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  1. Hey all, ok, after i changed the HDMI cables, i worked out a few things. The HDMI cable previously wired through roof was 1.3 HDMI, so as soon as i put in a different direct cable the picture was flawless (so i have have to get a new 5 metre cable to feed through the cupboard (where set up is) to the roof bracket. Secondly, the reason there was distortion using the Wireless HD signal was i set it up on a seperate shelf in the cupboard (away from blu ray player and receiver) and its improved. There is still slight occasional flash of distortion and upon reading the manual - it's supposed to have a clear line of sight to the projector (I guess not designed to sit in cupboard). Not sure if i could use the existing IR Relay set up i have for the receiver and blu ray signal but it atleast i worked it out. Ive attached some pics to give you an idea of set up. But effectively projector is about 2.5 metres from cupboard (to right of projector). I was thinking of putting Onkyo receiver on second shelf and the wireless HD receiver on top. You can see my IR reciever above cupboard door which was utlised so i could close the door and run the blu ray player, receiver etc without issue. Short term i can keep the cupboard door open, but its not my ideal solution long term. Any ideas are welcomed.
  2. You think for under 3k there is a model that can compete with Epson 9300? I really want it for movies and plan on 4k viewing. Purchasing a true 4k projector for 110 inch screen and small room isnt justifiable at this point.
  3. WTB: Tom Cruise movies in 4k Not interested in the mummy remake. Also anyone with the zavvi edition of bad boys 1 &2 4k?
  4. Looking for Thor Ragnarok 4k and Justice League in 4k. Message me and ill take both.
  5. Anyone got the JB HI FI Exclusive of Blade Runner 2049 4K with the bonus content?
  6. Tweaky, so i'd be looking at $350 for the unit, $200 Chromapure and additional $25 for 4K? So looking at about $600 to calibrate it? I'd prob just pay someone else to do it once and do the theatre & tv at same time. lol.
  7. Can you recommend equipment and or someone local that can calibrate in Melbourne?
  8. CWT does this mean i have to change all my HDMI cables to 2.2? THere's something i didnt think about re: Wiring thats currently running through the roof between Projector and Receiver. lol.
  9. That's the thing isn't it. With pretty much all audio visual equipment there's technical tests and ways to measure. With a screen...its down to preference. Even if there is a difference I'd imagine we are talking miniscule differences to the eye.
  10. Happy to help mate, cause ive just gone through it. For Value and in your budget. 1. HiSense... 4K HDR and 3 year warranty. Good reviews and comes in under 3.5k. I think can be had for about $3200. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/hisense/hisense-n7-75-4k-uhd-hdr-smart-uled-lcd-tv/450663/ 2. Panasonic Ex780 gets great reviews here amongst the forum. Priced at $3900 but sure you could get it for $3500-$3600. I thought picture was great - i didnt like the menus or interface. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/panasonic/panasonic-ex780a-75-premium-4k-uhd-hdr-3d-smart-led-lcd-tv/442926/ 3. Samsung MU6100 4K UHD LED LCD. Just dropped in price, i dont think the picture is quite as good as the first two here thought. But comes in well under your budget at $2900. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/samsung/samsung-mu6100-75-4k-uhd-smart-led-lcd-tv/457714/ 4. Sony X8500E. Brilliant picture, probably the best of the bunch under 4k... for the 75 inch.. but its going to cost you the $4,000. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/sony/sony-x8500e-75-4k-uhd-hdr-android-smart-led-lcd-tv/453471/ 5. Alternatively, do what i did and forgo the extra 10" and check out the Samsung QLED Q7. It's 65" but i found the picture, interface, response time, remote control, everything to me was the best - and i got it for under $2900. Go check out the quality of the first 3, then check out the Samsung Q7. If you have room to move in the budget, and can go up to about $4200 - you can get the 75" version of the Q7. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisions/samsung/samsung-q7-series-7-65-4k-uhd-hdr-qled-lcd-tv/444908/ There you go, all 2 weeks of my research, laid out for you in 1 easy to follow guide. Good luck - let us know what you end up going with
  11. I also loved JB HI FI's " Extended Warranty Based on Value" - So the Q7 Was 12 month Manufacturer, plus 18 months JB warranty based on Value.. So 2.5 years, paid for it on my VISA which doubles the warranty period. Samsung's Q7 is their version of OLED. So i personally couldnt tell the difference between that and the $4k Sony. So for 2800 it was a pretty easy decision in the end. like i said, as a man, we are always tempted to go bigger and the Panasonic tempted me for the price of $300-400 more to get the extra 10" ...but the picture and the menu/interface put me off.
  12. Thanks mate, great idea! Audio Trends is in Ringwood and i have to go there Monday, so i might drop in. If TCC was still around, they would have been my only port of call. Loved my last experience with them.
  13. I honestly dont think you can go wrong with the Panasonic, Samsung or Sony. You just need to look at the best value for the size you want. Good luck.
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