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  1. Johnny_Boy

    Recommended upgrade?

    Out of everything so far i think the centre is my weak point. I gave vaf a call yesterday to go through some options. Would either be a toss up between the DC-X63cc or i91mkii cc. From what they were telling me, the i91 would be the better option based on my room size, Its a modest room of 4.5x4.5, so the larger SLP output of the X63cc wouldn't be needed. On the plus side the i91 is also cheaper! I have recently installed some room treatments, with floor to ceiling curtains on one side for the room. I would have liked to do 3 sides but that isn't really an option for the time being. Further room treatments such as roof panels and wall panels aren't really an option as this is a predominantly a general tv room. I can get away with some things, but not too much in a mixed use room. I do have a universal remote and love it. Don't think i could go back to multiple remotes now. I have considered a audio calibration, once i decide on a new centre channel i will definitely get it calibrated. Know any good audio calibration technicians? The projector is calibrated, and was money well spend. Awesome picture. Thanks for all the suggestions so far, love it
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    Recommended upgrade?

    Room is 100% movies/tv. i haven't ventured down the 2 channel path as i generally just stream spotify throughout the house. One day i may explore it but background music is fine for now. I have looked at getting a pre/pro, though i am not sure if that will actually improve the sound much for the money. Not much spare room for a second sub unfortunately. As for the new UBD player, of late i haven't been using it as much as i use to. I have been ripping all my media to my server at 1:1 for playback on my media player. The correct tone mapping of the UB9000 is interesting though. My projector does struggle with some UHD titles. That is actually something i have been looking at but havent seen a DCX centre from the same generation come up for sale for quite a while. I have been looking out on gumtree/forums etc. Do you think the current DCX63-cc would me much different to the gen4mkII DCXcc? Or possibly the i91mkII cc for similar money. I think you're right, centre upgrade is the way to go. Hadn't considered a more premium room correction system. I'll have a look into it for sure. I do like the idea of the new N5. Would really be pushing the budget though
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    Recommended upgrade?

    Hi All, I'm reasonably happy with my system, but after my wife has made a little impulse purchase, i have the green light on a upgrade. Something in the 3-4k range would be acceptable. The thing is, i have no idea what if anything i should even be looking at. I'm open to any suggestions Current Gear TV - Panasonic 75fx780a Projector - JVC X5000 Screen - 110 tab tensioned screen (wont be replacing this one) Receiver - Denon 6200X Amps - Emotiva XPA5 (5 main channels), Emotiva UPA700 (2-atmos speakers and zone2/3 speakers, have 2 free channels) Speakers - Vaf DCX Gen4mk2, DC6 centre, DC7 early model surrounds, DC3 atmos Sub - Submersive Sources - Fetch mighty - Apple tv - HiMedia Q10 Pro connected to my server - Panasonic UB400 4k player I thought about adding 2 surrounds to convert from 5.1.2 to 7.1.2 but dont really have the room. Same for a second set of atmos speakers. Ideas? or it is just spending money for the sake of spending money? Thanks
  4. At 3000k/year thats 8.2hrs/day, don't think that would be considered average..... Great price for the TV in any case. I had this exact model and served me very well. Quality picture.
  5. Price?
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    Fetch TV Mighty question

    Had the fetch mighty (purchased from JB HiFi with the Tivo Swap) a few years ago. Does anyone have some slight stuttering during recorded content playback? i get a slight visual stutter every 1min or so, its just enough to take you out of the moment. Audio doesn't stutter at all. thoughts?
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    Budget RCA cables

    Cheers for the link. just bought 5 thanks
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    Budget RCA cables

    Hi all, have just added another power amp to my home theatre system and need to purchase 5 more RCA cables. I'm currently using the Emotiva X-series 1m RCA cables and have no complaints with them https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/video-accessory/video-accessories-misc/emotiva-x-series-av-cables/. I would buy again, but they no longer make them, Not wanting to spend much, what are some good quality cables without the price tag. Cheers
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    Screen Technics - Motorised Screen

    I have the 110 tab tensioned screen, its been fantastic. I wouldn't by a non-tensioned screen again if going for drop down. They are more expensive that standard, but worth it for the flat screen it produces. Had some bad experiences with screens curling slightly in the past that really bugged me. Al, not sure why you would stay away from tab-tensioned?
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    3 teir tempered glass equipment rack

    forget the stand, I'm in love with your garage floor! Good luck with the sale btw
  11. Johnny_Boy

    Projector Setup

    The 5600 has a throw ratio of 1.33-2.16. use the Epson throw calculator on the website https://www.epson.com.au/distance_calculator/ So if you wanted a 120" screen you can mount your projector between 3.54m - 5.75m from the screen (from lens to screen) Anything outside of that range will not work. If you wanted 110" screen its 3.24m - 5.27m and for 130" its 3.84m - 6.23m. If the bracket is 3.7m from the screen, it will be very very close to the 3.54m limit when measuring from lens to screen for a 120". Just mount it and see how you go, you might just be inside the limit. The one thing you will need to be spot on with, is making sure the projector lens is exactly in the centre of the screen. Your model of projector does not have horizontal lens shift so you need to be exact with hardware position. Measure and measure again before you mount the screen. One other thing to look out for, is you only have 15% vertical lens shift in the one direction. So make sure you get the projector up and test on the wall before mounting the screen. Very limited amount of image movement is possible
  12. Apple TV just works right out of the box without having to play with any other settings. Very wife/kid friendly. Netflix for example only plays in full resolution on a very limited number of boxes. AppleTV and Shield play at full resolution, where as my Himedia Q10pro is limited to 480p (thus why i wish i got the Shield) The limitations with AppleTV are how i wanted to play back my media. I store all my media on a low power NAS 20TB system that is storage only, no decoding/transcoding. If you are running plex, you need a relatively powerful computer running when watching content as the appleTV does not have the grunt for high bitrate video. With a separate streaming box like HiMedia/Shield, the decoding/processing is done in that box, and you only need to have the NAS running. Just works out better for my situation. There is also the limits in AppleTV in what files it can play. As i do not remux my UHD rips, there are very few media players that will play this file time. AppleTV is not one of them. Then there are some other HDR, 3D and audio difference as well. Software updates are also different between the boxes, apple is very easy. The other two are more fiddly. Really depends what you are doing with it. All three boxes mentioned are about the same price. If you want easy no fuss but with some limitations, get the apple. If you want no compromises and happy to mess around a little, get the shield.
  13. If you are planning on streaming local UHD 1:1 rips through plex/Kodi then the Shield is a very good way to go. It delivers all the audio/visual benefits as a UHD disk player. I've got a Himedia Q10pro that works similar to the Shield. If i had my time again i would have gone for the Shield. The only issue with these android boxes is they can be a little fiddly, and you will need to tinker to get the most out of them but they do have features the appleTV cant do atm. If you want something to just 'work' the appleTV is the way to go. Ive got both, because for something things the apple tv just wins. Cheers
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    SOLD: FS: Mega Rack of Awesomeness!!

    How funny! i have basically the same rack! Though smaller rods and black boards. (Excuse the mess) Looks great, good luck with the sale
  15. These are pretty much my dream HT speakers..... Wonder if the wife would notice that i don't get a tax return this year