Originally Posted by SirMaster
Thanks everyone for attending my GTG today.
I hope everyone enjoyed my place and all the conversation!
Everything worked out pretty great which is always nice when things go right.
Apparently Jimmy Johns gave me double my order
which is why there were SO many subs! But they only charged me once
Maybe next time I should allocate more time for VR as that seemed to be a big hit haha. But yeah, we got a good 2+ hours of demo scenes which was great and a lot of social time which is even better!
Thank you very much for hosting, Nick. Nicki and I had a wonderful time.
You've put together a system that works amazingly well while living within the necessary confines of an apartment. The shakers do a fine job of transmitting the bass without raising the ire of you neighbors, the surround and Atmos speakers do a solid job of adding spaciousness to the sound field, and there's no compromise at all in the visual portion of the equation, especially with the enhanced effect of the black sections that surround the screen; they really work well to pull the viewer into the picture. It was a really good blueprint of how a home theater experience is definitely doable for apartment dwellers.
I was totally unprepared for the VR demo. The tracking was spot-on, and it felt so slick and convincing I could easily image spending a ridiculous amount of time exploring the world, the whole experience seemed incredibly real and reactive, completely transformative and natural. I think I want one.
The mark of any good GTG is just how fast the time goes, and yours was no exception. It felt like we had only been there a couple of hours, and it was suddenly time to go; we were disappointed that we had to leave so soon. It would have been fun to stay for the film with the rest of the group, even if we had already seen it. It's always a treat to spend some time with a bunch of folks all sharing the same interest, and it's icing on the cake when our significant others can join in the fun. Even if they don't care much for the technical part of the hobby, it's great that they can enjoy the resulting experiences, and they always add something extra to the social aspect of the GTGs. And the bonus is that it can make the subsequent budget discussions go a little bit easier once they've experienced something new for themselves.
Thanks again for a very fun afternoon,