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Old 06-06-2010, 02:29 AM   #41
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I don't know how to "link" them from the gallery so I transferred them from littlepic.com That's the only way i know how to do it! BTW househead...I LOVE the screen in your theater! Looks awesome!! That's my next upgrade...a 2:35 screen & anamorphic lens!
Just righ click on the picture in your gallery, go to properties, highlight the address, copy it, and then paste it in image tages.


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Thanks Kurtis. Since you're already familiar with Carada you will love it.
I'm hoping to get a carada screen sooner or later. I have some other costs I have to deal with first though. Do you have any suggestions as to which Carada you found to be the best?
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:45 AM   #42
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I used Snowball IV's recommended camera settings and shot these after my calibration tonight. Shot with lowest compression setting and saved in .PNG format. No other compression occurred other than what Blu-ray.com does to them. Used Avatar for screenshot test.

I used a KODAK DX7440 camera on a tripod.

I stood in several images to give a sense of scale. I am 6'2" tall.


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Old 06-06-2010, 07:43 AM   #43
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Just checked my lamp hours, have 2200 hours on my bulb (and around that many when photos where taken). In the last 100 hours though I have seen a significant drop in pq. I on average have used the projector for a bit over 3 hours a day. To be fair when I did get it I had several weekend movie marathons with some mates. Due to the constantly dimming image I have just bought myself a new globe ($400AU out of my 3d projector savings , but I don't plan on uying a 3D projector untill at least it's second generation, unless the first is on the same level as the panasonic 3d tv's ) and should hopefully have it in the next week or so.
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Good call on getting a new bulb and holding off on the 3D savings.

I think my plan for the 3D is to talk a friend (one with a TV,... actually I don't know anyone else with a front projector) into getting it setup and then they will be dying to show it off so I'll go watch movies at their place once in a while.

I have several people that love to come watch movies at my place. I also know someone who loves movies but still has a standard def CRT TV. (A nice one but it's calling for replacement.)

For now, I'm taking the same approach I take to classic cars. I love to see them but I'll let someone else deal with all the work.

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Old 06-06-2010, 12:20 PM   #45
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Just checked my lamp hours, have 2200 hours on my bulb (and around that many when photos where taken). In the last 100 hours though I have seen a significant drop in pq. I on average have used the projector for a bit over 3 hours a day. To be fair when I did get it I had several weekend movie marathons with some mates. Due to the constantly dimming image I have just bought myself a new globe ($400AU out of my 3d projector savings , but I don't plan on uying a 3D projector untill at least it's second generation, unless the first is on the same level as the panasonic 3d tv's ) and should hopefully have it in the next week or so.
Suntory ~ Thanks for this post .

I am at about 2,500 hours on my bulb . I have had the PJ for almost A year & it had about 1,800 hours on it when I got it . I do have a brand new bulb waiting . So I think I might put the new one in to see how much better the PQ is & just keep the used one for A Emergency back up .

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Still learning how to use my new camera (Canon SX210 IS), but I took a few shots with it today that came out pretty nice. The images don't look quite as sharp as they actually do on the screen though.

Madagascar 2 - Gotta love the black levels from the Epson 8500UB!

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Sorry about the slight skew to the top of the image. I had the tripod just under the projector lens to get these. In fact, I think you can see the top of the camera at the bottom edge of the image. Oops! For bigger versions and a few other snaps, hit my gallery.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:28 AM   #47
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some real beautiful screen shots so far, I don't think I can win but it can't hurt to throw my hat in.






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Zed and Reverend nice shots guys. Zed, I'm taking some Pulp Fiction shots tonight in honor of your screen name!
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Did some more playing with my camera with Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Red Cliff.



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Some excellent photos guys. Remember you can upload as many as you want, but only three go into the fnal competitioon.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:52 AM   #51
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this is too much fun.



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Old 06-07-2010, 06:01 AM   #52
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Love the Pulp Fiction screenshot Househead, glad my moniker inspired you. Can't wait for a US release of Pulp on blu.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:41 AM   #53
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I wont submit this in the comp as the film whilst detailed suffers from the digital cameras used to film the movie, but I love this moment in the film.





Maxwell Smart's facial expressions in the final shot always make me laugh.
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I used Snowball IV's recommended camera settings and shot these after my calibration tonight. Shot with lowest compression setting and saved in .PNG format. No other compression occurred other than what Blu-ray.com does to them. Used Avatar for screenshot test.
Did my tips help at all?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:12 PM   #55
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Here is a couple more from me.



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Old 06-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #56
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Nice shot from Wall-E! I plan on getting some snaps of Wall-E once I get more accustomed to the Canon SX210 IS I just got. At this point, I'm having more fun taking screenshots than worrying about the competition. Heh...
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some more for fun, these were actually taken from my cell phone camera which does a great job for a cell phone.



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Those are good screenshots from a cell phone!
I think it would be cool to all try to take a picture of the same screenshot/same frame, that would really show the differences too.
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Here is with the new bulb in my PJ . I have never changed the settings on the camera . Picture is definitely better & the colors are more Vibrant .

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