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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By steve1106
In our off-white basement, I finally broke down...

In our off-white basement, I finally broke down (after well over a year) and put up a 5x7 Garland black $39 "Amazon" rug (no backing) with nine small picture nails on my side wall (second one should...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 78
Posted By steve1106
I have two of the HC2000s and yes they do light...

I have two of the HC2000s and yes they do light up a room. The reflections off the wall also wash out the black levels. (You should see what happens with the light leakage from a DLP on a white...
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By steve1106
I have the Energy Take Classic speakers and I am...

I have the Energy Take Classic speakers and I am not a fan. Maybe in a really small room, but in my basement they equaled wasted money. I jumped to the inexpensive Infinity line and suddenly the...
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By steve1106
Small speaker = small sound. I have the Take...

Small speaker = small sound. I have the Take Classics and they are great for a small room, but anything larger than a closet...not so much. In the photo below, which speaker would you want for the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By steve1106
Epson HC2000 current price $599ish, new(ish) no...

Epson HC2000 current price $599ish, new(ish) no cool down lamp, 2876 hours (eco setting) on it with no visible dimming (I bought a second HC2000 a few weeks back and saw no difference in image...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By steve1106
What is your budget, yard size/throw distance and...

What is your budget, yard size/throw distance and what screen size do you want?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,688
Posted By steve1106
http://www.projectorcentral.com/best-projector-und...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/best-projector-under-1000.htm?page=Overview I'm like you, they all look good to me, so I based my decision on my room, value, lamp cost, warranty and use.
Forum: Speakers   04-30-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 81
Posted By steve1106
I use a Yamaha RX675 to power my...

I use a Yamaha RX675 to power my P363s/PC351/P163s with no issues. Before that I used a Yamaha RX375 with no problem. Just don't buy the P363s until they go on sale for $99, or if you need them now,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By steve1106
Epson uses RF to send a signal to the glasses and...

Epson uses RF to send a signal to the glasses and Acer uses IR. I ran into the same issue with my DLP/ViewSonic 3D glasses, but as I recall the glasses for both were fairly inexpensive.


"The 3D...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By steve1106
The main question is which projector do you like...

The main question is which projector do you like the best? If you like the DLP Acer, then I would jump up to the BenQ.


Also, be sure to test the game lag time on the Epson if you are playing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By steve1106
So 92 inch (16:9) screen versus a 75 inch TV. ...

So 92 inch (16:9) screen versus a 75 inch TV. The TV would probably be better for you. Now for me, I would go with the projector. As seen below, I prefer even my first projector (SVGA) to my 70...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By steve1106
Just be aware that while the image is great and...

Just be aware that while the image is great and big, a direct comparison between a Sharp TV and the projected image will show that the TV is superior in every way (but size) with an entry level pj. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By steve1106
I would get the projector and use the wall as a...

I would get the projector and use the wall as a screen for a while to see what size screen works for you because it really depends on your seating distance and tastes. I have an untreated room and...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By steve1106
I use the P163s as rears and they sound good....

I use the P163s as rears and they sound good. Like the previous post said you will need stands. But, the P153s come with hooks on the back for wall mounting and sound as good as the 163s.
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 386
Posted By steve1106
If you like the Energy speakers (I didn't, but I...

If you like the Energy speakers (I didn't, but I have a large room) why rush into getting towers. While I like the Infinity line, the only way I would get the P363s is on sale and I would hate to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By steve1106
My only concern about BenQ (any projector) and...

My only concern about BenQ (any projector) and outdoor use, is having the bugs sucked into the projector. (I might be wrong, but I have always been afraid to use my DLP outside in bug seasons.) I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-24-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,151
Posted By steve1106
Don't forget the Epson HC2000 for $599 at Amazon.

Don't forget the Epson HC2000 for $599 at Amazon.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-23-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By steve1106
A projector is all about "bang for your buck" vs...

A projector is all about "bang for your buck" vs a TV. After getting a 70 inch TV and realizing I wanted bigger in order to sell the wife I went with a inexpensive DLP SVGA 800x600 projector as an...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,497
Posted By steve1106
After resisting the urge to transform a room in a...

After resisting the urge to transform a room in a temporary house, I tried a quick fix for off white walls. I put up a cheap 5x7 Garland rug ($39) Amazon in 5 minutes with the help of the wife and 9...
Forum: Speakers   04-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 386
Posted By steve1106
Well I started with the Energy 5.1 Take Classics...

Well I started with the Energy 5.1 Take Classics and a Yamaha RX375. Realized I made an Oops after a few weeks, so I went with the Infinity speakers as a "bang for the buck" upgrade and threw in the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-22-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By steve1106
Yes. Go with the projector. I do 16:9 169inches...

Yes. Go with the projector. I do 16:9 169inches and movies, sports and TV are great even with the lights on and the sliding glass door open in the afternoon (sun is on the other side of the house)....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-21-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By steve1106
Try your question in the speaker section and look...

Try your question in the speaker section and look at the under $300 subwoofer posts.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By steve1106
The Epson would not work for your application if...

The Epson would not work for your application if you play a lot of games. The lag time would be the issue.

As to light output, I have 16:9 169 inches with my projector on it's lowest setting...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-20-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By steve1106
My two cents worth: I would go with a bigger...

My two cents worth: I would go with a bigger screen.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,151
Posted By steve1106
First, I'm am not saying the Epson is better than...

First, I'm am not saying the Epson is better than the BenQ, and I wouldn't touch the two Epson models you mentioned... but since I wasn't in a hurry when I bought and already had a 70 inch TV and a...
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