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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-22-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 255,317
Posted By jjcook
I actually had first set up my theater a month...

I actually had first set up my theater a month before my second child was born (first child was 2 years at the time) -- those first few months are when I put the most hours on the projector -- so I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-19-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,261
Views: 749,836
Posted By jjcook
But... but... but... two projectors is just plain...

But... but... but... two projectors is just plain common sense! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-18-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By jjcook
I'll second the recommendation for a Marantz...

I'll second the recommendation for a Marantz SR7008 if you don't need Atmos, etc. I've had mine for 18 months and have been extremely pleased with it.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-17-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 204
Posted By jjcook
Go dual projectors if you want the RS4910 and...

Go dual projectors if you want the RS4910 and want to game -- I added a < $1000 DLP to my setup for casual viewing, 3D, and gaming and it has worked great.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-14-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By jjcook
Another option to consider is to get a Navitar...

Another option to consider is to get a Navitar SSW08 conversion lens on eBay that will give you a 1.25x magnification -- you can find these for $100-200 often. Set up the projector for the 16:9...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By jjcook
HTPC would work e.g. an Intel NUC. I don't use a...

HTPC would work e.g. an Intel NUC. I don't use a HTPC for my primary video viewing as I need the wife friendly it-just-works attribute.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   05-11-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 60,396
Posted By jjcook
A follow up: I've now had the sactional for about...

A follow up: I've now had the sactional for about 18 months, it is as good as new and has had daily use in the evening in my theater by my family. We've taken the mattress topper off and find its...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-11-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By jjcook
Yes with the Lumagen you can have fine control...

Yes with the Lumagen you can have fine control over e.g. the fraction of the center slice of the 16:9 image that is linearly stretched (including the whole image). See the manual for the various...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By jjcook
Note you don't need to use NLS mode to fill the...

Note you don't need to use NLS mode to fill the 2.35 screen with 16:9 material, you can just use a linear stretch which would not have the horizontal panning artifacts -- just short, wide people.
Forum: Video Processors   05-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,337
Posted By jjcook
Its my understanding that PiP/PoP was last...

Its my understanding that PiP/PoP was last available on the Radiance XE and is not available on any of the 2xxx products. I don't have a strong use case for it myself, my primary use case would be...
Forum: Video Processors   05-10-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,337
Posted By jjcook
jrp any feedback on this? thanks.

jrp any feedback on this? thanks.
Forum: Video Processors   05-08-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,337
Posted By jjcook
I am interested in sometimes leaving my projector...

I am interested in sometimes leaving my projector zoomed out and shrinking the image to fit my screen, e.g. zoomed to fill the width of a 2.35:1 screen and shrinking 1.78 content to fit the screen. ...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-08-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By jjcook
I recently watched Interstellar using my (new to...

I recently watched Interstellar using my (new to me) Lumagen XS to mask off the top/bottom -- worked great.
Forum: Video Source Items   05-07-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By jjcook
SOLD: Lumagen Radiance XS 3D Price: SOLD ...

SOLD: Lumagen Radiance XS 3D

Price: SOLD $900 including shipping to the lower 48 states and PayPal fees, or best offer

Condition: Excellent physical condition (with clean face plate),...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,736
Posted By jjcook
I do have a "mother TiVo"

I do have a "mother TiVo"
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-06-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,736
Posted By jjcook
Yes the TiVo Mini requires a subscription fee to...

Yes the TiVo Mini requires a subscription fee to TiVo service (or the lifetime payment option). I'm not sure if it requires a base unit if you really just want to use it for Netflix and the other...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-05-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 255,317
Posted By jjcook
^^^ Indeed, while the projector is renegotiating...

^^^ Indeed, while the projector is renegotiating the HDMI connection when devices are powering off it may not respond to remote control commands. I'm still using the 5-remote method :yikes: and...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   05-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,736
Posted By jjcook
No -- the Oppo 103D does not output 24p in the...

No -- the Oppo 103D does not output 24p in the Netflix app, so I use a TiVo mini for Netflix in my theater.
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 504,324
Posted By jjcook
My room is 10' deep and 12' wide with my seating...

My room is 10' deep and 12' wide with my seating along the rear wall. I use a pair of in-wall silver surrounds in the ceiling about 1' from side and rear wall. At the MLP it works well with minimal...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-29-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By jjcook
Once you have everything set up, it would be...

Once you have everything set up, it would be great if you could post a picture of your set up.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By jjcook
Well first of all I had calculated 8.4 inches...

Well first of all I had calculated 8.4 inches minimum mirror width based on 12" from projector to wall and for a 8 ft (96") distance from wall to screen (per your prior posts) not 103". If the lens...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 255,317
Posted By jjcook
I'd recommend turning off the iris to verify the...

I'd recommend turning off the iris to verify the artifact is from the iris. If you identify some specific scene (time index) where this is noticeable I will test it out.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   04-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By jjcook
Thanks for the pics, very helpful to see the...

Thanks for the pics, very helpful to see the relative sizes -- the DLP 1.25x lens is a quite a beast, I briefly had one and was wondering how large the IIIL was in comparison.

What projector &...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-21-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 565
Posted By jjcook
Another option, Navitar makes lenses that will...

Another option, Navitar makes lenses that will shrink the image (effectively reducing the throw distance) by 1.2, 1.5, or 3x: http://www.navitar.com/product/standard-screenstar.aspx
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 255,317
Posted By jjcook
3rd party glasses + emitter for less than $30: ...

3rd party glasses + emitter for less than $30: http://www.amazon.com/EX105BT-Shutter-Bluetooth-Mitsubishi-Televisions/dp/B009ZW7SR2
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