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Mark Amayao

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HELLO ALL .....

OK upgrade bug has hit and I think this may be the cure ..... a projector

Now I have upgraded all of my equipment and will soon be acquiring a denon dvd1600 prog. player .... and a free suite of energy c-series speakers ( love contests ) and a s10.2 sub

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My beloved PT47WX51 is awesome ... bought it in the beginning of december and love it to death ...

i frequent this site a lot and never considered a front projection system ...

I came across chris collins theater ... and the information was straight to the point about how easy it really is to put together a fp-theater ... at minimul cost. AHHHH its all your fault lol .... loved his ideas now im in trouble ... thanks though.

but now here are my questions ... and other input is greatly appreciated.

Price japan .. how easy are they to deal with ... are the products like the ptae100 basically plug and play or do i have to deal with issues like Voltage 220 or 120 when it arrives? ... DENON DVD 1600 WITH DCDI scale of 1-10 how good of a source is this for the ptae100 ... component video with a screen size of 90" using chris collins' design? seating distance of maybe 10-12 feet. better screen size suggestion? ... ambient light is controlled ... can be pitch black if needed.

AND FINALLY ANYBODY HERE IN THE PORTLAND OREGON AREA HAVE A PTAE100 THAT I CAN MAYBE GET A GLIMPSE OF? ... IVE SEEN AWESOME SCREEN CAPS AT ANOTHER FORUM.BUT OF COURSE FIRST PERSON IS BEST.

I love this forum everyone is helpful either directly or indirectly ... this will be the cure ... Im done with upgrades really I PROMISE!

THANKS ALL.............
 

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Hey Mark, who is chris collins? I dont see him in the member listing.
 

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Price japan .. how easy are they to deal with ... are the products like the ptae100 basically plug and play or do i have to deal with issues like Voltage 220 or 120 when it arrives? ...
Very easy to deal with and excellent service. However, due to the nature of the transaction, if something goes wrong, it is more difficult to resolve. Read the return and warranty policy on their site.
As far as the AE100, there are no voltage issues that I know of. Just plug and Play. And I mean PLAY :) Out of the box it had great pq already, I just used Avia to tweak it.
PS: I also have a "budget" home theater. Lots of bang for the buck.
 

Mark Amayao

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he is posted on member theaters under "front projection theaters"

but how is the denon dvd1600 with faroudja dcdi as a source?

maybe scale it from one to ten? Ive heard and read about using a htpc .... using it to match pixel for pixel. cheapest way i can get a tower with dvd rom and the necessary software to run it like theatertek or windvd.

necessary specs of the computer and im talking cheap .... as an alternative to the denon .... which would be better? denon dvd or htpc?
 

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Most likely HTPC, cus it's versatile, but it may cost more than the denon (I'm not sure what that denon cost but, HTPC runs 500-1200+)
 

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Price japan .. how easy are they to deal with ... are the products like the ptae100 basically plug and play or do i have to deal with issues like Voltage 220 or 120 when it arrives? ... DENON DVD 1600 WITH DCDI scale of 1-10 how good of a source is this for the ptae100 ... component video with a screen size of 90" using chris collins' design? seating distance of maybe 10-12 feet. better screen size suggestion? ... ambient light is controlled ... can be pitch black if needed.
Price Japan is AWESOME! Have bought 15 or so projectors from him- perfect transaction every time. Be aware of the warranty issues. You must return this item to him in Japan. You pay the cost of shipping, and lose your toy for a few weeks. Even after you pay for return shipping in the event you need to return it, you still come out cheaper than the price it will be sold at in the US when it is released. (Some sites are taking pre-orders for it at $2000)

You will have NO voltage issues. Plug her in and fire her up!

Your Denon through component will produce EXCELLENT images. With a HTPC being a perfect 10, you would be looking at a 9 to a 9.5.

My screen size is currently 92 inches, and it seems like the perfect size for brightness and minimizing screen door. I sit 12 feet back. At one time, though, I was projecting a 106 inch image, and while the screen door still was not all that objectionable, the brightness and contrast seemed to suffer most.

Hope this helps! I have seen three projectors in action- the Sony VPL-VW11HT, the Sharp XV-Z9000, and this AE100. Are the more expensive ones better? You bet! Are they thousands and thousands of dollars better? Well, you be the judge of that, but in my opinion a resounding no.

