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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2017, 05:50 PM
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Posted By steve1106
And you would be wrong. A simple look at Amazon...

And you would be wrong. A simple look at Amazon reviews and around the forum and you can see that it is easy to accomplish the impossible. ;) ...but, I will agree one size does not fit all.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2017, 12:08 PM
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If in the U.S. you couldn't go wrong with a BenQ...

If in the U.S. you couldn't go wrong with a BenQ W1070 for $499 at http://www.visualapex.com/BenQ/BenQ-Projectors.asp .
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By steve1106
Pick the projector and shine it on the wall to...

Pick the projector and shine it on the wall to see what size image works for you. This lets you avoid wishing you had gone bigger at a later time.

BenQ HT2050 input lag is 33.1ms per...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2017, 10:01 AM
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Posted By steve1106
Either the BenQ or the Epson would be excellent...

Either the BenQ or the Epson would be excellent choices, but the nice thing thing about the Epson is the $79 replacement lamp and two year overnight replacement warranty. You can use it like a heavy...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-21-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 358
Posted By steve1106
If you are willing to invest in curtains, you...

If you are willing to invest in curtains, you probably don't need a light cannon and a BenQ HT2050 or Epson HC2040 would work. My little projector putting out less than 900 lumens (eco/natural) is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-21-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 306
Posted By steve1106
I wouldn't the HC2040 is almost impossible to...

I wouldn't the HC2040 is almost impossible to use. The Epson HC2040 needs to have the lens about 6 to 8 inches below the top of the projected image. I use two of the HC2000s (same negative offset)...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-18-2017, 03:56 PM
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Views: 306
Posted By steve1106
While it may not matter based on your use, just...

While it may not matter based on your use, just remember the BenQ warranty is half what you get with the entry level 1080p Epsons and the lamp is more twice the cost of a Epson lamp.

On the pick,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-16-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 279,318
Posted By steve1106
I replaced the BIC F12 with the PSW10 and only...

I replaced the BIC F12 with the PSW10 and only added the second one months later to raise my towers. They had all the bass I need for movies and I only added the BIC F12 back in to put it to use...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-16-2017, 06:37 PM
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I use a couple of the Polk PSW10 subs up front...

I use a couple of the Polk PSW10 subs up front and they are good for movies/TV/sports, but I did add in a spare BIC F12 to the back of the room to get it out of the way.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By steve1106
Bud, I guess unless you haven't experienced the...

Bud, I guess unless you haven't experienced the warming effect of a 3000 plus lumen projector in a small room or one with poor circulation it is hard to accept that a project will in fact heat up a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By steve1106
Just to add another perspective, but you mainly...

Just to add another perspective, but you mainly do movies and sports, so why not add three more Daytons? Blow a sub or fry a voice coil and it is pocket change to replace.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By steve1106
I just tested the internal temp at the exhaust...

I just tested the internal temp at the exhaust fan on my Epson projector set at about 900 lumen and got a high temp of 176. I can tell you from personal experience that my 3000 lumen DLP will heat...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By steve1106
A $1600 toy with 100 lumens and a max image size...

A $1600 toy with 100 lumens and a max image size of 80". :) Price it $300 and I might get one to play with.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-15-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By steve1106
I have found that a bright lamp based projector...

I have found that a bright lamp based projector will really heat up a small room, so don't forget to consider the "sun" lamp effect. (I saw the fan in the photo and it reminded me how hot my travel...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-14-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By steve1106
Go to the speaker section and ask the AV Gods...

Go to the speaker section and ask the AV Gods there.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-13-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By steve1106
Now I'm the opposite in that I would go with the...

Now I'm the opposite in that I would go with the 135" screen with your seating distance being 15'.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-13-2017, 12:25 PM
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Views: 47,081
Posted By steve1106
Bye :( I can't look at this section since it...

Bye :( I can't look at this section since it could be dangerous for my continued retirement.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-13-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,890
Posted By steve1106
Made the switch from the old boxes to the "new"...

Made the switch from the old boxes to the "new" X1 boxes yesterday:( to avoid the Comcast reminders which popped up several times a day. Last night while watching a show on my 151.5" screen, my...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By steve1106
http://www.projectorcentral.com/cheap_projectors.h...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/cheap_projectors.htm
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By steve1106
LED's problem is lack of lumens and there is no...

LED's problem is lack of lumens and there is no way this is really a 3200 lumen projector. Go with a lamp based projector for the lumens you need outside.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By steve1106
While you should go with a 720p projector, I have...

While you should go with a 720p projector, I have a 2013 SVGA ViewSonic that I use for the holidays and as a travel projector with it and blu-ray player in a computer bag. I throw it up on the wall...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By steve1106
Epson makes several projectors that put out 5000...

Epson makes several projectors that put out 5000 lumens with inexpensive lamps under $99US, but the stated contrast is much less than your current projectors.
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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-09-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 149
Posted By steve1106
Well running my DLP and Epson side by side I...

Well running my DLP and Epson side by side I feel/believe/think the DLP stays hotter to the touch longer than the Epson after I turn it off, but one is white and the other is black, so maybe that...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-08-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 149
Posted By steve1106
I've got two of the instant off Epsons and I have...

I've got two of the instant off Epsons and I have turned the main one off and on 3 to 5 times a day since 2013 with no lamp issues. The first lamp lasted 5000 hours before the lamp warning light...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-05-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,408
Posted By steve1106
Sorry John, I deleted part of the reference. ...

Sorry John, I deleted part of the reference.

the Shadow King into an entity of the astral plane which has existed since the dawn of humanity, an ethereal demon preferring to enslave the bodies of...
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