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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Blackout Material on: February 24, 2017, 08:38:16 am
I've built a couple screens for people using "store bought" BOC. I have to say that as far as picture quality, I think Carl's out performs them. His material is heavier, so it should hold up better as well. A screen I built a couple of years ago using discount store bought material has yellowed significantly in a non smoking home with no direct sunlight on it. I'd stick with Carl.
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/ Screens -- for sale and wanted / Re: carls Boc or Gemmy
on: October 21, 2016, 10:53:39 am
I used a Carl's screen outdoors for a couple of years until we moved and left it with the house. I now use a Gemmy and the BOC screen is a better picture (IMHO). Use a 4K lumen 1024 x 768 Panasonic outside and an Epson 1600 lumen 720p inside on a small BOC screen that we use indoors and the picture is excellent. Hope this helps.
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: Replacing my Optoma DV10 - ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED on: June 23, 2015, 03:20:41 pm
If you're not concerned about losing that "all in one", then Epson has 3 projectors under $400 that are all 720p. minimum 2500 lumens and 3000:1 contrast. Any one of them would be an excellent replacement. The MG-850 Player mentioned is a great unit and if you are an Iphone user, it has a built in dock. The 707 is one I am familiar with. My brother in law has one for his BYT. It looks great and he loves it. Here is a link to Epson's clearance center. You can find the 3 under $400 there. https://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/BuyEpson/ccProductCategory.jsp?UseCookie=yes&oid=-13264
4  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: Replacing my Optoma DV10 - ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED on: June 22, 2015, 04:49:53 pm
If you want to stay with the "all in one" set up (projector & dvd), the Epson MovieMate 85HD is your best bet. True 720p HD, 2500 lumens, 2000:1 contrast, HDMI, Component, VGA inputs. It is not Blue Ray. Like the DV10 but on steroids. $800 on Amazon. If you don't mind used, do a 'search all of craigslist". I have seen them as low as $350 on there. In HD, another option is the Epson Powerlite Presenter. It is the 85HD in white, listed as a 'business class projector". It runs about the same price as the 85HD. If you are looking to spend a little less, look at the Moviemate 60 or 62. 960 x 540 (higher than the DV10, but not HD), 2000 lumens, 2000:1, HDMI, Component, VGA inputs. Again, not Blue Ray. Epsons are LCD, so no problem with rainbows if you are susceptible to them and they have ridiculously long lamp hours - 5000. I started with a Cinego (about the same as a DV10). Moved up to a MM60 until my wife went nuts buying Blue Rays, so I gave the MM60 to the grand kids and bought a beast of a Panasonic and a Blue Ray player.  I still have the Cinego, wife uses it in her exercise room (she likes to bike through Italy and this is the closest she's gonna get for a while) and we take it when we travel.  Good luck and happy hunting.
5  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Can BOC screen material left outside for the summer? on: November 08, 2014, 11:05:35 am
I had my Carl's BOC screen up for 15 months in Phoenix, AZ through the heat and wind, then for 15 months here in Oklahoma with more wind, rain and snow. The screen held up great. Every once in a while I would wash it down with a hose, but other than that, it was untouched. I just sold it to a guy who needed a BYT screen. It was 130", I'm going 165" with the new screen this spring. Over the winter, I am bringing in some fill to re-slope the yard to prevent water pooling and then doing a patio or deck area in front of the screen. I'm leaning toward the deck idea, the wife likes the patio (paver) idea. Either way, it will be a much needed improvement. Put your screen up and enjoy. Just be sure that your frame is substantial enough to handle really strong winds.
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/ Home Theater (in general) -- for sale and wanted / Re: Dress Warm
on: November 01, 2014, 07:39:53 pm
Satch - sorry to hear about that. Will be sending "knee" mail your way. Take care of yourself.