Cheers

Andrew B.
 

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Easiest route is interlaced player with an iscan V1 plugged into ae100 VGA port. Looks awesome. Also the iscan can then be used for your other interlaced sources too. HTPC is good with the right video card (ATI or anything with iCDT or motion compensation) but kinda expensive and cumbersome compared to a stand alone DVD player.
 

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yes andrew that helped a lot and i am a lot more secure with doing business with price japan.

I may go with my denon dvd1600 with dcdi (499.99) most likely ..... but curious how much an iscan v1 would cost .... assuming this is some sort of external scaler/de-interlacer video proccessing unit ..

thanks for the input folks think i might do it ... hhmmm

thinkin about sellin the TV or give it to the folks ... will prolly let it go for the right price ... thanks all
 

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Unless I'm mistaken, but, if your denon dvd player has progressive scan on it, it will do what the iscan will do. I think line doublers maybe better than prog. dvd players but I really can't remember.
 

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Unless I'm mistaken, but, if your denon dvd player has progressive scan on it, it will do what the iscan will do. I think line doublers maybe better than prog. dvd players but I really can't remember.
The advantage of using the Iscan in this case is it allows you to play your DVD player through the VGA port on the AE100, which when set to wide mode provides a pixel perfect non-scaled representation of the source. In the end most people seem to agree its about a 10% or so increase in picture quality over using a progressive player through component.

Andrew B.
 

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One thing you may want to try is the Viewsonic VB50HRTV. The AE100's native resolution, where it produces the best PQ, is 852x480, which the $99 Viewsonic VB50HRTV has (848x480 to be exact), and the iScan does not. Personally, this is what I'd do if it was my money:

Denon 1600 (great choice BTW) out to a RGB transcoder (Audio Authority, Key Digital, etc) to the VGA input on the VB50, scaled to pixel perfect 848x480, to the VGA input on the AE100. You don't need a TV tuner because the VB50 has one built in.

The iScan (especially the Pro) is another great choice, but for the money, I'd give the nod to the VB50.
 

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So how much more of a picture improvement are the projectors with the resolution of 1024xblah-blah, etc?
 

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It varies with different projectors. With HDTV, you'll see the biggest improvement because all of the extra pixels are actually necessary (up to 1920x1080, I'd assume). With DVD and standard TV, you'd probably see less of a difference, most of which relates to the screendoor phenomenon (the more pixels you have, the closer you tend to have to be to see the screendoor).
 

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Oh okay , thanks I was wondering about that, because I plan to get a FP soon and I was concerned about how res. was going to affect the picture quality. But I will only use it for dvds anyway. I'll use my tv for HD.

BTW Gabe, what da hell is that website link in your profile do you work for apex of somethin? I'm expecting to see a home theater in there, lol....
 

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LaMarcus:
I guess it all comes down to how much you want to spend. There are some great projectors for all budgets. If you have the budget for XGA, you may end up prefering it to your TV for HDTV. Just a warning. ;)
GotApex is my website, but it's not a home theater website (& I personally am not a HT dealer). We just keep track of online deals, bargains, and coupons, most of which are computer and electronics related. Home theater just happens to be a hobby of mine, and I've bought more than my share of projectors in the last year or so. My current projector is an XGA model:
http://www.proxima.com/projectors/projector_detail.asp?pID=dp8000
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Three 1.3" PolySilicon TFT LCD's with Micro Lens Array
4:3 native XGA, 5:4 and 16:9 supported
800:1 Full on/off contrast
3000 ANSI lumens
85% uniformity
270 watt, 1500 hour SHP lens
13.2 lbs
Silicon Image PureProgressive DVDO processor w/10bit Video DACs
VGA (x2), DVI-D with HDCP compatibility, 5BNC, S-Vid, Composite
USB, Ethernet, RS-232
Two 2.5watt speakers plus 20watt subwoofer
 

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So Gabe, how much did that run you, and what do you do with the projectors when you upgrade?
 

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The current one (new) ran me $2940 shipped. I'll probably end up using it until I get bored with it and selling it for more later. That's what I've done with all of them. It's a good way to pay for the upgrades. If I didn't do this, there's no way the wife would let me constantly buy new toys. :D
 

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