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Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-16-2003, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By P_Stevens
Tilt the TV. What could be simpler? Pete

Tilt the TV. What could be simpler?

Pete
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-06-2003, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 529,725
Posted By P_Stevens
Just curious. What does "bump" mean? ...

Just curious. What does "bump" mean?

Pete
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-24-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By P_Stevens
I use the MX-500 with macros to switch the...

I use the MX-500 with macros to switch the inputs on my Samsung 617 without discrete codes. You just have to have a home base or starting point that you always return to. I use the MX-500 "main"...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-23-2003, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By P_Stevens
I think I answered my own question. Presumably...

I think I answered my own question. Presumably most receivers have a remote control. All I have to do is include the receiver commands in the macros I already use for switching inputs on the 617....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-23-2003, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By P_Stevens
The manual says that component sources are also...

The manual says that component sources are also excluded. How would you switch the subwoofer line in or any other line in to select the different sources? Manual switching the receiver when changing...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-22-2003, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By P_Stevens
I have a question about the Samsung audio...

I have a question about the Samsung audio monitor output (unrelated to the optical issue). Perhaps someone could give me some advice. My Samsung HLN617 audio monitor output works in RF, Video and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-18-2003, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By P_Stevens
My other postings re black level are at: ...

My other postings re black level are at:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...light=PStevens (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=286915&highlight=PStevens)
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Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-18-2003, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By P_Stevens
I use a contrast filter that I made myself as I...

I use a contrast filter that I made myself as I have posted in other threads. It does improve the blacks but has 2 drawbacks. Bad room reflections and the hassle of putting it on and off. I used 1/8...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-17-2003, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By P_Stevens
It won't get better. Just be glad you didn't get...

It won't get better. Just be glad you didn't get an LCD projector. They are worse.

Pete
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-16-2003, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By P_Stevens
Initially I had no stuck mirrors on my HLN617....

Initially I had no stuck mirrors on my HLN617. After 3 months I have one. It is no big deal. I just hope it doesn't lead to many more. If you examine the screen carefully you can clearly see the...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   08-07-2003, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By P_Stevens
Is there such a thing as a PVR with an IR...

Is there such a thing as a PVR with an IR Blaster? By that I mean a PVR with an infrared emitter that will control my cable box.

Pete
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-05-2003, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By P_Stevens
A couple of points re black levels and home...

A couple of points re black levels and home theater. If you are trying to recreate the theater experience the room should be fully darkened. A bias light isn't used in the theaters. I find that I...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-04-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By P_Stevens
I too have been upset about the black levels. I...

I too have been upset about the black levels. I made an external filter using a 33" x 56.25" piece of acrylic plastic which I had tinted with a 35% transmission film at an automobile tint shop. This...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-01-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By P_Stevens
Quote: Originally posted by Chip E Can...

Quote:
Originally posted by Chip E
Can someone please tell me how wide in inches the plug end on a dvi cable is ? I'm finishing my basement and have my gear rack on one side of a short wall and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-01-2003, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By P_Stevens
Quote: Originally posted by htwaits The...

Quote:
Originally posted by htwaits
The Canadian 931 comes with a cable but I understand that the price is higher. In the US it's a do it yourself project. ;)
I paid $399 Canadian (about $280 US)...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-31-2003, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By P_Stevens
Quote: Originally posted by mike_pro You...

Quote:
Originally posted by mike_pro
You need something like this one:

DVIDL-3 3 Meter DVI-D Male To DVI-D Male Dual Link Digital Cable $19.00

from http://www.pacificcable.com/DVI.htm

4...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-30-2003, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 529,725
Posted By P_Stevens
The DVI output from the Samsung DVD HD931 is...

The DVI output from the Samsung DVD HD931 is only 16x9. If you wish to watch a 4x3 DVD simply switch to the component output. Why anyone would want to watch 4x3 component after seeing the 16x9 DVI...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-27-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By P_Stevens
Quote: Originally posted by ride525 Could...

Quote:
Originally posted by ride525
Could you explain a little bit about what you mean when you "always return to the home page"?

Thanks

Jeff
By "home page" I meant starting point. My...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-26-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By P_Stevens
I have good results using an MX500 for my...

I have good results using an MX500 for my HLN617. Since there are no discrete codes for switching inputs on the 617 you have to be careful. By always having a home page on the remote, you can write...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-06-2003, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,277
Posted By P_Stevens
The contrast doesn't seem to be affected, but...

The contrast doesn't seem to be affected, but the brightness is reduced. I'll see what I can do about a picture.

Pete
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-06-2003, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,277
Posted By P_Stevens
htwaits I made my external filter from a...

htwaits

I made my external filter from a clear acrylic sheet 33 x 63.25 inches. I had it covered by a 35% filter by a local automobile tint shop. I attach it by Velcro. I only use it at night as...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-06-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,277
Posted By P_Stevens
Thanks for starting this thread and posting the...

Thanks for starting this thread and posting the default settings. My main concern is to try and find a way to decrease the black level on the HLN617. I am referring to the black level when there is...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-28-2003, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,609
Posted By P_Stevens
Is there any point in getting ISF color...

Is there any point in getting ISF color calibration for SD? Since the colors vary so much from station to station. Even a split screen picture, as is common on CNN, can have tremendous differences...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-19-2003, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 375,429
Posted By P_Stevens
Zathrus, thanks for the explanation. I have an...

Zathrus, thanks for the explanation. I have an MX-500 remote and hope to get an IRCLONE interface for my computer. Unfortunately, without a method of selecting inputs discretely, there is no point...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-18-2003, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 375,429
Posted By P_Stevens
I am new to discrete codes. I understand the...

I am new to discrete codes. I understand the basic idea and I have an HLN617 so I need them. I am obviously missing something. I would think there would be one code for ON and one for OFF. Why do I...
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