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Geoff,

I can see the pixels on white text at around 10-12' if you looked carefully. It is so minor that it is not really a big deal for me.

As for the modifications, 1) I blacked out the clear segment of the colour wheel, 2) I added a smaller aperture baffle to the rear lens element; 3) attached a black painted aluminum to absorb the waste light in the light box. Its not easy to quantify the improvement but I would say about 20-30% improvement. Its all explained in http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=106909&perpage=30&pagenumber=1.

I am very happy with the PQ. It is also very easy to set up. The PJ is only 3.3 lbs and it sits on the coffee table. Until I cen get my hands on a bargain JVC D-ILA, this should keep me happy for the next 1-2 years.
 

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Guess this is a kinda get to know everyone thread so:

Video:
Toshiba TP61H95 61" 4:3 RPTV, ISF'd by Michael TLV out of Calgary
Panasonic DVD-RP91 DVD-V, DVD-Audio Player
Panasonic SVHS
Starchoice 401 + HD201 satellite

Audio:
Onkyo Integra DTR-7 THX Select Receiver
NAD 7140 (2 channel use for pre-amp)
B&O CD-X cd player
Denon POA-2800 Power Amp (200W Dual Mono Design) Powers main speakers.

Klipsch La Scala Main Speakers
Klipsch THX Home Cinema KT-LCR as center and surrounds
Klipsch KT-SW15 THX 15" powered sub with 250W internal amp.

HT Room is my main living/dining room, so am arranged across one end of 24 by 40 ft room with 10 ft ceilings .
 

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OK here's my setup:

Video Components:
50" Toshiba RPTV Cinema Series 4:3
NEC LT150 DLP
60" x 80" Dalite Hi-Power Screen
Panasonic RP91 Progressive Scan DVD Player
Pioneer CLD704 laserdisc player
JVC SVHS 3500 VCR
Digital Cable Box
Audio Components:
Yamaha AVR2095 DD/DTS Receiver - 5 x 100 watts per channel, plus 2 x 25 front effects channels
Centre Speaker: Paradigm Reference CC
Main Speakers: Paradigm Reference 20 V2.0
Surround Speakers: Paradigm Minimonitors
Centre Rear Speakers: Paradigm Atoms
Front Effect Speakers: noname Yamaha
SVS 20-39 PC subwoofer 8)
EAD PM500 - powers the front 3 channels and the centre rear channels
Smart Devices Csx Jr. - provides rear centre channel processing

HT is in the basement and light control is not an issue.

I use the TV for regular viewing and the LT150 for DVDs. This will probably change once I go to HDTV from Rogers.
 

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Here's mine....not as nice as some of the other

Toshiba 55HX70 HDTV
Toshiba SD-3750 DVD
Yamaha YHTB10 home audio
Toshiba W715 vcr
Bell Expressvue 3100 Receiver
 

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Lou Sytsma, I too have an SVS 20-39 PC
It's nice to have someone here who has the same sub.
Mine absolutely rocks for ht and music.

Can I ask you if you have heard about and are interested in the new driver?
 

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Here's mine:

Toshiba 32hfx71 HDTV
Sony DVPNS715 Progressive Scan DVD Player
RCA RT2300 Reciever 5.1 (It suck but im upgrading soon)

Thats it for now...i'm kinda broke after buying the toshiba and the sony.
 

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Here's my 33 year summary, perhaps bringing up some good memories for others... (Prices are all tax included)
The "bold" items I still have.
Not one of these components ever "failed" except for VCRs which get constant use.
I had one or two items repaired at minor cost, but all were resold and used by others for many happy years.

Year, Item, Manufacturer, Model, Cost, Comments
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1969, Amplifier, Sansui, AU555
Turntable, Dual, 1015F
Speakers, Star TV RS8U $380

1971, Receiver, Pioneer, SX990, $180 Traded AU555

1972, Tape Deck, Sony, TC127 $125

1973, Television, Zenith, 20" E4030X $550 Our first TV

1975, Turntable, (The best) Empire 598 $270 Sold 1015F ($388-120)

1976, Tape Deck, (Dolby) Yamaha, TB700 $200 Traded Sony ($300-100)

1977, Amplifier, Yamaha, CA610 Traded Pioneer Receiver & Speakers
Tuner, Yamaha, CT610
Speakers, Yamaha NS690 (now my "surrounds")
Headphones, Yamaha HP1 $930 (package)

Tape Deck, (Reel to Reel) Akai, GX630D $640

1978, Tape Deck, (Auto Reverse) Dual C939 $428 Traded TB700
VCR/Tapes, Panasonic PV1500 $2,100

1980, Turntable, (Direct Drive) Dual, 714Q $470 Traded Empire 598
VCR, Panasonic, PV1750 $675 Upgraded

1982, Amplifier, Yamaha, M4
Pre-amplifier, Yamaha, C6 $1,113
Television, (51") RCA, PFR100WR $2,444 What a sale

