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very nice mate,

Love the screen. Hate the fact that I don't have the space to do this.

Cheers

M

Sorry guys. It's been up for a couple of weeks, with TonyC's expert assistance.

I purchased a Benq W5000 DLP projector & a 115" scope screen.

Still not tweaked.

Very happy with it.

MrVeryHP

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Looks good MHP!

But the spaekers up on the wall adjacent to the screen are???

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Sorry guys. It's been up for a couple of weeks, with TonyC's expert assistance.

I purchased a Benq W5000 DLP projector & a 115" scope screen.

Still not tweaked.

Very happy with it.

MrVeryHP

Thanks for the pics HP! Great setup there. Looks like the Evo screen thingy?

I will not mention the B... word, your secret is safe with me. :rolleyes:

Cheers,

Jake

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Oops and you dobbed Tony C in as well - he wont live that down.

Looks great and i would love to come and visit one day if i ever get to Melobourne (as he politley invites himself to every SNA members house in Austarlia)

Must be great fun watching such a huge screen. Whats the distance back to seating?

Also talking of Tony C I have not seen him posting for a while am I missing his posts or has he done his back in lugging those big yank speakers of his around. tell him to get his arse back on SNA when you see him next we miss the IQ levels around here.

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Can't recall if i said so on DTV, but it looks darn good MrHP.

Anyways, if anyone sees the new Batman flick please post impressions. Have heard good things so far.

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Thanks guys

The speakers are Bose 901 series IV (8 ohms) circa 1980

I have had these since almost new (my brother bought them new)

I had the foams replaced a few years ago; all 18 drivers.

The 1st real passive surround sound speaker system, yada, yada, yada.

I find them very very good for the home theatre.

I mostly use the Osborne Interludes for stereo. I pull them away from the wall ~1metre.

Jake

The screen is a 115" scope evo 3D from Rich @ Oz theatre.

Seating is 4m back.

Andy

Let's just say that TonyC was 'polite' when he saw my very modest system.

He's still around weaving his magic.

WC

I have Batman Begins on HD-DVD. Been saving it up to watch on the big screen.

Had a small GtG recently.

I'll book in another GtG when the weather warms up a bit.

MrHP

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Ya know we are only stirring about the Bose - I am sure most of us have either got a secret pair we don't talk about or desire to own a pair. I came close to getting a really old pair at the dump one day but one of the workers beat me to it. (got to say they would have been some 70's model and they really looked nice)

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G'day,

Saw "The Dark Knight" yesterday on the 25m at Southbank. Quite a long film (almost three hours) and overall I thought it was good. A bit of a mess, but interesting.

Lots of stunts, explosions and car chases as expected (although the car chase scenes were a bit badly edited IMHO as I couldn't quite understand what was going on some of the time).

But despite that the film was more psychological than yer normal comic adaptations, and it seems to me that the film focused less on Batman than on the Joker and Harvey Dent (the new DA). Bruce Wayne/Batman seemed to be a supporting character to move along the story of the DA and the Joker.

And the Joker is not just an evil dude in it for money -- he is a sadist (watch for the "I'm gonna make this pencil disappear" bit), intent on revealing the beast within as much as Batman wants to believe in the goodness of the people. Heath Ledger's performance is amazing here.

But "The Dark Knight" is still a comic book adaptation, and Batman's voice is still silly IMHO, and it seemed jarring to me that Gotham was obviously filmed in Chicago. And stylistically the movie is a bit of a mess: stuff happens between scenes and we're told later who but not how (the first rule of movies is "show don't tell"), and some of Batman's new gadgets seem like cheating to me.

One thumb up.

--Geoff

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Dark Knight- 7/10

The dialogue left the younger member of the audience bored and there was too much of it between action scenes.

As Geoff remarked- a bit of a mess

Could have done with some editing and reduced it to more "bang for your buck"

An action film-noir has been done better-"sin city" for one

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Watched "into the wild"

I really enjoyed it.

Graduate gives away all his posessions to go live solo in the wild in Alaska.

Very well done, I thought.

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