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  1. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Where is everyone? I haven't logged in for a while. Anyone know how to get ahold of Jay Humphrey? I'm told he has my MAME DVDs and possibly my router bit. Anyways, if y'all moved and didn't tell me, someone send me the secret location :) -Dave
  2. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hank, NEC has a business projector that has a really short throw and can do off axis. The technology has been out for a while, but I have not yet seen a HT specific one. Doesn't interest me. I prefer having my projector on the back wall as opposed to 3' in front of the screen. But I'll bet...
  3. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Jay, Well, we had a total of 2-3 people post and say they were interested, so I kinda wrote it off. If there are folks interested, please chime in. -Dave
  4. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Humphrey, Hmmm.... maybe I should be a little more obvious with the sarcasm. :) I was just rationalizing myself an excuse to dig it out and watch THE POOL SCENE again. ;) I was in high-school when that film came out. Spicoli was my hero. Well, and Ferris too. -Dave
  5. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Leave it to Nils to redecorate around here for the on-topically challenged ;-) Ok, well, I might be able to do it either on the 23rd or the 30th of July. I need to see when a friend of mine is having his birthday party, but whichever weekend is left open, I think would work. The house is...
  6. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, Saw this product in HTMag, but I don't see much info about it online. It looked uber cool in the photos. "One of the most unique audio products introduced at CES was AKAI’s new AVR8500 ($899) and AVR8510 ($1,199) 7-Channel Vacuum Tube Audio/Video Receivers. Using its patented “Blue...
  7. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Drats... I paid $41.77 + tax or something like that at Walmart. They usually have the big releases at the same price you can find online, so aside from paying a bit in taxes you can get it the day of release. Oh well, would have cost me time and gas to get to Fry's so it wouldn't have made...
  8. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Congrats Jonathan. Cool car. Exactly as I would have ordered it (Indi blue, white top & stripes, etc). They are an absolute blast to drive. Now, you need to take it down to my pal Terry Saythers shop in S Austin and have him put on the ALTA 200hp kit. It really rocks. They have 135K miles on...
  9. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Congrats Jonathan. Cool car. Exactly as I would have ordered it (Indi blue, white top & stripes, etc). They are an absolute blast to drive. Now, you need to take it down to my pal Terry Saythers shop in S Austin and have him put on the ALTA 200hp kit. It really rocks. They have 135K miles on...
  10. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Humphrey, Sent you a PM. It might work with your Sony, but it depends on the source. The source would have to output component video via 15 pin VGA. DVDo's and many HDTV boxes do. -Dave
  11. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Humphrey, I briefly used shielded Cat5e as a component cable and it seemed to work ok. It was more dependent on shielding and placement as I did get some ringing when I first tried it. The DVI cable I bought was also shielded and wasn't a particularly cheap one. It seems to work great now...
  12. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Humphrey, I have a Terk BMS-58 waiting to go up in the attic. It'll take my 2 LNB outs (which are already run into the attic) off the 3sat Dish and split into 8 outputs. I only need 5 of them. No need to run another RG6 to the Dish, although I have 2 more LNB outs. The Terk is specifically...
  13. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Update for those interested.... (John, Jonathan, etc) I was able to get the BenQ working with the 25 foot DVI cable. Took some work through the process of elimination. I first took down the projector and tried a 6 footer, worked fine. Then I went up into the attic and pulled out the 25'...
  14. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Also, forgot to answer your DVI questions. My DVI setup does not work at all. No picture. I knew that would be a risk, as DVI-I is only designed to handle cable lengths of less than 15 feet. Anything over that and you might not be able to get it to work. I've heard of people who have bought...
  15. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    John, Don't get me wrong. It is a HUGE improvement in HDTV. Nearly doubling the pixel count from 1024x576 to 1280x720 is a big improvement. For DVDs though, the old projector already had enough resolution to resolve all the DVD data. So, any improvement would be related to color, contrast...
  16. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    John, Benq? What benq? :) Actually, its very nice. But I *really* need to calibrate it. Mounting it was the first priority, and thats pretty much done. The DVI cable I bought was too long as it isn't working, so I might try a shorter one if I can stretch it. If you need to run more than 15...
  17. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    John, The BenQ 8700+ should be arriving today. At least its currently on the UPS truck so it had better show up! I have a Dalite Hi-Power Electrol screen, which I've used for my NEC. Its 4:3, but its electric so I can move the bottom up to line up with the 16:9 of the benq. I have pull...
  18. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    John, It was filmed on Braker Lane, right near Metric. Some of the shots are of the old IBM buildings on Braker. I worked at Dell in Braker C (just a block away) when it was filmed and was thoroughly pissed at all the delays and parking problems. :) Then the movie came out and its since been...
  19. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils & Humphrey, If you guys like Rally cars my buddy owns this: Its a real Rally car that ran at a bunch of races like Pikes Peak and Mt Washington etc. He's always willing to give rides too.... I'll see if I can talk him into coming to a meet sometime, as he's also into HT. On to...
  20. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Captions: - Who's ready for ice cream? - Moooooove outta my way! Hank, On the newer models you won't get a huge increase, but when you pair a chip with an intake you can generally get a nice boost and better throttle response. The tradeoff is a bit more engine noise (not a bad thing...
  21. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hank, Nils is right, its mostly an Audi club. But I also own two BMW ///M cars (I have a long BMW ownership history, so its my primary loyalty), and there are quite a few BMW and Porsche owners who somehow ended up on the Audi club list ;-) Nils, Thanks again for lending us the DVD...
  22. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, I just heard from Jeff that you have a copy of LOTR:TT! I'm very envious! I'd certainly be willing to host a viewing at my place if anyone is up for it, but due to work it'd have to be on a saturday. I don't have any maggies but I do have a full 7.1 system built to DD-EX and DTS-ES...
  23. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, I'd be up for watching Two Towers again. With each additional viewing of FOTR I find myself amazed at the level of detail that Peter Jackson has brought to the movie. I'm sure that I'll need repeated viewings of TTT to pick up on all the nuances as well. Anyways, I'm a big fan of...
  24. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Frederick, Hmm... I thought I replied to you back then. Oh well, in any case what I had meant to say was to suggest we wait until I got everything back together. And now its finished, so let me know if you want to come over sometime. Anyways, I've also thought about converting the garage...
  25. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Cody, I don't think I can make it (unless my visiting family reschedules) but I wanted to comment on the movies.. First, the pizza sounds wonderful. I guess its getting close to lunch time.... We watched Mothman Prophecies not long ago and I thought it was a great movie. I find...
  26. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Oh yeah, theres that little game. Just kidding. GO BUCKS! Nobody is giving us a chance but I think we'll play well. If its close in the 4th quarter I give our guys a good shot at it. Too bad its not in HiDef. Wouldn't matter anyways as the local ABC affiliate isn't supposed to be up in...
  27. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Colin... Sorry I missed it. I always love to see "jaw-dropping" home theaters, but it usually ends up in expanding my upgrade list exponentially. What type of setup are you running? I think you mentioned that you had a Sony projector, right? What type of audio setup? I wouldn't mind...
  28. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, Yes, its been a dream season so far for Ohio State. I hope we have one more in us. Having grown up in Columbus and graduating from OSU, this year has been VERY tough on my blood pressure. You have no idea how serious a Buckeye fan I am. But, I don't think Miami has played a defense like...
  29. Dave Elliott

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hank- Sadly, no. If she did have a sister just like her, I'd likely be living in Utah with 2 wives ;-) But, actually, one is all I can handle for the moment ;) -Dave
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