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Forum: Video Processors   02-21-2017, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Samfield
The snarky response is unwarranted. I stated...

The snarky response is unwarranted. I stated nothing disrespectful and was clearly referring to the business state of Darbeevision the company, not the man. Its just curious that there has been no...
Forum: Video Processors   02-21-2017, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Samfield
As a business person I'm somewhat mystified by...

As a business person I'm somewhat mystified by Darbee's product situation. You essentially only manufacture/distribute a single product and that product has not been available via any retail outlet,...
Forum: Nintendo   01-13-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 4,187
Posted By Samfield
Then there's also the value proposition. Yes, the...

Then there's also the value proposition. Yes, the Switch is portable, but for the same $299 (or even lower MSRP during the past Holiday selling season) I can score a 4K Xbone that also plays UHD...
Forum: Nintendo   01-13-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 4,187
Posted By Samfield
Yes I pre ordered the Switch because I have been...

Yes I pre ordered the Switch because I have been buying VG consoles since the Atari 2600...but as a consumer, I have to wonder if Nintendo has real contempt for their customers. One true quality game...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Samfield
Felix, I am also very interested in whether the...

Felix, I am also very interested in whether the HT-3050 FW update can be completed at home via USB drive. Been looking for the FW announcement since mid-December. Any updates would be appreciated....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-08-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Samfield
Here's my review that was posted to the general...

Here's my review that was posted to the general Benq new projector thread a few days ago. Between posting this and today we have learned that Benq is working on a FW update (December?) to address the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,531
Posted By Samfield
That's great, thanks. I've owned my 3050 for a...

That's great, thanks. I've owned my 3050 for a few days now and have really enjoyed putting it through its paces with familiar Blu Ray discs. The 3050 gives me exactly what I was looking for in a new...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,531
Posted By Samfield
Felix will that firmware update address source...

Felix will that firmware update address source detection in the HT3050? Its not bad, per se, but along with the input lag just one of a couple minor tweaks that the projector could use. Those aside,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-06-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,555
Posted By Samfield
I concur that the throw distance between the 1070...

I concur that the throw distance between the 1070 and 3050 is very similar. Placement of the 3050 involved a small adjustment from my 1070 location and a few minor tweaks with the vertical lens...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-05-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Samfield
As soon as I fired up the HT3050 and it was...

As soon as I fired up the HT3050 and it was running a bit I noted than the fan noise was perceptibly lower than the W1070. The 3050 is not whisper quiet, but not obtrusive, either. I will add that...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-05-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Samfield
Okay, I set-up my new Benq HT3050 last night and...

Okay, I set-up my new Benq HT3050 last night and here are my preliminary observations with this caveat: I am merely an enthusiast like many of you and not a professional reviewer in any sense of the...
Forum: PlayStation Area   11-17-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By Samfield
I think Knack is a cool plat former and a nice...

I think Knack is a cool plat former and a nice alternative to a steady diet of FPS. Anybody looking for a more family friendly title should give Knack a spin. PSN is sure to have a demo available at...
Forum: PlayStation Area   11-16-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21,078
Views: 665,619
Posted By Samfield
My unit seems to be fully functional...upgraded...

My unit seems to be fully functional...upgraded the FW to 1.5 via USB. Still waiting on delivery of my Amazon games although Resogun is pretty cool. Downloading Contrast now. UI seems to be much...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-28-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,666
Views: 201,268
Posted By Samfield
I am currently using my iPad as the Sonos...

I am currently using my iPad as the Sonos controller, but want to migrate that function away from the iPad and onto a dedicated and relatively cheap 7" Android tablet. Anybody have any...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Samfield
One option is the Powerbridge system which...

One option is the Powerbridge system which utilizes Romex through the plenum, or wall cavity. Generally this is code complaint but a check with your local building official is strongly recommended....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,601
Posted By Samfield
The HDMI board on my 809 just crapped out and I...

The HDMI board on my 809 just crapped out and I didn't even think twice about replacing it with a Denon X4000. I honestly enjoyed the 809 but a total component failure like that on a unit less than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,219
Posted By Samfield
Quote:Originally Posted by Bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bill Mac http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,219
Posted By Samfield
After major failures this past week with my 809...

After major failures this past week with my 809 (no audio, sometimes no video and resets that made no improvement) I'm throwing in the towel with Onkyo. Because of the sound quality coupled with the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 49,283
Posted By Samfield
W1500 is now appearing on Visual Apex web site...

W1500 is now appearing on Visual Apex web site with a May intro date:

http://www.visualapex.com/BenQ/Projector-Specifications.asp?For-The=W1500
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-25-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 49,283
Posted By Samfield
Thanks, kraine. Always appreciate your advance...

Thanks, kraine. Always appreciate your advance notice and reviews before this gear hits the States.

Personally I'm hoping that the W1500 gives me that last bit of installation flexibility for my...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-16-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,341
Posted By Samfield
I wanted to bump this thread and inquire if...

I wanted to bump this thread and inquire if there was any new information concerning the W1500?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 1,821,992
Posted By Samfield
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PerryH http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/2130#post_22935596)

I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11,972
Views: 1,821,992
Posted By Samfield
Have any recent buyers of the W1070 from Amazon...

Have any recent buyers of the W1070 from Amazon confirmed that they are receiving units with the updated 1.04 firmware? Thanks.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2013, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Samfield
Any current W1070 owners running it with the...

Any current W1070 owners running it with the Darbee? Sounds like the combo would be killer as far as sharpness is concerned?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-19-2013, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Samfield
Anybody still on the fence about this projector...

Anybody still on the fence about this projector might want to check out the Visual Apex package deal; w1070+92" tab tensioned screen w/wireless 12v trigger+35' HDMI cable + mount+Disney WOW...
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