Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Austin & San Marcos
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Wow! Taking issue with the word "complainer". Well thats what it is, a complaint, so the people making them are complainers, there's nothing condescending about it. Heck, I've been a complainer before and will be again. I complained to TW about basic HD channels and backed it up with citys where where they do things differently, it was the only way I achieved results. Sure it took 7 months, but it eventually worked out. The more info you provide up front then the more serious your complaint will be taken. And early on I wasn't as educated about it as I became at the 3 month mark.
And as I mentioned people need to quantify their setups. Period. If you were ever able to get the ear of a broadcast engineer they are going to ask you specific questions. I just think its better (in case they're lurking around here somewhere) if you put it all out there to begin with. My system is nowhere near what I would call exotic or even high-end, I'd call it upper middle end if anything. I paid more for my tv than my amplifier, cabling and speakers combined. At the same time if I worked for a station and I get a call from someone saying the sound sucked and found out they had a really el-cheapo surround setup (you get what you pay for), with no attention paid to basic calibration and no alternate sound fields tried then I'd blow it off. There are just way too many variables left untried in that situation. And no, those people out there that have the all-in-one amp/dvd/surround unit I am not meaning to belittle you. Please be aware that the Radio Shacks, Circuit Citys and Best Buys sell these so inexpensively for a reason. Fine for the kids room or a travel trailer, not so much for a comparision to a real theater-like experience. That's just my opinion, take it or leave it, none of it is meant to be taken maliciously.