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Hi Jim,

The upgrade was only partially completed. They had some errors when getting the puck running and when they were doing diagnostics on it they realized they needed a different computer connector which they didn't have. So it's mostly done but still doesn't play the 4 K material (yet). They said they would be back in a week or so.

I still have a lot to do in the HT, especially the frames for the bass traps in the corners. Then I have some molding and some work to after final inspection. I've been on hold for a while but I think this weekend is a good time to get started again. smile.gif
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Hi all,

I’m in the process of getting the update (I say “process” because there is an error at the end of the install that they are still working on). The Sony tech told me that the puck needed to be attached to the projector via HDMI2. The picture looked amazing but then I attempted to stretch the image and noticed it’s not even an option on HDMI2, it exists only on HDMI1. Any thoughts on this? What a disappointment if I can’t use the full chip by using my ISCO A lens. It makes no sense to upgrade to 4K if I have to zoom the image and end up losing the gained resolution. If I’m tracking correctly on this then an outboard scaler will need to be used like a Lumagen. Is there an outboard scaler that can accept the 4K signal from the Sony puck? Thanks all.


As far as the 4K content seen on the screen so far..... simply amazing. Too bad I won't bother with any of it if I can't use my A lens and fill the screen.
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I have my upgrade set for April 11th...........so I'm no help.  I found usefulness for puck.............I placed it above my K1 schedules while doing taxes................sure did a good job. ;)

 

Don't know if I'll install puck as I HATE streaming...............just wait for 4k Blueray.

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Hi Jim,

The upgrade was only partially completed. They had some errors when getting the puck running and when they were doing diagnostics on it they realized they needed a different computer connector which they didn't have. So it's mostly done but still doesn't play the 4 K material (yet). They said they would be back in a week or so.

I still have a lot to do in the HT, especially the frames for the bass traps in the corners. Then I have some molding and some work to after final inspection. I've been on hold for a while but I think this weekend is a good time to get started again. smile.gif


Do you have a ball park time frame when you think you might have it all wrapped up? smile.gif


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Hi all,

I’m in the process of getting the update (I say “process” because there is an error at the end of the install that they are still working on). The Sony tech told me that the puck needed to be attached to the projector via HDMI2. The picture looked amazing but then I attempted to stretch the image and noticed it’s not even an option on HDMI2, it exists only on HDMI1. Any thoughts on this? What a disappointment if I can’t use the full chip by using my ISCO A lens. It makes no sense to upgrade to 4K if I have to zoom the image and end up losing the gained resolution. If I’m tracking correctly on this then an outboard scaler will need to be used like a Lumagen. Is there an outboard scaler that can accept the 4K signal from the Sony puck? Thanks all.


As far as the 4K content seen on the screen so far..... simply amazing. Too bad I won't bother with any of it if I can't use my A lens and fill the screen.

I have been reading posts on the upgrade of the 1000ES with other AVS members and I hope that when mine gets installed that it will go smoothly as you know some have not. I do not use the A lens so I am hoping that it will not be an issue for me.

It is like everything in my set up is working fine and I might mess it up by getting the install. I am asking my self why am I doing it now when there really is no 4K Blu rays...rolleyes.gif

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I have my upgrade set for April 11th...........so I'm no help.  I found usefulness for puck.............I placed it above my K1 schedules while doing taxes................sure did a good job. wink.gif

Don't know if I'll install puck as I HATE streaming...............just wait for 4k Blueray.


I agree with you and that I do not really care about the puck... I am not big on streaming and think that it is silly that it takes hours to download the content. I am basically doing this upgrade in the hopes that 4K Blu ray will be around the corner. I never like to be the first when it comes to new technology. I would prefer to have everything established in a format whether it be 4K or the BR format wars and then once the dust settles and all of the bugs are worked out then come in with the purchase. I bought the 1000ES mainly because of the great 2K picture and that it was 4K equipped for the future. Did not realize that it was not totally ready for 4K i.e. 60fps....
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With all this talk of format wars, did anything ever happen with "Folded Space" which was suppose to be the format to end all formats, being encoded to take care of all formats on one disk? Or something.

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I'm back….. I took a nice long break. Watching movies in here has been amazing!!!!! biggrin.gif There is still work to do so I'm still going in this thread. I finally unpacked my Real Traps Mega Traps that will be installed in the corners. Here is a pic of a couple sitting on my large kitchen island. They are much bigger than this picture suggests:



These are going in to tame the bass. I'm actually quite pleased with the sound in the room as is but hopefully this will fine tune it a bit more. I have four Aerial Acoustics SW12's subs so I can shake the house down if I wanted but there is such a thing as too much bass, IMHO. On top of these stacks will go triangle slabs of OC insulation to pack it in right to the ceiling. Here is some data from the real traps website on the ones shown:



I also had to get back to work making a ton more trim that will make the frames in front of the four corner traps. Attached to the frame will be acoustically transparent black material in the front two corners and red in the back two corners (same red material already on the acoustic panels you can see in the pic below).

Here are my boards that will make the decorative frames getting their first coat of poly:



Here is a stack of three mega traps in the corner (missing the OC corners that will go on top):



On a side note I've had my Sony 4K projector upgraded. I did this for longevity in mind. I haven't watched any 4K movies yet and probably won't until Lumagen comes up with a way to stretch the image so I can use my ISCO lens. There is no way I'm using the zoom method.

That's it for now…. more to follow…..
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I started working on the trim and tried to match it up to all the other trim pieces which was more difficult than I thought. Here are some rough pieces taking shape:



After making some errors and wasting some wood (and a heck of a lot of time), I did a quick mock-up of what it would look like (very roughly) in the corner. Of course, it is still missing the red acoustically transparent cloth as well as the OC insulation on top of my mega traps.

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Nice trap - hope it will do what you want it to do.

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Nice trap - hope it will do what you want it to do.



I couldn't resist. biggrin.gif
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Thanks Night…. i hope it works too smile.gif

Nick, I think it was a trap too (in more than one way), this portion takes far too long!

Anyway, some more progress… This is what it will look like in the rear corners. The front corners will have black speaker cloth (I don't want bright colors near my screen affecting the perceived picture quality)

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Progress continues…..

My little helper who wants to use his new lego star wars jet as a tool to cut some fiberglass for the bass traps



I cut a ton of these triangles to place on top of my bass traps.



Here is the back corner with the bass traps and the OC fiberglass toppings



Here is one of the front corners with the black cloth screen in front of the bass traps and OC fiber. Overall, I can't say that I hear a huge difference from my seat (the sweet spot) but I am hoping for more control of the bass in the outer seats where it was a bit overwhelming

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Quick update. My Fujitsu cassette air conditioner failed... AGAIN!. I have two installed and they both failed after about 6 months of use. I'm stuck using them as there is no way I'm going to use a split AC with a big module on my Sapele walls but I'll never use these Fujitsu cassettes again in any other application. UGH!!!

All four bass traps and screens are up and the home theater has been cleaned again. I still have a whole bunch of trim to put up but when it's done it will be fun to get some professional pics taken of the room. smile.gif
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I thought Fujitsu was supposed to make a decent unit. What is failing? The fan, compressor or is it losing it's charge?...
...just love the new site...I am completely lost! And now we get ads in our posts?

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Hi Jim. It seems the AC units leaked from their circular cores. So far both have needed replacement. I'll never plan on using them again if I can avoid it.

I'm totally lost on this site as well but I have no time to figure it out. I'm stuck in lots of Army staff planning training. As a physician it's totally painful but required. Argh.

The rest of the house has received my recent attention and lots of progress has been made. This massive addition should be completed just in time for the Army to move us with my luck.
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