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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: How big is to big on: June 27, 2007, 11:43:13 am
Mine's 24' right now and I've pretty much decided to 32 X 18 and be done with it.  If you have the space and the equipment there is no such thing as too big imo  Grin

2  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Bugs on screen? on: March 30, 2007, 12:04:13 pm

I use the trapeze as well and have never had a bug issue and I live in the South where they are a plenty.
3  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: HAPPY HOLIDAYS on: December 28, 2006, 09:49:01 am

I got enough gift certificates to get my HD DVR!  WOOHOO!!!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!

4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Big trouble -- Hi-Def ROCKS! on: December 28, 2006, 09:47:43 am

I have to agree......HD DOES rock, and it's almost no fun watching anything that is not in HD anymore.  I kind of did the opposite of rfisk.  I started with the HD 1080i outside, but have now moved it inside.  I built a nice framed screen in the living room for the pj and now watch TV on the 10' Widescreen in 1080i.  There is nothing else quite like it.

Just an FYI...I heard from a a top DIRECTV distributor, here in Atlanta, and he has told me that they are coming out with 120 new HD channels after Jan1.  I'm not sure if they are existing channels going to HD or brand new channels, but I can't wait.

rfisk, just out of curiosity, what made you go with the traditional HD TV as opposed to HD projection indoors as well?  I'm doing some indoor installations for a business right now, and was just wondering what shied you away from the pj inside.

5  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: I hate winter on: November 20, 2006, 10:25:03 am

I figured I wan't the only one.  I started playing around with it Indoors about a month ago and my wife LOVES it, so I made it permanent.  I'm almost done finishing out the screen, and when I'm done I'll post a pic.  Right now I have the screen up, but it is not framed out yet, so I want to wait until then.

Luckily, with the way my LR is set up I have a 10' area to throw on, and sitting distance is about 20' away so the thing looks  absolutely HUGE!  And with the 5:1, HD, and NFL ticket Superfan you can't beat it on Sun!

It amazes me there are actually places that charge people 10K to do something like this.  Talk about margin......geez!
6  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: your pics on: November 20, 2006, 10:20:52 am

Thanks all!

I'll cut you guys a check after I make my first Million.   Grin
7  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Cinema Al Fresco Premieres! on: November 16, 2006, 02:44:07 pm
Great Job!

Nice to see there are at least a few people enjoying 60 degree nights and enjoying their Outdoor Theatre still.

Man, I gotta get one of those kitchens!

8  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / I hate winter on: November 16, 2006, 02:41:13 pm
As much as I hated Fall/Winter before I really hate it now.  No new setups to look at or anything.  I really miss my Outdoor, so I went ahead and went indoor too.

Does anyone else here use their pj for indoor purposes?  Maybe we can all show off our indoor setups until March!

9  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: your pics on: November 16, 2006, 02:20:06 pm
Will do Randy and I appreciate it!

If both you and Danoplex have some Hi Res pics I'd be glad to use them, and Bubba as well.  I'll make sure I keep everyone posted on the progress, and will for sure let you know once I get up and running here in the next few weeks.

Hopefully I'll get so rich I can branch out to other areas of the country and perhaps involve some of you guys if you're interested.  Grin

I'll keep everyone posted and thanks again!
10  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / your pics on: November 15, 2006, 11:13:07 am

Hey everyone.  I am starting an Indoor/Outdoor Projection business in the spring and I am trying to get my website finished.  Unfortunately, the only outdoor theatre pics I have to show are my own, and I need a few more.  Would any of you object to me using the pictures on my site.  I will not pretend that my Co did them, but I want to show what CAN be done if it is something they are interested in.  Please let me know if you give permission for me to use your photo.


11  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Component Splitters on: November 09, 2006, 02:20:10 pm

Thanks again guys!  I knew your infinite wisdom would come up with something.  I swear I typed every combination into google except that one!

thanks again

12  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: First time theater purchase on: November 07, 2006, 02:55:43 pm

I also saw the other day at Best Buy a brand new Epson Powerlite S4 for $699.  I think it only had about 1800 lumens, but I use the Epson S3 that has 1600 or so and it is MORE than enough.  I run it on Low outside most of the time as high can be too bright.  In my opinion there couldn't be a better time to by a pj than now, and the options are limitless.

One question out of curiosity, why not build your own screen for probably cheaper and forget the Gemmy.  It could give you more $$$ left for your pj.   Grin

Just a thought,

13  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: DVD projector? on: November 07, 2006, 02:50:54 pm

If it were me, I would first get with the parents and see what they have lying around they can spare.  Although they probably won't have a projector, they may have things like speakers, Amps, DVD players, etc which means you only need to worry about the cost of the pj and screen, which could help.

If you can get those items donated, then you can possibly encourage the parents to help out with building the screen.  Depending on sixe, it should not be too expensive which leaves mainly the pj which you can probably pick up refurbed for $500 or so.  If you look around you can probably find one even cheaper than that.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but from what I've learned since I've been here you can spend very little and still get the oohs and aahs come movie night!  Grin

14  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Component Splitters on: November 07, 2006, 02:44:45 pm

Does anyone know of a way to somehow attach 3 component units ( HD box, Xbox, DVD) to a single componant input on the projector without having to unplug and plug the cables back and forth?  I know they make a "switching box" for S Video and RCa where you can plug up to 4 into the box, then use buttons to determine which one is live.

Anything like this out there for component, or any other ideas?

15  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: FINALLY, I'm making time to show my setup on: October 02, 2006, 03:04:55 pm

Mine is almost exactly like this one, and also has 3 poles running down the screen vertically for support.  I also use the Dazian fabric, and at night, with the TV going you don't even notice them at all.  You'd never even know they were there if had never seen the sreen before and came once it got going.

The only thing I can think of that I would suggest it the size.  If it is 20' wide then then height needs to like 12' or so to keep the 16:9 ration.  My sreen is 25' wide and I think we had to with 20' high to maintain the same ratio as 16:9.  I'm mathematically challended, so my son did the manth for me, but I bet someone on here could tell you the exact height you need to maintain 16:9 at 20' wide.

Question for you though.  Was the Dazian hard to sew?  Did it require special stictching or anything?  I use the grommets now, but don't like the spider web effect, so since I'm rebuilding anyway,,504.0.html, I'd like to try something more along the pocket line.

Other than that suggestion, everything looks super!


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