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04-11-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Taco

How does the audio work? RF transmitter, fake...

How does the audio work? RF transmitter, fake cassette, hard wired? My kids are still too young to hold the player, 4 & 2.
04-11-04, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Taco

Mobile DVD?

Any discussions on this topic? Seems to be getting popular, but not much info. Perhaps a separate forum?

I'm currently looking for a portable car system (not permanently installed) and was...
03-27-04, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Taco

Irreversible - Canada uncut Rated R?

Just won an auction for a Canadian uncut version and it arrived with all the extras like deleted scenes, etc., but on back it is labelled Canada rating "R". Is this right, or is this not a true...
02-11-03, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Taco

I've owned a refurb 3300 for about 3-yrs from...

I've owned a refurb 3300 for about 3-yrs from Ubid.com. No glitches at all so far, except my remote had a button go out. Got another one off eBay. See if you can get a like-new warranty if...
01-15-03, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Taco

Make your own! Get some Belden 1694A ($.33 a...

Make your own! Get some Belden 1694A ($.33 a foot), or for components (i.e. short runs) get 1695A ($1 a foot), then some good quality RCAs (I like Cardas SLVR at about $12 a pair) and start...
01-14-03, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Taco

Most people want the Panny RP-82 but they may be...

Most people want the Panny RP-82 but they may be hard to find. The Tosh's supposedly have the chroma bug.
12-19-02, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By Taco

What the heck to they do for Plak mounting? ...

What the heck to they do for Plak mounting? Looks like it is just glued to some thin plywood/MDF with the edges sanded/painted. Then maybe a coat of spray Poly or something. Maybe a trial with a...
12-18-02, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,974
Posted By Taco

Not sure, but the whole gauge thing may have...

Not sure, but the whole gauge thing may have started in guns, as in "12-gauge" shotgun. It's the number of round things that fill up a standard hole (as in 12 pellets to fill the barrel...
12-16-02, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Taco

I believe that price is for the set of 3 cables,...

I believe that price is for the set of 3 cables, just in case you were shocked! You can also try the DIY way and buy some Belden 1695A (better version of 1694A) and some good RCAs (I like Cardas). ...
10-18-02, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Taco

If the surrounds are foam thay will go way before...

If the surrounds are foam thay will go way before the cone will. I've had to re-foam my speakers twice already and the paper cones are fine. It's been over 20 years since I got them!
10-11-02, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Taco

I think you're confused. Flatscreen/regular...

I think you're confused. Flatscreen/regular refer to the "roundness" of the screen viewed from the side. Flatscreens can help reduce light reflections. Widescreen and, regular I guess, refer to...
10-08-02, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Taco

Don't have anything specific, but I would spend...

Don't have anything specific, but I would spend at least $500 of that on the receiver, rest on speakers. STAY AWAY from boxed systems that have receiver/speakers, etc. in one package. Typically...
10-08-02, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Taco

Yep, I've read a lot of JR's advice over on...

Yep, I've read a lot of JR's advice over on audioasylum. Seems to know what he's talking about and works as an audio engineer. I've made a few of his DIY cables and they work great for much less...
10-07-02, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Taco

Go here ...

Go here
http://www.geocities.com/jonrisch/surge.htm
or here
http://www.diycable.com/catalog/products/power_jr_power.htm

to build your own! Also you can try UPS's built for computer surge and...
09-25-02, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Taco

I would assume 4 options. 1) Down below the...

I would assume 4 options. 1) Down below the floor, 2) along the floorboards and under the carpet at the dining room, 3) surface mount along the ceiling/wall, and 4) above the ceiling.

1 & 4 are...
09-24-02, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Taco

Try this if you are a DIY. It's a power line...

Try this if you are a DIY. It's a power line suppressor from a well respected audio engineer.

http://www.geocities.com/jonrisch/surge.htm
09-16-02, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Taco

RF Interference

What's the best way to filter out or eliminate RF coming through on normal cable? Neighbor bought a big screen and it's VERY noticeable.
09-12-02, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,406
Posted By Taco

Should be OK to go shorter on normal IC's (audio,...

Should be OK to go shorter on normal IC's (audio, video), but for digital audio output, some have said it's better to be at 1.5 meters. Something to do with reflections or jitter or something. ...
09-11-02, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,406
Posted By Taco

All of you need to go over to audioasylum.com and...

All of you need to go over to audioasylum.com and check out the cable forum. Answers to all your questions. Lot of talk from DIY to super high end stuff. If you have the knack, it's better to make...
09-11-02, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Taco

DIY, get some Belden 89259,1694A, 1695A, 1505A,...

DIY, get some Belden 89259,1694A, 1695A, 1505A, or 1506A and some good RCAs (Cardas, Canare, etc). Fairly easy to do and you can make a cable for around $10-$15 each, which will compare with a $100+...
08-20-02, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Taco

Not sure about DTV, but with Dish you need a...

Not sure about DTV, but with Dish you need a separate antenna for HD since they are broadcast over a different satellite.
Forum: Tech Talk
08-12-02, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By Taco

Win XP Logoff screen

I used to know how to mod the logon/off .BMP's for windows, but I forgot. Now my son has somehow put his own photo as the BMP that flashes for a second when XP shuts down. ANyone know what this...
Forum: Tech Talk
08-09-02, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Taco

I agree with Jepthah. Once my kid installed AOL...

I agree with Jepthah. Once my kid installed AOL and I uninstalled, then couldn't log on normally. AOL did something to the system files. Can't remember if I had to overlay a windows install or do...
Forum: Tech Talk
08-01-02, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By Taco

Best CDR Media?

I know that Taiyo Yuden is supposed to be the best, but how to tell what's what? I checked with cdmediaworld and they have some good explainations, but they seem a little outdated to current brands....
04-04-02, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By Taco

You need to have Dual/Twin/Quad LNBs on the...

You need to have Dual/Twin/Quad LNBs on the satellites (with a coax connection open) and probably another switch somewhere as well (if the neighbor wants all satellites). Essentially you are just...
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