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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Which Simulator ?

    Im looking to install a simulator and realise that there are many on the market. Im looking for cost effectiveness but also the best for my budget ! Assume i have a budget of $7-10k - what is the best Simulator i can get ? Ive looked at Trugolf and one or 2 others - thanks in advance ...

    Started by gwilsoncfc‎, 11-27-2011 08:54 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please post your Simulator Setup Pictures

    Hi All, I would like to build a Simulator setup in my basement and would like to get ideas from you. Please post your setup pictures in this thread. Thanks, ttran1999

    Started by ttran1999‎, 10-19-2010 08:26 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Golf Simulator Links

    I thought it might be beneficial to newbies looking for information to list some information links (not all inclusive). For golf simulators:

    Started by psace‎, 11-21-2011 10:37 PM
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  1. Razer Blade Pro GTX 860M Laptop for running protee/TGC for GC2

    Hi guys, I'm close to purchasing protee/TGC for my GC2. Would this laptop be able to the run TGC at highest settings? Razer Blade Pro 17 inch Gaming Laptop 256GB- Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz 16.0 GB DDR3L SDRAM 256 GB Solid-State Drive 17.4-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX...

    Started by noobie‎, 03-07-2015 09:38 PM
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  2. GC2 Measure Swingspeed w/o hmt?

    Hi, I have GC2 and I read from the web someone saw a GC2 in golf shop can measure swing speed without hmt unit. Is it possible?

    Started by kianphin‎, 04-03-2015 11:54 AM
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  3. How many GC2s were sold last year?

    How many GC2s are there out there in the world? How many were sold last year? Here is an interesting article Looks like there are 7000 made to date and 3000 sold last year

    Started by john8888‎, 04-05-2015 09:35 AM
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  4. Broken OptiShot - First 2 Rounds

    I bought the OptiShot2 in December. I tried it that first week in my living room for a few minutes, seemed great. I bought a new house with a big garage last month, promptly built a 10x10x10 cage, mounted a projector and played my first round on Wednesday night. It was awesome, but the USB kept...

    Started by amartin0912‎, 02-27-2015 09:43 PM
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    03-21-2015 11:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Epson 8100 Projector

    Does anyone have any experience with this projector? I got one as a hand me down when my brother upgraded to a 3D projector. It's a 1080p projector but only rated for 1800 lumens. It's a little dimmer than I'd like. Right now I have it set up in my den where there's decent ambient light. I'm...

    Started by noobie‎, 03-11-2015 02:10 PM
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  6. GC2 buy now or wait?

    I just finished the home practice studio, with the net up, truestrike mat in place and 65" flat screens on the walls i'm ready to purchase the gc2 launch monitor. the only question i have is after dropping about 8.5k on the gc2 and software am i going to have an outdated system, are there any news...

    Started by realdrray‎, 03-03-2015 09:02 AM
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  7. Best computer for FSX and gc2

    i just ordered a gc2 and now i need a computer to run the software, i'll be using a 1080p 60" lcd as my monitor and need to know what computer specs i need, foresight's website is a little general as far as graphics needs, can i get away with the intel hd 5500 built in graphics, or do i need a...

    Started by realdrray‎, 02-28-2015 08:55 AM
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  8. LX Pro

    Hello all, i am new and this is my first post, so don't hate me for this, i have been reading all the post that i could find in regards to the GSA LX lite and Pro LM, basically i can see that this unit has had a lot of problems in the past there is no denying it, but most of these threads...

    Started by Tray‎, 02-11-2015 01:19 PM
    ggs, gsa, lx pro
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  9. GGS LX launch monitor

    70's posts made me do some digging on Martin's LX indoor/outdoor launch monitor. Coming soon! New! ...

    Started by ZMax‎, 03-08-2011 01:12 AM
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  10. Best mat to use with Optishot

    Hi Guys - I am brand new here - I wanted to see if anyone had experience with the following mat - http://shop.virtual-...-or-LH-1001.htm I recently setup optishot to work in my basement. It is fun to play with except for hitting off the base. I am looking to get as close to a regular mat...

    Started by olesbj‎, 02-09-2015 09:54 AM
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  11. Trugolf Static Problems anyone can help?!

    Units work fine for some shots, then stops, just a restart or anything else makes it to read shots again. Diagnostics do not show any error, microphones are listening. Do anyone Ground the units? when where do you ground it? Just the main board, or also the frame? can I ground the turf? ...

