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Forum: Radiance XD User Support
 Topic: Home Theater Upgrade
Home Theater Upgrade Thu, 12 January 2017 22:19
slack is currently offline slack
Messages: 67
Registered: November 2007
Location: Columbia, Md
Member
I own the original XD and I'm considering replacing my JVC RS-1 with a newer 4k projector (e-shift 4k) that supports 3D & a new A/V receiver that supports Dolby Atmos & the new DTS option. I understand that my XD will not support 3D, Atmos, etc., & 4k without an upgrade to the Pro series, so I only want to know if I can use it for auto calibration with the appropriate software or will it be totally useless now.
 Topic: Radiance Pro 18 GHz Output Card
Radiance Pro 18 GHz Output Card Thu, 22 December 2016 04:06
jim_peterson
Messages: 1376
Registered: November 2004
Location: Beaverton Oregon, USA
Lumagen Expert
Lumagen Guru
The Radiance Pro 18 GHz Output Card is now available for order and we should start shipments this week.

The 18 GHz output is not needed for 24 Hertz content, from a well designed source, even if HDR.

However, if you want HDR at 60 Hertz (games and poorly done streamers that won't output 24 Hertz source as 24 Hertz, then you need both the 18 GHz input and the 18 GHz output.

The 18 GHz output has one audio/video 18 GHz output (even output) and one audio only output (odd output).

The retail price for this card as a retrofit is $500, with a $100 trade-in credit if you trade in a 9 GHz output card.

If you have an interest please contact your dealer, or in Europe contact Gordon, or email us as sales@lumagen.com



Jim Peterson
Lumagen
 Topic: Testimonials wanted
Testimonials wanted Wed, 13 April 2016 22:46
jim_peterson
Messages: 1376
Registered: November 2004
Location: Beaverton Oregon, USA
Lumagen Expert
Lumagen Guru
We are trying to refresh our customer testimonial pool. If you are willing to share your comments on the Radiance, or Radiance Pro, we would certainly appreciate your participation in helping us promote Lumagen products.

If you are willing please email your comments to support@lumagen.com.


Jim Peterson
Lumagen

[Updated on: Thu, 16 June 2016 06:35]

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 Topic: RADIANCE owners upgrade to Radiance Pro OPTIONS
RADIANCE owners upgrade to Radiance Pro OPTIONS Sat, 06 February 2016 12:25
Gordon, Convergent-AV is currently offline Gordon, Convergent-AV
Messages: 1633
Registered: October 2004
Location: UK
Lumagen Expert
Convergent AV
Just wanted to note that anyone who is a current Radiance owner still has a chance to upgrade to a Radiance Pro for signifcant savings while in this beta phase of software. In EU or outside of North America please contact me directly for pricing

gordon@convergent-av.co.uk

make sure to let me know model you are interested in and what current Radiance you own.


Distributor of Lumagen products in EU
WWW.CONVERGENT-AV.CO.UK
 Topic: Crop & Resize options - Possible bug?
Crop & Resize options - Possible bug? Wed, 26 August 2015 13:00
SurfDrifter is currently offline SurfDrifter
Messages: 4
Registered: July 2015
Junior Member
Hi.

Currently I have a Lumagen Mini-3D with a 16:9 screen and a DIY masking system that scolls from the top of the screen, so I can make any aspect ratio I want.

So I have created 2 Vertical Shift sets that move the picture to the bottom of the screen.
One for 1:2.35 and one for 1:2.40 movies and assigned them to different memories.

Anyway, I'm thinking of buying a scope screen on the near future without any use of anamorphic screen.

I want to decide which screen would be better for my needs, a 2:35 or a 2:40 screen, because I want to accomplish these without memory lens with CIH:

1) Display 16:9 material in the center of the scope screen with pillabox
2) Display scope movies (either 2.35 or 2.40) to fit exactly the scope screen.

