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I'm posting this to be the 3,000th reply

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Wow, you finally got one of the milestone posts. CONGRATS!!

You were watching weren't you!!

Let's see,

I had post #1000, you got #3000. Who got #2000?

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I'm posting this to be the 3,000th reply

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See, even my belated question helped to pump up your thread count.

I enjoyed every post. More pics.

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Ruben,

This may be a repeated question, When you made curved screen where there any focus issue on the sides ? because you have mentioned the curve is around 9 inch from the straight line.

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This may be a repeated question, When you made curved screen where there any focus issue on the sides ? because you have mentioned the curve is around 9 inch from the straight line.

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Wow, you finally got one of the milestone posts. CONGRATS!!

You were watching weren't you!!

Let's see,

I had post #1000, you got #3000. Who got #2000?

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Tim, screen name "miltimj" got #2000, back on page 67 (if you are using the forum default of # of posts per page).

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Man, am I pissed. I spent the last 2 days rewiring my system since I was now satisfied with all the components in my rack. So I organized and tied all my wires down really nice and clean. I triple checked every plug to make sure nothing went undone.

Well tonight I finished wiring and went to watch a movie and the projector is not syncing up wit my Htpc video nor my hd sat. box now. As the pc starts, I see the dos screen and then the windows start up screen but once it gets to the windows desktop the projector says "no signal". The sat box shows the on screen resolution when I switch to it, but I am also getting a blank screen with a "no signal" display. This is all happening through DVI, component seems to work fine. I spoke to Alan earlier and he told me that alot of people have been having Handshake issues with DVI.

Does anyone have any suggestions? My pj is an Optoma H-79, I tried hooking both devices up directly to the pj through dvi and the same issue occurs. I usually use a Lumgen HDQ for scaling and video switching.

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Hmmm, so you pulled the Lumgen out and now there is a syncing issue? Have you tried putting it back in again just to try to narrow down the issue?

Ruben,

BTW. I finally got my SmX screen installed!!!! Take a look at my construction thread!! (Page 3 is where the screen installation starts.)

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Man, am I pissed. I spent the last 2 days rewiring my system since I was now satisfied with all the components in my rack. So I organized and tied all my wires down really nice and clean. I triple checked every plug to make sure nothing went undone.

Well tonight I finished wiring and went to watch a movie and the projector is not syncing up wit my Htpc video nor my hd sat. box now. As the pc starts, I see the dos screen and then the windows start up screen but once it gets to the windows desktop the projector says "no signal". The sat box shows the on screen resolution when I switch to it, but I am also getting a blank screen with a "no signal" display. This is all happening through DVI, component seems to work fine. I spoke to Alan earlier and he told me that alot of people have been having Handshake issues with DVI.

Does anyone have any suggestions? My pj is an Optoma H-79, I tried hooking both devices up directly to the pj through dvi and the same issue occurs. I usually use a Lumgen HDQ for scaling and video switching.

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Try leaving the PJ on and rebooting the HTPC as well as all your equiptment and see what happens.
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Damit is all I have to say. I've been reading the thread for a few weeks during downtime at work and I've reached the end! I didn't want it to end... I suppose that's what makes the thread so great eh?

Origonally I was just looking for the finished design and then I figured it was somewhere earlier in the thread and started reading from page 1 and it got damn interesting damn quickly. I still look at your pictures and go "this...is....a....garage?!?!"

I'm only 23 years old but I've already budgeted 20k for a house in Ottawa, Ontario for the spring with my girlfriend and one of the major buying factors will be a basement with room enough for a home theater. This has given me excellent insparation! I'm by NO MEANS a handyman (no exp really) but I'm very much a read-learn-do type person which is how you are from the sounds of it. That gives me a lot of hope

My problem is learning everything at this point - it took me months of casual, spare-time research to buy my Paradigm 60 stereo system for the apartment. I'm going to just die trying to lock in components for a theater but I hope I have as much fun doing it as you have!

EXCELLENT THREAD! Thank you for the detail and explanations along the way!
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Damit is all I have to say. I've been reading the thread for a few weeks during downtime at work and I've reached the end! I didn't want it to end... I suppose that's what makes the thread so great eh?

Origonally I was just looking for the finished design and then I figured it was somewhere earlier in the thread and started reading from page 1 and it got damn interesting damn quickly. I still look at your pictures and go "this...is....a....garage?!?!"

I'm only 23 years old but I've already budgeted 20k for a house in Ottawa, Ontario for the spring with my girlfriend and one of the major buying factors will be a basement with room enough for a home theater. This has given me excellent insparation! I'm by NO MEANS a handyman (no exp really) but I'm very much a read-learn-do type person which is how you are from the sounds of it. That gives me a lot of hope

My problem is learning everything at this point - it took me months of casual, spare-time research to buy my Paradigm 60 stereo system for the apartment. I'm going to just die trying to lock in components for a theater but I hope I have as much fun doing it as you have!

EXCELLENT THREAD! Thank you for the detail and explanations along the way!

