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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-18-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By tezster
And to add to that, their website states that the...

And to add to that, their website states that the subs are shipped via the Markham warehouse (Sonic Boom audio?), so there won't be any additional import/duty fees! :)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By tezster
It really depends on your budget, and which...

It really depends on your budget, and which transducers you get. An inexpensive option would be to get a couple of Aura bass shakers and a Dayton amp to power them with via Parts Express - this is a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By tezster
The buttkicker signal needs to come from the LFE...

The buttkicker signal needs to come from the LFE channel, so you can simply get an RCA Y-cable from one of the subwoofer pre-outs. I don't think you would be able to power it using your AVR, however,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By tezster
Once you narrow your choices down to a specific...

Once you narrow your choices down to a specific budget, and the criteria that are most important to you, the decision actually becomes fairly straightforward. That's not to say that you get...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By tezster
Keep in mind, that the recommended/optimal...

Keep in mind, that the recommended/optimal viewing distance values provided is with respect to setting a certain minimum standard in order to achieve an immersive, movie-watching experience at home,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,288
Posted By tezster
Kudos to LG for getting the OLED revolution...

Kudos to LG for getting the OLED revolution started... obviously, the prices are out of reach for most people at the moment, but I'm looking forward to how the OLED market will look ~2-3 years from...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By tezster
I heard about this earlier this morning - great...

I heard about this earlier this morning - great news for Canadians to have a line of reasonably-priced TVs available.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-12-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 8,302
Posted By tezster
Watching the movie a second time around at home,...

Watching the movie a second time around at home, I liked it more than when I first saw it at the theater. The balance between action and drama seemed just about right, whereas I thought the film...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By tezster
You have a couple of options - if you're familiar...

You have a couple of options - if you're familiar enough with the menu structure of an AVR, you can navigate it without the aid of an on-screen display. While the one-line display of most AVRs is...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   09-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By tezster
As has been stated, weight isn't a problem. I...

As has been stated, weight isn't a problem. I think the only potential issue is if the width of the TV exceeds that of the stand, and if you have active kids/pets that might inadvertently bump into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,366
Posted By tezster
At the risk of beating a dead horse, for those...

At the risk of beating a dead horse, for those who have a non-European model experiencing this issue that are already on the latest firmware, I'm assuming the only recourse is a warranty repair via a...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   09-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,850
Posted By tezster
I love 3D - when it's done properly. Avatar was...

I love 3D - when it's done properly. Avatar was quite good, Gravity was spectacular (a fantastic surround mix also helped), but moreso when viewed at a large IMAX theater than a home environment. I'm...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 14,523
Posted By tezster
Once Samwise was infected, I thought he would be...

Once Samwise was infected, I thought he would be given a more noble end as bait of some sort to distract the zombies.

As for the exterminator, I remember him best as the "annoying guy" in 3:10 to...
Forum: Speakers   09-04-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By tezster
FYI if you're part of some type of a condo or...

FYI if you're part of some type of a condo or co-op community, then you need to read up on the condo regulations, as in certain developments, the condo corporation actually owns the building shell,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By tezster
I did the top and sides using two strips, by...

I did the top and sides using two strips, by bending them in a 90° angle along the top corners, so each covers half of the TV. I did this because my TV is wall-mounted, tilted downwards, so having a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By tezster
The Antec USB bias strip light sounds like the...

The Antec USB bias strip light sounds like the ideal solution for you:

http://www.antec.com/soundscience/hdtv-bias-lighting.php

I have two installed on the back of my 70" TV, and it works quite...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By tezster
I'm all for extra bass when listening to...

I'm all for extra bass when listening to dance/dub-step - I'm not exactly in my music fidelity listening mode during those times. For all other content, a flat response is good.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By tezster
The one I bought is David Attenborough: The 3D...

The one I bought is David Attenborough: The 3D Collection

Link to the review thread here - http://www.avsforum.com/forum/196-3d-content/1530482-david-attenborough-3d-collection-review.html
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By tezster
As a general rule, if you enjoy 3D at the...

As a general rule, if you enjoy 3D at the theater, then chances are you'll also enjoy them at home. It's a personal preference. And aside from movies, some of the most jaw-dropping, realistic 3D are...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-28-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By tezster
You can build your own mini-riser to house the...

You can build your own mini-riser to house the center channel. Your TV then sits on top of the riser. Or, you can wall-mount your TV, then simply use the top of the stand for the center.
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   08-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By tezster
Aside from the above suggestion, 3D @ 720p (for...

Aside from the above suggestion, 3D @ 720p (for gaming) works, as I've used it the same receiver for that purpose with a PS3. If you force your BD player to limit it's output 720p, it might work for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,275
Views: 477,047
Posted By tezster
I see my current R550A as an "interim" set that...

I see my current R550A as an "interim" set that gives me the screen size I want now, while I wait for 70"+ 4k OLED sets to come to market and the prices to drop. Up until a few months ago, that...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 98,619
Posted By tezster
Just watched Pacific Rim with my brother to...

Just watched Pacific Rim with my brother to 'audition' the SB-2000; it passed with flying colours! He was very impressed. Bass was tight and punchy, and lots of bone-rattling output when the scene...
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38,798
Views: 2,203,051
Posted By tezster
Thanks, guys, for the info and advice. I don't...

Thanks, guys, for the info and advice. I don't have any immediate plans to upgrade, but I'll definitely keep this in mind.
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38,798
Views: 2,203,051
Posted By tezster
I currently have the Klipsch Icon V set of...

I currently have the Klipsch Icon V set of speakers (VF36/VC25/VS14). What would be considered a significant upgrade within the Klipsch speaker family? In Canada Futureshop sells the...
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