I know that I hate black bars even tiny ones and overspill, so I prefer to crop some lines from left/right or top/bottom rather than see letterboxes in m scope movies

So, I went to do some tests.

1) I created a 2:40 AR with my masking system and have shifted the image to the bottom.

The 2:40 movies will play 1:1 in the screen area and for the 2:35 movies I just added a Top Mask (since I have vertical shifted the image to the bottom) to prevent the overspill from the top. Probably, as a personal preferation, I would rather crop more line from the bottom, rather from the top, to avoid cutting foreheads from really close up shots.

I think though that I have to crop 16:9 screen also to fit the height, unless I can increase the Shrink % from value 24 that I have now on the top. I forgot to check this.

2) I created a 2:35 AR with my masking system and have shifted the image to the bottom.

The 2:35 movies will play 1:1 in the screen area.

For the 2:40 movies, what I effectively want to achieve is to actually zoom the 2:40, exactly to fit the image height of the 2:35 screen and actually lose the some lines from Left/Right.
The zoom function of 5% is not precise and you lose lines from the top too.

So, I went to Crop function of the Lumagen and cropped the Top Lines to exactly remove the small letterbox, did the same from the Bottom, but now since the image was distorted (Stretched vertically), I chose to crop the same amount of lines From Left and Right so as to maintain the correct geometry of the picture.

Well, that was the plan, because the croping function didn't work at all well, and while I was increasing the values to one of the 4 choices, the image didn't respond. Only after a few clicks, I could see a sudden change on the crop/resize function and whilst doing that I could see a small portion the left side of the picture, being shifted to the right side.

If, I'm not describing the problems of the functions correctly, I can make a video of it, which will demostrate easily the problems. I'm pretty sure that this function is kind of broken.

Any suggestions?

 Topic: 2143 4K Upscaling
2143 4K Upscaling Thu, 19 March 2015 14:08
Citation4444 is currently offline Citation4444
Messages: 185
Registered: February 2007
Senior Member
I just bought a Radiance 2143 to replace my 2042 and would like to particularly recommend it, especially for its 4K upscaling performance. It upscales to 4K60 and my Epson LS10000 gives me the best image IMO that I've seen on this projector thus far. Very sharp image. Before my upscaling to quasi 4K was done with either the projector's 4K e-shift enhancements, my Denon 4520 (which upscales to 4K30) or my Radiance 2042 (which also upscales to 4K30), none of which were good enough for me, so much so that I've been watching with no enhancements at all. Now, I will definitely watch everything using the 4K60 upscaling of the 2143. I'm very pleased with it.
 Topic: Is there a name for this visual effect?
Is there a name for this visual effect? Thu, 27 November 2014 07:11
Non-registered guest
Hi,

I've noticed an interesting visual effect that I sometimes enjoy watching and wonder if there is a name for it.

When watching the output of a DirecTV receiver who's output is 1080i and I allow the Lumagen 2143 to convert to 1080p and there is motion differential between the fore and background information, the displayed information seems to take on a sort of 3D effect where there is a distinct difference in "depth" between the central and background information. The presentation seems almost surreal.

I know I did not do a good job of explaining what I am seeing but I am wondering if there is a term that describes what I am seeing when the Lumagen changes the video signal from 1080i to 1080p? Surely it can't be something as simple as "deinterlacing" but who knows.

Thanks in advance and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

[Updated on: Thu, 27 November 2014 07:12]

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 Topic: LightSpace CMS Subscription (3 Day Rental)
LightSpace CMS Subscription (3 Day Rental) Tue, 04 November 2014 20:38
ConnecTED is currently offline ConnecTED
Messages: 165
Registered: October 2012
Location: Athens
Senior Member
The Full LightSpace CMS can be 'rented' on a 3 day subscription basis for any user requiring accurate calibration - for professional or home cinema use.

Users just need to supply a suitable probe, and as the rental is for the Full LightSpace CMS software, any compatible probe can be used.

