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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-22-2017, 04:23 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Watched the pilot episode of "Budding Prospects"...

Watched the pilot episode of "Budding Prospects" last night and had quite a few belly laughs along the way - based on a T.C.Boyle novel and hoping that it gets picked up for a full season - need to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2017, 04:33 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Nutt - Regarding the Roku 3 and/or Roku Express -...

Nutt - Regarding the Roku 3 and/or Roku Express - let me redirect you to Amazon for both customer reviews and customer feedback, from your comments - it looks like you've been researching the Roku 4;...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2017, 06:42 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
You're right - there are many available streaming...

You're right - there are many available streaming options - I can only comment from personal experience on Roku - I've installed 2 devices in my house and 1 for a friend, and they all work well and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-19-2017, 03:13 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
While it's true that the previously mentioned...

While it's true that the previously mentioned movies have a more active overhead soundfield going on - it really helps to listen to something like the Dolby Atmos Demo Disc - that may be found on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-18-2017, 03:30 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
I know you mention that you have setup the AVR...

I know you mention that you have setup the AVR correctly - just to make sure, go to setup menu>video>output settings>video conversion on for each connected device; satellite/cable, DVD, and any...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-15-2017, 02:58 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Same here for my M-60: no changed settings, no...

Same here for my M-60: no changed settings, no privacy prompt
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2017, 06:50 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
You can also use the Guide and tune to channel...

You can also use the Guide and tune to channel 106 and using > scroll through the dates/times to see what programming is scheduled.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2017, 06:42 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Last night, while watching the current episode,...

Last night, while watching the current episode, "Jungles" of BBC America's "Planet Earth II" I was struck by how helpful the upmixer is in creating an enveloping soundscape. You really have a sense...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2017, 06:10 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Of general interest to Denon owners and all AVR...

Of general interest to Denon owners and all AVR enthusiasts: http://hometheaterreview.com/sound-united-acquires-dm-group/
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-01-2017, 10:07 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Well - it's also easy to understand the...

Well - it's also easy to understand the trepidation that some may have with regards to the initial complexity and learning curve associated with REW, as well the "fear" of seeing what their room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2017, 06:59 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
You can still view volume levels on the...

You can still view volume levels on the receiver's display window as you adjust volume up or down - but it's clearly not as easy to see as when displayed as an overlay on your TV screen.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-19-2017, 02:52 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Glad I read the thread responses before I watched...

Glad I read the thread responses before I watched episode 1 this afternoon - somewhat distracting , but as others have noted - outstanding photography faithfully & gloriously rendered in 4K. Only...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2017, 12:27 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
I was playing around with my M-60 settings...

I was playing around with my M-60 settings yesterday. I have DirecTV, not Dish, however I noticed that when I switched the M-60 input from HDMI 5 to HDMI 2 the 4k content that was previously...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-18-2017, 06:09 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
^^^ Interesting new Avatar for Tom - any...

^^^ Interesting new Avatar for Tom - any background info on this choice!
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-15-2017, 05:47 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
And if you need more Cranston - check out "Sneaky...

And if you need more Cranston - check out "Sneaky Pete" he is part of the production team and has a great role as "Vince" Reminded me of a jaded "Mr. Lucky" if anybody remembers that old show!
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-10-2017, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Do you place the tripod on the couch to...

Do you place the tripod on the couch to approximate the MLP for the first measurement, or any other measurements, and are you taking all 8 measurements - you mentioned that you changed couches - that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-10-2017, 02:58 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Just another thought here - are you using a boom...

Just another thought here - are you using a boom mike stand to support your Audyssey microphone, or are you using some other setup that might involve placing the mike directly on the couch. Usually...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-07-2017, 12:56 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Refer to the REW guide prepared by AVS member...

Refer to the REW guide prepared by AVS member Austin Jerry:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 12:26 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
And - while it's hard to tell if the TV is on a...

And - while it's hard to tell if the TV is on a stand, or mounted on the wall - it shouldn't be too difficult to adjust the TV so that the newly positioned center speaker doesn't obstruct your line...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-06-2017, 12:22 PM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Partially Functional Measurements

I recently arrived in what Jerry's Guide refers to as "Partially Functional" status - I.e. - I'm using an older HP Laptop with a sound card that only provides Left & Right channels. Additionally -...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 10:58 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
I'm just relaying center speaker positioning...

I'm just relaying center speaker positioning advice I've seen mentioned many times in various forums. If you have access to REW & measuring equipment you'll be able to verify which position produces...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 10:24 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Actually - it looks like your center channel...

Actually - it looks like your center channel would benefit from moving the speaker forward on the shelf so that the face of the speaker extends past the edge of the shelf to eliminate potential...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2017, 06:29 AM
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Views: 1,071,493
Posted By ggsantafe
I've tried numerous settings provided by the...

I've tried numerous settings provided by the members here - and appreciate all their efforts - in the end, after a year of ownership I've ended up with all the color menu settings restored to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 06:39 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
I am using these swivel...

I am using these swivel mounts:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C4XN86/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They provide a solid mounting platform and flexibility in positioning and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2017, 05:33 AM
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Posted By ggsantafe
Try page 25 of the owners manual:

Try page 25 of the owners manual:
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