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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2013, 11:19:20 PM »
Is there no space at the back of the room Steve, I put all my Kit at the back out of the way.
Yes you need longer cables, but its so much tidier especially with the speakers at the front.

Hmmm, that's an idea worth thinking about, thanks


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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2014, 02:21:51 PM »
Hi everyone - since I'm new here I thought I would bump this thread and share my screening room:

The gear: Speakers: B&W, Cables: Transparent; Screen: Stewart Studiotek 130, Projector: JVC.
Marantz AV7005, Marantz MM705; PS3; Oppo DV-983; Panasonic BD60 Region Free; Panels: ATS Acoustics.

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Here is how it started out:



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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #102 on: October 13, 2014, 02:28:04 PM »
Nice set up, Racer!

What are the (what looks like) tan-colored fabric covered panels on either wall? Window coverings? Or to help with acoustics?



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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #103 on: October 13, 2014, 03:03:44 PM »
Hi Jeff -

Those are acoustic panels, called absorption panels. The left side covers one window and the second window is covered by the screen. Their purpose, without sounding too much like a geek, is strictly for audio. They absorb mid and hi frequency waves at whats called reflection points. Above the couch I have some diffusion and they serve to scatter those frequencies over the listening position dispersing the sound and making the room feel much larger.

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« Reply #104 on: October 13, 2014, 03:11:06 PM »
Thanks, Racer.

 cheers



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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #105 on: October 13, 2014, 04:15:36 PM »
I've been a bit bummed lately.  The bulb blew on the projector about a month ago.  With winter coming on, I need to find a spare $300 to replace it.  No posters for me!
Still, can't complain.  I got 4 full years out of that bulb.
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« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
Now that's a set up I could watch a movie in!
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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #107 on: October 13, 2014, 09:39:31 PM »
Welcome to APF, Racer.
That is a great home theater.
Kudos.
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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2014, 04:23:51 AM »
Love the orange chair. Will bring the cocktail!  thumbsup.gif

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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2014, 08:34:08 AM »
Nice B&Ws Racer!  Which JVC projector do you have?   

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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2014, 08:39:48 AM »
I've been a bit bummed lately.  The bulb blew on the projector about a month ago.  With winter coming on, I need to find a spare $300 to replace it.  No posters for me!
Still, can't complain.  I got 4 full years out of that bulb.

So sorry to hear that Jay!   :(

Which projector do you have?  The last time I got a low bulb warning I was surprised to find some 3rd party companies finally making replacement bulbs.  You could also just get a new bulb instead of replacing the whole several-hundred-dollar lamp housing+bulb.  Might be worth a look.  In the end, though I just bought a new projector and retired mine to my in-laws house.  We only use it a couple times a year there so the dim bulb isn't too big of a deal. 

Flash forward 6+ years and my current projector is now flashing a low bulb warning every time I turn it on.  Might be time to junk the one at my in-laws, retire mine to their house, and then get a new one for me :)

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« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2014, 10:26:26 AM »
 welcome1 aboard, Racer.

Excellent setup. cool1




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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2014, 11:02:44 AM »
Yes nice job.  I should start thinking about upgrading my set-up as well.


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« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2014, 11:15:11 AM »
So sorry to hear that Jay!   :(

Which projector do you have?  The last time I got a low bulb warning I was surprised to find some 3rd party companies finally making replacement bulbs.  You could also just get a new bulb instead of replacing the whole several-hundred-dollar lamp housing+bulb.  Might be worth a look.  In the end, though I just bought a new projector and retired mine to my in-laws house.  We only use it a couple times a year there so the dim bulb isn't too big of a deal. 

Flash forward 6+ years and my current projector is now flashing a low bulb warning every time I turn it on.  Might be time to junk the one at my in-laws, retire mine to their house, and then get a new one for me :)

I have an Epson 8100 which is the one just before the current 8350.  Yeah, I've been looking at bulbs and reviews on same.  The bare bulbs can be had as cheap as $60, but they appear to be cheap Chinese bulbs that have reported short lifetimes of just a couple hundred hours.  A number of places have reported that the Epson bulb is made by OSRAM, and you can find places that sell the bulb in a "compatible" housing for $130-150.  The reviews for these on Amazon are quite mixed, so I am a bit wary of quality control.

