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  1. womble66

    JB HIFI tvs

    Agree but with that budget I would stop at the 65" in favour of nearly the best picture money can buy for <$2.5K rather than going to the 75" lower spec unit. Agree with @rocky500 being get a Sony but the X8500E as a minimum rather than the extra 10" for the base model X6700E https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/sony/sony-x8500e-65-4k-uhd-hdr-android-smart-led-lcd-tv/453468/
  2. womble66

    JB HIFI tvs

    Not the LG one or any LG UHD due to their use of IPS screen technology. Maybe a Samsung model within budget or the Hisense 55N7 which uses a Samsung panel or I have heard a few good things about the TCL 55X2US (not the C or P). What's your budget if it's not $4k?
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    Atmos ceiling speakers

    Looks great but I concur with painting the ceiling fittings but like @SUPCIN I also used a spray paint to paint my KRIX grills, including my in-wall fronts, the ducted AC ceiling outlet, the alarm PIR and the LED downlight frames. At $12 can it was cheap and the finish was outstanding with no issues of blocking the little holes by applying light multiple coats and providing a uniform flat black similar to my black ceiling and front wall.. https://www.bunnings.com.au/rust-oleum-340g-ultra-cover-2x-flat-black-spray-paint_p1580675
  4. Try http://au.rs-online.com/web/
  5. womble66

    Atmos ceiling speakers

    They are $297 delivered on eBay from Vista Vision and if you wait every few days/weeks they have a 5% or 10% or even 20% promo on so they get even cheaper. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-8-140W-In-Ceiling-Speakers-Pair-1-Swivel-Tweeter-NS-IC800-/252246015377?hash=item3abb08bd91:g:Bm4AAOSwwPhWk2W9 So unless you can get HN to do them for $285 I wouldn't bother,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  6. womble66

    Chromecast query

    No, you download to your device from Google Play, which consumes data from you internet plan, then you use your local wifi network to cast (send) it to your TV which consumes none of your internet plan data. So basically it allows you to watch when offline but so you can understand it maybe just disconnect you internet connection and play your movie and you will see it still works. By the way this is the most expensive way to watch streamed or downloaded movies so maybe you should look at other options.
  7. Looks great ........ where ya gunna hide that sub , it's huge
  8. womble66

    Small Ht Setup Advise

    Looks great ....... only things I would do is paint the room darker, especially the ceiling, and maybe extend your screen frame to your ceiling and fill in the gap as that looks a bit strange. Well done.
  9. Doesn't seem to align with your OP as it was stated as a 4.6 x 3.3 room so if you project onto the 4.6 wall you cannot possibly be 4.0m away (only if you sit in one corner and look at the diagonal corner). Doesn't really matter now as your post over on WP gave other dimensions and using the 3.1 wall to project onto and it now looks like you have purchased the Vivitek package so all you need get ready for the install and enjoy the products you have selected
  10. No input of the equipment as that depends on your budget, your room characteristics and your individual preferences but just be conscious of screen sizes, speakers sizes and projector throw distances when selecting any of your equipment. For example you are going to project on the 3300mm wall so if you go tower speakers then that means you probably need to allow 400mm each side of the screen therefore leaving you only able to use a fixed screen that is 2400-2500mm wide so based on that your looking at a max 110" screen but maybe even less depending on brand as boarder/frame width varies.
  11. womble66

    Epson EH TW3000 projector

    Get on eBay. Heaps of cheaper options including those claiming to be genuine. Just be careful as some are genuine lamps in aftermarket housings, some are totally non-genuine lamps and housings, some are just lamps of both varieties and some are fakes. It seems that you are I high users as the alternate is to buy a TV so if it was me I would opt for an original lamps in an aftermarket housing for about $200. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xepson+tw3000+lamp.TRS0&_nkw=epson+tw3000+lamp&_sacat=0
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    Shopping for a TV at Costco

    As I said it may have changed but when I had my membership I looked into this warranty policy and at the time I was informed that for me to have a lifetime coverage then I would need to maintain my membership without any lapses therefore I compared it to any other extended warranty that you pay extra. As for other that have been told the same thing then here is another experience of the same: whrl.pl/RezF25 So it maybe a case by case thing depending on who you get a the service counter but allowing to renew within 6 months seems some sort of benefit but after that it seems you either have to renew or the guarantee lapses which is similar to not continuing your membership as per my original post but like a lot of things in life, YMMV.
  13. womble66

    Shopping for a TV at Costco

    Not sure if it has changed since I was last a member but Costco's "satisfaction guarantee", which is what a member invokes once the OEM warranty or ACL statutory warranty is expired or not applicable, is only valid as long as the member who purchased the item continues to maintain their membership status. If you cease being a member then the "satisfaction guarantee" is no longer applicable even if you rejoin as some later stage. As for updating your TV every few years using the "satisfaction guarantee" mechanism, be aware there is some evidence that Costco monitor for this behavior and if you are profiled as a possible abuser of the system then they may refuse your request and simple refund you your membership and ask you to shop elsewhere in the future.
  14. @Hopefulguy, don't for get to take some $$$$ cause you know you really want some KRIX gear and upgrade from all that old 2nd hand stuff
  15. womble66

    Ceiling paint

    I applied it to my ceiling and screen all using a roller on a 1:1 mix after speaking to a few people including my painter mate and ended up with a excellent black results that shows no signs of grey even when compared to the flocked edging on my 125" ST screen. My room was already painted in ceiling white and cream walls so the only got a light sand and wipe down before apply the ROSCO #6003. If your going to spray you will probably need to use a higher ratio mix (2:1 or the recommended 3:1) but I would only mix it as thin as your spray gun can handle given even the supplier advise that a thin mixture may end up with a "greyer" end result which I reckon is probably due to bleeding of the white base coat and only thin layers of the product. Yes, if you need more than 4 litres of paint then the ROSCO 1 gallon tins (3.8l) is the best value per litre due to the 3:1 ratio mix compared to the other options so there are no downsides on buy this paint. I would have gone the Solver or Dulux options but locally for me there wasn't much difference in prices based and it was just as easy to order from ROSCO direct and it was delivered the next day to my door.
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