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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-31-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,013
Posted By JediSpork
The drop down screen in front of a flat panel...

The drop down screen in front of a flat panel seems like a great suggestion until you start shopping prices. Most on this forum will suggest you go with a fixed screen or a tab tension model if you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-29-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By JediSpork
You can get a fixed frame silver ticket screen at...

You can get a fixed frame silver ticket screen at 100" for under 200$ that most people are happy with if they are able to treat the room for reflections. Or you can spend much more than 1k if you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-29-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By JediSpork
with a projector you also need to control...

with a projector you also need to control reflections regardless if all other light sources are off. With white walls you will have a washed out but usable image in brighter scenes. Hopefully some...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,571
Posted By JediSpork
I'm very interested in laser or a led based...

I'm very interested in laser or a led based projector. My Wife will end up sleeping while infomercials play all night. However for the under 3k crowd this seems like the only benefit.

I think...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,143
Posted By JediSpork
I don't know much about sound bars but having a...

I don't know much about sound bars but having a modest receiver and some bookshelves seems like a much better way to do it. Did you attempt to treat your room with acoustic panels?

I'm actually...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-17-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By JediSpork
I just bought one. Its installed on the wall and...

I just bought one. Its installed on the wall and then I realized the tv brackets won't work for me since they put the power cord just below the vesa holes. I'm not returning it though.

I don't...
Forum: Home Automation   11-18-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,403
Posted By JediSpork
This is something I have been looking into as...

This is something I have been looking into as well and came across a few threads here on avs. If you have a existing shade you can buy motors from rollertrol. One of the models has a battery built...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,540
Posted By JediSpork
I've somewhat changed my opinion on streaming....

I've somewhat changed my opinion on streaming. Generally I buy the bluray and use the UV code on vudu. This is a great setup and I hope it continues with 4k. However I think its a mistake to rely...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 38,888
Posted By JediSpork
I'm in the process of selling my blu-ray...

I'm in the process of selling my blu-ray collection and going with uv/vudu. I'm already digital download only on books, games, and music. There are many valid concerns with digital downloads and I...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-01-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 21,827
Posted By JediSpork
sort of similar to source code. I watched the...

sort of similar to source code. I watched the early release digital version on amazon and thought it was awesome. Well worth buying imo. I'm not a Tom Cruise fan but he is turning out to be a good...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 34,059
Posted By JediSpork
I am somewhat of a minimalist so going to the...

I am somewhat of a minimalist so going to the cloud is very enticing. However it all comes down to DRM and quality differences. Sometimes I play pc games with steam. I became hooked because they...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,348
Posted By JediSpork
I like projectors but I've always thought of...

I like projectors but I've always thought of them as a temporary solution. When our last bulb went out we scooted the chairs closer and used the 60" mounted behind the screen for a while before...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By JediSpork
It does have a geq filter option that lets me...

It does have a geq filter option that lets me set some levels manually. Thanks for clarification about the other receivers having more mic positions. Maybe when I'm feeling adventurous I could...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By JediSpork
I simply sat the mic on the back of my chair,...

I simply sat the mic on the back of my chair, moved away from it, kept quiet, and ran the calibration. I didn't see anything in the directions about multiple positions for the mic. I will give it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By JediSpork
This was my first time using a auto calibration...

This was my first time using a auto calibration setup on a receiver. Normally I just set the trim levels manually with a spl meter. Everything seemed to be lacking detail. I raised the center...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-26-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 35,583
Posted By JediSpork
The bulb in my current projector went out. Have...

The bulb in my current projector went out. Have a 60" in the living room and the movie room. Even with the flat panel we still used our basement room with the lights out. I may like the dedicated...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,155
Posted By JediSpork
My pa70g is quite dull compared to my epson 8350...

My pa70g is quite dull compared to my epson 8350 and my older sharp dt -510 (720p). After the bulb went out in my epson I was much happier using a smaller plasma instead of the led projector. It...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JediSpork
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DocCasualty http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524309/streaming-is-a-poor-substitute-for-cable-sat-imo#post_24530620)

Currently...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-25-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,050
Posted By JediSpork
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JohnAV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524272/comcast-and-apple-discuss-streaming-service#post_24529772)


Most probably...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-25-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JediSpork
My Wife and I seem to have exhausted the netflix...

My Wife and I seem to have exhausted the netflix library for content we are interested in. Even my Dad who watches a lot of the cheesey monster movies is getting bored. Its not a bad service but we...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 26,981
Posted By JediSpork
I found some of the ad's to be extremely...

I found some of the ad's to be extremely annoying ... like the chase gas station commercial. No pay tv service should have ad's or no way to ff through them. Most of these shows you can already...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,928
Posted By JediSpork
They have software you can download now to add...

They have software you can download now to add your physical videos to your library so you no longer have to take them into walmart. Its handy for upgrading your dvd collection to hdx.

I would...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,050
Posted By JediSpork
Its not like it will be any cheaper. They will...

Its not like it will be any cheaper. They will find a way to make you pay the same or more. Also comcast and apple together sounds like bad news.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,021
Posted By JediSpork
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by VisionOn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1494414/the-tomorrow-people-on-cw/120#post_24521095)

There is absolutely nothing...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,021
Posted By JediSpork
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by replayrob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1494414/the-tomorrow-people-on-cw/120#post_24521004)


I watched "The 100" pilot...
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