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Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:22 pm
by TL
positron wrote:Looks awesome. :cool:

How do projectors fare as computer monitors for HTPC duties? What's the approximate lifetime on the projector bulb?
Just fine as long as you keep the resolution reasonable.. most guys that are running HTPC's on 8" CRT machines like mine are sticking to ~900 vertical lines of res.. Some of the specialty companies have taken 9" machines up to 4000x4000 for flight sim & VR, but that takes electronic mods to handle the video bandwidth.. And of course with a digital PJ you should match the native res..

Tube life depends on a lot of things, brightness & contrast settings, video content.. Can range from 4k hours to 12k+ hours if you treat them well.. Typical digital PJ lamps last ~2k hours..

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:07 pm
by Derek
TL wrote:That sub cabinet of yours must've been fun to move.. :cwm16:




no....it wasn't :)

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:05 pm
by jlaine
Derek wrote:no....it wasn't :)


Oh shush...

You enjoyed it.

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:49 am
by Derek
jlaine wrote:Oh shush...

You enjoyed it.


i enjoyed man handling the YOUR pink couch even more :)

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:45 pm
by positron
TL wrote:Just fine as long as you keep the resolution reasonable.. most guys that are running HTPC's on 8" CRT machines like mine are sticking to ~900 vertical lines of res.. Some of the specialty companies have taken 9" machines up to 4000x4000 for flight sim & VR, but that takes electronic mods to handle the video bandwidth.. And of course with a digital PJ you should match the native res..

Tube life depends on a lot of things, brightness & contrast settings, video content.. Can range from 4k hours to 12k+ hours if you treat them well.. Typical digital PJ lamps last ~2k hours..


Awesome. Thanks for the info.:)

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:09 pm
by X-OvrDistortion
I have moved more then enough of Josh's damn equipment......ugg.....

Jordan, when is the invite for the shindig? I am sure a few of us might wanna come up there and see your sorry ***.

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:45 pm
by TL
we could definately do that! Later this spring? Early Summer?

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:08 am
by X-OvrDistortion
You let us know, and we will see if that is a good time.