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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-08-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 361
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Posted By steve1106
Since 95% of my viewing is 16:9 or 4:3, you are...

Since 95% of my viewing is 16:9 or 4:3, you are probably not wrong.:) "Miracle on 34th Street" in 180" of 4:3 rocks in the seldom used family room, but the boss will not let me have that room.:(
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-07-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 5,324
Posted By steve1106
I am width limited to exactly 11 feet in my...

I am width limited to exactly 11 feet in my current home. :( If I had 15-30 feet of width to work with, I would have a much larger image, but at the end of the day I'm lucky that my scope...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 199
Posted By steve1106
Ask in the under 3000 projector section. The...

Ask in the under 3000 projector section. The BenQ HT2050 might be a little easier to set up or you could jump up in price and get a more flexible projector.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 199
Posted By steve1106
Yes, for the most part it will need to be six to...

Yes, for the most part it will need to be six to eight inches below the top of the image and centered.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-07-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 5,324
Posted By steve1106
The Avengers made 1.518 billion in the 1.85:1...

The Avengers made 1.518 billion in the 1.85:1 format. I'm not sure "mistake" fits.:)

Out of my last eleven blu-rays here is one. Hardcore Henry is in 1.85 and made only 14 million. I was going to...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   12-07-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,406
Posted By steve1106
Did they have any left?

Did they have any left?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 199
Posted By steve1106
You could always grab the projector the next time...

You could always grab the projector the next time it goes on sale and try it out before you get a screen. Make sure an Epson works for you in terms of contrast/sharpness/black levels and then get...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By steve1106
I had trouble with the photo so lets try this. ...

I had trouble with the photo so lets try this.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1809497&d=1480968425
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-04-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By steve1106
Unlike Ralph I have followed the books (well most...

Unlike Ralph I have followed the books (well most of them) since 1978 and gave the series a try. It seemed to be geared towards teens too much for my tastes (even my 20ish daughters who told me it...
Forum: Screens   12-03-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 391
Posted By steve1106
I think most just pick a screen either 2.35:1 or...

I think most just pick a screen either 2.35:1 or 16:9 depending on use/space/tastes. In my case I just use my native 16:9 projector as a 151.5" TV for 16:9 and a 143.5" 2.35:1, but I have the most...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-02-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 9,970
Posted By steve1106
They showed up when the Justice Society came into...

They showed up when the Justice Society came into being. I assume JSA had a meta and it was mentioned quickly during the episode.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 5,324
Posted By steve1106
No, one section is completely in 16:9, so for a...

No, one section is completely in 16:9, so for a couple of minutes the aspect ratio changes, but what I was referring to was the effects spilling over. No harm if it is a 2.35:1 setup, but more if it...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-02-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By steve1106
I posted this in the CIH section which is...

I posted this in the CIH section which is probably not the right place, but.... here is another benefit of a simple 16:9 setup:

With TVs becoming larger and 4K cheaper, I wonder if we will see...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-02-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By steve1106
As a follow up to my last post, I went back and...

As a follow up to my last post, I went back and re-watched Ghostbuster for the variable aspect ratio. I can really see how this format might appeal to the 60 to 85" TV crowd, since it makes the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 5,324
Posted By steve1106
With TVs becoming larger and 4K cheaper, I wonder...

With TVs becoming larger and 4K cheaper, I wonder if we will see more use of the entire 16:9 format on Blu-ray releases for the home market. For example, we watched the new Ghostbusters last night...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-01-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By steve1106
We just finished Ghostbusters and enjoyed it. ...

We just finished Ghostbusters and enjoyed it. Great visuals and audio, but once again I wish I had sprung for the 3D version.

On the special effects jumping out of the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, we...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-01-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 77,088
Posted By steve1106
Aside from making screen masking easier what...

Aside from making screen masking easier what would be the benefit? You would just end up with one large grey (this projector) bar and by doing it the current way, the center of the image stays the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-29-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,054
Posted By steve1106
No offense, but a TV is just a TV. Heavy and a...

No offense, but a TV is just a TV. Heavy and a pain the backside to dispose of when they die. Within minutes of an impulse buy SVGA projector in 2013, TVs were dead to us for movies and most TV...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-28-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By steve1106
A couple of box fans and inexpensive 20" filters...

A couple of box fans and inexpensive 20" filters in the basement keep the dust down. I use them on low in the spare rooms and run them 24-7. The central air filter for the lower two floors never...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-26-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,032
Posted By steve1106
Since I am solo on all 3D viewings, I use a pair...

Since I am solo on all 3D viewings, I use a pair of over-the-ear wireless headphones to keep from messing with the sound. What I lose in sound, I make up in 3D image.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-26-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By steve1106
The Epson HC2030 has a on/off contrast ratio of...

The Epson HC2030 has a on/off contrast ratio of 324:1 and with the iris on ratio of 1,170:1 (soundandvision.com) vs the BenQ W1070 at around 1,247:1 or the new HT2050 at 1600:1. Treating the room...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 37,134
Posted By steve1106
Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends are all fast...

Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends are all fast forward shows for me. Skip the soap opera stuff like love interests/orientation/feelings and go for the action story line. "Not that there is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-23-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By steve1106
With the kids home for the holiday, we went ahead...

With the kids home for the holiday, we went ahead and put up the holiday decorations. The holiday projector and AtmosCheerFX fake window set the tone over the 70" TV while we decorate the tree. (The...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-22-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By steve1106
I've heard the entry level Polk towers(3.1 setup)...

I've heard the entry level Polk towers(3.1 setup) and Klipsch speakers and they sound great to me, but I am strictly entry level. Any speaker questions would best be asked in the speaker section. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-22-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By steve1106
Ask your projector question in the...

Ask your projector question in the http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/ and then go to the screen section and ask any screen questions you have.

On setup, mine...
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