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Forum: Xbox Area   12-02-2014, 08:45 PM
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Posted By mtmason
I tried the Sabrent 5M cable with even less...

I tried the Sabrent 5M cable with even less success. It never powers on, power plugged in or not. The Hub indicates it's getting power through the cable. Switch back to the 6 foot cable included with...
Forum: Xbox Area   11-29-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 119,059
Posted By mtmason
Tripp Lite Cable is a fail for me

The Kinect Adapter with included USB cable worked fine. Adding the Tripp Lite 25' USB cable had the Kinect restarting every 30 seconds and the image refresh was at about 2 seconds. Voice commands...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 308,025
Posted By mtmason
I had similar struggles even after much...

I had similar struggles even after much preparation. I set the V-Area setting to the max of +35 and had to physically adjust from there. The manual suggests rotating your projector (or using the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mtmason
Totally light controlled AND a willingness to be...

Totally light controlled AND a willingness to be in total darkness simplifies things. In total darkness I could not differentiate an image on a high end matte white zero gain screen material versus...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mtmason
I looked into a curved screen quite a bit,...

I looked into a curved screen quite a bit, because they seemed cool. Lots of marketing hype at the time. I'd avoid a curved screen, especially for your first. If you have a projector throwing a nice...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-07-2014, 11:18 AM
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Views: 308,025
Posted By mtmason
I'm not sure if 120" is width or diagonal, but...

I'm not sure if 120" is width or diagonal, but for reference, I have a 133" (diagonal) 2.35:1 screen with the projector mounted 16' with about 18" of lens shift to the left and 8" down for an off...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-12-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By mtmason
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-12-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By mtmason
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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-11-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-02-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By mtmason
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-28-2013, 11:35 AM
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-26-2013, 11:14 PM
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-26-2013, 04:03 PM
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Forum: Screens   12-13-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By mtmason
Try looking into the Stewart Firehawk. It's a...

Try looking into the Stewart Firehawk. It's a great light shedding material. In theory it's only a little less than BD, but I don't know how you get to 7k. You might want to contact AVScience as...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-02-2013, 02:45 PM
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-01-2013, 10:27 AM
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,941
Posted By mtmason
BHPhoto.com just sent Black Friday deals that...

BHPhoto.com just sent Black Friday deals that included the Panny 8000. $550 rebate from Panasonic in addition to normally discounted price.
Forum: Screens   11-27-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mtmason
Congratulations on your leap into front...

Congratulations on your leap into front projection! Unfortunately you'll find shedding ambient light is an expensive feature. I'm not sure you'll find any gray screens at that price point. Not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-26-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,941
Posted By mtmason
I vaguely recall signing up to receive an email...

I vaguely recall signing up to receive an email about the Black Friday special on the 8000 from Panasonic. They likely have a new discount/promotion on the way.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-25-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,941
Posted By mtmason
I am debating the same too, with the same screen...

I am debating the same too, with the same screen setup. I was really disappointed Panasonic didn't upgrade the 8000 this year. The Epson does NOT require an anamorphic lens, but does require you to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-25-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mtmason
It's a few % less than I was quoted. A good...

It's a few % less than I was quoted. A good deal, but not a 'can't pass it up' deal. Why would you want to spend $2800 if you don't think you'd see any difference with your own eyes? If you were set...
Forum: Screens   11-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By mtmason
Avoiding washout with any lights on will require...

Avoiding washout with any lights on will require screens that go well above $500. The names you'll primarily see are Stewart Firehawk, Screen Innovations Black Diamond, and Dalite High Power. I'm...
Forum: Screens   11-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By mtmason
I just inquired with AVScience and they said...

I just inquired with AVScience and they said Stewart would sell screen material without a frame. I was asking about firehawk specifically. It sounded like you could have additional details added...
Forum: Screens   11-25-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By mtmason
I think there's more than just the velvet. It...

I think there's more than just the velvet. It might be a little tricky, but you could always apply velvet yourself for less than $40 bucks in velvet. The more expensive one has a bevel that lays...
Forum: Screens   11-20-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By mtmason
I'm in the same boat, and have been looking for...

I'm in the same boat, and have been looking for a bit. If you're going to watch with ambient light (as opposed to just movies in the dark) you'll keep coming back to Stewart Firehawk and Screen...
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