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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-15-2012, 02:32 PM
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Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by Tong...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tong Chia http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1071162/guide-to-building-a-media-storage-server/7560#post_22491362)

The Hitachi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-12-2012, 07:32 AM
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Views: 1,147,148
Posted By michaelddd
What a great thread! So much good info in one...

What a great thread! So much good info in one place. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Question: With WD and Seagate disabling TLR on their HDs (and other dastardly deeds like...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
I emailed the instructions.pdf to the email you...

I emailed the instructions.pdf to the email you sent me, jamieue147. As far as the USB drivers, there is no executable for the driver; you have to manually install it. I'm surprised XP Compatability...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jamieuk147 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333042/benq-w1200-and-w1100-thread/330#post_22184821)

Am trying to install the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-25-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 7,622
Posted By michaelddd
1. How many Blu-rays do you purchase each month?...

1. How many Blu-rays do you purchase each month? Typically b/t 1 and 4

2. Which genre of Blu-Rays do you mostly purchase? (Comedy, Drama, Horror, SciFi, Musicals, Documentaries, TV) SciFi

3....
Forum: Front Projectors Great Found Deals!   06-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By michaelddd
Nice find! Thanks for sharing w/us. This is a...

Nice find! Thanks for sharing w/us. This is a really good buy. Direct from JVC...no worries there!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
I can verify that the original user/password...

I can verify that the original user/password works for Benq's FTP site. Weird site they've got...sometimes it works, sometimes not. I guess it's good that they at least HAVE a site to get FW from....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,898
Posted By michaelddd
You're the luckiest man in the world if you have...

You're the luckiest man in the world if you have a wife "that really wants a 3D theater." http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif So jealous.

It's great that you have a dedicated HT...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Thanks for the tip on contrast, coderguy; I...

Thanks for the tip on contrast, coderguy; I didn't know that putting the PJ further back will get me better contrast. It's probably going to wind up further back anyway (12+ feet) as the (massive)...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by coderguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1333042/benq-w1200-and-w1100-thread/300#post_22107647)

@michael
The closer you mount...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By michaelddd
Lcos gets you everything, basically. But they...

Lcos gets you everything, basically. But they start at $3k and quickly go up from there.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By michaelddd
The 1100 and 1200 are very closely related. They...

The 1100 and 1200 are very closely related. They have the same hardware (AFAIK) but the software is a lot different. The 1100 is mainly a business projector. Bright and meant to be used for...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Just watched about 30 mins of Green Lantern on...

Just watched about 30 mins of Green Lantern on BR (thrown on my textured white wall) and played around with the settings a little bit. Set it to Econo lamp mode and Cinema mode....it definitely...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
I successfully flashed to v1.05, the latest...

I successfully flashed to v1.05, the latest available on the Benq site. Being that I haven't hooked up any video sources yet I can't say what's different. However, I do feel much better with the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Nothing to see here. Nothing at all....

Nothing to see here. Nothing at all. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/cool.gif User: benq Pword: password

There is nothing but noiseThere is nothing but noiseThere is nothing but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Bah. Firmware is v1.03. Powers up just fine, can...

Bah. Firmware is v1.03. Powers up just fine, can get through menus. Has a nice "graph paper" test pattern built right into the menu and it has it's own button on the remote! Very handy for setting...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
I just unpacked my W1200. Wont' get to test it...

I just unpacked my W1200. Wont' get to test it out (just a basic test to check for anything obvious) until the weekend though. One small disappointment right off the bat. Though it's brand new, it's...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 72,130
Posted By michaelddd
Just for grins I tried logging in via the...

Just for grins I tried logging in via the Command Line. Tried with the username/pword above and anonymously. Zilch.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By michaelddd
I'm no screen guru, but screens can get very...

I'm no screen guru, but screens can get very expensive. You can get a basic, 100" 16:9 pull down screen for $200-ish. If you start to get into the higher-gain screens it gets expensive very quickly....
Forum: Display Calibration   06-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 524,153
Posted By michaelddd
Curious about something: Is it illegal to post...

Curious about something: Is it illegal to post service menu codes? I don't see too many actually posted in this thread and lots of "PM me the code" messages. What gives?...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By michaelddd
Ah, another pending convert! Excellent!...

Ah, another pending convert! Excellent! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

These are my suggestions and opinions. Others will chime in.

Getting into PJs requires a bit of a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-06-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By michaelddd
Being that you've already changed the lamp and...

Being that you've already changed the lamp and filter (with genuine Panny parts, no less), that eliminates the two most likely culprits. You mentioned "power entry module "; is that a known issue...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By michaelddd
Quick answer based on your usage: Viewsonic...

Quick answer based on your usage: Viewsonic Pro8200. It's right at your spending limit. It's a light cannon and will have no problem blasting a bright, colorful image on your wall, during the day.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-04-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By michaelddd
Not sure if I understand what you're saying...

Not sure if I understand what you're saying here:

Quote:

iam looking for a projector mount looking for something that does require add on to attacth to the projector


You mean like an...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-04-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 250,012
Posted By michaelddd
The HC4000 is an awesome, dedicated HT PJ. In...

The HC4000 is an awesome, dedicated HT PJ. In that setting it's pretty much unbeatable in it's price range and why I was going to buy one.

But I don't have a dedicated HT room ATM (unfortunately)...
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