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This review is from: Polk Audio RM510 5.1 CH High Performance Home Theater Speaker System
Pros: Bought this when I bought a new house for the core of my entertainment system. It's hooked up to a ceiling mounted projector through the HDMI out only. It is also connected to a HTPC, XBX360, Wii, N64, and a Roku. The only one with any issues is the N64 which is understandable.
Cons: The only issue I've had, and one that is completely understandable is that with the N64, some of the games are too low res to be upscaled to HDMI. This would be fixable by running another video cable to the projector, but that would require more work than I care to bother with so I haven't messed with it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I have this set up in a home theater set up. All video is through the HDMI port from a Pioneer VSX-1022 receiver.
The picture is great, and plays with almost no trouble (*see cons)
The room has two large picture windows on the East side of the house which we put blinds over. The projector is bright enough to be seen when the blinds are pulled but still letting some light through.
We use it as our main entertainment system and it sees at least 5-6 hours of use a day when we're home. (My fiancee works from home so sometimes it stays on all day)
Our screen is 110" and the actual projected area is right around 100" at ~11 feet away.
Cons: The only con I've had is that occasionally, maybe once a month, the projector will shut off the video and run the fan like it's overheating, though it doesn't seem that hot, and the conditions haven't changed. Shutting it off and letting it sit for a minute or just pulling the power will bring it back up at which point it continues to run fine.
Other Thoughts: There is some fan noise when it warms up. It doesn't bother me and I rarely even notice it, but for major cine/audiophiles it may be too much, but you're not gonna find better in a sub-$1000 projector.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APC BR1000G Back-UPS Pro 1000VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Pros: I bough to of these over a year ago. They've been running without a hitch that entire time. One protects my entertainment system, the other is on my desktop PC.
The home theater one supports a Projector, an audio receiver, a Roku, and at various times an XBOX, a Wii, an HTPC, or a N64. I've never had them all on at once, but during most use, it runs at about 50% load.
The PC setup is simpler and just runs the PC, Monitor, speakers, and a power strip with various minor electronics.
Both have gone through a couple of outages and have done just what they should have. At one point it took us a couple minutes to realize the power was out because the movie we were watching in the dark just kept playing on the projector and it wasn't til the lights came back on in the other room that we realized.
Cons: Fairly heavy, don't expect to move them about on a regular basis. They weight more than my PC at about half the size.READ FULL REVIEW