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Jailguy and leroyjr1 what if any projectors are you currently running?
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Jailguy and leroyjr1 what if any projectors are you currently running?

I don't have anything yet, my room is under construction. I plan on getting the Panasonic PT AE7000U, or whatever it's replacement is. Who knows when I'll finish the room. For the screen I was leaning towards the 110" or 120" Seymour AV.
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I don't have anything yet, my room is under construction. I plan on getting the Panasonic PT AE7000U, or whatever it's replacement is. Who knows when I'll finish the room. For the screen I was leaning towards the 110" or 120" Seymour AV.

My panny 7000 has about 400hrs on it. make me an offer. I live in SE Wisconsin.
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This is a cool idea ! Can I join in too ? I live in Madison (Go Bucky !) but was born and raised in the Milwaukee area.
I have a dedicated room in our finished basement. My friends call it the "man cave" or just "the grotto" and swear the wife has a lock on the outside of the door to lock me in !

Room is approx 14 x 20 x 8 with full light control, black ceiling, black fabric around screen, dark red walls and deep brown carpeting. Reasonably sound proofed (double wall, green goo) and in the near future I would like to build some acoustic panels to control reflections.
Screen to seating distance is 13 feet.
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Projector: Sony VPL50
Screen: Da lite 1.3 gain 115" diag 2.35:1
Speakers: Vandersteen 2Ce, VCC center, Klipsch Reference series satellites for side and rear, SVS pb 13 ultra
Audio: Denon 5803 receiver, B&K ST 140 2 channel amp for the 2Ce's, Pioneer BDP 51FD Bluray player, Toshiba HD-DVD player, Dual CS 703 TT
Remote: URC MRX980 with RF base stations for control and automation.

I currently have a Yamaha receiver plugged into my system because I wanted to hear what an auto calibration system (Yammie's YPAO) could do with all those different speakers. Wow, what a difference that makes. It is too old to internally decode the latest lossless soundtrack so I use the wonderful 7.1 analog outputs on the 51FD for the interim. My next purchase will be a new receiver, perhaps the Anthem MRX series or an Integra.

I also have a love for 2 channel audio. If you noticed I listed a turntable in my equipment list. I'm rediscovering the pleasures of vinyl as sometimes it sounds better in many aspects to my ears. I've been carefully buying used records for fairly cheap and sometimes purchasing new pressings of old classics. (DSOTM is my latest 'new' purchase). After about 2 years of collecting, I have about 100 records in my collection, all hand cleaned and re-sleeved with MoFi rice-paper sleeves and crystal clear vinyl outer sleeves. My favorite genres are jazz, classical, and 70's rock albums. (showing my age !)

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My panny 7000 has about 400hrs on it. make me an offer. I live in SE Wisconsin.

Where were you last week before I bought my carpet, my wall fabric, and a bunch of other miscellaneous theater stuff?


I'll shoot you a PM later in the day. I need to talk to the boss lady.
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I don't know if any of you have tried the Darbeevision Dablet. It does wonders for video.
I am using it with my sony Qualia 004 and the picture improvement is spectacular.
If any of you are interested, let me know. I can demo it for you. It is a must own for $250! I am thankful it was not priced at $1000 or $2000! Because the video processors I had bought in the past were no where close to this, when it came to improvement to the picture.
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I don't know if any of you have tried the Darbeevision Dablet. It does wonders for video.
I am using it with my sony Qualia 004 and the picture improvement is spectacular.
If any of you are interested, let me know. I can demo it for you. It is a must own for $250! I am thankful it was not priced at $1000 or $2000! Because the video processors I had bought in the past were no where close to this, when it came to improvement to the picture.

That is a interesting device, I may have to take you up on your offer... Are you using it in hi-def mode?
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Yes, I am using it in a HI Def mode. I actually am using at darbee level 100% setting. Some prefer it at 40%. It is an individual preference. My 100% setting works well for me, because of the screen size. My screen is about 145" wide and I sit at 22'.

The darblet is simply amazing. Over the years, I have seen and experienced a few snake oil products.. from ridiculously priced cables to a few products I shall not name. This Darbee is no snake oil product. It is real technology. I think it is the most amazing video accessory since the inception of scalers for CRT projectors.

You are welcome to email me. I had sent a pm to you a month ago, with my email. If you don't have it, PM me and we can arrange for you to visit my theatre.
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Hey SOWK and audvid,

Let me know when you guys plan on getting together, if it works in my schedule i'd love to tag along. Audvid, sounds like you live in my neck of the woods. I'm particularly interested in this Dablet snake oil you speak of
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This weekend is out for me, we can try for the following weekend if that works for everyone.
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Hey SOWK and audvid,

Let me know when you guys plan on getting together, if it works in my schedule i'd love to tag along. Audvid, sounds like you live in my neck of the woods. I'm particularly interested in this Dablet snake oil you speak of

Sowk came yesterday. Sorry you could not make it. You are welcome to come of course. Just send me a PM and I will give you my email/phone/address.

I was quite impressed with the knowledge SOWK has. He was nice enough to calibrate my projector.

