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Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-28-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By steve1106
You could spend more for a more for a better...

You could spend more for a more for a better projector or look at the 720p projectors and play with distance calculators. Or you could try a different spot for the screen and projector. Maybe a...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-27-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
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Measure the distance from where you want the...

Measure the distance from where you want the screen to where you want the projector. That will be your throw distance. Make sure you do the throw distance calculator to determine if the projector...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
Posted By steve1106
Well it depends on how much light you have around...

Well it depends on how much light you have around the screen. What is your throw distance (distance of the projector to the screen)? Will you be using it for front projection or rear? What size...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-26-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
Posted By steve1106
If you could up your funds to $549 and live in a...

If you could up your funds to $549 and live in a state with no tax on Amazon, you could get the Epson HC2000 (sale ends 3/29). Two year warranty, bright, filter (to keep bugs out), replacement lamps...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,162
Posted By steve1106
1. I have two. One with about 4 hours on it and...

1. I have two. One with about 4 hours on it and one at around 2740 hours on it. The new one is Philippines and the other is to hard to get to. After getting the new one, I was going to pull down...
Forum: Speakers   03-24-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By steve1106
I can't speak to the Polks, but I am very happy...

I can't speak to the Polks, but I am very happy with the P363s and PC351. I would suggest getting the P363s when they are $99 verses the current price.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-23-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By steve1106
Lag time. You have to switch the image from fine...

Lag time. You have to switch the image from fine to fast and the image quality drops. Also LCD projectors are not the best for fast motion in this price range.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By steve1106
If you are a heavy gamer ignore this post. While...

If you are a heavy gamer ignore this post. While it is outside your budget, you might want to consider the Epson HC2000 which is on sale (Amazon) until the 29th for $549. That gets you about a 6000...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By steve1106
I have the Epson HC2000 which puts out the same...

I have the Epson HC2000 which puts out the same lumens. It is on the lowest light setting and about 2700 hours on the projector lamp. Photos: overhead lights on, three reading lights on in the back...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-17-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By steve1106
I say go for the Logitech Z906 unless you can up...

I say go for the Logitech Z906 unless you can up your budget.


Here's my story: In September 2013, I started with the Logitech Z623 2.1 in my basement. It sounded better than a stereo (500...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
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Different blu-rays have different aspect ratios. ...

Different blu-rays have different aspect ratios. Randomly look at the back of some of your blu-rays at the aspect ratios. If a Blu-ray has black bands at the top and bottom of your 16:9 TV when you...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By steve1106
Any reason for going so small on the screen? My...

Any reason for going so small on the screen? My buddy has the Visual Apex 144 inch screen in his basement and they sit about 12 to 15 feet away. I promise you 120 inches will start to look small...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 67,084
Posted By steve1106
http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_scre...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_screen_$100.htm I was very pleased with the difference it made verses my original non-textured off white painted walls...but my walls were so close to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By steve1106
Before you throw in the towel, make sure your...

Before you throw in the towel, make sure your projector is set to Fine (not fast) in the signal section and try natural verses living room (which makes my colors look like crap as well). In a dark...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-14-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 67,084
Posted By steve1106
For the last year plus, we just use our HC2000 on...

For the last year plus, we just use our HC2000 on the wall in our basement. After I painted the wall per Projector Central, I never saw the point of getting a screen.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By steve1106
Sorry I can't help you. Mine is set to eco and...

Sorry I can't help you. Mine is set to eco and natural with only a slight adjustment to sharpness and brightness to account for 2600 plus hours on the lamp. As to the zoom, maxing it out never...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-14-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By steve1106
Not to be negative, but.... Wouldn't it...

Not to be negative, but....


Wouldn't it be better just to get a portable screen and a inexpensive BenQ W1070 or Epson HC2000 for the occasional movie night? Use a stand for the projector and...
Forum: Speakers   03-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By steve1106
I have the Infinity P363s, PC351, PC251, P153s...

I have the Infinity P363s, PC351, PC251, P153s and P163s. If you go Infinity, I would recomend the PC351 (center), P363s (fronts) and either the P163s or P153s rears along with a good subwoofer. ...
Forum: Great Found Deals   03-11-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By steve1106
http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Cinema-Brightness-Thea...

http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Cinema-Brightness-Theater-Projector/dp/B00EU9V3VW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426131362&sr=8-1&keywords=epson+hc2000 and go to other sellers on the right. The first one is...
Forum: Great Found Deals   03-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By steve1106
It is still $549. You have to go down to other...

It is still $549. You have to go down to other sellers and the first one is Amazon (on right). According to dealnews.com the special is suppose to last until 3/29/2015, but you have to wait 2 to 5...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-11-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By steve1106
The Epson HC2000 is on sale for $549 on Amazon...

The Epson HC2000 is on sale for $549 on Amazon under other sellers. According to dealnews.com this price will be good until 3/29/2015, but I wouldn't count on it.

Note that the other seller is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By steve1106
For the record, the Epson HC2000 is still $549 at...

For the record, the Epson HC2000 is still $549 at Amazon under more buying choices verses $655 for the BenQ W1070, but both are great values right now. You might have to wait several weeks to get the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By steve1106
I have the Epson HC2000 with 2633 hours on it and...

I have the Epson HC2000 with 2633 hours on it and I just bought a second one for $549 this weekend at Amazon. Check the Epson throw distance calculator and see if it will work for you. On fan...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-08-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,006
Posted By steve1106
All they do is throw crap at the wall and see...

All they do is throw crap at the wall and see what sticks.


So which is worse, the Lost in Space movie or the Land of the Lost movie or the Bewitched movie or even the first Star Trek movie or...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-07-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,162
Posted By steve1106
Go to...

Go to http://www.epson.com/alf_upload/landing/distance-calculator/ and download the throw distance calculator. You are looking at a minimum of 150 inch screen at 16 feet. You can move the pj closer...
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