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So probably a stupid question. Just got mine and, well, how do you get your OTA broadcasts to the projector? Got the 110" Silver Ticket screen setup, don't buy this screen fyi...while nice I had to cut 6 holes for the snaps since they forgot, 5 of the plastic snaps broke, 1 of the rods was broke when I opened it up. All required pretty simple fixes; however, I just find it asinine you have to rig a brand new screen.

Anyways, everything is hooked up but I'm at a lost as to how to get our OTA signal to the TV. Is this what I need? I don't really need the recording aspect of it, just something to go from COAX to HDMI.
 

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So probably a stupid question. Just got mine and, well, how do you get your OTA broadcasts to the projector? Got the 110" Silver Ticket screen setup, don't buy this screen fyi...while nice I had to cut 6 holes for the snaps since they forgot, 5 of the plastic snaps broke, 1 of the rods was broke when I opened it up. All required pretty simple fixes; however, I just find it asinine you have to rig a brand new screen.

Anyways, everything is hooked up but I'm at a lost as to how to get our OTA signal to the TV. Is this what I need? I don't really need the recording aspect of it, just something to go from COAX to HDMI.
There is no built in tuner. You will need a cable or satellite box or some sort of external tuner.
 

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There is no built in tuner. You will need a cable or satellite box or some sort of external tuner.
Why? I currently have the COAX from my HD Antenna providing signal to my TV, why can't I do this with the projector, minus the lack of a coax connection?

Ahh the forums here don't change the color of the links in the post. Anyways, is this what I need?

http://www.amazon.com/Converter-Ema...p/B00IA8M3K4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

or

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-Ho..._UL160_SR160,160_&refRID=0610HH8T9JHEZH4Q50VN

I don't need the recording aspects of either.
 

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There is no built in tuner.
Just go to walmart and buy the RCA tuner for less than $50. I live in a small town where you have to live on a hill and have fringe antennas/preamps to get OTA signal, and our walmart had several.
Sigh, I guess I'm just missing what everyone is saying. I know the projector has no built in tuner, I know that. I'm asking what I need to buy. I have excellent OTA signal already, my wife wants the OTA hooked up to the projector, so I need something to convert the coax signal to HDMI to use on the projector.

Is this the RCA tuner you are talking about?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Digital-Converter-Box-with-DVR-Recording/46583029

Also, if you still live in Sonora I can relate to the lack of signal there. Used to live there when I was climbing in Yosemite a lot.
 

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Also went for the 2050 and love it.

I'm torn between a giant fixed frame screen or manual pull-down. Don't want an electric one. I live in an apartment and feel a giant fixed frame screen would look a bit odd. Any thoughts on good manual pull downs and do they still look good with the "school room" look?

Great picture though. I'm finding Vivid is where it's at for me. Just can't get into Cinema Modes on any tv or projector so far. Don't get it. Vivid just has the pop, with the skin tones slightlyyyy over, but I can easily look past that tiny detail.
 

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Sigh, I guess I'm just missing what everyone is saying. I know the projector has no built in tuner, I know that. I'm asking what I need to buy. I have excellent OTA signal already, my wife wants the OTA hooked up to the projector, so I need something to convert the coax signal to HDMI to use on the projector.

Is this the RCA tuner you are talking about?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Digital-Converter-Box-with-DVR-Recording/46583029

Also, if you still live in Sonora I can relate to the lack of signal there. Used to live there when I was climbing in Yosemite a lot.
You are on the right track including your Amazon products. Enjoy.
 

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Sigh, I guess I'm just missing what everyone is saying. I know the projector has no built in tuner, I know that. I'm asking what I need to buy. I have excellent OTA signal already, my wife wants the OTA hooked up to the projector, so I need something to convert the coax signal to HDMI to use on the projector.

Is this the RCA tuner you are talking about?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Digital-Converter-Box-with-DVR-Recording/46583029

Also, if you still live in Sonora I can relate to the lack of signal there. Used to live there when I was climbing in Yosemite a lot.
Yes that is the one. I bought it last sunday to watch some NFL football on the projector. It has HDMI out and it lets you set the resolution (I think it is at 480i by default so just push the HDMI button on the remote until it is 1080i or 720p your preference).
 

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Mounted mine today. Can't wait for the screen to arrive to better dial in the picture and cover part of the built-in bookshelfs on either side.

Installing surround sound tomorrow and we used internal speakers tonight. This is fun.
 

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Anyone having an issue with the projector turning itself on? I walked into the room and it was turning on at the same time and I was nowhere near the remote. Is there some sort of motion sensor that I don't know of??
 

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Anyone having an issue with the projector turning itself on? I walked into the room and it was turning on at the same time and I was nowhere near the remote. Is there some sort of motion sensor that I don't know of??

The joys of CEC.

It's being triggered to power on by another HDMI device in the chain. Turn that 'feature' off in the projector's settings:

Advanced --> HDMI Settings --> CEC -- 'Off'
 

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Sorry about the chair sitting in the way lol. Anyways, love my new setup. Beautiful 120 inches of gaming, movies, you name it.. I bought also a new denon s910w which is spectacular as well.. I can't get over how incredible the 2050 is, just an absolute treat to watch movies and game on.

I also bought a silver ticket and yea, thankfully it was only two but it had two slots missing from the screen, easy fix but still annoying nonetheless..

I am so happy with this setup, love it.
 

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Sorry about the chair sitting in the way lol. Anyways, love my new setup. Beautiful 120 inches of gaming, movies, you name it.. I bought also a new denon s910w which is spectacular as well.. I can't get over how incredible the 2050 is, just an absolute treat to watch movies and game on.

I also bought a silver ticket and yea, thankfully it was only two but it had two slots missing from the screen, easy fix but still annoying nonetheless..

I am so happy with this setup, love it.
Looks good. What picture settings are you using? I enabled smart Eco and it really did not degrade brightness, still looks good.
 

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Sorry about the chair sitting in the way lol. Anyways, love my new setup. Beautiful 120 inches of gaming, movies, you name it.. I bought also a new denon s910w which is spectacular as well.. I can't get over how incredible the 2050 is, just an absolute treat to watch movies and game on.

I also bought a silver ticket and yea, thankfully it was only two but it had two slots missing from the screen, easy fix but still annoying nonetheless..

I am so happy with this setup, love it.
Looks great! Any noticeable lag while playing NHL?
 

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What is the major difference when running eco mode?

Also absolutely no lag, that's why I bought this one and it has delivered on all facets for gaming! And movies obviously. It's just an incredible piece of equipment.
 

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Thought I'd share my setup. So far loving it. Just wish my projector could be further back from the screen. I'm using an electric 100" screen and it fits nicely over my existing TV stand its a little high but I do have a 1 year old who loves to touch things. The benq is amazing I am curious about the 3d. I will need to do some research to find the best glasses for my needs. Wish it came with a pair of glasses. This projector is perfect for my needs the default picture settings are fantastic not sure if adjustments are needed. I'm using smart eco and cinima mode.


Keep in mind the last pic was lights on and phone camera focused on screen. So the screen is pretty decent with lights on.
 

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^ lookin good man

I am just personally blown away by the overall performance. This has blown my mind. I'm coming from an 82 840 Mitsubishi that was incredible for me, and I was skeptical because I was so attached to my 82 and it looked so good.... This has completely destroyed my expectations, absolutely just has blown me away and makes me happy to enter the world of projectors. And what's incredible is this is only the beginning, I plan to see what's happening in the 4k projector world in a year or 2 and I can't even fathom it getting any better. But I absolutely love this, love it.
 
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