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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By sebberry
They look to be part of the video frame and not...

They look to be part of the video frame and not loaded from an external subtitle file by the player.
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   02-08-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By sebberry
I think that receiver is designed to be fitted...

I think that receiver is designed to be fitted into a dock of some sort. It'll need an external antenna.
Forum: Accessories   02-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By sebberry
FS (BC) Viewsonic Pro8100 Lamp

For sale is a lamp for a Viewsonic Pro 8100 that was purchased as a spare for a projector that is no longer in use. The bulb was never used.

Looking for $200 CAD

I don't know if the cage is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-18-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By sebberry
I don't want to start a frame interpolation war,...

I don't want to start a frame interpolation war, but I can think of many features I'd rather have for the money than FI.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-14-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
FYI: My client's 8100 was not repairable and...

FYI:
My client's 8100 was not repairable and was replaced with a BenQ. He had a brand new replacement lamp he was holding onto (Ushio bulb) that I would like to sell for him. I thought about using...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-09-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By sebberry
Hi folks My W1070 just arrived (ok, it's...

Hi folks

My W1070 just arrived (ok, it's only mine until this afternoon when I set it up for a friend...:D) but I'm hoping that someone more at home in this thread than I can point me to some...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By sebberry
Thanks for your opinions. It's actually for a...

Thanks for your opinions. It's actually for a client/friend. My own 8100 is still alive and kicking and I have no plans to replace it.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By sebberry
But less motion blur doesn't translate into that...

But less motion blur doesn't translate into that dreaded soap opera effect, does it? Perhaps I'm confusing less blur for frame interpolation. I hate it and it looks fake and unnatural. I'm not too...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By sebberry
Thanks for that. I also have the 8100 and am...

Thanks for that. I also have the 8100 and am quite happy with the picture, but I've been fine tuning mine as the bulb ages whereas he wasn't. I have a cheap $100 screen and white walls/ceiling and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By sebberry
Shameless thread hijack here... :) I'm...

Shameless thread hijack here... :)

I'm seriously considering recommending the 1070 to a friend to replace his now dead ViewSonic Pro8100. I know the 8100 isn't terribly common around here, but I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By sebberry
Often people will confuse the black bars above...

Often people will confuse the black bars above and below the image as losing part of the frame. This is not the case.

It's all about the source material. Watching 2.35 movies without the black...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By sebberry
Moving the projector closer isn't much of an...

Moving the projector closer isn't much of an issue, but it's already right above the seating area so any light reflection from the ceiling directly in front of the projector would be noticeable.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-27-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By sebberry
Looking for a projector suggestion - ~$1200 and gaming

Have a client whose Viewsonic Pro8100 bit the dust. Had my eye on the Epson 3020 as a replacement as it seems like it would work well in his room. (Darker basement, not light controlled, 120"...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
He's an older Chinese gentleman and I'm having a...

He's an older Chinese gentleman and I'm having a little difficulty understanding him sometimes. I can see the solder where he's pulled and tested various components out of the circuit.

The nice...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
Update: Two ICs replaced on the under-side...

Update:

Two ICs replaced on the under-side of the board, but still no power. The technician says he's getting about 1.2v where there should be 5v standby power.

He says without the schematic...
Forum: Screens   12-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3,763
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Posted By sebberry
I'm not buying anything for a while, but what's...

I'm not buying anything for a while, but what's the chance that I could get a decent quality 90" 16:9 pull-down screen for ~$1000?

Watching movies in the winter and the room is mostly light...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
The first repair shop wanted to replace the PSU -...

The first repair shop wanted to replace the PSU - part not available from VS.
The second shop didn't want to probe the PSU and test it at all.
The third shop pulled some diodes and transistors out...
Forum: Post Testing Area   10-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By sebberry
testing something

testing something
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
Heh... just realized that the bulb (original)...

Heh... just realized that the bulb (original) outlasted the power supply. He even bought a spare lamp. Should have bought a spare PSU.

Let's hope my 8100 doesn't suffer the same fate any time...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
I see that the thermostat connects directly to...

I see that the thermostat connects directly to the power supply.

Would a faulty or disconnected thermostat cause a no-power condition?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-09-2014, 01:56 PM
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Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
I've dropped it off with another tech who does...

I've dropped it off with another tech who does board level repairs on alarm panels. Maybe he can probe it and see what's going on.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9,277
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Posted By sebberry
It's looking quite proprietary. I've...

It's looking quite proprietary.

I've Googled the part number on the PCB (Lite-ON; PA-4311-2-LF) and I'm not coming up with anything.

I took it by a local TV repair shop today and they said...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
Oh dear... I placed an order for a power...

Oh dear...

I placed an order for a power supply for the Pro 8100 a week ago and got an email today from ViewSonic saying the part is no longer available.

So my choices are:

Throw the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
I'm still using mine. Same bulb for the last 4.5...

I'm still using mine. Same bulb for the last 4.5 years. Couple of movies per week on it.

(Same green dust blob for 4.5 years too :p)
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 680,505
Posted By sebberry
Thanks for the reply. This one is out of...

Thanks for the reply.

This one is out of warranty so I am going to take it to a local electronics repair shop.

Do you happen to know what failed and was repaired on yours? It might help the...
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