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Forum: Great Found Deals   03-08-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By 6volt
or some good deal websites. Accessories4Less...

or some good deal websites.

Accessories4Less seems to be getting stale: picked over and not so cheap. Was actually pretty good before Black Friday but sort of fizzled out.

SlickDeals seems to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-07-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15,875
Views: 556,571
Posted By 6volt
OMG that is spot on - so much better than the...

OMG that is spot on - so much better than the movie (Jason Alexander is so wrong.) Might even rival the genius casting Shelly Duval as Olive Oil - that one may be un-topable.

Not really...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-07-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15,875
Views: 556,571
Posted By 6volt
Kudos for the sweet Rocky an Bullwinkle reference...

Kudos for the sweet Rocky an Bullwinkle reference - Boris and Natasha are so iconic. (and of course the ultimate question: who to cast as Natasha....)

Allegiance was far more interesting with a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-07-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,875
Views: 556,571
Posted By 6volt
Of all the Russian spy series, I'll never...

Of all the Russian spy series, I'll never understand why his one keeps getting picked up.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,362
Posted By 6volt
And of course, this leads to the sad, sad, fact...

And of course, this leads to the sad, sad, fact that if you like loud music, there is pretty much no solution for a quality sound.

The 104db sens of the Cerwin Vega is amazing but the sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,362
Posted By 6volt
One speaker driven at 100w requires 100w from...

One speaker driven at 100w requires 100w from power supply

2 speakers driven at 100w each requires 200w from power supply.

It is old knowledge that if you want loud music you HAVE to have high...
Forum: Great Found Deals   12-17-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By 6volt
Were they mail-order/internet authorized dealers...

Were they mail-order/internet authorized dealers - or brick and mortar?
Forum: Great Found Deals   12-16-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By 6volt
Accessories4Less Deals Drying Up as Xmas Approaches - Expect Deals in Jan???

I've seen 2 price increases and a model dropped in the last 2 weeks. I expect this will continue until Xmas.

BIG QUESTION: Are the real A4L deals to be had in Jan/Feb?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By 6volt
The 1200 has XT. For Home Theater, I'm...

The 1200 has XT.

For Home Theater, I'm concerned with surround imaging and not that concerned with sound quality other than good tight bass.

However when listening to classical stereo music,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By 6volt
I was looking at the entry level NR1606 Marantz...

I was looking at the entry level NR1606 Marantz w/Atmos & DTS:X which is now $449 (I swear it was $399 just a few days ago - and this is likely since the NR1607 is $449 too. Then the SR5010 is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,497
Posted By 6volt
I remember when you sent units back to the...

I remember when you sent units back to the manufacturer for repair.

Those were the days...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By 6volt
I guess one irrefutable metric in Marantz's favor...

I guess one irrefutable metric in Marantz's favor is that Best Buy has them listed in their Magnolia tier. (Boy, H-K sure bit the dust.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By 6volt
Damping Factor: Just how bad are AV receivers?

Solid, accurate bass. Probably 20# receivers have trouble with.

Is Marantz the best entry level Atmos/X choice at a given price?

NOTE: I don't want to get into stereo music imaging and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By 6volt
Searchable Database of AV Receivers

Trying to find model numbers of 1 and 2 year old receivers to find deals on.

Is there anywhere a database where I can specify major features an see what comes back?

Or even just a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By 6volt
I suppose nowadays, there is no difference...

I suppose nowadays, there is no difference between the manufacturers when it comes to quality - something that will work for 10 years.

Problem is I'm reading hear and there that Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By 6volt
After what Philips did to Marantz, I'm Gun-Shy

Marantz was the top of the high end food chain with little if any competition.

Then they became bait.

So what are they now (Marantz Japan)? I'm guessing mere fish like all the other Pioneer,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,497
Posted By 6volt
Features and Specs are good, but the two most...

Features and Specs are good, but the two most important for me are:

1) Build Quality - how long it works before it's junk, and
2) Sound Quality - I realize an A-V receiver is hard pressed to go...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By 6volt
How to Vet a Receiver

I need to replace my H-K AVR 430 and am trying to vet some new A-V receivers.

I tend to use eBay to get warning signs:


High ratio of (For Parts) / (Working)
Large number of (For Sale)
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,086
Views: 819,403
Posted By 6volt
The TV is a friends. They are in their 70's and...

The TV is a friends. They are in their 70's and not too savvy if you know what I mean. They would have issues selecting inputs - in fact, going from cable to apps will be a challenge for them.
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-13-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4,086
Views: 819,403
Posted By 6volt
Do I have to use the Samsung Wireless Link?

The Samsung Wireless Link (WIS09ABGN, WIS09AGBN2, WIS10ABGN) recommended for my TV (UN55C6400RF) appears to be a USB wireless stick.

Do I have to buy the Recommended Samsung stick or can I use any...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   03-14-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,169
Posted By 6volt
There are a couple threads out there of people...

There are a couple threads out there of people building a HTPC to eliminate a "Pre/Pro" but they are way over my head - for starters, they user ThunderBolt interface instead of USB3. (TB seems to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-08-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,362
Posted By 6volt
SPL in the room should be the objective. ...

SPL in the room should be the objective.

This is determined by the total power output of all the channels. (neglecting different speaker efficiencies)

For Max SPL for a given power supply,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 47,025
Posted By 6volt
Just be sure you can return it if it doesn't work.

Just be sure you can return it if it doesn't work.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,939
Posted By 6volt
RE: "...dumping non-all HDMI gear..." ...

RE: "...dumping non-all HDMI gear..."

Sounds nice, but unfortunately HDMIarc is "non-HDMI gear" too.

OTA TV tuners have to output DD5.1 for processing and the ONLY output is Optical, Coax, or...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-24-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,948
Posted By 6volt
"...it was supposed to do that..." Wow. So this...

"...it was supposed to do that..." Wow. So this is how Hisense is going to "dominate the 4k market."

I'm thinking the best you could do would be to get your money back.

I think the only Force...
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