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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-29-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,509
Posted By dreamer
You bought an "open box" unit, right ? I'm...

You bought an "open box" unit, right ? I'm guessing this problem is why somebody else returned it. I would hope that if Amazon was told the reason for returning it was an actual PROBLEM, then they...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By dreamer
Room size and intended screen size are critical...

Room size and intended screen size are critical info. Each projector is slightly different in respect to light output (dictates maximum screen size) and lens throw (dictates how far away projector...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By dreamer
Projector all the way. I'd suggest putting some...

Projector all the way. I'd suggest putting some non-reflective artwork or fabric colored acoustic panels on the wall opposite the screen. Stay at least 6' away from door to screen edge. In...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By dreamer
Don't forget to think about how the audio will...

Don't forget to think about how the audio will work in the room and where other people not in the main seating area might be if you want large crowds to be able to enjoy the screen from those other...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By dreamer
Sound in the game area and wet bar area will be...

Sound in the game area and wet bar area will be completely muddled with all 5.1 or 7.1 channels collapsed into mono.

You are not going to get balanced audio with a wall to the immediate left and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-26-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By dreamer
You won't connect the DirecTV receiver to the...

You won't connect the DirecTV receiver to the projector anyway. Unlike a TV, you don't want to use the speaker in a projector. You want to connect the box to your AV receiver just like you will a...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-25-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 767
Posted By dreamer
Thinking waaaayyyyy outside the box, I'm...

Thinking waaaayyyyy outside the box, I'm wondering if building a lightbox with a bunch of different light "sources" feeding different bundles of fibers would create some of these effects.

Shooting...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By dreamer
Nice digs. I don't think you don't need more...

Nice digs.

I don't think you don't need more gear as much as you need to rearrange your furniture for HT audio. You have far too little separation of your Left and Right front speakers, for one...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-25-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By dreamer
If you are hoping for a cinematic experience,...

If you are hoping for a cinematic experience, your scale is too small.

Rotate your arrangement 90 degrees so the top wall is the screen wall. Build a wall to continue the line of the line so you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By dreamer
The OP says he doesn't want a wall anymore, but...

The OP says he doesn't want a wall anymore, but would have the theater and game areas side-by-side rather than fore-and-aft. He would not have a wall between theater and game area to mount speakers...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,509
Posted By dreamer
You seem to have lost the context of the thread. ...

You seem to have lost the context of the thread. My example was a single, simple, example of where Verge2 is wrong in his BLANKET statement that the Sony was better in every way.

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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-25-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By dreamer
Having a solid wall to one side of the screen and...

Having a solid wall to one side of the screen and nothing to the other side, your sound will be unbalanced, won't it ? Where will you mount the surround speakers on that open side which should be at...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-24-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 104
Posted By dreamer
Have you tried plugging the LED transformer into...

Have you tried plugging the LED transformer into one of these to drop the ground ?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31cTnzwBzxL.jpg

I had a ground loop hum in my speakers until I used one...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-24-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 767
Posted By dreamer
As MM said, the kits all have fibers the same...

As MM said, the kits all have fibers the same length which, unless you can centrally locate the light engine means a lot of wasted fiber. Even if you can centrally locate the light engine, why buy a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-24-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
Yes, if wherever you will "store" the screen when...

Yes, if wherever you will "store" the screen when not is use has a max width of 115", the a screen with a 2" wide black border means 111" of horizontal screen area -- roughly 125" diagonal image size...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-23-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 767
Posted By dreamer
Yep. That 2M length from a kit would only be...

Yep. That 2M length from a kit would only be enough if it could be amidship along the edge of the 4x11 panel I plan for closet to my screen -- not remote located or for larger panels. Although I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-23-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By dreamer
There is no wall shown at the 11'4" mark in the...

There is no wall shown at the 11'4" mark in the drawing. Does there need to be a wall there or can you rotate the theater so the screen is on the 15' wall and the first row is at the mechanical room...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-22-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By dreamer
The problem with using a longer throw projector...

The problem with using a longer throw projector is that seating within a reasonable distance -- ie, 1x screen width -- means the screen must be higher on the wall so peoples' heads aren't in the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-22-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By dreamer
Over the fireplace would not be my first choice. ...

Over the fireplace would not be my first choice. Besides, TVs are so yesterday. I'd put a screen 120" or more covering the lower section of one of those windows. Then I buy a Benq HC1200 to have...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dreamer
[Is something badly wrong with BB setups or did I...

[Is something badly wrong with BB setups or did I just take the long way of figuring out that the actual unspoken reality is that projector improvements outside of resolution are little in the past...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,509
Posted By dreamer
That is the most amazing thing to me about the...

That is the most amazing thing to me about the Benqs -- their Smart-eco mode changes lamp power depending on the content. It is just as bright as "full lamp" when it needs it, but has even longer...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 1,736,184
Posted By dreamer
These are my settings. ...

These are my settings.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/1772169-apartment-setup-guidance-2.html#post29897753
Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 767
Posted By dreamer
The kits I was looking at used 0.75mm fibers with...

The kits I was looking at used 0.75mm fibers with each fiber only 2M long.

MM's second link includes 2700M rolls of that size for $155 free shipping. So 1350 "points of light" from one roll if...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,509
Posted By dreamer
Projector Central found 2140 lumens with accurate...

Projector Central found 2140 lumens with accurate color on the HC1200.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,509
Posted By dreamer
Better test it out completely as soon as you get...

Better test it out completely as soon as you get it. An open box likely means somebody else returned it. Check for focus uniformity of the lens, dust blobs in the light path, etc.
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