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I want to thank David and Alan and everybody in this forum, it has been a great experience and a great oportunity to meet with other people interested in this hobby.


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Are you moving to the land of no computers or are you just giving up the hobby to catch up on some reading?
 

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Sorry to see you go, kevin. But I understand the sentiment...I was quite surprised this morning myself.
 

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I'm afraid it's just that (the forum split) that's the reason. Kevinsmith is an AE-100 owner as well. I don't personally understand why AE-100 owners are particularly upset about this. I think this change can only improve things.


I'm an LT-150 owner (hence in the below $5000 range), but I'm not complaing.


This was hopefully a great move and will further improve the relative s/n ratio in each forum.


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I don't agree at all...and I don't own a AE100. I'm a CRT guy to date and I dont remember the G90 owners getting upset with all the posts from people wanting to buy, discuss, tweak, compare, etc., their Sony 1031's they got for $500 on EBAY.


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Originally posted by Halcy
I'm afraid it's just that (the forum split) that's the reason. Kevinsmith is an AE-100 owner as well. I don't personally understand why AE-100 owners are particularly upset about this. I think this change can only improve things.


I'm an LT-150 owner (hence in the below $5000 range), but I'm not complaing.


This was hopefully a great move and will further improve the relative s/n ratio in each forum.


cheers,

Halcy
It just seemed like the delineation was between "real" HT projectors and "imitation" HT projectors. The LT150 and other business projectors are easily categorized.. they are business projectors that work really well for HT use. Everyone knows that.


THe AE100 is not a business projectors... it's designed and marketed for HT use. Sure it's the low-budget end, but it still is a HT focus projector not a business one. So how does that make the AE100, less "real" for HT use?


I don't care where the posts go, but how about using objective categories vs subjective ones. At least price is an objective category.


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I think it was done because of the post volume. Once the activity gets to a certain level it makes sense to split. Imagine how emotional this will be when the HTPC forum is split.


The CRT forum's volume isn't as high and, unfortunately, will not be growing much if at all. Digital projectors are on a massive upswing.
 

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I think it was done because of the post volume. Once the activity gets to a certain level it makes sense to split. Imagine how emotional this will be when the HTPC forum is split.


The CRT forum's volume isn't as high and, unfortunately, will not be growing much if at all. Digital projectors are on a massive upswing.
Eh, a HTPC split (if one happens) would likely be split between HW and SW.


This split makes sense too...budget is an easy enough delineation to make.


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Actually I like the split. It will be a lot easier to find posts that are of interest to me. For the most part I find the serious/veteran/experienced/discerning/affluent (take your pick) over $5000 USD MSRP users to be a pain in the arse. It will be nice not to hear "the panny AE100 is a nice little entry level projector....blah blah blah....I personally can't watch one as I can spot the screendoor from 42X the distance" Just my 2 cents folks.
 

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Would it help if we all acknowledged that the AE-100 is the greatest projector that ever lived and that all who buy it are absolutely brilliant? Indeed, many of us feel unworthy to be able to post on the same forum as the AE-100 posters. Those with AE-100's should feel honored to have a separate forum. Does that make it better?


I mean, I really don't get it. The forum split is not designed to be insulting to anyone, their projectors, or their mamas, etc. It's just designed to deal with the problems identified by Alan, the forum moderators and others. This should not be treated like such a life and death issue.
 

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smitty,

for me it's not the split that's a big deal.....it's the unkind remarks of Alan that are the insulting part. Calling AE100 projectors and their owners "cheap", using the pre-fix "sub", and pointing out that certain other "sub" projectors will go into the vaunted "over $5000" category as they are "clearly designed for HT" as though the AE100 isn't. One would have to be pretty thick-skinned not to take offence.

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The LT150s original MSRP was 6k iirc. But could still then be bough for around 3k - that was before the MSRP drop. IMO instead of MSRP it would have been a better idea to go after street price - and by that I mean common price, not special bargains (i.e. Dell deal etc).
 

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I consider the forum splittings as guidelines. I get annoyed when there are so many posts that good ones get pushed to the second or third page before I get to see them.


If someone wants to take their ball and go home over simple forum management, well, they are taking life much too seriously, IMO.
 
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