update. still havent cut the screen from the new material. strange phobia kickin my behind right now plus outright laziness when its not.
bought an Onkyo TX-SR313 receiver for $165 from Frys about 2 weeks ago. finally hooked it up last night. as a bonus it has an on screen menu display for the receiver settings via hdmi! my old one only had it available via analog video out (which meant an individual screen).
projectors' setup image:
as a test movie i played Purple Rain.
fiddled with the audio. had to tell the receiver to turn off the center channel plus rear channels as im only running 2.1 (2 fronts with a sub) right now. its painfully obvious i need a sub upgrade now.
ran a few more test videos and some of those hd test patterns i've had for a good hour (maybe 10 minutes each video). as i was playing this nights' byt onto a bare light blue wall, i had to adjust the projector settings a tad.
Gravity was one of the more "i think im gonna hurl" test clips i ran:
i believe that in honor of the winter games, we chose "Cool Runnings" as our re-inaugural movie:
the red hue is from a small tabletop lamp we used to light up our burger dinner
the bad overall photos are courtesy of my old iphone cell.
first 2014 byt session began at 6pm and ended at almost 12am. also ran about half of the original Tron but the wife got bored so switched it to White House Down (wifes favorite for its "Tatum Eye-Candy")
no pics of the last 2