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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2011, 10:03 AM
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Views: 846
Posted By bradesp
Hi all, We need to pull the trigger quickly...

Hi all,

We need to pull the trigger quickly on a solid quality 55" LCD for our lake cottage... the old plasma gave up the ghost. Our budget is $1,300-$1,500.

The room is VERY sunny with lots...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By bradesp
I'm looking for an inexpensive AV Receiver that...

I'm looking for an inexpensive AV Receiver that does 1.4 HDMI and has an explicit Phantom Center option as well as control over all 5.1 channel volume levels.

I recently bought the Onkyo TX-SR308...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,302
Posted By bradesp
If ARC / HMDI is idiot proof, then I more stupid...

If ARC / HMDI is idiot proof, then I more stupid than an idiot!

I have a Panny 60" VT25 and an entry level Onkyo 1.4 hdmi / arc receiver (TX-SR308). I have my Dish box and a Sony s570 blu-ray...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By bradesp
39centstamp, Also a nice way to go... I...

39centstamp,

Also a nice way to go... I will now go research this additional Niles switch and figure out which direction makes the most sense.

BTW, are you proposing an HDMI Switch or an HDMI...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By bradesp
iimig, interestingly I stumbled on the Niles...

iimig, interestingly I stumbled on the Niles Speaker Switch last night and have been leaning towards an inexpensive Onkyo TX308 to power the front L/R Speakers with Phantom Center and using the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By bradesp
Trust me, I would happily use one common set of...

Trust me, I would happily use one common set of front speakers, but it just doesn't work. The speaker placement for the 120" screen and the plasma TV are NOT compatible and then factor in the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-27-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By bradesp
Guys, Sorry for cross posting, but I've yet...

Guys,

Sorry for cross posting, but I've yet to receive any ideas/suggestions from the Audio Receiver forum, so I thought I'd try here.

I've tried thinking this through several times and I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By bradesp
Guys, I've tried thinking this through...

Guys,

I've tried thinking this through several times and I can't figure out the best way to wire all my gear via HDMI and achieve my goals of sharing my Denon 4803CI Receiver between my my 65"...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10,649
Views: 1,286,399
Posted By bradesp
Guys, I've noticed that on my 65" VT25 some...

Guys,

I've noticed that on my 65" VT25 some of the nicer HD channels on my dish TV (like Palladium) display a very thin (almost pixel width) whitish vertical line at the far left edge of the...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By bradesp
I should have indicated, I have NO L/R speakers...

I should have indicated, I have NO L/R speakers yet... I'm doing a 3.1 setup for a new plasma TV. So no constraints on existing L/R speakers.
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By bradesp
Can anyone recommend a short list of Center...

Can anyone recommend a short list of Center Speakers that are less than 19" wide. I have a cabinet that can't accommodate anything wider than this.

For reference, I REALLY like the tone of B&W...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-04-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12,598
Views: 1,125,706
Posted By bradesp
Bob, How do I know what Sanyo IC to...

Bob,

How do I know what Sanyo IC to purchase?
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-04-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12,598
Views: 1,125,706
Posted By bradesp
Hi Dave, Thanks for the offer! I'm in...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the offer! I'm in Raleigh, so I'm not sure this makes much sense, plus I was already itching to finally replace my PIO since I've had it nearly 10 years! Your sale price also...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12,598
Views: 1,125,706
Posted By bradesp
Any idea what an IC repair my run if it turns...

Any idea what an IC repair my run if it turns out that's the cause of my problem?
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12,598
Views: 1,125,706
Posted By bradesp
Hi Bob and Gang, Well my 10 year old Pio...

Hi Bob and Gang,

Well my 10 year old Pio Elite Pro 710HD appears to have a SERIOUS problem. The power went out on our house yesterday and when power returned the Blue Tube appears to have gone...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-01-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By bradesp
Man have I been waiting a long time (since 2002...

Man have I been waiting a long time (since 2002 when I bought my 1st Gen HDTV - Pioneer Elite 65" Rear Projection). I would have pulled the trigger on a Pio Kuro IF they had produced a 65" size and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 936
Posted By bradesp
Guys, The tv's are getting more slim every...

Guys,

The tv's are getting more slim every day. Many of us are downsizing from our mcmansions and finding out how liberating it is to have less stuff to care about. With this trend it would sure...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By bradesp
Still hoping for more choices in the 65"+ range....

Still hoping for more choices in the 65"+ range. Any new models on the horizon?

bradesp
Forum: PlayStation Area   06-01-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 185,182
Posted By bradesp
Guys, ps3 user here with no trouble streaming...

Guys, ps3 user here with no trouble streaming photo's and mvi video files (from digital camera), however I have 300 DVD's ripped to my server in ts_folders with multiple vob files. Here's my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,410
Posted By bradesp
I'm seeking short list of 4-5 specific tv's that...

I'm seeking short list of 4-5 specific tv's that are 32" HDTV's in LCD format that are considered extraordinary values. 720p is Totally OK.

Thanks!
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-21-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By bradesp
I have literally been waiting since 2000 when I...

I have literally been waiting since 2000 when I purchased my Pio Elite HDTV 1080i RPTV for a suitable LCD display. Here we are half way through 2008 and still no high quality 65" or larger LCD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-09-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,315
Posted By bradesp
Guys, Google this to confirm, but below is...

Guys,

Google this to confirm, but below is a PR release for what looks like one VERY sweet little machine from Asus. I think I've FINALLY found a commercial, off the shelf device worthy of both...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By bradesp
Do any of you have the Toshiba A3 or XA3 and if...

Do any of you have the Toshiba A3 or XA3 and if so, care to comment on how better/worse/same the upconverted SD images are between your HTPC and these well regarded, soon to be forgotten players?
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-11-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By bradesp
Guys, Are there any new video cards that...

Guys,

Are there any new video cards that offer optimized, hardware based SD upconversion (as opposed to software based) that compare favorably with the latest crop of gold standard SD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-10-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32,089
Views: 4,287,889
Posted By bradesp
Guys, Help! My brand new PS3 is freezing up...

Guys,

Help! My brand new PS3 is freezing up when I attempt to register fora Playstation Account.

I've just bought my PS3 and everything works fine EXCEPT... I can see my vista / media server...
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