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I watch 3 - 5 movies a week right now. I'm watching as many as I can. With an RS4500 and a Denon X8500H and a 9.4.4 Martin Logan ( SVS subs ) Atmos system, there's nowhere left to upgrade right now.

Sound? Yeah, you have plenty of room to upgrade. Do you want to or need to? Not really.


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I never run out of stuff to watch. Tonight " Mission Impossible Mondays " start in my theater, with MI1 on 4K Blu-ray. Going to watch each one in order on 4K every Monday. Got friends coming to watch Prometheus on 4K Wed. And End Of Watch on Blu-ray Friday.


I don’t either my collection of 4k UHD is 215 and still growing . I think i still have more blu ray’s though.


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Sorry... I disagree with the sentiment of this thread. Anybody here is free to check out or pause their participation and go enjoy whatever they want when they want. For those of us who wish to continue participating in this forum, go at it and go at it hard. We don't learn unless we nit-pick the heck out of things. Besides, some of us are still waiting for our NX7 pre-orders from back in October. Yeah... still hasn't arrived yet.

I learned so much by reading these forums while waiting. I'm able to separate the BS from the truth. It's pretty clear. When my hardware arrives I'll put the finishing touches on my theater, share some photos, and probably disappear for a good long while. That is, as long as everything works as intended.
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But make sure it is a JVC if you plan on really enjoying the movie....
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But make sure it is a JVC if you plan on really enjoying the movie....
Unless it's Planet Earth or the news or sports, sounds about right
I was even bothered by the news at times on a DLP, due to a few dark scenes

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Yep!!! 100% agree..... People have become so dependant/obsessed with mobile phones they have forgotten what "Life" is about!!

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I live in a remote area, so mobile phone coverage is problematic .

I was sitting at the local town Bakery having lunch one weekend and some "Tourist,s " pulled up in their car.....the diver got out and was looking rather distressed and flustered ...
I noticed his distressed state and was about to ask if he needed any help.
At that moment i noticed he had a mobile phone in his hand and heard him comment to his wife,

"There is no coverage.....we will have to turn around and go back!! "

WTF!!!! i thought to myself....... they all got back in the car a precoded to go BACK the way they came!!!! just because there was NO MOBILE COVERAGE!!

My God!!!! we used to drive without ANY form of phone coverage.... whether it be local OR into the outback!!!!

OH how times have changed..

This is my playground during the spring ,summer and fall seasons , I guarantee there is no cell phone coverage and that's exactly why I'm there . Now that said I do have a Spot device for emergencies , my aircraft has a ELT . I communicate when I need to otherwise I'm totally off grid . No theater here ,but a great cup of coffee and the backdrop is all I need . My wife also argues a book is better than the theater anyway, for sure screen size, contrast and color platelet don't have to be considered, it's a tad cheaper and very portable .
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This is my playground during the spring ,summer and fall seasons , I guarantee there is no cell phone coverage and that's exactly why I'm there . Now that said I do have a Spot device for emergencies , my aircraft has a ELT . I communicate when I need to otherwise I'm totally off grid . No theater here ,but a great cup of coffee and the backdrop is all I need . My wife also argues a book is better than the theater anyway, for sure screen size, contrast and color platelet don't have to be considered, it's a tad cheaper and very portable .
That is actually pretty amazing landscape, what do you fly?

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That is actually pretty amazing landscape, what do you fly?

I fly a highly modified Cessna 172 on floats . It's in the owner maintenance category so I do all my own maintenance , have highly modified the aircraft so it performs like no other . By performance I mean take-off ( from water) climb (S.T.O.L) performance.



It has a larger engine, experimental prop, larger floats, Sportsman STOL kit, extended wings, gap seals, V.G's, electronic magnetos , powerflow 4 into 1 exhaust , bush seats, and full Garmin glass instruments with autopilot .
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I fly a highly modified Cessna 172 on floats . It's in the owner maintenance category so I do all my own maintenance , have highly modified the aircraft so it performs like no other . By performance I mean take-off ( from water) climb (S.T.O.L) performance.



It has a larger engine, experimental prop, larger floats, Sportsman STOL kit, extended wings, gap seals, V.G's, electronic magnetos , powerflow 4 into 1 exhaust , bush seats, and full Garmin glass instruments with autopilot .
That's pretty awesome. My uncle flies light aerobatic aircraft, he's part owner of redbaron.com.au. I've been up in some pretty fun planes. They have some Extra 200 and 300s now and do aerobatic shows around the world. Always wanted to learn but it's probably a bit late for me.

