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  1. Hi, I need a new bulb for my JVC X500R. There seems to be two choices, either on-line (eg pureflare, ozprojectorlamp) for about $300 or a JVC for $500. Does anyone know if the on-line options (says original bulb in housing, so I assume the housing is not original) are worthwhile, or just suck it up and order the original from JVC? Thanks Michael
  2. Does anyone have an idea of when the new JVC's (X5000/7000/9000) will be available in Australia? I "sort of" need to get a new/replacement projector in the next month. So wondering if I should just get the X500 for now........
  3. Recently just swapped a 525 for the harmony one. On your pts above, you get 6 channels per screen and easy to scroll to additional screens. The colour buttons get loaded onto the touch screen also. Swapping from the 525 was easy. Config was copied straight onto the one. Only time I spent was adding icons for the channels. I also got it for only $135 (IIRC) from the logitech store on ebay. Michael
  4. As well as curtains with blocking, I also have a blind on the window. The blind sits in a channel down the side of the window frame to further eliminate light. Don't know if that qualifies for a 3rd acoustic layer though!
  5. The redeye just has a blaster, and as I have my kit in a cabinet I was thinking about adding repeaters to it. Anyone think that wouldn't work or have lag or whatever? Michael
  6. Hi All Just got the 65S20A and set it up yesterday. I've been playing with the picture settings and also looking around for some recommended settings. Most of what I've seen on AVS I can't tell what the equivalent US model is. Does anyone know? Are there are any other equivalent model settings that might work (smaller?) So far, I'm using the Normal setting, but have upped the contrast to 90. On the default settings, which has contrast on 50, I didn't find the blacks very black. For example, on One HD, presenter was wearing a suit that went from grey to black moving from 50 to 90. Foxtel is a bit crap, but that's the source, and with the bigger screen (previously 52inch LCD), I assume it's just making it more obvious. Has anyone had any troubles with the cricket? Can't get it quite right, artifacts around the players. Need to get the playing out of the way, so it can be enjoyed ! Michael
  7. excellent case studies. Seeing things that are achievable or at least bits and pieces
  8. I had the same problem when I got an H1 in addition to the P1. The H1 picked up a duplicate channel 9 and for some reason defaulted to the weaker signal. When I checked the P1, I realised it was a different channel no. Fixed it by clearing all channels and doing a limited scan - stopped at LCN (if that's correct term) 40 IIRC. Anyways, the channel after SBS.
  9. I watch tv shows from my nas all the time and never a problem, including mkv's. I have 3 beyonwiz's now and another key reason is that I can watch a show recorded on any of them on any of the other beyonwiz's ie in other rooms.
  10. fyi, I watch avi files from my NAS and am able to resume viewing from the last point no probs. However, on occasion I have encountered the error you described, but this has been because the file has not finished downloading yet.
  11. Hi Tribal The beyonwiz pvr's do have an internal hdd. The main model is the DP-P2, with a 500gb hdd. There is one model which is a stb, ie single tuner only, that does not have an internal hdd - this is the DP-H1 - maybe this is what you've read about. On both of these you can connect an external hdd via USB.
  12. Haven't heard of any prices like this in Mel for the P2? Best I've heard is 750..........
  13. I have the VP15 and am very happy with it. Can confirm it does 480i.
  14. beyonwiz for me also, from either my pc or nas. Also have a second beyonwiz in another room which you can play from either the other beyonwiz or network also.