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  1. Buy with confidence! Michael is great to deal with and this JVC is a great buy with one of the highest native contrast numbers higher than the current N series. Most would prefer the X9500 older e-shift over the newer X9900 e-shift algorithm.
  2. Further information: This was bought directly from Vidikron (owner of Runco) as new old stock in storage late last year shipped from the US to my door. It has done less than 20 hours and I've used it for less than 500 hours. There is no lamp counter but i'm sure it's been used sparingly. It's rated for 60000 hours and has been faultless with no issues at all. It is rated for 700 lumens but I can tell you it's plenty bright for my 120" 16:9 screen as it's using LEDs, equiv to 1000 lamp lumens. It has a razor sharp lens as it's a single chip DLP. It's been rated as one of, if not
  3. It's an LP Morgan Novares fixed frame screen that came with their own custom side masking solution (LP Morgan Galleria Eclipse). Works pretty well. I think it's a unity gain screen but I'll be swapping the material with a studiotek G4 material soon.
  4. Yup since i already have the electric horizontal masking working I think I'm already halfway there, just need to work out a way to automate it for scoped vs 16:9 content.
  5. Woofer you are dangerous! I have to start ignoring your posts soon haha. Beautiful cables to go with your new LPS
  6. Anyone here have any electronic masking solutions setup with their lumagen? I'm due to get a lumagen (deposit paid) and my CIH scoped screen has electronic masking with a remote & sensor. So far I've been told it should work with Control4 system or perhaps via a scripted program using a raspberry Pi4 using IR control. I'm more interested in the latter but happy to know of other possible solutions. Or maybe just have the screen setup as always 2.35:1 and get the lumagen to scale 16:9/Imax material to scoped. Anyone doing this, if so how does it look? Note: I ha
  7. Further information: Bought as refurbished stock May 2019 from Excel Hifi. Unit was as new and I've been using it daily with no known issues. It was recently updated via WIFI to the latest firmware. Unit is built like a tank, it is quite heavy for a preamp/processor. Prefer local pickup. https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/av_receivers_amps/cx-a5200/index.html Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference
  8. Although your personal recommendation is go with a One SE/Duo/Mini paired with an external lienar PSU like the Uptone Audio JS-2?
  9. I just learned this recently in one of Jim Peterson's recent youtube vidoes, HDMI cables were designed to work at longer distances so he says that's a good safe length. It may still work at shorter distances still but can be twitchy. How many devices in the hdmi chain do you have Marc? Process of elimination, straightest path; source player direct to preamp/processor, then re-introduce other devices into your chain until you nail down which component is the culprit.
  10. Also Marc, ensure that all your cables are at least 2m up to 4m for passive hdmi - audio sync issues.
  11. Perfect! This player has tons of features. Would have been good to have netflix/youtube 4k but that's just icing on the cake.
  12. Can this zappati player move subtitle locations? I have a 16:9 screen and a lot of the times the subs fall into the black bars but I'm moving to a CIH scoped screen and therefore they aren't going to be visible anymore for scoped movies. My current media player Vero4k+ allows this but the subtitles have to be ripped in a special way, also the player is good when it works but when it doesn't.. debugging is a mess, hoping the zappati can improve on this!
  13. These seem to get great reviews all over and they are also on my list to listen to one day! I think the lead designer had something to do with the B&W nautilus speaker if I recall correctly.
  14. Can try this from someone having audio sync issues in avsforum: The sync delay should be less if you set the Zappiti output (i.e. display mode in the settings) to 24Hz instead of Auto or e.g. 60Hz. Once you have the "auto sync 24/50/60" turned on, it will still output in e.g. 60Hz if the file is in that format.
  15. If using an external linear power supply, then there is no need to have a better PSU that is used in the PRO, or it negates the need for one? Ah looks like you answered my question just as I asked, thanks! Looks like AvAustralia are selling that unit on special for $688.
  16. This media player looks very good. For those that already have a lumagen, I'm assuming you run the Zappati in direct output mode? If this is the case, is there any reason to get the Pro version? I see there are many 4K versions of this player but am not sure which one will do the best job. I have all my UHD files backed up on my NAS as MKV and have been looking to replace my htpc with a good media player.
  17. Further information: I bought this unit last month from shazza6887 (top bloke!) and he brought it over yesterday and helped me set it up. I've had it hooked up for about an hour and can say the convergence for the unit is outstanding, compared it directly to a single chip DLP (Runco Q750) I had in the same room. It is in pristine condition with no visible marks, comes in original box with remote etc. This unit is the top of the line from the last generation with the highest native contrast ratio (160,000), higher than the current crop of JVC projectors. It has under 600 hours using
  18. After confirming all Envy Extremes will be using the new RTX 3080 card, Madshi did say that he will be adding more algos to take advantage of the extra horsepower. This would take take over the next few months. I'm guessing for those more interested in the Envy Pro model, the current GTX 1660 card will probably be replaced by the forthcoming RTX 3600 card which hasn't been announced yet sometime in 2021. That's my guess anyway.
  19. Further information: I bought these over 10 years ago, I think I might have been one of the first in Australia to get them in. The HT1 Veracity monitors are the first speakers that Salk Sound built and designed. They are an exceptional accurate speaker with a silky top end and have had rave reviews over the years. Salk Speakers are built to order and mine were veneered and hand rubbed lacquered in Santos rosewood finish as a full set (I am keeping the floor standing HT3 for now and may sell them later). This post is for the sale of the HT1 and HTC speakers as a set. I think if buy
  20. So who is the distributor/dealer for Australia? The pre-release sale is only until the 30th of September I think.
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