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CRT Projector Step-by-Step Setup Guide (NOW FREE)
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject: CRT Projector Step-by-Step Setup Guide (NOW FREE) Reply with quote


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CRT Projector Step-by-Step Setup Guide (NOW FREE)

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An invaluable step-by-step guide for both beginner and advanced users for setting up your CRT projector!

This hands-on "how-to" video provides you with the grounding needed to get the most out of your CRT projector from start to finish. It starts with physical placement and covers everything on the way to getting a stable 1080i/1080p picture.

The video shows a (high-end) Sony 1292 model being set up from start to finish to demonstrate both basic and advanced procedures that apply to CRT projectors. A lot of time is spend on parts that are universal to all projectors like astigmatism adjustment, etc. (Some higher end adjustments will not be available in lower end models of course).

The video is 2.5 hours long and compresses approximately 12 hours of work onto one DVD using a step-by-step guided approach. There is a fair bit of discussion as to why things are done a certain way as opposed to others. It is set out logically and in order (what to do when).

Here is a complete list of topics accessible individually from the main menu:
  • Lens Cleaning
  • Lens Grounding & Power Supply
  • Projector Placement
  • Measuring and Positioning
  • Basic Tube Setup / Default Settings
  • Saving Projector Data & Page Menus
  • Raster Setup: Introduction
  • Raster Setup: Green Tube Adjustment Close-up
  • Raster Setup: Green Tube Final Position
  • Raster Setup: Adjustment of 3 Rasters
  • Tube Toe-In Introduction
  • Tube Rotation
  • Yoke Adjustment: Green Tube Setup
  • Yoke Adjustment: Blue & Red Tube Setup
  • Astigmatism: Introduction
  • Astigmatism: Setup for 1080p / Green Tube
  • Astigmatism: Setup for all Tubes
  • Electronic Astigmatism & Edge Focus: Green Tube
  • Electronic Astigmatism: Using Lens Focus to Aid Adjustments
  • Convergence: Physical Adjustments for Green Tube
  • Review of Convergence Adjustments
  • Sheimpflug (Lens Flapping)
  • Disabling AKB Circuit
  • Fan Modifications
  • Freeze Frames
  • Final Remarks
This DVD is a must-have for anyone new to CRT projectors as it gives you a hands-on step-by-step tutorial explaining all of the terms & principles that can sometimes be confusing to the new user. Advanced users can skip to the procedures they need the most help with or brush up on items they have problems with. The best way to get the most out of your CRT is to watch a pro set one up right!

A must-have in any CRT home theater enthusiast's tool-box! Created by our forum's very own Graham Johnson!

Testimonials:

"I am very new to CRT projectors, and I am in the process of building a dedicated theater room. I had a Sony 1271 given to me about a month ago. I read the manuals and fiddled with the projector to get comfortable with it, but I was still very unclear on exactly what I was doing. I purchased the DVD, and received it a couple weeks ago. I will have to say that this DVD is a MUST for anyone who is new to CRTís, I have watched it twice now, and certain chapters even more. The DVD is very in depth and covers the 1292 inside out! I was very impressed with Grahamís installation technique. The only problem with the DVD is after watching how nice it was to have lens angle adjustments, flapping adjustments, and EM focus, I went out and bought a G70, and I have never even watched the 1271 yet!" - FireAnimal

"I have a Barco 808s and an Ampro 4300 and if like me you are quite new to CRT and have never really gone under the hood, get this DVD. The setup is for a Sony, but the principles are very much the same I could say, astig is really difficult for me, even after people explain it, once you see it done it helps a lot though. On my Ampro I really needed a hand with astig! The step by step procedure is thorough, you don't feel like you have missed out on anything, this DVD is worth every penny, pence or cents." - Incova

"I can highly recommend this DVD for a beginner. Even though it didn't relate to my [Marquee 9500] Ultra's or a blend... it did make it more comfortable for me to see someone else with experience at work, which seemed to bridge the gap for me and give me enough confidence to start doing things and knowing that I was on the right track." - Gino
"The biggest insight for me was to see how a Pro Calibration methodically goes thru items in sequence and for what reasons....Grahams DVD showed me what I'd been doing right as well as what area's I could extract better performance from my G70." - NewbieDan

"I thought I'd just chime in and say that this DVD is a great piece of work! It's geared at Sony projectors, but could actually be very useful for any novice who is about to set up any CRT for the first time. Many basic principles could be understood quickly by viewing this DVD! Recommended!" - Arioch

"I watched your video. It's great to follow your clear explanation & instruction step by step." - Cheung

"I got my DVD this week. WOW!!! Great stuff. I never really understood Astig until I watched this. A picture is definitely worth a thousand words (or 100 thousand articles). A MUST for any novice CRTer." †- Dwight

"Just got my DVD and am about 1/2 way through it... Not to boast but I've set up my fair share of CRT projectors (different models, different types), and have written a lot of the content for Curt's site here so I didn't think I'd learn much from the DVD, but I wanted to see what it was all about since everyone's saying good things about it. The first thing that struck me was: GRAHAM REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF! Wow! Good work! What I didn't expect was that it's not just a DVD that explains "what do I do" but also goes into the "why is it done" and "what's the story behind this" and the "what's the historical reason for that". Again, good job Graham! The topics are items that I have a good handle on, but you know what? Watching someone else with a ton of CRT experience set up a projector from start to finish is really refreshing and eye-opening. They don't always do things the exact same way as you so it's really interesting/refreshing. Watching it felt like I was sitting around having a beer with Graham talking shop. I'm sure Curt and the other techs would get a real kick out of this! The last thing I didn't expect was for it to be entertaining! Graham's a funny guy! Now this is by no stretch of the imagination a comedy or anything, but I found myself chuckling along half the time as Graham and his friend talked/cursed about all things CRT. Again, good work Graham! P.S. When's the director's cut or special anniversary edition coming out with the bloopers? Smile" - Kal (curtpalme.com webmaster)


Note: This DVD is region free and recorded in PAL format on a DVD-R. Any player made in the last 5 years should not have a problem playing this disc.