Basically, I am looking to get a genuine Epson replacement from a reputable source  like projector people or visual apex.  Will probably cost me $250ish, but I figure I will likely go another 4 years, at which time I will probably replace the projector.  Oh yeah, will also buy a new filter at the same time.
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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2014, 11:41:11 AM »
Nice B&Ws Racer!  Which JVC projector do you have?   

Thanks. Its an HD250. Great projector. I'm really happy with it.

On a side note, if you are the same Harry Caul on emovieposter, then you have great taste - If so, you beat me out on the "Monsieur Verdoux" last week. I'm sure it will be far from the last time I get outbid by someone on here!

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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #115 on: October 14, 2014, 11:44:23 AM »
I've been a bit bummed lately.  The bulb blew on the projector about a month ago.  With winter coming on, I need to find a spare $300 to replace it.  No posters for me!
Still, can't complain.  I got 4 full years out of that bulb.

Sorry to hear it. I hope you can find a replacement bulb pretty easily.

You just reminded me to make sure I get a replacement as well for safekeeping. I'm nearing 1000 hours on my bulb but its still going strong and I have not had to put it on High yet.

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« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2014, 11:53:54 AM »
Thanks, Harry.  You gave me the kick I needed, and I went and ordered the replacement bulb from projectorpeople for $245.  They didn't stock the filter, so I will now order that from Amazon.

Back in business.
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« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2014, 01:11:57 PM »
Thanks. Its an HD250. Great projector. I'm really happy with it.

I'm up for a new projector soon and I've been eyeing the switch from LCD to DILA/SXRD.  I've heard nothing but great things about the JVC.  Although I'm still tempted by the Panasonic LCDs with motorized zoom and lenshift.  I'm also dying for a 2.35 scope screen :)


On a side note, if you are the same Harry Caul on emovieposter, then you have great taste - If so, you beat me out on the "Monsieur Verdoux" last week. I'm sure it will be far from the last time I get outbid by someone on here!

Yes, that was me  8)

I have a pretty sizable Eastern European collection and Hungarians are notoriously difficult to track down.  Sorry, but I wasn't about to let that one slip through my grasp!

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« Reply #118 on: October 14, 2014, 01:12:41 PM »
Thanks, Harry.  You gave me the kick I needed, and I went and ordered the replacement bulb from projectorpeople for $245.  They didn't stock the filter, so I will now order that from Amazon.

Back in business.

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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #119 on: October 14, 2014, 01:14:24 PM »
Nice set up Racer, I put up posters to absorb sound in my Film Room... ;)  I did have pics of my set-up on here, but they were lost when I had Bucket problems, I should re-post them somewhere...

Glad you got your bulb Jay, I'd be lost without my projector, when I get to the bulb going, I'm upgrading to 4K. Which may not be long as I've 1800+ hours on it so far...   :-\
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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #120 on: October 14, 2014, 01:31:04 PM »
I'm up for a new projector soon and I've been eyeing the switch from LCD to DILA/SXRD.  I've heard nothing but great things about the JVC.  Although I'm still tempted by the Panasonic LCDs with motorized zoom and lenshift.  I'm also dying for a 2.35 scope screen :)


Yes, that was me  8)

I have a pretty sizable Eastern European collection and Hungarians are notoriously difficult to track down.  Sorry, but I wasn't about to let that one slip through my grasp!

So greedy Matt!  ;D
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« Reply #121 on: October 14, 2014, 11:35:42 PM »


That actually looks like my home theater when I was a young'un.   8)
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« Reply #122 on: October 15, 2014, 01:52:03 AM »
Colour T.V.    you were a lucky fellow Neo...
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Re: What do you have ?!?
« Reply #123 on: October 15, 2014, 02:27:19 AM »
We didn't have a TV until I was 6 years old and then it was B/W.
Actually when I was younger still we didn't have electricity.

I do not own a TV at the moment, sad, for a while I had 6 of them,

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« Reply #124 on: October 15, 2014, 02:30:58 AM »
Nor did I Ari.  Actually we did but we weren't allowed to watch it..only TV allowed on saturday mid afternoon films. Always a BW John Ford/ Wayne followed by the Tarzan cartoon in glorious colour.