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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 546
Posted By jdcrox
Cable Card

Cable Card
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-24-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By jdcrox
Black tend to be more laid-back, mellow sound....

Black tend to be more laid-back, mellow sound. Bright colors will emphasis the high frequencies, making for a more lively presentation.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-20-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,046
Posted By jdcrox
When the movies were released on VHS, that (or...

When the movies were released on VHS, that (or Laserdisc) were the best available consumer analog formats with the current technology. Then as technology improved, consumer digital video became...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By jdcrox
As I recall, when I converted to Comcast a few...

As I recall, when I converted to Comcast a few years ago, Ceton had a beta firmware and drivers to install. That fixed it for me!
John
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By jdcrox
Lots of discussion on Home Theater PCs here.

Lots of discussion on Home Theater PCs here.
Forum: Speakers   08-03-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By jdcrox
Are you talking grilles? Or are you referring to...

Are you talking grilles? Or are you referring to the actual tweeter dome?
Forum: Speakers   08-02-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By jdcrox
Emp Tek are now RBH ...

Emp
Tek are now RBH

http://rbhsound.com/r5bi.php
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By jdcrox
No, the subwoofer cable will plug into the purple...

No, the subwoofer cable will plug into the purple jack right in the middle bottom of the pack. It under the pre-outs section, and is labeled "sub'
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,046
Posted By jdcrox
Better than 90% of my Blu-Rays were under $15...

Better than 90% of my Blu-Rays were under $15 new. And many were under $10 new. BD players are well under $100 now. Seems like a mainstream product to me.
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By jdcrox
What are you looking for? What advice do you...

What are you looking for? What advice do you want/need?
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 616
Posted By jdcrox
You say you have 4 8-ohm surround speakers. You...

You say you have 4 8-ohm surround speakers. You only have speaker terminals for 2 surround speakers. Do you have 2 speakers hooked up to each surround channel? If so, the the 8-ohm impedance is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,046
Posted By jdcrox
I buy mine. Often used through Amazon. Great...

I buy mine. Often used through Amazon. Great deals there.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-29-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,046
Posted By jdcrox
These arguments still skirt the main issue,...

These arguments still skirt the main issue, piracy is ILLEGAL! Glorify it as you like, but you are breaking the law when you pirate a CD or BD.
I will tell you what General, how about someone...
Forum: Speakers   07-26-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By jdcrox
Not ideal, but the only way is the line out, to 2...

Not ideal, but the only way is the line out, to 2 Y-cables, and run that to both the sub, and the speakers.
You will not have volume control at the amp, only at the speakers.
The E10K is not a...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 702
Posted By jdcrox
Perhaps you should read post #44...

Perhaps you should read post #44 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=44) .
John
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,028
Posted By jdcrox
The video is only compressed if you choose to do...

The video is only compressed if you choose to do so, using a separate program, such at Handbrake. If you rip it at full quality, it is identical to the original. MKV is just a container, not a format.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,132
Posted By jdcrox
Comcast, InfiniTV4, Win7, seamless transition...

Comcast, InfiniTV4, Win7, seamless transition here also.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,175
Posted By jdcrox
You know, just a simple "Wow, that was a bit...

You know, just a simple "Wow, that was a bit mis-leading guys, sorry about that!" would have been the proper response.;)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,175
Posted By jdcrox
I also thought your post sounded like...

I also thought your post sounded like un-insulated wire. It was a mis-leading way to describe your speaker wire.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,761
Posted By jdcrox
Wink The funniest about this is that Bill Fitzmaurice...

The funniest about this is that Bill Fitzmaurice is a well-know speaker designer, with his own company. I think he "probably" hears well enough to be able tell if there was a difference in cables....
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 642
Posted By jdcrox
Just to be clear, some Martin Logans are...

Just to be clear, some Martin Logans are electrostatics, but Magnepans are flat panels, not electrostatics. Electrostatics require an AC power source, in addition to the amplifier.
Forum: Speakers   06-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By jdcrox
Try Parts Express, or Madisound.

Try Parts Express, or Madisound.
Forum: Speakers   06-15-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By jdcrox
Are these "bookshelf" speakers installed in a...

Are these "bookshelf" speakers installed in a bookcase? If so, the port location will dictate your choices to a degree.
Forum: Speakers   06-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By jdcrox
Hopefully they fixed the amplifier problems with...

Hopefully they fixed the amplifier problems with the AV40, well known for premature failure. (yep, mine failed too).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By jdcrox
QAM is digital, not analog. And most cable...

QAM is digital, not analog. And most cable companies now encrypt QAM, so you would need a cable card to receive them.
John
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