Archive for December, 2007


Sunday, December 30th, 2007

The Ampro has left the building.

The last movie we watched was the Bourne Ultimatum and it looked great. It was with some reluctance that I sold the CRT, as my next projector will be a digital and I know the black levels and contrast won’t compare. I simply don’t have time to tinker with it like I used to, and even the required maintenance was starting to be a chore - so it was time to move on.

For Sale

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

What is for sale

  • Ampro 4000G with wired setup remote
  • FE Quadscan rackmount version
  • Transcoder
  • VGA breakout cable (~15 feet)

Price: $350.00 SOLD
Contact: click for email


Ampro 4000G - modified and tweaked as documented on this website - my best guess is this unit was built in 1992. I would consider this a good setup for someone into the home theater hobby, and not someone who wants to set it up and forget it. That said, when I have folks over to watch a movie - turning it on and watching a movie is exactly what we do - only on occassion will I mess with the convergence with guests over.
Quadscan - this is the original TView Quadscan, version 2.05b. I’m the original owner, and I believe I still have the original box. The manual is stlil available online from Focus Enhancements. This is used to deinterlace & scale 480i (standard definition) material. In my setup I use this for DVD playback.
Transcoder - I documented this unit when I got it in early 2006. It take HDTV over component and converts to a VGA signal, which I then pass through the Quadscan to the projector. This lets me view HDTV from my satellite receiver.
The VGA breakout cable was DIY, but I’ve been very pleased with the results. It is included in the sale in order to provide a complete solution for the buyer.