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  1. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    Thanks @wooferocau . I love it when we beat the Yanks. The AVS thread now has 10000 posts, and a shed load of whining and wingeing. Just for giggles...let them ask all the questions they want...............but don't give them any answers. 😁 That will drive them crazy.
  2. Probably the monthly fuel bill for @wooferocau ' s tank.
  3. I'm hearing you. Had a look at the dimensions of the NX9 to make sure it would fit in my ceiling box. tick Now I'll just wait another couple of years and pick one up as a run out model before the next generation arrives. If I told SWMBO that I wanted to spend $27k on a PJ, well you know the song...." D...I...V...O...R...C...E "
  4. Lucky luck b@$tards 😎 Enjoy.
  5. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    That's not what I was talking about.😛 What news on the N9?????????????????
  6. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    So @wooferocau what's the scoop ????????????
  7. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    Ha. I was just coming here to link the same information. When one of the world's preeminent calibrators says he will not touch them anymore ( from the top model down), then that is not good.
  8. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    That hobby makes the Z1 sound like a "cheap" hobby in comparison. 2775 litres per 100km makes my Landcruiser sound like a Yaris. May I ask what you do/did as an occupation? Hopefully not "gun runner"😏
  9. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    From Monty Python, "Meet my fwend Biggus Di^^us.......what's so fwunny thenturion???"😂😂😂
  10. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    Ha,ha. Yeah that was hilarious. And how fuel efficient is it? 🤣🤣 How/why do you own a tank? Business or pleasure ? 🤔
  11. IMDave

    2019 projector releases ?

    Yeah have to agree with you there. @:) al Personally, one of the new models isn't even on my radar, but watching the AVS "Anticipation"thread which is hitting close to 10000 posts is doing my head in. It's like watching a traffic accident. You know you shouldn't, but you can't look away. People with way too much time on their hands having a nervous breakdown about a delay in the release of a good damn projector range. Threats to cancel pre-orders of $US18000 models because they might not land for another 2-3 weeks. "I'll just have to buy the Sony instead because I can't wait that long." Not only must they have way too much time, but shed loads of money as well. ( Actually, that was probably confirmed when Javs briefly de-railed the thread with a photo of his Audi and all of a sudden about 3 pages were filled with photos of peoples Ferrari's and an Aston Martin. LOL) First world problems.
  12. When it comes to amplification, l feel the more affluent you are, the more you can justify spending larger sums of money on what "might be "...... something significantly better. Point in case, I had a thread back in the DTV days when I questioned whether I needed a great new power amp for my HT to drive the front LR speakers which were 20 year old Spendor SP2's , or whether it would be better to spend the $4k budget on a new set of LCR speakers for 80%HT/20% two channel. My local dealer ( nb Iive in Frankston) said to to me , that if I couldn't hear the difference a $4k Elektra HD made to my system, I didn't know what I was talking about . Well being a scientist by trade, I needed to test the variables. I took my AVR, Oppo203( purchased from the same dealer) AND the 20yo Spendors to the store. Said dealer was very unimpressed when I wanted to A/B the two options. I set up my system such that it only required 30 seconds work to unplug a couple of components to be able to make an objective comparison. Within the same 30 seconds it was exceedingly obvious that a $4000 Elektra amp was never going to make a 20yo pair of speakers,which were always conservative in the <40Hz dept, sound better than a new set of 2017 speakers. Ask yourself what you are try achieve. If I had $20k worth of speakers I wouldn't be trying to drive them with a $1000 AVR, but don't get caught up in specs that are impossible to differentiate. I have no doubt that Arthur's amps are world class, and value for money........when you're trying to eek the best out of a system that is already the best you can afford. YMMV😁😁😁😁😁
  13. IMDave

    Screen size advice

    I'll put a disclaimer in here that like @:) al and @Quark I have an X7000, but as previously stated my lens is 3.95m from the screen, so I'm not sure the PJ Central calculator is correct for the 4.26m Pt#2 : despite what Owen says ( he may be technically correct by the strictest letter of the law about re-mapping SDR to 100Nits, BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER. IT IS HOW HDR WORKS IN 2018 !!! ) 30ftL is plenty for 4k/UHD/HDR. I've taken a couple of photos of my ceiling to show you the box my X7000 sits in. Obviously the phone flash has blown it out to make my ceiling considerably lighter in colour than it actually , but hopefully it gives you an idea. ( Actually, now that the photos are uploaded it looks way more obtrusive than it does in real life. Trust me, you can walk into the room, and you wouldn't know there was a projector on the ceiling until you walked around the front to be able to see it)
  14. IMDave

    Screen size advice

    If the ceiling is going to be white, I would still build an opened ended "box" and paint it white. With a white PJ, again, you won't even know it's there. I'll try and take a good photo of my set up later on to give you an idea. I know WAF is important in these issues, and mine was dubious to say the least, but it looks a lot better than it sounds. Power point in the ceiling. Reinforced bracing between the ceiling beams so you can screw the box in with giant coach screws. I can hang from the ceiling from that box and it's never going to fall down. As long as you make it big enough for future upgrades ( ) you can put a Z1 up there.( They are huge )
  15. IMDave

    Screen size advice

    I think this is a great thread , with some well informed contributions. Hopefully the OP won't mind if I could request the Mods ( @:) al et al )move it to the more appropriate "Projector & Screen" sub-forum. I think it will get more specific attention there.
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