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post #361 of 488
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I was thinking the same thing. One of the reasons I like my component rack is that it not only looks good but allows for different configurations and components. SOWK, your front stage is the same for the front speakers and sub configurations. The set up looks great, must sound great and lets you easily make changes if you feel like it (so much room behind the screen). Truly well done.

I like it too. There have been many pix with and without the screen in place. Is it easy to remove or is it raised forward like on a pulley or something. Just curious because my setup is going to be somewhat the same except not as wide and I might need to get behind the screen on occasion.
post #362 of 488
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I enlist help from my Wife (fiancé at the moment). I could do it myself, but always use help to prevent damage to corners and or the screen material. Even though Seymour Center Stage XD Material is not fragile by any means, I don't want to take extra risks.

If the screen was not 150" wide (120" wide or less) it would be a lot easier and I would be comfortable moving by myself.
Edited by SOWK - 11/30/13 at 7:56am
post #363 of 488
Hi sowk
I live in Pewaukee Im looking to have my projector calibrated A JVC dla-x35 can you recommend any one in the area that is knowledgeable This is my third projector I have never had them calibrated before I have a decated theater room Any ideas Let me know My Phone # is 414_581-4143
Thanks in advance Tom
post #364 of 488
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Sent you a PM.
post #365 of 488
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Hi sowk
I live in Pewaukee Im looking to have my projector calibrated A JVC dla-x35 can you recommend any one in the area that is knowledgeable This is my third projector I have never had them calibrated before I have a decated theater room Any ideas Let me know My Phone # is 414_581-4143
Thanks in advance Tom

I have used Craig Rounds (AVS Forum: CIR-Engineering)
http://www.cir-engineering.com/

He is in Chicago and not cheap, but very good.
He was recommended by Lumagen. He also sold, installed and calibrated with Lumagen Radiance XE.


Mike
Edited by Mike_WI - 12/5/13 at 6:44am
post #366 of 488
I've used Jeff Meier from Accucal (UMR here) for my Kuro Plasma - he'll be in the area in March - and Craig Rounds for my projector as Craig lives very close to me. Both are engineers, use top notch equipment, and are great guys to boot. Money well spent and I'd highly recommend either.
post #367 of 488
SOWK calibrated my JVC RS56 himself and did an outstanding job!
post #368 of 488
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acwebs - Thank you for the compliment.


*new members have been updated on first post.*

Anyone with any new projectors they want me to update the first post with?
post #369 of 488
Anyone is SE WI have reccos on a good contractor with experience using DD, GG, channels and clip de couplers? I need to get my ceilings doen in my basement. They are drop ceiling now but I want to change them. Any PM's for this would be appreciated.
post #370 of 488
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I hope someone in the thread can help you. I unfortunately, do not have experience with this.
post #371 of 488

Yo what up, in Glendale, WI

post #372 of 488
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tgrands Theater Room:



Custom made screen frame, very comfortable setting, amazing host. Thanks again for the visit Tom.
Edited by SOWK - 12/7/13 at 10:23am
post #373 of 488
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LordJoseph: tell us about your setup?
post #374 of 488
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LordJoseph: tell us about your setup?

 

BenQ w1080st 1080p projector

Elite Cinegray 5D screen (8 feet) 

Denon AVR-X1000 receiver

Yamaha speaker system

Xbox One (or the Xbone/Xbrick as I call it)

Xbox 360

DirecTV HR-34? HD-DVR receiver

 

It's my first projector and I haven't attempted to calibrate it yet, I have the Spears and Munsil calibration blu-ray.  Also I'm swapping the screen out, I screwed up and bought a high gain screen (1.5) and it's too bright, retro-reflective, so I'm going with the Cinewhite material instead

 

So I'm pretty much a noob but do you think a darblet would be worth the investment with this projector?

post #375 of 488
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I personally think the Darblet will help any setup. Just keep it in HD mode 40 or less and your good.

It can cause to much of a processed look above 40.
post #376 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

I personally think the Darblet will help any setup. Just keep it in HD mode 40 or less and your good.

It can cause to much of a processed look above 40.

 

Well you seem to know your stuff, sounds like a good investment.

 

One other question, when I finally calibrate my projector it has this ISF advanced calibration area that requires a passcode to get into....do I need to get into that or just normal calibration?

 

Thanks advance

post #377 of 488
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You normally can calibrate right from the normal user menu.

You should not need to get into the ISF advanced calibration menu.
post #378 of 488
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Updates Incoming:

Projector:
JVC DLA-X500R

Audio Interconnect Cables:
Signal Cable Silver Resolution Reference Analog Interconnects
(For my front left and front right speaker to match the length and tonality of the Silver Resolution Reference Analog Interconnect for my new center channel.)

*This will probably be my last equipment update till a true 4K Oppo Blu-Ray Player with 4K Darbee and affordable 4K Projector come out.*
post #379 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

Updates Incoming:

Projector:
JVC DLA-X500R

Audio Interconnect Cables:
Signal Cable Silver Resolution Reference Analog Interconnects
(For my front left and front right speaker to match the length and tonality of the Silver Resolution Reference Analog Interconnect for my new center channel.)

