Barco Thor 4K 6P Residential Laser Projector the best in the World?

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Offline w.mayer

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« Reply #156 on: Sat January 27, 2018, 05:32:53 PM »
Regarding the banding I report with the Matrix Switcher I have good news.

I can report that the new version I got 10 days ago not show any of this banding anymore even with 4K 60 P HDR and Rec. 2020 color disc where it was before strong visible (see pictures in Post 145)
It’s gone so I will likely buy this matrix as it works fine.

During this test the  Barco Thor had one more time a problem to synch on a 4K 60P UHD disc feed by the Oppo UHD player.
Some time ago I had the same Problem and I think the Barco was broken as it not display this disc in 4K 60 anymore .
Last time I give up after try many different output settings for at least 30 min. as no picture was anymore in 4K 60P possible.
Then one day later I try it again and it works without any issue and without any change I have done!!!
So today I had the same problem but after some switching between inputs and change macros and so on after about 20 min. click and the picture was back!!!

This is all a bit strange but as I am using this only 4K 60p UHD Disc so many times for demos I know that since day one with the new Alchmey Input I never had this problem.
There was on update and after this update the Pr. show this kind of problems.
As I run a Sony VW760 parallel to the Barco I know that there was not any playback problems from the source as both times I see this problem I have the Sony VW 760 on and it show a perfect picture.

I will monitor it but I think for some reason my Barco Thor had some times a problem to synch on the 4K 60P source UHD Disc.
At least it was not stabil.

Offline donaldk

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« Reply #157 on: Sun January 28, 2018, 05:39:29 AM »
As it is three pages ago this matrix switcher was introduced,and I had to go back and see which it was, a reminder:

https://www.crestron.com/Products/Model/HD-MD6X2-4K-E
https://www.crestron.com/downloads/pdf/spec_sheets/commercial_and_residential/hd-md6x2-4k-e.pdf

Offline w.mayer

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« Reply #158 on: Sun January 28, 2018, 08:48:17 AM »
As I had post already I buy not a Crestron I buy this one:
http://www.sy.co.uk/#/viewProduct/5806402d953afe78011a2131

Offline donaldk

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« Reply #159 on: Sun January 28, 2018, 09:18:14 AM »
Thank you Wolfgang for clarifying, I could not find that post announcing the SY Electronics, only the Crestron.

Offline w.mayer

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« Reply #160 on: Sun January 28, 2018, 10:40:09 AM »
Yes I never mentioned SY Electronics but I think it was clear that I will not use the Crestron as you say it was only 8bit in your post 135 and my answer post 136.

Offline w.mayer

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« Reply #161 on: Tue January 30, 2018, 12:32:50 PM »
Good news from today:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/012918-1800

Nice to see 2001 the first 4K UHD from such a classic Film in 70mm comes to UHD Disc!
If Warner makes all right his UHD disc will be far better than the existing 2K BD Version or even the
DCI 2K SDR P3 color we have today only as the movie was shot in 65mm.
Hope Warner scann from the original Negative!

It is a shame that DCI do not have many times a true 4K Master and even more bad that consumers are benefit from 4K HDR Rec. 2020 color and DCI still not have any HDR Material at all.

So a Cinema is not anymore leading in picture quality with the right Pr. and a perfect UHD Disc you have at home the possibilty to watch your favorite movies at the best possible picture quality you can get so far!

A funny thing was that I saw that Netflix have 2001 on in Full HD.
I test it and I must say that the picture quality match in all parameters the BD Version.
I can not see any big differences at all.
BUT colors was way better than the BD version!
So I am almost sure this was DCI Color and not Rec. 709.
And this was not only more saturation it looks clear to my in some red sequences that Netflix show the much more deep red very typical for DCI colors.

So the best Version of 2001 till we can buy the UHD Version is Netflix and not the Full HD BD!!!



Offline donaldk

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« Reply #162 on: Tue January 30, 2018, 02:48:50 PM »
Traditionally films were cut in the negative. Camera negative even. So, these were not archived untouched. I am sure a prestige project will come out nice. Do they plan on a restauration project?
« Last Edit: Tue January 30, 2018, 02:51:51 PM by donaldk »

Offline dirk goetze

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« Reply #163 on: Wed January 31, 2018, 12:07:22 PM »
Good catch Wolfgang, I will check out Netflix this weekend.

Can wait to see 2001 at UHD, german release is 25.5. together with MATRIX

http://www.4kfilme.de/matrix-und-2001-odyssee-im-weltraum-erscheint-auf-4k-uhd-blu-ray/

Offline w.mayer

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« Reply #164 on: Wed January 31, 2018, 01:34:46 PM »
Dirk please post what you find out about Netfix VS BD version from 2001 color wise.

Yes I saw the info about 2001 and Matrix also.
Sad we have watch all 3 Matrix movies some days ago the BD version!
If I know this info 2 weeks ago I will be waiting for the UHD version but now I likely will not buy it.