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It looks like I may have to send my JVC in for repairs/replacement. It has an issue on startup. It often (most of the time) takes over 5 minutes to startup. It seems to have trouble engaging the lamp. After a few minutes the lights on the front start flashing indicating an error and that continues until it does finally start. Every once in awhile It'll actually start up in a reasonable time frame. I've already tried updating to the latest firmware and replacing the lamp, but that didn't work. Contacting JVC is my last option. It sucks because otherwise I have no issues with the projector and the image is great. If I knew that this was all that was or would be wrong, then I could probably live with it, but I worry about it being an indication of other potential problems down the line.

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It looks like I may have to send my JVC in for repairs/replacement. It has an issue on startup. It often (most of the time) takes over 5 minutes to startup. It seems to have trouble engaging the lamp. After a few minutes the lights on the front start flashing indicating an error and that continues until it does finally start. Every once in awhile It'll actually start up in a reasonable time frame. I've already tried updating to the latest firmware and replacing the lamp, but that didn't work. Contacting JVC is my last option. It sucks because otherwise I have no issues with the projector and the image is great. If I knew that this was all that was or would be wrong, then I could probably live with it, but I worry about it being an indication of other potential problems down the line.
That's a bummer, did you end keeping the Panasonic or not for back up? I won't be probably get a new projector till whenever I can get my theater and basement done. Right now I am trying to get estimates for plumbing on my half bath I have ready for plumbing. I get people to look at it, but have to keep bugging them for the estimates. Good luck with the JVC.

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Swing by my place. I like to demo my gear! It’ll be fun to visit again too. I live in blue springs. About a 20 miles, or a half hour east of downtown KC.
Looks like I may have to Uber or figure something out; we aren't renting a car. Regardless, be awesome to see some of you guys! I was gonna drive myself, but then realized it's well over 12 hours... No thanks.
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That's a bummer, did you end keeping the Panasonic or not for back up? I won't be probably get a new projector till whenever I can get my theater and basement done. Right now I am trying to get estimates for plumbing on my half bath I have ready for plumbing. I get people to look at it, but have to keep bugging them for the estimates. Good luck with the JVC.
I sold it. My wife wanted the money to help pay for a used car for her daughter.

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Looks like I may have to Uber or figure something out; we aren't renting a car. Regardless, be awesome to see some of you guys! I was gonna drive myself, but then realized it's well over 12 hours... No thanks.


Just looking at rental places you can rent a small car for $20 a day in KC at the airport.

That’s probably be cheaper than Uber and you and your traveling companions could see a different theater in the area each night you are here.
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I’m selling my JVC rs400 - $1400 locally. You guys should all go in together and buy it
What light cannon will you be purchasing for that ludicrous sized screen!!??
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What light cannon will you be purchasing for that ludicrous sized screen!!??
I believe he already got a refurbished Epson 5040. I would like to that, but the boss would like that after getting a new receiver.

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I believe he already got a refurbished Epson 5040. I would like to that, but the boss would like that after getting a new receiver.


Win win!
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I sold it. My wife wanted the money to help pay for a used car for her daughter.
You should qualify for advanced replacement. So you shouldn't be out of a projector.

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Look what is coming in 2020.

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What's the best way to sell old speakers here in the KC Metro? I want to get rid of my old Polk Rti-a7's, Csi-A6, and my HSU VTF3-MK4. They are all in perfect / excellent shape. Just want them out of my office and some cash so I can pick up a new x6500h.

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What's the best way to sell old speakers here in the KC Metro? I want to get rid of my old Polk Rti-a7's, Csi-A6, and my HSU VTF3-MK4. They are all in perfect / excellent shape. Just want them out of my office and some cash so I can pick up a new x6500h.



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I know is kind of late, but I won 4 tickets from 101 The Fox to the early screening of Hobes and Shaw movie at the Cinemark Theater in Merriam, KS tomorrow, Tuesday at 7pm.

Anyone interested in going with me?

My wife can't make it.

They suggest getting there early because they sell or give away tickets more tickets then there are seats usually.

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I have to say you KC guys do all kinds of "cool things".
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I have to say you KC guys do all kinds of "cool things".
I also one tickets to a food truck festival. I just happened to call in to a radio station with the correct answer. I told my wife that knowledge of useless information could come in handy.

