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Old 03-30-2011, 09:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the update. Did I miss something in your thread? You have JVC in the family room?

See post #62.

61" JVC tv craigslist special!

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Well, changes are afoot in the backyard. Out goes the above ground pool and in comes a real inground pool. A new 4 post trellis goes in the patio area so I have to completely redesign the audio for the outside.

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Here comes the pool! I've been able to save my 5 post trellis so I'll bulk that up to match my new trellis

Pictures to follow-

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Hey nice updates! You've done some cool stuff, definitely keep us updated.
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What to do, what to do....

The pj bulb died a few weeks ago. I don't want a Chiense knockoff, they seem on to only last about 6 months, and the oem is frightfully expensive, about $400. Yikes!

So let's look at the alternatives-
Junk the projector and bet a new one (with a cheaper bulb replacement)- about $400 from tiger
Buy a new bulb - also about $400
Other (???)- $0-$200

Budgets are tight in the household right now but ebay has yielded some interesting buys and possibilities..

If it works, i'll be back in business and then some so stay tuned...

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I like it! especially the vadar decor! Have you gotten the WD TV player for your mkv? I would say go all the way and get a htpc! If you dont want to build your own you could always get a dell zino or one from assassin (well respected member here)

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I actually gave my wdtv for a viewsonic vmp71 in the family room. I know what htpc's are capable of, but I like the ease of use with my kids and the power consumption of a media player better than a pc.

Thanks for looking

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Pretty epic! I'm jealous now.
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Yay! Ebay to the rescue. Someone parted with a similar projector that was inoperative for some reason but it had a new oem lamp (normally $400 new!). And the price was right also-$100 for both the projector and lamp. So once again, my theater is back up and running just in time for football season!

Although it kinda sucks that in about 1.5 years, I burned through the first lamp already (killed itself right at the 2000hr mark). Even had it on eco the whole time. Well, I can start looking again next year so another deal like this one. But until then, game on!

As to the "dead" projector, we'll see if we can frankenstein it... Stay tuned

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Your theater looks amazing.
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Well, over the weekend I finally got my "dead" projector and guess what, its not dead, actually far from it. Even the lamp inside it is still in good condition. So now instead of reviving it I'm just going to wrap it up and store till later when the primary pj in my theater dies.

So in short, I have two oem lamps (one of them brand new) and a backup projector for parts or even to give away if so needed. All for about $120 so deals are still out there, you just have to do due research and diligence and things will pay off.

Now there's still the matter of my sons using the theater for gaming. I have to strongly consider my basic building skills and try to fashion a lumenlab-style 720p pj ( I have all the parts) so when they do play, they won't burn up the projector lamp.

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