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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By chirpie
I had been quiet, but I got a new projector a...

I had been quiet, but I got a new projector a month ago so that caused a spike in activity. LOL. (Sony VLP 40es) But that's a different part of the site.

But yeah, guilty as charged, my usage...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 24,210
Posted By chirpie
I did too. And actually, critically it runs at...

I did too. And actually, critically it runs at about 45-50% out of 100%. Not that great, but far, far, from worst ever territory. ^_^
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By chirpie
Believe it or not, that's a misconception. Taking...

Believe it or not, that's a misconception. Taking global grosses and video sales into account, Water World actually broke even. ;-)
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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
About 10 feet on a 106" diagonal on a 16:9 aspect...

About 10 feet on a 106" diagonal on a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-12-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By chirpie
I am at almost max zoom, and my projector is able...

I am at almost max zoom, and my projector is able to easily shift the entire image down to my screen with leeway on the shift to spare. (see pics in sig to see how close my projector is to the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,796
Posted By chirpie
Yeah, but that's mostly because Godzilla 2000 was...

Yeah, but that's mostly because Godzilla 2000 was fantastic.

"These missiles will go through Godzilla like crap through a goose!"

;)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-16-2014, 07:18 AM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
It really does sound like that was probably the...

It really does sound like that was probably the best choice. Not sure where things went awry, but $2k+ is too much money to be underwhelmed. Good luck to you sir!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By chirpie
Have you had a chance to throw up test patterns...

Have you had a chance to throw up test patterns or best case scenario material? I know we sort of went over this before, but it would help with a logical progression/deduction.

1. Test patterns to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-11-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By chirpie
I have a question.... where the projector is...

I have a question.... where the projector is mounted, is the lens very close to a reflective surface? I could replicated vertical lines in white if I had shifted my lens up too high towards the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-07-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
Well, 3D wasn't the ONLY reason. I actually...

Well, 3D wasn't the ONLY reason. I actually entertained the idea of just buying a 4x2 matrix splitter as well, because frankly, my old receiver still sounded great. But my older receiver only had two...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-07-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By chirpie
Oh, I almost forgot! 3D. LOL. I'm not 3D's...

Oh, I almost forgot! 3D. LOL.

I'm not 3D's biggest fan. Never have been. I'm ridiculously sensitive to crosstalk, and I've never seen a theatrical 3D presentation that I didn't wish was just a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-07-2014, 12:15 PM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
OK, a few more observations to share. ^_^ ...

OK, a few more observations to share. ^_^

First off, sorry if I scared anyone with the blacks observations. It's just one guy's opinion. Yes, they could be better, but in this price range, you'll...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-07-2014, 11:33 AM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
Not unusual. Bose, Apple, etc all fight to...

Not unusual. Bose, Apple, etc all fight to protect their distribution and supply chain.

It's also worth pointing out Sony's warranty is 3 years which is longer than most, so at least there's a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
Don't worry about the yellow you see in that...

Don't worry about the yellow you see in that photo.

1. As I mentioned, the photo came out much more yellow vs what I saw in reality. I'll edit the wording to make this point more clear. The...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By chirpie
I'd have to agree with the sentiment that the...

I'd have to agree with the sentiment that the Epson isn't really appreciably better in blacks. It's fairly minor. I've seen that Epson out in the wild, and I remember having a similar reaction to the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By chirpie
I just updated the post with the info. My front...

I just updated the post with the info. My front seating is 9.5 feet away. Let's say that out loud, 9.5 feet from 106 inches. That just begs for one to be able to see each and every flaw. lol

I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 01:15 AM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
OK, last but not least for now... shadow detail...

OK, last but not least for now... shadow detail and vertical resolution capability. Below you'll find some crops of DELIBERATELY over exposed images that more easily show the extra detail hiding in...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 12:48 AM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
A lot of people talked about the color accuracy,...

A lot of people talked about the color accuracy, and yeah, this thing shines here. This is taken from the Disney WOW disc under the color test. It's a good skin tone test, as well as showing nice...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 12:48 AM
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Views: 97,204
Posted By chirpie
Chirpie's Review going from a Sanyo Z4 to the Sony VPL-HW40ES

Chirpie's Review going from a Sanyo Z4 to the Sony VPL-HW40ES

OK, so this puppy finally showed up today. I knew it was going to be bigger than my Z4. But I got a chuckle at just how much bigger....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-05-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By chirpie
Sorry about the trouble. It sounds like I'm not...

Sorry about the trouble. It sounds like I'm not getting my projector until about the time you need to send yours back so I can only make guesses on your issues. :o

EDIT ADD-ON:

OK, that was...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-05-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By chirpie
Without going through all your posts, you aren't...

Without going through all your posts, you aren't suffering from any anomalies that might happen from having the zoom or lens shift at the very edge of it's spec, are you? (Maybe not banding, but...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By chirpie
I forgot to mention that while the 5.0 track is...

I forgot to mention that while the 5.0 track is indeed odd, it was the same way on it's DVD release. One wonders as to why though.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-03-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By chirpie
"The original film elements don’t have the highly...

"The original film elements don’t have the highly polished gloss of today’s digitally created animated films which is to be expected."


???

I think, ever since the Lion King, every frame is...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 11,194
Posted By chirpie
Funny how expectations work. I completely missed...

Funny how expectations work. I completely missed the boat on Gravity, and bought it on Blu-ray. And there it sat on the shelf for months.

By the time I got around to watching it, I had zero...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,005
Posted By chirpie
The same thing happens. (Always best to check...

The same thing happens. (Always best to check though.)

So last night the daughter put in some different games and lo and behold the rears came to life. So maybe I need to be asking a more obvious...
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