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Jun 04, 2010 05:27 as a reply to  @ post 10300621 |  #8371

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Yeah I get a good price on the MKII and if I get my asking on TM then the upgrade will cost me just under $650, I reckon thats acceptable.

Ohh, speaking of buying stuffs, I finally got around to upgrading the screen at home, got a nice wall mounted 1:1 gain pure white 108" wall mounted screen for the media room. Size is PERFECT!! The old 96" was just a tad small. Took a new generation projector home on appro too but the difference in my current unit and the new unit certainly wasn't worth spending money on! Ordered another bulb, happy to use this unit for a few more years yet. Cleaned up all the cabling and got my pc streaming 720p content to the 360 nicely too, have a renewed joy with it all :D

I am loving my new 720p projector too. I have a new screen which I have mounted onto my background stands, as I can't drill holes in the roof at the moment till my shoulder gets better.
I have a 2.2 m wide 16 x 9 screen which matches the projector perfectly. = 241cm or 95" diagonal
Makes watching films a pleasure. Rediculously cheap over e-bay. It's a 1:1 gain black backed screen, and is 1000% better than the bed sheet I was using at the beginning ;)
Mine is running over the HDMI from the PS3. Also with playtv. I'm happy with the setup.
I haven't tried HD from the home server yet. Till now I rent blueray disks to enjoy it.


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Jun 04, 2010 07:17 |  #8372

yeah I wanted to get a screen off ebay but the few who would ship here were like 400US shipping... crazy stuff! What Projector have you got Peter? Nothing compares aye :)


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Jun 04, 2010 08:08 |  #8373

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yeah I wanted to get a screen off ebay but the few who would ship here were like 400US shipping... crazy stuff! What Projector have you got Peter? Nothing compares aye :)

I have the Panasonic PT-AX100U. I got a reconditioned model with 500 hours on the lamp for €500. FOr a new Ax200, the cheapest price I could find was 900. only difference is the 200 model has 2 hdmi ports. Basically I have been wanting to buy a projector for years, and always the one I want to buy is just out of my price range. Recently I found a reasnobly priced (€35) 15m HDMI cable which I tested and it works with Full HD, and I found the screens also for a good price which made the whole project affordable. Originally I was loking at about €200 for the HDMI cable, and at least €200 for a screen, which put the whole thing out of my budget.
The screen I got was this one Leinwandking (external link)


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Jun 04, 2010 16:44 |  #8374

I have the TW-700, we treated ourselves when we bought our house 3 years ago... its a stunning wee unit! I allow myself an ok budget as its what we do, we don't really go out drinking or anything, we both love movies and the room gets used 2 - 3 times a week. (would be more but we both work a few nights a week) :( Mines a fixed wall mounted screen, was using a large sheet of masked plastic before that LOL Actually worked surprisingly well. cut it to 16:9 and masked it... cost $60 all up. The screen is definitely an improvement and I have no idea why I didn't do it years ago. The plastic sheet was initially a place holder so I could get an idea of size/height etc and it just stayed there lol

Have a friend who fills a hdd for me each week with 720p divx ... works for me :) I see they have released a 3D projector, will keep an eye on that technology!


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Jun 05, 2010 02:24 |  #8375

Picked up the 70-200 MKII this morning, had a shoot in the studio, wasn't used much (20 - 30 shots) and I havn't looked at the pics, but the AF is instantly noticeably better!


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Jun 05, 2010 03:30 |  #8376

Sancho wrote in post #10306054 (external link)
Picked up the 70-200 MKII this morning, had a shoot in the studio, wasn't used much (20 - 30 shots) and I havn't looked at the pics, but the AF is instantly noticeably better!

You know how much I'm hating you right now with our 70-200 about to fall apart it's so rattly and loose. Going in for service this week.


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Jun 05, 2010 03:56 |  #8377

Does your said friend, do deals for other said friends? :)


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Jun 05, 2010 22:52 |  #8378

A wedding photo:

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Jun 06, 2010 02:35 |  #8379

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A wedding photo:

Lust...




  
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Jun 06, 2010 02:41 |  #8380

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Lust...

Yep, the limited edition Holden Sunbird SS, very rare indeed ;)




  
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Jun 06, 2010 03:48 |  #8381

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Yep, the limited edition Holden Sunbird SS, very rare indeed ;)

a factory 8-plug Sunbird would be rare.... about as rare as a real XU-2

did it arrive on a trailer? it doesn't seem to clock up much mileage... in fact in 2000, it was so well looked after, it's odo seemed to go backwards... :lol:

nice shot - presume that wasn't this morning?


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Jun 06, 2010 04:07 |  #8382

momentz wrote in post #10310054 (external link)
A wedding photo:

Excellent car photo!
The busy background is soft enough that it doesn't distract.


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Jun 06, 2010 04:35 |  #8383

momentz wrote in post #10310054 (external link)
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Very cool!


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Jun 06, 2010 07:18 |  #8384

Cheers guys :) A lovely sounding sunbird it is too.

I heart full frame :D


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Jun 06, 2010 07:48 |  #8385

Had a fun shoot in the studio yesterday... .

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