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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-21-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By taskman
Yeah, this thread is still alive. 8500UB owners...

Yeah, this thread is still alive. 8500UB owners are a stubborn crowd. We love nothing more than to shove $150 bulbs into our beast of a projector.

I'm frankly shocked you made it to 2000H on one...
Forum: Screens   01-05-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
No problem at all, your welcome. Other than the...

No problem at all, your welcome. Other than the thin edge, there doesn't seem to be any obvious benefits to going Aeon. The Aeon is probably easier to build but beyond that, it makes sense to just go...
Forum: Screens   01-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Other than aesthetics, the border serves to...

Other than aesthetics, the border serves to absorb excess light from the projector which results in a clean image on the screen. That said, you have an advantage with the black wall which will absorb...
Forum: Screens   10-30-2014, 08:08 AM
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Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
From a price perspective Elite Screen is an...

From a price perspective Elite Screen is an Economic Friendly option for that reason. As far as I know, HTdepot.com and Elite Screens are the most affordable options. However, with the less expensive...
Forum: Screens   10-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
That price lines up with the average on that...

That price lines up with the average on that screen. I recommend that people order these screens from Amazon, especially if your a prime member. They are shipped freight and I have had torn up boxes...
Forum: Screens   10-20-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Sorry to hear that. It sounds like you have tried...

Sorry to hear that. It sounds like you have tried all the reasonable steps to eliminate other possible causes. I have used the cinewhite on two different types of Elite Screens and didn't have any...
Forum: Screens   10-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Have you tested just throwing your projector up...

Have you tested just throwing your projector up against a wall to verify the light strip isn't present? If you have, there may be defects in the screen that are hard to see without a bright light...
Forum: Screens   08-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
I really like that look, makes my EZ-Frame look...

I really like that look, makes my EZ-Frame look boxy. I checked out the manual and I don't think any waves will be created. The velcro is used in conjunction with snap on connections. The...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By taskman
Well, it has been over a month and I have found a...

Well, it has been over a month and I have found a few issues. The Monoprice has one HDBaseT output and one HDMI output. If someone changes the source on one of the outputs, it causes the other output...
Forum: Screens   08-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Did you go through there online warranty...

Did you go through there online warranty submission, where they ask for photos? I'm wondering if you showed a photo with a movie and wave being visible. If it then can be covered. I had to do a...
Forum: Screens   08-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Can you see the waves when playing video?

Can you see the waves when playing video?
Forum: Screens   08-08-2014, 05:32 PM
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Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
Any of the non-tension screens will develop waves...

Any of the non-tension screens will develop waves eventually but if it is brand new, Elite should replace it. I had my 135" Elite pull down for 2 years and didn't have any waves. I found though that...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-09-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By taskman
Sure thing, glad to share the info. I have the...

Sure thing, glad to share the info. I have the Monoprice 4x2 HDBaseT switch, which is an evil mistress. Because to make it cheap only one of the outputs are HDBaseT. The other port is merely HDMI. I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By taskman
I know, it is just short term as the breaker was...

I know, it is just short term as the breaker was flipping constantly. I'm going to be rerouting the office over to a dedicated 20 amp soon. Assuming I survive until then.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By taskman
I'll add a few items I missed from my recent new...

I'll add a few items I missed from my recent new construction.


1. Alarm System - Almost all security devices are wireless.......except the speaker. I should have had that wire pre-wired, though...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 85,860
Posted By taskman
Good info, thanks for sharing that on the 8500UB....

Good info, thanks for sharing that on the 8500UB. I haven't ran into that issue yet on my 8500 but time will tell.
Forum: Screens   07-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 419,182
Posted By taskman
I would highly recommend contacting Elite Screens...

I would highly recommend contacting Elite Screens and requesting a sample of Cinewhite and CineGrey. You may have to pay shipping.

The reason is I thought CineGrey made sense, the logic is...
Forum: General Gaming Help   06-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By taskman
I had a similar issue with the stupidly fragile...

I had a similar issue with the stupidly fragile Epson 8500UB. It is so fragile that Epson, in their manual says not to run power to it when not in use.

This little guy was cheap and saved a bit...
Forum: General Gaming Help   06-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By taskman
I had a similar issue, the stupidly fragile Epson...

I had a similar issue, the stupidly fragile Epson 8500UB. It is so fragile that Epson, in their manual says to not let power run to it when in standby!

Anyway, this little guy did the trick and...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By taskman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by robertw11 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534062/a-few-gaming-htpc-questions#post_24791250)

No reason putting games on on the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By taskman
I second that and the Monoprice is a good choice...

I second that and the Monoprice is a good choice for a low cost HDBaseT solution. I used HDBaseT for a similiar home setup, I can push my cable provider to all my TVs simultaneously. One warning...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By taskman
That is a ton of questions. I'll answer a...

That is a ton of questions.

I'll answer a few though.


1. Gaming PC and HTPC/Gaming is merely a matter of hardware specs. If you can afford to beef up an HTPC or devote a Gaming Rig for HTPC,...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By taskman
That sounds like a feature of the Sony HX850,...

That sounds like a feature of the Sony HX850, though you don't specify if your using the HX850 remote. I would check the manual for your TV, probably available online as a PDF and read about that...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By taskman
Looks like you have un-terminated Ethernet...

Looks like you have un-terminated Ethernet coming out of the closet and probably, your going to find Ethernet wall plates in more than one room. Check behind the Ethernet wall plate you posted and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-03-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 85,860
Posted By taskman
I'll do a shotgun reply to the last three posts....

I'll do a shotgun reply to the last three posts.

1. I haven't seen or heard of that HDMI issue. While you are out of warranty, you can call Epson and they can let you know if its a known issue.
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