Right now I believe I have one other friend going with me so I have at least two other tickets available.

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Well I recommend seeing Hobes and Shaw. It was very entertaining and me go to see it again with my wife. I don't wax mr. To give anything away so don't want to get much into it. You know the basic story line kind of from the trailer. It was a good fun movie to watch IMHO.
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I found this interesting and amusing...

https://youtu.be/Jj3_R8nwy5Q
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Who wants to help me build a PC (or at least acquire parts) this weekend to take advantage of tax free weekend?

Nothing crazy, but not cheapo either. Need to use the blu-ray drives I already have to rip UHDs, possibly use it to host movies/run a plex server, and to do programming on.

My current PC is from 2007, which is fine for ripping, but it's on its last legs.

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Who wants to help me build a PC (or at least acquire parts) this weekend to take advantage of tax free weekend?

Nothing crazy, but not cheapo either. Need to use the blu-ray drives I already have to rip UHDs, possibly use it to host movies/run a plex server, and to do programming on.

My current PC is from 2007, which is fine for ripping, but it's on its last legs.
Microcenter?

I'd recommend a Ryzen 3rd gen. Motherboard brand doesn't matter much these days - just get what's inexpensive and has the features you want. The VRMs are all pretty equivalent (overkill) from what I've read on the 570x motherboards.

16GB of RAM is fine - anything more is just overkill for most folk. Faster RAM with tighter timings is very important for Ryzen's 3rd gen since the infinity fabric runs at the same speed as the ram up to like 3700MHz. IIRC. Get 3200Mhz or higher.

Make sure and get a SSD or NVME for your OS drive - that'll make the biggest difference if your current PC is from 2007. 1TB SSD drives should be less than 100 bucks.

Microcenter has a good deal on a RX 5700x graphics card (comparable or faster than Vega 64) $300 + $50 combo off when you buy a Ryzen 3rd gen Chip, and another $50 off if you buy a motherboard --- pretty sweet combo deals actually.
https://hardforum.com/threads/powerc...enter.1984740/

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Microcenter?

I'd recommend a Ryzen 3rd gen. Motherboard brand doesn't matter much these days - just get what's inexpensive and has the features you want. The VRMs are all pretty equivalent (overkill) from what I've read on the 570x motherboards.

16GB of RAM is fine - anything more is just overkill for most folk. Faster RAM with tighter timings is very important for Ryzen's 3rd gen since the infinity fabric runs at the same speed as the ram up to like 3700MHz. IIRC. Get 3200Mhz or higher.

Make sure and get a SSD or NVME for your OS drive - that'll make the biggest difference if your current PC is from 2007. 1TB SSD drives should be less than 100 bucks.

Microcenter has a good deal on a RX 5700x graphics card (comparable or faster than Vega 64) $300 + $50 combo off when you buy a Ryzen 3rd gen Chip, and another $50 off if you buy a motherboard --- pretty sweet combo deals actually.
https://hardforum.com/threads/powerc...enter.1984740/

any other specific questions?
Are there any Microcenter like stores on the missouri side? Unfortunately, KS does not participate in the tax free weekend.

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Not til you get to St. Louis. At that point you just spent any potential tax savings on gas.

I suspect at anyplace other than Microcenter you aren’t saving money buying tax free from retail over (if buying by component and assembling yourself) buying from newegg or PCpartPicker.

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How about a high/low approach?

Ebay right now + mikeLA's approach to htpc. 2 cores UnRaid, and 4 cores to virtualised htpc.

Or maybe 3 cores to htpc and 1 core for ripping two disks, while watching a movie?
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Double post PSA for Spiderman Into the Spider-verse:

As someone who cares about Audio and Video I want more experiences like this. Please go buy it! There is a gluttony of phoned in audio tracks from the likes of Disney etc so when something like this comes along it needs to get attention and accolades especially from the target audience (us). I mean can you imagine if Disney were shamed enough to actually care about the audio and deliver a track on par with Into the Spider-verse? That would be really exciting since they own so many properties. Well the entire mix is phenomenal and the specifically the surround could be the best EVAH!

