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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Steve Benkin
is it worth getting spare bulbs anymore?

question: I am about to order a 1070 and thought it was wise to get a spare bulb while I was at it. However, since the PJ is so inexpensive, the bulb is about 1/3 of the cost of the PJ!

I was...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 172,211
Posted By Steve Benkin
Wow! Benq sharper and handling motion better...

Wow!
Benq sharper and handling motion better than the Sony?

that is an interesting comment that surprised me.

I might be willing to sacrifice some blacks for that!

The Benq actually has a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 172,211
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kreeturez http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524377/sony-vpl-hw40es-new-sony-sxrd-1080p-home-theater-projector/150#post_24767240)
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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 172,211
Posted By Steve Benkin
would this projector throw enough light for a...

would this projector throw enough light for a nice 2D image on a 120" 1.0 screen?

I have beige walls, light carpet and dark brown ceiling. some windows, but have dark curtains over them. So...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10,653
Views: 1,655,432
Posted By Steve Benkin
are you folks saying that this sub $1k Benq...

are you folks saying that this sub $1k Benq compares in any way to the sony 50/55es?

I could save a lot of dough if I went with a benq/screen combo from visual apex.
I am pretty picky about pq -...
Forum: Screens   03-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Steve Benkin
Mike, Has anyone done a compare of Cima vs...

Mike,
Has anyone done a compare of Cima vs React? Since they are so close in price, is there any advantage to one over the other?
Forum: Screens   03-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Steve Benkin
Just researched the Stewart Cima TIburon....

Just researched the Stewart Cima TIburon. Interesting material. surprisingly, motorized Stewart is slightly cheaper (just a tad) than a motorized react - though I did not find a tensioned version....
Forum: Screens   03-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Steve Benkin
FWIW, I have seen the SI BD and was not...

FWIW, I have seen the SI BD and was not impressed. Certainly not for the $ it would cost me - especially since I will be getting a motorized screen.

I have researched, read and talked to enough...
Forum: Screens   03-18-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Steve Benkin
I am in pretty much the same boat. With that...

I am in pretty much the same boat. With that white ceiling and light colors, I am looking to a good screen that can handle ambient light and light walls/ceiling/carpet. Right now, pretty much looks...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 133,075
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Decelerate http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1499280/owners-thread-sony-hw55es/570#post_24328686)

2900 for a 95!! I wasn't...
Forum: Screens   03-07-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BakeApples http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,414
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by Blaque...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blaque Flag http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1520873/gravity-itunes-versus-vudu-versus-blu-ray#post_24439060)

I guess that I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Steve Benkin
This is the first time I have heard that the...

This is the first time I have heard that the BENQ "is not designed for home theater use." Did I misunderstand you? Why not?

I have a huge basement - about 28' long. Planning on having the BENQ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Steve Benkin
I don't have the 1070 - yet, but here are my...

I don't have the 1070 - yet, but here are my thoughts.

I have read about people going as large as 165" screen with this projector. 120" would seem to be fine with a room with even some light. At...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-29-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10,653
Views: 1,655,432
Posted By Steve Benkin
THANK YOU! That is music to my ears!!

THANK YOU!

That is music to my ears!!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-29-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,653
Views: 1,655,432
Posted By Steve Benkin
question on screen help for the 1070. (I decided...

question on screen help for the 1070. (I decided to put this here, rather than the screen forum, because the make/model of screen is selected- it is a size question specific to this PJ).

It looks...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,941
Views: 313,461
Posted By Steve Benkin
My prior HT was an Optoma H78 in a bat cave with...

My prior HT was an Optoma H78 in a bat cave with a Grey wolf 1.8 gain screen.

This time? tight budget. Thinking of HD131xe with a visual apex 120" 1.1 screen in a room with beige walls/carpet.
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-10-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,014
Posted By Steve Benkin
my distance is about 11' too. To throw a 120"...

my distance is about 11' too. To throw a 120" image pretty much eliminates the HD25 ( would need to go back 2-3 extra feet, which would be very messy, ugly, costly), and eliminates the 1080st (would...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,014
Posted By Steve Benkin
hmm. looking at my throw distance, I can get a...

hmm. looking at my throw distance, I can get a much larger screen going with the Benq (a 120" vs 106").

I have a completely darkened room, but beige walls/ceiling.. A Black Diamond is really out...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-10-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,014
Posted By Steve Benkin
I have the opportunity to get any of the above...

I have the opportunity to get any of the above for pretty much the same amount.

My prior PJ was an Optoma H78. I did a throw calculation and they will all work.

Since my prior PJ experience...
Forum: Screens   05-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 605,603
Posted By Steve Benkin
Unfortunately reviews for those cheaper screens...

Unfortunately reviews for those cheaper screens are not encouraging.

And the BD can't go larger than a 113" 16:9 screen.

No perfect screen, that's for sure...
Forum: Screens   05-21-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 605,603
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by howletus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/932169/black-diamond-from-screen-innovations/3180#post_23337047)

Steve. I agree. I am...
Forum: Screens   05-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 605,603
Posted By Steve Benkin
just the opposite.. I thought it was a great...

just the opposite.. I thought it was a great fit.. But others were doubting if this combination would work.

I think the OPPO may be an important piece to display the movie properly and to move...
Forum: Screens   05-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steve Benkin
something to consider. These masking...

something to consider.

These masking systems, while wonderful and do make a difference, are very expensive.

I am exploring 2 other alternatives that I thought might be of value to others.
...
Forum: Screens   05-14-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 605,603
Posted By Steve Benkin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by biliam1982 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/932169/black-diamond-from-screen-innovations/3150#post_23313667)

Steve, the Sony...
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