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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2006, 07:35 AM
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Posted By harrellh
I had the same problems - occasional...

I had the same problems - occasional pixelization, but a LOT of dropouts, especially during the ice skating.

Called Time Warner this morning, customer service person said that there was no...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-25-2004, 05:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,326
Posted By harrellh
Rob, That is another interesting data...

Rob,

That is another interesting data point, 60 seconds.

I also wondered about the noise vs. fan cutoff time, but I would think that the engineers would not sacrifice (expensive) bulb life,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-24-2004, 05:21 AM
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Posted By harrellh
Rob - The long post about bulbs was not intended...

Rob - The long post about bulbs was not intended to justify extending the shutdown fan time, I just thought it contributed to people's knowledge of what was happening inside bulbs as they were in...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-17-2004, 05:29 AM
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Posted By harrellh
A few months ago when I was considering a rear...

A few months ago when I was considering a rear projection unit (and later decided that a front projector was a better fit), I came across the following interesting posts related to the Sony GWIII...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2004, 05:01 AM
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Posted By harrellh
Sorry, I wasn't detailed enough. I have my...

Sorry, I wasn't detailed enough.

I have my HD projector connected to the component out, and my SD TV connected to the coax (RF) out. When I watch HD, I need to set the box to output 1080i over...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-11-2004, 04:59 AM
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Posted By harrellh
Sorry, I wasn't detailed enough. I have my...

Sorry, I wasn't detailed enough.

I have my HD projector connected to the component out, and my SD TV connected to the coax (RF) out. When I watch HD, I need to set the box to output 1080i over...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-10-2004, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By harrellh
Is there a way to switch the TW SA 8000HD box...

Is there a way to switch the TW SA 8000HD box from 1080i to 480i using the remote (i.e. without having to hit buttons on the converter box itself)?


Thanks.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-10-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,924
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Posted By harrellh
Is there a way to switch the TW SA 8000HD box...

Is there a way to switch the TW SA 8000HD box from 1080i to 480i using the remote (i.e. without having to hit buttons on the converter box itself)?

Thanks.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-09-2004, 07:25 AM
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Posted By harrellh
Haaseh, I had similar issues, mine was due to...

Haaseh, I had similar issues, mine was due to the possibility of locating the video sources near the proj, but the audio (receiver) across the room.

Doing A/B image testing of short cable runs,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-09-2004, 06:41 AM
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Views: 3,326
Posted By harrellh
I took a temperature measurement just inside the...

I took a temperature measurement just inside the air output grill again, this time using a different instrument. I used a temperature gun that reads infrared, and it gave a similar reading, 175 F,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-02-2004, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By harrellh
borromini, So for the Bravo you are...

borromini,

So for the Bravo you are comparing DVI at 1080i with component at 480p? If so, this does not seem like a fair comparison (except for your personal setup).


H
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-01-2004, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By harrellh
HarleyRider - I agree that supplying the...

HarleyRider -

I agree that supplying the native resolution to a projector (and using DVI if available) would seem to be the best choice.

But the (very long) thread I pointed to has mentioned...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-30-2004, 05:01 AM
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Posted By harrellh
I am supposed to get my Zenith DVB 318 dvd...

I am supposed to get my Zenith DVB 318 dvd player next week, and will be watching it using my Sanyo Z2. It is supposed to have excellent 1080i via component out:
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-18-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By harrellh
[to get things started] Firmware: 1.06 ...

[to get things started]

Firmware: 1.06
Screen: Homemade using JoAnn's blackout cloth, 80x45

USER MENU:

Contrast: -10
Sharpness: +4
Gamma: +7
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-18-2004, 10:04 AM
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Posted By harrellh
After tweaking my Z2 projector, I am not sure...

After tweaking my Z2 projector, I am not sure that I have come up with anything close to the optimum picture. Further, I have learned that not every source needs the same menu settings (for example...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2004, 07:30 AM
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Posted By harrellh
I tried an A-B comparison test using my Z2...

I tried an A-B comparison test using my Z2 projector connected to the 8000HD component out vs. the Pace HD box connected by DVI.

I could not see a difference (they both looked excellent):
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-18-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By harrellh
Here is another thread discussing DVI vs....

Here is another thread discussing DVI vs. component:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...postid=3652900 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?postid=3652900)

Even though I have not...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-14-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By harrellh
I set both converter boxes to output 720p and...

I set both converter boxes to output 720p and could still see no difference between either image, or comparing to the original 1080i images.

In this case, both boxes are doing the scaling of...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-14-2004, 09:42 PM
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Posted By harrellh
All, I have been reading this forum for the...

All,

I have been reading this forum for the last 4 months and just wanted to thank everyone for all the info I have learned from this forum about the latest technology. Particular thanks goes to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-11-2004, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By harrellh
I bought a Onkyo TXSR501 receiver last weekend....

I bought a Onkyo TXSR501 receiver last weekend. I had no trouble setting it up, and the sound is nice.

I routed both my TW HD cable converter box and my DVD player to the 2 component inputs of...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   04-11-2004, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By harrellh
I bought a Onkyo TXSR501 receiver last weekend....

I bought a Onkyo TXSR501 receiver last weekend. I had no trouble setting it up, and the sound is nice.

I routed both my TW HD cable converter box and my DVD player to the 2 component inputs of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-11-2004, 07:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,326
Posted By harrellh
For my Z2, I measured the temperature of the air...

For my Z2, I measured the temperature of the air right at the air outflow grill (my probe was probably 1/8 inch just inside the grill).

After the unit was on for at least an hour, running in low...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-06-2004, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By harrellh
HorrorScope - That is interesting about the...

HorrorScope -

That is interesting about the VB. I intend on building my blackout cloth screen this weekend, and will definitely look for that (although not too hard, I don't want to fall into the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   04-02-2004, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By harrellh
Motulal, Thanks for the info. I agree...

Motulal,

Thanks for the info.

I agree about the Monster cables, unbelievable markup for just a connector.

Unfortunately I will be wanting to watch HD output from cable box at 1080i or 720p,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-02-2004, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By harrellh
Goosey - The walls are more a beige color,...

Goosey - The walls are more a beige color, although they do have a hint of pink to them. Probably more due to the camera's white balance setting.

Trepidati0n - I have a laptop that I can connect...
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