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I saw the Avenger's End Game at a local independant theater. There were dead pixels in the middle of the screen, the left hand border was flush at the bottom and maybe 8-10 inches at the top, black floor and contrast were horrible and I have a DLP projector. I pointed this all out to the family and they all told me to keep it to myself, eat my popcorn, and enjoy the movie. After the movie got going I forgot about the "issues". Now to learn to do that at home...

That list of issues is way too much for me to ever look beyond. I just hire ChadB and I then I can forget about all the tech issues.

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As a kid all we had were landlines and only one rotary phone in the house connected to the wall in the kitchen it was a party line with a couple neighbors. The phone would ring and my dad sitting next to it and my mother would tell him to answer it. He would say I had the phone put in for my benefit not whoever is calling us benefit.

To this day I consider the phone ringing a request, not a demand.
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I fly a highly modified Cessna 172 on floats . It's in the owner maintenance category so I do all my own maintenance , have highly modified the aircraft so it performs like no other . By performance I mean take-off ( from water) climb (S.T.O.L) performance.



It has a larger engine, experimental prop, larger floats, Sportsman STOL kit, extended wings, gap seals, V.G's, electronic magnetos , powerflow 4 into 1 exhaust , bush seats, and full Garmin glass instruments with autopilot .
I feel like I would trade my theater for outdoor scenery like this.
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That's pretty awesome. My uncle flies light aerobatic aircraft, he's part owner of redbaron.com.au. I've been up in some pretty fun planes. They have some Extra 200 and 300s now and do aerobatic shows around the world. Always wanted to learn but it's probably a bit late for me.

I built a Taylorcraft in the 90's , it could do some light aerobatics , I didn't build the short wing version so I had to limit the maneuvers I could do . 8 years and 2500 hours of my time went into that aircraft, but I trusted all my work, I put almost 500 hours of flight time on that one before trading it for the 172 which I then personally modified . Would love to have access to a Extra 300 those are the ultimate personal aerobatic aircraft. As a model I flew hundreds of hours on a 1/4 scale version , could fly inverted figure eights at 10 ft off the deck all day long where any slight hiccup resulted in a crash . I may still have one some day although a Vans RV 7 is a more likely candidate. When I retire in a few years I may buy a kit and build during the winter months , could likely finish in one season .



Never to old to get a license although it isn't cheap either and unless you own , renting is very expensive. Start off with a ultralight, they do 90% of what most people want and that is to get airborne. If the rules in Auz are like they are here a sport license is half the price , medicals only require a family doctor and you can still fly aircraft up to 2500lb gross weight as I understand . I'll fly until I die or they take my license for some medical reason, then I'll fly ultralights, it's just too much fun .
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I feel like I would trade my theater for outdoor scenery like this.

I have access to some of the best fishing and other back country adventures as good as anywhere on the planet. Even better I live in the middle of all this and can access within 10 minutes and have no restrictions about where I can or cannot go . Hiking
hunting, fishing and mostly photography in the back country is what I do, the weather however is not the best, so I only have access summer time , spring and fall, 5 months are a right off . Once I retire, I'm adding skis to the aircraft for winter , and since I now live full time at the lake, I can be in the air within minutes , the hanger is on my property, I'm very fortunate indeed.

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Since were on aircraft.. A good friend of mine has his own Aircraft Business here.... He flies a Dromader fire bomber during fire season here in Aus . He has business Aircraft but also has "Toys" ...one being his Bell Jet Ranger..

Anyway a few "Aircraft " Pics and some pics of "MY' backyard... "Alpine Country"
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I have access to some of the best fishing and other back country adventures as good as anywhere on the planet. Even better I live in the middle of all this and can access within 10 minutes and have no restrictions about where I can or cannot go . Hiking
hunting, fishing and mostly photography in the back country is what I do, the weather however is not the best, so I only have access summer time , spring and fall, 5 months are a right off . Once I retire, I'm adding skis to the aircraft for winter , and since I now live full time at the lake, I can be in the air within minutes , the hanger is on my property, I'm very fortunate indeed.
That is the dream. Having a float plane and unrestricted access to so much water... I would be fishing every day. I have had a handful of friends tell me about how great the fishing is up there. A family friend had a place up in BC for flyfishing, he said it was the best fishing hes ever experienced in his life. He recently sold it to fund the rest of his retired life tho.
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There is much better outdoor scenery in CA than Riverside. Come up north. You can have great scenery and a theater !
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There is much better outdoor scenery in CA than Riverside. Come up north. You can have great scenery and a theater !
Been up North plenty. Had friends who attended Stanford, was up there plenty. It is gorgeous up there, but IMO so incredibly overpriced thanks to tech companies.

