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  1. ryan_m

    Video/Audio Signal Distribution Via 802.11g?

    I've been interested in doing the same thing, want to be able to watch/control my Tivo in another room (on a different floor). I happened to stumble on the Belkin Pure AV RemoteTV on cnet. It looks pretty perfect but is way to expensive at $500. Just thought I'd share. I'm still looking for a...
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    Cheaper screen

    If you don't want to (or can't) go the DYI route, check out DaLite screens. I got a 80x45" pull down for around $300 (it's a High Power Model B w/CSR) that I'm very happy with.
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    adding DLP Pojectors??

    The Infocus 4802 looks to be a good choice. I have the X1 and I love it. The improvements to the X1 the 4802 makes would make me love it more. As far as picture quality and what projectors are good I would just check out all the talk about the various popular projectors over at (AVS Forum...
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    what screws to bolt x1 to a ceiling mount

    They are 4M screws. Check outhttp://members.shaw.ca/technut/x1faq/#5.4 for more info. I got mine at Lowes. I went the pipe fitting route and used the 4M bolts with wingnuts so I could adjust it once it was mounted.
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    Just got my X1 and I have a question

    When I first got my X1 (in July) I saw LOTS of rainbows, I was very unhappy. Now I rarely ever see them. Even in scenes with a lot of rainbow potential I never see them. The same goes for my girlfriend. She used to see them but never does now. I had read that this could happen and didn't really...
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    Resolution vs. contrast ratio for projectors

    I believe the X1 does have a high contrast ratio but only in "presentation" mode which you would never use for home theater. So they aren't totally lieing. I would go with one of the highly talked about projectors over at the AVS forum . There are plenty of opinions of all the various hot...
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    need help with selecting a projector, dedicated HT

    Alex, Is it possible for you to use the composite cable to pull through a component cable? I highly doubt you will want to use the composite for anything anyway. If you really aren't going to run component cables and are looking at lower end projectors the X1 might be good for you as it has...
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    X1 users -- aspect ratio

    Alex, You can order the ceiling mount right from Infocus. If you want to save a few bucks just make your own. I made one for maybe 10 bucks just using small pipes (those plumbing nipples), a piece of wood (a scrap piece of pergo flooring) and wing nuts (these allow for easy adjustment)...
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    Projector recommendations for under $2k

    Joseph, it seems to me that the general consensus (at least over at the avs forum) is that while the svideo input looks good on the X1, using a progressive scan player via component cables looks best. I believe a Infocus guy even claimed that. I personally agree. Personally I think cable tv...
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    Any shops in LA area to demo the InFocus X1?

    I am just going to buy an X1 at Best Buy. I've read some people have heard otherwise, but the sales guy at the BB near me said their return policy on projectors is 30 days and no restocking fee. So I can just try it at home, the perfect way to demo it. I'm just waiting for an interest free deal...
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    B&W vs BOSE

    Jeremy, Thanks for the explanation. I know the 3yr old, 20 screen, stadium seating Regal near me shows movies in the proper aspect ratio. They have screens that appear to be 1.85 and screens that are 2.35 and they use mattes if the movie doesn't match the screen. I certainly wouldn't go to it...
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    b&w speaker stands

    I recently purchased 602s and bought stands with them. The stands came in B&W boxes but the stands don't actually say B&W on them. You definitely can't attach them to the stand. They just came with little tabs which I suppose help them stay on a bit (whenever the dogs run by them I get a bit...
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    B&W vs BOSE

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    FS: B&W DM602 & LCR60 series 3 w/stands +OBM

    I'm interested in the LCR60. Sent you an email.
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    My So Called Life - DVD Boxset Release Details

    I'm trying to get a refund and not getting anywhere. I guess I'm going to have to go the credit card route. This is an email I received over a month ago (when I was still optimistic).
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    My So Called Life - DVD Boxset Release Details

    I haven't really read this entire thread, but is the consensus that getting a refund for this is basically not going to happen? I initially got a response from someone at another universe but they haven't gottem back to me in weeks. I mean if they aren't going to give refunds are they going to...
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    Total Movie and Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter?

    It is coming out in Jan in the US. Check out: http://www.eclecticdvd.com/future.asp?item=EDD01028 Funny stuff.
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    Static sticker mattes, can it be done?

    I used plain old construction paper/thin poster board for my mattes on my Sony 32". When I put them up to size it, they just stuck there on their own so I never bothered with the velcro I bought. They worked for like 6 months and then they just stopped sticking for some reason (they lost their...
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    DVD conversion PAL > NTSC

    What software would you recommend to do the extracting? Will Adobe Premier do this? Or is there a cheaper alternative? thanks
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    DVD conversion PAL > NTSC

    Nobody knows anything?
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    DVD conversion PAL > NTSC

    My company puts out music dvds, a lot of which come from overseas. Companies will send us a production copy of something in the PAL format. We can watch these but what we'd like to be able to do is have the ability to burn a few copies of these for our sales staff and have them be NTSC so they...
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    Any AE100 owners on this Forum?

    Eujin, you're right, I would love a demo, any body in Philly area? I would not be considering buying one without seeing it first if the investment was higher. From all I've read I THINK I know what I'm getting into. I had originally planned to buy a RPTV, but I'm moving into a house with a...
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    Any AE100 owners on this Forum?

    What type of screen are people using? I believe from what I've read a grey screen works best but that RitzAV is recommending a matte white one. Would it be worth feeding a HD signal into it? Has anybody done it? I'm assuming a HTPC would be required?
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    Any AE100 owners on this Forum?

    Is it easy to adjust the picture size? I am thinking about getting one but I will want to watch some CATV/DSS on it so I'd imagine it would look better at a smaller picture size than when I'm watching a DVD. I have room for a 92" wide screen. Would it be possible to place in on a shelf of a...
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    FPTV - w/ cable TV and some lights on??

    The room is the top floor of a cape cod so there's no wall to really use. Here's a pic I took when I first did a walk through of the house: the room I'm thinking of getting some heavy duty window shades/treatments for the window and have the screen just pull down in front of the window. Of...
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    FPTV - w/ cable TV and some lights on??

    Screengoo? I am most likely going to want a screen that can roll up out of the way.
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    FPTV - w/ cable TV and some lights on??

    I'm thinking I'm not quite ready to put down $1000+ for a screen just yet. How much does the Firehawk run? I'm going to have the room for a screen that's 92" wide. I'm assuming there are other gray screens that aren't as pricey as Stewart? I'm going to need some money to buy other HT stuff, like...
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    FPTV - w/ cable TV and some lights on??

    There are only two small windows so blocking out the sun is not going to be a problem. So having a few well directed lights (maybe a floor lamp that shines down and somewhat away from the screen?) will not be a problem? That is good to hear. Does anyone have any more input as to how good/bad...