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Postby Big Mack » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:59 am

TL wrote:No doubt.. although I can't imagine it's much worse than a loaded refrigerator..


Ah, but who suspends a fridgemator from the ceiling? ;)

If it were me, I'd build ties to the rafters, then put a full platform above it that attaches to no fewer than 3, preferably 4 of them. That's a pretty hefty projector. Betcha shipping was about $200 (or more). That's a definite ouch...:cwm20:

But, the sacrifice will all be worth it once you can have it all done :)

Please tell me that you're going with a standalone control system like a Pronto. Crestron is nice, but hella expensive.

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Postby TL » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:09 pm

lol, yeah.. the way it'll be oriented, the load will be spread across 4 2x12's that only span 12'.. so we should be good :)

Automation stuff will come later.. no budget for it now.. I'm using my DTV receiver to upscale my DVD player to 1080i.. looks pretty good.. I'll have to wait till I make a screen to do any real critical watching & decide if I want to jump to a stand-alone scaler..
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Postby Big Mack » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:29 pm

TL wrote:I'm using my DTV receiver to upscale my DVD player to 1080i.. looks pretty good.. I'll have to wait till I make a screen to do any real critical watching & decide if I want to jump to a stand-alone scaler..


Have you thought about getting a better DVD player that will keep it all in the digital domain prior to sending it out of a cable?? I know of a couple units that can scale all the way up to 1080P, believe it or not (I own one) and it's not insanely expensive. How does under $300 sound? ;)

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Postby Jakezor » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:07 pm

htpc running dscaler ;)
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Postby TL » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm

well from all the reports I've seen on the G70, interlaced is sharper.. and I'd buy a HDMI input card, but they're $385 for the one with the gamma correction circuit..

So the input I have to work with is the YPbPr/RGBHV analog on the PJ.. Some people have said they prefer 720p for DVD playback & SDTV, and HDTV at whatever the signal is natively..

Jakey, I've got an old IBM rack mount server case I got from work to start building an HTPC.. but I really need to build a screen first... :)
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:13 pm

It is going to suck. Your speakers will sound like crap too. :)
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Postby NDGeist » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:42 pm

if looking for a new dvd player, you absolutely can't do better than the Oppo 971. Perhaps if you spend a rediculous amount of cash, and even then, probably not.
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Postby Big Mack » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:36 pm

NDGeist wrote:if looking for a new dvd player, you absolutely can't do better than the Oppo 971. Perhaps if you spend a rediculous amount of cash, and even then, probably not.


I don't know, the H4000 from Helio delivers an absolutely stunning picture, and it's not a ridiculous amount of cash (cheaper than the Oppo). ;)

Oh, and it will output up to 1080P, not just 1080I -- from both the HDMI and the component video outs. Also has the RGBHV outputs, unlike the Oppo, for the record :)

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