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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-10-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By billybobg
I've bought them off of ebay with no issues, but...

I've bought them off of ebay with no issues, but also bought quite a few items from Monoprice which has a decent return policy.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-10-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By billybobg
I don't think you'll have an issue with the beam...

I don't think you'll have an issue with the beam getting in the way. Take a string and attach it to the point where you want the top of the screen to be and run it back to where the projector will...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,162
Posted By billybobg
I've noticed that on the cable channels, some...

I've noticed that on the cable channels, some shows have a longer than 1 hour run time in order to add commercials. At least they can pay the bills to keep the shows on the air even if many of us FF...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-17-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,385
Posted By billybobg
I thought it was outstanding. Actually felt...

I thought it was outstanding. Actually felt emotion at the end. Very heroic, believable script that was well executed. Darth Vader though limited was extremely well represented. I could almost...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-27-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 189,680
Posted By billybobg
Forget the attempts at levity, they can't make...

Forget the attempts at levity, they can't make the dark plots come over as suspenseful. Time for Gibbs to retire.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-21-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 648
Posted By billybobg
I did Ralph Lauren Suede. It is actually pretty...

I did Ralph Lauren Suede. It is actually pretty light yet doesn't reflect much if any at all. MM took in most of Pacific Rim and didn't comment on it. He could have just been a polite guest, but I...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-13-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,928
Posted By billybobg
Agree. So much of this movie centers on Adams'...

Agree. So much of this movie centers on Adams' facial emotions which she hit remarkably well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-17-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By billybobg
I was also confused until I read the manual. Why...

I was also confused until I read the manual. Why they designed it like they did is in Onkyo's logic realm. I stared at the back of the photo a long time trying to get my mind around it and only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-15-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By billybobg
I don't own the 1030, but I researched it and the...

I don't own the 1030, but I researched it and the 3030 quite a bit and my recommendation is to go to the Onkyo site and download the manual. The preamps are small output connectors that take coax...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-15-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By billybobg
The 1030 has preamp for 7.1.4. It doesn't have...

The 1030 has preamp for 7.1.4. It doesn't have the both overheads. You'll need an external amp to run the back two overheads if you have an old amp with pre iins you can run the back overheads...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   06-15-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By billybobg
For some reason the PM won't go through from my...

For some reason the PM won't go through from my BlackBerry. If you could wait until tonight I'll send from home. My gubmint computer won't let me log into many forums.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   06-15-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By billybobg
Extra beds available :) PM sent.

Extra beds available :)
PM sent.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   06-14-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By billybobg
Well, if'n you're in need of a break and...

Well, if'n you're in need of a break and interested in coming 40minutes east, I could have some cold ones waiting and would love to show you my theater. Some expert critiquing would be appreciated.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-23-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 39,570
Posted By billybobg
Overall, I enjoyed the episode. Given a cable tv...

Overall, I enjoyed the episode. Given a cable tv budget, the producers did "okay" with the climatic river battle. It wasn't great and perhaps they could have shown overwhelming French numbers...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-19-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By billybobg
I would recommend unobstructed views in a home...

I would recommend unobstructed views in a home theater. Having said that, there can only be a small area that is perfect for picture and sound. That's my seating position :) How often you have a full...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-14-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,563
Posted By billybobg
Tear the house down and start over ;) Since it's...

Tear the house down and start over ;) Since it's bothering you, I would remove the caulk, remove the cabinet and remount it. Score the caulk with a utility knife. It may or may not damage the wall....
Forum: DIY Screen Section   03-09-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By billybobg
I tried my projector out on a flat brown wall and...

I tried my projector out on a flat brown wall and also thought it looked pretty good. You brought back memories of my build;).
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-09-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By billybobg
I have a similar size man cave garage. I hung a...

I have a similar size man cave garage. I hung a pair of LaScala splits from the ceiling. I have no issues with rocking out or playing classical with those. I'd supply pics, but I'm at work right now....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-21-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By billybobg
Here's my non traditional, non modern...

Here's my non traditional, non modern entertainment center. It has a high WAF in that the roll top front closes completely when necessary. Cables are run through the walls. Bluray, Receiver and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 306
Posted By billybobg
You can get infrared repeaters for $30 or less on...

You can get infrared repeaters for $30 or less on ebay and Amazon. I have a cabinet combo I built to my den that is rustic. I can't locate the pics from my phone, but I posted in the BYO TV Stand...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-08-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By billybobg
My usual answer as it has worked for me. I used...

My usual answer as it has worked for me. I used the Ralph Lauren suade paint. It can be a bit lighter but with the texture it's not very reflective if at all.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-08-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By billybobg
I would use a toggle if you don't hit the stud.

I would use a toggle if you don't hit the stud.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-12-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,478
Views: 411,073
Posted By billybobg
Is your projector near a heat source such as a...

Is your projector near a heat source such as a vent? If the heat comes on and blows any heated air towards the projector it will prevent proper cooling and it will shut down. I had to move mine due...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-06-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By billybobg
For my theater, I used the Ralph Lauren suede. ...

For my theater, I used the Ralph Lauren suede. It is lighter than a typical theater paint and the suede texture is pretty good at NOT reflecting light. While it's one of my man caves, it has a high...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By billybobg
Is it 1" square or round or flat stock? I would...

Is it 1" square or round or flat stock? I would think a hacksaw would work on any of them unless I'm missing something here.
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