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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-03-2013, 07:52 AM
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Posted By phorts
Jim, thanks again for your detailed insight and...

Jim, thanks again for your detailed insight and assistance. I am going to make those changes tonight and I can bet that it's going to improve things drastically. I just had some small comments on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-02-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JimWilson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1447864/basscube-10s-died-need-replacement#post_22770185)

A 10+ year old sub is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-01-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By phorts
Hey Folks, Another yawn inspiring setup...

Hey Folks,

Another yawn inspiring setup question from a novice. I'll try to be as concise as possible. Thanks in advance for your insight and assistance.

Here is my current Speaker Setup:
...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By phorts
Just wanted to come full circle on this thread....

Just wanted to come full circle on this thread. I was about to purchase the Polk PSW505 but a friend gave me a Velodyne CT120 for free. It's a 175W 12" Downfiring Sub. About $600 new in 2002 and has...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By phorts
Thanks for the insight JimWilson, much...

Thanks for the insight JimWilson, much appreciated.

Im assuming that the ones you recommended are superior to the used subs i listed that i found on CL?

From the ones you recommend, i would...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-27-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By phorts
Ok, so, not something that audiophiles can...

Ok, so, not something that audiophiles can really sink your teeth into, but I would appreciate any assistance you can offer.

Current Setup:

Fronts/Center - Polk RM201 x 3
Surrounds - Polk...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By phorts
Ok fair enough. Wii screen it is! (guy told me...

Ok fair enough. Wii screen it is! (guy told me he paid $8000 for it... i figured that was laughable). But, a nice $20 purchase all the while.

Thanks guys!
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-06-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By phorts
Yeah that's what i was thinking, but found it...

Yeah that's what i was thinking, but found it strange the PC allowed it to go to 1072x600.

I have a Pioneer PDP-5080HD which is a 720p Panel (max res 1365x768) and seem to remember getting higher...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-06-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By phorts
This is not a high-tech gaming rig, and hence...

This is not a high-tech gaming rig, and hence not a high-tech question, but i didnt know where else to post this. Thanks for any insight you can provide.


I got a 36" Panasonic TH-37PW5 Plasma...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-20-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,329
Posted By phorts
Merrimack, NH - Comcast - SA8300HD -> HDMI...

Merrimack, NH - Comcast - SA8300HD -> HDMI ->720p

I've noticed in on center field cameras in baseball games and is happening right now on the Fox Pregame show. Last week the Fox game...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-24-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 407,270
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB...

Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14352460)

You can get such acoustic panels pre-made online or make your own...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-23-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 407,270
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB...

Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14352227)

If it was my system, I would look at very coarse, medium gray,...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 407,270
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB...

Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14351877)

Neutral colored (gray to white) material of your choice.

...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-23-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 407,270
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB...

Quote:Originally Posted by GeorgeAB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14350821)

This conflicts with what SMPTE considered the most important...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 407,270
Posted By phorts
Hey folks! I recently bought a house and have...

Hey folks! I recently bought a house and have just finish resetting up my home theatre at my new house. I had just one question I'm having trouble with. Any help is greatly appreciated!

My...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,506
Views: 220,514
Posted By phorts
I recently had a problem with my SA8300HD where...

I recently had a problem with my SA8300HD where it wasnt outputting Dolby D sound any longer. I returned it and the lady grabbed a used SA8300HDC off the shelf behind her and handed it to me.

I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-13-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By phorts
I know there's a few threads out there dedicated...

I know there's a few threads out there dedicated to the general phenomena, but i wanted to check in with other 5080 owners to see if and when they also experience this issue.

I can say that I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,262,060
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by Pugnax555...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pugnax555 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13581284)

1) I fiddled with the different settings, and then ended up just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,262,060
Posted By phorts
Sup peeps. FINALLY got everything hooked up,...

Sup peeps. FINALLY got everything hooked up, wired up, and the new speakers and everything's sounding crazy good. I have yet to do the audyssey II setup yet but will do that soon.

I have 2...
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by lwien...

Quote:Originally Posted by lwien http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13531318)

Yes, you set the meter on "slow" and "c wighted" and adjust your...
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by lwien...

Quote:Originally Posted by lwien http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13530994)

On the floor, adjacent to the back wall, facing up....
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by craig john...

Quote:Originally Posted by craig john http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13526892)

Did you look at the Dolby guidelines? They're about as basic as...
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by craig john...

Quote:Originally Posted by craig john http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13526699)

Ummmm.... No. As lwein reiterated, in order to make any kind of...
Forum: Speakers   03-31-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by craig john...

Quote:Originally Posted by craig john http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13524441)

Before you do *anything* else, you need to take a little time...
Forum: Speakers   03-31-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By phorts
Quote:Originally Posted by lwien...

Quote:Originally Posted by lwien http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13524083)

Check out the following page:...
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