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Forum: Screens   11-19-2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By timevacuum
So not knowing how well my plans would work, I...

So not knowing how well my plans would work, I decided to keep the investment costs down and purchased a basic Elite manual screen. I wanted to post this for anyone else who is looking to minimize...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 268,034
Posted By timevacuum
Well in the spirit of adventure and without...

Well in the spirit of adventure and without dwelling too much on the risk to the new investment, I started playing with the custom resolution settings. I found that changing the "Timing Standard"...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 08:47 PM
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Posted By timevacuum
The Dell graphics card has the ability to create...

The Dell graphics card has the ability to create custom resolutions with the settings in the attached graphic. Would playing with these help? I'm not familiar with adjusting these video settings....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 08:35 PM
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Views: 268,034
Posted By timevacuum
As you suggest, Fn-F8 on my laptop cycles...

As you suggest, Fn-F8 on my laptop cycles through dual screen modes. I have tried both the "external dispay only" setting and multiple screen mode with cloned screens and with extended desktop...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2013, 06:24 PM
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Posted By timevacuum
http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/confused...

http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gifHelp: Wrong aspect ratio when using a 1920x 1080 analogue signal

I received my 8000 this weekend and eagerly connected it to my laptop (Dell...
Forum: Screens   10-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By timevacuum
I am hoping someone might point me in the right...

I am hoping someone might point me in the right direction. I am looking for a replacement manual screen that needs to fit into a small valence pocket at the top of a window without hanging down too...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-16-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 400,444
Posted By timevacuum
So I hate to keep coming back to this. I just...

So I hate to keep coming back to this. I just want to make sure I got it right. If I want to control lights, the only option is to find a dimmer with IR support and position one of the blasters to...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-12-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 400,444
Posted By timevacuum
Quote:Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16989940)

there is, and will not be, z-wave support on the 900.

...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-12-2009, 03:20 PM
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Views: 400,444
Posted By timevacuum
What's the story on direct wireless control for...

What's the story on direct wireless control for home automation stuff?

I understand they have switched horses to something called ZigBee. Has anyone used or tried lighting controllers or other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-15-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By timevacuum
I bought a Roku soundbridge radio R1000 from...

I bought a Roku soundbridge radio R1000 from Bestbuy last week and am very happy with it. I am using it with my Infrant NV NAS. I have both Firefly (iTunes) and Slimserver services running and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-28-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By timevacuum
Would this thing work? ...

Would this thing work?
http://www.mcminone.com/product.asp?...%5Fid=50-6377A (http://www.mcminone.com/product.asp?catalog_name=MCMProducts&category_name=&product_id=50-6377A)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-28-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By timevacuum
There is nothing else connected to the system. ...

There is nothing else connected to the system.

Aren't the old radio shack volume controls just a potentiometer? If that's the case would a low resistance fixed resistor work?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-28-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By timevacuum
We have a small Phillips apartment style stereo...

We have a small Phillips apartment style stereo system in our bedroom. Being in the bedroom we are often listening to soft music at lower volumes which presents two problems:

1. The background...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-16-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
Does anyone have the key combo down for checking...

Does anyone have the key combo down for checking firmware version on the v592? Maybe even just part of it and we can piece the parts together?

Please???

Throw us a bone here!!? :)
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By timevacuum
I'm looking to purchase a new centre channel...

I'm looking to purchase a new centre channel speaker that might match what I have now. My current fronts are Mission 763's but since Mission speakers are no longer available in Canada they aren't an...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-24-2005, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By timevacuum
To my suprise, after explaining my...

To my suprise, after explaining my disatisfaction with the upgrade to the v593, the CSR "found" a v592 and are exchanging it! :) Now to check the firmware when it arrives. Has anyone written down...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-24-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By timevacuum
Don't waste your time with the v593 if your...

Don't waste your time with the v593 if your buying it for the upconversion features. Upconversion quality is not good. Chances are good your display will do a better job. Now if you can find a...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-16-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By timevacuum
As some of you will know, I had to send my sd-...

As some of you will know, I had to send my sd- v592 back for warranty which Toshiba replaced with an "upgraded" v593. I would say that Toshiba deserves some recognition for replacing the unit just...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-27-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
Oops. Give me a minute to extract foot from...

Oops. Give me a minute to extract foot from mouth. As you say, Noonie, it does 480p. I suppose it is even possible that the aspect controls will be better on the v593 so it won't matter.

Does...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-26-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
The v592 also would do 480p over hdmi and I see...

The v592 also would do 480p over hdmi and I see no indication that the v593 will do this. This was important when watching non anamorphically recorded DVD's. The Toshiba had extremely crappy aspect...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-26-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
just looking at the photos on Crutchfield, the...

just looking at the photos on Crutchfield, the v593 looks like less of a machine.
S.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-25-2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
So the questions remain. Is the hdmi...

So the questions remain.

Is the hdmi picture quality of the v593 better or worse than the v592?

Is it the same or similar quality Upscaling Chip?

Should I be raising a stink and trying to...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-24-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
Well apparently the "nominal fee" is very very...

Well apparently the "nominal fee" is very very nominal. Thanks for pointing out the exchange program. They will be sending me an "upgraded" v593 in place of the v592. The question is: is this really...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-13-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
Just got back from holiday and tried the cabling...

Just got back from holiday and tried the cabling suggestions by cluelesspa. No luck. Tried another HDMI cable and component cables. The problem remains under all resolutions over HDMI (480p 720p and...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-25-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 39,339
Posted By timevacuum
I bought a v592 a little while back and have...

I bought a v592 a little while back and have been using it with a Panasonic AE700. This setup has worked well until last week when I suddenly started having issues with the HDMI output with DVDs...
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