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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-24-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By dreamer
If you are referring to the brightness figures in...

If you are referring to the brightness figures in the ProjectorCentral calculator, you shouldn't. There is a well known error in that. Just take the square footage of a screen and divide the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By dreamer
If you remove t from the mount you might find a...

If you remove t from the mount you might find a label on the underside of the case. If you can power it up and navigate the menus from the panel on the projector, one of the menu will probably tell...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By dreamer
The HDMI over cat6 supposedly works great. But...

The HDMI over cat6 supposedly works great. But it does require additional equipment that is not free. Reviews are better than for the wireless solutions I've read.

That is a great room size. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By dreamer
Well, you also need to think about the vertical...

Well, you also need to think about the vertical offset and horizontal lens position of a new projector vs your existing one if you are unwilling to move the mount. If you ar prepared to simply...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-22-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By dreamer
You say you plan for 2 or 3 TVs in your basement...

You say you plan for 2 or 3 TVs in your basement but only list a single 65" Samsung 4K. I would not consider a 65" TV if I knew I was going to move anytime soon. It is a big, awkward, heavy piece...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
Nope. I've never used a soundbar or wireless...

Nope. I've never used a soundbar or wireless speakers. A decent HTIB with receiver and speakers can be had for under $300:...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By dreamer
FYI, Fry's has their final clearance on the...

FYI, Fry's has their final clearance on the W1085ST stock at $698 until 8/24 (needs promo code), so if the slight additional noise is not an issue you can save yourself $300 over the new HT2150ST.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By dreamer
I can't quite tell from the photos how much...

I can't quite tell from the photos how much distance there is between the back of the soffit and the rear wall. Is there enough to tuck the projector up there with just the lens lower than the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By dreamer
OK, there are a couple of issues. Being outdoors...

OK, there are a couple of issues. Being outdoors before dark is one. A 75ft HDMI connection is another. The distance of 12 feet is also unclear -- is that the distance from projector to screen,...
Forum: Front Projectors Great Found Deals!   08-21-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By dreamer
BenQ HT1075 $629 & HT1085st $698 at Fry's

Fry's has the above both online and in-store. Price requires a promo-code and is good until 8/24.

Final clearance on these models. Limited stock. Not refurbished.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-19-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By dreamer
I would take a different tack. It looks like the...

I would take a different tack. It looks like the solid knee wall is taller than 4', more like 5.5'. I would center the screen and seating on the dormer and use the extra depth of the dormer for...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-19-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By dreamer
That is a relatively narrow room. How many seats...

That is a relatively narrow room. How many seats are you planning for ? In a single row or two rows ? I'll tell you that two rows of seating requires a larger screen size so the second row doesn't...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-19-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By dreamer
Do you actually need "lens shift" or simply "lens...

Do you actually need "lens shift" or simply "lens offset" ? The term "shift" means adjustable image height and/or horizontal positioning. "Offset" is simply how far above or below the lens and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-19-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
Well, you will need to get electrical power to...

Well, you will need to get electrical power to the projector, even if you were going to use a Chromecast as your only video source connected. Given that you will need to run a power cord to the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-18-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By dreamer
Well, you also need a screen and speakers. The...

Well, you also need a screen and speakers. The room size is great, but you also need to tell us whether there are any windows and what the ceiling height is. How many seats do you want/need ?
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-16-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By dreamer
If your 12' - 20' seating distance means multiple...

If your 12' - 20' seating distance means multiple rows of seats, then you should go as big as possible on the screen. You can do that by build a false wall 2' forward from the 11' wall and stretch...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-16-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By dreamer
I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned using...

I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned using an acoustically transparent screen and placing your speakers behind it. It would effective shorten your room by 18" or whatever the depth of your...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By dreamer
Did you look at the first link ? The point is...

Did you look at the first link ? The point is that the technology to produce those genuine lamps that are $50-$75 is no different than the $149 IN76 lamp or the BenQ lamp they do not carry. Same...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 38,031
Posted By dreamer
It is good that we are building up a list of...

It is good that we are building up a list of bulbs and their performance. It would be great if the starter of this thread was still around to keep a tally in the first post, but he was a newbie and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By dreamer
Some aftermarket lamps are really horrible, but...

Some aftermarket lamps are really horrible, but there is another possibility.

A lamp needs to be angled perfectly where it is supposed to go in the projector. If it is off by even a little bit,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By dreamer
Definitely. It sounds like someone scammed...

Definitely. It sounds like someone scammed Amazon -- purchased both a W1070 and a W1080st and returned the W1070 in the W1080st box to get the higher credit, essentially keeping the W1080st for the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By dreamer
You may have gotten glass shards from the...

You may have gotten glass shards from the exploded lamp down in the lower blower assembly. Without that blower in addition to the fans by the vents, it will overheat and show red lamp light.

I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-13-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,655
Posted By dreamer
Yep. A TV never has the same look as a cinema. ...

Yep. A TV never has the same look as a cinema. Movies will never look the same way they did in the theaters on the best TV out there. I remember seeing a bit of The Avengers on an 80" TV in Best...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-13-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By dreamer
You didn't mention you were sitting so far away...

You didn't mention you were sitting so far away from the screen. 12' seating position from a 92" screen is quite far. Most people would not sit further than 8' from a screen that small. I sit 10'...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-13-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 905
Posted By dreamer
I have not seen any information on what you will...

I have not seen any information on what you will be using for speakers, in particular front Left, Center, and Right. This affects your choice of screen size. If you need space to either side of the...
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