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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-22-2017, 12:55 AM
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When you say it "failed", do you mean it exploded...

When you say it "failed", do you mean it exploded or the projector just would not light the lamp ? On my Benq W1070, it is kind of notorious for lamps exploding and shards of glass escaping the lamp...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-17-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By dreamer
Something like this, with brushes attached to the...

Something like this, with brushes attached to the disc ?
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-16-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,702
Posted By dreamer
https://www.fcc.gov/media/television-broadcast-sta...

https://www.fcc.gov/media/television-broadcast-stations-satellite


"1. Can I receive television broadcast stations on my satellite system? Yes. There are different ways satellite subscribers ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-15-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By dreamer
Player or Discs ?

I have a first gen Panasonic bluray player that originally played everything I threw at it. After a few years it balked at some of my older DVDs but still handled all blurays and most DVDs just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-15-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,702
Posted By dreamer
I was being facetious about the 33 years. ...

I was being facetious about the 33 years. Although the major difference between broadcast and DirecTV is not that there are "just two" providers. The major difference is that "broadcast" requires a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-15-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,702
Posted By dreamer
DirecTV is not broadcast. They can do whatever...

DirecTV is not broadcast. They can do whatever they like. Broadcasters have to deal with the FCC allocating frequency and defining standards. It may never happen, as cable companies and satellite...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-14-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,702
Posted By dreamer
It only took 50 years for broadcast TV to go from...

It only took 50 years for broadcast TV to go from 480i to 1080i. At that rate, broadcast TV in 4k will be available in another 33 years.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-12-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By dreamer
What is a "4520 CI" ? Your pic doesn't say the...

What is a "4520 CI" ? Your pic doesn't say the model or make of this AVR and your sig line goes to a 9200.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-12-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 640
Posted By dreamer
Depends on where the light is coming from. If...

Depends on where the light is coming from. If the light is coming in frm side windows, a good ALR screen can do wonders. This is Ftoast's example of equal parts Folk Art Metallic Gunmetal Grey,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-12-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By dreamer
1) Don't believe a sofa must go against a wall. ...

1) Don't believe a sofa must go against a wall. Having a sofa 5' away from the wall would help with speaker placement, make the room feel bigger, and allow a walking space behind the sofa to view...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-12-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By dreamer
https://www.benqdirect.com/benq-outlet/refurbished...

https://www.benqdirect.com/benq-outlet/refurbished-projectors/w1070-refurb.html

$537
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-11-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 638
Posted By dreamer
How far away are the main seats ? How large...

How far away are the main seats ?

How large an image did you want ?

These two questions are going to define the brightness and throw distance range in your projector choices. A 150" image is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-08-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By dreamer
Yep, that is a genuine lamp so you have an...

Yep, that is a genuine lamp so you have an investment to protect. The Optoma is not using an RGBRGB color wheel, so you would lose color brightness compared to your Benq. The Benq W1070 and HT2050...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-08-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By dreamer
That's a toughie. The newly purchased lamp --...

That's a toughie. The newly purchased lamp -- assuming it is a genuine Benq purchased from Benq or Provantage and not some amazon/ebay knockoff -- has serious value. It will fit the W1070 or the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By dreamer
Glad to hear you are moving forward. My...

Glad to hear you are moving forward.

My suggestion of a simple white painted wall was to allow for a really large image to impress friends and family. A larger image size means you cannot...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By dreamer
That size room is a great size, with room for two...

That size room is a great size, with room for two rows of seating if you wanted. Front projection would give you much more flexibility than rear projection. Rear projection would leave you with...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By dreamer
http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq-hc1200-review...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq-hc1200-review.htm?page=HC1200-vs-HT1075

Since the HT2050 is generally assessed as a slight improvement over the HT1075, you can infer from there.

Unless you...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By dreamer
That is a 1.86 throw ratio. That is pretty far...

That is a 1.86 throw ratio. That is pretty far for most entry level projectors. That is also a very large image size for most entry level projectors, which is what a $600-$800 budget gets you. I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-22-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 160
Posted By dreamer
Having extra parts is a bad thing. Yes, there is...

Having extra parts is a bad thing. Yes, there is a safety switch that prevents the power from coming on if the case is not completely closed up with all screws tightened. Other users have reported...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-13-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By dreamer
The Benq should be quite an upgrade in PQ. It...

The Benq should be quite an upgrade in PQ. It uses an RGBRGB color wheel and I don't think the Optoma does. That means it will have relatively brighter colors as the color/white balance on a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-13-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By dreamer
Bummer on you going to the Dark Side in the...

Bummer on you going to the Dark Side in the LCD/DLP wars, Darth PW405.

How large is the screen and how far away are you sitting ? You don't mention the more visible screen door effect that bother...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-10-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 45,568
Posted By dreamer
That is disappointing. A dusty environment,...

That is disappointing. A dusty environment, restricted airflow, blocked vents, room temperature too high, etc. can all cause a projector to shut down due to overheating. I don't know if that can...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-10-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 45,568
Posted By dreamer
3000 hrs would be reasonable for running the lamp...

3000 hrs would be reasonable for running the lamp power in default. If you ran in SmartECO the whole time, then 3000 would be low. All my lamps have exploded. The W1070 doesn't seem to gracefully...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-10-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By dreamer
Well, if you do get around to painting the walls...

Well, if you do get around to painting the walls and ceiling dark and flat, you will get a nice boost in dark detail and reduction in distracting reflections off those surfaces. It is tempting to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-10-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By dreamer
Well, that's good. No way to know if it was just...

Well, that's good. No way to know if it was just dust buildup reducing airflow or actually stopping a fan from moving, or just dirt on some component preventing the airflow from cooling it down. As...
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