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September Austin meet?


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#21 of 36 OFFLINE   Ian B

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Posted September 26 2007 - 08:27 AM

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,

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#22 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted September 27 2007 - 10:18 AM

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!
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#23 of 36 OFFLINE   Ian B

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Posted September 28 2007 - 06:05 AM

Colin:

PM sent to you for address.

Thanks,

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#24 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted September 28 2007 - 09:59 AM

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.
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#25 of 36 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted September 28 2007 - 02:35 PM

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.
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#26 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted September 29 2007 - 02:33 PM

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. Posted Image
- 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.

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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. Posted Image
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#27 of 36 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted September 30 2007 - 04:32 AM

Uh, oops! I thought the meet was today instead of yesterday! My bad guys, hope you all had fun, sorry I missed it.

#28 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted September 30 2007 - 01:45 PM

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. Posted Image
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#29 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted September 30 2007 - 01:48 PM

For everyone subscribed to this thread...

I've started a new thread to start planning an Austin HTF meet in October. Follow this link to get to the new thread...

http://www.hometheat....d.php?t=262938
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#30 of 36 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted September 30 2007 - 03:49 PM

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. Posted Image Read that and see what kind of ideas it brings up. Posted Image 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.
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#31 of 36 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted October 02 2007 - 01:10 AM

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.

#32 of 36 OFFLINE   Humphrey

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Posted October 02 2007 - 10:46 PM

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...
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Posted December 28 2007 - 11:24 AM

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
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#34 of 36 OFFLINE   Colin Dunn

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Posted January 06 2008 - 02:50 PM

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. Posted Image

Anyone up for a meet in the late 01/08 - early 02/08 time-frame?
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Posted January 12 2008 - 05:17 AM

NMMM
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Posted January 18 2008 - 02:21 PM

NMMM
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