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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-18-2004, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By rholland65
I have a Motorola digital cable box and the same...

I have a Motorola digital cable box and the same dropout problem when using the digital audio output. The analog (L+R) rarely has an audio dropout, but the digital has random dropout every few...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-26-2004, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By rholland65
For a homemade PVR, what settings are people...

For a homemade PVR, what settings are people using?

Things like codec, resolution, CBR/VBR rates and other settings make for a lot of options.

There is a trade off between quality, size and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-11-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rholland65
Is your sound card set to 2 channel sound and no...

Is your sound card set to 2 channel sound and no sound effects? Setting quad or 5 channel sound will cause the L+R outputs to sound strange, so will DSP processing.

I have used both digital and...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-05-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,446
Posted By rholland65
Lion King has some great bass scenes.

Lion King has some great bass scenes.
Forum: Speakers   04-29-2004, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By rholland65
Check out...

Check out "http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/InPerson/speaker_scams.htm" for more information about White Van Speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By rholland65
Some sites list it as in stock when it isn't. I...

Some sites list it as in stock when it isn't. I was looking for any recommendations based on good experiences.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2004, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By rholland65
Is it OK to ask for buying recommendations? I'm...

Is it OK to ask for buying recommendations? I'm interested in the Yamaha HTR-5790, but I'm not sure where I should get one.

It appears the Yamaha HTR-5790 is almost the 1400. The lack of a 12V...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2004, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By rholland65
Unless I missed something, the Denon 3803 only...

Unless I missed something, the Denon 3803 only has bass and treble adjustments. I have a 10 band equalizer laying around. Will it help or just add distortion?

If anyone has tried this, how did...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By rholland65
I use CDex to extract music files in MP3 and and...

I use CDex to extract music files in MP3 and and VuePro to scan images in JPG. Both are very basic and don't do things like:

1. Add digital rights management (WMP does unless you turn it off).
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2004, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By rholland65
What program did you use to create the album...

What program did you use to create the album art? The large picture files should not be in the recycle bin, and if restore doesn't work then:

1. The file creation program did some very strange...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-03-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By rholland65
Or adapt an old laptop. I have a couple of...

Or adapt an old laptop. I have a couple of 486/20 laptops that I'm adapting into digital picture frames. Add a 16bit 802.11b PCMCIA card and you can remotely change the picture set.

I run Win95...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-01-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,292
Posted By rholland65
Got Kids? Large color blocks (cartoons)...

Got Kids?

Large color blocks (cartoons) look great even in standard broadcast quality. Unless there is a lot of noise, the PQ is acceptable. Even on noisy channels, the PQ is ok. The kids use...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-01-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By rholland65
I've been having fun with the liquid nitrogen...

I've been having fun with the liquid nitrogen thread, but this one is for real.

I have a 7.1 setup with:

Polk RTi 150 mains
Polk CSi 5 center
Polk FXi 30 surrounds (pair)
Bose VS 100's...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-01-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By rholland65
I thought about using Bose-Einstein Condensates...

I thought about using Bose-Einstein Condensates to cool the speaker wires, but people on the AVS forum are really down on Bose.

I also use Heisenberg speakers. They're great because if you know...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-01-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By rholland65
I'm using a PC as a music server. Nothing fancy,...

I'm using a PC as a music server. Nothing fancy, its a AMD K6-400. I'm hooking it up to a Denon 3803 and would like to use the optical input.


A few questions:

1. What is a good sound card...
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By rholland65
Check out the threads on subs. It appears the...

Check out the threads on subs. It appears the good ones are about $500. I haven't seen any posts on good subs in the $100 - $300 range. I got a Polk PSW505. Not high rated on AVS, but it was part of...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-01-2004, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By rholland65
I started using superconducting speaker cables...

I started using superconducting speaker cables today. I got tired of all the premium cable debates and decided to go all out. Encasing the wires in liquid nitrogen has improved the sound a lot.
...
Forum: Speakers   04-01-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By rholland65
I tried to replace my 10 year old HT with a $300...

I tried to replace my 10 year old HT with a $300 Sony HT in a Box. It lasted 10 minutes, including 4 minutes to unpack and 4 minutes to repack.

If you can't get it all at once, what is your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-31-2004, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By rholland65
What is your capture format? AVI could include...

What is your capture format? AVI could include DIVX or other compression. I have tried many formats (and many settings) and find DV works best for capture and initial editing. DV comes in type 1 or...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   03-29-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By rholland65
Is the component cable quality that much better...

Is the component cable quality that much better than S-Video? I'm using a $7.00 S-Video cable to connect the GameCube to a 50" DLP. It looks pretty good to me.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By rholland65
I did notice two problems: 1. Some fish...

I did notice two problems:

1. Some fish look bigger - Bass Distortion
2. Some fish hurt during wipeouts surfing standing waves

But really, will the fish die sooner or get stressed to the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By rholland65
I just upgraded my system and now have some good...

I just upgraded my system and now have some good deep sound for HT. I also have a 55 gal fish tank in the same room.

Can the loud, low frequency sounds harm fish? I had to isolate the pictures on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-24-2004, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By rholland65
Both. Seriously, I'm trying to decide...

Both.

Seriously, I'm trying to decide between the same two receivers (1400 & 3803) as well. I'm leaning toward the 1400 for the YAPO. I have listened to both and was switching back and forth...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-10-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By rholland65
Vlad, Thanks for pointing to that list, I...

Vlad,

Thanks for pointing to that list, I didn't know about it.

But..... it seemed a bit picky to me. I'm more interested in DVDs for a "fun" experience and not so much a "pure" reference DVD....
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-10-2004, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By rholland65
What DVD do you use to show off your HT? ...

What DVD do you use to show off your HT?

Shrek is good overall, so is 5th Element. The fishtank thump in Finding Nemo is good for showing off the sub. What DVD do you use to wow people?
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