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Forum: DIY Screen Section   05-12-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By DevonS
Got my new screen wall completed. Nothing but...

Got my new screen wall completed. Nothing but spandex baby! I'll get some pictures up later. So far it's pretty damn great. Still don't love dark scenes and dark movies but projecting darkness is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,872
Posted By DevonS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by duc135 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-02-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By DevonS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by xccxxx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1280137/the-offical-epson-8350-owners-thread/7200#post_22130851)

So after developing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,872
Posted By DevonS
I had a 605... the HDMI board slowly died. But,...

I had a 605... the HDMI board slowly died. But, I gave them another chance and got a 616. Now, the HDMI is slowly failing on it as well. Disappointing. The Onkyos have a very polished look and feel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
Yes, "Processing" will scale your input source...

Yes, "Processing" will scale your input source according to what you have selected for HDMI resolution and Aspect. I think I'll turn that off and let my display device (projector) do the scaling or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
Found the answer to #2 in the manual... I...

Found the answer to #2 in the manual... I think:Quote:When "Video Mode" is set to "Processing" and the resolution is being converted, short messages are not displayed on the TV screen.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
Swapped in my new 675 replacing the Onkyo 616....

Swapped in my new 675 replacing the Onkyo 616. No major hurdles. Played around a bit, got my Harmony working with it (the Yamaha remote is brutal, thank God for universal remotes). Haven't put it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2014, 08:34 AM
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Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
Quote:Originally Posted by Bond...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bond 007 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465259/yamaha-rx-v-75-series-owners-thread/1080#post_24663837)

I have 3 340s across...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by psychobrew http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465259/yamaha-rx-v-75-series-owners-thread/1080#post_24663601)

I think the 775...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 143,515
Posted By DevonS
I'm considering picking up a 675. Replacing an...

I'm considering picking up a 675. Replacing an Onkyo 616 which I never should have bought since the HDMI board on the 5xx I had before it died and I'm seeing more HDMI problems with the new Onkyo. I...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,106
Posted By DevonS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maklar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454505/acoustic-transparency-of-spandex-the-truth/240#post_24640987)

What's the depth...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,106
Posted By DevonS
Ordered! One question: Are folks washing the...

Ordered! One question: Are folks washing the fabric prior to use? I didn't with the Moleskin and probably won't with the new stuff unless there's a compelling reason to do so.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,106
Posted By DevonS
Perfect. Gonna pull the trigger on Milliskin...

Perfect. Gonna pull the trigger on Milliskin Matte silver and white, and black for all around. Also going to get some velvet... all from Spandex World. Probably put silver over white as I've had...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-18-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,106
Posted By DevonS
So... I have the silver moleskin over a basic...

So... I have the silver moleskin over a basic black. Been viewing on it for about a year with it lazily hung on two nails in front of my old SILVER screen. Last weekend I finally got ambitious and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By DevonS
I am considering using the same material for...

I am considering using the same material for around my screen (the whole wall, with speakers behind it). Can you comment on how well this fabric blocks light... or at least how much or how little...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By DevonS
My screen is 103 X 58 (118" diag). I plan on...

My screen is 103 X 58 (118" diag). I plan on placing my Ascend Acoustics CMT340 L/C/R's behind the screen. The theater is 13.5' x 22' and is used mostly for kids playing Wii, football and hockey...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
Update for completeness. The fine folks at...

Update for completeness. The fine folks at Ascend have been extremely helpful and I plan to follow their recommendation as follows:

Use the original cabinet, don't bother to modify anything,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-20-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
I heard back from the fine folks at Ascend. They...

I heard back from the fine folks at Ascend. They offered to work with me to design a crossover, but were very honest in saying it probably wouldn't be worth my investment for them to mock it up and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
Not quite following you on the foam. And for the...

Not quite following you on the foam. And for the port, are you suggesting the port fire down into the enclosed wall? What would be the benefit of that?

Ripping off @1jumper10's picture, where...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
Tried to send info to Ascend through their...

Tried to send info to Ascend through their website, but the support page goes to a blank page after you submit so I have no idea if the request went. Ended up PM-ing their rep here on AVS. Guess...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
Good idea, Shadyj. I'll see if the guys at...

Good idea, Shadyj. I'll see if the guys at Ascend will help me tear apart their work.

Just so I can keep things in one place, here's an image I posted a while back on how I plan on putting it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DevonS
I have a set of Ascend Acoustics CMT-340...

I have a set of Ascend Acoustics CMT-340 (L/C/R). I built an acoustically transparent screen about a year back that is just acting as a screen (i.e. no speakers behind it). I was planning to do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 226,955
Posted By DevonS
I've had minor annoyances with my unit. I think...

I've had minor annoyances with my unit. I think I can live with them, but time will tell. I took the unit out of the box 2 weeks ago and did not perform any firmware updates. I just plugged...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 226,955
Posted By DevonS
Damn I hate this. My 605 just died (HDMI board)...

Damn I hate this. My 605 just died (HDMI board) and I was considering the 616 since I can get a great deal from a dealer I know personally. The feature set on paper is amazing, but I'm worried about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By DevonS
well... my attempt to replace the capacitors on...

well... my attempt to replace the capacitors on the HDMI board met catastrophic failure. So, back in the hunt for a new AVR. This sucks. $7 worth of parts may have fixed it if I had the first clue...
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