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The next Austin meet.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Forum Meets' started by Colin Dunn, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Ryan Mitchell

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    I'm fine with the location, except we'll be going north from there, right (to Round Rock)? I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll have to travel south to get to the restaurant then head back north afterwards. However, if we have no other restaurant ideas and the various restaurants in the shopping center of Ultimate Electronics (Johnny Carino's, Chili's, other stuff I can't remember) don't excite anyone, this place is good with me. Actually, the food sounds good, too, so I have no problem with it. [​IMG]

    On another note, I think the meeting is on Saturday, not Sunday.
     
  2. Scott Oliver

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    Oh yeah, oops!

    Ross' is not much farther south than Ultimate Elec, 1/2 milish, uses same Braker exit.
    The only restaturants closer are Chili's and Johnny Carino's which sit in the parking lot of the complex.

    Baby A's lies a bit north of there and I just saw that Colin had recommended this place much earlier in the thread as well.
     
  3. Ryan Mitchell

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    Ahh, didn't make the connection there. Ross' is fine with me, then, in the interest of making a decision. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jonathan DA

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    Ross' sounds good to me. I think Mark Hayenga and Scott Hinson are planning to attend as well. I'll badger Claude into making an appearance if possible.

    I'm up for still going to Ultimate. I think I'll haggle with them over the price of a Denon 2200.

    I hope we get a good poker crowd for later in the evening; people better not bail early.
     
  5. Ryan Mitchell

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    I'm gonna have to bail before poker, unfortunately. I'll probably be done after we do the mini-shootout of the projectors. Unfortunately have stuff I'm gonna have to get done at the house and/or work on Saturday. [​IMG]
     
  6. Claude Parent

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    I am tenative, but hopeful. I would like to hit Ultimate Electronics and the proj shootout, but will have to bail after that. It is the anniversary (1st) weekend, so I need to ensure progress on the HT front by taking care of the SO. [​IMG]
     
  7. Nils Luehrmann

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    BTW: I've posted info regarding this Saturday's meet on AVS:

    This Saturday's Comparison of Front Projection Technologies (CRT, LCD, DLP, LCoS)

    Due to limited seating, I'll wait to get a final head count from Scott and Dale before passing out any firm invitations.

    At the very least, after the comparison I am sure many of the folks at AVS would love to hear each person's opinions about these projectors and how they technologies compare with one another.
     
  8. Ryan Mitchell

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    Excellent post. I'm glad to see that one of the projectors (mostly) in my price range, the Infocus 7200, is on that list. I think the Sony is in there as well although I'm looking primarily at DLP technology. Really looking forward to seeing it as the BenQ 8700 is another option I'm considering...
     
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  10. Hank Frankenberg

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    What time is lunch and more importantly, what time will the projector place visit ocur? I have to set up stage and then stage call, but would like to see the PJ's.
     
  11. Nils Luehrmann

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  12. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Hot Chicadees?![​IMG] What and where is DKR?
     
  13. Scott Oliver

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    Hank,

    I threw out a schedule a while back I think it is on page 2. I had a late lunch scheduled for 2:30pm and then the projector demo at Dale Johnson's is scheduled for 5:30pm.

    Three hours between the start of lunch and the projector demo is asking for Ultimate Electronics to hold our attention for at least an hour, which I am now not sure will be possible.

    I am planning to have copies of a map with directions to get to Dale's house on me. So if you are not goign to anything prior to that stop and need directions email me privately. His address is also on his website.
     
  14. Jonathan DA

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    I intend to attempt to talk them down on the price of a DVD player. Perhaps we can all amuse ourselves by ganging up on the poor salesperson I get and berate them continuously for their lack of technical knowledge?

    Or not.
     
  15. Dave Elliott

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    I'm going to try and make it to Dales for the projector comparison. I probably won't make it to lunch though.

    So put me down as a 75% sure for Dale's.

    BTW, can you post directions to Dale's so I'll know where to be at 5:30? Is that still the estimated arrival time?

    -Dave
     
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    I've got a friend that's interested in joining for the lunch through projector demo as well. Can you add another person to the activities from lunch to proj demos?
     
  17. Colin Dunn

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    So where did we eventually agree on going to lunch? I will try to be there for the lunch, but I don't know how late I will be able to stay for the rest of the meet...
     
  18. Scott Oliver

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    Nothing to add just show up, so far interest has been disappointingly minimal thus overcrowding is not a worry.

    Sent out another email to our database to hopefully drum up some more attendees.
     
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    If this was a Sunday I'd be there but I have to work tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
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