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Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-19-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
1. Sanyo Z3 2. 14 x 19 dedicated room with...

1. Sanyo Z3

2. 14 x 19 dedicated room with total light control, dark chocolate walls/ceiling, 7.1 speaker setup.

3. Row 1 = 4 seats at 13 feet. Row 2 = 5 seats at 19 feet.

4. 3 coats...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-26-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
I've never noticed VB on my Z3. There are many...

I've never noticed VB on my Z3. There are many comments posted here by other owners whose Z3s are also apparently free of VB, as well as others whose Z3s show some VB.

Ricketty
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-15-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 145,091
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Thanks, Magnus. I'll try it. Ricketty

Thanks, Magnus. I'll try it.

Ricketty
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-11-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 145,091
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote:Originally Posted by mkbruce...

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

I have found that once you get the shift in the correct stop, back off the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 145,091
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Lamp Dimming ~ 500 hours Just under 500...

Lamp Dimming ~ 500 hours

Just under 500 hours, my Z3 dimmed noticeably over a period of ~ 1 month. I'm projecting onto a 110" DIY screen (Glidden Misty Evening). I had always wondered whether...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-20-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,537
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote: Originally Posted by JimP Megalith ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimP
Megalith

Before spending money on a second sub, be sure that you're getting the most out of your first sub. Corner positioning is very likely giving you some...
Forum: Screens   01-19-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 275,674
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
That depends on your theatre seats. From a...

That depends on your theatre seats. From a seminar I attended, architecture guidelines for theatres put the vertical angle from eyes to screen centre at 15 degrees or less. Our screen is mounted...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-16-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Doesn't the Buffalo allow you to play MP3s...

Doesn't the Buffalo allow you to play MP3s through your receiver/amp that are stored on your PC (or network)? I'd be interested to find out whether using a DAC between the Buffalo and your...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-13-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Where have you positioned your mic -- listening...

Where have you positioned your mic -- listening position? And is the 3' elevation simply 3' above the listening position?

Ricketty
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-12-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
The wow factor wore off for me at ~ 500 hours,...

The wow factor wore off for me at ~ 500 hours, when I found the image getting dim enough that I had to start using a brighter bulb setting to avoid a dim, washed-out image. Time to get a Carada BW....
Forum: Screens   01-11-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
The quality of your viewing environment, the...

The quality of your viewing environment, the brightness of your projector, and its resolution are all important factors in deciding on screen size. In general, with good light control, a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-10-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
I'm getting set to determine what acoustic...

I'm getting set to determine what acoustic improvements are needed in my HT, and need an SPL meter. Since Radio Shack no longer operates in Canada, I'm considering a non-RS SPL meter. I've noticed...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-09-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Does anyone know the frequency range the RS...

Does anyone know the frequency range the RS meters will measure? I've noticed that some cheap SPL meters are rated for 125 hz to 8,000 hz, like this one:
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-08-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 20,398
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote: Originally Posted by Terry Montlick ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Terry Montlick

6. Bass traps and parametric EQ can be used together without one reducing the effectiveness of the other: they can be considered orthogonal forms of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 198,388
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
On the 3 projectors I have watched extensively...

On the 3 projectors I have watched extensively (none of them a 900) this graininess shows up to a greater or lesser extent on all DVD movies. I think it's a limitation of the DVD format rather than...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 210,377
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
That fixed it -- thanks! Waiting for my SPL...

That fixed it -- thanks! Waiting for my SPL meter before I can use this.

Ricketty
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-07-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 210,377
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote:Originally Posted by Trymor...

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

REW still won't close unless I kill Java in the task manager.



I'm...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-07-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
I don't know the speakers, but I have the...

I don't know the speakers, but I have the Pioneer 1015 and like it. The only criticism I have is that it lacks sound/video synchronization, but so far (in ~ 9 months) it's only been noticeable a few...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-05-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote: Originally Posted by krasmuzik Have...

Quote:
Originally Posted by krasmuzik
Have you ever actually tried to tell a contractor with a straight face he has to be accurate to 1/1000th of an inch?

It's like telling my architect that he...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-03-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Quote: Originally Posted by myfipie ......

Quote:
Originally Posted by myfipie

... Ok I am old school, but I really do not like the sound of EQ through my system, but hey that is me.... You may think it is fine, which if it is.. You are...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
I'm planning to add a 5' x 11' x 7 inch riser in...

I'm planning to add a 5' x 11' x 7 inch riser in the back of my HT. If I leave the front end of this riser open (covered only by acoustic fabric), it will create 8 voids under the riser that measure...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-03-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
After lots of reading on this forum and...

After lots of reading on this forum and elsewhere, I think I have the general idea about how to set about improving the acoustics of my HT. As I understand the steps, this is what I should do:

1....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-02-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
What about the internal feature some...

What about the internal feature some amps/receivers have -- like the Pioneer MCAAC system? Do you still need to set up the channel volume levels with a SPL when you have MCAAC?

Ricketty
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
First, I'm no expert, so wait to hear what...

First, I'm no expert, so wait to hear what others say before taking what I say seriously. But everything I read when choosing the dimensions for my HT ~ 3 years ago suggested avoiding rooms with...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-28-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Ricketty Rabbit
Thanks, gohd. I'll try your suggestions about...

Thanks, gohd. I'll try your suggestions about resetting the CC to large, and setting the sub x-over to 120. I also wondered whether the DVDs had shortcomings since the dialogue is very clear on...
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