    Started by ovl‎, 02-06-2015 10:17 AM
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  12. Accusport Vector Pro, how to improve microphone for better trigger?

    Hi Guys, I have a “new” old Vector Pro (with manual lens) in a very well light controlled indoor environment. The problem that I have with the unit is with its microphone. The software vector pro 2.11 strongly recommend using the default sensitivity (in advanced mode) setting. For me that...

    Started by dynax9xi‎, 09-08-2014 11:24 AM
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  13. Commercial Grass Top on the P3Proswing

    New Member Here!!!�� Has anyone purchased the above retrofit and how do you like it. It is considerably more expensive than other options mentioned on this board.

    Started by Aucontractor‎, 12-29-2014 07:37 PM
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  14. Wireless USB solution?

    Has anyone wirelessly connected the USB port of their Optishot or other simulator to their computer? I am hopeful that I can use my home theater PC rather than setting up a whole new computer (since they will be in same room), but it would be difficult to run a long USB cable from the simulator to...

    Started by hkm‎, 02-03-2015 07:04 AM
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  15. 20 ft screen simulator!!!

    I am working on a golf simulator for my basement and had a few questions. I plan on running either 2 or 3 projectors to display this image. I have approx 18 ft of throw. The screen will be 20 ft wide by 9.5 high. The room has no windows and dimmable lights, but I would like to keep the...

    Started by jfbhd4‎, 01-06-2015 02:34 PM
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  16. Hooking simulator Computer to High Definition TV

    Because of space problems I am using a TV for the images on my P3 simulator (using HDMI cables). When using the driving range feature the overall image does not fill the screen and the graphics are fuzzy and hard to read. Will going to a 1080p tv help? I have tried adjusting the resolution and...

    Started by Aucontractor‎, 01-21-2015 02:18 PM
    graphics problems on tv, hdmi to tv hookup, tv to simulator computer
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  17. Home Golf Simulator Nets

    Hey everyone, New to the golf simulator world, but an avid golfer. I picked up an optishot last night and am looking to complete the setup to use in my loft. However, this means that while I have clearance to swing, I don't have a ton of room to put in a cage, and I need something that can be...

    Started by mlbogus‎, 01-17-2015 03:01 PM
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  18. Simulator Lights

    I've seen a lot of comments about lights for the optishot. What are you all using is it necessary? A few videos I have watched show people putting desk-type lamps right by the unit?? Thoughts/ideas?

    Started by Slappy‎, 01-20-2015 09:16 AM
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  19. SlickThing

    anybody use their one piece soft shell lite or the one piece with monster turf?? Thinking about getting it for my set up because I like the idea of the top of the unit being leveled out, but not sure... Also not sure between the regular or monster turf. thanks in advance!

    Started by Slappy‎, 01-15-2015 11:04 AM
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  20. Screen image without shadow

    I have GC2 simulator by Foresight. I just purchased the Panasonic PT-VZ570 (WUXGA, 4800 Lumens, 44% vertical shift). Structure being built is near completion - 33 ft L x 20 ft W x 12 ft H Screen size 9.9 ft x 15.7 ft. I did the throw calculations via Projector Central and projector's manual:...

    Started by torreypines‎, 12-21-2014 06:02 PM
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  21. Optishot sim setup built from scratch for 1000$

    My 2 cents on my sim setup for under 1000$ built from scratch First of I have built myself a 22'x18' Detached garage sim room/workshop. The cost of that thing I will leave aside obviously. So for the simulator setup here is my cost break down : Simulator: DD optishot 2 bought on black...

    Started by Ezek7‎, 12-27-2014 01:56 PM
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  22. audio out from projector

    Would like to add some type of speaker setup to get better sound than what the projectors built in audio is capable of. What type of setups do you use? I would like to stay away from connecting a receiver. Is there any type of wireless device that can be used? New to this type of setup.

    Started by madspeed‎, 12-24-2014 03:49 PM
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  23. laptop cart/stand?

    Looking for ideas of what you guys are using to house your laptop or desktop monitor so its easily accessible during play on your simulators. Just got my projector ordered and getting the rest set up. Hope to begin playing later this week!

    Started by madspeed‎, 12-15-2014 11:42 AM
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    12-20-2014 10:33 AM Go to last post
  24. Need Help P3Proswing Install USB to Serial on Windows 7 64 Bit

    I got a replacement computer and it has 64 bit windows 7 but i can't install the USB to Serial file on this because of the lack of digital signature. Can anyone help? I tried turning off the signature in the command prompt, but now it says the file is for vista only?

