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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Paul Hovey
Epson has a refurbished VS220 for $249...

Epson has a refurbished VS220 for $249 http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=V11H592020-N...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   10-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Paul Hovey
The short answer, No. You would have to open...

The short answer, No.
You would have to open up the speaker array and wire in external speakers which would void the warranty. Also the speakers in the array are likely matched to the minimum...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   09-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Paul Hovey
The S1+ is an old SVGA PJ. There are newer,...

The S1+ is an old SVGA PJ. There are newer, higher resolution models with more lumens and better contrast. I would look for the brand names (Epson, BenQ, Optoma, etc.) at a good price. The S1+ was...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   09-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By Paul Hovey
I’m thinking no. Most HT receivers won’t send sub...

I’m thinking no. Most HT receivers won’t send sub frequencies to the other speakers. Unless you have a direct in to the power amp section and can bypass the preamp, you won’t get the low end. Also,...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   09-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Paul Hovey
I started with an Epson S1+ ($40 off Ebay), an...

I started with an Epson S1+ ($40 off Ebay), an old receiverwith some thrift store speakers and a twin sheet ($5 at Walmart). It was a goodenough image to impress friends and family and start a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,219,952
Posted By Paul Hovey
I made the “Super Stealth Hawk” (no reflectors)...

I made the “Super Stealth Hawk” (no reflectors) and I’m getting a stronger CVN (30-40%) and BQC about the same (is it just really weak?).
The HDX 1000 is similar to what I used to have and being...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,219,952
Posted By Paul Hovey
OK. So it sounds like I’m actually getting...

OK. So it sounds like I’m actually getting everything I should. I didn’t realize WBQC was listed twice. (once as LD (47) and as LP(25)) I get WRGT, but didn’t realize it was virtual 45. So the only...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,219,952
Posted By Paul Hovey
Antenna's outside. About 30' high. I get all...

Antenna's outside. About 30' high.
I get all the Dayton fine (80%+). It's just those few Cincy channels that give me trouble. I might be Clear Channel (now in kenwood) has transmitters or something...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,219,952
Posted By Paul Hovey
Here’s my TVFool...

Here’s my TVFool http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dec2f385689757b (http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dec2f385689757b)

With Dayton and Cincy at...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Paul Hovey
I’ve heard good things about the Optoma H180x...

I’ve heard good things about the Optoma H180x (about $450) as long as he’s not susceptible to rainbows. There’s also the Optoma DW326e (about$410) that looks like a WXGA version of the 180x.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Paul Hovey
You really want your pipe dimensions at least 4”...

You really want your pipe dimensions at least 4” longer thatthe outside screen dimensions (assuming you have grommets set in an inch from the edge). This gives you 2” of clearance all the way around...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-10-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By Paul Hovey
The Optoma has a 2x color wheel with a clear...

The Optoma has a 2x color wheel with a clear (white) segment which exaggerates the lumen rating (and makes it much more likely that you’ll see the rainbow effect). The measured lumen ratings I’ve...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,353
Posted By Paul Hovey
If you don’t need too much power there’s the TIC...

If you don’t need too much power there’s the TIC Amp 10. http://www.parts-express.com/tic-amp10-exterior-amplifier-receiver--302-150...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Paul Hovey
No. The Optoma will just look worse at closer...

No. The Optoma will just look worse at closer range, being XGA (lower resolution).
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By Paul Hovey
The 1080st should work well. A 12’ wide image...

The 1080st should work well. A 12’ wide image should require about 8-9’ of throw. I’d probably look at HDMI over Cat5e (or 6) for that kind of run. Or maybe even wireless HDMI, though it will be a...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Paul Hovey
The BenQ W1080ST(about$1000) can get to about a...

The BenQ W1080ST(about$1000) can get to about a 120” wide image @ 7’ (at full zoom) at about 17FL.With a good rear projection material and no light in the storage building or hitting the screen, you...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 1,503,819
Posted By Paul Hovey
Will the firmware update allow this player to...

Will the firmware update allow this player to read AVIs or MP4s or will this player only read Blu RAys and DVDs?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,002
Posted By Paul Hovey
If there’s any way for you to try a DLP similar...

If there’s any way for you to try a DLP similar to the Acer before you buy, you should. I had the BenQ MW519 for a day and the RBE was intolerable. I think I’m more sensitive than most, but from what...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Paul Hovey
I tried the camera lenses on the PJ last night...

I tried the camera lenses on the PJ last night and they work, but not very well. First, the position of the lens on the 725/730 is not conducive to mounting another lens. The zoom worked pretty well,...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Paul Hovey
The JBLs will definitely cover it. May be...

The JBLs will definitely cover it. May be overkill. I use 6”bookshelf speakers and an 80 watt sub and have no problem covering a crowd of30-40.
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Paul Hovey
I saw that too. I got the 725HD for $549 back in...

I saw that too. I got the 725HD for $549 back in September when they first came out. Kind of wish I would have waited now. Another year of warranty and $50 less. Oh well. I really like the 725 and I...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   07-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Paul Hovey
I was reading a thread on here where people were...

I was reading a thread on here where people were using awide angle camera lens to shorten the throw of their PJ....
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Paul Hovey
The audio should come from the source, not the...

The audio should come from the source, not the projector. What are you using for the video source?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Paul Hovey
I had the MW519 for a day (it was 419 at...

I had the MW519 for a day (it was 419 at Walmart), but foundthe RBE intolerable. I guess I’m more susceptible than most, so I stick withLCD. I went to the Epson HC725HD which, to me seems to have a...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Paul Hovey
I don’t think you’ll find a 1080 PJ for 3-400,...

I don’t think you’ll find a 1080 PJ for 3-400, even used.

I use an Epson 725HD which is WXGA like RollTide’s, but alittle better contrast. You can find some of the older Epsons (710HD,...
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