My favorite places I have ever been are Seattle, Alaska, and Utah though. Great outdoor scenery, and purely IMO much more cost efficient living.

I wont debate that Riverside is definitely NOT a scenic area though haha. You will never hear me convincing anyone to move down to Southern California because of its scenery.
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I watch the specs of my equipment, so how am I going to get any enjoyment sticking to the movie??
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That list of issues is way too much for me to ever look beyond. I just hire ChadB and I then I can forget about all the tech issues.
I have learned to bit my tongue, before and during the movie. I wait until the end credits are rolling and then complain.
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I have learned to bit my tongue, before and during the movie. I wait until the end credits are rolling and then complain.
When I see a movie in a commercial theater I already know I am going to have a significantly worse time than if I watched it at home in my own theater. in my personal cinema the sound and video quality is going to be better, and there wont be 2-200 rude people mumbling to eachother, checking their cellphones, rustling their plastic candy bags, or struggling to breath as they shovel handfuls of popcorn into their faces, or kids who cant sit still... ugh

the last 4-5 movie experiences in commercial cinemas have been AWFUL. People are so rude and commercial cinemas have given up trying to enforce any kind of rules regarding audiences. Im only seeing a movie in theater so I can see it before other people spoil it for me, or something ive been greatly anticipating.

I would pay an extra 20$ per trip, for a theater that would allow me to bring in my own surround sound noise counseling headphones, just so I wouldnt have to hear all the rude people disrupting the entire film.

100% I am going to look into creating a startup that will basically put some sort of Audio transmitter in all theaters on all projection systems, so that I can connect to the audio with either bluetooth headset or through my phone, so I can just bring my own headphones.

During infinity war I had the pleasure of sitting next to a family, who halfway through the movie, the dad got up and went and sat in a different seat away from his family, to escape all the noise and talking from his own children. I have never wanted to push over a child as much as the kid who refused to sit in a seat the entire film.
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You have to go in the morning on the off-days. Last time I went there was 5 people in the theater.

The picture was actually fairly good, except for the giant GREEN EXIT signs, which were so ridiculous.
I don't know what kind of projector it was, but it was very sharp and had decent contrast (for the room brightness anyhow).

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When I see a movie in a commercial theater I already know I am going to have a significantly worse time than if I watched it at home in my own theater. in my personal cinema the sound and video quality is going to be better, and there wont be 2-200 rude people mumbling to eachother, checking their cellphones, rustling their plastic candy bags, or struggling to breath as they shovel handfuls of popcorn into their faces, or kids who cant sit still... ugh

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As of late Browsing / Reading the many, many, many, differing opinions on what constitutes a "Good" projector can be frustrating and tiring ....

How about being very " Daring" and taking some time to sit down in your own environment with "Whatever" projector you have and just ENJOY a good movie!!

I know , iknow .....its a CRAZY notion.....but ya never know......you just might like it!!!
Gee, I must be confused. I thought the Primary purpose of projectors. was to compare one against each other, figure out the smallest differences visible with one's nose almost pressed against the screen and argue till kingdom come. Of course ignoring that 90% of the differences would be hard pressed to see on moving images from ones viewing distance.

Novel idea woofer, I'm going to give your idea a whirl.......
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When I see a movie in a commercial theater I already know I am going to have a significantly worse time than if I watched it at home in my own theater. in my personal cinema the sound and video quality is going to be better, and there wont be 2-200 rude people mumbling to eachother, checking their cellphones, rustling their plastic candy bags, or struggling to breath as they shovel handfuls of popcorn into their faces, or kids who cant sit still... ugh

the last 4-5 movie experiences in commercial cinemas have been AWFUL. People are so rude and commercial cinemas have given up trying to enforce any kind of rules regarding audiences. Im only seeing a movie in theater so I can see it before other people spoil it for me, or something ive been greatly anticipating.

I would pay an extra 20$ per trip, for a theater that would allow me to bring in my own surround sound noise counseling headphones, just so I wouldnt have to hear all the rude people disrupting the entire film.