*This will probably be my last equipment update till a true 4K Oppo Blu-Ray Player with 4K Darbee and affordable 4K Projector come out.*

You are going to be waiting 18-24mo, I am thinking the same. I'm going to wait until January to see if I should get one of these jvc projectors. At first I thought that since these will not play 4k blu rays that I should wait. However, the new 4K projectors might not be compatible with 4k blu rays and we have over a year to even see a 4k blu ray. I just want to make sure with the 4k input that it provides a better picture with 4k material than 2k with eshift 3 applied. Even Jason said the Sony 1000es doesn't show its true ability until 4k content is displayed.
post #380 of 488
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I will probably wait for a 4K input that can do 60Htz at 4:4:4.

this 4:2:0 crap is just that... Crap.
post #381 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

I will probably wait for a 4K input that can do 60Htz at 4:4:4.

this 4:2:0 crap is just that... Crap.

Also, 18Gbps chips too unlike Sony's 10.2Gbps chips
post #382 of 488
I don't quite understand the hubbub about Sony using 10.2Gbps chips. I understand to fully take advantage of the HDMI 2.0 spec we need that higher throughput rate, but Sony is a huge player in the consumer media distribution economy. They basically wrote the specs on bluray and you can bet your sweet ass they're going to have a huge, if not the proportionally largest, say on what the BD4K standard will be. With that said, I'm fairly certain they already have a VERY good idea on what the standards will be. Hence the choice to roll out the upgrade now and not wait for 18Gbps chips to come out.

I highly doubt Sony wants to double dip on spending money for another upgrade to the 1000/1100 which means the 10.2 Gbps chip inside should suffice for any major future media distribution type formats that arrive in 4K. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that those complaining about the chip choice Sony went with on the new 4K projectors are worried for no reason.
Edited by Seegs108 - 12/12/13 at 3:21pm
post #383 of 488
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

I don't quite understand the hubbub about Sony using 10.2Gbps chips. I understand to fully take advantage of the HDMI 2.0 spec we need that higher throughput rate, but Sony is a huge player in the consumer media distribution economy. They basically wrote the specs on bluray and you can bet your sweet ass they're going to have a huge, if not the proportionally largest, say on what the BD4K standard will be. With that said, I'm fairly certain they already have a VERY good idea on what the standards will be. Hence the choice to roll out the upgrade now and not wait for 18Gbps chips to come out.

I highly doubt Sony wants to double dip on spending money for another upgrade to the 1000/1100 which means the 10.2 Gbps chip inside should suffice for any major future media distribution type formats that arrive in 4K. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that those complaining about the chip choice Sony went with on the new 4K projectors are worried for no reason.

I rather wait for a 18Gbps chip or until we know what we actually need for 4k blu rays than spend $10k+ on something that might change in a year. Plus, we doesnt want the best possible? 18 is better than 10
Edited by blee0120 - 12/12/13 at 4:27pm
post #384 of 488
No it isn't unless you have sources and displays that can use it and need it. You don't need Type II HS HDMI cables for low resolutions and actually I don't need them for 50 ft runs at 4k, all I had to do was add a Lumagen HDMI/HDMI extender.
post #385 of 488
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Any other Wisconsin faithfuls going to upgrade projectors / speakers / Amps / Receivers this year?

I don't want to be the only one upgrading... lol.
post #386 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

Any other Wisconsin faithfuls going to upgrade projectors / speakers / Amps / Receivers this year?

I don't want to be the only one upgrading... lol.

I'm at the point where it's big$$$ for small gains, so I'm out till I get a new venue wink.gif
post #387 of 488
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Any other Wisconsin faithfuls going to upgrade projectors / speakers / Amps / Receivers this year?

I don't want to be the only one upgrading... lol.

I'll be completing my original build out, so I suppose that will be an upgrade of sorts smile.gif

So far, this is what it looks like for equipment.

Already purchased:
Projector - Sony VPL-HW55ES
Receiver - Denon X4000
L/R Speakers - B&W DM604S3 (existing)
Center - B&W LCR600 (existing)

Soon to be purchased:
Screen - SnapAV Dragonfly 120" 16:9 Matte White screen
Subs - Episode ES-SUB-12-300-MB 12" Powered Sub (Qty. 2)
Rear speakers - Sonance VP66R (have to be in ceiling do to room configuration)
Blu-ray/DVD source - unsure right now
HTPC - to be built yet. I have a 10TB NAS with most of my movies ripped, and use a Boxee Box in my living room as the source. I need something better for the theater/bar smile.gif

Jeff
post #388 of 488
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JeffK, you will love the end result. wink.gif
Nice set of components there.

JeffK, what format are your movies in?

MKV / ISO / or something else?
Edited by SOWK - 12/17/13 at 1:55pm
post #389 of 488
Right now most DVD's are ISOs and Blurays are 1080p mkv. The mkv's look fine on a 60" Plasma, but I may rip everything to ISO once the projector is setup and working. I'll see how it looks once I'm up and running and then go from there. I can't wait to get home from work tonight, as most of the bar cabinets should be installed smile.gif
post #390 of 488
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Think I lost my mind but bought a 600es
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