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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 1,725,114
Posted By BradP
Benq has been kind enough to RMA my projector...

Benq has been kind enough to RMA my projector whose fan has grown increasingly louder but seems to come and go (the vibration noise). It can be distracting during quiet scenes at the wrong time as...
Forum: Xbox Area   02-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 135,305
Posted By BradP
I have a theater room with a clean run of CAT6...

I have a theater room with a clean run of CAT6 from my media cabinet to the screen wall. Is there an existing solution that allows me to use the CAT6 into the Xbox One inside the media cabinet, the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 1,725,114
Posted By BradP
Holy cow, how did I miss this -- I had assumed to...

Holy cow, how did I miss this -- I had assumed to never use PC but I was probably going about this all wrong. So the proper setting is either auto or just set to PC (regardless of souce) to ensure I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-27-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 1,725,114
Posted By BradP
Luis, Thanks for the reply. Great advice...

Luis,

Thanks for the reply. Great advice here. Will double check things later today.

I am running 1.08 firmware (I assume that is the latest, but if it's not will update).

I believe I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 1,725,114
Posted By BradP
Calibration yet to be done on this other than...

Calibration yet to be done on this other than using some of the starting points found on the web. Bright scenes looked great but wow are dark scenes disappointing. I can deal with the grayish blacks...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-15-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
So here are some comments on soundproofing vs...

So here are some comments on soundproofing vs dollars.

- Isolation clips: I didn't use these and wow does the house vibrate. If you have any desire not to have vibration pass through your home,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-14-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
Got it up there last night -- Thanks for all the...

Got it up there last night -- Thanks for all the help. The mount had a ton of flexibility so I just ended up doing some quick adjustments with the screws loose to wedge it to where I could eyeball...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-13-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
Just found this post at another forum: ...

Just found this post at another forum:



If that is the case, half my screen height is 37 inches, so:

110% shift: 37" X 0.1 = 3.7" (Projector will be 3.7" above screen top at min. shift.)
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-13-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
I'll let you know once I get this mount up - I...

I'll let you know once I get this mount up - I don't seem to recall having any issues when it was shelf-mounted but we'll see. This is a bigger screen and a longer throw than I've had in the past.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-12-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
I'm back with a (mostly) finished photo and some...

I'm back with a (mostly) finished photo and some notes on the build.

I will start by saying this -- Everything everyone says here is true. So when you read what experienced theater builders...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
Moosebox - Thanks for confirming. That was sort...

Moosebox - Thanks for confirming. That was sort of my fear. Figures that I have a mount I love but not enough space. Has anyone ever just screwed an extra piece of wood to the ceiling to stand it...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-12-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
I just realized I could have asked this question...

I just realized I could have asked this question a much simpler way.

If I have a mount that is 6 inches from the ceiling for projector location, and the top of my screen (150") is 14 inches down...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-12-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
I love this forum. Thanks so much. I was...

I love this forum. Thanks so much. I was worried that I'd have to drop way down to meet the top of the screen. I have the PRB-717 mount that "holds the projector 6 inches from the ceiling" which...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BradP
Ceiling Mount First-Timer Question (Benq W1070)

After being a projector owner using rear shelf mount for many years, I'm about to embark on my first ceiling mount this weekend. My projector is the Benq W1070 so without any lens shift and a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By BradP
Exactly the info I needed. The 64 inch Samsung is...

Exactly the info I needed. The 64 inch Samsung is up and it's awesome. Thanks for the confidence boost and reply.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By BradP
Plasma Mount Dilemma

I'm mounting a 64 inch plasma TV on a stone wall. My contractor did leave me a nice wood unfinished studded area to attach a mount to, however it turns out I miscalculated the size and only have a...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8,976
Views: 988,458
Posted By BradP
Anyone have terrible candlelight-like flickering...

Anyone have terrible candlelight-like flickering on their set? I tried replacing with a new (but 3rd party) lamp I had stored away but the problem came right back, maybe even worse than before.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-30-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
Yesterday and today's progress. - Rear riser...

Yesterday and today's progress.

- Rear riser was built. Roofing felt laid down. After starting the riser we determined we needed to back up another foot, the front row was just gonna be too...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-30-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
Thanks Dave. You got it on the money pretty...

Thanks Dave. You got it on the money pretty much. Apparently when you are a budget builder like me, who doesn't have the tools or skills to do a lot of the work yourself, you have a few options if...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
Thanks Dave, I think I have read bits and pieces...

Thanks Dave, I think I have read bits and pieces but you have a good idea there to just read it through. It might have some good advice for the stage I am in.

The best laid plans don't always pan...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
Thanks for the bump...Few interesting things have...

Thanks for the bump...Few interesting things have happened but nothing too visual to share so I've been holding back. :)

The biggest question I have now is about returns -- We had two returns cut...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 32,057
Posted By BradP
JRock - If you get the cash, look into getting an...

JRock - If you get the cash, look into getting an Amazon Fire TV and running XBMC on top of it (or whatever they are calling it now...it's got a new name). You'll be WAY happier than your WDTV for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
Thanks for the great drywall advice. We're at...

Thanks for the great drywall advice. We're at that stage now and things are going in nicely, and we got the good stuff. Double layer with green glue so hoping for the best. However, we have the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,621
Posted By BradP
The more I read these other threads the more I...

The more I read these other threads the more I feel like the the dumb FBI guys in Die Hard (remember, the ones who had the terrorist playbook and were following it step by step?)

I seem to be step...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,489
Posted By BradP
Swerve, Thanks for linking me over to your...

Swerve,

Thanks for linking me over to your thread, just read it start to finish. Lots of pics and great DIY education here. Thanks for sharing the journey with us, it gives me inspiration to do...
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