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My humble home theater setup

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by davemtp » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:35 pm



Scott,

Thanks for the reply!  In regards to the backlighting, I think I am at an official 50/50 split.  The reason is, if I turn off all of my lights - with the backlight on, it seems to be ok, it certainly helps the picture look sharper and is significantly easier on the eyes.

I am currently trying movies for a few weeks without backlighting.  My living room lights are can lights on a dimmer.  It is a similar effect to backlighting, if I leave the lights in the room up enough so that my eyes aren't getting a tremendous workout with the changing scenes in a movie.  I think I like the soft light of the room better than the back light.  I will try the back light again after a while and see. 

If you want to play with that idea yourself, I did some homework and I found that a standard daylight fluroescent bulb is the trick. There are filters and such that would probably help, but some home theater sites are selling these $20 lights for $200-$300!  Filters included of course! 

Well, that turned into a bit of a long-winded answer, hope it helps.

Dave
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by boulderskies » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:07 am

Dave,

As my original post stated, I have the 55" XS955 and the same stand as you and after looking at your 60" I can see that the 60" edges are equal to the edges of the stand while the 55" edges are about 1.5" narrower than the stand. I do kinda wish I got the 60" but I'm not at all disappointed with the 55".

One specific question - what do you mean by "daylight" florescent? I think they have ones called "soft" is that what you mean? Mounting a 24" one on the wall behind the set would be an interesting touch, in my case. See the "boulderskies SONY fireplace" pics for my set up.

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by davemtp » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:06 pm

Daylight is a 'full spectrum' light and it should say it right on the box of the bulb.  I think mine is a GE and it was labled a daylight bulb.  I think it's supposed to recreate the light the sun does around noon when it is at its peak.
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by stratusg » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:13 pm

impressive boob tube! Have you played with balancing the silver and black in the stand?  Nice angle on the couch.
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by Maxxwire » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:31 pm

Dave- About how much light do you get from the sun at noon this time of year up there in Alaska?

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by davemtp » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:12 am

stratusg - thanks for the feedback.

Maxx - I am in south central AK and the sun comes up at about 9:00 am and goes back down around 5:30-6:00 pm.  It feels a little bit like dusk by 3:30-4:00pm, it is weird, but we gain 5 - 5 and a 1/2 minutes of daylight per day - so every week is different.

I start to crave the daylight by about late Feb. early March - cabin fever as they say.  Of course in the summer the sun is up until 11:30pm and it never really goes all the way down before sun is in your eyes at 2:30 am again. 

Up north (very rural Alaska) the sun goes down in late Sept. and does not come up at all until early March.  Yeah - no thanks!

Sorry for the essay on Alaska daylight.  It is a good reason to have a good TV in the winter that is for sure!

Take care - Dave.
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by Maxxwire » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:17 am

Dave- Did you have any Northern Lights as a result of yesterday's huge solar flair?

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by davemtp » Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:34 am

I did not see them on the 21st, it was cloudy hear, earlier in the week they were just amazing, they were multi colored - green, white, red and blue - it was awesome!
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by Maxxwire » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:19 am

Now that's watching a show on THE ULTIMATE BIG SCREEN!

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by davemtp » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:38 am

Oh absolutely!  And it's free OTA HD I can't get the manufacturer to tell me the resolution, but I can guess it's even better than 1080i !
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