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Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-18-2014, 04:10 PM
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I ordered a Philips lamp w/ housing from...

I ordered a Philips lamp w/ housing from DiscountTVlamps.com for $85 shipped, I'm not going to waste my time with the OEM compatible ones. I won't be installing it until the weekend. We'll see if...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By |Tch0rT|
From what I understand the IR sensor on the Mits...

From what I understand the IR sensor on the Mits DLP's are down in the TV behind the screen.
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 66,560
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I haven't heard either but I'd go with the Ethos...

I haven't heard either but I'd go with the Ethos over the Ascent I. The Ascent I are a bit older and they're from the era of stats that the panels eventually fail and cost a lot to replace. Also the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By |Tch0rT|
Try changing the lamp to Bright mode, press Menu...

Try changing the lamp to Bright mode, press Menu -> Setup -> Energy.
Forum: Video Processors   09-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By |Tch0rT|
It doesn't do much on SD sources IMO (there are...

It doesn't do much on SD sources IMO (there are some who disagree). The effect is more noticeable on HD content.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
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Yeah looks like I have to go that route myself. I...

Yeah looks like I have to go that route myself. I tried the Devcon trick a while ago and couldn't get it to work. I tried it again this morning. It works except it totally resets my video card...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
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Sounds like some HDMI HDCP handshake issue. My...

Sounds like some HDMI HDCP handshake issue. My HTPC does it once and a while, video will be washed out and no sound. I hear one of these devices works well to fix that:...
Forum: Speakers   09-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 66,560
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Yeah do it if you can. Tower surrounds give a bit...

Yeah do it if you can. Tower surrounds give a bit more oomph to the experience IMO. They're better for 5.1 music but pans and such are more immersive with movies.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
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Yeah re run Audyssey since you changed furniture....

Yeah re run Audyssey since you changed furniture. Bass traps reduce the decay time of the bass in your room. If you're still interested in bass traps look into Super Chunk Bass Traps. They have to be...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-11-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
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No I don't think the kids had anything to do with...

No I don't think the kids had anything to do with it. When I sent them all in they were all cosmetically fine. No indication of any external damage like being dropped or knocked over. During those...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,278
Views: 138,318
Posted By |Tch0rT|
JRiver works with the Harmony's. I have a Harmony...

JRiver works with the Harmony's. I have a Harmony 700 and it works just fine. In the Logitech software I have my 700 setup as MicrosoftMCE Keyboard. I also use Advanced MCE Remote Mapper Tool...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,653
Posted By |Tch0rT|
I got my Nano Patch + and extra cables in. I...

I got my Nano Patch + and extra cables in. I hooked up my external DAC to my PC and 305's and no more noise. :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
The story of my 360's is pretty much the root of...

The story of my 360's is pretty much the root of my growing disdain for the video game industry and why I feel like spending money on audio is a better use of my $$$. So I'll clear up it up a bit......
Forum: Display Calibration   09-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 154,026
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I'll have to give this a try. I need a new lamp...

I'll have to give this a try. I need a new lamp for my DLP before I run another calibration again, sigh. Gonna try out SillySally's 9400 patch set at some point to. There goes a good chunk of a day!...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
1st 360 - RROD, lasted less than a year. This was...

1st 360 - RROD, lasted less than a year. This was before they would fix that problem for free even if it was under warranty. They "generously" offered to fix it for $75 instead of $150 because I...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,653
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I'm having problems like that too with my 305's....

I'm having problems like that too with my 305's. I guess my old PC speakers weren't revealing enough to notice the noise on the analog out. I have an external DAC I'm going to hook up but I'm waiting...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-09-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
Since you LOL at the science behind bass and...

Since you LOL at the science behind bass and don't want a lecture it would be pointless to elaborate on how a Kenwood sub at 25 watts might sound better or be louder than two Pyle's at 100 watts....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
It has nothing to do with "we don't like it" it...

It has nothing to do with "we don't like it" it has everything to do with we know the science behind bass. There's a reason why that amp is $40. It's useless like a Philips CD-i was. Bass takes...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
That's a bad analogy. You're closer to "Hey guys...

That's a bad analogy. You're closer to "Hey guys I bought a Philips CD-i, what are some good games?" Answer: "There aren't any you should've bought something different."



You do realize that...
Forum: Speakers   09-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,653
Posted By |Tch0rT|
305 - $225/pair ...

305 - $225/pair
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JBL-LSR305-LIST

308 - $375/pair
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JBL-LSR308-LIST
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-08-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By |Tch0rT|
Yeah, I have a Tascam (rebadged Integra/Onkyo)...

Yeah, I have a Tascam (rebadged Integra/Onkyo) and my friend has a Denon and I'm pretty sure both call it Direct which will auto detect input audio format. My Tascam also has rule settings for each...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-06-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By |Tch0rT|
I think my dad has a Pioneer CT-F9191 cassette...

I think my dad has a Pioneer CT-F9191 cassette deck somewhere. Good cosmetic condition from what I remember but I think it need mechanical work as I recall that it played back tapes at the wrong...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
The problem is the amp is 100 watts at 1ohm. That...

The problem is the amp is 100 watts at 1ohm. That amp is about as useful as a hat for your butt. Your budget is less than $50, your options for driver(s) that would optimize that amp for any useful...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 154,026
Posted By |Tch0rT|
Use the Color option on your display and bump it...

Use the Color option on your display and bump it up a bit. Check the gamut range with ColorHCFR. Repeat until your gamut is slightly more than the target triangle. Rerun ArgyllCMS and it'll trim it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,135
Posted By |Tch0rT|
You just wasted your budget on that Pyle and I...

You just wasted your budget on that Pyle and I don't just mean because it's a pile of $h1t (sorry I couldn't resist...). It's a car sub. Car subs are made to take advantage of cabin/room gain so...
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