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Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-28-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks so much for taking the time to spell out...

Thanks so much for taking the time to spell out your experiences! Wow, that is some great information.

I think the kicker might be the setup time. Saturdays in the summer are usually our movie...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-23-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks so much for your response! I did come...

Thanks so much for your response! I did come across this screen last week. I was close to pulling the trigger when I saw that most of the positive reviews were people that had just gotten the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-20-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks so much Dave. The good news is that the...

Thanks so much Dave. The good news is that the purchase was through amazon. The bad news was that I paid for it and received a shipping note. And then... nothing. Amazon is taking care of it.
...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   03-20-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Slump Buster
Looking for screen advice

I just ordered a Viewsonic PJD7820HD projector (3,000 lumens) and I now need to get a screen for my new setup. Here are the details:

- looking for a 120" screen. I have about 114" between...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-12-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Thumbs up Thanks again for all of the responses! ...

Thanks again for all of the responses!

Steve, it is ironic that you mentioned the bit about quality. I may have gotten very lucky this afternoon as there was a seller on amazon selling new...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks again - you summed up what I have spent...

Thanks again - you summed up what I have spent hours trying to find out on my own. I think the reason I was asking so many questions about the other projectors is that in my gut I didn't feel right...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Ah, thanks much for the explanation. I've heard...

Ah, thanks much for the explanation. I've heard people reference the lumens claims as being misleading but I never knew this about LED. I think you're right.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks - care to expand on that?

Thanks - care to expand on that?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Any thoughts on this unit? It seems to indicate...

Any thoughts on this unit? It seems to indicate that it is native 1080p but I don't know how that could be the case in that price range. It does not say that it svga or xga. One of theo ther units...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-10-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks to both of you! I really appreciate the...

Thanks to both of you! I really appreciate the responses.

I have been looking at the viewsonics - maybe I just need to pull the trigger on one. Every time I get close I then start to talk myself...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-09-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By Slump Buster
Looking for budget projector advice

I am the very happy owner of a Benq 6000 that is mounted in my home theater. Last year I built an outside bar in my back yard and over the winter it occurred to me that I could put up a nice...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-11-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Slump Buster
Looking for a long articulating arm for tv mount

In my new patio bar I hope to put a new 50' Samsung. I want to put the tv on the side wall so that I can swing it around toward the opening of the bar (front wall) when I want to watch a game. I...
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks!

Thanks so much for the replies. For now I will wire for three but probably only purchase two. Thanks for the help and the links!
Forum: Speakers   05-06-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Slump Buster
3 speaker outdoor setup

I am nearing completion of a patio/shed bar. The bar is 12' wide and I will be putting a receiver in the unit. I had always assumed that I would put 3 speakers (L C R) out there. When I went...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-25-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Slump Buster
Subwoofer hum - fix or buy a new one

My PSB sub started to hum a couple of years ago and after trying everything I read on the internet (isolaters, disconnecting satellite, turning off all breakers in the house, many more) I put it in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
Thank you for correcting me - I am in fact using...

Thank you for correcting me - I am in fact using the titan 7778 pre-amp. Ugh.... so many different options here and none of them feel great (especially with winter coming). Part of me thinks that I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
Mohu makes a couple of different Leaf antennas...

Mohu makes a couple of different Leaf antennas that are rated above 40 miles. I've personally used the Leaf and had decent luck with it at that range. The picture would come in but other factors...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-21-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
I have a clearn-channel medium-gain amp located...

I have a clearn-channel medium-gain amp located on the mast. I have a fairly long run of cable (probably 100 feet) so if nothing else the amp helped with that.

The amp did two things:

- When...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks so much for the information. That's the...

Thanks so much for the information. That's the thing - I gave both directions a go with and without the amp and the difference was tremendous. When facing north I pulled in over 50 stations total. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
As for the rest of your post, that is exactly...

As for the rest of your post, that is exactly what I am looking to do. I already have pretty much everything else in place (I use Kodi/xbmc and NAS drives). The allure of crystal-clear HD is what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,622
Views: 733,993
Posted By Slump Buster
I have a clearmaster 4 and from what I've been...

I have a clearmaster 4 and from what I've been seeing in other forums there are reflectors that can be taken off of this antenna. I might give that a go before I do anything else. I've also...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Slump Buster
One more thought. Would I be better of with a...

One more thought. Would I be better of with a different antenna for this task?
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Slump Buster
Thanks so much for the great information and...

Thanks so much for the great information and links. I hate being a noob at anything but I am happy to do the leg work to get up to speed.

Yes, my real concern is only getting 4.1 and 7.1 as they...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Slump Buster
Sorry, you are right. I am trying to reach WKBW...

Sorry, you are right. I am trying to reach WKBW and WIVB. Yes, I would love to hear from an expert on that antenna. I am not aware of the reflector hack (I only recently became interested in this)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Slump Buster
Grand Island, NY: Looking to upgrade antenna

I am trying to get reception from two different locations that are about 180 degrees from each other. I am currently using a Clearmaster 4 with a titan medium-gain amp. If I point the antenna to the...
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