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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-23-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By wags1970
I finally pulled the trigger. Order the Espon...

I finally pulled the trigger. Order the Espon 8350 projector along with a Sony soundbar that has 3 HDMI inputs plus 1 HDMI output. This will take care of my connectivity needs, I believe. Will...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By wags1970
ok. I'm going with the Espon 8350. Going to pick...

ok. I'm going with the Espon 8350. Going to pick up a soundbar with 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. Please confirm if my cabling methodology will work.


hdmi cable from directv client receiver...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 02:09 PM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
That Sony is out of my budget, so I am gonna go...

That Sony is out of my budget, so I am gonna go with the 8350. I'm tempted to ask you what you didn't like about yours, but I'm finally getting off the fence, and I don't want to climb back up. But...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 09:27 AM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
That is a pretty nice image for it being on a...

That is a pretty nice image for it being on a wall only. What's your projector?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
excellent advice, guys. I really appreciate all...

excellent advice, guys. I really appreciate all of it. I don't know why I did not think of simply projecting onto a wall at first to gauge my screen size. All this time I was worrying I'd get the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2014, 07:46 PM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
I meant the physical dimensions of the screen. A...

I meant the physical dimensions of the screen. A 92" is approx. 80" x 40" of space, and that takes up a good chunk of the wall and appears as though it would be plenty big sitting about 12' back....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2014, 05:23 PM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
how far back do you sit for a 125" screen? I've...

how far back do you sit for a 125" screen? I've got a pretty big wall, or so I thought. I'd be sitting about 12 feet back, so I was thinking of a 92" or 100" at most, based on the physical specs and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-20-2014, 05:08 PM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
well I'm assuming Directv compresses their...

well I'm assuming Directv compresses their broadcasts, so that tells me that I'm not going to get the quality I desire. I understand bluray is different and will yield a great picture, but the sports...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
ok, just when I was about to pull the trigger on...

ok, just when I was about to pull the trigger on a projector, someone who has directv tells me that football doesn't look as good on the projector resolution-wise as it does his TV. And it seems like...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-18-2014, 01:49 PM
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Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
Ok. still on the fence, but started to lean...

Ok. still on the fence, but started to lean towards projector. But let me jump ahead with another question. With either solution (projector or TV), I was thinking of starting off with a good quality...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
Thanks for the replies everyone.Crabalocker, I...

Thanks for the replies everyone.Crabalocker, I wish I were close enough to you to take you up on your offer to catch your setup. It makes me nervous buying something that I can't see first. I'm also...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-17-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,669
Posted By wags1970
projector vs big screen TV

I'm currently building out a media room in my basement. It's a daylight basement that has some windows however the media room would be at the end where there are no windows, but it would still get...
Forum: Soundbars   11-14-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By wags1970
I am completely new to soundbars, so forgive me...

I am completely new to soundbars, so forgive me if I ask a silly question. Here is my scenario. I currently have a Samsung 52" LCD in my livingroom. It's not hooked up to home theater or anything,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-08-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,790
Posted By wags1970
thanks for the replies, everyone, the feedback...

thanks for the replies, everyone, the feedback is appreciated. what about the combination boxes for high voltage and low voltage? that would definitely make it easier for wall mount tv's rather than...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,790
Posted By wags1970
thanks for the info. is there any real reason...

thanks for the info. is there any real reason that would make one choose the low voltage mud rings vs the low voltage gang box? wondering which I should choose?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-07-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,790
Posted By wags1970
I've got a new house being built, this week the...

I've got a new house being built, this week the electrician has come in to start his wiring. I am planning on doing the runs for the ethernet and coax on my own. I've done just enough research to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-25-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,414
Posted By wags1970
Thanks all for the great ideas. You've given me...

Thanks all for the great ideas. You've given me a lot to think about. If I can throw one more thing at you, I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

I'll be putting up a wall rack with my punch down...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-23-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,414
Posted By wags1970
any particular type of conduit preferred? what...

any particular type of conduit preferred? what size did you run? and curious as to how you terminated your run to the backyard? did you run electrical out there too and bury it all deep down? That...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-23-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,414
Posted By wags1970
Thank you for the ideas! That gives me good info...

Thank you for the ideas! That gives me good info to get started! As for runnning conduit for future needs, unless I am missing something, wouldn't I be restricted even if I ran conduit for future...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-22-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,414
Posted By wags1970
I'm having a new home built this summer and am...

I'm having a new home built this summer and am trying to plan out a well laid out cabling diagram. I am going to run a combination of Cat6 and RG6 cable to each room. At this time I'll be using the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-14-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By wags1970
I'm in the beginning phases of planning a new...

I'm in the beginning phases of planning a new home build. I would like to run conduits to each room (single story home). What is the best type of conduit to use, what is the recommended size, and is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By wags1970
I have an older computer running XP (1 Gig ram,...

I have an older computer running XP (1 Gig ram, P4 CPU) that I want to use to play PC games, mainly older racing games, like Nascar 2003. Currently I have a Radeon 9000 video card in it. I want to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-25-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By wags1970
I have a pair of LCD televisions that I often...

I have a pair of LCD televisions that I often watch Nascar racing on. My satellite provider is Directv, and in one room I have the HR20 and in the other I have an HR21. One TV is a 32" Philips LCD,...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-03-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By wags1970
well the cover on the dvd says "widescreen...

well the cover on the dvd says "widescreen format" which should mean 16:9, correct? I did find a setup menu on the dvd player which listed the aspect as being 4:3. I changed it to 16:9, and it...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-03-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By wags1970
Hopefully I am in the right forum for this...

Hopefully I am in the right forum for this issue. Last week I put up a Samsung 52" LCD TV. Today my DVD Player with upconvert arrived, so I plugged it into the TV via HDMI, and started to sample a...
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