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August Austin HTF meet.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Forum Meets' started by Colin Dunn, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Gomez

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    I'll let you know about movie night. I have to see which night this week we can host a movie night. Stay tuned.

    Golf is an expensive hobby I agree however if you get a twilight tee time then it's pretty reasonable.
     
  2. Humphrey

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    First of, all the meet Saturday was great and gave me several points to utilize in my effort to control the sound in my small room. The mini projector shootout was also great. Finally was able to see a L300 up close and personal. Thanks to our host and everyone else participating in the fun.

    Re: LOTR TT:
     
  3. Brian>B

    Brian>B Auditioning

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    Hey guys,

    It was nice visiting with you all for the first time. Quite a decent group of folks. With regard to room treatments I went over to D.A. Warden today and picked up some linacoutic. I purchased the 36" vs. the 48" -- did I screw up going with the 36" instead of the 48"? In addition the price of the 100' roll went up from last week -- talk about inflation!

    The 36" roll last week was $133.07 today $149.04.
    The 48" roll last week was $178.06 today $199.43.

    Brian
     
  4. Jonathan DA

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    Brian, you did just fine with the 36" roll. When seated, most people's ear level is between 36-39".
     
  5. Gomez

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    I completely forgot about Wally World thanks! Wally World in RR and off of 620 and 183 are usually pretty cheap.

    I'll probably buy the LOTR version that's coming out tomorrow and then do like I did when the ext version came out...bought it was well. I'm impatient as you can see plus it will give me another movie to show off the L300 on.

    Matrix Re-Loaded comes out in Nov I belive, hopefully they'l come out w/ a better version of the Matrix, preferable in DTS or Superbit. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Claude, thanks for hosting and thanks to the folks at Mirus Audio (Doc & Igor) for putting together an enlightening presentation on acoustical analysis. I wish I had been able to make it earlier, but there was still plenty of valuable information to be had.
     
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    Claude, I would like to add my thanks as well for hosting our group. I appreciate your willingness to open up your home. I'd also like to thank Jonathan and Scott for the very interesting discussion on room acoustics. I feel very fortunate to be involved with such a large group of knowledgeable folks.
    Rich
     
  8. Claude Parent

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    Everyone,
    You are all very welcome!! It was great meeting all of you and sharing the afternoon with our passion/obsession.

    Thanks to those who brought projectors for out mini-showdown. I have been considering many of these models and await the [hopeful] release of more following CEDIA. Also, thanks for allowing the sig other to see what it would be like. The cause is working, slowly but surely.
     
  9. Claude Parent

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    Everyone,
    You are all very welcome!! It was great meeting all of you and sharing the afternoon with our passion/obsession.

    Thanks to those who brought projectors for out mini-showdown. I have been considering many of these models and await the [hopeful] release of more following CEDIA. Also, thanks for allowing the sig other to see what it would be like. The cause is working, slowly but surely.
     
  10. Gomez

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    Claude,

    You and the wife should come over some Thurs night to see CSI in HD, that just might convince the wife to get the pj. MNF is pretty compelling as well, my sig other even said "this is better than being at an actual game!"
     
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    Diddo here. Thanks Claude for the meet to be held at your home. Also it was great to meet everyone.
    I enjoyed it all and thanks to Dr. J and his partner for the mini class about Acoustics for the room (cool software BTW)[​IMG]
     
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    Diddo here. Thanks Claude for the meet to be held at your home. Also it was great to meet everyone.
    I enjoyed it all and thanks to Dr. J and his partner for the mini class about Acoustics for the room (cool software BTW)[​IMG]
     
  13. Scott Oliver

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    To answer Chad's question yes I am still interested in building some DIY sound treatments.

    My wish list is:
    4 ceiling corner treatments to reduce horn loading (may or may not be needed)
    2 absorbtion panels for the ceiling (definately want these)

    I think I am fine in the bass department, as Julian had correctly guessed I would be.

    I am also going to get a couple of short wide plants to place behind my speakers as additional diffusors.

    Would love to get two additional Argent Room Lenses to further flank my speakers, but that is going to be much latter and probably never in my current place.

    The wife is also wanting to put some type of art piece on the back wall. I am arguing with her that if we do something we should at least go with a contoured piece for additional diffusion or some tapestry for more absorbtion. She wanted a framed picture and I was quickly swaying her from such acoustic nightmares (I have enough glass already)
    I personally would like to get some really nice looking all wood diffusion piece to hang back there, since I already have one diffusor in the Room Lense.
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  14. Gomez

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    Have you all seen the new 1601 HD channel? Right now they're showing the U.S. Open on it and it looks phenomenal! They also show a looped preview regarding new and upcoming shows for INHD and INHD2 and it looks amazing. We watched it 2x last night. Heck I'm willing to show it for those of you that don't have HD.

    For more info about INHD just go to their site.

    J-man thanks for letting me borrow your Avia DVD, I fine tuned the panny and it looks even better! Has anyone bought tne new Video Essentials 2 yet? Just curious as to how it is, I know it's only around $25.

    Gomez
     
  15. Jeff Meininger

    Jeff Meininger Second Unit

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    I tried watching 1601 last night, but no picture ever displayed. The other HD channels worked just fine.

    I hope they debut Discovery HD soon. That will be nifty.
     
  16. Gomez

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    Really? what time? I know they only broadcast at a certain time? Wonder why it never showed up for you?

    September 15 is when they'll be broadcasting more shows as well as debuting INHD2. Can't wait!
     
  17. Gomez

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    FYI,

    For those of you that own or will be purchasing the Panny L300U, be sure to clean out your air filter every 100 hours. Does it say this in the manual? Yes, did I read it or do I ever read manuals? NO! haha. I freaked out because I noticed a light green sort of dot (size of a tennis ball) on the right portion of my screen, and it just appeared about a week ago. I thought I messed up something when I fine tuned my pj w/ Avia but that wasn't the case. After stressing out about it, I called VisualApex and they told me to clean the filter. I used a vacuum cleaner and it sucked out all the dust and there was a lot after 143 hours of use.

    Moral of the story, clean the filter every 100 hours; better yet, read the manual! [​IMG]
     
  18. Jeff Meininger

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    I have a dust blob too. Search AVS forum to find a detailed write-up of how to remove the case cover and use compressed air (re-air if possible) to blast the panels clean. It looked relatively easy and non-invasive, actually. Sorry I don't have a link.
     
  19. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Cleaning air filters for LCD FPs on a regular bases is also important in order to prtect the panels from excessive heat. If the filter isn't clean it will trap more heat within the unit and if it gets hot enough it will damage the color panels.

    The majority of malfunctioning LCD projectors sent in to Sony in 2002 for service were due to clogged air filters.
     
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