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Forum: Screens   07-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By bcar473
Since I couldn't pass up this price for a new...

Since I couldn't pass up this price for a new tensioned elitescreen, I went ahead and ordered it from TigerDirect. It came to a bit over $700 with overnight air shipping.

Overall first...
Forum: Screens   06-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By bcar473
Here is a link to the new screen: ...

Here is a link to the new screen:

http://www.elitescreens.com/images/pdf/brochures/PB14_starlingtension.pdf
Forum: Screens   06-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By bcar473
Has Anyone gotten a chance to see the new Starling Tension screens from Elitescreens?

For "street price" to feature ratio, this screen is looking like my go-to screen.... I am exhausted from looking all over trying to find used/eBay screens, craigslist, etc. for a motorized and/or...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By bcar473
Does anyone have any experience with the Polk...

Does anyone have any experience with the Polk Audio Surroundbar or the Definitive Mythos XL speaker? I took a look at the Mirage, but it doesn't go the length of the television.
Forum: Speakers   02-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By bcar473
I am going to install a 50" plasma in the corner...

I am going to install a 50" plasma in the corner of our pool house and we wanted something to boost the sound in the room. I am looking at some of the speaker "bar" options that include either the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By bcar473
I set up the HR20 to go native for whatever the...

I set up the HR20 to go native for whatever the feed coming in is, only problem is that it takes a bit for the signal to sync for the TV when switching between shows with recorded resolutions. I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By bcar473
Ok, as I have been told, 1080i conversion to...

Ok, as I have been told, 1080i conversion to 1080p with a good TV should be better than 720p or 1080i converted to 768p.

Second, the problem I have is when the house was remodeled, I ran a single...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-31-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By bcar473
I just got a Elite 110FD and have it wall...

I just got a Elite 110FD and have it wall mounted across the room from the rest of my components. I configured the tv with D-Nice's settings and am using those settings now.

I am not impressed at...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-31-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By bcar473
The WAF was my deciding factor on why i cant do...

The WAF was my deciding factor on why i cant do the mac mini route... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/frown.gif

This could self contain everything into one sexy case!
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-29-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By bcar473
Hey guys, I just found this amazing site...

Hey guys,

I just found this amazing site with these custom looking cases, and I wondered if anyone thought of taking a motherboard and piecing together a HTPC from a mac mini that could run both...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
New update: Third television is being sent...

New update:

Third television is being sent out by Fed-Ex. We will see how it is when it arrives! If it is damaged then I will give up and wait for the 9th Gen Elites that D-Nice has been casually...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
Quick update: Now the delivery company that...

Quick update:

Now the delivery company that my dealer uses has just instituted a new policy in the last 24 hours that will only insure up to $500 of damage on any TV shipped with them. Must have...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By bcar473
That's a pretty cool story! Keep us posted on...

That's a pretty cool story! Keep us posted on how the rest of the process goes!!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-19-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
I was mistaken, my dealer didn't ever CHARGE the...

I was mistaken, my dealer didn't ever CHARGE the credit card, they just got an authorization for another unit in case the defective panel wasn't ever returned, its their corporate policy to never...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
My dealer shipped out the new 110FD, but...

My dealer shipped out the new 110FD, but couldn't ship overnight. Oh well... I am leaving town for the weekend anyway.

The only weird thing was, he had to charge my credit card for the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,615
Posted By bcar473
I know that the overstock from the previous...

I know that the overstock from the previous years products go to costco.com where they sell the Pioneer Elites at a sharp discount. Only problem is that they are usually gone within 48 hours of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
The shipper ended up bringing back the 60" 150FD...

The shipper ended up bringing back the 60" 150FD and we took it out of the box and fired it up. Everything went great with the TV. Its now set up at my brother in law's place. Also the shipping...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
I have no idea if it was insured, all I know is...

I have no idea if it was insured, all I know is that the dealer made all the arrangements. He just quoted me a price of everything out the door for the pair, which was a great price.....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
I called my dealer, who said to call him after...

I called my dealer, who said to call him after inspecting the tvs if there were any problems. I got the two boxes, and as I took off the lid of the first, and the 50" unit had cracked plasma glass...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By bcar473
My brother in law and I went together and...

My brother in law and I went together and purchased two Pioneer Elite TV's from an authorized dealer in the midwest. The dealer shipped the tv's from their state to us on Bax Global.

This is the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,517,662
Posted By bcar473
I used the Spyder on my Panasonic Plasma, and...

I used the Spyder on my Panasonic Plasma, and went through the entire process.

I found the picture to be so different from the original settings with just using DVE that my wife made me revert it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-05-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By bcar473
Has D-Nice posted the settings for the Elite...

Has D-Nice posted the settings for the Elite 1150's yet? If I had those, I will go to Magnolia and try to change over the settings to get accurate picture comparisons.

Also, its a good point...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By bcar473
I had no clue about the $4500 retail on the...

I had no clue about the $4500 retail on the 1150, wow! I guess that the pricing of the early units for $5000 and then discount them for $300 off makes the uneducated consumer think they are getting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,757
Posted By bcar473
Last night I popped into my local Magnolia Home...

Last night I popped into my local Magnolia Home Theater store inside Best Buy. I was hoping to see the new Pioneer 5080 on display and decide whether or not to go for that or wait for the 5010...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 710,311
Posted By bcar473
When I lived in England, they would include a...

When I lived in England, they would include a 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) onto the retail price (like sales tax for those in the states), but it would have to be listed in the ADVERTISED price. I am...
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