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About billybobg

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    East of Park City, Utah
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    An old Bronco that I've owned for 200,000 miles.
    Wood working, but not enough of it to make it a job.
  • My System
    Man Cave Home Theater: LaScala L-R, DIY Squat LaScala C, Academy Rears and Surrounds Onkyo Receiver, Panasonic BR, Akai Reel to Reel,Techics Turntable, Panasonic AE-8000 Projector and a DIY 117" Screen
    Living Room: Quintets, Sony Bluray, Vizio 47 Inch
    Man Cave Garage: LaScala Splits, Denon receiver picked up used and a token TV

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  1. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Also a billybobg and a bobdog. Just get an Avatar that is distinctive to you and we'll be fine.
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Official Thread

    Not that I know definitively, but I've heard that there is a lot of trolling on RT and due to their lax policy of accepting new reviews then the possibility of trolls bringing down scores is a real issue. There is some credence that SW junkies are looking for some level or story arc that isn't appearing and thus they also pull down the rating. I've seen several movies that I'm not sure that it meets all criteria for a "great" movie, but I'm entertained and for me that's good enough. YMMV.
  3. Onkyo TX NR 656

  4. KHorns in SLC

    Yeah, sometimes I feel guilty like I'm treading on billybob's moniker, but I've had billybobg for a long time. At least our profile pics are not even close.
  5. KHorns in SLC

    Sorry. Should have been in Alerts.
  6. KHorns in SLC

    No Affiliation. https://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/50423221
  7. Good center channel match for La Scalas

    Thanks Youthman. Nice to get a compliment from you. It's a full size woofer. I widened the base bin to keep the volume the same. I moved the tweeter to the side of the squawker and put it on it's side. I don't notice a difference, though someone with a better ear might. Total height is 26 1/2".
  8. Good center channel match for La Scalas

    Can't come close to Youthman's, but given that my room is about what the OP has, there are ways to get the LaScala experience in a smaller space and still have a decent screen size. My surrounds and rears are Academy. This pic shows before I added fabric over the speakers to eliminate the glare.
  9. I like a French cleat due to being able to secure the wall bracket to two studs.
  10. Epson 5040UB vs ???

    I have an AE8000. There is still a joystick present, to get the picture close, then you can use the onboard calibrations.
  11. Try AVS Forum. The sub forum is $3000 and up Projectors and look for the Panasonic AE8000 pages. You will need to state how far back the projector is, the screen type. Does the room have ambient light or is it a bat cave? There is a low power output setting on the projector you may also want to check. It extends bulb life, but affects brightness. If I remember correctly, the bulb life on the projector is about 4000 hrs, so you're leaning toward the end. Using the high power setting may help. If you decide on a new bulb, go with the Panasonic replacement. I've had bad luck with previous projector bulbs from other suppliers. I can't remember how many hours I have on my AE8000, but I'm sure it's not over 2000 hrs. Love the projector.
  12. The last Blu-ray you watched.

    Watched The Great Wall. I can see where the critics who disliked this movie were coming from, but having watched a lot of Singapore Cinema it was pretty much what I expected. The visuals were great as are most in this genre. This is not a movie great in story telling, but it does provide a good entertaining experience IMO.
  13. Rav4 paint chip repair help needed

    It really comes down to how much you value the finish. If $10 seems high, then the alternative by dirtmudd and what I did may seem extreme. I've used Dr. Color Chip brand. My Mercedes had over 200k on it at the time so I had a lot (probably 50-60) of chips. It worked very well on my black paint. What I liked was that you didn't have to be exact with the placement. Just dab it, squeegee it, let sit a few minutes and rub off. Pretty much like the video dirtmudd provided. Blended beautifully. The Dr. CC cost me about $60 for the kit. It ain't cheap, but it did the job.
  14. The last Blu-ray you watched.

    I ordered The Kingsman from Netflix as the promos for the second installment look interesting. The movie has a lot of action, but just wasn't satisfying. Some of the scenes within the "bad guy's" liar reminded me of 70s Bond or Our Man Flint movies. I did like the quote, "This is not that type of movie.". Other than that, meh. As I watched in order to prepare for Kingsman II, I guess I'll watch it once it's out on video. It's not a movie I'll pay theater prices to see.
  15. How do I build an Acoustically Transparent Screen?

    MetropolisLakeOutfitters pretty much covered everything. I recommend going over to AVS Forum and check out the DIY Screens sub forum. Probably the best source for DIY screens info available. If you want to buy commercial screen material and mount it, there is still a lot of info on frame construction. If you want to go more DIY there is a lot of info on stretching and treating other materials. Mississippi Man gives the best advice as far as I'm concerned. He gives good, honest info if you ask for help.