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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-18-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 423
Posted By rekbones
3) VLC has configurable and unobtrusive playback...

3) VLC has configurable and unobtrusive playback bar. On Kodi this bar takes nearly 1/4 of the screen height with all the Dolby-SD-etc info and stupid poster - stupid because I'm already running the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-01-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By rekbones
If you were happy with the projector before it...

If you were happy with the projector before it failed then I guess it might be worth it too you to fix it as you would need to pay $700 + for something new and better. Of course you are still getting...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By rekbones
The damage was not caused by a surge, it was a...

The damage was not caused by a surge, it was a very common near strike causing static voltage to travel through many of the wires in the home. This type of damage is unavoidable unless you disconnect...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 647
Posted By rekbones
The 5020 needs to be a min 9'9" from the front of...

The 5020 needs to be a min 9'9" from the front of the lens for a 100" screen. If its 11' from the back of the shelf your cutting it close because the body of the projector is larger plus room for...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-29-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By rekbones
I believe the Harmony Hub can control the Amazon...

I believe the Harmony Hub can control the Amazon fire stick with Blue tooth. The Direct TV RF I believe is proprietary but I think it has an IR option but don't quote me. So any of the newer...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   07-29-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By rekbones
Very large thread on that very subject....

Very large thread on that very subject. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/191-3d-displays/1448720-benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses.html
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   07-29-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By rekbones
You just need a video card that supports HDMI 1.4.

You just need a video card that supports HDMI 1.4.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By rekbones
It is possible that their is a fuse but it will...

It is possible that their is a fuse but it will be soldiered to the PS circuit board. Generally if these fuses fail its due to a shorted internal component and just replacing it will cause it to just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-28-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 647
Posted By rekbones
Of course you can calibrate it at any time. In...

Of course you can calibrate it at any time. In projectors the bulb will dim rapidly up to about 500 hrs then settle down and not change its characteristics for most of its remaining usable life so...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-28-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By rekbones
With not knowing what kind of room you plan to...

With not knowing what kind of room you plan to put the projector in or how you plan to use it, it is impossible to make any recommendations. If you are only watching movies in a blacked out bat cave...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-28-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 647
Posted By rekbones
Not really, they are virtually the same projector...

Not really, they are virtually the same projector where the 3050 is calibrated out of the factory. You can't do an accurate calibration on a projector until the bulb dims at about 500hr so is it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By rekbones
A simple explanation of how multiple channels are...

A simple explanation of how multiple channels are derived form two discrete channels is if the audio signal is identical in both the left and right channels then it is sent to the center channel,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-27-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 647
Posted By rekbones
From your brief description the BenQ 2050 is what...

From your brief description the BenQ 2050 is what I would highly recommend. For a 100" screen it needs to be mounted between 8'4" to 10'11" so it is in the perfect throw range. Ignore the brightness...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-27-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By rekbones
I am sure its a proprietary RF signal so with out...

I am sure its a proprietary RF signal so with out some major re-engineering I sure there is nothing you can do.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By rekbones
AAC is just 2 channel stereo and the processor...

AAC is just 2 channel stereo and the processor must create the other channels as in Dolby Pro logic. AC3 is the lowest discrete format for true surround sound. Most of your highly compressed movie...
Forum: Screens   07-26-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 574
Posted By rekbones
People complain that 3D is not worth it because...

People complain that 3D is not worth it because they have to wear 3D glasses the size and weight of sun glasses, can you see the complaints from large VR gear that blocks all outside perception. My...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-26-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By rekbones
If the replacement lamp is a genuine Panasonic...

If the replacement lamp is a genuine Panasonic OEM replacement lamp and the projector has no other issues like burnt optics, panel aliment issues or dust blobs then its a good buy. That's a lot of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-22-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By rekbones
You have a HDMI hand shake issue and the first...

You have a HDMI hand shake issue and the first suspect is the HDMI cable from receiver to projector. Of course other things can cause this so you need to eliminate each component one at a time to...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-22-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,464
Posted By rekbones
Saw it this morning IMAX 3D. Was not very...

Saw it this morning IMAX 3D. Was not very impressed, I enjoyed Into Darkness much more. Story was just average as was the action. 3D was almost non existent except for the end credits that were...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-22-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By rekbones
I do exactly that but using the physical lens...

I do exactly that but using the physical lens shift on my Mitsubishi projector. I just attached a DC geared motor to the lens shift knob. I made a drop down shade using velvet on a roller powered...
Forum: 3D Content   07-21-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By rekbones
I had ATT Uverse that was taken over by Frontier...

I had ATT Uverse that was taken over by Frontier Starz 3D disapeared, don't know about HBO as I was unsubscribed but assume the same. Frontier had many issues but most were resolved but don't expect...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-20-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By rekbones
Its the opinion of most on this forum that the...

Its the opinion of most on this forum that the BenQ 2050 is the best under $1000 projector on the market. That said many other factors come into play as in placement flexibility,RBE sensitivity from...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-18-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By rekbones
Its an old 800x600 native data projector and has...

Its an old 800x600 native data projector and has virtually no used value even if it was working properly. So I highly recommend just replacing it. Just tell us what your willing to spend if you want...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-18-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By rekbones
I just saw a post above for a Epson refurb 5020...

I just saw a post above for a Epson refurb 5020 for $1000 would make an excellent replacement if that's the kind of budget your looking for. Take a look a EBay or other classifieds to see what used...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-15-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By rekbones
The aspect ratio of the projector is 16:9 and you...

The aspect ratio of the projector is 16:9 and you can't change it. Some projectors have a setting for an A lens that will stretch a 2:35 image to fill the 16:9 display that will then be stretched to...
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