1983, Tuner, Sansui, TU-S7 $200 What a sale

1984, CD Player, Yamaha, CD-X2 $690
Speakers, (For TV) Akai, SWT-M3 $150

1986, VCR, (Remote, Portable) RCA, VLP-950HF $1,042

1991, In-wall Speakers, KEF, CR200F $600 (Living Room)
Receiver, Yamaha, RX-450 $351 (Living Room)

Sold CA/CT 610 & Akai RTR Tape Deck ($400)

1992, VCR, JVC, HR-D990U $655
Laser Disk Player, Kenwood, LVD710 $805
Dolby Surround Decoder, Yamaha, DSP200 $592
Centre Speaker, Yamaha, NSC90 $173 (now rear centre)

1994, Tape Deck, (Dolby C) Yamaha KX670 $517

1996, Television, (upstairs) Zenith, SR2787DT $748
VCR, JVC, HRJ620U $423 (1986 RCA VCR Broke)

1997, Subwoofer, Clements Richter II $506

1999, VCR (S), JVC S7500U $667 (1992 JVC Broke)
DVD Player, Toshiba, SD2109 $608
VCR, JVC, VP670U $275 (3rd VCR)

2000, Speakers, (Hybrid) Martin Logan Scenario
Speaker (Centre) Martin Logan Cinema $4,600 (set)
Receiver, Yamaha, RX-V1 $3,305

2001, Headphones, Grado, SR-125 $247
HDTV, Hitachi, 61UWX10B $5,923

Sold (M4, C6, DSP, T7/Akai Speak) ($385)
Sold RCA 51" TV ($275)

The home theatre room is about 16' x 19'. I sit about 11' from the TV and the surrounds are about 4' behind and to the sides. The TV and the main speakers are on the "short" wall.

I'm now totally satisfied and won't need anything for many years (I hope), except for a High Def PVR when it becomes available, but I'll probably rent that, like I do my SA3100HD.
 

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TV: Toshiba TW65X81
A/V Receiver: Marantz SR7000
L, R Speakers: KEF C75
Centre: KEF C90
L,R Surround: KEF C10
Subwoofer: Energy ES-8
DVD Player: Tosiba SD-5109
DVD Jukbox: Sony DVP-CX850 DVD Jukebox
CD Jukebox: Pioneer PD-F1039
VCR: JVC HR-S8000U S-VHS
Laserdisc Player: Pioneer CLD-3070
Digital Cable Box: General Instrument DCT2000HT
Remote Control: Marantz RC 2000 MkII
Wireless Headphones: Sony MDR-DS5000
 

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I have built a dedicated room for my home theater
Wow, some great equipment and your own home theater. Perhaps when set up you can show us some pics.

Would also be interested in knowing how you researched building your own home theater.
 

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Current HT:
Sony Wega KV-36FV27 36" Television
Panasonic DVD-CV5CA-K 5 disc DVD Player
Technics RS-BX606 Cassette Deck
Technics SA-DA10 Receiver
Toshiba VC-761 VCR
BEV 5100 Receiver

The left, right and center speakers are Studio Lab. I don't know the model number, they were a gift a couple of years ago. They're tall, thin and loud anyway.

The surrounds are a couple of old Studio Lab monitors from the 1970s. They're huge and still sound nice. I had to use them for something when I got my new speakers.

The subwoofer is a Sony SA-WM40.

Old Stuff:
Toshiba 3108 DVD Player (will be hooking up to old TV)
Sony SLV-920HF VCR (will be hooking up to old TV)
The old TV is a 27" Panasonic GAOO (10yrs old). I have an older (6yrs) Technics receiver I may hook up to the old TV setup if I find a small inexpensive speaker set.
 

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Home theater research

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I do have some pics of my equipment scanned and saved, most shots are just ok. It was an experiment with a cheap camera but they are viewable. I have yet to buy the screen, so there are no screen shots.As for researching for my home theater I looked into various resources such as dealers and retail stores, magazines-( AV interiors, Stereophile Guide to Home Theater and Home Theater). The internet I found had lots of info with manufacturer websites, home theater forums like this one(being a Canadian site helps!) And also individual websites where you can check out other peoples set up, design and equipment. I got most of my ideas from the individual web sites and magazines.
 

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Here's mine:

TV - Toshiba 50H81 50" 16:9 HD-RPTV
DVD - Toshiba SD2800 (non-progressive)
VCR - Sharp (some model, doesn't really matter)
Receiver - JVC 8010-VBK DTS/5.1
Speakers - JVC Labrynth Bookshelf (Mains), JVC Surround set for rears and centers

I just got the TV less about a month ago so and the receiver replaced my bookshelf console that came with the JVC speakers. So my next purchase is investing in something better for the speakers, although these do a great job. I was looking at going with the Athena S2/P2's for mains, S1's for rears and C1/P1 for Center.
 

