Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by joebloggs123, Aug 11, 2004.
What are the most common Home Cinema mistakes and how can we avoid them?
Not telling the wife your about to buy one, how to avoid - Tell her
Maybe a litle underestimation on the cost would help convince her (Scottish parliment style)
Not just my problem then, oh and lock the receipts away.
I'll have a stab....
Not demoing, and then suffer from rainbows or dead pixels etc.
Getting too big a screen, and sitting too close to the image so screendoor is an issue, and you get neck ache.
Position projector slightly off center, so the image appears to ride up on one edge.
Not making the cable duct big enough, or didn't leave a draw wire, so can't run the newest latest cables later on.
Not taking the lens cap off.
If I think of any more, I'll add them.
Mine is watching the picture not the film! Got to stop doing that!
calling the surround back speakers 'centre backs' - I will maim the next magazine / person who describes them as that.
Buying a screen/ display thats too big for the room has to be the biggest problem as all that happens is that you notice every flaw, which leads to...
...learning about video artefacts - the biggest mistake I ever made (holds head in hands and wimpers quietly)
Would that be telling her it costs 10 times less than it actually will be?
Buying a gigantic projection system and then feeding it from a 99 quid dvd surround system?
Not using the highest possible quality connections e.g. progressive scan, or simply using RGB or YUV instead of svideo or composite?
Yes agree with the Wife/Girlfriend factor, i normally take her out for the day before it all turns up.
Serious note, getting cheap interconnects, pay loads of money for the kit and then skimp on the wires.
Buying a large screen TV and then finding you don't have enough room in your vehicle to transport it bloody company car had too much work stuff in it .
LOL!!! The amount of times I've helped customers even take seats out of cars but still gotten nowhere...
thinking you are in a real cinema and throwing your popcorn on the floor when the film has finished #
Reading this forum and developing a case of upgradeitus...
Gary that is actually a very good one and one so easily overlooked, i will need to put on my list of things to remember when the cellar conversion starts, its not one you have overlooked in the past is it
Fortunately, no, but the DVI cable was a real bugger to pull in as I hadn't allowed a big enough sweep in the 4x2 trunking where it went from wall to ceiling. Also - don't forget to attach a draw wire to the new cable, so you still have one up there when the new cable is in!!
It's a mistake to read forums like this where people tell you how to spot video artifacts that you previously did not know existed...
and then go looking for them.
And definately don't buy a nice large and expensive flat screen CRT because the LCD or Plasma were even more expensive but change your mind a couple of years later when they are cheaper and find that the CRT is now worthless thus killing off your upgrade plan.
No I'm not bitter, I just got a projector instead, but where do I stick this CRT now.
Walking in to a shop and saying "now i want quality but don't want to spend a lot"
Believing WHF reviews
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