Here's what happens when you wait months to get your 1st PJ... - Page 4 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
post #91 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 01:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
technut Canada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,972
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally posted by Daphoid
*cries* I can't do the projector thing in my room... Mainly because it has like 8 foot ceilings, and the wall isn't flat....

http://www.cerdonis.com/tmp/room2.jpg
Just build a screen that you can hang in front of the hole. No problem.
technut Canada is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 02:54 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
AnthonyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 17,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
and you can put tyhe equipment in the hole in the wall to hide it behind the screen
AnthonyP is offline  
post #93 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 04:12 PM
Advanced Member
 
jimmyv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St.Paul, MN
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I need to work on this WMD method. Something must be wrong with my technique, we just completed a $15k remodel of the dining room into a "garden room" and still my hints at an HT get "the look"!

For now, I think I'll be pursuing Lightjug's suggestion of the new viewmaster... however, without a dedicated and dark HT room, I'm concerned about the performance with the sun shining into our family room. So, I'm thinking rather than a Silverstar, I may attack the issue from the other end with a brighter bulb. What's got me intrigued right now is the GE QT24MT32/CL - it outputs 800,000 lumens! http://www.gelighting.com/na/downloa...halogen_en.pdf

Gottahavapj is obviously writing fiction - who believes he'd use "The Abyss" to get his wife's buy-in - gotta use a 'chick-flick' - Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Sleepless in Seattle, Top Gun... those I could believe, but, The Abyss -- let's get real here!

I don't see where dneill01 comprimized at all "My Wife is all about it, the PJ and finishing the basement into HT "whatever you want honey". Of course her $5300.00 breast augmentation probably helps!" Sounds like you won twice (or would that be three times)!

Great thread! I've been splitting a gut reading all these great posts!
jimmyv is offline  
post #94 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Advanced Member
 
WXdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Austin, TX.
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
bump, so I can find this thread later and read it! Looks good!

Regards,
John P.
WXdude is offline  
post #95 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 04:59 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
deeann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I'm a little late in this thread and all but that Fisher-Price projector sure is giving me a serious case of upgrade-itis. We're currently using a Kenner Give-a-Show and while it still works, it *is* fairly dated technology. I'm also interested in some of the features and PQ of the Lego projector- does anyone have screenshots they can provide?

Any helpful hints on the Husband Acceptance Factor (HAF)? Whenever I've mentioned upgrading he's all like "But it looks just as good as when we got it" so it might be a tough sell.

;)
deeann is offline  
post #96 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 06:49 PM
dty
Senior Member
 
dty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
All the frickin viewmaster projectors you can want

an entire auction site devoted to it!

http://auctions.searchmarketing.com/...--411-1-s.html

dty is offline  
post #97 of 107 Old 06-09-2004, 09:06 PM
Member
 
cmoore1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
This thread is a riot.:D :D

I lucked out, my wife insisted that our next house have a room that could be modified into a dedicated theater. She loves it, it's HER theater.

I have found one drawback to having an awesome HT, I think I have offended friends by forgetting to invite them over for blockbuster flicks, anybody else feel this way?

Fullscreen is an F-word
cmoore1 is offline  
post #98 of 107 Old 06-10-2004, 10:21 AM
Member
 
Swan_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just be carefull when you let your wife get involved with your Theater decoration...
You might end up with something like this....

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/...0619jul96c.jpg

:D :D :D :D :D
Swan_g is offline  
post #99 of 107 Old 06-10-2004, 11:25 AM
Advanced Member
 
jimmyv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St.Paul, MN
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
swan_g - that's awful! even with the lights off and the blinds closed it's still ugly (a 4x3 screen)!

Does look like rear projection though, hum - maybe I could give up enough of the corner of the family room to do this...
jimmyv is offline  
post #100 of 107 Old 06-10-2004, 11:37 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
deeann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally posted by dty
All the frickin viewmaster projectors you can want

an entire auction site devoted to it!

http://auctions.searchmarketing.com/...--411-1-s.html
Very interesting..... and potential powerbuy?

