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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,158
Posted By sfm
My two cents... I'd still be watching our RS-20...

My two cents... I'd still be watching our RS-20 if it hadn't developed the "pink line" issue (at around 2900 hours which represented around 4 years of use)... given that I couldn't live with the...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   12-12-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,274
Posted By sfm
Simply baffled by all of these "sounds good"...

Simply baffled by all of these "sounds good" comments in reference to Sirius... I have an upgraded sound system in my '13 Audi which is only ok (sorry but IMO there is no such thing as a good sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43,495
Views: 3,700,647
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ~Ohdee~ http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/678260/anthem-d2-d2v-avm50-avm50v-arc1-tweaking-guide/41970#post_23948378)

Hello, very...
Forum: Video Source Items   10-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By sfm
For sale is my Lumagen Radiance XS-3D with...

For sale is my Lumagen Radiance XS-3D with companion Darbee Darblet. Looking to sell the pair as I hope to replace both with an all-in-one Radiance. Both are in excellent condition with original...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 66,040
Posted By sfm
yikes what a letdown (but not unexpected)......

yikes what a letdown (but not unexpected)... Really sloppy/lazy resolution to a season long story... why can't these geniuses figure out how to actually represent a realistic investigation over the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 291,525
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/487747/fabric-frames/810#post_23336804)

Picture ???


A quick crappy picture of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 291,525
Posted By sfm
I wanted fabric on the walls to help hide the...

I wanted fabric on the walls to help hide the acoustic treatments, minimize light reflections, etc. I looked at building frames... even built a test frame (god what a pain) and that experience left...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-18-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By sfm
The players are manufactured in China I believe...

The players are manufactured in China I believe but that doesn't necessarily imply they suck :-)

I've only used Oppo players (blu and dvd) over the last few years and here's some of the reasons...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-15-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40,083
Views: 4,962,343
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fanboyz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1124287/official-oppo-bdp-83-owners-thread-technical-talk-only/38670#post_23188753)
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 37,561
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SirJohnFalstaff http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 37,561
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by *Harry* http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By sfm
don't know where your getting the "hold enter,...

don't know where your getting the "hold enter, down and right, then press on" bit... the manual I have (still have the pdf version on my hard drive) and the one to which I referred you both state...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By sfm
instructions are in the user manual: ...

instructions are in the user manual:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/pdf/projector_manual_3171.pdf

service manual not needed... resetting the lamp is done while the projector is in standby...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 37,561
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kal http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 37,561
Posted By sfm
I've reluctantly joined the rs-56 club... I say...

I've reluctantly joined the rs-56 club... I say "reluctantly" because I was happy as a pig in s*** with my 4+ year old rs-20 until, at around 3000 hours, it developed the dreaded pink-line issue. I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-29-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By sfm
IMO, the One is the best remote out there...

IMO, the One is the best remote out there (ergonomically)... and yes, I've tried several URC remotes. But it has always been crippled by the configuration software (as pointed out by others). The...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   01-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,274
Posted By sfm
It boggles my mind that people actually pay for...

It boggles my mind that people actually pay for this sh*t... I have a new car with Sirius and the quality is just awful... I know that after my "free" 6 month subscription is up I won't be renewing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By sfm
FWIW, I've had an original Anthem D2 (added ARC...

FWIW, I've had an original Anthem D2 (added ARC when it became available) for over 6 years now and within the last year added a Lumagen Radiance XS to take over the video duties (currently using our...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By sfm
FWIW, I've replaced the lamp a couple of times...

FWIW, I've replaced the lamp a couple of times in my RS-20 (OEM lamps only)... In my case I've never removed the stickers and yes, there is a "smell" for the first few hours but it eventually fades.
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-22-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,653
Posted By sfm
What does it matter what they call it when the...

What does it matter what they call it when the so called "HD" resolution of today is already compromised by multicasting and bandwidth limitations. Good grief I would hate to see what 3840 x 2160...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By sfm
I've had my RS-20 for a while now (2500+ hours...

I've had my RS-20 for a while now (2500+ hours usage in total)... jumped on the pre-buy bandwagon when it was announced... been itching to upgrade but frankly nothing I've personally seen or heard...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,912
Views: 475,213
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sniffer66 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1174468/the-official-chromapure-thread/2790#post_22411495)

Ran my first Cube...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43,495
Views: 3,700,647
Posted By sfm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EricE http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/678260/anthem-d2-d2v-avm50-avm50v-arc1-tweaking-guide/38370#post_22390054)

sfm, I am...
Forum: Video Processors   09-10-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By sfm
I have a lumagen XS (latest firmware) and by far...

I have a lumagen XS (latest firmware) and by far the handshaking with the Oppo 83 is the worst (no issues with a Tivo HD set to native output or my HTPC)... The oppo is configured for source direct...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-10-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43,495
Views: 3,700,647
Posted By sfm
So I have an aged D2 (purchased in 2006) with...

So I have an aged D2 (purchased in 2006) with firmware 1.33 and to it is connected an Oppo BDP-83 (latest firmware via HDMI)... I have the Oppo configured with secondary audio off and output set to...
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