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Forum: Latest Industry News   04-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,344
Posted By DarkVenture
I worry that if this tech becomes main stream,...

I worry that if this tech becomes main stream, advertisers will eventually figure out they can make their ads much brighter than normal program material, and in their minds more noticeable and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By DarkVenture
It might be something as simple as a loose or...

It might be something as simple as a loose or corroded connection where the mainboard connects to the green LCD. You could try pushing down on that connector while the PJ is on and watching the...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   01-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By DarkVenture
That TV that changes from slightly curved to...

That TV that changes from slightly curved to flat panel when you turn it off - That is most useless feature ever in the history of all inventions. I could hear it in Ara's voice when Braden...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   01-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,956
Posted By DarkVenture
I noticed an increase in sound quality in the...

I noticed an increase in sound quality in the past 4 weeks or so.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By DarkVenture
Check your multi out settings in the PS3. If you...

Check your multi out settings in the PS3. If you enable HDMI and optical sound output, it will only output 2 channel to optical under some settings. You have to set it so HDMI only gets 2 channel....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-23-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By DarkVenture
The cost of the panels is probably much higher...

The cost of the panels is probably much higher than the of the iPhone display, even though they are physically smaller. On a new iPhone, huge markup aside, only a small percentage of the price goes...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-18-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By DarkVenture
If I was writing those manuals I would put in a...

If I was writing those manuals I would put in a bunch of silly cautions just for the irony.
"Do not eat remote control batteries, even if they have been discharged"
"Caution: Do not use microwave...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 130,392
Posted By DarkVenture
Glad that you got it working.

Glad that you got it working.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 130,392
Posted By DarkVenture
It appears the projector thinks it is...

It appears the projector thinks it is overheating, which it may well be. There are at least two fans in the PJ, you can see them on either side of the case. If one of them isn't spinning up it can...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 130,392
Posted By DarkVenture
Are both fans spinning when its running?

Are both fans spinning when its running?
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-08-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By DarkVenture
It sounds like a bad solder joint, probably on...

It sounds like a bad solder joint, probably on the power board. You'll need to do some diagnostic work - measure the voltage coming out of the power supply and see if all the required output are...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By DarkVenture
How is the projector connected to the PC? Is it...

How is the projector connected to the PC? Is it through a VGA cable or HDMI?
If it is through VGA, you may need to take out the cable going to the projector and check if any of the pins are broken...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By DarkVenture
It sounds like your new power supply board is...

It sounds like your new power supply board is having problems. You may be able to diagnose it by doing a visual inspection and checking for bulged capacitors, but ultimately you need a tech to...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-23-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By DarkVenture
I recently acquired a 50" Hitachi 50v525 rear...

I recently acquired a 50" Hitachi 50v525 rear projection LCD TV for free. The tv works fine (now) but there is a lot of vertical overscan, so much so that the image is a bit stretched.
I went into...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-18-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By DarkVenture
The ultra violet light from the lamp can cause...

The ultra violet light from the lamp can cause any exposed plastic inside the unit to outgas, and that gas may be whats coating the inside of the projector. The workaround is to clean it off and...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 29,773
Posted By DarkVenture
Really enjoyed the movie. The soundtrack was a...

Really enjoyed the movie. The soundtrack was a treat and the visuals were the most stunning I've seen in a long time. You could nitpick points about things not making sense from a practical point of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By DarkVenture
I would go with the VIewsonic Pro 8200. Its...

I would go with the VIewsonic Pro 8200. Its $700, 1080p and comes with a 3 year warranty which is much better than other projectors in its price range. There is no lens shift, but perhaps you can...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-25-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By DarkVenture
Did you disconnect and reconnect any ribbon...

Did you disconnect and reconnect any ribbon cables? You may need to make sure they are seated properly and fully inserted into the connector.
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   08-19-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By DarkVenture
You guys are totally misunderstanding all the...

You guys are totally misunderstanding all the points I was trying to make.

First., Sirius is marketed as a primarily English service for English speakers. It's great that they have all these...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-18-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By DarkVenture
500Mbps? I have a car that I would like to sell...

500Mbps? I have a car that I would like to sell to ZyXEL that goes 500mph. It only goes that fast if it is strapped to the side of the space shuttle. But look, 500!!
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By DarkVenture
I would be very sad to see Blu ray go. Wish it...

I would be very sad to see Blu ray go. Wish it could have been Justin Bieber instead.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-01-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By DarkVenture
It's one of those problems that could have a lot...

It's one of those problems that could have a lot of causes and no one can diagnose it without actually being at the TV. It may be one of the power supplies, the bulb or color wheel or the DMD chip...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-01-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By DarkVenture
Gradient displays on DLP usually point to color...

Gradient displays on DLP usually point to color wheel indexing. Every DLP machine has an index number that tells the processor how much to offset the timing of the DLP chip from the position...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   05-06-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By DarkVenture
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by STEELERSRULE http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471319/channels-sirius-needs-to-delete#post_23282131)

The most important piece...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   05-04-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By DarkVenture
I'm compiling a list of USELESS channels that...

I'm compiling a list of USELESS channels that Sirius needs to banish forever. These are redundant channels or channels that entertain almost no one. By erasing these channels, they free up bandwidth...
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