Happy New Year 2014!
My 2013 BYT ended about july of last year. after your screen rips and your receiver takes a dump you must step back and contemplate things. i focused on my photography and disneyland. my dog passed in early august and really took a toll on me (still is really). photography, movies inside with the wife, and other small things are keeping me in check.
so this is a build thread for mega-tronn 2.0/cine-tronn 5.0. honestly im gettin a bit confused on the nomenclature as well. i should go through all my threads and link em together.
Mega-Tronn 1.0/Cine-Tronn 2.0
Porta-Tronn 1.0/Cine-Tronn 3.0
Inflata-Tronn 1.0/Cine-Tronn 4.0
so we begin this build thread with the screen. mega-tronn 1.0 was a 9x16 BOC finished screen from Carls Place. due to my laziness, the screen sat outside exposed to the elements a good 2 years. yes it got dirty but with a soft bristle brush and some really mild cleaning liquid, i was able to get most of the gunk out. most of it. one day as i was taking the screen down due to an oncoming wind storm, i hear the most terrifying sound known to a BYT'er! "RRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!". a long gash about 5' in length occured. nothing physically ripped the screen. if you feel the materal next to the rip, you can feel the signs of sun damage. it feels a lot thinner and flimsier than the rest of the material. http://www.billboardtarps.com/
mega-tronn 2.0 will take its cue from Frosty's and Underdogs' billboard tarp screens. just yesterday i ordered a big enough sized tarp from billboardtarp.com. sometimes it takes them awhile to get an all white tarp in the right size.
on to the receiver. with some internet research, i found out after my issue that my model pioneer receiver had a design flaw. technically there is nothing wrong with the receiver except that it wont turn on. its either a $100 circuit board or about $50 in parts (plus who knows how much in labor) to fix it. considering i got this receiver for $150 and it lasted 2 years, i think i got my monies worth out of it and wish to get away from pioneers. i believe ive found a receiver im content with. i currently have a yamaha receiver in my living room thats given me zero issues. this model i've found is also a yamaha. its actually an upgrade to the living room receiver. so i'll actually buy this model, upgrade the living room, then that receiver goes outside!http://www.frys.com/product/7582656?site=sr%3ASEARCH%3AMAIN_RSLT_PG
i do believe i'll get that receiver today as well.