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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by AVMADMAN, Nov 11, 2002.

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  1. AVMADMAN

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    Please help me,

    with the recent release of Attack of the Clones and a recent aquisition of a CRT projector, I am looking for a reson why my missus should let me install it before we move. (moving in 30 days)

    My excuses so far,

    "But it's the Attack of the Clones"

    "I will do the washing for a month"

    "If you say something when ANY movie is on, I will promise to acknowledge you"


    And that's as far as I have got......
     
  2. groundy

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    As the man of the house, I say just go ahead and do it :D.
     
  3. AVMADMAN

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    I tried that a couple of years ago when I bought some enormous floor standers.....

    She put a screw driver through the driver on one...

    She's Irish, you should know how they are.........
     
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    :eek: - the relationship would have ended there and then for me ;).
     
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    Hey AVMADMAN,,


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    She's Irish, you should know how they are.........

    Do you mean:

    A Drinkin' and Fightin' or

    B Absolutely no appreciation of enormous floorstanders ????


    No racial slur taken by the way..............:D


    Sean G.
     
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    It maybe just my missus but she is a bit too opinionated, firey, has a temper that lasts for days and hates anything in Black Ash, Cherry, Beech or silver that involes drivers, tweeters, or involves amplification, projection or anyway making holes in the walls or ceiling...

    As you can see I picked a AV enthusiast..

    So you can see what I am up against, please help!
     
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    Hey AVMADMAN,,

    are you likely to get an opportunity to set up your proj while she's out of the house (at work or visiting..) ?

    If so - just go ahead and set it up. If she gives out stink, say "OK - but its working now so why no just watch the movie - " This is unlikely to work well - but sooner or later she'll calm down, bugger off to bed, and you can watch Attack of the Clones.

    Failing this, you should seriously consider upgrading the only non technical component of your home cinema. I'm a man's man, no flippin' messin, and to prove it, here's a song written especially for guys like us.......


    http://www.funforwards.com/flash/october02/mansong.cfm

    :D :D :D



    Sean G.
     
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    The day Laura Ashley start marketing AV gear I'll be onto a winner. Till then it is an uphill struggle....

    Ian Guinan
     
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    I shall be a man tonight and do as suggested..... I shall also send an email the Laura Ashley Group suggesting they take up AV

    Can you Imagine pink fluffy speakers?

    So by tomorrow I will be either extremely happy or I will be single again and extremely happy..... both have merits
     
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    AVMADMAN... How about some reasons why you installed it not why you should install it?

    Once it's in it's in.

    Here's a starter for you.

    "Well, there's a 28 day money back guarantee if I don't like it or it fails to work!" Better make it a good one tho' as CRT bulbs are expensive!

    I've used a few excuses about "How come there are MORE new speakers in the living room" in my time :D

    Mark.
     
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    "What this old thing it's been here for ages":devil:
     
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    Well AVMADMAN,

    Projector or no Projector ?

    Married or single ??????:D

    Come on, 'fess up - we're dying to find out how you got on. You see if you prevailed, then we share you glory and satisfaction. If you got the head bitten off you and you're wondering whether you'll ever see the inside of your own bed again, then we can

    A: Console you, "life's a bitch and then you marry one" type of stuff...........

    B: Persuade ourselves that we'd never put up with that sort of sh*ite.... (yeah, right...)

    One way or another you've got to come clean !



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    Either AVMADMAN is too busy to post cause he's setting up his PJ and watching movies, or he's in the dog-house !;)


    Which is it ????

    Sean G.
     
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    She won't let him use the forum any more we have a bad influence
     
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    Hey Roland,

    Us, a bad influence ? Perish the thought ! :devil:

    Jeez, I wonder if she used the screwdriver on him this time........:D


    I'm mad curious to see what happened to him, though.

    Sean G.
     
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    Sorry I haven't been on to post replies.. I had a nasty meeting (no coffee) at work from my boss about internet usage (Female boss by the way)... I am now barred from using the internet for anything which has a slight interest in AV equipment......

    So here I am in an internet cafe....

    As for my projector installation I put it up!!!!! she hit the roof... and snapped a couple of dvd's in the process... Gladiators, Monsters Inc and Star Wars episode I ... only left out my new Starwars DVD as She bought it for me... then!!! wait for it.....


    I changed the polarity on the projector so it would deal with hanging from my ceiling and It decided not to work anymore... then I found out that I had bought a crappy projector with burnt tubes (blue and green) and had to take it down... now I am in the situation of a projector that is only worth canibalisation for parts and a few snapped dvd's....


    I would like to thank you all for your replies and I will keep you all informed when I get my new Barco which I have my heart set on....

    If when I get my new PJ she does anything else, she's history..... and her bloody family....

    Any female AV fans out there??????
     
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    Wow !!!


    Thats the saddest (or the tallest ) tale I've ever read on these forums.....



    Sean G.
     
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    :eek: She sounds like a bunny boiler to me:eek:
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    If you knew my missus, you would know it wasn't tall....

    I have been offered £500 for the pj as a trade in on the Barco so I have a slight upturn on my situation... just need to find the extra £4000 from somewhere.....
     
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    Adam,

    Holy Moley ! I actually thoght you were joking/laying it on a bit.....

    Big sympathy, - my missus is brill about the whole home cinema thing, she painted the cinema room with me, picked out the carpet, has given approval for a "through the wall projection"
    arrangement, ****, she even bought me a new dvd player as a pressie last week - I could go on..... I guess I'm lucky....


    Bummer about the PJ being knackered - I hope you've better luck with the next one. I have an itch to upgrade - another lcd is one option, but I'm harbouring a secret desire for a crt... herself says we should enjoy what we have for a while before disrupting again, and she's prob right.


    Good luck, it definitely sounds like you need it !!

    All the best,


    Sean G.
     
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    Go for the CRT you know it makes sense....

    We have plans to move to Ireland in about 5 or 6 years (belmullet co mayo) i think i got the spelling right....

    let me know what you decide to do LCD/CRT if it happens....

    In return I will keep you posted on how lucky you are and what has been my next bit of kit to get smashed, knifed or thrown....
     
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    Hi Adam,

    If I went for CRT less than six months after getting my first LCD and setting up our movie room, I think I might risk losing some of the partner compliance I currently have ;)

    My missus firmly believes in upgrades etc - sees it all as part of the fun - but we both agree that we'll hold on to things more or less the way they are for the next 6 months or so.

    I'm keeping CRT firmly in mind though.....

    Belmullet is a lovely part of the world - best of luck.



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    I have been over quiet a few times now... great views..

    If we do move I have already negotiated a purpose built home cinema room with the missus...

    Your missus likes upgrades aswell???? I feel sick.......


    Your either the best salesman in the world or you are just jammy!
     
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    Adam,

    - Jammy !!!!! :D

    She's into football so thats a big plus.... and likes action movies...... ooops sounds even jammier ........mind you its not all one way traffic - I'm fairly handy diy-wise, so those mods and upgrades tend to get done precisely when and how she likes (more or less ! she'd dispute the "when " part ;) ).

    Good luck.......


    Sean.
     
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