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Interesting, the surplus calls are coming in for 4K digitals
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ecrabb
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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HogPilot wrote:
Jeremy112 wrote:
Weren't those projectors like $12000+? Maybe $22000 when they were new?


Add another zero on there...the lenses alone were $17K-$20K. Bulbs cost about $4K.

Yeah, big bucks. Like $120k MSRP or something crazy. Or maybe it was $105k. Either way, a lot. I could be totally wrong, but I was thinking they were like $80-90k a pop as ISU bought them, but then they may have gotten a pretty good deal buying 24 of them. Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
HogPilot wrote:
Add another zero on there...the lenses alone were $17K-$20K. Bulbs cost about $4K.

Yeah, big bucks. I could be totally wrong, but I was thinking they were like $80-90k a pop as ISU bought them, but then they may have gotten a pretty good deal buying 24 of them. Wink

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When they were brand new in '06 I want to say they were in the $120K price range. I wouldn't be surprised if ISU got a good deal for buying a whole pallet of them as you suggested Smile

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He's mad at us for making Hog a moderator. He took his ball and went home.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like lots of pallets. Probably over $2M and 6000 pounds worth of projectors. Shocked

I'm guessing they came on a handful of different trucks. It would be kind of a bummer to have a single trailer burn up in an accident or something and kill $2M worth of projectors in one fell swoop.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
That projector is actually pretty awesome. Yeah, the contrast specs don't quite measure up to current models, but it's huge and heavy, REAL 4k (not just UHD), and super bright. Yes, it's absolutely CRT-sized, and very heavy. Almost 250 pounds if I remember right, which is if I recall correctly, even heavier than a BR909.

My alma mater, Iowa State University has 24 of these projectors driving the VRAC C6 virtual reality cave. You walk into a 10-foot square cube, the ceiling and walls are built out of rear-projection material, and the floor is made from a giant sheet of Plexiglas. Each side of the cube gets FOUR of these projectors; two to fill one side of the cube, and another two for double-brightness stereo viewing. So you walk in, shut the door (a wall/screen) behind you, and you are literally completely immersed in a simulation. Each wall is a 4096 x 4096 image. It's wild! If you want to see more, here's their page on the system:

http://www.vrac.iastate.edu/c6.php

Check out the photo of one on a sling, and a rack of four of them, and you'll have a pretty good idea of how huge they are. One of my very good old friends that I graduated from ISU with, is the one who designed the wild inverted-cone enclosure while we both worked for the same architecture firm right after graduation. It was built with BR909's originally in the '99-2000 ballpark, then in 2007 or 2008, they pulled all the 909's out and went to these big 4k machines.

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And to think you moved all this way away from that!!! Shocked

FYI....North Dakota St.?!?!?!?!
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And to think you moved all this way away from that!!! Shocked

Yeah, even going to see even a wicked-cool VR cave every few years isn't worth tolerating the complete crap weather in Iowa. Missing friends and family (and my theater!), but we're thrilled with our decision thus far. LOVING Utah.

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FYI....North Dakota St.?!?!?!?!

Sorry, not following. Never been to Fargo or NDSU. What bout it?

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ecrabb wrote:
digitalayon wrote:
And to think you moved all this way away from that!!! Shocked

Yeah, even going to see even a wicked-cool VR cave every few years isn't worth tolerating the complete crap weather in Iowa. Missing friends and family (and my theater!), but we're thrilled with our decision thus far. LOVING Utah.

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FYI....North Dakota St.?!?!?!?!

Sorry, not following. Never been to Fargo or NDSU. What bout it?

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You guys lost to them on the Grid-Iron
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id be up for one at 2500
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:07 am    Post subject: Sony SRX-S105 Bulb replacement Reply with quote

Hey Guys have a look at Lamp replacement cost
http://www.planetbulb.com/products/LKRX%252d105-SONY-Projector--Bulb-Only.html
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: Sony SRX-S105 Bulb replacement Reply with quote

richardc wrote:
Hey Guys have a look at Lamp replacement cost
http://www.planetbulb.com/products/LKRX%252d105-SONY-Projector--Bulb-Only.html
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Well you do get free shipping Laughing
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richardc wrote:
Hey Guys have a look at Lamp replacement cost
http://www.planetbulb.com/products/LKRX%252d105-SONY-Projector--Bulb-Only.html
Regards
Richard


Well you do get free shipping Laughing


Free shipping!? I'm in! Laughing

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