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We sell select high end CRT projectors and other home theater products & accessories, including calibration tools for all display types. We also offer hundreds of free home theater tips, as well as a discussion forum.  Carefully refurbished and tested, our projectors will provide you with thousands of problem free hours of service. Since 1985 we have worked on over 5000 projectors and stock lots of spare parts. We offer trade-ins and can advise on what's best for you.

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Moome Sony HDMI card pre-order
April 12, 2021

Moome's decided to make another small batch of IFB-FULLHD v3 HDMI cards for Sony CRT projectors at a special pre-order discounted price. Supply will be extremely limited, with the cards expected to ship August 2021 (delayed due to COVID-19 semiconductor shortages).

These cards allow you to connect digital HDMI devices such as Blu-Ray players, Playstation/Xbox gaming consoles, AppleTV, and satellite/cable HDTV set-top boxes to your Sony CRT projector.

Simply plug the card into your projector and connect with an HDMI cable. All cards offer IR remote control and advanced features such as gamma correction for perfect shadow detail.

Special pre-order pricing ends once the cards start shipping, or when all orders are accounted for (whichever comes first). Order today to reserve yours!

Questions? Email us at Moome@CurtPalme.com.

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New Radiance Pro 5348
January 26, 2021

The Radiance Pro 5348 is the newest in a long line of Radiance video processors and features 10 x 18 Ghz HDMI inputs, 2 x 18Ghz HDMI outputs, and 1 audio-only output.

What sets the Radiance Pro 5348 apart from previous 4XXX models is the electrical improvements in the design. While using the same HDMI chips, and FPGA, the use of linear regulators for 28 critical power supplies, and the addition of an HDMI dejitter output buffer, has dramatically reduced output jitter and noise. The use of Faraday cages for all nine DC-to-DC switching-regulators dramatically reduces EMI. As an example, the current 18 GHz Rev 1.4 output card in a 4446 has a HDMI data jitter of about 80 pS (HDMI specification requires 102 pS or less for 18 GHz). In comparison the measured HDMI output data jitter on the Radiance Pro 5348 is 45 pS, or just about half. More importantly for audio, the HDMI output clock jitter has been measured at about 10 pS. This is a nearly ideal clock to send to the audio processor.

People have asked if reduced jitter and electrical noise matters. Yes, it does. Based on A-to-B testing with the Lumagen Demo Theater’s Trinnov Altitude 16, the Radiance Pro 5348 does make a significant improvement for appropriate content (e.g. Greatest Showman “Never Enough”). Some have asked about the current 4XXX product line: “The Radiance Pro does not process audio. So how come audio sounds better when it is running through the Radiance Pro?” The difference is lower jitter and reduced electrical noise. The Radiance Pro 4XXX output jitter and electrical noise are already dramatically better than other products we know about, but the 5348 takes jitter and noise reduction to what we consider is the ultimate audiophile level. For complete details see our Radiance order page.

Want to upgrade? Trade-ins available against any Lumagen video processor (working or not). Contact us for details.

Extra $500 off advanced auto-calibration package

The $500 discount on our advanced auto-calibration package applies to this new Radiance Pro 5348, same as all other Radiance Pro units (including B-stock). Advanced auto-calibration allows anyone with little or no training to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input to almost 5000 points. It adjusts the display's grayscale, gamma, and colours to levels of accuracy that are simply not achievable by manual (hands on) methods. Just setup a few simple options in the included ChromaPure software, click "Auto-Calibrate", and then go have a cup of coffee while the process completes. There is no need for the user to understand how calibration works. Suitable for all display types.

For a complete breakdown of Radiance models, see our newly updated Radiance feature comparison table.

Questions? Email kal@curtpalme.com

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New Radiance Pro 4244/4246 models, revamped B-stock units
July 22, 2020

We are excited to announce the Radiance Pro 4244 (six input, two output), and the Radiance Pro 4246 (eight input, two output). Customers have been asking for more inputs than the four the 4242 supports, but with only two outputs to keep cost down. The Radiance Pro 4244, and 4246, fulfill this request, and fill the price gap between the 4242 and the 4444.

The 4244 and 4246 use the 444X main board, but chips responsible for the additional two outputs and picture in picture / picture on picture (PiP/PoP) have been removed to save manufacturing cost. So, as with the 424X models, the 4244 and 4246 do not support PiP/PoP. Like all other Radiance Pro units both models are available in various 9Ghz or 18Ghz HDMI port configurations, all of which support 4K resolution.

These come with full 1 year manufacturer warranty and support. See our Radiance order page for complete details or to order.

New B-stock units available

New B-stock units are available but as aways supply is extremely limited. Includes a small number of 444X units that do not have the latest microwave capacitor improvements (only relevant for audio in our opinion, as jitter is a bit higher - video is fine by not having the microwave capacitors). We also have a small number of Radiance 2143 units left - perfect for a 1080p only setup where 4K isn't required. The 2143 has been discontinued so once these are gone they are gone for good as no more are being manufactured. Contact us for details and B-stock pricing.

