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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
And I didn't say that you were. :) I was merely...

And I didn't say that you were. :) I was merely stating why I still built one knowing that it wasn't future proof and what I plan to do down the road. Your point is an excellent one and given that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-27-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Agreed, but in my case, the $399 for a card...

Agreed, but in my case, the $399 for a card capable of supporting 4K out to my projector for upscaled playback of current source (BDs, Fios TV, 4K samples, games, etc.) was more than worth it. The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-27-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
1920x1080 PCs can be built very cheaply using a...

1920x1080 PCs can be built very cheaply using a NUC and it's decent on-board Intel graphics. I'm using one in my family room. 4K PCs require a very good video card and therefore the "stuff" that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
The position memory issue was clearly introduced...

The position memory issue was clearly introduced with the board upgrade, but I haven't heard squat about Sony fixing it or even caring...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-15-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Yes, it will upscale all video feed in and output...

Yes, it will upscale all video feed in and output it at it's native 4K. It's a 4K projector with 4K panels, so it has to by design.

The question for some purists is how good of a job does it do...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
I paid for and downloaded it last night. Hope to...

I paid for and downloaded it last night. Hope to watch it tonight.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-05-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
The puck is connected via HDMI 2 and the HTPC @30...

The puck is connected via HDMI 2 and the HTPC @30 via HDMI 1. I manually swap out cables from the puck with the Lumagen (1080p) if/when I want to watch native BD from the Oppo. But I get most...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-05-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
I went looking for black level setting to try...

I went looking for black level setting to try medium, but then realized that my current sources are 4K (HTPC and puck) and it's not there. Funny, but I rarely hook up the Oppo to Lumagen 2K in place...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-26-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D is coming to BD on...

Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D is coming to BD on 8/19/14. I wonder if/when it will show up as available for purchase / download on the puck. The trailer is there. It'll be my first purchase using the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-12-2014, 11:26 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
WTF..... I step away from AVS for a few days to...

WTF..... I step away from AVS for a few days to watch movies only to come back and find it sucking ass. If it ain't broke, why brake it? I already get that from the DC government. I come here to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-04-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by mark...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9900_100#post_24791815)

Hockey season is almost over and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-04-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by billqs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9900_100#post_24789417)

Well, the sound is technically inferior...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-02-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Is it the source, mastering, or compression...

Is it the source, mastering, or compression that's resulting in what I consider the inferior quality of the 4K movie content provided so far by Sony? It's obvious from some of the demo material that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-24-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by urbeenjammin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434826/projector-mini-shootout-thread-2013-2014/8400_100#post_24754937)

Its so...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-24-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by urbeenjammin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434826/projector-mini-shootout-thread-2013-2014/8400_100#post_24754855)

I've got...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-23-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Say it ain't so..... RedBox works well and is...

Say it ain't so..... RedBox works well and is inexpensive. I like using their mobile or online app to reserve a title and their discount / free rental offers are nice too. It a great way to rent and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-23-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by mark...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9900_100#post_24750011)

You left out the gilt Jewish...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-22-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by mark...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9900_100#post_24749073)

Though I have no right to call...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-22-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
I feel somewhat abused, mainly because of the...

I feel somewhat abused, mainly because of the very quick obsolescence of the puck and requirement to pay for the extra hardware driving up the price. The fact that some were touting the need to do...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by mookie...

Quote:Originally Posted by mookie b http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9900_100#post_24740309)

My bulb is at 1988 hours. How long do...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-17-2014, 10:40 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by mark...

Quote:Originally Posted by mark haflich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1359018/sony-vpl-vw1000/9800_100#post_24729797)

I haven't used my puck in two...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-16-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By stevenjw
No thanks, not giving Sony another dime. I'll...

No thanks, not giving Sony another dime. I'll live with the puck and the 4K lite they dish out until 4KBD optical discs show up even if that takes another year or two. No point supporting their...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,407
Posted By stevenjw
This thread makes me think of the line from...

This thread makes me think of the line from Junior Soprano, " I want to [blank] Angie Dickinson, let's see who gets lucky first."
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R....

Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-07-2014, 08:04 AM
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Views: 875
Posted By stevenjw
Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R....

Quote:Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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