100% I am going to look into creating a startup that will basically put some sort of Audio transmitter in all theaters on all projection systems, so that I can connect to the audio with either bluetooth headset or through my phone, so I can just bring my own headphones.

During infinity war I had the pleasure of sitting next to a family, who halfway through the movie, the dad got up and went and sat in a different seat away from his family, to escape all the noise and talking from his own children. I have never wanted to push over a child as much as the kid who refused to sit in a seat the entire film.

I haven't been to a commercial theater in 10 years for all these reasons. You will never control "all" the audience in a 400 seat theater, regardless of rules there will always be constant distractions. The only fix for those that are sensitive is a home theater, once you have a great setup there is no going back to a commercial theater. I feel fortunate to be able to have a great home theater setup ( well,almost) otherwise I'd have to put up with the distractions of a commercial theater like everyone else .



But to topic I can only imagine how many faces would be lit up with a cell phone screen in a theater. When I host my own kids and their friends ( 20-30 age group) 50% of the time one or the other is texting during the movie , very infuriating they cannot turn it off for a couple of hours .
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Up where I'm at people and kids must be more polite, I don't remember anyone's cell phone going off or constant noise from people talking or bratty kids, but that was when Cars 2 was released, but I don't think things have changed much.


What I find intolerable about theaters, is that they are uncomfortable, I can't stop the film and use the washroom or walk around for a bit because my ass is so sore from sitting too long.
After watching Avatar for the first time in a theatre, it was quite difficult to get up off the seat, even my legs were cramping up a bit.
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I haven't been to a movie theater in 6 or so years, they still exist? Personally, I haven't had the need to watch the movie immediately when it was exclusively available in the movie theaters, not to mention there are very few good movies out of Hollywood in recent years. The notion also that movie theater is dying and I don't disagree that it certainly looking that way, especially if they loose exclusivity eventually

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Up where I'm at people and kids must be more polite, I don't remember anyone's cell phone going off or constant noise from people talking or bratty kids, but that was when Cars 2 was released, but I don't think things have changed much.


What I find intolerable about theaters, is that they are uncomfortable, I can't stop the film and use the washroom or walk around for a bit because my ass is so sore from sitting too long.
After watching Avatar for the first time in a theatre, it was quite difficult to get up off the seat, even my legs were cramping up a bit.
I was just thinking this as I was reading the thread. I have not had any issues with phones or noisy teenagers at the movie theaters. A lot of talking occurs prior to the movie starting (and I always wonder if they are going to quiet down), and then people only seem to react to the movie. Generally, the only person I notice talking during a film is myself whispering something to my wife. That being said, I generally wait until a movie has been released for a couple of weeks before seeing it. Since I basically only listen to jazz and classical music on the radio, I don't have to worry about radio hosts giving away a movie. I avoid all articles and discussions until I have seen it (I'm still 2 episodes behind GoT and have not seen end game, although that should change this weekend).

The last film I saw in the States was in NJ, Avatar in 3D. I did not care much for the experience because the projector at the theater lacked to lumens to give a fully satisfactory 3D experience. I have not seen movie in the USA since. In the past few yrs I have limited my movie theater visits to action/science fiction movies, which have a higher proportion of young adults and older teenagers; but can honestly state the experience has been positive.

All this blabbering is to reiterate a common refrain we Canadians like to brag about, Canadians are a pleasant and considerate bunch
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These are not fancy aerial photos, but I think they get the job done, however they don't do the experience justice !


They are from one small section of the Cowichan River here on Vancouver Island.
The trail winds in amongst the trees for around 3.5 km and connects one old abandoned railway bed to another which supplied the only access to the Youbou saw mill at one time.
The Youbou Mill which was in operation for over 100 years was closed down in 2000 due to the lack of old growth supply of trees and the cost to upgrade the mill.


The water in the river is prime spawning beds for salmon, it's so clear in looks like glass !
The smell of the forest, the sound of the wind rustling in the trees and the birds; the water rushing over the rocks; it's so apart from what we are used to, it's quite magical !


The trail is not very well known, there's hardly any people around, one feels like that you're the first one to be there !
On a busy day you may run into 2 or 3 others at most...
For the most part, there's nobody around...






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They should make more Sci Fi movies, seems like not many good ones lately.
I tend to avoid horror based Sci Fi, but maybe I'll have to stretch my viewing.

I watch all different genres, but there seems to just be a lack of Sci Fi lately at Redbox
There's some, but I agree they're few. A good one I rented a few weeks ago from Redbox was called Jonathan.

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