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Forum: Speakers   01-26-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Paulidan
Keep an eye on these airmotiv. Won't be released...

Keep an eye on these airmotiv. Won't be released for a few months yet, but they could be a significant value proposition.
I'm auditioning a couple of their powered desktop monitors and if the sound...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By Paulidan
Hate to keep hogging this thread, but I had a...

Hate to keep hogging this thread, but I had a couple more thoughts on the Airmotiv 4s vs the Vanatoo's-
When I ordered the 4s' they were $240 on sale (and the sales are supposed to be quite...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By Paulidan
Right now I'm struggling with deciding on which...

Right now I'm struggling with deciding on which of the two (4s v 5s) to send back and which to keep. I'm even (God help me) going to crunch the numbers on keeping them both.

I LOVE many things...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By Paulidan
Decided in December to upgrade my computer...

Decided in December to upgrade my computer speakers and have spent the last month + reading up, and auditioning various brands.

I had the B&W MM1's here for a few days. I can't dump on them...
Forum: Speakers   01-17-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By Paulidan
I ended up with Ascend CBM-170's for the front...

I ended up with Ascend CBM-170's for the front three and 200's for the L/R surround. They didn't even make a center when I put my system together -though the three identical speakers in the front was...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By Paulidan
My first venture into HT surround sound was to...

My first venture into HT surround sound was to buy a 5.1 Kenwood HTiB in 2001 for $400. It was an awesome value purchase initially (I thought) and experiencing pans and the low end rumble from a sub...
Forum: Speakers   01-14-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Paulidan
As I am currently auditioning the active...

As I am currently auditioning the active Airmotive 4's (with the 5's expected to arrive tomorrow) for a desktop speaker set up, I can't say I'm surprised.
These are VERY special speakers. I was...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
Yeah, I figured without a laptop I was going to...

Yeah, I figured without a laptop I was going to be left out in the cold.
Looks like a laptop (and Spyder) is going to be my next HT upgrade :rolleyes:.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,229
Posted By Paulidan
Yeah. Same here. I built a floor to ceiling...

Yeah. Same here.
I built a floor to ceiling standing frame mostly out of 10 ' 1"x2"'s, and a couple 7' 2"x4"'s, black velvet, grommets , a cheap pack of shower rings, and a PVC pipe.
It sounds...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
Thanks for all the info on this. Last night was...

Thanks for all the info on this.
Last night was the first time in 500 hours I've seen it pronounced. There were a couple times, a few nights prior, where I thought I may have been seeing something...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
So how many people have experienced the vertical...

So how many people have experienced the vertical streaking with white letters over a black screen?

I remember seeing someone post about it a while back but can't remember where and am coming up...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-26-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
I finally did something that I wanted to do ever...

I finally did something that I wanted to do ever since I decided to get a 4910 last year- I enlarged my screen. The old one was 104" wide x about 43" high. The new one is 110" x 46.5. Not a huge...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-27-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
while that screen looks like a bargain compared...

while that screen looks like a bargain compared to the Stewarts and others, I wouldn't expect you will see that much improvement over a DIY screen with Blackout cloth. If you have any basic skills...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-19-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
Blu ray has been in existence for 9 yrs now and...

Blu ray has been in existence for 9 yrs now and been the sole hard copy HD format for the last 7 of those.
And it still can barely crack 33% of all optical media sales on any given week and...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,777
Posted By Paulidan
If you set up your screen for 1.75/.85, 70% of...

If you set up your screen for 1.75/.85, 70% of the film will fill the screen and 30% (maybe not even) will have letterbox bars top and bottom (as those scenes are 2.35).
You wouldn't have bars on...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   12-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,777
Posted By Paulidan
I've seen claims that it's 70% in 1.75 and from...

I've seen claims that it's 70% in 1.75 and from my viewing I would say that is very close. I also have a constant height set up and found the shifting AR for the Dark Knight movies annoying. This...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Paulidan
I upgraded my FPJ-1 to the 4910 back in late...

I upgraded my FPJ-1 to the 4910 back in late September.
It's a substantial upgrade in several areas- the most noticeable would probably be the absolute black levels due to the added iris.
Next...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-10-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
The translation I read was wonky, but the bottom...

The translation I read was wonky, but the bottom line seemed to be all positive. All the loss and drift seemed to be well within acceptable parameters...unless I read it wrong.

So Guardians Of The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Paulidan
This is what I was alluding to. You can take your...

This is what I was alluding to. You can take your time buying just the right screen (in terms of not only gain but size). You don't need to be thinking that it is something you need immediately as...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Paulidan
Well, the thing is people tend to love to...

Well, the thing is people tend to love to recommend to other people what they themselves already own. Part of that speaks to how much the market has tightened up in terms of quality at the various...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-30-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By Paulidan
You can make more than one phone call to AVS. ;) ...

You can make more than one phone call to AVS. ;)
Mike or Craig will be happy to let you quiz them with all the info you need. They will even be able to ask you questions to help you hone in on what...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-09-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 314,485
Posted By Paulidan
Are you asking if there is a lens cover on the...

Are you asking if there is a lens cover on the 4910?
If so, the answer is yes. A manual one (which I personally prefer) and nicely designed too- very secure with some felt pads around the perimeter...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Paulidan
I would still go with the JVC. 1) E-Shift...

I would still go with the JVC.

1) E-Shift (if you need it) for that screen size and distance
2) Better native contrast ratio which an additional lens won't change (on the other pj)
3) Lens...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-07-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,714
Posted By Paulidan
Just a follow up note on my particular 'comfort...

Just a follow up note on my particular 'comfort issues' with the Xpand glasses.

I ultimately got so frustrated about a week or two back while watching something, that I was determined to destroy...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,239
Posted By Paulidan
If you think you will be getting the 4910 at some...

If you think you will be getting the 4910 at some point soon, this week is the time to order it because of the AVS deal which expires in a few days/end of month.
Even if it turns out to seem to be...
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