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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-04-2013, 10:21 AM
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Posted By vjd3
My 8500UB -- purchased 6-10, thus out of...

My 8500UB -- purchased 6-10, thus out of warranty -- gave me a fat pink band at the bottom of the screen, and blue bands at the top and sides.

I may try to see if I can get it working again on my...
Forum: Display Devices   10-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By vjd3
Hi, I'm sorry, I missed your earlier message. I...

Hi, I'm sorry, I missed your earlier message. I have someone local interested in the screen, if he passes, I will be in touch. It's too big to send UPS or FedEx and would need to go freight, which...
Forum: Screens   09-05-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By vjd3
That's a great tip, thanks ... I listed the...

That's a great tip, thanks ... I listed the Black Diamond in the classified if anyone's looking for one.
Forum: Display Devices   09-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By vjd3
I have a 100-inch Screen innovations Black...

I have a 100-inch Screen innovations Black Diamond 2 screen, 1.4 screen. It was purchased new in Austin TX in June of 2010, professionally mounted and used for one year. When we moved from Austin to...
Forum: Screens   09-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By vjd3
The dedicated room has dark carpeting, and deep...

The dedicated room has dark carpeting, and deep dark red walls and ceiling ... it gets absolutely pitch black dark in there. The projector -- an Epson 8500 -- is super bright on the existing screen....
Forum: Screens   09-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By vjd3
We recently bought a home that has a dedicated...

We recently bought a home that has a dedicated theater room. It has a 99" Clarion by Draper screen installed. I also own an as-new 100" Screen Innovations Black Diamond 2 1.4 screen from our former...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-14-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By vjd3
Turned out to be a bad CAT5 line ... thanks for...

Turned out to be a bad CAT5 line ... thanks for the assistance.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By vjd3
Thanks for the tips ... I did move the BluRay...

Thanks for the tips ... I did move the BluRay player to the room with the plasma (hard to carry a big plasma across the house ;-) and it does show the menu with the cables connected to the balun...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-10-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By vjd3
Hmmm. Tried 480i, 480p, 720p, no go. TV supports...

Hmmm. Tried 480i, 480p, 720p, no go. TV supports 720p, too.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By vjd3
Resolution is a good thought ... I'll try that....

Resolution is a good thought ... I'll try that. Thanks.

The TV is too far away from the equipment to try it out. The satellite box (and the cable box before) is connected via HDMI to a bedroom TV...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-10-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By vjd3
I have a very simple balun system in my home;...

I have a very simple balun system in my home; it's carrying a component video and audio signal from an audio closet to a single TV across the house. It was hooked up to a Motorola cable box and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-06-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,093
Posted By vjd3
Hmmm ... I'll give those suggestions a try....

Hmmm ... I'll give those suggestions a try. Thanks for the tips.

I did connect the TV directly to the Directv box to bypass the scaler, if anything, it was worse. I also spent some time watching...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   07-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,093
Posted By vjd3
We just bought a Sony Bravia EX500 60" LCD TV,...

We just bought a Sony Bravia EX500 60" LCD TV, and I have to say, the HD content we have been watching does not look very good. It appears to be oversharpened and pixellated. Even my wife notices...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-21-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
It's a new Denon AVR 3311 receiver. It's their...

It's a new Denon AVR 3311 receiver. It's their latest, so I would presume it could handle the signal, but what do I know? However, connecting the same cable direct to the BluRay player made the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-21-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
I was mistaken, the cable is a 25-footer. They...

I was mistaken, the cable is a 25-footer. They are going to add an HDMI amplifier to restore the signal to the projector. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-19-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
They are good at what they do .... it was hard...

They are good at what they do .... it was hard to see the snow on the picture during the day because there's a lot of ambient light shining in on the screen in the late afternoon (blackout shades...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
Thanks, guys. I did search but got a lot of...

Thanks, guys.

I did search but got a lot of hits that weren't related, didn't think to search just the 8500 thread.

This is a newly completed pro install at my house, they are working on it,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-19-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
Good thoughts. Cable's a 20-footer, however, if...

Good thoughts. Cable's a 20-footer, however, if it's not having a problem with 1080i, could it still have a problem with 1080p?

Static is there with just the BluRay menu on (no disc) as well as...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-19-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By vjd3
I have a brand new Epson 8500 running off HDMI...

I have a brand new Epson 8500 running off HDMI through a new Denon receiver and a new Sony BluRay player. Using the BluRay, the screen has constant static (during menu and disc play). After swapping...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-19-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By vjd3
Thanks. I've thought about an LCD, however the...

Thanks. I've thought about an LCD, however the room is big and I'm concerned about the off-axis viewing. There are no windows directly behind where the TV will mount, fortunately.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By vjd3
I'm poised to buy a large screen (54, 58) for a...

I'm poised to buy a large screen (54, 58) for a room with a lot of windows. I've read a bit that the newest Panasonic 3D screens have some new anti-glare technology, but I'm wondering what you all...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-18-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By vjd3
Thanks, folks ... unfortunately, I'm relocating...

Thanks, folks ... unfortunately, I'm relocating there in two weeks, so I don't know anyone who's had work done.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By vjd3
There are windows on the opposite wall from the...

There are windows on the opposite wall from the fireplace, but not lined up with the TV, they are to the left of the screen. As far as putting it in front of the windows, well, you know ... wife...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-18-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By vjd3
Longtime plasma owner ... currently struggling...

Longtime plasma owner ... currently struggling with vicious glare during day on my current 50" Panny, mitigated somewhat with blackout shades directly behind the screen.

Relocating to Austin TX...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-18-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By vjd3
We just bought a 4-year-old big home in the...

We just bought a 4-year-old big home in the Austin TX area, and the house was fully prewired when it was new. The guy who did it had his own company at the time, and now works for another company....
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