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Poll: How often do you use yours?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Geoffc10, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Geoffc10

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    After reading threads about people needing replacement bulbs, how often do you use your pj on a weekly basis. Usage as in watching dvd's not watching sky etc.
    I've not used mine in the past 3 weeks, but only cause ive just moved house.
     
  2. Comer

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    Where is the Poll?

    Anyway about 8 to 10 hours per week. My problem is that my wife will fall asleep while watching a movie unless she's knitting (I know, just please don't ask) but she can't knit watching the projector as the room is in darkness.

    I just can't see what I'm to do

    I told her today that the pj will have to go back to Japan for repair/replacement. Did I get sympathy...no all she said was "at least Ill get loads of my knitting done"

    I'm obviously in bits here people and getting no support from the person that is supposed to understand...she's supposed to understand for God's sake

    Conor



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    Regarding the knitting, you could always get a couple of low power lights.

    In our set up at times we have these orange coloured tube lights on (about a tenner our of a gadget shop) and they work quite well. You can see to eat/knit and it doesn't really affect the picture much.

    Bad luck about the PJ
     
  4. Mirablo

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    or glow in the dark knitting needles:smashin:
     
  5. chic

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    on week days i have mine on for about 5 hours a night

    on weekends i have it on about 8 hours a night

    its on between 35-40 hours a week


    i am up to about 2500 hours on my ptae which is a year old
     
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    I knit for about 2-3 hours a week now. I've not had to change a needle for over a 1000 hours although I had to calibrate one of the #10's a couple of months ago.
     
  7. JUS

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    Coma,

    Maybe you can get the mrs a miners helmet...oh no, when she looks at the screen your have a light patch. What about one of those halogen lamps that shines really brightly but at a direct spot....even better what about one of those transducers that shake the sofa :)

    I knit for 0 hours a week. Projector = 14hrs...perhaps more.
     
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    A recessed spot above her chair. Bulb should be recessed far enough that there is no 'sight' line from the bulb to the screen. Inside of cylinder of recessed fitting should be black. The only increase in ambient light will be that reflected onto the screen form your good lady, furniture carpet under the spot and her knitting. Black jumpers for Christmas this year then

    :smashin:
     
  9. museumsteve

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    lots..cant imagine daily hours..but 1600hrs since feb and lovin every minute of it, moreso now I have my DVHS stuff ;)
     
  10. ozdvduser

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    Daily 3-4 hours for SDTV, HDTV & DVD's
     
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    This summer i might have watched 5 hours in the last 2 months! :eek: but thats because ive been renovating. In more normal times I might watch 6 or 8 hours a week

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    i watch about 1 film a week in the summer and in winter 2 to 3 films a week!!(and some champions league footy)

    Comer. maybe you should send your wife to Knitters anonymous where she can get some help!!
    Doesnt the sound of the the clicking of the needles during a film
    wind you up??
    If it does get her some rubber needles then it won't make so much noise, though on second thoughts they might squeak!!

    maybe she could learn to knit with her fingers?

    I think you should work on stopping the knitting altogether !!
     
  13. theritz

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    I've had mine for about a year now, and heading for 1000 hours, so about 20 hrs a week on average would seem right - probably more in winter than in summer, more at weekends than during the week.

    Conor,

    Let her knit in the dark - it should lend an air of excitement to seeing whether an aran jumper or a torso-sized tea cosy will result. Will also make for envious glances from those whose jumpers had a less surrealist quality. A bobble hat with sleeves, perhaps ? Let her knit in the dark, I say.


    Sean G.
     

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