 18 2006 - 04:09 PM

Of course I'll be there.

Equipment I'll be bringing:
  • Panny AE900
  • Oppo Digital Upscaling DVI DVD Player
  • 15' DVI -> HDMI cable (monoPrice)
I have a 10' DVI->DVI cable as well. Speak up if I need to bring it as well.

Chad will you bring your 81C filter? I'd love to see any differences it makes.
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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Chad Anson

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Posted March 19 2006 - 10:58 AM

I paid for 2-day shipping, so I should have it in time.

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Bob Yarbrough

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Posted March 19 2006 - 11:14 AM

I will be there with my Mits HC3000U. Do I need to bring my Oppo DVD player? Anyone going to be there that is a whiz at calibration? I have AVIA and the GetGrey disk. Should have Hoya 77mm multicoated filter by then as well.

Also will need contact info and directions.

#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted March 19 2006 - 03:24 PM

Which filter is that?
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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Jay.H

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Posted March 20 2006 - 02:43 AM

I'll be there with my AE700. Looking forward to see the differences in the upgrade.

Bob,
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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Hank Frankenberg

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Posted March 20 2006 - 03:21 PM

Bob: Welcome to the Austin group of crazies.

I'll try to make it (daughter and her fiance will be here - maybe I'll drag 'em along).

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Chad Anson

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Posted March 20 2006 - 04:55 PM

Jonathan, can we bring any food or drinks?

#11 of 27 OFFLINE   James Phung

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Posted March 21 2006 - 09:44 AM

I'd like to come. I could bring my ND2 filter. I don't think I need to bring my 4805 but I could if there's interest. I can dig up some HD content if we need some of those to play, presumably off of Jonathan's HTPC.

#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted March 21 2006 - 11:39 AM

Chad,

Feel free to bring whatever snacks and/or drinks you'd like. Except for beer. We have a ban on the smell of beer here. Any other alcohol is fine, just not beer.

James,

The ND2 filter would be a fun comparison against Chad's 81C. People can see the effects of cutting light output vs color correcting.

#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted March 21 2006 - 11:52 AM

Is the ND2 a 77MM? That's what the Panny uses. I'd like to see what difference it might make. Last night looking at the black levels on the new Panny I was very happy. Would be interesting to see if it could get better but I know it'll be a challenge.
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#14 of 27 OFFLINE   James Phung

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Posted March 21 2006 - 12:35 PM

The ND2 is a Hoya 62mm. If anything, we could hold it over the panny's lens. Posted Image I'm at 1700 hours on the 4805 and I still got the filter on, it still seems too bright without it.

#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Mark Hayenga

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Posted March 21 2006 - 04:15 PM

A DVI->DVI cable would be helpful for my Sharp projector. It takes DVI only, or I also have a VGA->DVI adapter (I use component video->VGA->DVI on my setup).
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#16 of 27 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted March 21 2006 - 06:25 PM

I have a DVI-DVI cable I can bring if that means you are bringing your Sharp Mark. Also DVI to HDMI cable and a few misc adapters.
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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Mark Hayenga

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Posted March 23 2006 - 07:08 PM

That would be very helpful Humphrey. Also I can bring my screen (Dalite Insta-theater) if anyone wants. It's a little wavy like any roll-up non-tensioned screen, but it's not too bad and actually looks pretty good for a gain screen.
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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Nils Luehrmann

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Posted March 24 2006 - 02:18 AM

Doc, if you like I could bring over one of the 8300HD DVR's?

Also, are there any additional DVDs you might like me to bring along?

#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Nils Luehrmann

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Posted March 24 2006 - 02:19 AM

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See you all tomorrow night!

#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Bob Yarbrough

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Posted March 25 2006 - 12:18 AM

Jonathan, Nils or ?

Someone call me at 750-2751 with time and directions to Johnathans.

My email is DOWN until monday or tuesday.