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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: One last question about sound RCA 1000W Surround under $125.00 on: May 09, 2009, 10:43:46 am
Although the power output on the RCA seems impressive, as Sparge said, the distortion will kill the sound at mid to high volume. Amazon usually runs clearance on several of their better name brand audio recievers in May/June as newer models have recently come on the market. Onkyo, Denon, and Yamaha's 2008 models have been obviously discontinued, so expect a decent clearance sale soon.

A true 75 watt per channel version of any of the above mentioned brands will be more than enough power for anything other than a commercial setup
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Drive-in Theater discussion / Re: A major archaeological find on: September 22, 2008, 01:37:00 pm
For most of us BYT guys, that would be our "Field of Dreams". I live in the North Georgia mountains and to find a level 5 acres for a drive-in is almost impossible.
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: Amazing Deal, Infocus X2 Projector w/ Warranty for $273 on: September 21, 2008, 11:12:27 am
That's a great deal on a back-up projector. I have a refurb X1 and have been very happy with performance outdoors. For some reason it adds tax to my total ($318 with S/H), must be shipping from Georgia.
4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Jerry Reed died on: September 18, 2008, 09:44:47 am
Snowman...Keep that HAMMER down and give it HELL!
5  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: How the rich and wealthy do backyard theater on: February 09, 2008, 04:14:53 pm
Neat theater, but doesn't really have any character. Needs a soul, as its almost too perfect..
6  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: End of an Era on: June 17, 2006, 09:22:59 am
This really makes me sad. I visited this drive in on vacation 2 years ago and was impressed with the facility. Its a shame our kids won't get to enjoy the treasures we had in our youth. I live in Orlando, FL, the land of Disney, and the only drive-in within 50 miles is the SCI-FI Drive-In Theatre Restaurant at MGM Studios. Basically a movie theater with fake cars INDOORS!!! Movies were meant to be enjoyed under the stars...
7  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Laser light show on: April 12, 2006, 09:52:44 am
Not to take away from the authentic laser light experience, but does anyone know if there is a DVD version of a laser light show. I'm sure it probably wouldnt have the same wow factor, but would be a nice addition to our backyard theater collection.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Classic drive in concession & intermission trailers on dvd on: April 12, 2006, 08:57:56 am
I have owned this DVD for about a year and it has alot of rare clips. Many are old B&W, and kind of poor quality as expected from tranfer of reel tape to DVD. There are 5 main chapters that hold  several clips in each, so it is not possible to go to a specific clip individually.  Overall its not bad, as the transfer still has hisses and pops and cracks, but that adds to the ambiance of the experience.
9  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Y'all OK in Florida? on: October 25, 2005, 11:48:51 am
Massive flooding in East Central Florida, but little wind damage. Nothing like the 3 hurricanes that hit us last year in August/September. Unfortunatly, Key West is completely submerged. There is 4 foot of water covering most of the island, and no where to pump it out to.
10  CLASSIFIED ADS -Items FOR SALE and wanted
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/ Backyard Theater Accessories -- for sale and wanted / For Sale: "Elite Screens" 150 inch 9X12 Manual Pulldown Screen
on: September 14, 2005, 02:24:06 pm
I have a brand new in box  "Elite Screens"150 inch diagonal 9x12 pulldown screen (4X3 ratio) for sale. Comes with mounting brackets. Would take $250, prefer local pick-up as shipping costs are over $100. Reply to, thanks!
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: My "woods theater" on: September 14, 2005, 02:12:33 pm
Man that is cool! I bet horror films are extra scary out in the woods. You could probably not cement the PVC pipe together and make it portable for camping trips.
12  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: FM Modulator on: September 04, 2005, 04:46:36 pm
Now if I could only find a "video" modulator, I could go completely wireless, anyways enjoy your camping trip!
13  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Test Run of my Mobile Theater on: September 04, 2005, 04:41:02 pm
Nice Idea,

I also have an xterra and thought maybe you might save yourself the long cable run directly to the battery by just plugging in the inverter into the 12v outlet in the back near the storage pockets. It works the same as using the battery jumpers unless you are running at peak output.
14  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Sports on the big screen! on: August 12, 2005, 07:50:24 pm
Speaking of watching sports outdoors, is it possible to wirelessly send a signal via a wireless broadband router from a cable box or tivo. The bandwidth may be too much to handle, but I wondered if any computer wizards out there can give their technical advice.
15  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: Real Drive-In Theatre Projector Help on: August 12, 2005, 07:11:56 pm
Thanks Victor, my buddy is finding out the hard way that his new venture was alot more than just the initial investment. We found out last week that new films are still only released in "Reel" format, so he may just have to go with a traditional projector. He's still trying to decide if he wants to show older movies already released on DVD or go with first run on reels. Almost all of the admission price charged for new release films will go to the film distributor, so the popcorn and hot dogs at the concession stand better be selling well.
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