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post #271 of 6509 Old 07-04-2004, 04:11 PM
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Looks nice. Are those Ikea chairs? One of these days I need to get off my duff and take some pics.
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yes they are ikea poang chairs and they need a washing but they dont look as bad as they came out in the pics....
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So, is anyone switching over to Cox and their HD offerings? Just wondering how the quality is.

Last night was good for me. I was able to pickup all the major networks. Watched a little bit of Method & Red on Fox. The quality was quite nice for 480p, but I didn't care for the show much. NBC appears to be the most solid channel out of Houston. The audio on CBS also seems better than KBTX.

Also, I've added a photo to the gallery of my setup. Aside from jagouar, anyone else have pics of their setups?
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Hmmm... Still getting NBC even with no rain... I might have to go buy that six pack and come see the attic antenna...

Are you doing the rain dance? I actually got to play softball for the first time last night (6th scheduled week out of a 7 week summer season)

I will never return to Cox.
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Yeah, I'm kind of surprised myself. Granted I don't watch NBC much, but I do check the channels daily to see if they come in. CBS does have some dropouts when I watch CSI. ABC and Fox are still sketchy, but I guess the clouds were right last night.

The funny thing is that KAMU has been having trouble. I guess because it's the opposite direction of my antenna. I may add my little antenna to see if it comes in better.

If you ever want to come by, let me know. You'll get to see how I crammed the antenna into my attic.
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Dave - just looked at your gallery. OakExpress? I have the exact same unit. HA! What are the odds...

Nice HD TIVO in there... You just need the SVS sitting off to one side and you are ready to go.
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It's actually a semi-custom unit from San Diego Furniture. We bought it a few years ago when I ran out of room for DVDs and components. I'll have to go by Oak Express and compare.

No HD-Tivo yet. That's just the standard DirecTivo. I hoping Christmas will be good to me.

My Boston Acoustic sub is hiding inside the wall unit on the bottom-right. I have to keep the sub hidden, so my options are limited.
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Now that I look at it a bit closer, yours is not exactly the same. But it is pretty dang close! I'd be willing to bet it's from the same manufacturer.

Same middle "expandable" shelf - same side cabinets - same lights (go on and off by touching hinge) - same top; who knows....

Looks good though - even if it isn't exactly the same, it shows good taste on your part.
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Yeah, they probably used similar designs. I opted for maple over oak. They'd never made one in maple, but now they sell quite a few of them. My wife likes the mission style furniture. That's what our bedroom has too.

I love this wall unit though. I have space for all of my components and there's still room for my DVDs. I figure I have about 2.5 rows before I'm full. My wife likes it because everything is hidden.
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Hey Dave, are those cat ears on the bottom right? I think I have the same cat or at least from the same litter. Hopefully I'll get some pics up this weekend. I'm pretty much done with the equipment/utility room. I was hoping to add a new AV receiver, but that doesn't look like it is going to happen any time soon. Maybe Santa will be good to me also.
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That's Graham. One of our corgis.
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oh, I think one of our B/CS members must be trying to be a smartass....
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LOL

I think I'm a little slow today.
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oh, I think one of our B/CS members must be trying to be a smartass....

Trying? According to my wife, I don't have to try very hard.

Dave, that is a nice website. Those Kauai pictures definitely made me wish I wasn't here right now.
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Honestly, what is happening to our Astros? They seriously need to fire Jimy Williams. I don't know who they can get, but he's KILLING me. I was so excited (read: sucker) prior to the beginning of the year. After watching Miceli give up that run on Monday night in the 8th after Clemems was just brilliant... I don't think I can even turn on their games anymore.
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Yep, I think Jimy will be gone after the break. We're freakin' 9 games out! The bullpen has been a major letdown, but our run production has been atrocious. And to think, I was talking trash to Cub fans before the season in a WGN-HD thread. It's all my fault.
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Yep, I think Jimy will be gone after the break. We're freakin' 9 games out! The bullpen has been a major letdown, but our run production has been atrocious. And to think, I was talking trash to Cub fans before the season in a WGN-HD thread. It's all my fault.

That wasnt smart.... I knew going in that the cubs were going to own the stros. I kinda figured this was going to happen because there were/are too many new faces and they havent gelled as a group yet.
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Sad thing is... they are never going to get to gel. No way this team makes it through next year.

Hey, here's a bright spot to think about though... Hidalgo's hitting .471 over his last 9 games (8HR in 66 at bats for the Mets; 4 homers in 199 for the 'stros).
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mwesson, wouldnt exactly call that a bright spot

Kinda sad that the rangers are kicking ass this year and the stros suck when they were complete opposite in the preseason.
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As for the Cox HD quality, I saw where a local guy, ShagnWagon, was asking about the Cox HD box. I asked him to provide us with some input.
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Ok, I added some pictures to my gallery. I figured I better get mine in before Labmansid blows us away with his dedicated media room.
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Nice setup, Brian. I see that you too have to hide your stuff.

I'm guessing that shot of Kyle Field was from that tailgating show?
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Yeah, nice clean look in the viewing area. By the way, did you get that iron by the washer/dryer at Target? I think my wife has one just like that!!
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...By the way, did you get that iron by the washer/dryer at Target? I think my wife has one just like that!!
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I guess I had that coming.

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...I see that you too have to hide your stuff.

Yeah, I used to have the sub in a closet, but I got permission to move it out once the vibrations became too much for the little lady. She would also like for me to get smaller fronts.
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I guess I had that coming.



Yeah, I used to have the sub in a closet, but I got permission to move it out once the vibrations became too much for the little lady. She would also like for me to get smaller fronts.

You gotta lay down the law on the fronts..... But god forbid by some chance she p-whippes into getting rid of em, ill take em off you hands free of charge
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It's not that bad. She did let me put the tower up.
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Ok, I added some pictures to my gallery. I figured I better get mine in before Labmansid blows us away with his dedicated media room.

Yeah, well the wife lately seems to think its more of a dedicated craft room rather than a media room. Maybe I need to delete the "Carol Duvall Show" from the Tivo Season Passes!!
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Has anybody since the message board on the Cox sign on 29th St lately? It's kind of catchy:

Caution: High Definition Can Be Habit Forming
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Too bad they were so late in trying to supply our habit!!
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I wonder if their CSR's know yet what Hi-Def is??
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