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1  CLASSIFIED ADS -Items FOR SALE and wanted
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/ A/V Receivers and amps -- for sale and wanted / Re: Talking House or Radio Systems ATU
on: December 10, 2013, 10:09:16 am
I have two FM transmitters I had for my BYT, sold the lot to the neighbor, but still have the tranmitters, one is a whole house brand, the other is one out a defunked fitness center, both work well.
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Commercial - Rental/service business discussions / Re: Customer refuses to get movie license, turn it down? on: November 11, 2013, 03:02:28 pm
I have asked this question before and never got an answer. Has anyone on this site ever been asked to produce a license for the movie, when doing a job?
Or, even been asked by anyone at the event if this is a licensed movie? This question is for the pros and the BYT folks both. I had done movies for over 5 years and the subject never came up.
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Ordered an Open Air Screen home version on: September 18, 2013, 03:13:42 pm
I recently sold all my movie equipment to my neighbor to keep the show alive, OAC 16x 9 was included. I had the screen for 4 years without a problem. Miss doing the shows it already, he does not do a show, just a movie and not very good. But he is new and will learn.
4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Can I burn? on: September 16, 2013, 10:34:04 am
If you can download, to a file on your PC, then Yes, you can burn it, just depends on the file type. Pretty straight forward.
5  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Just like old times on: August 21, 2013, 12:45:53 pm
My kids are either away at school, or working out of town. We have smaller kids in our neighborhood, so I selling all my BYT equipment to those families to keep it in the hood. I will still be the techincal advisor for problems.
6  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Disney Screen on: July 17, 2013, 12:47:51 pm
I agree, I can see no wrinkles on the Gemmy screen once the PJ is on, plus really don't hear the fans once the sound is playing.

I use inflatables, because of storage and easy of setup. Putting up and taking down a PVC or EMT screen every show, plus storage, would not be fun for me. Inflate, stake down done in 10 - 15 mins.

But to each his own, and happy movies.
7  Backyard Theater discussions / Media servers, streamers and networking / Re: HTPC for Beginners on: June 26, 2013, 03:36:25 pm
I have been using a Old Dell 600 laptop for the last five years for run my BYT.
I use the free copy for realplayer to make a play list , to set up the MPS3s , videos , and the movie.

I use a piece of software called DVD pocket studio( cost about $35.00) I throw the DVD into my desktop then use the software to convert the movie into a AVI file format at 720. So this is not really HD , or blue ray, but I try to keep it simple.  Once, the movie is in the digital format, I use a second peice of software Easy Video Splitter, to cut the movie in half, so I can insert an intermission, so this can be a optional step.

I keep all my movies, videos, cartoons, and MP3s, on a 150 GB external hard drive, and plug it into my laptop.

I plug a audio into the head phone jack on the laptop, and run it to a 2500 watt 5.1 amp to power my 12 speakers. run video to the PJ and once I start the show( music, videos, cartoon, movie(with intermission). I can sit back and watch until the show is over.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: James Bond Movie night! on: May 30, 2013, 11:00:12 am
Best Bond film of all... Goldfinger!
9  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Sound System Advice needed on: May 28, 2013, 04:26:09 pm
I use the headphone jack out from laptop to my Amp.

As I think I said, I use passive speakers, I have a 2500 watt amp with 5.1 so I put in 2 channel and out comes 5.1, I drive 6 speakers across the front and six speakers across the back. More than enough power to be heard.
10  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Extension cords on: May 28, 2013, 12:53:20 pm
I have been powering my blower with a 30 footer, that's plugged into my media box, and then the media box is plugged into a 100 footer to the house, Have done this 4 years without a problem, 1/2 hp blower does not draw that much power
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Sound System Advice needed on: May 28, 2013, 12:12:27 pm
What I meant to say was, is still use some type of wiring to the receiver, ( normal connection, white and red would work), and HDMI to the PJ. That should work fine, not a big proponent of powered speakers, because of the expense and extra equipment (mixer) needed. My 2500 watt amp works just fine.
12  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Sound System Advice needed on: May 28, 2013, 11:13:45 am
If I read this correctly, you have the the player audio out to the reciever via HDMI, then from the reciever, you have HDMI to the projector. Why? Have the video from  the player go directly to the PJ. I basicly run the same setup 5.1 with passive speakers and a power sub. and have never run my video thru my reciever, never had a problem. 
13  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Laptop vs DVD Player on: May 15, 2013, 11:43:00 am
I use an old laptop, with HDMI output, make a the whole show on a playlist with realplayer( music, music videos, preshow, movie and ending. Start it once and watch the show, until the end. No muss, no fuss
14  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: newbie question on: April 26, 2013, 08:18:51 am
it's easy to do( that's why I do it ), PM me and we can discuss. I set up a "shell format" first then for each show, trade out the videos to make new shows. Let me know.
15  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Budget AV Receivers: What do you have? Where did you get it? on: April 25, 2013, 01:24:15 pm
Technical Pro
Model: RX113
Description: Receiver with Built in Equalizer
Color: Black
   1500 watts peak power
   FM manual tuner
   5.1 channel home theater
   Inputs: RCA (2 stereo audio sources, 5.1 ch)
   iPod / MP3 input with cable
   Outputs: Banana binding post (2 speakers), Push button (surround sound speakers),     RCA (1 record line, 2 mono to subwoofer)
   Dual mic inputs with volume, echo, bass and treble controls
   Fluorescent spectrum display
   Dual 10 band equalizer with individual LED indicators
   Cooling speed fan
   Removable rack-mount brackets
   Remote control included
   Dimensions: 19'' w x 4.75'' h 12.25'' d
   Weight : 15 lbs
   110V / 220V
   MSRP: $199.00
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