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Forum: Speakers   05-10-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By mak99
Yikes! Should you ever watch a movie at my...

Yikes! Should you ever watch a movie at my house, I promise you will not be sitting in the second row! :)


Enjoy the 65-incher, esp. while it still has that new TV smell! :) Maybe someone you...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By mak99
You'd be surprised how little you could spend on...

You'd be surprised how little you could spend on a PJ+screen, if you search for good deals! My house purchase about 2.5 years ago came with an older 720p Optoma and manual pull-down ~92" dia....
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By mak99
Yep, that'd be a problem! Extreme solution would...

Yep, that'd be a problem! Extreme solution would be a projector and retractable screen, but that's a whole new ballgame... ;)


How tall is the "box" that's there, above the floor? Pictures? ...
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By mak99
Since you didn't say what that upper left area is...

Since you didn't say what that upper left area is for, my suggestions below might not even apply...also don't know your ceiling height?

Option 1: put the TV and front speakers in the upper left...
Forum: Display Devices   04-13-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By mak99
****************************** Price reduction...

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Price reduction - 4/13/15

Asking $650 - see original post above for full details...
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-03-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
Well, sonofa... Thanks for the confirmation...

Well, sonofa...

Thanks for the confirmation that I'm not going crazy! I'll have to revisit the manual this weekend then and see where I missed this.

Now I'm wondering if there's any other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-03-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
i noticed something unusual the other day that I...

i noticed something unusual the other day that I haven't researched fully yet, but thought I'd post here to see if any other owners noticed the same thing...

A buddy recently helped me recalibrate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
Info is right in the manual (very last page),...

Info is right in the manual (very last page), which should be the first place to ever look... ;)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-24-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 117,762
Posted By mak99
Greetings, fellow owners - sorry to be so late to...

Greetings, fellow owners - sorry to be so late to the 5020 party!

I recently upgraded my trusty 7500UB that I bought used just over two years ago, to an almost-new 5020UBe (~370 hrs) that was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By mak99
FWIW, I also emailed Auro at the end of Feb and...

FWIW, I also emailed Auro at the end of Feb and got the discs in just a few days. Thanks for the great tip!
Forum: Display Devices   03-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By mak99
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 7500UB w/ new genuine Epson bulb + spare, ISF’d Jan 2015

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Price reduction - 4/13/15

Asking $650 since it comes with a brand spankin’ new bulb (~$300 new) and spare used bulb (less than 1,000 hrs maybe?) - more info...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-11-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By mak99
^^ The air will take the path of least...

^^ The air will take the path of least resistance, most likely just flow thru the ductwork and out the main return air grille(s) in the house. Remember that the duct/furnace is not a sealed system...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-09-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,141
Posted By mak99
OK, after all these years I finally tried to get...

OK, after all these years I finally tried to get the software to work on my 141, but am having zero luck. The 141 is plugged directly into a TrendNet 8-port gigabit switch, which is connected to my...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-08-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By mak99
Good read on this - glad I saw your thread on...

Good read on this - glad I saw your thread on this, and will read your other entries soon. Always good to get someone else's viewpoints.

Also good to see that you are a fellow Seattle-area...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
OK, just had something weird happen. Fired up...

OK, just had something weird happen. Fired up the PJ/Marantz system for the first time since the calibration back on Jan 22. Using the Harmony remote, I selected Watch HDTV: all gear turned on as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
Mike - So far I'm happy with the 7007 - I...

Mike -

So far I'm happy with the 7007 - I primarily upgraded from the 805 to gain more HDMI inputs. I had considered another Onkyo, but (maybe like you?) I felt that the x05 series were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
JD - any suggestions to ensure I've disabled any...

JD - any suggestions to ensure I've disabled any video processing with the Marantz? I'm wondering if a microprocessor reset will revert to all signals being sent straight-thru with zero processing. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 134,689
Posted By mak99
New owner (Dec 2014), so I'll probably have more...

New owner (Dec 2014), so I'll probably have more questions later - but for now, how long does resetting the microprocessor take? I bought an open box unit that did have some previous settings that I...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By mak99
PM sent... I have the Pio PRO-141 and had it...

PM sent...

I have the Pio PRO-141 and had it calibrated in August 2009 ago by Michael Chen (http://lionav.com/new/?page_id=160) (Lion AV). He's based out of Calgary and does calibration tours...
Forum: Screens   01-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By mak99
I saw a material at another AVS'ers house last...

I saw a material at another AVS'ers house last year that did a fantastic job of absorbing light, IMO. Can't remember exactly what it was, but it was the same fabric used to line large telescopes.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By mak99
I must be one of the lucky few - my 805 has...

I must be one of the lucky few - my 805 has essentially worked flawlessly since new. The only issue I had was the rare audio-only dropout when bitstreaming TrueHD from my Oppo 83. But I changed the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,218
Posted By mak99
I constructed the riser framework yesterday, and...

I constructed the riser framework yesterday, and I attached a picture in case anyone was curious. Stringers spaced at 16" from the ends, but slightly less than that for the two stringers adjacent to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,218
Posted By mak99
Gran, thanks for the reply and comments. ...

Gran, thanks for the reply and comments. Assuming my wood selection on the linked calculator is accurate, my design with 2x6s is way more than sufficient. I'll redo the string spacing to be able to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,218
Posted By mak99
I thought I’d post up in this thread regarding a...

I thought I’d post up in this thread regarding a very simple riser that I want to build for my media room. I’ve looked at a few other threads here on AVS and a few other websites out there, but just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By mak99
I have six light cans for the media room and the...

I have six light cans for the media room and the IR dimmer wouldn't work with the six Feit omnidirectional bulbs (~13.5w ea, or 60w equiv.) I tried. Looking at Amazon, those bulbs look like Feit...
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