John
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/ Projectors -- for sale and wanted / Optoma 3D-XL For Sale
on: October 19, 2014, 01:52:21 pm
I have an Optoma 3D-XL processor for sale. It will come with 5 pairs of glasses. 2 pr Optoma ZD101, 3 pr generic. All work great. The ZD101s are battery powered, the generics are usb rechargeable. I'm selling this because I can't handle 3D - motion sickness or something. Asking $175 shipped for everything. PM me if you're interested.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: 720p from Optoma DV11? on: October 07, 2014, 06:33:49 am
I'm glad the cable worked for you. I wish they were available when I bought the Monoprice units. Nothing wrong with the Monoprice stuff, just $10 for a cable would have left me extra $ to buy other toys for the theater. Enjoy.
9  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: 720p from Optoma DV11? on: September 29, 2014, 11:39:23 pm
Garp - Guess I should have had this in the last post.
10  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: 720p from Optoma DV11? on: September 28, 2014, 02:17:40 pm
Garp - I opened up my other Monoprice converter. Here are the technical details of it. Maybe Sparge can translate. All I can say is that on the Cinego, using 720p into the converter, the picture looks good. On the old DV10(with DVD), using 720p into the converter and VGA out, the picture looked good. I've read that the DV11 is native 4:3 and I've read that it is native 16:9. Unless I'm wring, any signal over 800 x 600 into the DV11 will be scaled back to that. If you get the cable and it doesn"t work, I will let you have this converter for the $40 I paid plus shipping. It will fit in the small $5 Priority USPS box. I hooked it up to be sure it worked and put it back in the box. The Monoprice converters worked really well, they just phased them out. I have a friend in Phoenix who uses a converter with his Optoma Pro150s (800 x 600) on a 12ft Gemmy and it looks great.
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: 720p from Optoma DV11? on: September 27, 2014, 01:13:56 am
I had a DV10 and I used a Monoprice HDMI to VGA Converter. The DV10 would read the 720p iinput, but scaled it back to 854 x 480. I'm sure the DV11 would work the same way. We are using the converter on the Cinego in my wife's exercise room to display Dish Network. Monoprice doesn't sell the converter any more and the VGA to HDMI units they sell are not backwards compatible. I just looked at Amazon & Ebay and there are several HDMI to VGA set ups available from $10 to $60. Ebay has this one for $9.75 with free shipping. For $10 it's worth a try.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HDMI-Male-to-VGA-With-Audio-HD-Video-Cable-Converter-Adapter-1080P-for-PC-/231190953473?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35d40dfe01
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/ Screens -- for sale and wanted / Camp Chef OS 120L Screen Only
on: September 11, 2014, 04:20:52 pm
I bought my neighbor bought a Camp Chef OS 120L screen (the rear projection screen) with an idea for a patio set up. We were going to build a frame that he could hang from his not yet built pergola. Well, he got transferred  and I have a brand new, taken out of the box once (to look at ) screen that I really don't need. I paid $104.99 to get it here, I'll sell it for $90 shipped. I just want to recover some of the $ I spent. If you're interested, PM me.
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/ A/V Receivers and amps -- for sale and wanted / Re: Whole House FM Transmitters For Sale - Update
on: September 05, 2014, 10:21:19 pm
The 3.o unit is gone. I still have the 2.0 unit with the microphone available - $60 shipped
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/ A/V Receivers and amps -- for sale and wanted / Whole House FM Transmitters For Sale - Sold!
on: September 04, 2014, 04:40:27 pm
I have 2 new, unopened Whole House FM Transmitters for sale. I just won another in their monthly drawing, so I don't need 4. (I'm keeping my first unit for "just in case"). One unit is the 2.0 version - it has the long wire antenna and the other is the 3.0 version with the shorter, flexible rubber antenna. They both are in unopened boxes. Asking $60 shipped (via USPS Priority) for either one. The 2.0 unit comes with a clip on microphone, that is why the price is the same. I've been using my 2.0 version for movies with language you don't want the neighbors to hear and it works great. The box says that it will broadcast 150 ft, but I know it goes further than that. I actually got signal 5 house down from mine. I don't need any more than the 150 ft., but if you do, you may want to research these a bit more.
15  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Projector Birdhouse? on: August 25, 2014, 06:07:59 pm
Here is a link to a Google page with lot's of info on outdoor enclosures. Some are really pricey, others not so bad.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=outdoor+enclosure+for+projector
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