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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2010, 11:38 PM
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Views: 699
Posted By maddogpilot
I have a Lexicon DC1 upgraded in 1999 to V3.10...

I have a Lexicon DC1 upgraded in 1999 to V3.10 24 BIT DACS with DTS, etc (essentially a DC2 without the additional ports on the rear). I've just upgraded my PJ (finally) to a 1080P Epson 8500UB and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 692
Posted By maddogpilot
My Benq 8700 died a few weeks ago. Apparently a...

My Benq 8700 died a few weeks ago. Apparently a dead power supply according to Benq product support, and there is no reasonable way to replace the power supply. The bulb is rather new, somewhere...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 127,814
Posted By maddogpilot
I have a dead 8700 with a bulb with only a...

I have a dead 8700 with a bulb with only a hundred or so hours used on it -- my power supply is shot according to Benq and there is no way to fix it. So if anyone is looking for a 8700 for...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 84,701
Posted By maddogpilot
I've just purchased an 8500 to replace my dead...

I've just purchased an 8500 to replace my dead Benq8700. I have a rather small 8 person HT with the PJ mounted above the front row of seats -- I can mount the Epson at minimum throw range (about...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 127,814
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by SimonInd...

Quote:Originally Posted by SimonInd http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16455319)

Hi, after nearly 5 years I'm having a problem with my PE8700+....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-08-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 220,162
Posted By maddogpilot
Just jumping in after a while away. I have been...

Just jumping in after a while away. I have been using a Pace 775 for a while -- and have experienced a lot of the same problems seen on this thread.

But then last night as I was struggling with...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   05-14-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 46,568
Posted By maddogpilot
FYI I had issues with the older Monoprice and...

FYI I had issues with the older Monoprice and did not want to wait for the firmware fix/replacement. I have a SIMA 3x1 that is working just fine.

See also:
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 220,162
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by lindend...

Quote:Originally Posted by lindend http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

maddogpilot,

I've been thinking about your issue. Since the Benq is a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By maddogpilot
Has anyone had any luck reaching TV Authority in...

Has anyone had any luck reaching TV Authority in the last several weeks. I've left dozens of voice mails and emails without anything other than an automated response. The 1-888 number is dead as...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 220,162
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by lindend...

Quote:Originally Posted by lindend http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

HDCP is only a requirement if your cable company has activated HDCP...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 220,162
Posted By maddogpilot
See my other post -- we're in the same boat. I...

See my other post -- we're in the same boat. I am told the only way to get the Pace Tahoe to work with the Benq is thru a component connection -- horrible.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 220,162
Posted By maddogpilot
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/fro...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/frown.gif
I have a Benq 8700 connected with a HDMI/DVI cable. The Benq will not display any non-HD video from my Pace HD PVR. It displays the HD...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   04-26-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 92,911
Posted By maddogpilot
I have a Benq 8700 connected with a HDMI/DVI...

I have a Benq 8700 connected with a HDMI/DVI cable. The Benq will not display any non-HD video from my Pace HD PVR. It displays the HD channels just fine. Unlike my old Motorola HD PVR, there is no...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   03-27-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by krholmberg...

Quote:Originally Posted by krholmberg http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Did they give you an ETA?

Does your new switcher also switch optical...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-17-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By maddogpilot
When I spoke with Monoprice about my 5:1...

When I spoke with Monoprice about my 5:1 problems tech support said the switch will either work, or it won't. Try input #5 for some systems. They are working on a new firmware that will handle the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-15-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 737,007
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by davenrino...

Quote:Originally Posted by davenrino http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Does that switcher have discrete input and power codes for the remote?
...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-15-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 127,814
Posted By maddogpilot
Received my SIMA 3:1 HDMI switch from Circuit...

Received my SIMA 3:1 HDMI switch from Circuit City online today (2 day shipping via FDX), it works great with all settings on the Oppo 981HD into the Benq 8700.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-15-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 46,568
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by maddogpilot...

Quote:Originally Posted by maddogpilot http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I've started a new thread solely about the Monoprice 5:1 HDMI switch...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-15-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 737,007
Posted By maddogpilot
Received my SIMA 3:1 from Circuit City online...

Received my SIMA 3:1 from Circuit City online today (2 day shipping via FDX), it works great with all settings on the Oppo into the Benq 8700. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-15-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By maddogpilot
RMA'd my Monoprice this week, no problem doing...

RMA'd my Monoprice this week, no problem doing that with them.

Received my SIMA 3:1 from Circuit City online today (2 day shipping via FDX), it works great with all settings on the Oppo into the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By maddogpilot
Just got off the phone with the very good...

Just got off the phone with the very good support staff at Monoprice. They are aware of the problem with the Oppo DVD players and are working on a new firmware version that will handle the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By maddogpilot
Where did you get your SIMA 3:1 switch? My...

Where did you get your SIMA 3:1 switch? My monoprice 5:1 does not like the Oppo at all (see other thread on this forum).
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By maddogpilot
I've started a new thread solely about the...

I've started a new thread solely about the Monoprice 5:1 HDMI switch problem with the Oppo since the replies indicate it is a problem not related to the Benq 8700.

It is at
...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 737,007
Posted By maddogpilot
Quote:Originally Posted by drbonbi...

Quote:Originally Posted by drbonbi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

There has been favorable mention made of the Sima 3-Input HDMI Switcher...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By maddogpilot
I've started a new thread solely about the...

I've started a new thread solely about the Monoprice 5:1 HDMI switch problem with the Oppo. It is at

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=804014

Thanks for posting over there.
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