For more info: http://www.lightillusion.com/lightspace_subscription.html


Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
www.displaycalibrations.com

S/W: LightSpace CMS,SpaceMan,SpaceMatch,CalMAN 5,ChromaPure,CalPC,ControlCAL
VP: eeColor,Lumagen Mini-3D,Video EQ Pro,DARBEE
JETI 1211,Klein K-10A,i1PRO2,i1PRO,C6,i1D3,C5
 Topic: LightSpace for Home Cinema - Autumn Special
LightSpace for Home Cinema - Autumn Special Mon, 27 October 2014 09:47
Light Illusion is currently offline Light Illusion
Messages: 41
Registered: November 2012
Location: UK
Junior Member
From now until the end of November we are offering an 'Autumn Special' on all Light Illusion software for Home Cinema users.

For any software we are offering a 35% discount.
(This is the 'usual' discount amount applied to Trade-Up deals, but this offer required no trade-up)

Please use the 'contact' form within the Light Illusion website to request a quote for specific software.

Cheers,

Steve



Steve Shaw
LIGHT ILLUSION
www.lightillusion.com

THE ART & SCIENCE OF DIGITAL IMAGING
 Topic: LUT based calibration and difference between Lumagen units
LUT based calibration and difference between Lumagen units Thu, 25 September 2014 11:16
Gordon, Convergent-AV is currently offline Gordon, Convergent-AV
Messages: 1633
Registered: October 2004
Location: UK
Lumagen Expert
Convergent AV
I have written a short article that describes why you should use LUT based calibration on your display and also what the differences in capabilities are between Radiance models.

it's HERE


Distributor of Lumagen products in EU
WWW.CONVERGENT-AV.CO.UK
 Topic: Radiance 2041
Radiance 2041 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:36
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I use the three options in noise reduction menu but with no great results.. probably is because I set them at random..
My projector is Sony 1100 and with some blurays, even lowering reality creation noise persists..
but the strange is that acting with 2041 controls only few times I improve the image quality.. in other cases I make things worse..
now I don't go Beyond 3 0 3

What exactly do the different settings mean?
I mean mosquito, 2/3d etc


Ps even with the upscaling to 3840*2160 I get better results letting the Sony work instead the radiance... strange..

[Updated on: Fri, 30 May 2014 16:37]

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 Topic: New Products, 2123,2143,2124,2144
New Products, 2123,2143,2124,2144 Thu, 17 April 2014 10:55
Gordon, Convergent-AV is currently offline Gordon, Convergent-AV
Messages: 1633
Registered: October 2004
Location: UK
Lumagen Expert
Convergent AV
Press Release Below.

The Lumagen® Radiance™ Video Processor Family Adds New Members
April 16th, 2014 -- Lumagen®, Inc., a specialist in the design and manufacture of products for the home and corporate theater markets, today announced four new members of its Radiance™ video processor family. These are the Radiance 2123™, the Radiance 2124™, the Radiance 2143™ and the Radiance 2144™.
Jim Peterson, Lumagen's president, stated, "our customers were asking for more HDMI inputs, and the ability to scale source material up to 4k60. All four of these new products increase the HDMI input count to eight, and two can scale SD and HD source material up to 4k60. This maximizes video performance by taking advantage of Lumagen's proprietary NoRing™ scaling to scale film source to 4k24 and video to 4k60. Supporting all the features of the Radiance 20XX series, including Darbee DVP™ processing, the new Radiance 21XX series answers our customer's challenge."
The Radiance 2123 and 2124 support input and output rates of up to 1080p60. The 2143 and 2144 increase the output rate to up to 4k60 in 8-bit 4:2:0 format.
The Radiance 2123, and Radiance 2143, support eight HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs, a wired-IR command input, an RS232 command input, plus an internal USB-to-serial adapter. They are housed in a 1U rack mountable case.
The Radiance 2124, and Radiance 2144, add two component inputs, two composite inputs with 3D comb filter, two analog stereo inputs, one optical audio input, and three COAX audio inputs, plus a COAX audio output.
With its extensive processing, setup, and calibration, feature-set the Radiance family is perfectly suited for refining and enhancing the images presented by front projectors, and top-level flat-panel displays. With the introduction of these new products, the Radiance family continues as the video backbone for the best home theaters and media rooms.
The Radiance 2123 and 2143 are available immediately, and the Radiance 2124 and Radiance 2144 will be available in May.