I spent 18 months reviewing and learning here at AVSForum before I even attempted starting my theater.

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Hey Joe, Check your PM real quick.

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Tim, screen name "miltimj" got #2000, back on page 67 (if you are using the forum default of # of posts per page).

Hmm, I hadn't even noticed..

Ruben, what's your HTPC resolution?
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Man, am I pissed. I spent the last 2 days rewiring my system since I was now satisfied with all the components in my rack. So I organized and tied all my wires down really nice and clean. I triple checked every plug to make sure nothing went undone.

Well tonight I finished wiring and went to watch a movie and the projector is not syncing up wit my Htpc video nor my hd sat. box now. As the pc starts, I see the dos screen and then the windows start up screen but once it gets to the windows desktop the projector says "no signal". The sat box shows the on screen resolution when I switch to it, but I am also getting a blank screen with a "no signal" display. This is all happening through DVI, component seems to work fine. I spoke to Alan earlier and he told me that alot of people have been having Handshake issues with DVI.

Does anyone have any suggestions? My pj is an Optoma H-79, I tried hooking both devices up directly to the pj through dvi and the same issue occurs. I usually use a Lumgen HDQ for scaling and video switching.

Thanks
Ruben

Just an update on my problem. I found out this afternoon that my Sat box and HTPC switched to some funky resolution that the projector couldn't understand. This must of happened when I unplugged everything. It was really wierd that it happened to both the HTPC and the Sat Box at the same time. Well its all fixed now. I set my HTPC back to 1280 x 720 and my Sat box was on 480i so I switched it to 720p and problems solved.

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Just an update on my problem. I found out this afternoon that my Sat box and HTPC switched to some funky resolution that the projector couldn't understand. This must of happened when I unplugged everything. It was really wierd that it happened to both the HTPC and the Sat Box at the same time. Well its all fixed now. I set my HTPC back to 1280 x 720 and my Sat box was on 480i so I switched it to 720p and problems solved.

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Thats why I said leave PJ on and reboot, remember, youre running Media Center Edition XP with a projector
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...remember, youre running Media Center Edition XP with a projector

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Thats why I said leave PJ on and reboot

I originally tried that but that didn't work. Thanks for the tip though.
I see you turned into a Gears of War junkie now. 8 hour sessions?

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Ruben: Glad to hear you got it sorted out so quickly. That's the frustrating kind of thing that's always a pain to deal with.

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Ouch, I'll hold down Gates so I can pie him!

It's not just Gates/Windoze. My Linux MythTV system with an nVidia card plays similar games whenever I turn off the projector but not the HTPC. Fortunately, my projector remote (InFocus ScreenPlay 5000) has a button/function to re-scan the inputs. That's one button press that's definitely going to be in my "Projector On" macro.
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I want to comment on the new microsoft movie downloads. I paid $5.50 to spend 11 hours downloading a HD movie that ended up being a 4.51 gig file that I could only watch for up to 12 hours. Since when is a 1.45 hour HD movie 4.5 gigs? Standard definition dvd main movies are about the same size. They are obviously compressing the crap out of these HD movies so what is the point?

If you can't keep it on your drive, you mind as well rent it from Blockbuster so you can watch an uncompressed HD-DVD. I think Mark P told me it took him 18 hours to download an HD movie from microsoft that he played by mistake and lost it.

New movie rental releases are something most people want to rent and watch the day it comes out not tie up your bandwidth for 18 hours to download it so you can watch it the next day. They are going to need to make these movies streamable or on demand.

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They are going to need to make these movies streamable or on demand.

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Look how long it took Hollywood to okay VHS rentals. They kept crying piracy. All you have to do is wander the streets of China to pick a blockbuster before it hits the theaters- they'll even include an FBI warning.

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Time for NetFlix and setting your prefs for BluRay or HD-DVD. Done.

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Lost track of this thread...can someone tell me the page where the (finished?) pics are.

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I originally tried that but that didn't work. Thanks for the tip though.
I see you turned into a Gears of War junkie now. 8 hour sessions?

Ruben

Remember I have a son and he has friends, my longest bout was 5 hours straight when it first came out, my daughters boyfriend seems to show interesr in it as well. Ive been sort of busy with other things I should be posting pictures of
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Remember I have a son and he has friends, my longest bout was 5 hours straight when it first came out, my daughters boyfriend seems to show interesr in it as well. Ive been sort of busy with other things I should be posting pictures of

Yes, you should. You have been accomplishing a LOT and your thread has seen no activity for about a month now!!

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Yes, you should. You have been accomplishing a LOT and your thread has seen no activity for about a month now!!

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LOL, I would but its buried so deep, I could never find it in the bottomless pits of the archives.
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LOL, I would but its buried so deep, I could never find it in the bottomless pits of the archives.

Here you go. Always glad to help a friend out!!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2&goto=newpost

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Where did you get the light boxes and cable from. I am going to start this process in my media room, and any help will be appreciated.

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Where did you get the light boxes and cable from. I am going to start this process in my media room, and any help will be appreciated.

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I got everything from http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/

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