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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,643
Views: 119,295
Posted By TH3_FRB
New to the discussion and haven't read through 87...

New to the discussion and haven't read through 87 pages yet but I may be in the market for a new Atmos reciever sooner than later. I just finished wiring for about any config possible - 5.2 plus...
Forum: Screens   10-20-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,267
Posted By TH3_FRB
Got the VApex bundle with 120" tensioned screen. ...

Got the VApex bundle with 120" tensioned screen. Haven't installed anything yet.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,933
Posted By TH3_FRB
12-14ft and don't really care about 3D or...

12-14ft and don't really care about 3D or SmartHub features. I have an Epson 5020 PJ with 120" screen for 3D if I ever care and use a Roku for internet connectivity. The plasma is primarily for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,737
Posted By TH3_FRB
In the market to replace my 5-year old 58PN8000...

In the market to replace my 5-year old 58PN8000 with a 64" while plasmas are still readily available. One option is the F8500 but for 50% the price the H5000 is a serious consideration. I can live...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,933
Posted By TH3_FRB
Thanks. I'm only interested in 64". My...

Thanks. I'm only interested in 64". My motivation is simply getting a bigger plasma while they are still readily available. What's the difference between A and B versions? Although I'm leaning...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-16-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,933
Posted By TH3_FRB
In the market for a 64" and am looking at the...

In the market for a 64" and am looking at the 8500 and 5500 (I believe the 5500 is just a 5300 with SmartHub). I'll be replacing a 58PN8000 from about 6 years ago that I'm pretty damn satisfied...
Forum: Screens   10-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By TH3_FRB
Visual Apex 120" tensioned. I'll be shooting from...

Visual Apex 120" tensioned. I'll be shooting from 12-13ft. It is being delivered today but I'm out of town for the next week so it will be a couple of weks before I get everything set up. I just...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 313,543
Posted By TH3_FRB
What's the deal - is it the $200 Visa card...

What's the deal - is it the $200 Visa card promotion?
Forum: Speakers   10-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52,562
Views: 3,878,770
Posted By TH3_FRB
Certainly not sticking up to the lack of customer...

Certainly not sticking up to the lack of customer service but "only" having 5.1 audio for entertaining family and friends is certainly a First World problem :)
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By TH3_FRB
Rear surround speaker placement

My surrounds are ~10ft to either side of the MLP at 90 degrees. For rear surrounds I know I should be shooting for 135-150 degrees from the MLP but how far back should they be? I'm basically maxed...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By TH3_FRB
So I decided to wire for EVERYTHING and keep my...

So I decided to wire for EVERYTHING and keep my options open without having to bang holes in the ceiling and walls again down the road. The room was already wired for 5.1 with small cube speakers...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,421
Posted By TH3_FRB
So this just attaches over the window? I don't...

So this just attaches over the window? I don't need it to be 100% sealed and would rather have something that rolls up and out of the way behind my current blinds without having to actually remove...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 313,543
Posted By TH3_FRB
Looks about as low profile as it can get. How...

Looks about as low profile as it can get. How did you route your power and HDMI out of the ceiling and keep all of the power cord hidden? I have my receptacle mounted up inside the ceiling so I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 313,543
Posted By TH3_FRB
What is everyone using for a ceiling mount? I...

What is everyone using for a ceiling mount? I need to be as tight to te ceiling as possible.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 107,394
Posted By TH3_FRB
What is everyone using for a ceiling mount? I...

What is everyone using for a ceiling mount? I need to be as tight to te ceiling as possible.
Forum: Screens   10-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
Interesting - I have one person saying no...

Interesting - I have one person saying no problem, I'll be happy and another saying it will suck.

The room will be considerably darker once I paint the walls and get shades on the windows. And...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By TH3_FRB
Maybe a LITTLE overkill but I decided to just...

Maybe a LITTLE overkill but I decided to just wire for 11.1.4 to keep my options open :) I'll need a new AVR to take advantage of anything over 5.1 but that's easy. The hard part was to swallow was...
Forum: Screens   10-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
That pretty much settles it then - VApex package...

That pretty much settles it then - VApex package it is! I can get 12'6" of throw for 120" screen if I back the projector up to the fan and drop the fan slightly to the blades don't interfere with...
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52,562
Views: 3,878,770
Posted By TH3_FRB
NICE! I realize this thread isn't about Atmos...

NICE! I realize this thread isn't about Atmos but can anyone give me some quick guidance on the appropriate spacing? I'm pulling wire right now and tentatively have things set up for rear surrounds...
Forum: Screens   10-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
So I took some photos at 2pm with full sun out...

So I took some photos at 2pm with full sun out today. All I have right now are the white wooden blinds on the windows, light colored walls aside from the front wall, white ceilings, and no furniture...
Forum: Screens   10-03-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
Thanks - it will do 110" @ 12ft throw with 1.9x...

Thanks - it will do 110" @ 12ft throw with 1.9x zoom or 120" @ 12ft throw with 2.1x zoom I can probably get another 6-12 inches of throw if necessary but I thought closer was better for brightness?
Forum: Screens   10-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
Just as I was starting to consign myself to...

Just as I was starting to consign myself to hanging a fixed frame from the ceiling and finding someplace in the house to stash it when not in use you have given me hope again that the VApex tensioned...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By TH3_FRB
My main fronts will be on standa and I'll keep...

My main fronts will be on standa and I'll keep them close to the AV center for day to day viewing but will slide them apart a few more feet for movies when I have the projector screen in place. So...
Forum: Screens   10-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
IF IF IF I can convince myself to go with a fixed...

IF IF IF I can convince myself to go with a fixed frame, would something liek the Elite CineGray 5D of EluneVision Cinema Grey be better options compared to standard VA or Elite Cinema White in my...
Forum: Screens   10-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By TH3_FRB
Sure - here is one shot in each direction. It's a...

Sure - here is one shot in each direction. It's a very large room - 21ft wide by 35ft deep. There is a window on either side of the media center, one on the right wall about 15ft back, one on the...
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