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I would like to offer up my Home and Theater to the Los Angeles Area group for a meet again..if any would like. I have had 2 other meets here before..and they were a blast. I would also like to make a special invite to guys in the group who have never been here before........ FilmMixer, mdrsteve, Ready2Buy, TunogPinoy, GlenC, aceg1, milkpower, Bitten by HT,and Russdawg....and anyone one else that would like to come.. I am sure that I will get the regulars there also...Sanjay, Brian, and Alan.
I will supply the Theater, Food and drinks.....you supply your time and input.

You guys throw out some dates..and we will make this happen.

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I would like to offer up my Home and Theater to the Los Angeles Area group for a meet again..if any would like. I have had 2 other meets here before..and they were a blast. I would also like to make a special invite to guys in the group who have never been here before........ FilmMixer, mdrsteve, Ready2Buy, TunogPinoy, GlenC, aceg1, milkpower, Bitten by HT,and Russdawg....and anyone one else that would like to come.. I am sure that I will get the regulars there also...Sanjay, Brian, and Alan.
I will supply the Theater, Food and drinks.....you supply your time and input.

You guys throw out some dates..and we will make this happen.

Thanks for your time,
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Excellent. Ray's theater is a great full-on 7.1 setup.

What do people think of the Saturday, October 7th? Next weekend I'm busy on the 30th, but I'm free for that Sunday, October 1st.

What sort of movies are people most interested in seeing? I'm kinda jazzed to see the speeder chase from Return of the Jedi on Ray's 7.1 system, but I know that movie is old school and also a huge source of heretical inquires (molested jedi or unmolested jedi... it's a very sensitive topic!). I have a few truly-awful-chessy movies like Shaolin Soccer that have great bass that I could bring.

Perhaps an even more important question is what types of drinks do you all want brought to this gathering? Would you like people to bring something along the lines of a nice microbrew like FatTire ale.

Thanks for offering up your place Ray.
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DAMM-IT..I am a bonehead..I have a concert to attend on Oct 7 ( Carlos Mencia at the Universal)
I am free the 8th
Keep throwing out dates...I am sure we can get something together.

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8th sounds fine for me, but will Alan be back in town by then?

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"8th sounds fine for me, but will Alan be back in town by then? "

I come back to LA on the 29th of this month.Hopefully,I'll be recovered enough to attend by the 8th

At the airport flying from colorado to minneapolis as I type this I'll visit the Magnepan factory while in Minnesota.

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I'll put it on the calendar
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Well....the date seems to be Sunday Oct 8...
Time..I would say like 12 - ?..will try to start it early..cause people have to work on monday
Get back to me with any question or comments.

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Sounds good. I'll plan to attend.
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Hmmm....I'll see if I can clear the calendar and make the trip.

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Never been to a meet. Would like to attend. PM sent for address.

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This is turning out better then I had expected....I am really looking forward to meeting you all.
I will be PMing out directions and contact info by monday.

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If anyone else is planning to attend....please PM me so I can get a better idea on the food.

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Ray,

Thanx for hosting again. Norman and Brian will be hitching a ride with me.

If any of the attendees are clustered around the same location (e.g., South Bay or S.F.Valley), you really ought to consider car-pooling. Don't be shy.

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Sanjay,
Looking forward to seeing Norman again....should be fun this sunday

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All right....looks like I got everyone directions.....if I have missed anyone..please PM me or post here.
I will be gone most the day today....but will check for new messages...first thing in the morning....and send directions to those that need them.
Looking forward to meeting all.

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Hey guys,

I am not going to be able to make it today, although I will be doing something "audio" related later.

Have a great time!

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Thanks to all you guys for making this a great meet.I am really looking forward to the next one.

Sorry...Alan and Scott...I took the picture after you guys left.

Thanks again.
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Thanx for having us over Ray. Had a great time as usual. Your hospitality is always second to none.

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Ray, a big thanks to you and your wife for hosting a great meet. Great hospitality and a great theater. Looking forward to more So. Cal meets. C'mon y'all, join in.

Thanks,

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"Sorry...Alan and Scott...I took the picture after you guys left."

Tis ok Ray,my picture is up in enough post office's

Thanks for hosting Ray.Was a fun event as usual.

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Special Thanks to Erick (aceg1)..for bringing his HDDVD player...(Now I have to buy one)..really made my projector look better......Thanks Erick

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Hey Ray,

Thanks for hosting the event. You have a theater that rivals most home theater demo rooms. Great design. And thanks for all the food. Now enjoy the full potential of your theater with HD DVD. Thanks.
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Ray,

Nice picture! Too bad I had to leave before you took it. I had a blast meeting everyone and really had a good time, the food was great.

Thanks again for the Pink Floyd disk!


Reagrds,
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Ray,

Great theater, great food, great people. Well done! You've set the bar pretty high.

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Ray et al... sorry I missed it.. had a sick wife at home

Wanted to pass along something I am looking forward to...


I have just been invited to be on a panel after a screening of "We Were Soldiers" at the Directors Guild of America during the City of Angels Film Festival.... also on the panel will be director Randall Wallace and others.. The screening will be on Saturday Oct 21 at 9:15pm...

I hope they are able to get a good print together, and the DGA is usually a great place to see a film...

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Hey Guys,

That was a fun way to find out just how much a house could shake. "was that lightning and thunder or Ray's theater?"
Ray, you've really nicely dialed in your movie theater. The three subs for movies really worked well.

Thanks for putting on such a spread and feeding us and laying out drinks and for DSOTM. I hadn't realized just how spectacular "us" was mixed on that dvd. Wow.
Also, thank you Erick for tearing your hd-dvd player out your setup to bring along. That was such a cool way to see what hd-dvd can do.

After seeing some of those demo clips presented so impressively I came home and had to amazon a few movies. Blade 2, Chronicles of Riddick. Such cheesy movies, but after being teased by such killer demo clips on your system Ray, I realized I had to get them now.

A few people were interested in the xbox media center. I'm happy to help out people if they want to tackle performing the softmod approach to setting up the xbox to run xbmc.

Thanks again Ray for hsoting and for putting the whole event together!

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Noob to AVS. Just discovered this thread. Great to hear there are some that get together to enjoy their hobby.

Building a new house in Moorpark and doing research on family room HT.

I'll keep this page in mind and see when the next meet is. Maybe I can make it. Love to learn from all you "pros".
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What's up guys I have a place in the San Gabriel Valley with a HT (small 92" screen with 5.1, 2 or 3) Seven leather seats available only and the floor. Also have the new Mode keypads from SpeakerCraft for iPods.
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i'm in the process of trying to decide what equipment to use. my house is in framing all walls exposed. i'm thinking speakercraft mode. how do you like the ipod controls?
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i'm in the process of trying to decide what equipment to use. my house is in framing all walls exposed. i'm thinking speakercraft mode. how do you like the ipod controls?

It's great since you do not have to learn new menu/controls. The Mode KP mirrors your iPod. Also depending on the MZC multi-room amp you get you can put multiple iPod and your able to access each one from any location if you want.

Also on the iPod base has an additional aux input to add an Xbox or computer to access other audio sources.

Depending on your new house set-up the new TIME speakers from SpeakerCraft just got released. These speakers drop out of the ceilings.

Good luck with your new house/remodel.
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