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Forum: Community News & Polls   03-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 48,450
Posted By gdavisloop
4.1. I have 4 large (tower) speakers and a...

4.1. I have 4 large (tower) speakers and a subwoofer. Since I sit in the middle, I don't feel a need for a center.

And I feel slighted by the poll that 4 and 4.1 weren't choices!
Forum: Screens   03-27-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By gdavisloop
Hello, I was luvin' my new Optoma 92" screen for...

Hello, I was luvin' my new Optoma 92" screen for about 3 hours, especially all the black at the top of the screen, so I could pull it down low!

But then, I tried to get it to go back up - whoops!...
Forum: Screens   03-17-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By gdavisloop
Hello, I've been looking at some of the...

Hello,
I've been looking at some of the inexpensive pull-down or electric screens (like the Favi at Amazon), but, I don't want the screen too high in the room.

It looks like the Favi screen has...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-11-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,322
Posted By gdavisloop
I disagree with the people who say the Pioneer's...

I disagree with the people who say the Pioneer's can't take a full disk of fragmented recordings, at least with the "4" models and newer (543, 640, 650, 660, etc). I have five of these and I've had...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-11-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 28,844
Posted By gdavisloop
Ironically, Beta recorded 3 hours as BII speed...

Ironically, Beta recorded 3 hours as BII speed but VHS recorded only 2 hours at SP speed... so which really recorded longer? Plus, the 3 hour Beta cassette was smaller!
But in the long run, VHS...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,787
Posted By gdavisloop
My Pioneer DVR-550 just froze up, and after...

My Pioneer DVR-550 just froze up, and after rebooting I get an "E01" error and it can't switch to the hard drive.

I already know how to put a new hard drive in, but has anyone ever recovered the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-20-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,396
Posted By gdavisloop
Thanks for all the info! Too bad about the...

Thanks for all the info!
Too bad about the hard-disk-size lock. This would seem to be a very good reason to prefer the x40 models, no? Except for the 'Gracenote' database which I don't intend to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,396
Posted By gdavisloop
So has anyone actually bought a DVR-460, 560, or...

So has anyone actually bought a DVR-460, 560, or 660 yet?
Any significant differences from other recent Pioneer DVRs?
Anyone tried to upgrade the hard disk in the DVR-460 yet??
thanks!
--Gary
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-31-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,607
Posted By gdavisloop
Salespeople don't just lie because they're...

Salespeople don't just lie because they're untrained and low-paid. It's a necessary part of selling: to say whatever to make a sale. And I do mean 'whatever'. I've known a few store owners who were...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 1,183,098
Posted By gdavisloop
DID ANYONE WATCH/RECORD THE SIMPSONS in Los...

DID ANYONE WATCH/RECORD THE SIMPSONS in Los Angeles in HD last night?
If so, did you see a number of glitches in the first few mins? (The first glitch is during the Ozzy promo before the show, just...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-14-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,130
Posted By gdavisloop
Okay, the U.S. market for HDD-DVD recorders may...

Okay, the U.S. market for HDD-DVD recorders may be too small to design and manufacture just for the U.S. market, BUT, since Pio & Panny are both making these machines for the world market (and they...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-13-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By gdavisloop
Actually you can get a good international model...

Actually you can get a good international model HD/DVD recorder for about $500 USD
Forum: HD Radio   07-31-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,254
Posted By gdavisloop
I'm pretty sure KROQ in LA has something...

I'm pretty sure KROQ in LA has something different on the HD station than the regular station. Can I easily tell the radio I want to listen to KROQ-FM or KROQ-HD? Also, good question about...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 1,183,098
Posted By gdavisloop
OH GREAT channels 7,9,11 & 13 are switching back...

OH GREAT channels 7,9,11 & 13 are switching back to VHF! Sorry if this has already been discussed, but it's just come to my attention that these channels are switching from UHF back to their old VHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13,855
Views: 1,558,514
Posted By gdavisloop
Look more carefully at the picture... she also...

Look more carefully at the picture... she also has a UHF loop antenna, but this is also covered with aluminum foil... I'm not sure if that helps or not ;-) But clearly, apparment managers should be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 1,183,098
Posted By gdavisloop
Anyone else try to catch the 9:50am segment of...

Anyone else try to catch the 9:50am segment of AM this am? Ie, the "extra" song that they play in the next hour?

My DTV reception has been A+ for months, but just as she starts to sing ("Thank...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,638
Posted By gdavisloop
THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CABLE BOXES! I am...

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CABLE BOXES! I am using the new "HD-Cable-TiVo" which for $300+monthly fee lets you throw away your cable box and record both analog and scrambled digital cable channels...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-17-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,638
Posted By gdavisloop
Yes to all the above except the IR blaster - I...

Yes to all the above except the IR blaster - I don't think it has this feature, but I've never used an IR blaster. I program my satellite receiver(s) to change the channel on their own - I think...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-12-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,638
Posted By gdavisloop
I bought two "American to SCART" cables from...

I bought two "American to SCART" cables from this URL:

http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/S...FRsFagodWiA_-A...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-26-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,638
Posted By gdavisloop
I took the plunge and got TWO new imported...

I took the plunge and got TWO new imported models, one Panasonic and one Pioneer. Model numbers are DMR-EH67 and DVR-550HS. I got them both from US dealers at reasonable prices (not as cheap as...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-26-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,062
Posted By gdavisloop
Shortly after I started this post, I learned...

Shortly after I started this post, I learned that almost EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD except the USA still has HD/DVD recorders. So I picked up the "pan-Asian" models of both the Panasonic and Pioneer...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,638
Posted By gdavisloop
I too have been frantically looking for a...

I too have been frantically looking for a replacement for my aging fleet of HD/DVD recorders (7 Panasonic, Pioneer, and Toshiba units, all wearing, worn, or on their 3rd repair). I tried one of...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,358
Posted By gdavisloop
TiVo deserves licensing revenue for their...

TiVo deserves licensing revenue for their patents!
They sure aren't going to stay in business selling recorders, with the cable companies
"giving them away."
--Gary
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-13-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By gdavisloop
Did you watch the President's speech at 9pm...

Did you watch the President's speech at 9pm 9/13/7? I was watching on NBC, east coast, standard definition, and I couldn't help but notice a lot of glitches in the transmission... 14 glitches in the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By gdavisloop
I have never gotten ANY HD cable box to output...

I have never gotten ANY HD cable box to output in anamorphic (on S-Video or composite (single-RCA) video), but if HoustonGuy got it to work, more power to him.

But I take issue with his repeated...
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