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  1. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    The bright corners I saw were likely due to the NZ8 being in full brightness mode: max laser and max aperture. I've got the laser dialed down to 46 (maximum for low fan) and aperture to middle. I'm not seeing bright corners in credits (black screen with white text so that full fade to black...
  2. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I'm done using eBay and I'm not selling an expensive with shipping in the future. What a bother this is turned out to be. eBay fees are too high. And shipping with USPS leaves you at the mercy of local post office and their delivery (or lack thereof). My NX7 arrived at the buyer's local USPS...
  3. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Came home early Thursday afternoon to uninstall, pack, and prep for shipping. Had the additional difficulty of a head stripping out in one of the two safety bolts. I had to unscrew the projector, mount and all, from the 1.5” NPT pipe. Dropped off my NX7 at the post office Friday morning to...
  4. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
  5. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I'm buying a JVC NZ8. I'm excited and hyperventilating over the expense. :)
  6. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I hope you try it and share what you find in your Marantz thread.
  7. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    But also there are basic surround sound improvements I think I can get that aren’t chasing perfect but unhearable 20 kHz sonics. Getting better room correction. Better crossover management between two subs and front stage. Multiple setups so I don’t have to totally compromise rear seat...
  8. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Yes, I recognize the issues of chasing 4K and Atmos as a man of a certain age. :)
  9. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Even if I were buying my One Last Processor :) , I don’t think the AV10 or AVM90 would be money well spent for myself. My hearing isn’t good anymore, so why spend an additional $3000+ to have top-end DACs and filters that make sonic improvements I’m not perceptive to? My sole interest is...
  10. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Thanks, that discussion was great, and it linked to a really helpful AudioAdvice video.
  11. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Marantz AV10 at $7000 is way more than I want to spend on a processor. Plus its Dirac upgrade still isn’t fully baked, IIUC. If they ever launch a $4000 AV20, that could be much closer to my interests.
  12. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    @John Dirk I know you returned your Anthem AVM 70 as it didn't suit your tastes. But, otherwise, did you look into the differences between the 70 and 90? I'm noodling on the new PrePro and the 70 at $4k is pretty good price compared to Marantz right now. And at a glance it seems everything one...
  13. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I’ve got two practical options: 1) Buy the XY Screens (direct from china screen) with a ½” aluminum frame. I have that kind of frame now. I’ve realized there’s a reason people buy thicker velvet covered frames. :) This is very affordable and a high quality screen: better than I have now. Some...
  14. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I see the appeal and potential benefit of that. But it requires time for researching how to do it and then trying to find someone to hire for a bespoke job and I don’t have the time for that. And around here that could potentially be as expensive as buying a high end manufactured frame. And as...
  15. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Well this has hit a stupid obstacle I wasn’t paying attention to: frame size. Pricing for a DreamScreen v7 is in my budget. Except it has a 3.5” frame. And I just under 3” on either side of my screen. Adding insult to injury, I re-checked, and found I’d overlooked that the XY Screens frame...
  16. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    This is ruled out. Triad Gold speakers new are outside my budget (~$8000 for the trio) and would require significant rework of my front stage since they’re larger than my Silvers.
  17. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Upgrade LCR Speakers I have Triad Silver for my LCR. They’re good. And having put in the SVS SB subs, it fixed a lot. And Adam commented that he didn’t think I really needed to upgrade my LCR. But still, I’m interested. If I could get the Triad Gold LCR, I’d consider it. I just feel that would...
  18. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I’m doing some reading on the Sony 1025es to determine if it’s worth considering. My bias is away from it. But I want to make an informed decision in case it’s a unicorn opportunity. Processor: yeah, I‘ve said before I think it’s a weird transitory time for Pre-Pros right now. Prices are high...
  19. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Oh right: amidst all this, I’ve been thinking hard about getting out of the projector game and going with a 115” direct view. Not any more. After inhaling all the CES news and videos about the new TCL and HiSense sets, and then having a couple weeks to let it fade, I looked again at my room...
  20. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Projector Screen I really want a new screen. I have a woven “4K” SI from 2016. The weave is apparent from normal viewing distance for various scene types. The new “4K’ and “8K” weaves are much better. I bought samples and did a comparison and was going to buy a new screen last year. But I got...
  21. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Processor. My Marantz 7702mkII is great. But I want to step up the room correction, in hopes it will further enhance everything. I’m open to anything. He suggested Anthem or a Dirac-based system as the best options. Trinnov is ideal, but outside my price range. This could lead to another...
  22. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    Projector. I upgraded from a HD Sony 40ES to a used 4K JVC NX7 on Labor Day of 2022. It’s great. But sync times are too long and fan is too loud. And I want it brighter and better tone mapping. I want to upgrade to a laser projector with the next projector cycle. JVC, Sony, and Epson have been...
  23. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    The guy I’m talking to, let’s call him Adam. He’s a part time consultant and, in my words, ambassador, for a regional home theater company. He likes doing it. And he’s got a balance of making money and doing interesting things that are fun for him that help people improve their home theater. In...
  24. DaveF

    Upgrading Catfisch Cinema 2024

    I built my theater in 2016. I upgraded to 4K in 2022. 2024 - 2025 I’m thinking of doing a variety of minor and major upgrades. I had a home theater consultant out last night, and we spent 90 minutes discussing my theater, my roster of desired tweaks, my longstanding frustrations, and interest...
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