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#84802 - 03/11/05 01:06 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
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So now I have all three cable sets going from the receiver to the projector. I'm not looking forward to pulling that much wire through the walls when I do the ceiling mount installation.


Ah! Save your money kiddo. You need an upconverting receiver, doncha. I think there are receivers on the market now that upconvert composite and S-video to component. Does your projector have DVI or HDMI connections? I think receivers that will upconvert to those are gonna show up toward the end of the year. Save. Save. Save.

I don't run my video through my receiver, so I have about 4 or 5 connections to my HDTV. Of course, my equipment is only a 6-foot-run away from my HDTV, so no big deal for me. OK, for some things it's a 12 foot rum cuz I gotta run from the player down to the floor, along the baseboard, then back up to the HDTV. Am I the only nut that doesn't run his video through the receiver at all?
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#84803 - 03/11/05 01:25 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8305
Loc: Tacoma
Jack, only the magical macro bliss of the MX-700 makes such a scenario thinkable. Mere mortals are hostage to the simultaneous signal switching of their receivers.
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#84804 - 03/11/05 07:43 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 49
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
I'm at work, but I just got a call from home. The UPS man JUST dropped off my boxes!

Now if I can just get this simulation running so I can go home and swap out the old 301s for the new M60s and the rest of the gear. Last night I was here till after 9:00 and then ended up on another conference call with India till well after midnight.
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#84805 - 03/11/05 08:29 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I hope UPS didn't do a number on them.
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#84806 - 03/12/05 02:19 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 49
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
There's a lot of evidence that the boxes had some rough treatment, but since they were shipped in their original shipping boxes the speakers were well protected.

I got them set up in their temporary locations last night and watched Finding Nemo (including running the audio calibration tests in the set-up menu). Right from the THX splash screen I could hear a difference! Instead of "the cow is somewhere over there", I got an experience like "the cow is specifically in that exact spot right there!" Cool!
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#84807 - 03/13/05 02:37 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 278
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Have you already got a ceiling mount and screen for the projector? If not, I have a couple cheap, but effective, DYI ideas.

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#84808 - 03/13/05 09:13 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 02/22/05
Posts: 39
Loc: North Carolina
I'm >< close to getting a front screen projector over DLP...but I'm worried about the lumens thing. I don't want to spend 10k for XXX amount of lumens.
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#84809 - 03/13/05 09:27 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 02/22/05
Posts: 39
Loc: North Carolina
It must be nice to be able to visualize your room using the software you have.
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#84810 - 03/15/05 10:14 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 49
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
PaulM: Already have both. The screen is in place, as shown (but the room is mirror imaged). The ceiling mount is still in its box under the foosball table until we fix the room orientation.
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#84811 - 03/15/05 10:18 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
kstel1974: The "lumens thing" doesn't seem to be much of an issue except for about an hour before sunset when the west windows get direct sun. We have some pretty heavy duty venetian blinds on those windows, but it still brightens the room a lot.

And the software I used to do those drawings was Visio, which was really really nice, but it was bought out by Micro$oft a few years back. The functionality didn't change much, but the price skyrocketed.
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