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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-11-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By dreamer
So ProjectorReview.com calls 1600 lumens...

So ProjectorReview.com calls 1600 lumens "calibrated" for the HD131xe, yet you want me to buy into ftoast's 450 lumens figure ? Why should I place his opinion, or your opinion, on what constitutes...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By dreamer
So as long as you cripple both projectors by...

So as long as you cripple both projectors by turning off brilliant color and running in ECO lamp mode, you can get the low numbers you quote. Interesting approach. Of course, the actual reviewers...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 842
Posted By dreamer
[At the end of the day, unless one has a feature...

[At the end of the day, unless one has a feature you can't live without ... ]

I'd agree. And having the right throw distance is a pretty BIG feature to do without. The combination of the W1070...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By dreamer
Short throw and horizontal lens shift is very...

Short throw and horizontal lens shift is very uncommon.

The ] structure you would need to build. Not difficult with an 8' prefinished shelf for the vertical, two 8' lengths of 1x2 to add...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-09-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By dreamer
The OP said he didn't want to make ANY HOLES in...

The OP said he didn't want to make ANY HOLES in walls or ceilings. And he doesn't need to.

A fixed screen setting on a stand with double-sided tape to hold it back against the wall will work...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By dreamer
I would not hassle with a screen you have to put...

I would not hassle with a screen you have to put up and take down.

I would go with a fixed frame screen, sitting on top of a narrow stand, and project using the 9.8' distance. Throw is actually...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By dreamer
Seems a little small to me. You have 11' width,...

Seems a little small to me. You have 11' width, right ? With the speakers pulled away from the wall behind the screen, the "tab-tensioned" side pieces can come down behind the speakers, which means...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By dreamer
The price is good but the performance is bad. ...

The price is good but the performance is bad.

Retractable screens do not stay flat unless they are tab-tensioned. Those are a bit more expensive. Still, if the doorway it blocks when it is down...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-03-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By dreamer
I don't have thoughts on projectors, but I other...

I don't have thoughts on projectors, but I other strange thoughts.

1) Is the walkthru needed during projector use ? If not, then an electric retractable tab tensioned screen would let you use...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By dreamer
Thanks for the ProjectorCentral search by specs...

Thanks for the ProjectorCentral search by specs page. I have used the site many times but always from the perspective of checking the calculator for a given projector. As you say, the lumens spec...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By dreamer
Tough, isn't it ? I have the same size screen...

Tough, isn't it ? I have the same size screen and the same 17' throw distance. It works fine with my JVC RS1 and full light control. But my JVC is shutting down with overheating problems and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By dreamer
JVC RS1 shelf mounted 17 feet from 120" 16:9...

JVC RS1 shelf mounted 17 feet from 120" 16:9 Elite fixed screen with seating at 11 feet (and soon bar seating at 14 feet).
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-31-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By dreamer
I'm not actively shopping for anything, so I just...

I'm not actively shopping for anything, so I just put the name out there without trying to vet vytox.com. My Avast antivirus web filter automatically searches for lower prices anytime I am on Amazon...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-31-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By dreamer
The HD25-LV is on the vytox site for $608 but...

The HD25-LV is on the vytox site for $608 but I've never dealt with them.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-31-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By dreamer
It is $525 at ...

It is $525 at

http://vytox.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=10441

All their projector prices are (suspiciously?) low compared to street price averages. I've never...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dreamer
"But it's moot, though, since the OP was wise...

"But it's moot, though, since the OP was wise enough to take that into account with his original screen-size target regardless.

Don't think in terms of the W1080; rather follow the above...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dreamer
"Lol, says the non-newbie (oldie? :D ) that...

"Lol, says the non-newbie (oldie? :D ) that couldn't read the 'Ceiling Height' off a diagram :)"

Yep, I'm an oldie all right. Built my first HT 15 years ago based on advice from helpful AVS forum...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dreamer
kreeturez...

kreeturez (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/8482340-kreeturez.html), you newbies are hilarious.

"Speakers often go under the screen at it's edges, so the OP should be fine unless he plans...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dreamer
Silly question, but what is on other side of the...

Silly question, but what is on other side of the rear wall ? Some people have been known to mount the projector outside the room with a hole to project through. It keeps projector noise outside the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 822
Posted By dreamer
You haven't mentioned anything about where you...

You haven't mentioned anything about where you speakers are placed. Be sure to think about this, and even have your left-right-center speakers sitting there when deciding on a screen size.

I...
Forum: Great Found Deals   07-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By dreamer
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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-27-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By dreamer
Another possibility is that some enterprising...

Another possibility is that some enterprising soul will start manufacturing LED light modules to substitute for the high pressure mercury original lamp modules. Even if such a unit was $600, it...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,656
Posted By dreamer
So you think an HD131Xe would be a better choice...

So you think an HD131Xe would be a better choice ? It seems to have better shadow detail than the W1070. And the throw is similar to the RS1 so placement would be better than the W1070. Both are...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,656
Posted By dreamer
Thumbs down I've been having the same issue. During hot...

I've been having the same issue. During hot weather, even though it is in an air-conditioned room, the projector shuts down after 30 minutes or so. A new lamp solves the problem but only until the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-29-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8,754
Views: 971,450
Posted By dreamer
Wow ! 900 hours in 6 years ? I wanted to be sure...

Wow ! 900 hours in 6 years ? I wanted to be sure to get my money's worth out of this projector before a new model compelled me to upgrade, so I use it as my main display for all my TV and movie...
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