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31  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Bluetooth Transmitter for multiple headsets on: April 16, 2014, 12:52:08 am
not sure its bluetooth capable but Frosty has a setup which allows for multiple wireless headphones.
32  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What do you do for mosquito control? on: April 16, 2014, 12:50:41 am
What I'm hoping to do with this thread is to create a mega-thread of various options that are available for mosquito control, maybe with approximate prices of each option (if forum rules allow), and links to relevant threads about each option. I'll update the initial post for this thread to include links that other posters provide about various solutions.

i can dig it. just change the thread title to Mosquito Control Central/MegaThread and do update the first post with links to the various existing threads and prices of the various doo-dads. im not entirely sure posting direct links to purchase these items would be cool with the forum. maybe just suggest where one can find them.
33  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Mega-Tronn 2.0/Cine-Tronn 5.0 on: April 16, 2014, 12:34:27 am
right away OA!  Grin
the trickiest of all these "to do's" would be the underground pipe(s) with power, video cables, and audio cables. i have to plan ahead a bit and think of what i could possible use in the future that i dont use now.


ive looked at my tarp (also from billboard tarps) and i do notice some "hard" creases. havent unrolled it yet but i'll try to get the best area for the screen.  meant to finally replace that torn patio cover today then unroll and cut my tarp but the water heater decided today was the best day to spring a leak!
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i wonder how difficult it would be for me to first do the glueing of the seam and then have it sewn by some industrial strength sewing machines... some AMERICAN MADE (in temecula) sewing machines! Cheesy
34  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Mega-Tronn 2.0/Cine-Tronn 5.0 on: April 15, 2014, 02:38:12 pm
me too. i've bought a new receiver a month back but havent updated this thread. i'll update tonight.

the current hooks i have that are holding the entire frame structure are these kind frosty:

35  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Mega-Tronn 2.0/Cine-Tronn 5.0 on: April 15, 2014, 10:40:39 am
sat down this morning and had to write out a list of to do things for my theater.

today: replace patio cover (have on hand)

frame upgrades:
1. new frame hooks (x2). will be adding more weight to the frame and need some beefier hooks.
2. add leg extensions to frame at the left, center, and right. this is to further add more support to the frame. new "T" pipe section in the bottom center of frame needed.
3. look into possibly making some "HyltoPlex" style frame extensions from the frame to the wall.
5. measure and cut billboard tarp (new screen). 16'2"x9'2". will fold over edges 1" and glue together leaving a 1" edge for tarp clamps
6. dig "tech" trench. add power, speaker cables, sub, hdmi, component underground from frame area to tree. flexible tubes along tree.
7. add "house lights" to tree with switch.
36  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: where's the warm weather? on: April 14, 2014, 04:11:13 pm
we're dippin towards 55 this friday and sat night! brrrrrr!
37  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: First night of the season report on: April 14, 2014, 09:54:01 am
frosty, make a playlist of wrestling movies or movies staring wrestling people! im thinking of doing a wrasslin' nite
38  Around the campfire - off-topic discussions / General off-topic discussions / Forza 5 BYT Car on: April 13, 2014, 03:37:54 pm








39  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Mega-Tronn 2.0/Cine-Tronn 5.0 on: March 02, 2014, 09:38:17 pm
had a bad byt weekend this weekend. nothing but rain and thunder and heck of a lot of wind!

had some "slight" damage to our outdoor patio:





40  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: BYT Awards? on: March 01, 2014, 02:22:29 am
watch the lord of the rings trilogy extended editions back to back to back. its about 11.5 hours of awesome!
41  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Budget AV Receivers: What do you have? Where did you get it? on: February 23, 2014, 06:27:22 pm

i'll have to read the manual (which i havent) but for this cheap of a price i dont think it has an on-board video card
42  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Mega-Tronn 2.0/Cine-Tronn 5.0 on: February 23, 2014, 06:16:01 pm
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 Smiley   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
43  Backyard Theater discussions / Receiver specific / Re: Budget AV Receivers: What do you have? Where did you get it? on: February 18, 2014, 10:46:28 pm
had a yamaha something-or-other open box model from newegg.com for about $160 for the past 2 1/2 years. stopped working last summer and temp stopped my byt'ing. a series of unfortunate events occured which left me inclined to not buy a new receiver until last week actually. its an Onkyo TX-SR313. got from Frys (retail) for $165. meant to byt this past friday and sat but it got cold here. like 60! BRRRRR!

http://www.frys.com/product/7016191?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG





truly hope that my xbox 360 will work through hdmi on this one. for some reason the Yami wasnt able to.
44  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Blu-Ray Releases February 18 , 2014 on: February 18, 2014, 10:39:49 pm
criterion sure does make some awful decisions on which movies to "criterion". when will i see a Popeye: Criterion disc? WHEN?!?
45  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: MIKE'S MAN CAVE on: February 18, 2014, 10:37:41 pm
i remember this one forum member built what you are attempting soccer1. a hand welded custom frame on a trailer. i cant find it but i remember the guy owned a lot of land up in washington state and always set the trailer up with a lake in the background.  i'll keep searching
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