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post #1 of 11
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Does anyone uses better quality power cord (e.g. from Harmonic Tech/ PS Audio) other than the standard supplied cord?

Would it help to improve the performance of the panny?


Cheers,
humyt
post #2 of 11
A lot of people are getting a power cord from radio shak that has a ground wire in it, just for peace of mind.
post #3 of 11
I have never understood the concept of expensive power cords. You have the power coming from who knows where, then through your breaker box, then over about a hundred feet of wire. What possible difference could the last couple of feet make, unless possibly you did some kind of power conditioning. Now burning in power cords is another story.....
post #4 of 11
Jonmx,

Go post that in the Tweaks and DIY forum and drop the words "DBT" and "ABX" randomly in your sentence.

Then wait for the flame mail and DoS attacks to begin :)
post #5 of 11
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Originally posted by Namlemez
Jonmx,

Go post that in the Tweaks and DIY forum and drop the words "DBT" and "ABX" randomly in your sentence.

Do you think I have stupid written across my forehead.
post #6 of 11
There is no improvement for me to notice it. Even my 3 gun projector with a DIY Belden power chord cause no visible difference. But for peace of mind and low cost, why not?

Save the money for the video cables instead.

CH Yeow
post #7 of 11
What are folks out there doing for extensions? I'm looking at ceiling-mounting the AE100 (when I finally buy it), and can either run a cable across the ceiling, down the wall and around the room to my power conditioner, or I could rig it up to the power from the ceiling light ficture that's up there. That means I could power the PJ on/off with the room's light switch, which would be kinda cool. Any thoughts?

-Mike...
post #8 of 11
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Originally posted by mike_decock
That means I could power the PJ on/off with the room's light switch, which would be kinda cool. Any thoughts?

-Mike...
I'd be a little cautious about doing that. Someone that doesn't know how you've got things rigged could walk by and flip the switch while the pj's on. Which would mean your pj shuts off without cooling down first. That would not be good.

I'd be curious as to what people are doing here too. I'm thinking of running the power cord up into the ceiling, then running one of those orange outdoor extension cords to an outlet that's up in the attic. Maybe with a surge protector in between. Would there be any problems with that scenario?
post #9 of 11
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Originally posted by bobbyt


I'd be a little cautious about doing that. Someone that doesn't know how you've got things rigged could walk by and flip the switch while the pj's on. Which would mean your pj shuts off without cooling down first. That would not be good.
Thanks for the heads up on that! I'm new to projectors and didn't know about needing to let it cool down, although it makes perfect sense. I could always disable the switch and wire it permanently "on". It just seems like the easiest place to get power rather than running it around the whole room. I live in an apartment so I don't have the option of running things through the walls/ceilings right now :( . I'm just gonna have to break down and buy a house so I can do my HT right :D.

-Mike...
post #10 of 11
Yes, wiring it to a switch will result in your $400 bulb cracking. Turning a projector off by removing power and then back on will cause damage. I had a fairly new bulb (400 hours) crack on me when I was doing some setup work because I did not want to wait 5 minutes until the bulb cooled down before I turned it back on. An expensive lesson.
post #11 of 11
I have mine wired to a switch which I've heiiden behind the curtain to one of the windows. It's invisible and so is the wire except for the last 2m in the ceiling.

It's no problem, just make sure you let the projector cool down (untill the fan stops) before you switch it off.


Tor Arne
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