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Thanks Immortal! But I think maybe you have the column issue mixed up with another thread? (Steve's?)
 

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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte /forum/post/20707936


Thanks Immortal! But I think maybe you have the column issue mixed up with another thread? (Steve's?)

Oops. That's what I get for doing the late night reads.
 

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I'm on PS3. Sorry. Thought you guys were too.



I thought the Black Ops campaign was pretty good. A bit wierd, but good.


I'll let you know on RDR. It's got stellar reviews, even still.

Tony, it takes those of us with discerning taste to stick to the PS3.


I liked RDR, played the whole single campaign, and the online. online was a little frustrating, as you would be trying something, and someone would come along and kill you. We mainly played in a large group so we could defend the others who were trying to accomplish the tasks of getting a high wanted count or a long time wanted without dying. Then we would give the kill to a friend so they could get the achievements for killing someone with a high wanted count.


Of course I loved when someone would come in and attack me, then I would chase them all over the map killing them and keeping them from accomplishing anything until they gave up and went to a different server.


As for what is next, I am waiting for Battlefield 3 in November, and may skip MW3 completely.
 

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^^ PS3 isnt bad if you dont mind the occasional hacker and all.....lol
 

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Thanks Razal!


Finally got around to watching Tron last night. Lots of fun, holy cow there's a ton of LFE content in it, and the surround effects are really nice, and some of the surround was more full range than the usual fare. I was only listening at like -15, and it had huge impact - can't imagine how people can watch at reference, -15 to -10 feels like the soffits are going to come down on my head.


Ordered a Behringer ECM8000 mic and Audio Buddy preamp, so I can take some full range measurements, and see where I am as far as acoustic treatments need.
 

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I use the PS3 because it saved a few bucks over buying a separate gaming console. I game a total of about 80 hours a year. One or two campaign games and some time online.


Michael, thanks for the tips on RDR. I'm looking forward to it! I hear the campaign is on par with Uncharted 2, which I feel played better than most movies! One of my favorite ever entertainment experiences.
 

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Hey Brad! Sorry I am late to the party but that screen looks awesome! Love it! The screen shots look really impressive too!
 

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It was the 105, the first (square) one. The other one will work too, just looked kind of funny to me.


And thanks Ben!
 

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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte /forum/post/20724426


It was the 105, the first (square) one. The other one will work too, just looked kind of funny to me.


And thanks Ben!

Well, I ordered the funny one.


Thanks for dissing my funky (and 4x cheaper) choice.




hehateme- don't let Brad talk you out of sensible puchasing options.
 

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I meant to say they're both lovely, but I chose the square one because it costs more, and everyone knows things that cost more are better.
 

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I meant to say they're both lovely, but I chose the square one because it costs more, and everyone knows things that cost more are better.


Man card! Give it here!
 

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Sweet Home Theater Room...........


Been looking up info for our new HDTV purchase, and have come across HT threads along the way. I had to comment on this one. I'd would use your HTR as inspiration if I ever build one, it's nice. Thanks for documenting it for us.
 

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I meant to say they're both lovely,.....

Lovely. Lovely? Lovely! What in the #$^% is going on here? Sorry man but it has to be done.




You CAN get it back, you just need to refrain from ever saying Lovely again.....ever! You are on double secret squirrel probation buddy boy!




Regards,


RTROSE
 

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I'd would use your HTR as inspiration if I ever build one, it's nice. Thanks for documenting it for us.

Thanks Bama, I appreciate it!

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Man card! Give it here!
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You CAN get it back, you just need to refrain from ever saying Lovely again.....ever! You are on double secret squirrel probation buddy boy!

Damn, I forget to add a
and I get jumped by The Man Show!


Besides, I meant to say they're cute and stylish, and accidentally said lovely.
 

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I have a seymourAV XD 120" wide x 50" tall 2.40:1 screen that I need to choose a projector for, doing poor man's CIH like you. Are you happy with the Panasonic on such a large screen in widescreen mode? I'd love to go with the Panasonic for the ease of use, but I've been warned by calibrators that it won't be bright enough. Are you watching in Cinema mode? I've been pointed towards projectors like the W6000, CF181D, H5082, and even the HD250 and 8700 over the Panasonic for brightness in best modes. Have you had a chance to demo any other projectors side by side in there? Awesome job on the theater. Looks really, really nice. Thanks. Zac.
 

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Read the whole thread,including the Screen assembly & the manual masking system by Deewan, man did you take on a mother of a project, it definitely should be in CEPRO!

I'm helping a friend with a HT, leaning towards painting the screen with a Maxx Mudd formula from the DIY screen forum, but the Seymour/Jamestown is tempting. Question: If I go your dimensional route by picking a 2.35:1 width & a 16:9 height do the black bars completely cover the parts of the screen not in use or will there be white space showing? If so won't that be annoying without masking?

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Lost ya eh. :)


So, I started out planning for CIH, 2.35:1 - but after watching on my temp screen at various sizes, I determined that it wouldn't work for me: if I set up the 2.35 aspect at the size I liked, the 16:9 of the same height was underwhelming; if I started with the 16:9 size I liked, the 2.35 with that same size was way too big. I wanted wow/immersion for both, so I decided to take the height of 16:9 that I wanted, and the width of 2.35:1 I wanted, and build a screen with those dimensions. 16:9 will fill the full height, and have bars on the sides; 2.35:1 will fill the full width, and have bars on top and bottom. I may build 4 way masking at some point, but I've been watching without masking on the temp screen, and it seems fine.




Nope, not going to worry about masking initially at least. Thanks for joining me on this heretical journey into non-standard aspect ratio screens. We're not pioneers, but there don't seem to be many of us. Thanks to Rich Harkness for showing us the light. :)
 

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Question: If I go your dimensional route by picking a 2.35:1 width & a 16:9 height do the black bars completely cover the parts of the screen not in use or will there be white space showing? If so won't that be annoying without masking?

Obviously, I'm not Brad, but I asked him if he was happy with his decision to skip masking, and he said it's working well for him, as is.


If you look closely above and below this image I'm reposting from a few pages back, you can see (especially where the pause icon is, in the lower left) that the screen is slightly less black than the border. It's tough to say from posted screen shots like this if it would bother me, but I think if it looked this good, I'd skip it as well. I tried to find a similar example from Brads posted screen shots of a 16:9 image where you could see the pillar bars, and I couldn't see the pillars in any of them.


Fred

 

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Sometimes your brain can't wrap around something, this is one of them for me, the projector does not have "Smart Tech" where it knows how wide to make the outside borders of the Black bars go high or wide enough to cover the white screen left over like a traditional Flat panel would. Why is there not white screen showing in any of Brad's screen shots?
 
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