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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-20-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 722,644
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
I have a DCX-3400, and want to know if I can...

I have a DCX-3400, and want to know if I can seamlessly get HDMI and component outputs from it (HDMI would go to a TV, component to a projector). Not simultaneous, but sequentially with no menu...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-05-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Colm: Thanks for the suggestions. In addition to...

Colm: Thanks for the suggestions. In addition to adding a Ufer ground, a whole house surge protector seems advised. Does anyone have a suggestion for specific models? I checked at Home Depot, but...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-03-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Greg: This is a useful perspective, and one...

Greg: This is a useful perspective, and one which I wouldn't have considered. I just read up on Ufer grounds, which I had not heard of before. Our local terrain isn't sandy or coral, since St. John...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-03-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Hi. I used to post about front projectors, but I...

Hi. I used to post about front projectors, but I haven't been active for a while. The A/V gear in my primary home (JVC 65" LCOS rear and RS-15 front projector) has never had an issue, but we own...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Tesla1856: Thanks; resetting the projector to...

Tesla1856: Thanks; resetting the projector to its default state is an excellent suggestion. Previous guests may have been mucking about, although I would be hard-pressed to figure out how they could...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-10-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Mcnizzel: The cable boxes on St. John had all...

Mcnizzel: The cable boxes on St. John had all been SD up until May of this year. I jumped at the opportunity and so the great room cable box was an HD-DVR, but in yesterday's troubleshooting it was...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-10-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
MM and mcnizzel: Thanks for weighing in. As...

MM and mcnizzel: Thanks for weighing in. As mentioned in my email ("I switched to the projector's second HDMI input and switched the source. Same message."), I did consider a buggered connector, but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-10-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Hi MM, et al. I have a bit of a crisis going on...

Hi MM, et al. I have a bit of a crisis going on and could really use some help. I installed an 8350 along with a Sony BDP-S570 player and a DaLite High Power 103" screen late last year in our...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
MM: Thanks. I think that I have this figured out...

MM: Thanks. I think that I have this figured out now. Since I wanted the operation to be as easy as possible for guests, I didn't want them to have to feel around near the power cord entry for the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-03-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Hi. I did a cursory search and didn't find...

Hi. I did a cursory search and didn't find anything on this topic, but I have a real issue and would like to find out if there is a solution. We own a vacation villa in St. John, USVI. We have been...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 591,457
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Thanks, rsilvers; that confirms my sense that it...

Thanks, rsilvers; that confirms my sense that it really did suck, and has since gotten "better". These days, do you notice any motion blocking at all? "24" lasted until May of last year. When was it...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 591,457
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
This is an open question to current Comcast...

This is an open question to current Comcast subscribers. I signed up for the Xfinity triple play today, but can still cancel, and need some feedback on the video quality of current Comcast HD...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-12-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 168,420
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
This is an open question to current Comcast...

This is an open question to current Comcast subscribers. I signed up for the Xfinity triple play today, but can still cancel, and need some feedback on the video quality of current Comcast HD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,946
Views: 802,491
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Expedia: Thanks so much! I do need HDMI/1080P on...

Expedia: Thanks so much! I do need HDMI/1080P on both displays, so bsprague's suggestion doesn't cut it. At this price, it is definitely worth trying over the Geffen. The fact that it worked with...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,946
Views: 802,491
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
I have a Sony BDP-S570 player and a Sony...

I have a Sony BDP-S570 player and a Sony KDL-40HX800 TV in our vacation rental home, along with an Epson 8350 front projector. Their operation has to be brain-dead simple, or guests will give up. I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Whiteshirtkyd: There are no keystoning...

Whiteshirtkyd: There are no keystoning adjustments in the menus, for good reason - they are not compatible with excellent picture quality. The projector axis needs to be accurately perpendicular to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-25-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,039
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
I hear 'ya. We just had a similar experience in...

I hear 'ya. We just had a similar experience in the other direction. We have a JVC RS15 set up in our primary residence, and just bought an Epson 8350 for another home. Yeah, the blacks are blacker...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-21-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Placement flexibility can be really important,...

Placement flexibility can be really important, and that mere "foot or two" can rule out some projectors for a given room. We have an RS15 in the living room in our primary residence, where a High...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-14-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
The choice comes down to personal tastes, but...

The choice comes down to personal tastes, but for me, a fixed frame screen works best in a dedicated theater room. If the projector is going in a living/family room, a large fixed frame screen looks...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-14-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
At maximum zoom you can go as large as a 112"...

At maximum zoom you can go as large as a 112" diagonal 16:9 screen at 11' throw. By the way, Da_lite will make the screen any size you want for a small fee, so 112" is actually do-able.

Screen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-14-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Nobuyersremorse: Given that your projector is...

Nobuyersremorse: Given that your projector is lined up with the center of your screen, another option would be the Da-Lite High Power fabric. We have two screens with this material; it is awesome,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-24-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Yes, as of this year's introduction of the 8350,...

Yes, as of this year's introduction of the 8350, 8700, and 9700 models, all of Epson's "PowerLite" home theater projectors use inorganic D7 "C2Fine" panels, and as such, should be immune to the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-09-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
"Unfortunately page 17 has every dimension...

"Unfortunately page 17 has every dimension except the footprint leg to leg."

I just bought an 8350 that I will install at a second home that we rent out to vacationers. I measured the locations...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-07-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
MM: Thanks; for all I knew, that smell might...

MM: Thanks; for all I knew, that smell might have been typical, but I will now call Visual Apex and ask for a return.

Kevin
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-07-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8,713
Views: 1,216,626
Posted By Kevin McCarthy
Hey, my 8350 showed up yesterday, and I just...

Hey, my 8350 showed up yesterday, and I just fired it up last night. Upon pressing the Power button, a pronounced "burnt electronics" smell came out, and the Power button went back to stand-by. I...
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