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  1. Brae

    Some reactions from a Best Buy visit

    Hey, Chris, I've been to several boutique HT shops and asked the question about calibrated displays and not once in 3-4 years has any of them stated the display was calibrated, but in every instance it was no, they were in the process of having it done. LOL
  2. Brae

    RP Lamps

    Off hand, no.
  3. Brae

    DLP vs. LCD - The Discussion Thread that Combines Them ALL

    If this is a 'theater' in a dedicated room why are you not consider a projector? It sounds like by the afforded description you have a dedicated basement livingroom or media room in desire.
  4. Brae

    Some reactions from a Best Buy visit

    Attempting to determine contrast in a brightly lit BB environment is not going to get you anywhere. First, the lighting is going to be completely different than the lighting in your home, right? Not just in your home's color light, but also in intensity. Secondly, the last time I checked LCoS...
  5. Brae

    What Projector would be best?

    If you are moving in two months I would suggest you wait until you get to your new accommodations to determine the environmental constraints and suit it with the best projector for that environment.
  6. Brae

    RP Lamps

    I would imagine that there is a developing market (i.e. demand) for replacement lamps, but I am not sure if you are asking about non-OEM parts availability or just whether manufacturers have available sufficient lamps for routine replacement. I think there has been a report, or two, regarding...
  7. Brae

    Question about 1080i projectors

    What is 'full HD' to you? Are you talking about 1080i, or deinterlaced 180P? There are a couple of products in the >$20K that have 1920x1080 resolution or better, but nothing currently that I am aware of in the
  8. Brae

    What to buy for my HT?

    The NEC HT1000, Optoma H56, and Mitsubishi XD300U are all XGA (4:3) formats, and the Sanyo PLV-60 and Panasonic PT-L300U are 16:9 format. If consideration is stronger for the XGA panels then go for the gold and buy a 4:3 screen. I've only seen the HT1000 and it was on the Da-Lite Hi-Power and...
  9. Brae

    2 PW-2200 or 1 Servo-15?

    I may ask you at gun-point. :D
  10. Brae

    2 PW-2200 or 1 Servo-15?

    Brian is correct. This is going to be a labor of love, and I better love the results or I'll have to break my own legs. :D
  11. Brae

    Sub wall thinckness

    I don't know why. Maybe smoe are not good at math?
  12. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    Everyone, I have no experience in DIY acoustics. Furthermore, I have extremely little (almost none) experience regarding audio in general. So, please understand that what I am about to ask comes appropriately in nature: What is 'Q' and what function does it control and whats the good, bad...
  13. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    Actually, making the 5-sides of the concrete cube is probably better in that it'll make for ease in terms of installing the driver.
  14. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    One man's trash is another's treasure.
  15. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    I think I could make a form from cheap OSB, with an inner liner, but the problem I am seeing is one where I could do 5 of the six sides of a cube, but the 6th side can't be installed as I would need a way to pull said liner out. I suppose I coule make it in such a way as that the 6th side is...
  16. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    I never said anything in this thread about tubes. :)
  17. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    I think my kind of personal application would not have a problem with WAF as it would be hidden in a cavity not in the HT room (or any room for that matter) and visually covered via acoustically transparent material. I take it your application does not have this option.
  18. Brae

    Concrete Anyone? Subwoofer et al

    Hello All, Although I briefly mentioned this in another thread, I thought I would place it in a thread of its own and not little someone else's thread. The idea is using Quikcrete readi-mix concrete in a form to fabricate, in place, a subwoofer cabinet that is about as static as physically...
  19. Brae

    Directors Posting a Poll

    No problem. I'll post it on the other forum. Cheers!
  20. Brae

    Directors Posting a Poll

    Ok, its not obvious to me. Are all members allowed to post or poll, and if so I am not seeing the traditional vBulletin vB code for poll-stuff.
  21. Brae

    Sub wall thinckness

    And here I was thinking of using a concrete form for the 100%-static cabinet ... :D
  22. Brae

    Sub wall thinckness

    Bracing is key is the wall thickness is too thin for the driver/crossover/power design being applied, but has anyone tried to come up with a Thought Example for said driver/crossover/amp(power) model between using single 3/4" MDF walling with bracing and determine the necessary wall thickness to...
  23. Brae

    [DIY] Cylinder vs. Box tye of subwoofer(s)

    You know, about six months ago many thought I was nuts when I hinted about building a subfloor. Yeah, it robs from the precious headroom, but ...
  24. Brae

    [DIY] Cylinder vs. Box tye of subwoofer(s)

    Brian [Bunge]: I am not concern at all with what the subwoofer will look at for the HT room. Even with lights on, you'll be hard pressed not to trip over your own feet in the darkness. :D I like environments, when watching movies, that are ultra-dark, offer zero visual distraction, and...
  25. Brae

    [DIY] Cylinder vs. Box tye of subwoofer(s)

    Ronnie & Jack, thanks for the heads up. I'm heading over there right now!
  26. Brae

    [DIY] Cylinder vs. Box tye of subwoofer(s)

    I am wondering why those threads I do see about DIY subwoofers focus almost exclusively on box-type enclosures and not cylinder-type enclosures. Could this simply be a case of not looking in the right place for DIY cylinder subwoofers? To me, it seems like a cylinder enclosure would be the...
  27. Brae

    New Pioneer Receivers?

    Why would one need to find a five-channel amp to mate with the 811 or even the 912. Also, I spent a good amount of time on Saturday using my 45TX driving 4-ohm M&K THX-certified speakers in true 7.1 configuration. The receiver drove them hard and clean. I had to leave the room as the volume...
  28. Brae

    Hook your computer up to your TV now

    I'll be shooting for 1440x960 in my HT.
  29. Brae

    Hook your computer up to your TV now

    On the contrary. I know just barely enough to be dangerous. Good thing I don't go suggesting a lot of things to people or there would be displays blowing up from California to NYC! :D
  30. Brae

    Hook your computer up to your TV now

    Cranking the overscan to 3% still should mean that an unboxed display of your computer's desktop should lose about 3% of that desktop--unless I am misunderstanding overscan completely. It sounds like the video card manufacturer took the overscan condition into account, especially for those not...
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