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Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 24,267
Posted By 12thgear
From reading up on these new speakers I actually...

From reading up on these new speakers I actually find the center to be the most interesting. I like the way Andrew Jones designed around some of the potential issues of a typical horizontal center...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By 12thgear
I've owned an Epson 8500UB since late 2010 and...

I've owned an Epson 8500UB since late 2010 and project onto a 100" screen in my living room. I went with front projection for the theater feel and the logistics of setting up a large screen TV in...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14,918
Views: 952,916
Posted By 12thgear
I just want to chime in as the proud owner of a...

I just want to chime in as the proud owner of a new TC-P60VT60. At today's prices (not much more than the ST60) it was almost a no brainer. I'm very impressed with the image quality, especially the...
Forum: Screens   08-05-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,388
Posted By 12thgear
I'm using an Epson 8500UB with an older Elite...

I'm using an Epson 8500UB with an older Elite 106" screen in CineGray material. This is in an upstairs living room with curtains and blackout shades. At night with lights off it is absolutely bright...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 356,754
Posted By 12thgear
I bought my first projector and screen combo...

I bought my first projector and screen combo from them as well as a refurb 6500UB from them. The 6500 was defective and Visual Apex was very responsive. Good prices and customer service.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 356,754
Posted By 12thgear
Quote:Originally Posted by videonut...

Quote:Originally Posted by videonut http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20739479)

Here are some screenshots from the greatest racing movie of all...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-29-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,002
Views: 2,764,581
Posted By 12thgear
I think an i1 Display 2 is a great investment....

I think an i1 Display 2 is a great investment. You can get acceptable color with a TV's blue mode or by looking through a blue filter, but you really need a measurement device to calibrate grayscale...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22,992
Views: 2,589,417
Posted By 12thgear
Quote:Originally Posted by yellowcanary73...

Quote:Originally Posted by yellowcanary73 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Can anyone recommend a cooling fan for these Onkyo's just bought...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,286
Views: 775,322
Posted By 12thgear
Quote: Originally Posted by Plex have you...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex

have you looked into getting used, ebay or audiogon.com

I second that. I snagged a pair of BP2Xs from Audiogon for incredibly cheap. You'll see them pop up...
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 562,533
Posted By 12thgear
Quote: Originally Posted by otk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by otk http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=426af42ba69004997d6f69d8ea0f41fe&p=20639418#post20639418)
if...
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 562,533
Posted By 12thgear
Count me in the use Audyssey camp. I'm using...

Count me in the use Audyssey camp. I'm using Definitive Technology PowerMonitor 700 speakers, which are large bookshelf speakers with 8" powered subs. They sound and measure (using REW) much better...
Forum: Speakers   06-12-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,286
Views: 775,322
Posted By 12thgear
Quote:Originally Posted by jan8186...

Quote:Originally Posted by jan8186 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

The PC1000/2000/CLR2002 don't have a bass radiator, so you don't need to...
Forum: Display Calibration   06-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By 12thgear
I have an Epson 8500UB and a PS3. What I...

I have an Epson 8500UB and a PS3.

What I can tell you is that I have Blu-ray playback set for a component signal over HDMI, not RGB. The PS3 is in limited range with super white on. The Epson is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
No. It's just a monitor.

No. It's just a monitor.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
There was no magic number that I called. After...

There was no magic number that I called. After politely driving home my displeasure with the way things were handled, their upper tier CS manager contacted me and proposed the resolution. I don't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
I dealt with Epson's support line, called the...

I dealt with Epson's support line, called the 800 number on the PrivateLine card. During my 4th call the support agent went over my history and got me in touch with customer service, though I don't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-20-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
I'm still concerned about Epson's QA practices,...

I'm still concerned about Epson's QA practices, but their CS department almost makes up for it. I've never had to raise my voice, threaten, or otherwise throw a tantrum. I've treated them like...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
So I raved not too long ago about my factory...

So I raved not too long ago about my factory refurbed 6500UB. Then after a few nights of ownership, it started shutting down randomly. I tried re-seating the lamp per Epson's support info, but the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-23-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,452
Views: 834,412
Posted By 12thgear
That's awesome. I had a very similar experience...

That's awesome. I had a very similar experience upgrading from the AE900U to an Epson 6500UB. I loved the Panasonic during the time I had it, but it's astounding how far we've come in a few short...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-11-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 520,274
Posted By 12thgear
Just want to chime in and say I received my...

Just want to chime in and say I received my refurb 6500UB Thursday and have been playing with it since. It's an upgrade from a Panasonic PT-AE900U. It is not a subtle upgrade. Going from 720p to...
Forum: CE Pro & Electronic House Articles   09-09-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,922
Posted By 12thgear
Apple hardly had the first MP3 player. The first...

Apple hardly had the first MP3 player. The first iPod did offer a relatively compact form factor thanks to a 1.8" drive and an interface that really was designed for handling large libraries of...
Forum: Speakers   06-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,908
Posted By 12thgear
I agree that the Energy speakers may be a little...

I agree that the Energy speakers may be a little more neutral, but overall I don't think most people would them an upgrade over the Micra 6. I've heard both systems (not head to head). I can say...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-17-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,912
Posted By 12thgear
Quote:Originally Posted by goonstopher...

Quote:Originally Posted by goonstopher http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17737083)

Another thing I noticed,

None of the people saying not to...
Forum: Screens   11-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By 12thgear
Soon after posting this, I had inspected inside...

Soon after posting this, I had inspected inside the casing and found a (now crushed) ladybug that had crawled up onto the roller. I removed and cleaned up area and let the screen hang.

The...
Forum: Screens   11-27-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By 12thgear
I've been enjoying my Elite Cinetension electric...

I've been enjoying my Elite Cinetension electric screen for a few years now, but this morning I lowered the screen to find a series of dents in the screen material on the right side. It's very...
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