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 11 
 on: April 06, 2017, 11:21:07 am 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by lowcrawl
I looked at Harbor Freights online store but didn't find anything that piqued my interest. I did see they had a store in the local area.  Still not coming up with what I have in my head and the last time I was in one of the Marina stores the stuff they had was very pricey...  So now I have to figure out where I bought the winch I'm using now and see if I can find a second one to go full on redneck and see what kind of contraption I come up with. 

I'll put pics up when I'm done, should be sometime this month (I hope).  All depends on the weather in VA and my schedule, the two never seem to sync up.

 12 
 on: April 05, 2017, 01:09:38 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by SR
My heart goes out to their family, and I do agree, though I have met exactly zero of the  folks on this forum in person I feel the same way, like we are brothers and sisters of BYT.  I'm not trying to start a war this comment but that is why it depresses, and I get defensive sometimes when I see someone on the forum post folks to another place to discuss BYT (FB), or when I see new members aren't being approved.  I feel like I was welcomed into a family when I came along and if this forum were to die, I would loose my BYT family.

You all take care and be strong, summer is getting closer! 

 13 
 on: April 05, 2017, 01:01:02 pm 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by SR
I had a thought of buying a second one of the exact same model putting them side by side, then having one long bolt between them so that the crank would wind both drums.   I figured adding some sort of motor on it later wouldn't be too difficult.   And that was if all else failed at finding what I need before rednecking it anymore, lol.

I haven't heard of Harbor Freight but will look into them.  There are tons of marina stores around here but the powered winches are all for big boats and industrial. 

The Marina store might be a better bet.  Harbor Freight is a discount tool store in the PNW, and I know they sell on their website too.  Frankly I'm a fan of the "rednecking" idea, just because it sounds cheap and unique.

 14 
 on: April 04, 2017, 05:52:52 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
Just got some sad news about a fellow BBQ guy that I have known on two sites. He passed a few weeks ago & we just got the word today.

You know you hear the stories about the things he did for his kids, The love of his wife & all the BBQ's he has done for friends & his community & you are close even though you have never met in life. We shared recipes & cooking tips together now he is gone.

 It is the same on here with many of you. We are brothers & sisters in BYT. We are friends in a new way that would not have existed years ago. I have met a few of you & I would love to meet so many more.

I feel for his family he was so young & his daughters are still young.....just a sad moment in time.

So to all of you I wish you a great BYT year & most of all a healthy year.

Hug your family tonight.

RIP D.R. Holly


 15 
 on: April 04, 2017, 06:52:42 am 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by lowcrawl
I had a thought of buying a second one of the exact same model putting them side by side, then having one long bolt between them so that the crank would wind both drums.   I figured adding some sort of motor on it later wouldn't be too difficult.   And that was if all else failed at finding what I need before rednecking it anymore, lol.

I haven't heard of Harbor Freight but will look into them.  There are tons of marina stores around here but the powered winches are all for big boats and industrial. 

 16 
 on: April 03, 2017, 05:17:01 pm 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by SR
I cannot remember the last time I bought a winch, if you have Harbor Freight tools in your area I would look there first.   Could you modify your current winch to have two drums?

 17 
 on: March 30, 2017, 08:07:24 am 
Started by btrcp2000 - Last post by btrcp2000
great info, thank you so much. Good callout on the zoom. I think I have been a little spoiled with the zoom/manual lens shift on the panasonic ax100. Neither my porch or garage mounts are perfectly squared up but I've always gotten away with adjusting things.  COuld be a challenge if a new projector doesn't have those options. By the way, I'm not even using a screen as I learned a long time ago that if it is complicated to set up, I will never use it.  I have identical monoprice mounts in the garage and porch with hdmi runs, stereo permanently installed in the garage, and I just hang the projector on whichever mount.  In the garage it shines on flat white drywall.  On the porch it shines on beige/grey/white brick.  Last year I got a denon AVR-x400 that can do dual hdmi zones, and this year a logitech harmony hub so I am now just a couple button presses away from showing whatever in both places.  Very rarely I will hang a "screen" (two walmart shower curtains held together with stretchy athletic tape) across the garage door opening, set the projector to "rear" and hang it backwards on the garage mount. Big screen night is fun for the kids, but kind of a PITA to setup, especially if it happens to be windy.

I have now spotted an Epson Ex3240 on craiglist supposedly never used for $200.  3200 Lumens, and it looks like I could easily get the money back out on ebay if it doesn't help much. No lens shift, digital zoom only though. That Sanyo behemoth isnt going anywhere soon.  It has motorized zoom and shift.


 18 
 on: March 30, 2017, 07:06:16 am 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by lowcrawl
The more I use it the more I love it.  It's going to help change the way I do my BYT and other things.  I have the app on my phone and love that I have access to all of my media on the go.  I canceled SirusXM in my car because between the 64GB USB stick and having access to my music on my phone with Plex I didn't need it; and the best thing is I don't have to hear some stupid DJ after every song.   

I have a 21.5TB storage at about 55% full.  It took me months do convert all of my CDs, VHS, DVD and Blueray's to digital but it was worth it for the convenience of it all.  I can even "DVR" TV and Movies from over the air and keep it (after a slight bit of editing commercials). 

I go overboard with it but even for someone with a small digital collection it can be helpful in a BYT environment.

Now it's just a waiting game to save up enough to buy the PJ with a 50ft throw and a new receiver/outdoor speakers and have a permanent setup... if I can just keep the wife from buying so damn many shoes... lol

 19 
 on: March 30, 2017, 01:59:16 am 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by Redsparow1
Thanks for mentioning it.  I also have Plex and have been pretty happy with it, the Fire and Roku both have apps for Plex, so that is nice that you can wirelessly access your library.  I don't have a way to copy content any higher than DVD quality, so I have not used my Plex server for backyard movies though.

 20 
 on: March 29, 2017, 11:42:19 pm 
Started by btrcp2000 - Last post by SR
11V has given you a lot of good advice, but I will add that neither projector is wrong or right, however I will mention that on most projectors running them in non-native aspect ratio doesn't do your light output any favors.  With that said up until the Sit & Vue closed we had two Canon Realis which are native 4.3 units projecting night after night on to 16.9 screens and we had no complaints what so ever.  Personally I don't think 720p 1080p you will really see the difference outside.  90" is relatively small for an outdoor screen so you will sit relatively closer than you might to say a 9' X 16' screen, so you might, notice if you had them setup side by side.  It just depends on how picky your eye is (mine is not that picky).  You should look up bulb cost for both PJs, just so you know what you looking at.  Yes most of the time PJ bulbs last as long as they are suppose to but it's a good thing to know just encase something happens. 

One thing we haven't talked about is zoom.  Does either PJ have a better zoom than the other? 

I would say if you have been able to "test drive" the Sayno, and your happy with the image it produces I would go with that unit only because you have been able to "test drive it" and while you may or may not like the Panasonic you can't "test drive it".  On the other hand 11V is a professional outdoor movie person so he knows what he is talking about too. 

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