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A significant colour and focus upgrade for the following
projectors: Barco 800/808/1208/Cine, Marquee 8xxx projector, Sony 125x/127x, 125x/127x, Ampro 3600, to name a few. This kit allows you to install
HD144/145 (and HD6) lenses on any projector that normally uses HD8
HD-144/145 lenses offer:
More accurate colours as the red and green lenses
are tinted (not clear as in HD8 lenses). No more reds that look orange or
greens that look
Less halo'ing due to the smaller lens body.
Better corner focus and a sharper picture.
Projectors that normally use HD-8 lenses include:
Barco 800/801/808/1208/Cine8, Marquee 8xxx, Ampro 3600, various Runco
models, Sony 125x/127x, etc.
Home theater enthusiasts choose to replace the clear HD8 lenses with colour filtered
HD-144/HD-145 lenses in order to achieve more accurate colours (i.e. more
accurate SMPTE-C primaries). This is referred to as colour filtering.
The HD144/145 lenses are also considerably sharper than the HD8's and produce
less halo's. A nice little
Proponents of colour filtering
will tell you that without colour filtering reds tend to look orange and greens
tend to look yellow. Regardless of the projector in question, only the red
and green are ever colour filtered when HD-144/145 lenses are used. Blue is never colour filtered.
Each adapter kit includes 3 adapters.
Below is a screenshot with the red tube displaying an image:
Red tube output: No colour filtering on the left, colour
filtering on the right
(Thanks to cmjohnson [CJ] for the example photo)
The left portion of the photo is a stock red tube without
colour filtering and appears reddish/orange. The right portion has been filtered
and does not exhibit a orange tint.
Adapter installed on an HD144/145 green lens
Want to learn more about colour filtering and and why it matters? See our
Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies guide.
"Since replacing the HD8s on my Barco 1208/2 with Joust's adapter plates
I found the picture to be sharper, especially on the edges. But the colors are
the biggest benefit. Very noticeable improvement. The adapters themselves are
very solid and the mounting holes are bang on. They mounted as easy as the HD8s
themselves.Well worth the price." - Rod
"Received my adapters c/w lenses mounted. The mounting to the Barco was very
easy & mounted with no problems. Very nicely made. The picture improvement is
very good with much better colors than the HD-8's. I had to move the screen
about 3" closer but that was the only change to my setup. Thanks Barry!" -
"Beautiful picture indeed. I haven't finished everything yet, just wanted to
get something going for superbowl but both my roommate and girlfriend noticed a
difference right away. Colours look incredible. Sharpness of the picture isn't
as noticeable but the colour for sure. Is this a mod worth doing? Oh HELL
YEAH!!!! I would recommend this mod all day long. Picture looks awesome. ohhhhh
I think I feel a cold coming on...cough cough...might need to go home early from
work. :)" - Forum member Scoobydoo
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