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 11 
 on: March 25, 2015, 09:47:13 am 
Started by Buzz - Last post by genesis76
Thanks Buzz I got it........But LOL...... We are doing the same & my wife told me not to spend anything as we need it for the car Shocked LOL  I hope I did not empty the penny jar

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 on: March 25, 2015, 09:23:08 am 
Started by Buzz - Last post by genesis76


LOL I put in the wrong link yesterday LOL

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 on: March 25, 2015, 09:08:08 am 
Started by Buzz - Last post by Buzz
Doh!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Interlink-Projector-Ergo-Stand-VP3600-/191543645969?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c98e41711

 14 
 on: March 25, 2015, 08:58:28 am 
Started by Buzz - Last post by genesis76
where is the link Grin

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 on: March 25, 2015, 08:39:15 am 
Started by Buzz - Last post by Buzz
I can't believe I'm not snatching this up - but we are making a lump sum payment to pay of our car.  So even little stuff like this is on hold for the moment.  I've had a notification set up on Ebay for over a year to email me when one of these gets listed, and lo! there's one with a $39.99 buy it now.  I don't know the seller so don't hold me responsible.  But I know this is the unicorn of projector stands for backyard setups.  Thought I'd pass it along...

 16 
 on: March 25, 2015, 08:22:44 am 
Started by awindram - Last post by genesis76
For me I don't think I have ever had a failure .....Yes one of my gemmy fans went out putting up the screen But I learned on here to reach inside & plug it back in Shocked LOL So a 30 second fix. But I only buy used or in the case of my backup screen "Super sales".


I did try to buy a backup projector on e-bay once & got lied too so I returned it.....The lady that sold it to me did not know about the hour counter Grin.....Plus when I opened the filter door lots of dirt fell out.....Yes a lot of dirt Roll Eyes. I guess she did not think I would notice the big green blotch on the screen LOL


I agree on the used....Epson is a great place to buy Refurbs

 17 
 on: March 24, 2015, 11:27:33 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by SR
I drag all the media files into my Windows Media playlist and then save the file for later. You can then double-click this file and it will play everything in the same sequence. Bonus points is that I can also copy it to a flash drive and play the same playlist in my Western Digital media player should I decide to forgo the laptop entirely (which I usually do since the media player is more permanently installed).

The PowerPoint will be slightly tricky as it's not a video file. You can export all the slides though and load them into a video editor for like 10 seconds each and then save that as a video to achieve a similar result.

Thanks 11visions. that may be all I need.  Quick follow up! Why does it look like powerpoint & video never meet. It always looks at least to me that PP is not very video friendly.......In all their versions?  Or is it just me Roll Eyes Thanks Richard

I have built some cartoon, pre-show, intermission combos using a simple program oddly named video editor.  I prefer to have the main movie on DVD if possible because the DVD player never crashes, but I'm not really high tech or all that picky.  I try not to have any blank screens once I start the show, but if it happens for a few seconds oh well.  I like the digital media player idea though.

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 on: March 24, 2015, 11:16:53 pm 
Started by awindram - Last post by SR
LOL I do have a question I am afraid to ask do you have farm animals that walk around the seating area?  Sorry for asking.

Hahahaha! No.  No farm animals, but that would be hilarious! We would be the "S#it & Vue".

I've been out of town, so I haven't really caught up yet here but I saw this and cracked up.  I have a large dog and once, many years ago I missed a rather large poo in the yard, of course someone stepped in it before the movie and then came up to me and informed me that the name should be changed to the S#it & Vue.  I laughed at him, but I don't think he appreciated it.  We still have dogs and the new theatre will still be dog friendly so, well if the shoe fits.... I guess we are....  Smiley Smiley Smiley

Alison, don't let your head explode.  You don't have to start with the most elaborate or state of the art equipment, you can always upgrade down the road and then the stuff you replace at that time becomes the backup equipment.   BTW at the old Sit & Vue the projector was in the middle of the hill and audience seating at almost ground level no less.  Was it ideal, no, did it work effectively for 8 years, yes.

SR Said it the best. I did not start out with a backup plan at all. I waited until the Price was right to buy old seconds just in-case. In fact I am still waiting on the projector LOL.

Just have fun with it.........SR you have the best plan in-case something breaks you tell the audience stage left or stage right to your other two screens Grin Grin   I would be stuck telling jokes....maybe that's why I usually have under ten at my events Shocked
 LOL


As far as the P__s on the ground.....well that's where you have your in-laws sit. Shocked

All of my equipment both backup and regular use stuff was bought used except for the wood screen that I built from scratch in 2005ish.  I'll tell you one thing, I think that a lot of folks over look the option of buying used.  For me I would not be in BYT if it weren't for buying used I'm just too cheap or broke one or the other. 

I hadn't thought about the fringe benefits of multiple screen should something happen on one of them.

I'll also say that in the 8 season I ran the single screen version of the Sit & Vue or Sh#t & Vue, The worst thing I ever had happen was my old laptop crashed during a movie on a hot summer evening.  I believe I had it to close to the other equipment and it over heated.  After a few minutes it cooled off re-booted and we watched the rest of the movie uneventfully.  Later that year I bought a slightly used laptop, and a very used DVD player for the theatre.  I can't think of any other during movie failures.  I had the C-quam (AM stereo) generator go out in the broadcast unit once.  Because the AM transmitter is older than dirt it took me over a month to find someone that could fix the thing, so for that time period we had mono AM sound.  Not one person complained about it other than me   Smiley Smiley  I have owned a backup PJ for years that has never been used, other than for testing, but it is good to know it's there encase of a sudden bulb failure or something.  Unfortunately it is way to under powered for the 2 new larger screens, but as Gen, pointed out, if I have a failure I can just point the guests in the direction of another screen. 

 19 
 on: March 24, 2015, 02:47:20 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
I drag all the media files into my Windows Media playlist and then save the file for later. You can then double-click this file and it will play everything in the same sequence. Bonus points is that I can also copy it to a flash drive and play the same playlist in my Western Digital media player should I decide to forgo the laptop entirely (which I usually do since the media player is more permanently installed).

The PowerPoint will be slightly tricky as it's not a video file. You can export all the slides though and load them into a video editor for like 10 seconds each and then save that as a video to achieve a similar result.

Thanks 11visions. that may be all I need.  Quick follow up! Why does it look like powerpoint & video never meet. It always looks at least to me that PP is not very video friendly.......In all their versions?  Or is it just me Roll Eyes Thanks Richard

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 on: March 24, 2015, 02:33:05 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by 11visions
I drag all the media files into my Windows Media playlist and then save the file for later. You can then double-click this file and it will play everything in the same sequence. Bonus points is that I can also copy it to a flash drive and play the same playlist in my Western Digital media player should I decide to forgo the laptop entirely (which I usually do since the media player is more permanently installed).

The PowerPoint will be slightly tricky as it's not a video file. You can export all the slides though and load them into a video editor for like 10 seconds each and then save that as a video to achieve a similar result.

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