Swan_g, I'm thinking either someone made off with a killer deal at Liberace's estate sale or Nordstroms has recently upgraded the ladies room. I can't tell which.
deeann is offline  
post #101 of 107 Old 06-10-2004, 11:56 AM
Member
 
Swan_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
hehe deeann

Don't you love the detail on top of the screen? What about a pink masking sistem to match? :D

Worst part is that I pulled that picture from Stewart's site... It's in the Home Theater's gallery... Nice way to show off their products..

BTW... Isn't that picture from the Color Purple? hehe... That picture is the best representation of HT From Hell... :p

Devil: "Yeah... you can have a Home Theater... Here you go... Bwaahahaha"
Swan_g is offline  
post #102 of 107 Old 06-10-2004, 01:12 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
AnthonyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 17,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
that's the scariest room ever
AnthonyP is offline  
post #103 of 107 Old 08-26-2004, 03:27 PM
Advanced Member
 
reedl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hudson, MA
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
When we were going to finish the half of the basement that we did, at first we were going to make a large room. After a few weeks of talking about it, my wife suggested a theater. I was at first shocked, but quickly determined that it was a great idea. When we looked at projectors, she said "Buy what you like" instead of a specific price. We looked at $10,000 DLP projectors (sim2), and some less, and the VPL-HS20. We soon realized that the price difference between the more expensive and the Sony was not worth the difference (to us).

I had pretty much carte blanche in what speakers I wanted to purchase as it was a theater and did not have to meet any sort of other use for the room.

As to the colors, that was decided by the both of us. The lighting was a group decision also. When I found the blue sconces at Home Depot, we immediately knew that they were perfect for us.

In other words, it all worked out.

Reedl

Check out my theater! My Theater
Here is the Arcade: The Arcade
reedl is offline  
post #104 of 107 Old 08-26-2004, 11:50 PM
Senior Member
 
empire_dnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
reedl,
you have a very nice theater room
congrat.
:)
empire_dnh is offline  
post #105 of 107 Old 08-27-2004, 11:35 PM
Senior Member
 
mukaidaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: oregon coast
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
just finished reading this thread, but noticed no one has tried out the fisher-price viewmaster projector with a Panamorph? i guess we need to bug fisher price for anamorphic transfers of their slides :)

seriously, my soon-to-be 5 year old's birthday is next week. the viewmaster projector will be a great little gift for him. of course his mother may disagree...

frank
mukaidaf is offline  
post #106 of 107 Old 07-11-2005, 04:02 PM
Senior Member
 
thericky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffKB
That is why when I am sitting in my projectorless theater staring for 5 minutes at a blank wall with a 45" x 80" rectangle of electrical tape on it, she doesn't understand.
I know this is a 2-page old quote but I had to comment... because I was doing nearly the same thing last night. We had just finished painting our new home theater (pictures in my gallery) and put the brand new La-Z-Boy seats inside. we have no equipment, no permanent lights, no anything. however, i sat there for at least 10 minutes staring at the blank wall (no rectangle or anything) just imagining the picture up there. it was a great moment.

meanwhile, my wife was downstairs watching the 43" sammy DLP.

which one of us is crazy? ;)

Ricky Brigante
Inside the Magic podcast, Host
Custom Lanyards by Lanyard Lab, Owner
thericky is offline  
post #107 of 107 Old 07-12-2005, 04:20 AM
 
FoxyMulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Scotland
Posts: 5,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Whats a wife ? Can i pick one up on EBay ?

I never use my TV since i got the projector but now the hot weathers here i'm concerned about the heat being too much for my projector.

When i was younger i had one of those small slide projectors and Tom and Jerry slides but my parents left me alone in the dark and i got freaked out ( must have been cos that mouse was huge ) anyways that was about 30 years ago and times change.

Now i have my first projector there is no way i can ever go back to watching conventional televisions, just wish the bulbs were cheaper, anyways this thread was amusing and informative at the same time, have a good day everyone : )
FoxyMulder is offline  
Closed Thread Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off