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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Leif goes big.

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hacked media center.
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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DVD at a whole new level.
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this comes in tomorrow... it'll finally complete the process.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 04:33 PM
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What project thingy is that and how much did it cost?
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 04:37 PM
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got zip-ties? you need some wire management up in thurr

looks good man, how big is that projection?
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kin I hump your leg?
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projector is a viewsonic with 1500 lumins and a 400:1 contrast ratio. Not the best in the world but the best bang for your buck by far. About 12"x9"x3" in size and about 6 lbs in weight.

Yea I know... I'm actually getting a guy to get me all monster wires cheap... I just need to run an inventory of what all I need.

Got it at new egg for a 1029.
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So what res you running.... 6ft by 8ft?
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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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10' by 8' actually. :-)

I could go bigger but I start picking up objects in the way and the display start going to the ceiing.

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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 05:43 PM
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Hey Chief how loud is that projector of yours? And are you planning on picking up a projector screen?
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I've actually got the fan on whisper mode and you can't hear it over the movie... it's no louder than my PC when everything is quiet in the room.
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take a picture w/ dfwstangs.com in the projector
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 07:47 PM
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Projectors rule.

DLP is even better. Get a Stewart Filmscreen screen if you are going to get a screen. They are really good, a bit pricey, but very good.
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 09:07 PM
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Did yours come with a bracket for a ceiling mount?
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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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take a picture w/ dfwstangs.com in the projector
lol I would but the batteries are charging in the camera.

I was looking at DLP but for what I need it for I really couldn't justify the extra thousand.

And no bracket as of yet and I'm not sure I'll use one. I have component color, S-video, RGB for the CPU, and RCA cable running to the machine as well as a USB and a power cable. I don't know if I want six cords running up my wall. Besides this thing projects more upwards than downwards. I would have to point the projector pretty far down and then set the keystone trapazoid setting to compensate for the warpage. Not a big deal really... just not needed in my application.

All in all... I highly recommend one to everyone.
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it would have a 'flip mode' if it gets mounted to the ceiling... if you have an attic I can mount it for you and hide all the wires if the equipment isn't on an exterior wall and you don't mind a hole or two one where the projector goes and one where the equipment is
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it does have a flip mode... I'll probably just leave it here for now because I think we're not going to renew our lease here at this house in six months.
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Hey Clockwork if the wife lets me get my projector I'll be contacting you to mount it in our ceiling. Time to start kissing some ass before the house is built!
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That is WICKED, i'm very jealous. A decent projector is deff. on the list when it comes time to buy a house. For 1k thats damn impressive.

Any possibility of building a 'budget' screen from some sort of material to assist in picture quality?
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BTW we are looking several projectors that they have at Gateway for our home. I may take a few trips up to Fry's and see what they have. They were advertising a couple in todays paper.
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just let me know

the only requirements are an attic space where the projector is mounted and an interior wall where the equipment will be. If those two things can't be done, better have a sheetrock repair guy handy
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That is WICKED, i'm very jealous. A decent projector is deff. on the list when it comes time to buy a house. For 1k thats damn impressive.

Any possibility of building a 'budget' screen from some sort of material to assist in picture quality?
just about anything will be better than just throwing it up on a wall. I have heard of people using a bedsheet stretched and framed with a wooden frame covered in black velvet-like material. (anything black and soft like that will absorb any 'overshoot' you may get from an improperly aligned projector). A more expensive bedsheet (higher thread count) will should better and I've also heard of some people painting the backside of the sheet white once its framed. I can neither confirm nor deny these thing working as I've never seen one first hand but in theory it should work and is much better than a $2000 Stewart screen or shooting it on your rough wall
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Here is plenty if not all the info that you might need!
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...php?forumid=23
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Damn that is fucking sweet!!!!

What's with the hacked Media Center??? Details please!!




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someone (can't say who ) has backed out media center from a sony media center PC. It just happened to find itself (with the 2004 upgrade) on my computer. The remote I bought from newegg.

Anyone is welcome to take a look at the setup if they want.


Read about media center here

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/

This only comes preinstalled on select sony/hp computers... it can not be bought and is not meant for a user install on a self built system.
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Very pimp Leif, now I know what I wanna do with my tax return next year

I've got a WinXP Media Center computer and I love it. Works great and I replaced the TV and DVD player I had in my room now just use what's on my computer with the 21" monitor. Gotta get me a projector now though, I'm jealous




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Needing a good projector for a good price? Look no further than Dell. Their MP2100 projector is about $900. Has DLP, a res of 800x600, 1100 lumens, 1000:1 contrast, can can be projected on a screen as large as 26' ... that's right FEET, diagonal, with no visual artifacting.

We've got one at my friends (where I'm at now), and it's greatness. Used for watching movies, or surfing the web, or playing X-Box/GameCube/PS2.

I have enough left in my Dell Preferred Account to get one of my own I just need to have a place to use it. But oh yes, I will have one soon.

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Needing a good projector for a good price? Look no further than Dell. Their MP2100 projector is about $900. Has DLP, a res of 800x600, 1100 lumens, 1000:1 contrast, can can be projected on a screen as large as 26' ... that's right FEET, diagonal, with no visual artifacting.

We've got one at my friends (where I'm at now), and it's greatness. Used for watching movies, or surfing the web, or playing X-Box/GameCube/PS2.

I have enough left in my Dell Preferred Account to get one of my own I just need to have a place to use it. But oh yes, I will have one soon.
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someone (can't say who ) has backed out media center from a sony media center PC. It just happened to find itself (with the 2004 upgrade) on my computer. The remote I bought from newegg.

Anyone is welcome to take a look at the setup if they want.


Read about media center here

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/

This only comes preinstalled on select sony/hp computers... it can not be bought and is not meant for a user install on a self built system.
Any extra copies of the backed out media center happen to be laying around? I've been checking out Snapstream, and it seems pretty close. I guess you always want something you can't have.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 09:59 AM
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For anyone looking for projectors, I would check the used market for CRT's before settling for LCD. They are harder to setup and require more care but the better picture quality is well worth it.

For a screen, I can recommend DaLite VideoSpectra C. I have a 116" wide manual screen from them for less than $400.
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