September Austin meet?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Forum Meets' started by Colin Dunn, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Ian B

    Ian B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys:

    Can't make it to lunch but, should be able to meet at Colin's afterwards. I have about 50 blu-rays and 52 hd dvds. Let me know if there any in particular that you or anyone would like to view.

    See you then,

    Ian B
     
  2. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
    Looks like we are ON for Saturday the 29th, for the first Austin HTF meet in more than a year!

    We are meeting at the Texas Land & Cattle at US-290 and I-35 at 12:00 noon.

    Here's a list of who's RSVPed so far. If you intend to come to the meet but haven't replied yet, please respond in this thread!

    Ian B (won't make it to lunch, just the meet afterward)
    Greg Risley (bringing some Blu-Ray discs)
    Humphrey (bringing a PS3)
    Jay.H

    JonathanDA and/or pmeyer - if you can make it, please reply to this thread so I know how many people are planning to show up!
     
  3. Ian B

    Ian B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Colin:

    PM sent to you for address.

    Thanks,

    Ian B
     
  4. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ian -

    Check your E-mail or PMs. I sent you directions just now. We'll probably be at TXLC for an hour or two before moving on to my place. So I don't expect we'll all be over at my place until about 2PM.

    In the PM I also gave you my cell number, in case you get there before everyone else or have any trouble finding the place.
     
  5. Humphrey

    Humphrey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Colin,

    Didn't think about it but you do have HDMI capability right? It's the only way I hook up my ps3. Also do I need to bring HDMI/optical cables or are you set up for it? See you at noon.
     
  6. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
    Just a follow-on to say the meet went well! Lots of surprises were in store for me, since I'd been away for a while...

    - Greg Risley is a lot skinnier than the last time I saw him (late 2004), and he's now going to film school.
    - Humphrey's PS3 is not only a very good Blu-Ray player and video game console, but also a complete multimedia appliance. We saw several trailers stored on the PS3's hard drive, as well as video game demos and clips from Blu-Ray movies. (Once the DTS-MA and Blu-Ray firmware updates hit, I will be VERY tempted to get one!)
    - The difference between a good Dolby Digital or DTS track and the new audio formats on HD-DVD / Blu-Ray was noticeable. I didn't expect that much of an improvement from the new audio formats.
    - Ian B has extensively upgraded his HT and gone to front-projection.
    - JonathanDA has done much work on his HT that I haven't yet seen.
    - Jay.H and Humphrey have grandiose plans for rewiring and construction in my HT. [​IMG]
    - A guy who made a fortune producing pornos is now creating some buzz on some of the HT boards for making affordable high-performance movie screens for home theaters.

    ---

    So who can host the next meet? pmeyer and JonathanDA didn't make it to this one, so we'll just have to start planning the next meet. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uh, oops! I thought the meet was today instead of yesterday! My bad guys, hope you all had fun, sorry I missed it.
     
  8. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
    I almost forgot to mention - the BBC "Planet Earth" documentary series had the most impressive high-definition video I've ever seen. It was stunning even at 720p. Sometime I'd like to see it on a full 1080p setup. [​IMG]
     
  9. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
  10. Humphrey

    Humphrey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, you need to go over to AVS and read the 111pg. thread "Sandmans Home Theater Construction Begins!" in the Dedicated Theater design area. I'd link to it but I think the mods would spank me if I did. [​IMG] Read that and see what kind of ideas it brings up. [​IMG] That acoustically transparent screen I mentioned can be found at smxscreen.com. The train of thought and build picts are well done. You'll be reading it for the next 2 weeks.
     
  11. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    Humphrey,

    Can I infer from your reply to Colin's message that Sandman is the aforementioned adult film producer? I followed his thread for a long time a year or so ago and never noticed that.
     
  12. Humphrey

    Humphrey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep. People were asking what he did at one point and he said there was a hint in the pictures that he'd posted. Never did say whether he was the producer, owner, fluffer or whatever...
     
  13. mike_frontier

    mike_frontier Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2002
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dang! It's been so long. How's everyone been?

    Well, I just wanted to wish all of you a be-lated Xmas and a Yahoo for the new 2008. I am looking to get more active back into HT. Mid 07 just been pretty hectic for me.

    So I would like to get back in the groove of things again. I recently tore-down and sold all of my HT equipment (PJ, speakers, receiver, furniture) heck even curtains. lol

    I'm looking to get into a flat panel screen (no more PJ). I just need my HT room to be more then just strictly HT. So I would like to see a GTG soon and maybe get ideas / opinions / suggestions from you all.

    So where's everyone at? Nils, Colin, Fredrick, DR J .......... and the rest of the gang.

    Take care and cheers for 2008!!
    -Mike
     
  14. Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    6
    Mike -

    I'm still around but only checking these threads from time to time. We had a meet back in October but nothing much has happened since then.

    Leroy, Dr. J, Humphrey, Greg Risley, JonathanDA, and Jay.H are still around. The last meet was a small one ... only about four of us showed up.

    Since the last meet, I've gone format-neutral by adding a Panasonic Blu-Ray player to my HT. Between the Toshiba HD-XA2, Panasonic DMP-BD30K, and Oppo 980H, my HT can now play just about any disc format available. [​IMG]

    Anyone up for a meet in the late 01/08 - early 02/08 time-frame?
     
  15. mike_frontier

    mike_frontier Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2002
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    0
    NMMM
     
  16. mike_frontier

    mike_frontier Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2002
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    0
    NMMM
     

Share This Page