Hey fellow Milwaukeans.. We have a nice resource.. a local expert in Sowk.. He does know Video and Audio. If you are new to a/v you might consider seeking his advice, before you buy equipment..
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Audvid I may actually want to try one of your Darbeevision Dablets. I've been reading more about it and a lot Of users seem to like it around 35-40%
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Audvid I may actually want to try one of your Darbeevision Dablets. I've been reading more about it and a lot seem to like it around 35-40%

Do you still have the Benq W7000
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Do you still have the Benq W7000

Have the Mitsubishi HC9000D now.
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Have the Mitsubishi HC9000D now.

How do you like the Mit 9000D and why did you get rid of your W7000. I'm thinking about getting the W7000
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For the price the Mitsubishi is great. I had the BenQ shortly but never got one that did proper 1:1 mapping. I was the one that first noticed it and sent in to benQ to fix. They sent back with the same firmware that was on it when I sent to them... Aka they messed up. So I just returned it.
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Audvid I may actually want to try one of your Darbeevision Dablets. I've been reading more about it and a lot Of users seem to like it around 35-40%

I will have it shipped to you, this week.
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Location: Waukesha
Projector: Epson Home Cinema 5010
Screen: DIY - Spandex 132" 16:9 with masking (yet to be automated)
Speakers: Polk Audio Monitor 60 (LRC), Klipsch RS-41 II Reference Series (Surrounds), Polk Audio OWM3 (Rears)
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Hi all. Just stumbled onto this group searching for projector calibration services in the Milwaukee area. Seems like a great find. SOWK, I'd love to have you out some time with your calibration gear. Your partner in crime Milwaukeesk is welcome as well. Beer, food, my first born, you name it. smile.gif

My home theater is DIY and the carpet is being installed today. The dust caused by the build is finally over! I worked with Ted White (Sound Proofing Company) on soundproofing and have everything decoupled and 2 layers of 5/8" drywall installed with Green Glue in between. It worked out perfect as one of our daughter's bedrooms is above the theater in our ranch home.

The theater is about 15' x 25', with an 8.5' ceiling. I have a 12" riser and half wall in the back. The half wall has a 12' x 18" countertop on it that will have 5 or so bar stools at the countertop some day. Behind that is a yet to be finished gathering/bar area and half bath. Seating is at about 11' and 18'. My screen is an AT DIY 132" 16:9 screen made with spandex and has about 43" of space behind it where all the electronics are.

We built our home three years ago, and I have been wanting a theater since we starting planning the house four years ago. It's especially nice in the basement on these 90+ degree days. My wife Kelly has been great throughout the process and likes the room as well. Our two daughters (4 & 6) love watching movies in it.

Next up is ordering the theater seating. We will have two rows of seating 12' wide. We are now going everywhere sitting on theater seating trying to get that nailed down. So far, Palliser is the favorite. SOWK, what brand of seats are yours and where did you get them?

I'll get some pictures up soon as I don't have a build thread.

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A couple pictures now that the carpeting is in. In case you can't tell, our camera blows.

Screen Wall:
450

Riser:
450

From Bar Area:
450

With current couches:
450

Blu-ray playing:
450

Future Bar Area:
450

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Looks like a great start.

Are you using keystone on the projector?
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I actually haven't messed with many of the settings yet. Now that the room is complete, I can start looking into settings on the projector and receiver. I did play with the keystone a little, but it doesn't seem to make the image a perfect 16:9 rectangle. When I get the sides of the image vertical (keystone = -12), it fills up the screen vertically, but not horizontally. It leaves about 1.5" - 2" on each side of the picture.

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I actually haven't messed with many of the settings yet. Now that the room is complete, I can start looking into settings on the projector and receiver. I did play with the keystone a little, but it doesn't seem to make the image a perfect 16:9 rectangle. When I get the sides of the image vertical (keystone = -12), it fills up the screen vertically, but not horizontally. It leaves about 1.5" - 2" on each side of the picture.

We will want to level the projector and use lens shift to get matched up with the screen. Keystoning is one of the things you would never want to do with a native digital display.

You are losing a lot of native resolution and no longer have the unit in 1:1 mapping with that type of control. I will bring test patterns to show the loss of resolution.
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Anyone have any updates they would like to share?

I am getting a DARBEE Visual Presence - Darblet on Thursday.
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A big thank you to SOWK for coming out today and calibrating my Epson 5010 projector. He has all the tools and know how to get anyone's projector looking perfect. I would recommend him to anyone, and already have. Another friend with an Epson 5010 stopped over while the calibration was going on and got to see it first hand. Blu-ray's now look simply amazing.

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No new gear.
I pulled my UPS out that was connected to ceiling outlet for projector.
Need to look at getting that replaced.
Pretty satisfied with my gear for now.

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Hello, I am fairly new here. I finally was able to purchase a house and now want to do a home theater setup in the Madison are. I already came in with a Pioneer Elite Pro 151FD TV that I used at my condo (with no crazy sound system though) and now I want to complete the system with matching components. I was thinking of getting the BDP-09, the SC-09tx and for the speakers there is a really good deal on ebay for a brand called "Monster Eleganza" from a local guy in town here called University Audio - I was just wondering what you "pros" would think of this setup ??? Any opinion or advise is greatly appreciated. Also I am on the fence about those Monster power stabilisers, are they a gimmick or do they really "condition" electricity to something better? Thanks in advance!!!
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I replied to your pm. Quick comment - didn't think these were still available. Thought the existing stock was sold off a year or two ago, or shortly after I had last seen them.

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