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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: I am VERY concerned about my CB inflatable screen. on: August 09, 2008, 12:13:56 am
It IS right in the middle unfortunatley.
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / CB Replacement Screens on: August 01, 2008, 01:18:40 am
Has anyone had to replace their screen?  If so, what did you use? 

Since I have the 12' x 20' screen, it has a seam.  Is there anything available that I could replace the actual screen with so I wouldn't have a seam?  The seam doesn't seem to bother anyone, but would like any thoughts on this. 

If something ever did happen in the future it would be good to have a spare or at least have some options available for future reference.

Thanks!
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / CB Screen Storage Options on: August 01, 2008, 01:14:13 am
What is everyone using to store their CB screens?  I have the 12' x 20' screen.  I'm thinking of getting a trash can with wheels for storage and portability.  Any other ideas?  Also, I see where some remove the screen and some don't.  Any thoughts on this? 

Thanks for any input!
4  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: I am VERY concerned about my CB inflatable screen. on: August 01, 2008, 12:59:01 am
I received my CB screen last week.  It took 23 days from the time he picked up the money to the time I had the screen in my possession.  I haven't measured the screen itself yet, but I'll try to do that this weekend (if I can remember to do so).  My screen does have a seam.  I have a Panda 1.5 hp blower and it works great.  It's a little noisy but even my small external computer speakers (which also has a small subwoofer) more than covers the sound of the blower. 
5  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Chinese Screen (Blower) on: July 31, 2008, 10:33:33 pm
I got the 12' x 20' CB screen.  I asked about a blower and he sent me a link to a website on ebay.  I contacted the guy directly (not through ebay).  I paid $189 plus $30 shipping.) 

When I ordered my screen I was told it would take 4 days to make and 4 days to ship.  It took 23 days to get.  I was having a little difficulty getting responses for a while.  After a couple of weeks I was told it would be tested and shipped if I were happy with it.  Several days later I got pictures (Exactly the same as some I've seen on this website).  I asked about the sag in the screen and I was told that was normal.  HuhHuh??  Once shipped, it only took three days to arrive in Texas.  It shipped on Sunday evening (Monday in Hong Kong) and I got it on Wednesday. 

Anyway, I have the Panda 1.5 HP blower and it inflates quickly.  Just a couple of minutes is all it takes.  I need to time it next time if I can remember.
6  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: CB Setup on: July 31, 2008, 10:15:43 pm
I just got my 12' x 20' CB screen.  It was $1,000 (no blower).  It has a sag and I asked about that.  He said it was normal.  It also has a seam.  I wish it didn't but maybe I can do something about that another time.  (If someone knows where I can get large enough material please let me know.)  The screen is as tall as a two story building.  I hope to post pictures before too long.  I have put the screen up twice everyone loves it. 

7  Around the campfire - off-topic discussions / General off-topic discussions / Re: What do you guys do for a living? on: July 11, 2008, 12:04:55 am
I started and have owned a printing company for 26 years.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: I finally got the go ahead to build my theater on: July 10, 2008, 12:24:42 pm
Build a mini-stonehenge and everyone will then have a place to sit!  Some single seats and some benches. 
9  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: what to get? on: July 10, 2008, 01:34:27 am
I'm in Sherman, about an hour north of Dallas.

It is the newest Dell model:

Dell 1609 WX
2500 ANSI Lumens
Resolution:  1280 x 800 (WXGA); autosync up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1900:1 Contrast Ratio
DLP®  and BrilliantColorTM  Technology  - DLP Projectors produce brilliant color quality and amazing color brightness.
30 Feet (9 meter)Maximum Screen Projection  - From a 39 foot distance (I've used it from about 60 feet.
Up to 4000 Hours Lamp Life
Extensive Connectivity  - The versatile 1609WX offers Dual VGA, DVI – D, S-Video, Composite Video, Component Video via VGA and RS232 connectivity options.


I just bought it and I LOVE it!  It is better than I expected.  I haven't gotten my CB Inflatable screen yet but I have been projecting on my neighbors two story building about 60 feet away.  It is a brick building and the picture is a little dark because of the dark brick, but I also have a 6 foot portable screen and when I put it up the picture is amazing.  I have some techie friends that are amazed at the quality.  I can't hardly wait to get my 20 x 12 screen.  I researched many projectors before I bought this one.  I am 100% happy with my purchase and especially the price.  I even got 10% off, free shipping (I got it the next day), and 12 months no interest. 


http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&category_id=5188
10  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: What projector do you use? on: July 09, 2008, 10:57:14 pm
Dell 1609 WX
2500 ANSI Lumens
Resolution:  1280 x 800 (WXGA); autosync up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1900:1 Contrast Ratio
DLP®  and BrilliantColorTM  Technology  - DLP Projectors produce brilliant color quality and amazing color brightness.
30 Feet (9 meter)Maximum Screen Projection  - From a 39 foot distance (I've used it from about 60 feet.
Up to 4000 Hours Lamp Life
Extensive Connectivity  - The versatile 1609WX offers Dual VGA, DVI – D, S-Video, Composite Video, Component Video via VGA and RS232 connectivity options.
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: what to get? on: July 09, 2008, 10:49:12 pm
Mine is 2500 with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA); autosync up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
12  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: what to get? on: July 09, 2008, 09:08:05 pm
I was told by my tech friends that I definitely wanted to go DLP.  They said the colors would lose some after a while plus the speed of the color wheel could do some strange things to the eyes on a very large screen.  I don't remember exactly all the cons they were mentioning other than I definitely should go DLP. 
13  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: Exceeding maximum throw distance on: July 09, 2008, 09:03:19 pm
I would suggest you find something to shine it one from the distance you need in order to fill your screen.  The throw distances are manufacturer's specs but I can exceed mine with no problems.  If you need, just run an extension cord out and shine it back on the hosue or garage or something.  You could even get a couple of people to just hold a sheet up if you need too.  I would sure try this first. 
14  Backyard Theater discussions / Projector specific / Re: I need some projector advice on: July 09, 2008, 08:49:28 pm
I just bought a Dell and I LOVE it!  It is better than I expected.  I haven't gotten my CB Inflatable screen yet but I have been projecting on my neighbors two story building about 60 feet away.  It is a brick building and the picture is a little dark because of the dark brick, but I also have a 6 foot portable screen and when I put it up the picture is amazing.  I have some techie friends that are amazed at the quality.  I can't hardly wait to get my 20 x 12 screen.  I researched many projectors before I bought this one.  I am 100% happy with my purchase and especially the price.  I even got 10% off, free shipping (I got it the next day), and 12 months no interest. 

I got the 1609WX.  The aspect ratio is native 16x10 and will support 16x9 and 4x3.  It is a 1280 x 800 WXGA Resolution  projector which gives it the quality picture.  It is a DLP and has the BrilliantColor Technology.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&category_id=5188
15  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: I am VERY concerned about my CB inflatable screen. on: July 08, 2008, 01:51:41 pm
Thanks for the input!  I was just a little concerned due to the lack of communication all at once compared to when I first made contact with him. 

My screen size is 20 x 12 and I can't find out any dimensions.  I'll have to wait until I get my screen I guess and measure it myself. 

Everyone I have told are stunned as to what I'm doing.  I'll be extra happy when I get my screen. 

Thanks again for the encouragement. 
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