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Old 06-04-2015, 04:33 AM
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That is excellent work! Your "guinea pig" project looks 1000 times better than any bags game I have seen for purchase. Very well done!
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Very nice looking boards. I've thrown probably 500,000 corn hole bags in my time and looking at the build specs of that set my recommendation is to have lots of arc! Those beauties look slick!

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You're missing some obvious decals
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That is excellent work! Your "guinea pig" project looks 1000 times better than any bags game I have seen for purchase. Very well done!
Thanks for the compliment!

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Very nice looking boards. I've thrown probably 500,000 corn hole bags in my time and looking at the build specs of that set my recommendation is to have lots of arc! Those beauties look slick!
Thanks, they are somewhat slick - but not as bad as I expected. I was going to rub a coat of paste wax over them, but that would have made them way too slick (even though it would have made them look nicer).

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My old set had a hand painted tornado cy logo. I thought about doing an I-State inlay on the boards, but I am SURE I would have messed that up.
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Brian,
I agree those are some beautiful bags boards - well done. I have to ask, I assume you are a regular tailgater for ISU football games?
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I agree those are some beautiful bags boards - well done. I have to ask, I assume you are a regular tailgater for ISU football games?
Thanks.

We are definitely regular tailgaters - pretty dedicated. If you are ever attending a game, let me know - I will be sure to have a few cold beers ready with your name on them.
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Thanks.

We are definitely regular tailgaters - pretty dedicated. If you are ever attending a game, let me know - I will be sure to have a few cold beers ready with your name on them.
What lot? Still not sure where I'm going to end up this year. Was always in S4, hoping to stay in S5.

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What lot? Still not sure where I'm going to end up this year. Was always in S4, hoping to stay in S5.

We always request G7 (the donor grass lot). Fast & easy to get in and out - and we are always there early enough to park along the front gravel road. I can also stake my tent down well during those really windy days we have had the past few years.

It's looking like this fall is going to turn into more of a tailgating season than a football season...my expectations are pretty low at the moment.

That new south endzone should sure look nice though!
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We always request G7 (the donor grass lot). Fast & easy to get in and out - and we are always there early enough to park along the front gravel road. I can also stake my tent down well during those really windy days we have had the past few years.

It's looking like this fall is going to turn into more of a tailgating season than a football season...my expectations are pretty low at the moment.

That new south endzone should sure look nice though!
I have low expectations as well, but just staying healthy should allow us to improve over last year.

We've always loved S5, we get in early enough that we back up against the strip of grass right by the light at S16th and University. Paved parking, grass for relaxing, close for the halftime quickie, and ultra-quick out. But that donation went up 5x this year, so I'm hoping I can get in to the next one over, same advantages.

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G7 has a good mix of younger people (but not the idiots in the student lots) and more 'seasoned' fans.

I think it sucks to get out of, but that's usually because I'm mad after most home games . . .
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I think it sucks to get out of, but that's usually because I'm mad after most home games . . .
Funny, I'm also mad after most away games, too.
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Perhaps we should attempt an AVS Tailgate this season.


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Perhaps we should attempt an AVS Tailgate this season.
I can get on board with that idea.
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Thanks.

We are definitely regular tailgaters - pretty dedicated. If you are ever attending a game, let me know - I will be sure to have a few cold beers ready with your name on them.
Brian,
Excellent - hope to take you up on that.
Last year we did only one game and were parked across the creek at G4. Not sure which game(s) we will pick this year. I will check back here on your thread when we get close and see how many AVSrs might be attending.

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Old 09-27-2016, 07:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Well, some unfortunate projector news for me.

Last night I was sitting down to a movie with the wife when my JVC RS-45 went black. I looked back and saw the lamp light blinking (two blinks, then pause). A push of a power button did nothing, so I was forced to unplug the unit. After 5 minutes I plugged the unit back in and fired it back up. Everything turned back on like normal. I went through the menu settings and found that I had 1700 hours on my bulb.

This had happened once before (about a month ago), and everything had worked fine after a restart...so I wasn't too particularly worried. I began finishing the movie preparation, which included switching the automatic lens from 16:9 to 2.35:1..........mid-way through the lens shift, it went black again. This time the picture went black, but the lens kept moving up. When all was said and done, I have a lens pointing at my ceiling with limited ability to move it back.

From what I have read, this double lamp blink is unfortunately somewhat common with these projectors, and means that the ballast board has gone bad. I need to do some more reading, but it sounds like this can be fixed. What I have not been able to find is anyone with the lens shift problem that I am encountering. I would be very interested to know if anyone else has heard of this issue.

I have a brand new JVC bulb still in the box ready for the day that my bulb dies, so I would really like to get this unit fixed (rather than replaced). I would appreciate any help/direction that anyone may have.

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Wow. That stinks. My RS45 blew a bulb a few months ago at about 1800 hours. When it went out, it was out. If you are able to get yours to turn back on, then yeah, it sounds like a ballast.
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Well. I pulled the projector off the ceiling and started to disassemble the unit to see if there was a 'simple' way to adjust the lens direction back to a more central location. I was quickly able to determine that this was not something I wanted to do to a projector that may be able to be fixed. I quit before I broke anything and put it back together.

$115 later, it is taking an insured trip to Georgia to the repair center. Mendtronix is the authorized repair facility that will be doing the work. They will evaluate the unit for $125, which is put towards the repair if I authorize them to fix it.

If the repair bill comes back abnormally high, I will have them ship it back to me and I may become a little more brave about really tearing into the unit.

I will keep you all posted on the repair process - I always seem to have bad luck with services like this, so I am not particularly excited about this.
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