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Forum: Community News & Polls   07-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 4,928
Posted By Gecko85
I don't have a ton of multichannel, so by default...

I don't have a ton of multichannel, so by default I'd have to say 2-channel. But I'm starting to build up my collection (slowly). Recently got Beck's Sea Change Blu-Ray Audio, and it's fantastic....
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Gecko85
That's too bad, but understandable. Take...

That's too bad, but understandable.

Take this for what you will, since I'm sure it was largely affected by my equipment, room acoustics, etc., but here are my thoughts on the three bookshelfs I...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Gecko85
Many recent LP releases are simply mastered...

Many recent LP releases are simply mastered better than their CD counterpart. The CD gets the loudness war treatment, while the LP gets released as the artist intended. Look no further than the...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Gecko85
I recently went through the same thing -...

I recently went through the same thing - upgrading my fronts, eventually going to move old fronts to 7.1 (but don't have room yet...)

My best advise: be sure to listen/demo several speakers in...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Gecko85
x2 I'm currently in the process of doing...

x2

I'm currently in the process of doing just that myself (about 1/4 way through...goes faster than I thought it would). Makes a huge difference.

As for the various speakers and whatnot: don't...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-09-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,190
Posted By Gecko85
My Samsung Blu-Ray player died after 2 years,...

My Samsung Blu-Ray player died after 2 years, therefore Samsung sucks! ;)

Kidding. (Not about the dead Blu-Ray player...that really did happen.)

Every mfg is going to have some products that...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 167,493
Posted By Gecko85
What's Up Tiger Lily?...

What's Up Tiger Lily? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061177/), 1966, Woody Allen

This cult film is the spiritual forefather of Mystery Science Theater 3000, although instead of providing running...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10,161
Views: 556,209
Posted By Gecko85
Beck - Sea Change (Blu-Ray Audio) Listened...

Beck - Sea Change (Blu-Ray Audio)

Listened to the 5.1 channel DTS-HD version so far. Well done. Nice use of the surrounds. Will try the 2.0 channel next...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By Gecko85
Nevermind. Turns out it was a bad cable. I tried...

Nevermind. Turns out it was a bad cable. I tried different RCA cables, and the output is now fine.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By Gecko85
Has anyone else noticed very low volume on the CD...

Has anyone else noticed very low volume on the CD input when using a turntable? I have my TT going into a Cambridge Audio azure 640P. The cartridge is MM, and I have it going into the MM input on the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,725
Posted By Gecko85
So glad I was able to get a Pannasonic plasma...

So glad I was able to get a Pannasonic plasma shortly after they announced the end of the line. And I still have the last great CRT HDTV, the Sony XBR960, that I bought on close out after they were...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18,823
Views: 1,864,196
Posted By Gecko85
New B&W owner here. Here's my story: I've...

New B&W owner here. Here's my story:

I've been using a set of Athena point-five speakers plus a Hsu STF-2 sub as my 5.1 system for the past few years. (I don't have room for 7.1) Athena was a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Gecko85
So, I had pretty much decided to give minimserver...

So, I had pretty much decided to give minimserver a try, plus download the trial version of JRiver Media Center. I have an old MacBook Pro I could set up just for this purpose, so I don't have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,663
Posted By Gecko85
I bought one last week, and so far so good. I did...

I bought one last week, and so far so good. I did the advanced MCACC setup, bi-amping the fronts with 5.1 surround. I plan to re-do it, though, after reading more about MCACC calibration in this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Gecko85
Perfect, thanks! That sounds like a good route.

Perfect, thanks! That sounds like a good route.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-28-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Gecko85
Help deciding how to stream/play ALAC files to AV Receiver

I recently picked up a Pioneer SC-1523-K AV receiver, and would like to stream/play ALAC files. I don't plan to stream video. I have an Apple TV, which does stream the ALAC files, but iTunes...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-19-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,165
Posted By Gecko85
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BeeMan458 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1433905/do-you-turn-off-your-subwoofer-when-not-using-it#post_22494404)


The next...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   10-04-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,168
Views: 1,109,585
Posted By Gecko85
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks. And...

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks. And sorry about posting in the wrong thread - didn't see the other one.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   10-04-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,168
Views: 1,109,585
Posted By Gecko85
I have a question about adjusting the screen....

I have a question about adjusting the screen. The left side of the picture is cut off a bit. Happens on all devices (Tivo, Apple TV, etc.) For example, this is the way the Apple TV menu should look...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 221,203
Posted By Gecko85
Just set up a 414 and so far everything is...

Just set up a 414 and so far everything is working fine except one annoyance:

I can't add any vtuner stations to My Favorites. When playing a station, I go to the menu, select "Add to My...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 79,679
Posted By Gecko85
Quote:Originally Posted by flint350...

Quote:Originally Posted by flint350 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Hmm...you mean like: House, Bones, 24, Justice (IMO anyway), Prison Break...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-30-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,375
Posted By Gecko85
Actually, the LOST hiatis is the BEST...

Actually, the LOST hiatis is the BEST programming decision of the season. Well, actually, the 2nd best. The best would have been to start the season in Jan/Feb and have it run completely...
Forum: Camcorders   11-18-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,957
Posted By Gecko85
I also bought the HC3 after comparing the Canon...

I also bought the HC3 after comparing the Canon HV10 and the Sony SR1. As others have said, the Canon just didn't fit right in my hand. I ruled out the SR1 due to (currently) poor editing support....
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-17-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By Gecko85
If I want 100% natural colors all the time, I'll...

If I want 100% natural colors all the time, I'll take a walk in the neighbordhood. When I watch a movie or TV show, I want to feel what the director wants me to feel, and if that means altering the...
Forum: Camcorders   11-16-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,382
Posted By Gecko85
Quote:Originally Posted by blackbill...

Quote:Originally Posted by blackbill http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I would agree completely!

Interesting... If you read most other posts...
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