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06-22-02, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Alfer

No offense, but you've been around here since Dec...

No offense, but you've been around here since Dec 2000, I'd hope you could figure out there are numerous ways to find out answers to your question...such as do a quick search for "budget reciever"...
06-22-02, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Alfer

I believe the 6.1 matrix is used to "simulate"...

I believe the 6.1 matrix is used to "simulate" having a rear center speaker when Dolby Digital EX DVD's are played (not the DTS stuff) and you don't have a center rear speaker.

If I recall, the...
06-22-02, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By Alfer

This guy has been doing a good job of posting all...

This guy has been doing a good job of posting all the latest EX, ES titles available.HERE (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19190)

(hope posting this link...
06-22-02, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Alfer

I am more than happy with my Pioneer 811. Best...

I am more than happy with my Pioneer 811. Best value around IMHO.

It replaced my Outlaw 1050 and I haven't regretted it.

Alfer
06-22-02, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Alfer

What's deceiving about that model is that it...

What's deceiving about that model is that it decodes DD EX and DTS ES, BUT you'll notice it only has speaker outputs and amps to power the standard 5.1 system only.

You have to buy an extra amp OR...
02-16-02, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Alfer

I have the crossover on my Sony set all the way...

I have the crossover on my Sony set all the way up, and let the receiver do the work. My receiver crossover is set at 80.

If your receiver has sub frequency adjustments, give this a try.

I...
Forum: Tech Talk
01-31-02, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Alfer

What's the best "Napster" like site these days?

With a new baby and all, I've really been out of touch with music downloads since the death of Napster.

So where can I find a reliable site that has a decent collection of tunes (not music by some...
01-29-02, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,719
Posted By Alfer

Ditto what Tee said. :) Alfer

Ditto what Tee said. :)

Alfer
01-29-02, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Alfer

When did this problem start? Reason I ask...

When did this problem start?

Reason I ask is that a friend of mine had his little girl do something similar and the way we fixed it was do a simple unplugging of the power for several hours...
01-26-02, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Alfer

It looks like you're on the right track... ...

It looks like you're on the right track...

May I throw in a couple of suggestions:

For the receiver you may also want to look into the Outlaw 1050 (outlawaudio.com) 6.1 receiver that's $499...
01-26-02, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Alfer

Not sure what part of the country you're in, but...

Not sure what part of the country you're in, but where I am I found an awesome pair of Celestion (http://www.celestion.com/)F30 3 way front's for $99 each at Ultimate Electronics (aka: Soundtrak).
...
01-19-02, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,717
Posted By Alfer

Do a search over at HTF, they most likely have...

Do a search over at HTF, they most likely have all the how to's, since this was discussed extensively there a while back.

Alfer
01-12-02, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By Alfer

They tried to stop me in front of Home Depot here...

They tried to stop me in front of Home Depot here in T-Town during my Xmas vacation..Same old beat up van and skinny slob with a pony tail yellin' out the window "HEY YOU!! HEY!!"

As I walked past...
01-05-02, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Alfer

Hey Cript... I tried auto on/off for a...

Hey Cript...

I tried auto on/off for a while, but it always shut off during quiet parts of movies, and when the LFE was needed, it (the sub)had a slight delay when it kicked back on. That's why I...
01-05-02, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Alfer

Sony SA-WM 40...close to your budget and kicks...

Sony SA-WM 40...close to your budget and kicks some butt for HT (and music)

Mines well over a year old, stays ON 24/7 and runs flawlessly.

Alfer
01-03-02, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Alfer

Ditto what Brian said. Save your money and spend...

Ditto what Brian said. Save your money and spend it on something worthwhile.
12-28-01, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Alfer

Sorry to say that's not a possible scenario. You...

Sorry to say that's not a possible scenario. You can't convert to Component. You're stuck with either the RCA out standard video or S-Video (if it's part of the box you got)

This and MANY other...
12-28-01, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Alfer

Unfortunately it's not gonna do me a BIT of good...

Unfortunately it's not gonna do me a BIT of good here in the South. Sucks.
12-28-01, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Alfer

If your receiver has a "sub out" plug, go buy an...

If your receiver has a "sub out" plug, go buy an audio cable that has the RCA plugs on the end and connect it to the receiver then the IN plug on the sub. You can buy a "subwoofer cable" at Best Buy...
12-27-01, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Alfer

A lot of people on other HT forums rave about the...

A lot of people on other HT forums rave about the Sony 4:3 HDTV monitors...links below.

http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11052516&m=1&cat=24&scat=1470
...
12-27-01, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Alfer

That's a tough call. If they sound good and are...

That's a tough call. If they sound good and are pretty solid built and able to handle some intense 5.1 sounddtracks, then I'd say keep them and just buy a Technics center and enjoy his system.

If...
12-27-01, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Alfer

Any video cable that has those yellow RCA plug...

Any video cable that has those yellow RCA plug ends is 75ohm and will do the trick.

Alfer
12-27-01, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Alfer

This Cerwin Vega system is nice and it's about...

This Cerwin Vega system is nice and it's about $280 at Best Buy, unless it's on sale and if you're lucky and have a BB card, it may qualify for 6 month or 18 month No Interest promo they always run....
12-27-01, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Alfer

He needs to buy the center channel that matches...

He needs to buy the center channel that matches his front speakers (brand/model) to get the "best", most even sound.

Since you didn't post what fronts he has, there's not much else we can do to...
10-04-01, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Alfer

You need to go to http://www.hometheaterspot.com...

You need to go to http://www.hometheaterspot.com and visit their RCA forum, there are lots of posts concerning this TV.

Alfer
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