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post #11 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 10:46 AM
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Re: Screen assistance

There are windows in the patio, but the glass has panes in it. I wish I knew how to post pics on this site
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post #12 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 11:14 AM
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...You pretty much nailed it on the head though. Lets say football games during a cookout. Could be some nite time movie parties or something like that. I agree with the coax, not even my 3rd option to transmit video signal. Unless we could get him to call the satellit company, get another reciever, and run THAT coax to the counter and then lpug that in the sat box, and come out to a projector with whatever we want. But then again, by te tme you get all that done and paid for we might as well have just bout a TV.

Right now that sounds like a much more viable way to go. It will definitely give more flexibility for options for the entire project. Based on this information, the projector I found and mentioned in the other thread definitely isn't going to work.

It being outside, it's hard to sell him on a TV due to the weather and what not, and with the construction mostly finished we have just about zero options to get some kind of weatherproof cabiet built. My freind that I do this with is a better salesman than I am so hopefully he can communicate our concerns, and offer some creative solutions.

Also, a retractable screen can develop wave problems unless its a tab tensioned screen. Seeing that this will be outside and will draw moisture (dew, humidity, as well as other factors) the screen could get pretty wavy quick. This is doable, but sit down with him and explain the potential problems and that he is going to have to make some compromises, such as having an additional satellite box installed. That may be a pain, but in the end it opens up things for a better solution.

Even so, is there a length limitation on component, or even HDMI? I'm sure there has to be.
HDMI wouldn't work anyway, becaus eI'm posotive that his receiver, nor his TV has HDMI.
He has an idea in his head on what he wants, but he's not educated enuf to really understand the challenges. If I had my way, I'd get him a nice receiver, multi zones, and at least go with component.
Either way it's not gonna be easy. But I'm always up for a challenge.

You can get repeaters for HDMI cables, so you can get some pretty long runs. Definitely save yourself (and your buddy) some money and check out Monoprice or RiteAV for your cables. I bought a bunch of HDMI cables and Toslink cables from RiteAV and had no problems with them at all.
As long as your buddy is reasonable and willing to make some small changes, this sounds like a fun project.
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post #13 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 11:22 AM
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Maybe these will help (hopefully this works)

(tried to post a pic, but it didn't seem to work.)

Here's the link.
http://picasaweb.google.com/EchoMike...12647138103666

This is from the "kitchen" counter pointing back towards the patio. you can see the windows that go into the dining room. Not sure if the distance from the window to the edge of the will be enuf room to project a big enuf picture.
 
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[img_]http://lh6.google.com/image/EchoMike03/Rm7HA1A8kXI/AAAAAAAAAnY/6cMw6cGq0JQ/Patio%202.jpg?imgmax=800[/img_]

Get rid if the "_" characters and then you get the photo instead.

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post #15 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 11:38 AM
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Thanks

It would be nice if I could get a sturdy swivel mount on that column, and put a good sized TV there. But then you gotta worry about taking up and down because you would not want to leave it there
post #16 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 11:40 AM
 
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Looking at the photo I would say the ideal location for a screen would be over the two windows. It would be somewhat protected from the sun light.
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post #17 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 11:51 AM
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Right move it back as far as possible to get it out of the sun. I feel ya!

Of course, I'm sure his vision willbe that he wants everyone in the yard to have a good look at it. But that is also not a realistic goal for a projector.

I'm telling you this is gonna be a tricky one.

If I had the time, and he'd let me do it, I'd really love to put it on the Chimney wall that is basically in the middle of the yard. The auido wold come from both patios, and most people could see it. But that would include cabling around the chimney, and building an enlsure of some kind.

You can see the chimeny in one of the pics I took of the length of the yard. It has the big star on it to the left of the mini bar, and bar stools you can see
post #18 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 12:04 PM
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Mike I see lots of potential there... I'm kinda envious! I would love to be doing a project like this
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post #19 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 12:28 PM
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I agree this thing could be really awsome if I could convince to let go of the purse strings a little more, and he had brought us in a little earlier.
post #20 of 41 Old 06-12-07, 01:23 PM
 
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I just took another look throught the photos, and I am compeled to ask if your friend might be open to the idea of adopting a son?

I also could not help but look at the tent thing across from the chimney. Looks like the start of a huge RPTV doen't it?

It also occurred to me that if we do break up into groups there are at least three patio areas and the beach. So we will be limited to four groups. So far there is you, me, and wbassett participating in this problem solving question. It seems we need at least one more participant to break up into the maximum number of problem solving groups.

OK, maybe it's not quite that funny.
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