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10-29-01, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By BEC

Internet crap? Both companies are readily...

Internet crap? Both companies are readily available on the internet .

I've been really pleased w/last-year's Marantz sr8000 which has a good amplifier section. As much as I like Marantz, I'm not...
10-29-01, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By BEC

avsforum.com has alot of info about projectors. ...

avsforum.com has alot of info about projectors.

Basically three routes: LCD , DLP, and CRT.

LCD is generally cheaper and easy to set-up (pretty much plug and play, a few easy to use menus)....
10-17-01, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By BEC

In addition to HBO and PPV, Dish has a Starz in...

In addition to HBO and PPV, Dish has a Starz in DD 5.1.
IMO, currently, 5.1 is a bit of a fringe feature for satellite TV.
Not alot of programming options and the off-chance audio drop outs (for...
09-22-01, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By BEC

Funny, I don't really think of Mirage as a big...

Funny, I don't really think of Mirage as a big step up. Which model? If the Mirage center were a better match to the towers (at least the same drivers) I might try it - but then I'm fussier than...
09-20-01, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By BEC

Even though Polk is a mass market company, their...

Even though Polk is a mass market company, their RT series is usually very well reviewed, typically described as neutral:
...
09-14-01, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By BEC

One thing to note about the SAWM40, is that the...

One thing to note about the SAWM40, is that the amplifier probably has a boost circuit tuned around 35Hz (which is typical of cheaper sub amps). That'll cheat the FR figures to give extention down...
08-30-01, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By BEC

The 2802 is $600 shipped from various on-line...

The 2802 is $600 shipped from various on-line retailers (Reliableaudiovideo, speedandsound, etc...) VERY nice receiver.
Plus it has an adjustable crossover (80,100,120 Hz) for you sat/sub system....
05-21-01, 04:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,803
Posted By BEC

8 foot screen. NEC CRT XG135 projector. For...

8 foot screen. NEC CRT XG135 projector.

For DBS, I still fire up the 36" Wega.
05-21-01, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By BEC

I did this to decode DD-EX matrixed material. ...

I did this to decode DD-EX matrixed material. DD-EX discrete and DTS-ES (matrix or discrete) won't get decoded this way. DTS ES discrete is decoded by higher end Denons (3801,5800)

I bought a...
05-20-01, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By BEC

At $150 you could get an entry level s-vhs vcr: ...

At $150 you could get an entry level s-vhs vcr:
JVC 3800 (maybe a 4800). Panasonic or Phillips
have similar models.

A trade off between better quality recording vs
more user friendliness...
05-04-01, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By BEC

Dish also has better entry level deals. It's ...

Dish also has better entry level deals. It's
$28.99 +shipping for an entire 4900 system (DD DBS receiver, UHF remote, Dish 500 antenna, dual LNBF, self-installation kit):
...
04-26-01, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By BEC

A calibration disc is probably good enough for...

A calibration disc is probably good enough for most people.
It lets you standardize the accessible TV controls.

Professional (say, ISF) calibration is for the very fussy
or if you have more...
04-26-01, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By BEC

Just to clarify what movie man said, Both...

Just to clarify what movie man said,

Both the RCA DTC100 and Tosh DST3000 have the ability to receive OTA HDTV telecasts IN ADDITION to Directv HDTV broadcasts (HBO).

The DishNetwork 6000...
04-25-01, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By BEC

Eric, You want to quibble about $21? :) ...

Eric,

You want to quibble about $21? :)

Geez, $399 at jandr before tax and shipping.
Tax w/in NY. $47 for 2nd day ship to California.
$25 ups ground continental US.

Slightly lower price...
04-25-01, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By BEC

Bummer about OTA HDTV for you. Talk about...

Bummer about OTA HDTV for you. Talk about limiting an already limited number of options.

Yeah, AccessDTV needs the same Dish 5000/HDTV modulator work around as the Hipix card if you want to record...
04-25-01, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By BEC

I believe adazam10 was asking about an extended...

I believe adazam10 was asking about an extended warranty for the HDTV that costs $450.

Probably not worth it. You'll get coverage for wear and tear on the remote and a mediocre service man.
...
04-25-01, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By BEC

Actually you can timeshift/record HDTV material: ...

Actually you can timeshift/record HDTV material:
There's a PC PVR solution:

http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/Video/adtv.htm

The UI isn't as polished as TiVo, but you get the...
04-25-01, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By BEC

DPLII is not a format. It's a decoding scheme,...

DPLII is not a format. It's a decoding scheme, more akin to a dsp mode (albeit one that is worth using).

Yes, it is meant to be used on Prologic and stereo material.
While the old Pro-logic is...
04-17-01, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By BEC

That's pretty good. Don't forget to include...

That's pretty good. Don't forget to include shipping costs.

xtremeshopper comes in at $1670 shipped ( $200+ for just UPS ground?)

800.com w/the citibank discount would be $1675 shipped.

For...
04-11-01, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,702
Posted By BEC

Getting back on topic, I own a Marantz 8000...

Getting back on topic,

I own a Marantz 8000 - an EXCELLENT performer. If you're picky about sound quality and/or build quality, it's a fine choice. Very solid amplifier, very good for more...
04-11-01, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,702
Posted By BEC

DPLII isn't really a format, more like a really...

DPLII isn't really a format, more like a really good decoder scheme or DSP, similar to Logic 7 and NEO 6.

It's meant to make stereo/pro-logic material sound like 5.1. It won't do anything for...
04-09-01, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By BEC

Robodad, I don't think the **H70 series sets...

Robodad,

I don't think the **H70 series sets do true compression for 480i or 480p signals (DVD) - only for 1080i HDTV signals.
You'll still have to settle for your DVD player's anamorphic...
03-24-01, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By BEC

After the 90 day warranty is up, it's $100 for...

After the 90 day warranty is up, it's $100
for out of warranty service.

If it's something on the mother board, best for
a total replacement.

If it's your hard drive, you might be able
to a...
02-05-01, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By BEC

Just to echo Digit's explanation. ...

Just to echo Digit's explanation.

Equalization can be used to produce a reference level speaker response.
Variations in room response, placement, and equipment add unwanted dips and peaks to a...
01-02-01, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By BEC

Oade Brothers. Usually the best deals for Sony.

Oade Brothers. Usually the best deals for
Sony.
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