    Started by wbond‎, 12-10-2014 06:30 PM
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  25. Whats a better aftermarket turf for Optishot

    A? or B?

    Started by jonpucek‎, 12-23-2013 04:49 PM
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  26. Teeing it up on a simulator

    What are you using to tee up the ball with on your simulator? At present, I am having a hard time finding tees that hold up. Seem like everyone is selling brittle plastic tees that break with first hit. P3 had some nylon or poly tees 4 or 5 years ago but are no longer available. Thanks...

    Started by john9434‎, 11-29-2014 01:11 AM
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  27. HD Projector

    Okay...I'm thinking about upgrading to an HD projector and wanted to see what you guys think the best option(s) are. Criteria are: 1. 1080p vertical resolution 2. Support for 4:3 aspect ratio (black bars on the sides I guess) 3. Fairly high lumens - 2000 minimum, 2500+ preferable 4. Great...

    Started by rdh‎, 10-09-2010 09:40 AM
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  28. Golf Sim in Garage

    For those of you with a golf sim in your garage, do you leave the projector in the garage? Can it be subject to cold winters and hot summers?

    Started by heynow‎, 08-06-2014 12:53 AM
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  29. Ceiling Height

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of building a new house and wanted some input on my basement ceiling heights where I plan to build out an simulator. Right now I am getting 9' ceilings. I understand that people have different swings but for someone who is 5'7"-5'8", would you guys say that 9' is good...

    Started by PicoTTS‎, 11-25-2014 01:38 AM
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  30. Best Golf simulator

    Hi guys, I hope all is well my name is Mark and I am new to this forum. Hopefully one day I will be able to contribute to the forum. I have a question. Hopefully some one on here can help me out. I'm looking for a golf simulator that is very accurate, I will be using this simulator for mostly...

    Started by golf82‎, 09-16-2014 10:29 PM
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  31. Trugolf Trutrak - Offset Postion of the Sensors

    Hello, I have a trugolf trutrak unit - with audio ball tracking - and as we moved into a new house I can not hit to the middle of the screen - so I had to get the sensors around 10 inches right of the center. Is there a Parameter in the XML File which I have to change to get the data right -...

    Started by ovl‎, 11-25-2014 10:19 PM
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  32. computer for vector pro

    Have vector pro with upgraded microlenses , e6 software may upgrade launch monitor in a few years. Looking at alienware x51r2 desktop computer processor i5- 3ghz- 8gb memory- 1tb hard disk- win 7 - dedicated graphics -graphics card nvidia gtx 645 factory refurbished 675 dollars. Will this work ???...

    Started by Paulz‎, 11-13-2014 10:22 PM
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  33. vector pro 3.o usb port ??

    According to accusport web site 2.0 usb port needed 3.0 not supported. I read an article from pc magazine that stated 3.0 reads 2.0 as well as 3.0. What is true can I use 3.0????

    Started by Paulz‎, 11-15-2014 11:15 AM
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  34. PVC pipes for impact screen structure

    Anybody ever tried using PVC pipes to build the frame for impact screen? Looking to build the frame myself (having no material building experience other than legos) i walked round my local hardware shop and the options were 1) metal - heavy, expensive, hard to join but stable 2) wood -...

    Started by Yongchai‎, 02-25-2014 10:15 AM
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  35. SwingByte Club Analyzer

    Wow. Check out this little device. I think it would be cool to practice with this on the range or on the course. The data can be shown on you mobile device. For $140, I want one.

    Started by ZMax‎, 01-28-2012 03:26 PM
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  36. Cage Size

    I am setting up a simulator in a room with vaulted ceilings. Plenty of room to swing if I stand off center but regarding the cage, I could do either 10 x 9 or 8.5 x 10. Assuming I have a 5’ depth, which dimension is preferred? This would be a right hand setup only. I assume the extra width...

    Started by heynow‎, 11-13-2014 04:15 AM
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  37. Backstop Impact Net - how far from walls?

    Hi, new to the forum, and couldn't find an existing thread on this subject. I'm in the process of setting up a driving net in the garage. I plan to purchase something from either P2P or West Coast netting, that will hang from the ceiling (11 ft, 5 in). My question is: How far away from the...

    Started by mijnarof1972‎, 10-14-2014 12:09 PM
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  38. Screen advice, 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio? , Projector?

