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1  CLASSIFIED ADS -Items FOR SALE and wanted
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/ Backyard Theater Accessories -- for sale and wanted / Interlink vp3600 - Wanted
on: August 19, 2016, 08:00:44 pm
I know this is a long shot but thought I'd check to see if anyone who isn't doing much BYT is looking to get rid of one.

If so, please send me a PM.

2  Backyard Theater discussions / Speaker specific / Can you switch powered/passive from the same speakers? on: July 05, 2016, 11:42:14 pm
Hello all,

I'm hoping that someone can just tell me if this is possible or not. I was hoping to build a cooler speaker system to travel with my "Ultra Ultra Portable BYT" but I was wondering something.

Is it possible to be able to set up the speakers to run off of a battery with an installed amp if I want to use it as an external system plugged into a cell phone, etc and then flip a switch to run the SAME speakers as a passive set of speakers from an external amp/receiver?

If this is possible, does anyone have any suggestions on how to wire this up?

Thanks again and you can tell me if I'm crazy.

3  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Call out to SR, OA, Sparge, Movieman etc on: June 28, 2016, 08:22:40 pm
I'm still around and check in from time-to-time.  I'm #2 on the site's Top Ten Posters list and #1 on the Most Time Online list even though I'm not here as often.  However, the fact I'm not even listed on the Top Topic Starters kind of tells the tale.  I generally answer other folks questions or make recommendations based on their posts.  I don't start a lot of new ones myself.  If that other traffic dies away then mine does indirectly as well.

I don't hang out on the Facebook BYT page.  FB doesn't really lend itself as a knowledge repository.  It does however work very well at satisfying the immediate gratification needs of today's population.   Roll Eyes

It's unfortunate if this site is losing traffic to FB because new members aren't being approved in timely fashion.  I know Randy does have a standard he uses to keep the riff raff off the site which I appreciate.  However, it does tend to delay the approval process.

An another note, it's hard to get excited about the new BYT season when we just got 2-3 inches of snow in northern Ohio over the weekend!



Where are you in Northern Ohio. I live about 15 mins east of Cleveland. Sorry to thread jack.
4  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Camp Check Score and Questions on: June 28, 2016, 07:05:07 am
color code the poles with your wife's nail polish

That's a good idea.

5  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Camp Check Score and Questions on: June 21, 2016, 09:14:45 pm
11visions -

Thanks so much for the feedback. I will look into those items.

6  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Camp Chef Score and Questions on: June 19, 2016, 12:05:46 am
Well a few weeks ago, I came across an "outdoor movie screen" on Craiglist that was advertised as new and never used. The only thing I could make out in the picture was "O.E.G." on the bag which indicated to me that it was the Camp Chef that I had just recently noticed on someone else's screen when I saw it for the first time. He didn't know which model or what the exact size since he had never even taken it out of the bag or set it up.

Well, I show up across town to pick it up and I open the bag to see that everything is still wrapped in the foam on the poles and unused. I reach inside the screen bag and feel velcro which excites me because from my reading I'm pretty sure that mean's it is either the 132 or 144 because they are the only ones with the backing that drops down for rear projection.

I take it on vacation and start setting it up one night and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger causing me to feel pretty strongly that I have the 144. After doing some research on here, I find a few review pictures of the 132 and 144 and I discover that my instructions are sewn into the bag just like the 144.

Why was this a score? I was able to get it away from him after some discussion for $110 brand new. I was pretty excited about this and feel that this is helping me to continue to upgrade my set-up with quality equipment on the cheap. (I've been hawking Craigslist and eBay finding some great deals).

Well my 2 questions are as follows:

1) Has anyone found a good way to keep the stickers on the poles or mark them permanently? I was thinking packing tape over them to secure them in place.
2) What does everyone do to anchor them to the ground? I usually use dog stakes into the ground with the canvas straps with hooks that I can tighten easily but the hooks won't fit into the small attachments on the end pole. Has anyone rigged something up?

Thanks so much for the help.

I knew if anyone would care about my screen, it would be here.  Grin

7  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: 3/4" or 1" EMT for screen frame on: June 25, 2015, 10:49:35 pm
Ryan,  where were you pricing your connector parts?
A quick search at pmt tarps (dot) com shows about a $1 difference in a FL 3/4" 90 elbow and a FL 1" 90 elbow. Some of the more complicated pieces would be a little more, it looks like the price difference is pretty minimal to get the 1"

About your which size would be a better choice question; the 1" can alway support a smaller screen. The 3/4 cannot always move up and support a larger screen.

I was looking at Yuma Bargain Warehouse. I understand that they might be cheaper but pmt tarps had shipping to me at over $150. The order only cost $60. That is absolute madness.

How do people afford multiple screens? Smiley

8  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / 3/4" or 1" EMT for screen frame on: June 24, 2015, 09:41:30 pm
Hello all,

I'm trying to figure out which size EMT people would think for a budget friendly setup to hold a 9x6 foot Carl's screen I got for cheap.

At first, I was looking for 3/4" because at such a small size, I think there would be minimal sag on the top piece and the cost of fittings and pipe would be considerably less.

The only thing holding me up is that if I ever want to go a larger screen (say 16x9), I woukd definitely need 1" forcing me to buy all new fittings.

If I went with 1" at the start, the fittings could be interchangeable but at a higher cost.

Looking for any comments on why one size would be better choice than the other.

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