Extra $500 off advanced auto-calibration package

The $500 discount on our advanced auto-calibration package still applies to these new Radiance Pro models, same as all other Radiance Pro units (including B-stock). Advanced auto-calibration allows anyone with little or no training to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input to almost 5000 points. It adjusts the display's grayscale, gamma, and colours to levels of accuracy that are simply not achievable by manual (hands on) methods. Just setup a few simple options in the included ChromaPure software, click "Auto-Calibrate", and then go have a cup of coffee while the process completes. There is no need for the user to understand how calibration works. Suitable for all display types.

For a complete breakdown of Radiance models, see our newly updated Radiance feature comparison table.

Questions? Email kal@curtpalme.com

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Datacolor SpyderX colorimeters now shipping
September 3, 2019

Buy direct from our ChromaPure partner at prices lower than buying off their own website! Same product, same support, just more money in your pocket at the end of the day. ORDER NOW »

Recently introduced, the new SpyderX is by far the best Spyder colorimeter Datacolor has ever offered. It provides massive improvements in speed and low-light sensitivity over previous Spyders. It's our new recommended budget meter for those who do not need to calibrate projectors and want a slightly lower cost option to the Display 3 PRO. If you have been interested in calibrating your own displays but have been deterred by the high cost of color meters and good software, this meter is for you. Professional quality results at a non-pro price.

We offer the SpyderX PRO which takes the regular SpyderX one step further and offers professional grade accuracy at a price affordable to the amateur hobbyist or enthusiast on over a dozen display types including the newest OLED, Quantum Dot (QLED), and Laser driven displays. Only available when used with ChromaPure.

For complete details on the performance of the new SpyderX and how it compares to other popular lower priced meters like the X-Rite i1Display Pro (Display 3) see our SpyderX order page.

Questions? Email kal@curtpalme.com.

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Moome HDMI card sale
September 3, 2019

Moome's having a sale on his HDMI cards for CRT projectors (Sony, Marquee, and Barco).

These cards allow you to connect digital HDMI devices such as Blu-Ray players, PS4/Xbox One gaming consoles, AppleTV, and satellite/cable HDTV set-top boxes to your CRT projector.

Simply plug the card into your projector and connect with an HDMI cable. All cards offer IR remote control and advanced features such as gamma correction for perfect shadow detail.

Some models also add 3D functionality (additional hardware is required - see our HDMI card order pages for complete details).

Now's the perfect time to buy a backup as it's unknown how much longer he will continue to offer these products. Sale ends September 30. Free worldwide priority shipping.

Questions? Email us at Moome@CurtPalme.com.

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JETI Spectraval 1501/1511 Reference Spectroradiometers
October 8, 2018

Coming off the enormous success of the JETI 1211, JETI has developed a new line of reference spectroradiometers that seek to offer equivalent performance to the 1211 at an even lower cost and with increased user flexibility.

The JETI Spectraval 1501/1511 spectroradiometers are the most affordable true reference device available. The Spectraval 1511 is less expensive than the JETI 1211 with similar performance and significantly enhanced user flexibility. Just mount either on a tripod, facing towards the source, connect to ChromaPure Professional and use as you would any other color analyzer.

For more information see our JETI Spectraval 1501/1511 order page.

Questions? Email kal@curtpalme.com.

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Pre-Owned Radiance 2143 units available (limited supply)
May 5, 2018


 

We have a very limited supply of pre-owned Radiance 2143 video processors available at greatly discounted prices. These units feature 8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs, no analog connections. These are all in "like new" condition (they might have a minor scratch but not on the front panel) and they come with Lumagen's standard 1 year limited-warranty. These units have all been fully tested by Lumagen. Contact us for pricing.

The Radiance 2143 is perfect for advanced auto-calibration which allows anyone with little or no training to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input to almost 5000 points. It adjusts the display's grayscale, gamma, and colours to levels of accuracy that are simply not achievable by manual (hands on) methods. Just setup a few simple options in ChromaPure software, click "Auto-Calibrate", and then go have a cup of coffee while the process completes. There is no need for the user to understand how calibration works. Suitable for all display types.

For a complete breakdown of how the Radiance 2143 compare to other models, see our Radiance feature comparison table.

Interested? Email kal@curtpalme.com for pricing.

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New Radiance Pro Models
January 31, 2018


The new Radiance Pro 424X-C (compact model): Same features, smaller footprint

Radiance Pro 424X-C

Over the past months Lumagen has been asked for a smaller version of the Radiance Pro for use in smaller systems, such as bedrooms that have limited space, or small enough to easily carry to a calibration job. Because of these requests they have added two new Radiance Pro units to the line-up: The Radiance Pro 4240-C and 4242-C (pictures above). The "-C" stands for "compact".