Distributor of Lumagen products in EU
WWW.CONVERGENT-AV.CO.UK
 Topic: Chromecast
Chromecast Sat, 29 March 2014 13:17
Garbage is currently offline Garbage
Messages: 13
Registered: June 2008
Junior Member
Hi,

I got my Chromecast this week and have some problems with the audio transmission. The Chromecast is HDMI in, of course, and the sound is routed via S/P-DIF to the amplifier.

When casting youtube, everything works fine with my standard settings (PCM stereo 44-192 and DD 5.1 as well as DTS 5.1). But on some other internet based services the audio gets jaggy and the lower frequencies get lost, it sounds similar to listening to a speed-up music cassette, if you remember these days..

I stripped down the settings to PCM 44.1 only, but that does not help.

Now I'm trying to figure out what is going wrong. Any support is appreciated.
 Topic: Does Sky support EDID?
Does Sky support EDID? Tue, 07 January 2014 21:50
timmorris is currently offline timmorris
Messages: 311
Registered: April 2006
Location: Surrey
Lumagen Expert
One of the recent updates to Sky HD is the ability to set the HDMI output to send Dolby Digital. I have a 2021. Output 1 goes to a Meridian 621 and Panasonic PF-11 in the main sitting room and output 2 goes to a Viera TH37-PX80B in the bedroom.

I had some issues with a cheap, self powered CAT5 to HDMI adapter drawing too much current from the Radiance's output board, but resolved that by putting in a pair of Octava high quality adapters powered by a 5V WallWort.

If I set it to Dolby Digital it doesn't appear to read the Viera's EDiD info and send 2 CH PCM. I've checked the EDID settings on the 2021 and they all appear correct. It sends Dolby Digital to the Meridian when it is selected.

Does Sky ignore EDID information and just send Dolby Digital regardless?

I could set HDMI audio to stereo only, and connect the optical to the Meridian G68 directly, but if I can I'd prefer to keep the cabling simple.

I have another EDID question, but this one regarding setting custom EDID at the Meridian end for video and expecting the Meridian to pick it up. Let's go for one solution at a time!

Tim

[Updated on: Tue, 07 January 2014 22:08]

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 Topic: Lumagen Radiance + Radiance 20XX Series 120213 Firmware Update
Lumagen Radiance + Radiance 20XX Series 120213 Firmware Update Fri, 06 December 2013 20:22
ConnecTED is currently offline ConnecTED
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Registered: October 2012
Location: Athens
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Lumagen Radiance XE/XE+/XE3D/XE/XE+/XE3D/Mini-3D/XD/XD3D + Radiance 20XX Series (2021, 2022, 2041, 2042) New 120213 Firmware Update

Release Notes

Fixed up an older bug (recently made worse in 112513) which depending on equipment and settings could intermittently (or regularly) result in delaying turn-on of video output. Could be double normal output turn-on time and feasibly even longer.

Bugfix for issue created in 112513 release causing an output to not turn on if only one output is connected.

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Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
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S/W: LightSpace CMS,SpaceMan,SpaceMatch,CalMAN 5,ChromaPure,CalPC,ControlCAL
VP: eeColor,Lumagen Mini-3D,Video EQ Pro,DARBEE
JETI 1211,Klein K-10A,i1PRO2,i1PRO,C6,i1D3,C5

[Updated on: Sat, 07 December 2013 01:03]

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