I know some were put off by the artistic direction so I'm going to repost something I saw in the movie general discussion thread that could give some greater appreciation for what they were trying to accomplish. Post #12 https://www.avsforum.com/forum/44-mo...14-2018-a.html

"Boy is this a great movie and disc. Amazing PQ/AQ and the storyline was engaging and loved the remix of everything we know about Spider-Man (will be watching again soon to break down the ton of Easter eggs throughout the film). What was especially entertaining were the subtle artistic touches:very few comic book movies have ever tried to actually look like the medium that inspired them. We've got word balloons, thought bubbles, paneling. They also use Ben-Day dots to make up the characters themselves. These dots are used to create the various colors on the pages of older comic books. Here they are used for texture, but also feature prominently during the final battle between the Spider-Men and Kingpin's forces. And at first I thought my eyes were going bad but then realized the film was incorporating commonly seen off-register printing errors from older comics. Comics' colors used to be quite limited, hence everyone wearing red and blue, and the colors had to be printed one at a time, but often would end up "out of register." You can see this effect throughout the film, with reds and blues leaking out of either side of characters, especially during the earliest moments in the film. And loved the visual tribute to Jack Kirby. When Kirby would draw explosions, cosmic energy, or any kind of magic mumbo-jumbo in the Marvel universe, he would include a grouping of dots that become known as "Kirby Krackle" or "Kirby Dots." They appear throughout the film, especially when Miles lays down at the end of the film to finally relax, only to see a portal, surrounded by Kirby Krackle, opening. Been a comic book geek for 57 years, especially the artwork and the artists. Nice to see these little touches as well as nods to artists like Steve Ditko and John Romita and Erik Larsen. Plus how cool was the Comics Code Authority seal that showed up? A short historical note-in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man Nos. 96 and 97, Stan Lee chose to depict Harry Osborn taking LSD as an anti-drug statement. The CCA refused to give him approval so he just printed the comics without their stamp anyway, in a move that struck a blow large enough that the authority was essentially rendered largely without authority."

Anyway this flick has quickly become my go to for guest movie nights and most people are just floored at what is possible. It is one of the best all around audio video experiences known to man and I don't want anyone to miss it!

Here is an article https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/how-...animation.html

Here is a super cool video and interview

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I'd recommend a Ryzen 3rd gen. Motherboard brand doesn't matter much these days - just get what's inexpensive and has the features you want. The VRMs are all pretty equivalent (overkill) from what I've read on the 570x motherboards.

16GB of RAM is fine - anything more is just overkill for most folk. Faster RAM with tighter timings is very important for Ryzen's 3rd gen since the infinity fabric runs at the same speed as the ram up to like 3700MHz. IIRC. Get 3200Mhz or higher.

Make sure and get a SSD or NVME for your OS drive - that'll make the biggest difference if your current PC is from 2007. 1TB SSD drives should be less than 100 bucks.

Microcenter has a good deal on a RX 5700x graphics card (comparable or faster than Vega 64) $300 + $50 combo off when you buy a Ryzen 3rd gen Chip, and another $50 off if you buy a motherboard --- pretty sweet combo deals actually.
https://hardforum.com/threads/powerc...enter.1984740/

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I bought some stuff at MC this weekend, though I may change some of it. The 5700x was sold out, but I'm not sure I really need one that good for what I will use it for, so ended up with a cheaper, less powerful one (Nvidia 1650). This is probably the item I'm least sure about keeping (pretty sure I will not be keeping it at this point). Looking at reviews and tests and it may not be that great of a value. Got a Ryzen 7 3700x for the processor.

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I agree that Spiderman Into the Spiderverse is one of the best A/V movies I've watched in a long time. And it's a fun, feel good movie to boot.

Everyone I've shown it to has really enjoyed it. I too hope that particular animation studio is recognized for their stellar effort and will have many titles upcoming!

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2020 Kansas City Home Theater Crawl...

1)Please speak up if you want to put your name in the hat as a potential local HT demo host.

2)Sound off if you’d like to help plan and organize.

3)Any strong recommendations on timeframe?
Late Feb? March? Early April?

4)Our previous crawls were a blast! Any suggestions to make them even better?
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2020 Kansas City Home Theater Crawl...

1)Please speak up if you want to put your name in the hat as a potential local HT demo host.

2)Sound off if you’️d like to help plan and organize.

3)Any strong recommendations on timeframe?
Late Feb? March? Early April?

4)Our previous crawls were a blast! Any suggestions to make them even better?
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. More Cowbell!
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