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  1. Room is about 3.5x4.5m. Will be used solely for movies at the moment.
  2. So I've had my entry level 6.2 Sony system for almost 10 years and now that I have a dedicated room I want to upgrade. I'm looking for something 7.2 but have no idea where to start. I always read 'go and have a listen', but to be honest, most sound the same to me and even my old cheap system sounds alright - although I've only used the fronts, centre and subs due to room restrictions. I'm fine with buying second hand, but wouldn't want to spend over $1000. Am I going to get something worth while? Should I keep some components of my current setup and just get new surrounds? I've read that my current speakers might be 4ohm, which may not be ideal for my receiver. Stuff I have: BenQ W2700 projector Yamaha RX V679 receiver Sony Muteki HTDDW1600
  3. I'm still fairly new to all this stuff, reading articles I find on Google only gets me so far as they are generally a few years old. I'm setting up my room, I currently have a BenQ W2700 projector and am now looking to get a new receiver. Currently I'm looking at a second hand Yamaha RX-V679. From a firmware update this now supports HDR10, but I don't believe it does HLG, that requires the V681 model or newer. I'm not sure what uses HLG, I never even heard of it before today. Is it the new standard and I'll be wasting my money if I don't get something capable? I will be watching mostly streaming through Netflix/Stan/Foxtel. But I will likely get a Blu-ray player or an X-Box later on.
  4. Finally got my 2700 running, it has some bad flickering during dark scenes, I assume this is the dynamic iris? I changed the settings on it but nothing made it stop. It came with 1.02 so I might try 1.05 tonight and see if that fixes the problem. I also noticed a fingerprint on the lens, and what looks like dust? I assume there is a correct way to clean this. No idea how a fingerprint got on there, the lens cap was on the whole time.
  5. Does the 2700 have a vertical offset? The manual and projectorcentral calculator show one, but the BenQ screen calculator doesn't.
  6. I picked it up from the store. No HDMI cable, unless there is one inside the box already. @hopefullguyThe images were taken at different times during the build, but the floor is definitely black in the entire room. The recess is 2440mm high (2740mm ceiling) and I have a screen frame that is about 1520mm high. If I put it 600mm from the ground I think I will need a mount that drops about 600mm? I was originally going to mount it up quite high and use a 300mm drop so if anyone stood up at the back they wouldn't get close to the projector. I'm having two rows of seating yeah. I currently have two (budget/old) subs that I can try in various locations. I'm not worried about light getting in, but as you say, the reflections might not be ideal, especially on a gloss white door on the right hand side. I could probably hang a curtain either side and it wouldn't look too strange.
  7. I wasn't allowed to go black, but a dark grey to the screen wall and ceiling were permitted Colour is Dulux Domino. I think I'll make some inserts for the window to block out all the light. After a few weeks of reading, there is so much more I wish I had done now...
  8. Videopro I didn't know if it was against the forum rules because it could be seen as a form of advertising if unprompted. My first couple of posts on this forum had prices and links to items and I was called on it by a mod in PM.
  9. Why are the apps on a device better? I like using the phone for convenience, if something is playing either me or someone else in the room can pause it if needed. Searching I think would be easier on the phone as well? I will be upgrading my current AVR. I didn't know that was an option, could be a good outcome to minimise devices! I didn't know this either, thanks. It sounds like and AVR with Chromecast built in and an XBox might be a decent solution.
  10. So, I just bought my first projector and was thinking about all the extra bits I want/need. I need something that casts Netflix/Stan/Foxtel/YouTube from my phone - Chromecast I would like to occasionally watch TV - Set top box I would like to make use of 4k - Blu Ray player Might get back in to gaming - Playstation/XBox Is a gaming console a good choice and eliminates the need for a dedicated Blu Ray player? Is there a product with a combined tv tuner and chromecast capabilities? I'm trying to get as little devices as possible to keep it a little neater and easier to navigate but not sure where to start.
  11. Bought mine today for $1899 It will be a few weeks before I'll have it running, still need a mount, screen and probably a new amp/receiver.
  12. @A/V Video Pro, they had a one day sale
  13. A local shop has the W2700 for $2099 tomorrow. Do they get much cheaper new or is this a good deal?
  14. Ahh ok, no worries. Thanks for the reply. I found a temporary work around, I just view the link in an incognito browser. Seems odd that a visitor can read more than someone who has taken the time to sign up, even with a low post count.
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