    I have ordered a GC-2 and am preparing my garage for a full simulator install. Very exciting. I see good comments about Par2Pro's HQ Impact screen and am very likely to buy one. HQ Screen owners - screen holding up well with good picture quality??? My dilemma: My screen would fill out the...

    Started by Tcook‎, 06-26-2014 05:49 PM
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    11-03-2014 08:59 PM Go to last post
  39. Indoor putting

    Can anyone recommend a good value for money indoor putting green? Seems to be a range of them in golftown and ebay but just seeing if anyone here has much experience of setting something like this up for the winter

    Started by Sunster‎, 10-25-2014 09:41 PM
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  40. Finish on HQ2-Raw Impact Screen Material

    I am looking to buy the HQ2-Raw Impact screen material as this seems to be getting the best reviews regarding doubling as a movie screen with regards to image quality and golf impact screen. My budget unfortunately is not unlimited, so this is why I am looking into getting the material to finish...

    Started by kojtl1000s‎, 10-29-2014 06:44 AM
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  41. How much space around impact screen for bungees (pr20) ?

    Hi, I have a ten foot wide space to mount an impact screen. I was planning on getting the pr20 from westcoastnetting and mount it using bungee cords to the side walls. I was curious, how much space you would allow on the sides of the net, between the screen and the side walls, for bungee...

    Started by bkcorwin‎, 10-27-2014 12:24 PM
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  42. Where to buy optishot golf simulator

    Hi everybody! Im new to the forum, and new to the golf game but Became addicted very quickly.. I played about 30 games in 3 months but now winter Is almost here and ill be stuck inside for a while.. So i am planning to build myself a garage golf simulator Setup in the next few weeks....

    Started by Ezek7‎, 10-15-2014 06:21 PM
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  43. Red face another summer gone by, same old question what sim to go with?

    Well looks like fall is here in Alberta and still no sim installed. Was on here all last year with the same old question. Which sim? Well I am back with that same question. I have everything ready to go in my sim room but the hardware and software to complete it. Was waiting for Simtech but looks...

    Started by tman‎, 09-27-2014 07:53 PM
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  44. Protee - Launch Monitor

    Any word on the mythical "low cost launch monitor" which is suppose to be coming??

    Started by cklguy2013‎, 06-20-2014 11:09 AM
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  45. pt grey camera sample video?

    Hi Everyone. I am interested in setting up a simulator (gc2) and wanted to also have cameras to look at swing video. I was wondering if anyone had used the pt grey firefly cameras and perhaps had a sample of what the video looks like? ...

    Started by bkcorwin‎, 10-04-2014 02:46 PM
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  46. Business versus home theater projector

    I have read several review articles on business versus home theater projectors. Generally business projectors have higher lumens in order to project larger images in the present of ambient light at various throw distances. I would think these characteristics would be ideal for a golf simulator. ...

    Started by torreypines‎, 09-27-2014 10:56 AM
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  47. Projector keystone

    So, I want to run something by all of you and get some input. I would like to know how many of you are using the keystone feature on your projectors in your simulator setup. This is what I would like to know: 1) What projector are you using? 2) What resolution are you running? 3) Are you...

    Started by Jsgregg‎, 03-08-2014 11:39 AM
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    09-17-2014 02:16 PM Go to last post
  48. Temporary Impact Net

    Hello, I'm about a year away from building out my simulator space. In the meantime I need a reasonably priced net to hang from my basement ceiling. Real simple and cost effective, but it needs to last me at least a year. has anyone used either of the following, and do you recommend? ...

    Started by kevin1889‎, 09-16-2014 01:45 PM
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    09-16-2014 03:42 PM Go to last post
  49. Can someone check the microphone on their Vector Pro for me please?

    I looked at my Vector Pro microphone; it looks like it sits around 1” from the case opening. Can someone take a look at his/her Vector Pro and confirm that the microphone is really that far back? When I look into the opening for the microphone, I can see the circuit board with the microphone...

    Started by dynax9xi‎, 09-08-2014 01:52 PM
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    09-08-2014 08:37 PM Go to last post
  50. Purchasing a GC2 System--Advice?

    I'm getting together with a golf pro/friend to purchase a simulator. We were considering Trugolf, GC2, and Protee systems. It looks like we are going with the GC2 (unless somebody tells us we are crazy). Our room is a little over 19 X 19. Ceilings are 9 ft on the sides of the room and very tall...

    Started by Tweaver‎, 08-28-2014 03:03 PM
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