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  1. Kip P.

    Need a Sound Transparent Screen ..

    Just wondered what went wrong with this question? Too much work to answer? No screen experts out there? Did I phrase it incorrectly? Trying to improve ... to get some help, Kip P.
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    Need a Sound Transparent Screen ..

    No screen help or opinions?
  3. Kip P.

    Need a Sound Transparent Screen ..

    Hi, I need advice on a screen for my dedicated home theater. Cost is an issue, but I don't want picture quality to suffer because of my budget. So, here goes: 1) 16:9 ratio ... 140" on the diagonal. 2) White screen, but has to be sound transparent. (Speakers will be behind the screen.) 3)...
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    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    I always thought an indirect glow coming out from behind the screen looked great, but would have to be turned off, when the movie started. This newbie is learning new "stuff." ;-)
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    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    I didn't know any of this. I thought the room had to be pitch black, except for what's being projected on the screen. I have to process this new information. Thanks.
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    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    This is a very informative reply ... lots of meat to this answer: •smoked glass to filter out some light •having someone else cut it and hardware it (I need a semi-circle in the plexiglass of the ticket window ;-) •actually looking at the lights as something impressive rather than a...
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    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    And? Is it a distraction? Cast off too much light in the room?
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    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    Opening walls is a consideration. If it's front, then I will need cords to the projector in back. And if it's in back, then I will need wires to the tower speakers and the center speaker in the front. Either way, I think I have to hide the ugly wires. Agreed? And as to having the stack where I...
  9. Kip P.

    General room set-up "theory" question ...

    I'm trying to make a theater room, and I have a general placement theory question: If I have a choice, should my "stack" (receiver, blue ray machine, extra amplifier) be placed up front, to the side of the main speakers (about six feet away from the screen), or should the stack be in the back...
  10. Kip P.

    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    Yes, sometime we can PM about the magi. Lee is one of my closest friends. So, is Michael. And Nate and I text or talk every few months. Our latest decision is to take out the sliding glass door, and replace it with a solid, smaller door to the outside. So, no light in the room. I have been...
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    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    Yes, I have heard of all mentioned ... but have never met them. Michigan ... do you know of Nathan Kranzo? Florida ... do you know Lee Asher? How about Michael Ammar? I'm from Oregon ... my mentor when I was growing up was Jerry Andrus. I cowrote for years with Lee Asher ... we published in...
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    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    I'm 59, have been into magic since I was 7 ... and have almost no performance videos. I have lots of tutorial DVDS and VHSes, that I have not yet converted. (Note: I love my magic book collection, too.) If this isn't totally inappropriate for this thread ... may I ask what performance videos...
  13. Kip P.

    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    Why "Mysto?" (I ask, because I'm into magic.) Thanks for the recommendation.
  14. Kip P.

    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    From what I found in research ... the comparison is between Toyota and Lexus. They are owned by the same company, but Lexus is ... well ... better. My wife drives a Toyota and I drive a Lexus, and we've had lots of Toyotas. Denon is the Toyota, and Marantz is the Lexus. And both are owned by...
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    Hoping All Can Help :-)

    I'll look at the ELACs some more. I could got up to $10k for speakers, but with ELACs, I wouldn't have to. Slight change of topic ... not really ... I'm looking at the Denon and Marantz AVR receivers to power these speakers ... and run the Epson through. (I love the reviews I read about...
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