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Psyklops,

How do you like your JVC receiver? I have the same one and I'm in the process of getting speakers in the next couple of weeks. I went to FS today an auditioned some Athena speakers. I loved them. They sounded great. I'm thinking of getting the Athena AS-F1 for fronts, AS-C1 center and either the AS-B1 or AS-B2 for rears. Still haven't decided on the rears. I think I'll probably go with the AS-B1's. Now I just have to decide on a sub. Any suggestions?? I auditioned some JBL, Polk and Cerwin-Vegas also but I like the Athena's the best.
 

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Here is what I have put together so far

- Pioneer Elite VSX 36TX THX Ultra reciever 5.1,7.1
- Pioneer Elite DV-C36 5 disc dvd player
- Panamax Max 5100 line conditioner
- Scott 5 disc cd player (12yrs old)
- Plus Piano DLP projector
- Draper Luma M1300 106 inch 16:9 screen
- home made ceiling mount for the projector

- Ultralink Videophile high definition component cable 10m
- Ultralink Videophile high definition composite cables 1m & 6m
- Ultralink Competition audio interconnect cable 1m
- Ultralink Subsonix stereo powered subwoofer Y cable 6m

- StudioLab Image 7s for the front speakers
dual 5.25'' woofers
1'' aluminum dome Vifa tweeter
poly propylene capacitors & large guage air coils
2nd Order crossover with impedance equalization 2.3KHz
lower 6'' of cabnet filled with sand for added weight and stabillity
gold plated bi-wire termanals
6.5'' W x 9'' D x 36'' H oak cabnets

- StudioLab Image 6 for the center channel
identical as above but 17'' W x 9'' D x 6.5'' H oak cabnet

- StudioLab Image 5s for the surruonds
single 5.25'' woofer
3/4'' aluminum dome vifa tweeter
poly propylene capacitors & large guage air coils
2nd Order crossover with impedance equalization 2.9KHz
gold plated bi-wire termanals
6.5'' W x 9'' D x 11'' H oak cabnets

- StudioLab Digital series 250 watt powered subwoofer
single 12'' woofer
ported cabnet design 21'' W x 21'' D x 18'' H black vineer
 

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TV: Philips 32" PW9616
Dvd:Harman Kardon DVD-1
Laserdisc:pioneer 925
Amp: Denon AVC-A1 SR
Front B&W 640i
Center MS 905c
Surround B&W 604 S1
Back Surround B&W 602 S3
Rel Storm

CD:Sony CDP-XA 3ES on Audioquest Sorbothanes
Tuner: Onkyo T-4970
Minidisc: Sony
Tape Deck: Sony 835S
VCR: Sony

Cables: All Monster
 

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Psyklops,

How do you like your JVC receiver? I have the same one and I'm in the process of getting speakers in the next couple of weeks. I went to FS today an auditioned some Athena speakers. I loved them. They sounded great. I'm thinking of getting the Athena AS-F1 for fronts, AS-C1 center and either the AS-B1 or AS-B2 for rears. Still haven't decided on the rears. I think I'll probably go with the AS-B1's. Now I just have to decide on a sub. Any suggestions?? I auditioned some JBL, Polk and Cerwin-Vegas also but I like the Athena's the best.
I love my receiver. I got it last October for about $570 CAD which was a fantastic deal for a receiver with the options that it has. Most others with the same features cost $100-$200 more. I read a lot of reviews on it and everyone was favorable. The only thing is that the USB feature is more of a gimmick than a real feature. As it's only really useful if you don't have a sound card in your PC. Plus USB has a much small max. cable length than audio cable which would be the preferable way to hook up your PC to the receiver if you have a sound card.

Those Athena's are their basic line (Audition Series). I haven't heard them yet, the ones I was looking at are their professional line (SCT series), but they aren't available at Future Shop. I went to Visions here in Alberta to demo them and was fairly impressed. They are a considerable jump in price from the Audition series, but the thing I liked about them was that they were modular in design. Meaning that you could buy your fronts (S1, S2 or S3) and then you could later on buy a subwoofer for each speaker (P1, P2 or P3) to extend the bass for each channel. Then you can do the same for your rears and even the Center speaker (C1) has the ability to connect with a P1 subwoofer to give you bass response on your centers. That's all in addition to the subwoofer connected to your sub out on the receiver.

I did notice that Athena has just released an AS-P400 subwoofer for the Audition line that you were looking at. You should check that one out if you plan on going with the Athena speakers. You can check their website at www.athenaspeakers.ca to find a dealer that carries all their products nearest you.
 

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HDTV: PIONEER ELITE PRO-610HD 58" WIDE
RECIEVER : PIONEER ELITE VSX36TX
DVD PLAYERS: PIONEER DV444 ELITE DV-45A
FRONT SPEAKERS: PARADIGM REF STUDIO 40
CENTER SPEAKER :" " " " " CENTER
REAR SPEAKERS : " " " " " STUDIO ADP
SUB FRONT: " " " " " SERVO 15"
SUB REAR " CLEMENT STUDIO 10"
SAT SYSTEM MAIN : EXPRESSVU 6000 HDTV
SYSTEM CONTROL : PRONTO TSU2000
WIRE: ULTRA VIOLET THE GOOD STUFF
 
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