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  1. JSHeacock

    Help me buy my next TV

    I recommend Sony TVs. They have wonderful pictures, realistic color and they last. My 55" 1080P I bought 11 years ago for a Super Bowl party still produces a beautiful picture. The 55" 800G 4K I bought last year for another room is even better - sometimes the picture looks like a live...
  2. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    For the uninformed (me): what happens when your AVR reads a Dolby Vision source and sends that signal on to a projector like this one that doesn't support DV? Does it just display the source material in a UHD format it can process or does it not display an image at all (like, getting an error...
  3. JSHeacock

    Has anyone seen or purchased a Vava UST Projector?

    Wow - you're right. I didn't even notice the 3,000:1 contrast ratio - compared to the Optoma at 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio. That's low as hell. Seems the user reviews posted on the site are a little bogus.
  4. JSHeacock

    Has anyone seen or purchased a Vava UST Projector?

    I'm doing some comparison 'shopping' prior to going EITHER 85' Sony 900F or a 4K projector/screen. I really don't want to hang a projector off the ceiling though and the USTs seemed more interesting. I've seen Robert Zohn's comparison review between the Optoma P1 and the LG 4K UST projectors...
  5. JSHeacock

    Has anyone seen or purchased a Vava UST Projector?

    https://www.vava.com/p/4k-ultra-short-throw-laser-projector This looks pretty amazing and has a very nice price. I was interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen this projector in action or better yet, owns one.
  6. JSHeacock

    Thanks for the offer, Robert. I'll keep that offer on hand as I get to the point where I'm...

    Thanks for the offer, Robert. I'll keep that offer on hand as I get to the point where I'm ready to buy and outfit the home theater. Appreciate it. Does the Optoma Cinemax P1 support Dolby Vision and is that something that should be a consideration if the AVR supports it?
  7. JSHeacock

    Thanks for the offer, Robert. I'll keep that offer on hand as I get to the point where I'm...

    Thanks for the offer, Robert. I'll keep that offer on hand as I get to the point where I'm ready to buy and outfit the home theater. Appreciate it.
  8. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    Thanks Matt. Great to know you're loving it. I think I've settled on the idea of the projector over a large-screen TV for my media room/home theater. With a projector and screen, it will be a home theater rather than just a media room which is what I really wanted to begin with. By the time...
  9. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    @Robert, Thanks. That's kind of what I thought. I didn't think you could replace a laser component.
  10. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    Thanks Malcolm. That's reassuring to know. I read reviews A LOT and I like to focus on those that are negative to see if there is a pattern of complaints and see the manufacturer's responses. Good to hear that a real LONG TIME user is happy with them.
  11. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    Robert; wow! Thanks for that. I'm brand new to HT layout and equipping and that's why I'm here trying to avoid mistakes when I put this together. I have a relatively small room carved out for a media room (12-6 x 16-4) with only one window, so I think it's perfect for a UST projector rather...
  12. JSHeacock

    Optoma CinemaX P1 4K UHD/HDR Short Throw Laser Projector

    Anxiously awaiting this comparative review. I am planning a home theater in a new home that will be built over the next 9 months in Florida and I'm waffling between an 85" Sony 900F and a projector. I'm a little concerned about the verified purchaser reviews on Amazon I've seen on the Optoma...
  13. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Good deal! Thanks a million, John. I'll go with forward-firing surround speakers and normal in-ceiling speakers.
  14. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    So just about every valuable question regarding the speakers has been answered but the answers have spawned one more and it involves the in-ceiling speakers. I've seen in-ceiling speakers with adjustable drivers to fire towards the viewing area. Are these worthwhile or in a room with 9'...
  15. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    I hadn't really thought about the proximity between posts but you're right. Although it's been a while since I connected speakers, binding posts have always seemed to be closely positioned. That makes a lot of sense.
  16. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thanks Scott. I appreciate the response.
  17. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Will do. In fact, I'll buy it. A recommendation for the gauge was my next question so you got that covered as well.
  18. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Yeah, I can. My home will be built over the next 9 months and I'm planning the media room/home theater for in-wall speaker wiring and 1 Gb ethernet connectivity network for streaming from a NAS. The great guidance/advice I've received over the last few days from you guys has really helped me...
  19. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thanks guys! That does answer all the questions I had about those speakers. And it makes sense now and will likely save me some headaches and challenges finding the ceiling speaker set. You guys are the best!
  20. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thank you John. That clears up a lot. I prefer to do in-ceiling mounted speakers as you've recommended. So the speakers I eventually mount there don't have to be 'Atmos-enabled' necessarily then, right?
  21. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    I was going to ask you about that. Reflecting ones could not be mounted to the ceiling pointing downward or are they designed solely to reflect off the ceiling? If not, can any speaker be ceiling mounted and connected to the 'height' plug-ins on the Atmos-capabable AVR? Are Atmos speakers...
  22. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thank you Bryan. I appreciate the suggestion. I was looking at some of the Sony speaker systems and they seemed to have good ratings from users but I couldn't tell if those were actual users or shills. Appreciate the effort my friend.
  23. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Good to know. I had not thought about the longevity of speakers and I must admit, you and Scott have really given me something to think about when it comes to the speakers. I was looking for bargains but maybe that's not the route to go. I cannot justify thousands and thousands of dollars a...
  24. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thanks Scott - that's good advice and not something I would have necessarily considered at the outset. Sadly, the BB store in this town nor within 100 miles (at least) have a Magnolia room set up. They did have one but took it down and made it a scratch and dent/open box room. It's hard...
  25. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Ooof! You're right - it's kind of hard to look at that forum. The simpler, cleaner set up like this forum is easier on the eyes. I guess because nVidia is best known for its gaming-based graphics cards, they play up to that type of image.
  26. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Wow! That IS a unique set up. But if it's best for listening and that's you're priority, it makes sense to set it up that way. II wish I could have extended the depth of my HT to about 20 feet but with the layout of the rest of that floor, I just couldn't do it. Because it's more of a media...
  27. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Okay - I must have gotten a bit lost in all the arrangements the Dolby site provided. What you've explained is how I understood it initially. I may be way off the mark but I think a 7.1 is too much for that size of a room - not that they wouldn't sound great with the right set up but I can't...
  28. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    That's reassuring. I'll slide over to the forums you mentioned. I had not even heard of nVidia Shield until about a month ago. I always figured I'd use the Roku devices since I was familiar with them. So thanks, David.
  29. JSHeacock

    Not Sure Where to Begin

    Thanks Todd. Good info and I appreciate it.
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