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Forum: Remote Control Area   07-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By AV_Integrated
It switches because you have HDMI CEC turned on. ...

It switches because you have HDMI CEC turned on. Turn off HDMI control and your TV won't try to control your receiver, it will just be your remote control that runs the show.

It all happens...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By AV_Integrated
If you can run conduit, then run conduit. At...

If you can run conduit, then run conduit. At least 1" conduit is good. Run a piece of 1" conduit, then run 1 HDMI cable and 2-3 cat-5e cables and call it a day.

You only put in an A/V receiver...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By AV_Integrated
Lamps are a part of projector ownership and are...

Lamps are a part of projector ownership and are expensive. This is true for all bright projectors which use traditional lamps.

For example, the original (BenQ branded) W1070 lamp is about $230.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By AV_Integrated
If you can swing $100 more and get the BenQ...

If you can swing $100 more and get the BenQ W1070, you will be very happy. It's very entry level priced 1080p and really delivers on image quality. To the point where you may decide to setup an...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By AV_Integrated
I think he's talking about viewing the screen...

I think he's talking about viewing the screen from 10' away, not putting the projector 10' away.

That's the right plan. You have a lot of personal preference on all of this. Middle of theater...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By AV_Integrated
An in-ceiling screen? Who is going to mount...

An in-ceiling screen? Who is going to mount this? Is it supposed to be electric or manual?

Realistically, a motorized in-ceiling screen of any quality is typically pretty close to $2,000, and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By AV_Integrated
You have to make a digital audio connection to...

You have to make a digital audio connection to that receiver along with the HDMI connection to get audio. Realistically, you could use an external HDMI switcher and bypass the Sony, and just use...
Forum: Home Automation   07-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By AV_Integrated
I always wonder what an automation system even...

I always wonder what an automation system even means when you can't use those 8" speakers with the TV that's in the room.

Basically, it's a distributed audio system, that doesn't work with HDMI,...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By AV_Integrated
What type of video are you trying to connect to...

What type of video are you trying to connect to this receiver?

From page 61 of the manual: https://docs.sony.com/release/STRDH500_US.pdf

It looks like it should support all the major formats,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9,505
Views: 1,492,672
Posted By AV_Integrated
How has service been? How did they treat you? ...

How has service been? How did they treat you? How did it look and work up to the point of failure?

Electronics generally has about a 2% or so failure rate, so it's not at all surprising that...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By AV_Integrated
If the frame is in good condition, and the screen...

If the frame is in good condition, and the screen surface is in poor condition, then I would contact Stewart about the cost of replacement material and would very likely buy it anyway.

Your aren't...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By AV_Integrated
Didn't you just say you had a Sony receiver? ...

Didn't you just say you had a Sony receiver?

Do you need the receiver now as well?

There's a number of refurbished units with a factory warranty, on Accessories4Less which are well under $200....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By AV_Integrated
Stewart typically uses a snap type screen frame. ...

Stewart typically uses a snap type screen frame. These tend to be rather pricey. Some manufacturers claim this to not be the 'best' way, and instead 'rods' are a better way to connect screens. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By AV_Integrated
Onkyo traditionally makes very well valued...

Onkyo traditionally makes very well valued systems, but their speakers are very low grade stuff. Fine for an extreme budget starter system, and great upgrade potential from systems which cost next...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By AV_Integrated
That's pretty cool. I needed to JUST clear...

That's pretty cool.

I needed to JUST clear my ceiling as I needed the lens as close to the ceiling as possible, so it all worked out, but I'm really into the concept of a much better overall...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9,505
Views: 1,492,672
Posted By AV_Integrated
The projector must be on center. It should be 2"...

The projector must be on center. It should be 2" to 4" below the bottom of the screen. All measurements to lens center. To achieve a 100" diagonal, the lens must be between 8'4" and 10'11" from...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By AV_Integrated
I believe the screen is well over $1,000, but...

I believe the screen is well over $1,000, but it's the projector which creates the image and delivers the light on screen. Single chip DLP projectors with 2x color wheels don't deliver anywhere near...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By AV_Integrated
I'm expecting that this is polarizer failure and...

I'm expecting that this is polarizer failure and that the projector will need to be replaced. This is not a cleaning issue, but an optical block replacement almost always.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 92,289
Posted By AV_Integrated
The PF85U is the USA release version of the PF80U...

The PF85U is the USA release version of the PF80U and is the one that most people are discussing within this thread. No known differences between the PF80U and PF85U that I am aware of.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By AV_Integrated
1080p isn't that important in business. You need...

1080p isn't that important in business. You need text to be readable, so distance to screen size and brightness matter.

The Elite screen is decent. Cheaper than Black Diamond, but not as good at...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By AV_Integrated
I've gotta say, DIY screens don't touch the frame...

I've gotta say, DIY screens don't touch the frame build quality that commercial screens have, and Stewart is very good with this.

Building a frame and wrapping some blackout cloth around it...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By AV_Integrated
They desperately need a tutorial on how to use...

They desperately need a tutorial on how to use that calculator so these types of questions don't come up. It says 'THROW RANGE' and shows 11'10" as the closest distance and 18'10" as the furthest...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By AV_Integrated
Please spend some time learning to use the...

Please spend some time learning to use the projection calculator from Projector Central for this model.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator-pro.htm

But, with a 110"...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   07-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By AV_Integrated
Typically a switch just needs to handle the...

Typically a switch just needs to handle the bandwidth, but it sounds unusual for a receiver to incorporate a passive HDMI switch.

Is there a make/model to this receiver?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By AV_Integrated
With 12' lens to screen, depending on screen...

With 12' lens to screen, depending on screen size, the bottom of the image will be between 7" and 9" above the center line of the lens. Image size can be adjusted between 92" and 110".
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