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  1. If you're FTTN, make sure you're by-passing all those additional phone sockets and going straight from the lead in to the socket that the modem is hooked up to. Doubled my speed by doing this.
  2. You'll get a quicker response by calling his home number. I've added it in the comments to the linked topic above. Cheers.
  3. Just a note that you're better off contacting Roderic via his home phone since he doesn't use his mobile all that much:
  4. Sure. You could just go with 2 Atmos speakers and then tell the receiver that they're middle as opposed to front.
  5. What about moving the couch back just a tad? My Denon receiver allows for multiple Atmos speaker configurations - including middle Atmos speakers instead of Atmos rears. This was perfect for me since my side surrounds and surround backs where already wall-mounted above head height (I mean, c'mon, who wants a side speaker in their bloody ear? They're certainly not that way at the cinema), creating a crowded rear height stage where the Atmos effect was largely lost. Going with middle Atmos speakers directly above the seating position finally delivered the promised goods. You can then wallmount your Atmos fronts (handy if you're short on ceiling space) directly above the display. This should be no problem for imaging if Atmos is as adaptative as Dolby claims it to be. At any rate, going with this configuration worked wonders for me after being underwhelmed by the standard Atmos layout in my particular set of circumstances:
  6. Ha ha. I enjoyed reading through this. It really encapsulates the joy of getting into home theatre. This is how most of us start. The only problem? It never ends!
  7. I guess technically it's possible. You do indeed trim the material after stretching and securing and there is a little left over. But it would probably be frustrating trying to get it just right. Since I originally intended on using this elsewhere, I didn't have to foresight to hold onto the any of the packaging from the replacement screen - so I'd be interested in suggestions in how to package and adequately protect something 3.2m long, even when dismantled!
  8. Item: Projector Screen Location: NOR, Perth. Price: $600 Item Condition: Very good. Reason for selling: Gone even bigger Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Screen material is schmick. Some scuffing on the velour on the underside and some slight peeling at the joins which I didn't even notice until I took it down (I have some ideas to fix this). Was gonna chop this down for a smaller secondary set up elsewhere in the house but thought it might better serve a budget-conscious enthusiast with the room to make full use of it. That and it looks like I'll be refurbishing the room its currently residing in before I get the chance. This beauty laughs at the cheaper alternatives and has served me very well. Memories... www.projectorscreens.com.au/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=34 Pictures:
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    Perth GTG

    Top stuff, Mendes. Glad to see someone very generously step up to the plate! I'm working in the south west (brrrrr!) and it's looking like I'll be lucky if I'm back in town for the weekend at all so I'll have to decline. Again, good onya for opening your doors to your fellow forum members. Cheers!
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    Perth GTG

    They seem pretty few and far between! I'll subscribe to this thread in hope of somebody rolling out the red carpet for our visitor from the east, however.
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    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    I only trialled a handful of titles, but one did exhibit copy protection measures so probably not.
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    Oppo Plays 4k UHD ISO's!

    The 203 does not play blu ray (or DVD) folders, nor ISO files of any kind. Strictly UHD folders.
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    TW9300 vs X5900

    Lookin good!
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    Receiver Recommendations - 4k & Atmos

    This is all true. However, $2K imported vs $4.7K local was no contest for me. No 2nd hand units of that particular Denon available, ever, as far as my research could tell, either. And I'm not too concerned about resale for a item I anticipate on holding onto for a good 5 years or more, if luck permits. I recently upgraded my JVC x35 projector and see that it is worth peanuts now, despite being a phenomenal unit. I think it'll use it elsewhere in the house rather than buy a new TV which the resale value would struggle to cover. In the end it all worked out better than I could have hoped for but, like I said and like you pointed out, there are certainly risks involved.
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    Receiver Recommendations - 4k & Atmos

    Since you're considering 2nd hand, I'd say importing is also an option. I bought a Denon x6300H for 2K dollaroos (conversion, postage, import fees + GST included). It was a US model, so a stepdown transformer was required. Sure, there are risks associated with importing and anything can go wrong between origin and destination. And in my case, it did. The receiver turned up with a dented corner in the front panel, sustained during handling. But, since the whole transaction went through eBay's global shipping program, they immediately admitted fault and refunded me every last sent. AND I got to keep the Denon (which worked perfectly). Anyway, just another option if you wanna save some money and don't mind living (ever-so-slightly) dangerously.