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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-18-2016, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Osamede
Well yes and no - its a game of cat and mouse....

Well yes and no - its a game of cat and mouse. Industry not really interested in contributing to reducing energy usage. Govt needs it to go down, to reduce emissions and improve energy security. So...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-13-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,014
Posted By Osamede
I'll second this. This is the story in a...

I'll second this. This is the story in a nutshell.

That said, there are creative ways of getting around some of these regulations. I have a Miele washing machine in which it is pretty much...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 16,288
Posted By Osamede
Just for the record, I dug a bit deeper for info...

Just for the record, I dug a bit deeper for info on this. Google's Chromecast support implies that they are collecting your system activity and that you cannot turn that collection of your system...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,041
Posted By Osamede
That's a shame about H/K. My first ever amp was a...

That's a shame about H/K. My first ever amp was a 295i receiver if I remember the model number correctly. Was more than I could really afford, but it lasted for ages, so was worth it in the end. Then...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Osamede
Mainly you are underlining the point: these are...

Mainly you are underlining the point: these are not always not a like-for-like swap with a standard format of "home audio" amp. For the most part, unless you want to go and get some well known and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Osamede
Crown Audio is the "regular amplifier...

Crown Audio is the "regular amplifier manufacturers":
http://www.harman.com/

Also those "pro" amps tend to have fans on them that can be quite loud.

Dont get me wrong: you my 100% agreement...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Osamede
When I was looking for a receiver earlier I got...

When I was looking for a receiver earlier I got postiive feedback from someone who had owned the SR10 model. But I dont have many experience on SR20. It might still be in the stores here. Will have a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Osamede
Cambridge is a UK brand widely sold there through...

Cambridge is a UK brand widely sold there through Richer Sounds and they have a very active user community for that brand. Better to try the UK-based AVForums.com site.

You'll easily find lots...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-07-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19,368
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Posted By Osamede
Am a bit wary, since these days a lot of product...

Am a bit wary, since these days a lot of product line "differentiation" is almost purely firmware features and cosmetic externals.

What would be the specific high end ones to look out for that...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 892,804
Posted By Osamede
My DV-980H has been going like a champ since...

My DV-980H has been going like a champ since 2008. For a hundred and something bucks, that's not bad. Am constantly surprised by how well the externals casing and the design style have held up -...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-07-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,649
Posted By Osamede
A few years ago I randomly met in a bar and had a...

A few years ago I randomly met in a bar and had a few drinks with Chip Taylor (Angelina Jolie’s uncle and musician) in a bar in NYC. Very nice regular fella - no showbiz face. He told a few stories...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19,368
Views: 2,374,025
Posted By Osamede
Am not in the US, so pricing is not going to make...

Am not in the US, so pricing is not going to make any sense.

This would probably be a simple enough question if I wanted to throw money at this - buy an Oppo. But this is for the third disc...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-06-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19,368
Views: 2,374,025
Posted By Osamede
Finding a quiet blu ray or DVD player as audio transport?

I have a large CD collection and am looking for a disc player to use mainly as a transport playing HDMI out (or at worst Coaxial-out) into a reciever that I have there. It is possibly I might later...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Osamede
In this day and age, with many of these digital...

In this day and age, with many of these digital audio components e.g. DACs even the "cheap" ones are so good that they are invisible in the sound path. So I dont know what more you might expect from...
Forum: Speakers   03-01-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,065
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Posted By Osamede
I've recently picked up a pair of used Omni 550s...

I've recently picked up a pair of used Omni 550s and am really enjoying this introduction to this genre of speakers. Dont why it took me so long!

The speakers are being used in a large open plan...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,548
Posted By Osamede
Based on recent research in my looking for a 2.1...

Based on recent research in my looking for a 2.1 system, I concluded they would be fairly similar in that scenarion. I think they have almost the same input options. I think the Denon has an extra...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 8,332
Posted By Osamede
Funny part about all this stuff about scale...

Funny part about all this stuff about scale efficiencies, is the underlying waste. I know very few people that have even 5.1 in their living rooms, let alone atmos or whatever number of channels....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-28-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Osamede
incredibly vague in the white paper: ...

incredibly vague in the white paper:
http://nadelectronics.com/download.php?131108130203-NAD_D3020_DigitalWhitePaper.pdf|D%203020%20Hybrid%20Digital%20Amplifier%20-%20White%20Paper
"...we include...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 16,288
Posted By Osamede
If you don't mind the missing bits of the music,...

If you don't mind the missing bits of the music, or you don't mind yours a bit mangled, that's not a crime. But it's not complete music - its an approximation. Personally, I'd rather hear the music...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 16,288
Posted By Osamede
This is not true. Sonos and the Squeezebox...

This is not true. Sonos and the Squeezebox Logitech Music Server have been doing wifi audio for years - and successfully. It's better audio quality than Bluetooth. By far.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-23-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 823
Posted By Osamede
As a reference point for anyone considering an 8"...

As a reference point for anyone considering an 8" sub, around 2007 or 2008, I bought an Aperion S8-APR as a "temporary" sub. In theory this was kind of puny: 8" active driver and two passive 8"...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-22-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 16,288
Posted By Osamede
What's the deal with privacy on this product?...

What's the deal with privacy on this product? Does your data stay with your or is it being exported outside your house?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Osamede
Interesting. By the way has anyone used Audyssey...

Interesting. By the way has anyone used Audyssey with omnipolar speakers? Would it be a similar effect? I
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Osamede
I had the exact same situation recently and found...

I had the exact same situation recently and found basically two options.
- one of them is what you listed as "Option 3": a receiver
- the other was one of the many small micro-stereo system that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Osamede
These things are close, but I suspect you'd get...

These things are close, but I suspect you'd get more mileage out of any of the other three, because last I checked YPAO is not as comprehensive on the bass EQ (the most basic necessary part) as the...
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