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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 16:28

$795 ViewSonic PRO8200 Home Theater .... work in progress..

 

While watching in person there is no grain, flicker or audio sync problems. All were from the recording.

 

 

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#2 jerzdawg

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 21:43

looks great.  Consider Elite Screens as your choice if you decide to go that route.  I was able to pick up a 100" electric screen for under $200 (priced matched Amazon with Electronic Expo).  I picked up the Optoma HD33 and couldnt be happier with the PQ .  I dont have a dedicated room so I dont get to use it as often as I like.. mostly either big events (Superbowl) or movie nights.  I solved the "distance" problem by picking up a 25' hdmi cable that runs from my receivers 2nd output. 



#3 OP +warwagon

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 21:46

i have since returned the projector in that video and bought a "ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Home Theater Projector ". The room is almost done, when it's finished I'll make a video. I'm just waiting for my 7 Fabric Movie poster to arrive.

 

The Dark Knight Rises

New Iron Man 3

Lord Of The Rings

The Avengers

Sherlock Holmes 2

The Matrix

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#4 jerzdawg

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 17:53

i have since returned the projector in that video and bought a "ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Home Theater Projector ". The room is almost done, when it's finished I'll make a video. I'm just waiting for my 7 Fabric Movie poster to arrive.

 

The Dark Knight Rises

New Iron Man 3

Lord Of The Rings

The Avengers

Sherlock Holmes 2

The Matrix

Wall E

thats a big jump from the $389... what made you replace the projector?



#5 OP +warwagon

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 18:02

thats a big jump from the $389... what made you replace the projector?

 

I was having focus issues. It always seemed blurry. Upon reading you had to let it warm up for 15 mins, other wise the focus would jump in and out. Even after 15 mins and when it was focused the corners wouldn't be they would be out of focus.

 

The pictures just never popped like I thought they should.



#6 jerzdawg

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 18:29

I was having focus issues. It always seemed blurry. Upon reading you had to let it warm up for 15 mins, other wise the focus would jump in and out. Even after 15 mins and when it was focused the corners wouldn't be they would be out of focus.

 

The pictures just never popped like I thought they should.

gotcha.  be sure to create a new walkthrough video.. maybe after your posters are up.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 18:33

Damn... can I live in your house? :D



#8 OP +warwagon

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 23:03

Damn... can I live in your house? :D

 

 NO! But... you can come over for a movie :D



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 23:17

 NO! But... you can come over for a movie :D

 

i hear the popcorn is pretty good over there.



#10 OP +warwagon

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 17:14

Here is a sneak peak

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#11 Dashel

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 15:34

Nice.  I've been struggling with some odd focus issues on some new units too.  Any issues with the new one? (One side in, one side out slightly)



#12 OP +warwagon

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 15:37

Nice.  I've been struggling with some odd focus issues on some new units too.  Any issues with the new one? (One side in, one side out slightly)

 

Not really, at least not that i've noticed. But I do have to get it more calibrated, the darks are a little to dark.



#13 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 15:41

very nice setup, if we ever manage to build/buy a house i would love to have something like this in it.



#14 OP +warwagon

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 16:16

very nice setup, if we ever manage to build/buy a house i would love to have something like this in it.

 

Thanks, For the longest time i've had a "List" of things i've always wanted. That list is getting smaller

 

30 inch Dell monitor -Check

70inch TV -Check

Projector - Check

Soft Modded PS2 - Check

Better surround sound system for my living room - Not yet

 

I moved the speaker system that was in my living room into the theater room. it's a Logitech z680 speaker system.

 

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Still sounds great to this day. How I got them is nothing short of amazing. about 5 years ago I did work for a customer who had them, but who had recently switched to wearing headphones while playing World of war craft. So basically he gave them to me on a trade. He gave me the speakers in exchange for 1 hour of work (worth $42.80)

 

 

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Well I just worked out the contrast and brightness, I think I got it looking much better.

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#15 OP +warwagon

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 23:59

The posters arrived today. Updated the video on the first post





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