The 424X-C units are identical in hardware and function, and uses the same software, as current Radiance Pro 424X models. The only difference is the size: These new units are 11.3"W x 5.25"D x 1.75"H while the full size models which are 17"W x 10"D x 1.75"H. The front is similar to the Radiance 2020 except the IR sensor and LED have moved, and there is a Radiance Pro logo added. The back looks like the connector portion of the full sized Radiance Pro 424X. Pricing remains the same as the existing 424X models (while the case is smaller, the cost is dominated by manufacturing labor and production volume, and not material). 18 GHz upgrades are still available just like the current 4XXX models.

These new units are perfect for use with 4K panels where space may be limited but you still want perfect video and calibration. Our limited time $500 off discount on our advanced auto-calibration package still applies to these two new models, same as all other Radiance Pro units. Advanced auto-calibration allows anyone with little or no training to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input to almost 5000 points. It adjusts the display's grayscale, gamma, and colours to levels of accuracy that are simply not achievable by manual (hands on) methods. Just setup a few simple options in ChromaPure software, click "Auto-Calibrate", and then go have a cup of coffee while the process completes, usually in a few minutes. There is no need for the user to understand how calibration works. Suitable for all display types.

Radiance Pro 444X-1U

Lumagen has decided to transition to a 1U (1.75" height) case for all Radiance Pro products, so they have introduced Radiance Pro 444X-1U models. The 2U (3.5" height) chassis will remain the standard model until stock is gone. If you prefer a 1U version, let us know at the time of order.

Radiance 214X price drops

Effective immediately Radiance 2143/2144 prices have been dropped significantly, placing them $200 lower than the previous 2123/2124 prices! The Radiance 2123 and 2124 have now been discontinued.

Like the Radiance 2020, supply on remaining 2144/2143 units is low. Once these are sold Lumagen will not be building more. Focus will be on the 4K/HDR capable Radiance Pro series.

For a complete breakdown of how these Radiance units compare to other models, see our Radiance feature comparison table.

Questions? Email kal@curtpalme.com

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Barco 909 / CRT Projector Parts Blowout
December 16, 2017

Barco 909

Over the holidays, I will be putting up a number of Barco 909 projectors for sale at very attractive pricing. I have 5 in stock, and the tube condition and lenses will vary. I just took in a bunch of Barco 1209s projectors on trade, including a couple that have very low hour tubes in them, so I will be retubing the sets that I have, and will price them from $1500-$3000 USD, depending on tube condition and the type of lenses on them. I have two sets of the top of the line HFQ900 lenses, as well as the more standard GT17 lenses, and a few sets of the small screen HD10L ones as well. I do also have red and green colored C elements that can be added to any of these 909s.

If you’re interested send me an email, and I will contact you as I work through the projectors, between Christmas and New Years. Remotes are included, ceiling brackets are not. I do have two ceiling brackets available at $150 USD each if you need them. The 909 is the pinnacle of CRT, and I personally use two 909s in a stacked configuration in my own 10' wide theater.

CRT Projector Parts Blowout

I am liquidating many projector parts and tubes as following:

Boards are $15 USD each plus shipping, minimum order 4 boards. Boards are untested, but were working when put on the shelf. I will not knowingly sell defective boards here, in fact I'll throw a defective board in as a freebie if you want it, as I do have some that are clearly marked as having issues.

The $15 each also applies to whatever tubes I have here for 8" sets. Reds will be pristine, blues and greens may have some wear, but I will indicate such via email before I ship so you know what you're getting. I will ship tubes separately, they will get crushed if I pack them with PC boards.

The projector boards and tubes include:

  • NEC XG
  • NEC XGLC
  • Barco 1208
  • Barco 1209
  • Barco 808
  • Barco 70X series
  • Barco 800/801 (I have almost nothing for these sets at this point)
  • Sony 12XX (almost nothing left)
  • Sony 1292 (very limited stock at this point)
  • Marquee non Ultra boards*
  • Worn Barco 1209s tubes with mounting frames
  • Worn Marquee 9500 tubes c/w yokes and mounting frames. Very useful for upgrading to LUG tubes while continuing to watch your existing set.

*Most Marquee non Ultra CLMs will need the battery to be replaced, a new battery is NOT included in the $15 price.

What is NOT included:

  • Barco quadruplers and HV splitters
  • Barco 909 chassis and derivatives thereof (Cine 9, Runco 1200, etc)
  • Sony G90 parts
  • Marquee Ultra boards of any kind
  • Marquee LV and HV power supplies
  • Most other 9" parts

I will also sell a limited selection of Barco HV quadruplers and HV splitters at $75 each untested, or $100 each, tested for 24 hours in a chassis prior to shipping. I have about 5 of each available.

Please email me, indicating what you're interested in.

It will take me some time to respond, but I can deal with most requests to get them out before Christmas. I will be working in the shop like a madman all through the holidays to catch up on my backlog as well. My sound company day job (www.soundsolutionscanada.com) has had me very busy since the beginning of June, but it's finally starting to slow down, giving me time to process CRT parts and projector orders. This is a great way to stock up on spare boards, some of which are getting hard to find. I will still support CRT until the last one is pulled out of service/ (That will be my own two 909s on my ceiling!). I still have test chassis, and still do many repairs of boards every month.

Cheers!

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Questions? Email Curt.

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