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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-23-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By steve1106
Even with the kids factored in, I still don't get...

Even with the kids factored in, I still don't get it. Both families have two kids about 3-6 in age. The house is 3,338 square feet with 4 bedrooms, living room, family room, HT (or kids' play room)...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
Brett, just in case you haven't bought the...

Brett, just in case you haven't bought the projector yet, I wanted to share this with you.


My wife and I sampled a BenQ W1070 for three hours last night (DVDs and Blu-Rays) at a co-worker's...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By steve1106
I would get the projector (put it on a stand) and...

I would get the projector (put it on a stand) and try it all the wall for few days and then pick the screen size. In my case we jumped from 92 inches to 120 to 150 to 169ish now.


I think one...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
I just used Bing to find the images of 5.1 setups...

I just used Bing to find the images of 5.1 setups and went from there. I placed the speakers at ear level (when seated) and use a sub in the front and rear.


I am a plug and play guy, so I got a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By steve1106
HT use by the next owner

I wonder how often this happens?


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=270161&thumb=1http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=270153&thumb=1


I was...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
Rather than a HTiB, a better option would be get...

Rather than a HTiB, a better option would be get a 5.1 receiver and catch speakers on sale. Newegg has a HK receiver for $150 (free shipping). I just looked at dealnews.com to see if there were any...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
So that is a $271 difference between the W1070...

So that is a $271 difference between the W1070 and the 1080ST on Amazon. You are almost at the price of the new BenQ HT1075 ($1071) or the price of a spare lamp/bulb. I think I would just use the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
I think you would be disappointed if you went...

I think you would be disappointed if you went with a smaller screen. Just use the sound bar for now and then when you upgrade the sound put the speakers to the side and the center below the image. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
Most members on this site recommend the BenQ...

Most members on this site recommend the BenQ W1070 which is in your price range. I have the cheaper less bright sister (HC2000) to the HC2030, and I have had no issues with it. The contrast and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By steve1106
I would not give up on a projector. I did a...

I would not give up on a projector. I did a seating flip in my basement and used the other wall for my screen. In your case this puts the HDMI right by the tv and you could plug the projector in...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 259
Posted By steve1106
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=155153&stc=1&d=1404962754

The left and right speakers are the P163s and the large speaker on the floor is a BIC F-12. I caught the P163s...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 259
Posted By steve1106
The Infinity P363s are $107 each on...

The Infinity P363s are $107 each on Amazon.http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419CYX-5EOL._AA160_.jpg
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By steve1106
Try a search in this site for BenQ verses Epson,...

Try a search in this site for BenQ verses Epson, and you will see a thread about the BenQ verses the HC2030. Then go to post 89 for photos of both in action.

I have the Epson HC2000 with 1600...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By steve1106
Tenthplanet, I kind of fell into the good reviews...

Tenthplanet, I kind of fell into the good reviews trap as well. I tend to only trust my ears now or someone who can personally vouch for the speakers. I still can't believe the reviews I saw for...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By steve1106
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=155225&stc=1&d=1404966643


This is the P153 verses a Energy Take One Classic speaker. The P143 would be slightly smaller but still...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By steve1106
The Yamaha RX-V375 is $219 new or $169...

The Yamaha RX-V375 is $219 new or $169 refurbished on Amazon. The Infinity P143s are on sale for $35 each so three as LCR are under a $100 or the large towers (P363s) are on sale for $107 each on...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By steve1106
You know it is funny, but I have no problem...

You know it is funny, but I have no problem turning on my Epson HC2000 for short periods. I figure if the lamp goes it is $100 to replace it and if the pj goes, it is time to get a new one. Five...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By steve1106
I think you would be better off catching a 5.1...

I think you would be better off catching a 5.1 receiver on sale ($150 to $200) and getting speakers such as the Infinity P143, or P153 or P163...or Pioneer speakers. You could catch the P153s or...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By steve1106
You are right about the larger Camp Chef screens....

You are right about the larger Camp Chef screens. They look like crap on Amazon, but with the 92 inch screen that is not an issue. It does have a crease/seam right in the middle, but it doesn't...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By steve1106
They make a bigger version of this 92 inch Camp...

They make a bigger version of this 92 inch Camp Chef...grey...front or rear projection screen.


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=159449&stc=1&d=1405281042...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By steve1106
I think several members live near you...well in...

I think several members live near you...well in terms of the DC area, so maybe someone can show you their projector/room.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By steve1106
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=155153&stc=1&d=1404962754
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=155209&stc=1&d=1404964085


This is with a cheap...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By steve1106
Okay, I was just kidding in the above post, but...

Okay, I was just kidding in the above post, but why not try a pj...beg, borrow or rent one. Try it and you might find that a combo set up of a TV and a pj work best for you. A 720p projector (400...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By steve1106
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=241042&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1409609757


Once again an image from a $350 SVGA pj on a white wall in a white room at night verses a 70 inch TV. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By steve1106
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=241042&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1409609757


Why not go with both. Projectors such as the BenQ 1070 are fairly inexpensive. The shot above is in...
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