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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-08-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Davie Mac
Just did the same upgrade. Don't run the unit...

Just did the same upgrade. Don't run the unit 8-10 hours at a shot--the manual warns against this; sounds like it fries the panels. Might want to turn it off for a lunch break if you're running all...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-12-2005, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Davie Mac
http://www.stardecorating.com/ They had the...

http://www.stardecorating.com/

They had the best prices on Hunter Douglas BO blinds a year ago when I bought.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-07-2005, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 518,871
Posted By Davie Mac
Okay, I know you guys like to share your...

Okay, I know you guys like to share your opinion, so thanks in advance for any advice on my proposed setup. I'm upgrading from an X1 to an H31, and updating most other components at the same time....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-19-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Davie Mac
Another poster on another thread made a good...

Another poster on another thread made a good point that micro-display RPTV is getting seriously squeezed by flat panel. Interesting review of new Vizio 50" PDP today:...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-17-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,842
Posted By Davie Mac
I used to work in in the process design...

I used to work in in the process design industry--semi-conductor, bio-tech & flat display technology, etc. What Tryg linked to is just one of dozens of technologies fermenting out there. There is a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-15-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,864
Posted By Davie Mac
In Portland, we have a few McMenamins...

In Portland, we have a few McMenamins (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?type=theater) brew-pub theaters. Great beer and food at reasonable prices makes any movie better. Admission is $3 for 2nd...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-15-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,559
Posted By Davie Mac
I agree, Mits HC3000, unless you can't live with...

I agree, Mits HC3000, unless you can't live with DLP
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-15-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,823
Posted By Davie Mac
Here's my WAG for 12 months out: I think...

Here's my WAG for 12 months out:

I think you're over-optimistic at the high end, and a bit pessimistic at the low end. I see 480P DLP being squeezed by 720P HD2+ in the $1 - $1.5K range by Q3...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-15-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally Posted by Supervette ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Supervette
Between the two what would everyone pic?

Neither: Look very hard at the the Optoma H27 & H31 (I don't think the H30 is worth the meager savings) for about...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,830
Posted By Davie Mac
I'll give out some love here--excellent review....

I'll give out some love here--excellent review. I think a lot of people in this forum keep an eye on the high end, as it's the closest thing we have to a crystal ball to plan our upgrades. From what...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-14-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,490
Views: 437,992
Posted By Davie Mac
Here's more detail from Projector Central:...

Here's more detail from Projector Central: http://www.projectorcentral.com/cedia_2005.htm

Article mainly focuses on the five new LCD'ers, but also has an optomistic write-up of the HC3000. Gotta...
Forum: Screens   08-08-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,091
Posted By Davie Mac
Ed, I'm looking to paint my theater room in...

Ed,

I'm looking to paint my theater room in the next week or two, and really like your color. Can you please let me know the brand of paint, and actual color name or code if possible?

Thanks a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-29-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,109
Views: 657,567
Posted By Davie Mac
Okay, I'll stop lurking & contribute something....

Okay, I'll stop lurking & contribute something. Here's a link to the just posted review at ProjectorCentral.com:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq_pe7700.htm

Enjoy!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2005, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 574,577
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally posted by Fraoch ...

Quote:

Originally posted by Fraoch
Digital amps have been out for a while now...look at the date of the start of this thread. This span of time is a long time in the fast-changing world of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally posted by Steve McD I'm...

Quote:

Originally posted by Steve McD
I'm a Comcast Limited Basic subscriber, with an HD digital tuner box. They won't give me a 6412, unless I pay a total of $46. a month more for a digital...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Correction on TiVo deployment: mid to late 2006.

Correction on TiVo deployment: mid to late 2006.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Interesting story on the community news thread: ...

Interesting story on the community news thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/print...hreadid=520403 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/printthread.php?s=&threadid=520403)

Comcast just cut a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-04-2005, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Davie Mac
If you want a conventional honeycomb blind, most...

If you want a conventional honeycomb blind, most are available with blackout option. Probably cost you around $60-$100. I use these on my PJ room windows so the room can have sunlight when needed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 80,674
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally posted by sgroer Yes......

Quote:

Originally posted by sgroer
Yes... I wonder why this reciever can be had at 75% off MSRP right now. It's got me concerned since I paid quite a bit for it not too long ago.


I'd...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally posted by Steve McD ...

Quote:

Originally posted by Steve McD
M-Span:

If you subscribe to Limited Basic cable from Comcast, they will issue you a cablecard for your HDTV's integrated tuner, without extra charge. If...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Quote: Originally posted by crossbeaux ...

Quote:

Originally posted by crossbeaux
Did anyone notice any lip sync problems last night (Wed)? I recorded Smallville on the HD channel and watched it today. About 45-50 minutes into the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
A point of clarification as to what drives the...

A point of clarification as to what drives the need of signal amplification. There are two possible reasons why it is necessary:

#1. The signal is below spec at entrance point to the home. This...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2004, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Just tried to order a 6412. Was denied because I...

Just tried to order a 6412. Was denied because I only have limited basic w/HD. Has anyone else run into this? CSR said reason is due to limited availability they're only taking requests from those...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
Received a letter from KOIN VP/GM David Lippoff...

Received a letter from KOIN VP/GM David Lippoff yesterday. He made some points that I haven't seen posted here in response to some of your letters.

He asserts that KOIN should be compensated...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,331
Posted By Davie Mac
I added my two cents with an e-mail to Emmis...

I added my two cents with an e-mail to Emmis (IR@emmis.com) & KOIN (koinsales@koin.com, koindesk@koin.com, koinshows@koin.com) as follows:

To Whom It May Concern,

I'm writing to express my...
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