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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-25-2006, 11:55 PM
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Posted By sharpie
Don't the electronics count for a ton in terms...

Don't the electronics count for a ton in terms of audio quality? That's like saying all CD players are created equal since they just output what's on the disc. Clearly that is not the case and I...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31,358
Views: 2,239,499
Posted By sharpie
Yeah, well I guess then it should be even more...

Yeah, well I guess then it should be even more surprising that the DefTech 350 sounds better (in my opinion) than the 450.

I wonder if that is just dumb luck...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31,358
Views: 2,239,499
Posted By sharpie
Quote:Originally Posted by PULLIAMM...

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

This flies in the face of my usual philosophy, which is to always buy as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By sharpie
Doh!!! Doh!! Doh!! I jsut figured it out....

Doh!!! Doh!! Doh!!

I jsut figured it out. Arcam uses some funky volume setting. 0db is actually no sound. I had to crank it u p to 60db before I heard it. Every other receiver I've seen has it so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By sharpie
I just got my AVR250 and finally had a chance to...

I just got my AVR250 and finally had a chance to try it out. Its a barely used unit and so far I have not been able to get any audio or video out of it.

I do get the test tones (pink noise) when...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-08-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By sharpie
Quote: Originally Posted by Pedro1985 The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedro1985
The DV-9600 model uses the ABT - DVDO Deinterlacer!

http://www.dvdo.com/tech/press-090805.php

So the PQ of 9600 could be stunning and can get the same...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-07-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By sharpie
Quote: Originally Posted by mattburk many...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattburk
many do, some of the cheapies dont, you pay for the audio in these high end dvd players.

And people wonder why mid-fi/hi-fi is being burried by mainstream...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-06-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By sharpie
I can appreciate MDF, but the price they are...

I can appreciate MDF, but the price they are charging I am having a hard time rectifying.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-06-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By sharpie
BDI has responded to my complaint and I am...

BDI has responded to my complaint and I am working through their guide to correct some of the problems. I will report back what I find at the end and whether I decide to keep this product. It...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-06-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By sharpie
Oh my. I cannot believe I spent almost $1400 on...

Oh my. I cannot believe I spent almost $1400 on this thing. I don't know where my senses where. Every time I saw it at the store it looked solid. I asked several times and everyone told me it was...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31,358
Views: 2,239,499
Posted By sharpie
Reposted: khellandros66, not yet, unfortunately...

Reposted: khellandros66, not yet, unfortunately there was a setback in delivery. Very sadly the man who owned the dealership passed away a few days ago. Naturally his family and his business...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31,358
Views: 2,239,499
Posted By sharpie
Quote:Originally Posted by PULLIAMM...

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

Def Tech bipolars have a mix of direct and reflected excellent sound....
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31,358
Views: 2,239,499
Posted By sharpie
What the hell is going on here? Why am I seeing...

What the hell is going on here? Why am I seeing that my posts are being deleted? I had a post after khellandros66's question that answered his question and also spoke to a point made by Stickday....
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-06-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By sharpie
My other question is why does such a high end...

My other question is why does such a high end component like this suffer from the well known Chroma bug?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   04-06-2006, 07:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,230
Posted By sharpie
This is ludicrous. Logitech Z5500's can be had...

This is ludicrous. Logitech Z5500's can be had for under $300, a full 5.1 system with 350W. It sounds a dozen times better than Bose and it looks Kef-ish as well.

I know, because I have one. I am...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-05-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 57,286
Posted By sharpie
Quote:Originally Posted by Kurtis Bahr...

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

Just wish the new High Definition DVD format would have the same low...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-05-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By sharpie
I see these two models referred to often as the...

I see these two models referred to often as the reference players for their tier. Supposedly great redbook playback as well as the ability to output 480i, and great upscaling.

Is this generally...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-04-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9,017
Views: 1,501,833
Posted By sharpie
Mike it would be really great if you could try...

Mike it would be really great if you could try to fill it up for us to see at what point you hit a limit. That is if you don't mind potentially losing it and requiring a reformat.

Also, can you...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By sharpie
Funny, Chet from DefTech said he would...

Funny, Chet from DefTech said he would personally do the 40" but that its a matter of taste.

I forgot to mention to him though that my center is lower, probably 18-22" off the ground, so I think...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By sharpie
I haven't gotten the 350s yet, they should be...

I haven't gotten the 350s yet, they should be here sometime this week. I'll let you know when I get them set up though.

So you think the 28" will be more stable while playing? Or do you mean in...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-04-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,017
Views: 1,501,833
Posted By sharpie
cecorded 1920x1080? isn't that 1080p? i don't...

cecorded 1920x1080? isn't that 1080p? i don't believe anything is being broadcast in 1080p, but mostly 1080i. unless i am misunderstanding your question or am completely a fool (quite possible, you...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By sharpie
Ok, I am using Definitive Technology...

Ok, I am using Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350s, they are about 11" tall. Figure the tweeter starts from an inch from the very top, roughly.

I am sitting on my couch right now and when...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,017
Views: 1,501,833
Posted By sharpie
Fazookus, I totaly agree. The only company with...

Fazookus, I totaly agree. The only company with a seemingly more dimented executive staff might be Nintendo, but in a much quirkier way. Sony is like the mental patient that needs to be restrained...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-03-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By sharpie
Oh geez.. That is freaking lame. With all the...

Oh geez.. That is freaking lame. With all the money MLB has this is one obvious way they can help themselves. Figures they would miss this opportunity to have full HD in every park.

You gotta...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-03-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By sharpie
Why is it not on 715? WTF! It's on 70 in SD, so...

Why is it not on 715? WTF! It's on 70 in SD, so something is wrong..
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