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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: BEST PROJECTOR ON A $300 BUDGET?? on: September 12, 2017, 09:43:17 pm
I bought a refurb epson mm 30 in 2008 still going strong. IMO you don't have to have HD for outside.  Yes it is better but I am still happy with my unit
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: Lego Batman on: August 31, 2017, 05:10:11 pm
I hate to ask this SR but did you video Gary with your new phone?
3  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: --- === Come join the Facebook Group! === --- on: July 28, 2017, 05:29:52 pm
Ok, so I understand the condition of this forum is not good.  And what I'm about to say you may not like, but I think it needs to be said.  I understand that no new members have been approved since 2016 and there were only 2 approved that year.  I understand that the person in charge just recently went 9 months without logging into the site.  It sucks.  It really sucks.  I hate the fact that no new members are coming in and that the forum admin won't let someone help him out, but it is what it is I can't fix that. 

However I also hate it when someone on the forums actively tries to drive people away from this forum.  I get that people are not being approved and you may have posted the facebook link for those people, however there is another thread where another member directs people who cannot get approved to this forum, to a BYT facebook group.  It has been around for sometime and he bumped the thread less than 30 minutes after you posted this thread.

Personally if I was an admin on this forum I would delete threads of this nature.  So I'm going to kindly ask can we please maybe just maybe limit the facebook group advertisement on this forum to just one thread?  Preferably the other thread as it specifically is directed at folks who cannot get approved as opposed to current members.  Is that to much to ask? 

Thank you,
From this Backyard Theater Forum User

X2 lets be fair we don't pay for this site someone else does.  We can help new members right now. as I sit here there are 135 guests on here now. By us all posting reviews etc we can help.
4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: 4th of July plans on: July 02, 2017, 08:31:25 am
Well the Shark took Charles way 101 years ago but the rain took away BYT tonight
5  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Gemmy Screen cleaning UPDATE I NEED ANSWERS..Thanks on: July 02, 2017, 08:27:21 am
G76, It'll be fine.  While I have no experience with gemmy screens, I definitely have a lot of experience with less than perfect screens.  And I'm talking about the plywood ones.  If it is generally dirty all over it'll equate to a slightly dimmer picture.  If there are stains on it about the size a dead mouse would leave or from the droppings of a mouse I doubt you'd see any of that with the movie rolling. 

The screen at the night-sky is so weather worn that it has dark green streaks running up and down all over it.  And yes it's bad enough you can see them during the movie less so in the dimmer scenes, much more so in the brighter scenes, but you can still see the movie and folks still have a good time, and this is after years and years of the thing standing in the northwest weather without any maintenance. 

One of the BOC screens that we had at the Sit & Vue we bought with black mildew stains spotted all over the screen.  These weren't streaks they were little tiny black dots, never saw those stains at all during the movies, but you could see them during the day. 

The reason I say all this is so if your freaking out about the stains you'll stop.  Clean them up as best you can then enjoy the movie.  IF the stains are even visible at all during the movie, your probably going to be the only one that notices.

Thanks SR  Your last line is what I tell people all the time LOL........Well the rains came & there went my first movie in three years....part of BYT.......Maybe over the next couple of days I can test the system........Thanks again SR & Rg
6  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Gemmy Screen cleaning UPDATE I NEED ANSWERS..Thanks on: June 30, 2017, 07:53:36 am
Sorry, I must have sold it.  It was a carls screen with the Gemmy clips on it. He made it for me several years ago.

The only screen sheet I have is a Sima and a screen with a blk boarder and gromets

I do have 2 or 3 of the Backyard screens (frame and sheet)


Thanks so much RG for looking.

I do have a backup screen myself but since they are all not 100% the same I will try the old screen first. I don't have much time to adjust the new one now...

7  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Gemmy Screen cleaning UPDATE I NEED ANSWERS..Thanks on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:04 pm
What Gemmy model do you have?I (think) I have an extra one (just the white sheet)


RG I have the 12 foot deluxe from like 2008.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / UPDATE NEED ADVICE! Re: Gemmy Screen cleaning on: June 29, 2017, 07:30:47 pm
Ok I should know this but my screen was always clean in the past. Do any of you show movies with a few light color stains on your screen. In the past when I had a moth stain it would not show after dark....I realize you can't see the screen but the above cleaned it up well except for a couple of light pink stains the size of  2 by 1.5 inches/ I also have one small hole the size of 1/6th of a dime

What do you all think? How clean are your screens during the year & what do you see if you have a few stains?  Thanks
9  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: new screen on: June 27, 2017, 09:14:08 am
Rg that is a neat looking screen....Thanks
10  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: 4th of July plans on: June 26, 2017, 09:51:53 am
I was lucky enough to be there on the 100th at 5:10 to enter the water at the same location as Charles did. What was shocking to me was that the only two people in the world there at that time were me & the author of the 12 days of terror. We just looked at each other & said ready & we went in together. We each had bought flowers & put them out at the spot. It was a day(s) I will always remember.
11  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / 4th of July plans on: June 26, 2017, 09:27:53 am
Trying to show a small group the film 12 days of terror on July first on the 101 anniversary of the first shark attack of five in over 12 days in NJ in 1916. Jaws was a goldfish compared to this one shark or group of sharks.

BUT I have not used my equipment in three years & I am taking care of my aunt. Will everything still work?HuhHuhHuh? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

One week to go & I hope I can do it all.

12  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Another bad start for my BYT year on: June 23, 2017, 10:17:34 pm
I lost my good projector on our first showing this year, rain out of nowhere and I couldnt save it.  Fired up the backup the next day and the bulb blew...I have a new bulb coming for my backup, I am hoping itll be here for the 4th. 

How sad........I hope the rest of the season goes well for you
13  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Another bad start for my BYT year on: June 21, 2017, 03:24:25 pm
Southeast Idaho has had crappy weather and high winds until this last week.  I hope summer give me a break and lets me get a few movies in before the weather turns again.  I feel your pain.

The rain here has nor helped plus my aunt took another bad turn this week
14  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: Star Wars 40th Anniversary on: June 06, 2017, 08:55:59 am
Nice setup Carl!!!!!  like the curbgate grill also
15  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Mounting projector/sound system near pool on: June 04, 2017, 02:44:24 pm
Electric shock proof is what I worry about
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