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    Default Anybody got a home theater projector?

    Staples had a kick ass deal on digital projectors this week, and I picked one up for around $300 after all the rebates and such are said and done. It's probably far from being a great projector, but for the money it was hard to pass up. I'm a rank amateur when it comes to home theater stuff, at any rate.

    Anybody got any setup tips? I'll have it in a room without much ambient light, and I'm thinking that I'll make a 100" or so screen.

    This should be a blast. I'll have the guys over this weekend to play Halo!

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    Which one was it that you purchased???

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    A 3M S10. I think it's more of an office type of projector, but it'll do 16:9 for movies. It's listed at $1200, and after a price match it was $850. There's a $375 rebated, a $150 gift card, and a 10% cash back for using my Discover card. I guess it'll come out to about $240 or $390, depending on if I need something from Staples with the gift card.

    Should be fun for the playoffs this week, but first I've got to get the room re-arranged. I'm not quite sure how I'll run the cables.

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    Damn! Is it still on sale now? I want one of those things but I wasn't going to pay through the nose to get one. That would be so sweet for football or... anything!
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    ive considered these as well. a good friend of mine has one and swears by it. he also has a 100" screen.
    he runs his through the ceiling..the cables go back to the far wall where he has a closet for all his equipment.
    he synched it with a kickass receiver and surround speaker system, as well as noise reduction material for his walls.
    for the money, i dont think you can lose mikeL...that's what i call a deal. and women think getting 15% off a pair of shoes is a deal..here's one for the men!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection
    Damn! Is it still on sale now? I want one of those things but I wasn't going to pay through the nose to get one. That would be so sweet for football or... anything!
    There's a thread on fatwallet.com about it. It's supposedly out of stock now, with several people having had their orders cancelled. Mine should be here tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    There's a thread on fatwallet.com about it. It's supposedly out of stock now, with several people having had their orders cancelled. Mine should be here tomorrow.
    Damn! Well, let us know how it works once you get it.
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    So far, so good. I've half-assed a screen by tacking up an old table cloth to the wall. It's about 72" wide, by about 60" vertically. The size is about right for the room. I've only watched a couple of TV shows so far, and played about a half of a football game. The colors aren't exactly spot on, so I'll have to do some tweaking. I don't know shit about color correction, but I'll learn. Once I build a real screen that should get a bit easier. It's damn cool. I've got the Albany show from this year's tour (thanks, Goo!) on at the moment, and it looks great!

    I've read that Staples is taking order for it again. Might want to give them a call if you're interested. Seems well worth the money!

 

 

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