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  1. I can't see what the rest of your room is like from your photo, but having had an apartment projector setup I can offer some advice. The key is to sit the projector on top of a bookshelf at the back of the room. The benefits are such: No setup/tear down time. This will save you from a major PITA. Not only are they fragile and heavy, you'll need to focus it every time you set it up. Which means staring at cross hatch patterns standing cm from the wall if you're projector has remote focus, or staring at cross hatch patterns with binoculars if your projector has manual focus. Opens you up to the wide world of normal throw projectors. An Epson would be my choice - new or used. I was projecting to 115" (2.35:1) from 3m back (lens to wall) with a Panasonic PT-AE8000. Audio/video equipment can stay plugged in and on the bookshelf. No video cables running across the room. No permanent modifications needed to the room. Handy if renting. Essential with a slab roof. I used a Lack bookshelf from IKEA, but there are slim unobtrusive ones that you can arrange furniture around or in front off. Give it some thought and good luck!
  2. Frank Prowse Hi-Fi is carrying RowOne electric recliners. I don't own them but have sat in them - very comfortable. https://rowoneht.com/
  3. Mains are Ascension C1503DAMTL (Adelaide Speakers high-power speakers). Sub drivers are Mach5 UXL-18's. No build thread for the room but have a build thread for the subs over here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/2923958-grad-sub-ported-uxl-18-a.html
  4. And this is the finished product. I've filled in all the gaps between the speakers and themselves and the walls. This should solve my SBIR and 100Hz suck out issues. The insulation above the speakers is a bass trap which was there previously.
  5. So quick update, tried this insulation reciprocating saw blade on my Milwaukee M12 Hackzall: http://www.suttontools.com/products/specialty-reciprocating-blades-insulation-ultra-h534/ And it didn't do sh*t. Even with the piece clamped on one side and me holding the other, I still had to physically saw to get it to cut. Maybe with a reciprocating saw with more travel it would work. I then gave the circular saw a go with the wood blade. This worked, except the off cuts blocked up the guard and there was polyester flying everywhere. After that we looked at angle grinder blades for the circular saw, as bjc suggested. This would work great, except for my application I needed the sides smooth and not melted so the absorption qualities wouldn't change. Toolmart recommended a hand held insulation saw for $45. I wasn't keen but tried it anyway. By gosh, this thing is sweet. Weighs nothing and cuts through it like butter. Highly recommended for when you need clean edges that aren't glazed.
  6. Yea, I think I'll persevere with a circular saw with a track guide instead of losing fingers on an angle grinder ;). Just need to know which blade to use.
  7. I got a couple of packs of Martini Absorb HD 50 delivered yesterday. Looking at the data sheets, didn't much see the point in paying extra for XHD for little to no gain. My question is to do with cutting them. In a previous project, when they were called Tontine Acoustisorb, I used an angle grinder, but it was a pain to do straight cuts and need to flip them over. Thinking about using a 7 1/4" circular saw this time. That should just about reach 50mm when running on a 12mm guide. The remainder I can cut easily with scissors. The question is do I use my normal wood blade or use a diamond blade with flatter edges? Or I found the Insucut circular saw blade which is made for this stuff, but can't really stomach the AUD$240 price tag: https://kaindl.de/en/kaindl-insucutr-dammstoffmesser-kreismesser.html
  8. Roachy, or anyone else that got help from Singapore: Was it Hwee Seng Electronics that assisted you on getting a HDMI board? I have a TX-SR608 with a failed HDMI board. While the repair shop has a quoted a price to repair it, the price is too high ($580, well over second hand value) and I'm not confident they'd even be able to get the part locally as mine was imported. Interested in other options before I resort to wielding a soldering iron and probably damaging it further.
  9. I'm hanging out for the Boxee box which is coming Q1 2010. I use it on a mac currently and quite like it. It does cataloguing and grabs cover art from imdb.com and thetvdb.com.
  10. I ordered from PP via PriceUSA on 9/12/2009 and it arrived 24/12/2009 - what a pleasant Christmas present. Total cost was around 2.9k including $200 worth of customs duty. Been playing with it a lot over the xmas break and its really impressive. I'm projecting an 84" 16:9 image from 3m away and 107" 2.39:1 (CIH). Glad to report no dust blobs or other problems.
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