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Forum: Community News & Polls   04-23-2013, 03:34 AM
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Views: 34,578
Posted By timtimes
Physical media is dying and will be dead soon....

Physical media is dying and will be dead soon. Why? Bandwidth is coming on line like crazy. Used to take thirty minutes to download one SONG in the dial/up Napster era. Today I stream Spotify for...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   09-16-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
The old stuff used a lot more discrete (non...

The old stuff used a lot more discrete (non integrated circuit) technology and I think it makes for a better sound. For the record, I think the first amplifier I bought for any vehicle I owned was...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   09-12-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
Just a note to update this old thread. Those...

Just a note to update this old thread. Those Kenwood amps were removed from my Mazda before I left the US. They are now with me in Europe. I have plans to build a custom moped/bicycle cargo trailer...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 164,635
Posted By timtimes
Quote:Originally Posted by Randy S...

Quote:Originally Posted by Randy S http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19288089)

Yep, tablet PC....
Forum: CE Pro & Electronic House Articles   11-19-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,356
Posted By timtimes
This site mostly went to hell when they started...

This site mostly went to hell when they started this trend of obviously ad-sponsored 'articles' on this, that and the other.

There are now hundreds of projectors you can use for a home theater....
Forum: CE Pro & Electronic House Articles   11-19-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,682
Posted By timtimes
My screen it totally invisible and completely...

My screen it totally invisible and completely non-intrusive when it's not being used. As a matter of fact, it looks EXACTLY like a wall painted white in flat latex. Profit!!

Enjoy.
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   06-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
Definitely old school, but not a contender for...

Definitely old school, but not a contender for oldest. Amp reviewed in 1988:
Quote:May 1988
Yamaha CDV-1000 CD/video disc player
Kenwood KRC-858 car receiver/cassette deck
NEC A-910 integrated...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   06-13-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
You must be owner. How to determine exact date...

You must be owner. How to determine exact date on your Pyramid amp? I got my Kenwood amps late 1980 (Christmas actually).

Enjoy.
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   06-11-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
Quote:Originally Posted by hotwaterwizard...

Quote:Originally Posted by hotwaterwizard http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16626064)

The oldest one I have seen is an old Zapco 150L with an...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   05-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
Quote:Originally Posted by TornadoTJ...

Quote:Originally Posted by TornadoTJ http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16484349)

I'm trying to find manuals for my old Hafler MA-1 and MA-4...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   05-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
I was selling those the year you bought yours!!...

I was selling those the year you bought yours!! I remember them well. That GM-H100 was the big dog of the group if I recall. I remember selling a whole boatload of the smaller variety GM-40's....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By timtimes
Yeah, I've been posting over here longer than...

Yeah, I've been posting over here longer than BYT, though much less frequently than BYT in the last couple years To be honest, I started the whole shebang over at diyaudio.com even before that if I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   05-14-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By timtimes
FWIW, I entered this 'hobby' either slightly...

FWIW, I entered this 'hobby' either slightly before, or parallel with, the introduction of the early Infocus DLP (X-1??). I started with an LCD panel hooked to a computer (with a TV tuner card) and...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   01-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,256
Posted By timtimes
I've got a pair of Kenwood car amplifiers that I...

I've got a pair of Kenwood car amplifiers that I bought very early in the 1980's. Model numbers KAC-8200 and KAC-7020. They are currently installed in my 1998 Mazda Protege, but were originally...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-09-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By timtimes
I once had a 50 inch rear projection tv given to...

I once had a 50 inch rear projection tv given to me when a customer replaced it with a newer model. I asked what was wrong with it and they said they didn't know, but I was free to haul it off,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By timtimes
Your Mileage May Vary, but I live in a heavily...

Your Mileage May Vary, but I live in a heavily wooded neighborhood with above ground wiring that often sees such burps in service and it's never been a problem. I realize my experience is not a true...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By timtimes
You need nothing more than a cheap...

You need nothing more than a cheap surge-protected extension outlet on the valuable stuff.

Line conditioners are totally unnecessary.

Using a line conditioner is saying: "My equipment,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 189,334
Posted By timtimes
I sorta figured that it had to get better. The...

I sorta figured that it had to get better. The average person didn't spend $100 plus bucks on reinstalling a roof antenna (over two years ago) just for the purpose of OTA HD!

Thanks for the info....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,611
Posted By timtimes
Quote:Originally Posted by hyperjedz...

Quote:Originally Posted by hyperjedz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15179717)

wow! that is really an awesome audio/video setting. I wonder what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 189,334
Posted By timtimes
I have a roof mount and I have issues with...

I have a roof mount and I have issues with directionality. It's either locking onto 12 strong and 35 and 40 barely, or 35 and 40 strong and 12 kinda tweaky depending on how I twist it. Starting to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,611
Posted By timtimes
Right front speaker for main viewing level: ...

Right front speaker for main viewing level:

http://www.thetimchannel.com/pix/deck/deck26.jpg

My DIY Heineken End Table:

http://www.thetimchannel.com/pix/deck/deck14.jpg

Dedicated outdoor...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,611
Posted By timtimes
It is indeed a lot of wood. As mentioned, I will...

It is indeed a lot of wood. As mentioned, I will add it all up and figure it out someday, but 'a lot' seems pretty close for purposes of this...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-29-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,217
Posted By timtimes
Flash photography ruined the second example...

Flash photography ruined the second example photo shot.

Good job on the salvage conversion.

Enjoy.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-29-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,298
Posted By timtimes
I got my Beertender at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but...

I got my Beertender at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but I'm sure they sell them all over the place. You're pretty much stuck with Heineken products. There are a couple 'flavors' sold overseas that work in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,611
Posted By timtimes
The video is every bit as good as you hyped it....

The video is every bit as good as you hyped it. Thanks for that. It'll probably get embedded somewhere in my website!!

Absolutely all DIY. I swear to God that with the exception of a delivery of...
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