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 11 
 on: September 26, 2014, 05:47:12 pm 
Started by Garp - Last post by Garp
What you're running into is the electronics industry forcing people to go digital (i.e. HDMI).  Newer players are purposely "broken" in that they will only output at 480i on analog outputs like component.  Usually this only kicks in on "protected content" which is just about every commercial Blu-ray disc one might be interested in.  So, the limitation here is coming from your Sony BR player, not the DV-11 projector.

-Sparge-

So, basically, there's nothing I can do with the DV11 to get 720p? Is there a way to run an HDMI cable to it? Or am I just going to have to upgrade the pj?

 12 
 on: September 26, 2014, 05:38:33 pm 
Started by Garp - Last post by Sparge
What you're running into is the electronics industry forcing people to go digital (i.e. HDMI).  Newer players are purposely "broken" in that they will only output at 480i on analog outputs like component.  Usually this only kicks in on "protected content" which is just about every commercial Blu-ray disc one might be interested in.  So, the limitation here is coming from your Sony BR player, not the DV-11 projector.

-Sparge-

 13 
 on: September 26, 2014, 05:15:46 pm 
Started by Garp - Last post by Garp
Hi, I have an Optoma DV11 and a Sony BX58 blu-ray player. I've set the blu-ray player to output at 720p and am connecting the two with a component cable. I've been pleased with the result for months, but happened to hit the display button on the BR's remote and saw that it was showing 480i. And I don't know why.

I've tried different set-ups - running the BR through the receiver then onto the pj; using a component-to-vga cable; using a component cable to vga adapter to pj; setting the BR to output at 1080i. Still got the 480i display.

I'm feeling like there is something obvious I'm missing. I thought the DV11 could handle 720p, but maybe I was wrong. Or maybe I'm overlooking something regarding the cables.

Like I say, I've been happy up until now with the picture (it does look better than the inbuilt DVD player), but if there's a way to improve it further, I want to try it.

Any help appreciated. I have my (only) show of the season tomorrow (a 'Frozen'/'The Conjuring' double feature for maybe a dozen or so friends & family), so if I can wow them, it would be great.

Cheers, as always, in advance.

 14 
 on: September 23, 2014, 11:36:01 am 
Started by OutdoorGeek - Last post by ActionJax
Gives me some ideas too!  We are a "theatrical" family. (Actors, Directors, my wife is one of the Production Manager for the Cleveland Playhouse Square).

And all I'd need to do is put up a little stage, maybe some lights, and voila!

A location for dinner, a show and a movie nights! 

What a GREAT idea!  And it looks like you're having so much fun too.

Thanks, I may be stealing this one for next season.  Getting kinda cold here in Ohio for this year.  But now I've got some plans for next year (season)

~Cheers!

 15 
 on: September 23, 2014, 09:31:01 am 
Started by OutdoorGeek - Last post by Oldalgebra
What a wonderful evening!!!

 16 
 on: September 22, 2014, 03:13:08 pm 
Started by ranman101 - Last post by ranman101
It's time for your weekly Blu-Ray releases for September 23 2014. Hey Don't forget only 92 days till Christmas. Don't hate me. lol

Bloody Mama
Defiance: Season Two
Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here
Distant Drums
Elmer Gantry
Firestorm (2013)
Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary
Halloween: The Complete Collection
Key & Peele: Season Three
Macbeth: Criterion
Neighbors
Postman Pat: The Movie
Run Silent, Run Deep
Saw: The Complete Movie Collection
South of St. Louis
Taras Bulba
The 100: Season One
The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology
The Innocents: Criterion
The Last of the Unjust
The Rover
The Signal
The Young Savages
TT Isle of Man
Very Good Girls
Very Good Girls
We Are The Best

 17 
 on: September 20, 2014, 11:42:44 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
We only do between 2 and 4 events each season but we make the most of it.  Despite continued upgrades, we have definitely seen a different response from guests over the 8 years we have been doing this.  Some friends who came every time a few years ago don't even RSVP anymore.  Fortunately, we also have had new guests that really love it and are now "regulars" at least until they loose interest.  We usually get between 60 and 80 or so when we have a concert and perhaps half that for movie alone.  However, if we did this more frequently I think the numbers would drop significantly.  All & all, I think we are staying about the same for numbers but the people have changed.

Got a really nice note tucked in my door this last time and earlier this year received a Caribou Coffee gift certificate from one family and a bottle of wine from another saying how much they love it.  The gratuity isn't as important to us as the fact that these folks really enjoy it and that makes it worthwhile for us. 

Truth be known, we're getting more excited about the live music these days than the movie but with our west facing "theater" we really need to set up the screen anyway to keep the evening sun from blinding us as it sets - at which point we might as well add the light canon and do both! Smiley
http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php/topic,7770.msg74497/topicseen.html#new

Best to all,
Eric


Man this is a great story Eric....keep it up sounds like fun

 18 
 on: September 20, 2014, 10:43:29 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by OutdoorGeek
We only do between 2 and 4 events each season but we make the most of it.  Despite continued upgrades, we have definitely seen a different response from guests over the 8 years we have been doing this.  Some friends who came every time a few years ago don't even RSVP anymore.  Fortunately, we also have had new guests that really love it and are now "regulars" at least until they loose interest.  We usually get between 60 and 80 or so when we have a concert and perhaps half that for movie alone.  However, if we did this more frequently I think the numbers would drop significantly.  All & all, I think we are staying about the same for numbers but the people have changed.

Got a really nice note tucked in my door this last time and earlier this year received a Caribou Coffee gift certificate from one family and a bottle of wine from another saying how much they love it.  The gratuity isn't as important to us as the fact that these folks really enjoy it and that makes it worthwhile for us. 

Truth be known, we're getting more excited about the live music these days than the movie but with our west facing "theater" we really need to set up the screen anyway to keep the evening sun from blinding us as it sets - at which point we might as well add the light canon and do both! Smiley
http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php/topic,7770.msg74497/topicseen.html#new

Best to all,
Eric

 19 
 on: September 20, 2014, 10:16:31 pm 
Started by OutdoorGeek - Last post by OutdoorGeek
Hello!

Here are a couple clips from our concert/movie event for 2014.  The camcorder was bolted to the deck, about 40 feet from the stage, with the lens zoomed in.  Please excuse the built-in-microphone camcorder audio; hopefully you'll get an idea anyway.  (It sounds less bad on headphones.) 

We ended with torch lighting!

Likely done for the season but will be back next year!

Eric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md9s7WpKAqo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zINtScUv06c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpElfwbkC8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Q9_f8xbO0

 20 
 on: September 20, 2014, 08:27:44 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by BigEBYT
My wife and I love it still. The kids have a good time also. Aged from 15 to 8.  It's a time to unwind and have a cocktail. We go just about every other weekend til Christmas time. We're watching Jumanji tonight!

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