Thursday, 01 September 2005
Jerry Del Colliano
Since the first days of commercially available digital projectors, I
have been a convert. A mere four years ago, I owned an older Sony
seven-inch CRT video projector paired with the all-time classic video
processor, the Faroudja LD100. The picture looked smooth and film-like.
It also had no brightness, barely being able to light up a 100-inch 4:3
Stewart Filmscreen StudioTek 130 screen, and switching inputs was a
nightmare. Working on the projector required a professional technician,
which means that in order to keep the sucker converged, I needed a trip
from Dr. Feelgood every three to four months. While having a big screen
to watch hockey games was cool, the work needed to get such a video
picture was trying, to say the least.
All of this changed in 2002, when I invested in a
Madrigal Imaging MPD-1 video processor from Madrigal (parent company of
Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Proceed). The projector ...