Some significant upgrades underway so thought I would revive the old build thread.
First, not sure why I never posted a picture of the new wider spandex screen. Went from a 92" wide 16X9 format to 112" wide constant area sized screen. Also pulled it forward about 6 inches to make room for left/right speakes in behind and to give a wider viewing angle. (Unfotunately the room is just too narrow to get a full screen shot from the viewing area.)
Well, I am sad to say that my Acer 5360 has bitten the dust. It started having intermittant fan warnings and shutting down a few weeks ago; two years and 4000 hrs on the clock.
Over the past few days that was accompanied by a terrible noise and vibration. Yesterday morning it said goodbye.
I took it apart to access both fans. There is a larger computer type fan that can be seen through the front vent and a smaller one shaped like a furnace fan deeper inside.
Both seemed to turn fine by hand, but I suspect a bushing/bearing is shot on the small one. Fan failure seems to be a common thing but not so much successful repairs. Many have tried and failed. Got a lot of enjoyment for $300/year but still sucks.
Now I'm in a dilema. Wait to see what the fall projector release holds or jump on that BenQ W1070 that seems to be getting so much attention (most of it favorable). I drug my sons 47" LCD into the theater last night and although it had a great picture the tiny size made me weep.Edited by DavidK442 - 3/26/13 at 12:19am