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Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 264
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Posted By 42Plasmaman
Most Safeway's in my area have some sort of video...

Most Safeway's in my area have some sort of video rental counter near the entrance.
Selection is limited but they usually have new releases.
Prices are around $2.99-3.99 per disc/night.

...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-12-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 264
  Red Box
Views: 17,143
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Even if they change it to $3, I'm not complaining...

Even if they change it to $3, I'm not complaining considering we paid that much or more for VHS/DVD rentals from rental stores.
If it's too much, there's always Netflix..... well, for now anyway.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By 42Plasmaman
My Epson 5010 bulb started to get dim around 1400...

My Epson 5010 bulb started to get dim around 1400 hours running exclusively on ECO mode for almost 3 years.
I just switched to Normal mode from Eco mode to increase brightness. Did require some...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 358,450
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Have you tried another bulb? Ever since I...

Have you tried another bulb?

Ever since I had my bulb switched out almost 2 years ago, I've only had this sort of issue twice, usually on cold days.
May be they can try this at the repair...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 70,196
Posted By 42Plasmaman
If possible, try a shorter HDMI cable to the...

If possible, try a shorter HDMI cable to the projector.
I would also only use a v1.3 cable so it doesn't have the audio return(v1.4) that your projector doesn't support.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 70,196
Posted By 42Plasmaman
My issues were resolved by turning off...

My issues were resolved by turning off UPCONVERSION on each one of the HDMI inputs.
It seems that when the 1123 has UPCONVERSION enabled, it causes HDMI handshaking issues that causes the drop outs....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,654
Posted By 42Plasmaman
About how the wife and I felt after watching it...

About how the wife and I felt after watching it this weekend. Very slow paced. We were hanging on hoping for redemption but the movie ended like a silent fart that lingered.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Projector: Epson 5010 Projector placed on...

Projector: Epson 5010
Projector placed on ceiling shelf right side up at 15ft.
First row seats at ~8ft
Second row seats at ~15ft
120" screen @ 16:9
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Thanks for taking the time to document this...

Thanks for taking the time to document this daunting task.
If my grinding noise comes back, I'll know why.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-09-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 79,257
Posted By 42Plasmaman
I own 2 Roku's, PS3, Blu-ray player capable of...

I own 2 Roku's, PS3, Blu-ray player capable of streaming, a TV capable of streaming and 2 tablets capable of streaming.
Do I need a FireTV?
Yes I do but they need to update the Netflix app, add...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 79,257
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Almost all TV's do not output DD 5.1/HD audio out...

Almost all TV's do not output DD 5.1/HD audio out their HDMI when you play a device(Blu-ray player, streaming appliance, etc.) through the TV.
They do not even pass through. You usually get 2ch...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
I had similar PQ/AQ results with VuDu with the...

I had similar PQ/AQ results with VuDu with the Lego movie.
May be I'll learn the 3rd time...:o
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Since 300 Rise of an Empire was not available for...

Since 300 Rise of an Empire was not available for rental from Redbox, we streamed it off VuDu.
Although the PQ was really good the audio was lacking fullness and subtitle details.
I had to increase...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By 42Plasmaman
I also have a Roku 2 XS and have audio issues. ...

I also have a Roku 2 XS and have audio issues.
With Amazon and VuDu, I get at minimum of 5.1 DD on HD content.
With Netflix, I only get stereo.
I tried switching between stereo and surround and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-28-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,650
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Looks like they are using a Cool color temp and...

Looks like they are using a Cool color temp and have it on torch mode(max brightness, inaccurate colors)

They should do a proper calibration and do the video over,
Better yet, send it to PJC for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-22-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
I'm one of them. :) The catch to the price is...

I'm one of them. :)
The catch to the price is you have to also bundle a phone+all_options, which ends up costing $80 a month with tax.
You can opt to just get the DSL for $50 a month.
I get...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 79,257
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Is the thread starter still around? It would be...

Is the thread starter still around?
It would be great if they would start collecting valuable information like this quote and place them in the original post so general information/FAQ can be found...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
And sometimes black crush.

And sometimes black crush.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Do you have the issue on non-peak times like 10am...

Do you have the issue on non-peak times like 10am Wednesday morning?
May be Comcast bandwidth is being used up by others in your area.

I have a meager 12mb DSL and always get VuDu HDX 1080p...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 358,450
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Mine has made the short grinding noise(more like...

Mine has made the short grinding noise(more like a short/fast(1/2 a second) series of clicking) for about the last 6 months only when the projector was initially turned on, lens cover opens, bulb is...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 287,934
Posted By 42Plasmaman
If you see Sleestaks, RUN!

If you see Sleestaks, RUN!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Probably not. Epson typically announces new...

Probably not.
Epson typically announces new projectors around Oct/Nov and ships them around Dec.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 29,394
Posted By 42Plasmaman
VuDu also does not disclose aspect ratio. In...

VuDu also does not disclose aspect ratio.
In some cases, you'll get 4:3 on movies, like Deep Impact.
All they had to say was sorry, better luck next time and nowhere do they guarantee a widescreen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 358,450
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Quote:Originally Posted by Coach...

Quote:Originally Posted by Coach KG http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1377321/official-epson-powerlite-home-cinema-5010-6010-thread/3330#post_24800227)
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By 42Plasmaman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chopinico http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533455/epson-5030ub-3d-crosstalk-issue#post_24770128)

Thanks for the replies!  I...
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