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PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - That was fast! Thanks!

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be ordering a copy although I have a Marquee but I'm very surprised taht with all the flavors of Marquee in use there isn't one specifically for them. I'd make one but Cecil B DeGreg I'm not. Laughing Sounds like it should wash over just fine for principals and specifics like convergence, geometry, and those Oh So Frustrating 2/4/6 mags.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in.
Waitaminute!!!! I don't even have a projector. Shocked
High pressure salesmanship, obviously. Razz Razz
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: CRT DVD Reply with quote

If this is the one produced by Graham Johnson, it is a great product. I really enjoyed it, especially when they get called for lunch by Graham's friend's dad!! Two thumbs up. Very Happy
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I this the DVD that curt was talking about a week or so ago???
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickwick wrote:
If this is the one produced by Graham Johnson, it is a great product. I really enjoyed it, especially when they get called for lunch by Graham's friend's dad!! Two thumbs up. Very Happy

Yup! That's the one. Click on the link and we give credit to Graham on the informational page where the DVD is sold.

ronholm wrote:
I this the DVD that curt was talking about a week or so ago???

Yes sir!

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid $50.us for it and have no regrets.Anyone with a HT-PJ shouldn't think to long on this.This is a must have----more so if you are new to this.It will help you understand the terminology and help you set-up your pj Thumbs Up






Kal you should clairify if it is U.S.D or CDN. funds Mr. Green
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered mine last nite! Smile Thumbs Up Looks like just the ticket for a CRT greenhorn like me.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess I shoulda ordered an hour ago when it was still $40. Smile
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CZ Eddie wrote:
Guess I shoulda ordered an hour ago when it was still $40. Smile

It was always $50. I had it listed as $40+S/H as that's how it goes through when you order it.

This is the price that Graham set (it's his DVD).

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one. Yes, I can definitely learn from this...Smile

Now, a suggestion: Other than adding the obvious bikini girls that would enhance the setup procedure, I for one would like to see the Photoshop enhanced ending, where Graham is closing the cover on the 1292 while saying 'and that ladies and gentlemen concludes the comprehensive setup of the 1292 CRT projector'....

and out of the depths of the projector comes the Photoshop added lightning bolt with a deep voice that says 'my astig is not perfect yet'.


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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After years of reading, farting around, and doing a couple of tube swaps, I pretty much understand CRT basics and I'm pretty comfortable with G2, optical focus, toe-in, etc. - basically everything except adjusting and really getting the magnetics right - but, all as it relates to the Sony 12xx series only.

Now, I know the 1292 is a COMPLETELY different beast... EM, Scheimpflug, electronic magnetics... With my projector and how different it is from the 1292, would this disc be worth it for me (i.e. can I get enough from it to make it worth the fifty bones?)

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
After years of reading, farting around, and doing a couple of tube swaps, I pretty much understand CRT basics and I'm pretty comfortable with G2, optical focus, toe-in, etc. - basically everything except adjusting and really getting the magnetics right - but, all as it relates to the Sony 12xx series only.

Now, I know the 1292 is a COMPLETELY different beast... EM, Scheimpflug, electronic magnetics... With my projector and how different it is from the 1292, would this disc be worth it for me (i.e. can I get enough from it to make it worth the fifty bones?)

Thanks!
SC


My thoughts exactly, will a Sony disc help me with my NEC's????? Confused

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
After years of reading, farting around, and doing a couple of tube swaps, I pretty much understand CRT basics and I'm pretty comfortable with G2, optical focus, toe-in, etc. - basically everything except adjusting and really getting the magnetics right - but, all as it relates to the Sony 12xx series only.

Now, I know the 1292 is a COMPLETELY different beast... EM, Scheimpflug, electronic magnetics... With my projector and how different it is from the 1292, would this disc be worth it for me (i.e. can I get enough from it to make it worth the fifty bones?)

Thanks!
SC

I haven't seen the disc myself (hopefully soon), so I hope someone else can answer this question.

On an related/unrelated note: Graham seems to be very busy/absent at the moment... is there someone else that can possibly take a a few screen-captures of this DVD? I'd like to post as much info as possible.

An actual screen-capture of the menu that lists all of the subjects covered would be great too.... Thanks!

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal, I'll do that for you when I'll get home in few hours.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris! Much appreciated!

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
On an related/unrelated note: Graham seems to be very busy/absent at the moment... is there someone else that can possibly take a a few screen-captures of this DVD? I'd like to post as much info as possible.

An actual screen-capture of the menu that lists all of the subjects covered would be great too.... Thanks! Kal


I ordered mine the first day that Curt posted the notice. That was back on March 9th, so hopefully I'll have the dvd in a few days.

From what I'm reading, sounds like a great thing to have. Can't wait!

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I have been a bit absent the last week. I have had a lot on my plate and the premade copies I had have been sent out.

I still have to dupe some more this week.

Kal I will call you tomorrow to sort out the marketing part here. Please PM me your phone number.

This little surge has caught me on the back foot a bit. Sorry.

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