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Forum: Screens   11-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By smokarz
I have built several screens in the past, from...

I have built several screens in the past, from laminate to paint, and finally spandex. I am still using the spandex screen.

The cheapest built was around $100, and the most expensive built was...
Forum: Screens   11-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By smokarz
Budget?

Budget?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,295
Posted By smokarz
I have 105mbps connection with Comcast Blast....

I have 105mbps connection with Comcast Blast. Real world speed is roughly, as tested, around 80mbps.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,295
Posted By smokarz
I probably missed it in your original post, but...

I probably missed it in your original post, but what device do you use to stream Amazon?

I have been using the Roku 2 XS for over a year, and recently picked up the Amazon FireTV box. I swear, the...
Forum: Screens   10-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By smokarz
FYI. A very nice review from a credible...

FYI.

A very nice review from a credible blogger, WITH measurements.

Now, I am really itching to try this screen out.

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-projector-screen/
Forum: Screens   10-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By smokarz
Thanks for posting the pics ben_g99...

Thanks for posting the pics ben_g99 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7880350-ben_g99.html)

I too am currently using a DIY spandex screen and looking to change. What are the differences you...
Forum: Screens   10-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By smokarz
No pictures in a screen thread? Lol

No pictures in a screen thread? Lol
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By smokarz
That's true, but there are many ways for you to...

That's true, but there are many ways for you to test your 'real life' speed.

One being bit torrent. I use utorrent to download a series of OVA (over the air) Anime, and typically clocked around...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By smokarz
I've been hearing about the cap for while, but...

I've been hearing about the cap for while, but haven't been actually hindered by it yet.

I think the extra bandwidth just allow many more devices to be online at the same time, without being speed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 111,918
Posted By smokarz
I finally upgraded to Comcast BLAST after getting...

I finally upgraded to Comcast BLAST after getting the Fire TV. The download speed clocked at around 109 mb/s.

I don't think I would have any trouble streaming 1080p content.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By smokarz
great. forgot to add poll :eek:

great. forgot to add poll

:eek:
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By smokarz
Ultra Fast Broadband Speed [Poll] ??

For years, I've been using Comcast performance internet package. It started around 16mb/s when I signed up for the service, and recently went up to around 25mb/s. I find that this was adequate for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By smokarz
This sounds great. Until internet providers start...

This sounds great. Until internet providers start charging these content providers an arm and leg to prioritize their broadband usage.

The fact is, a lot of people are using bit torrent and some...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 111,918
Posted By smokarz
Just got the Fire TV. Are there instructions...

Just got the Fire TV.

Are there instructions on how to set it up to connect to my HTPC which already have XBMC running on it, along with all the media?

Thanks
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-04-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,345
Posted By smokarz
Which Makita did you buy? I am also interested.

Which Makita did you buy? I am also interested.
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,338
Posted By smokarz
I am afraid being 'social' has different meanings...

I am afraid being 'social' has different meanings for different folks.

For me, my brothers and buddies whom are all late 30's to early 40s with families and kids. Being in our shorts, barefooted...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 74,180
Posted By smokarz
glad you enjoyed it. credits go to all the...

glad you enjoyed it. credits go to all the contributors of the thread.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 74,180
Posted By smokarz
Very nice build Brian. And a great screen shot.

Very nice build Brian. And a great screen shot.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,131
Posted By smokarz
Where? ebay?

Where? ebay?
Forum: Audio Gear   09-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,009
Posted By smokarz
Hey Chop, did you sell all 3 kits?

Hey Chop, did you sell all 3 kits?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,131
Posted By smokarz
Ok, So after 2 years, anything available...

Ok,

So after 2 years, anything available for ~$600 with XT32?

:p
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By smokarz
You will love the W1070. Worth every pennies. ...

You will love the W1070. Worth every pennies.

I have owned it since it came out and haven't had any desires to replace it. At least until I have the money for a Sony.

Before that I had an...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,205
Posted By smokarz
Thanks for the link, but I was hoping for better...

Thanks for the link, but I was hoping for better shift range compared to its earlier version.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,205
Posted By smokarz
Does it have better lens shift? That's the...

Does it have better lens shift?

That's the million dollars question ;)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By smokarz
I was wondering the same question. I love my...

I was wondering the same question.

I love my W1070, but sometimes I just wished it had a little more lens shift range. I have a small room with low ceiling and it's really tough trying to go...
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