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Forum: Home Theater Gaming   12-09-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Snake Charmer
This question has probably been asked a million...

This question has probably been asked a million times before, but I haven't found a definitive answer anywhere.

It looks like I'm going to finally break down and go with cable internet through...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11,173
Views: 1,032,831
Posted By Snake Charmer
Hey guys, I've been reading on other forums...

Hey guys,

I've been reading on other forums that Cox-Phoenix wasn't supporting DVI on their set top boxes (3250HD). The messages I read were a little older, but I wanted to know if this problem...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   11-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By Snake Charmer
I admit, jaggies on my 47" while playing Halo 2...

I admit, jaggies on my 47" while playing Halo 2 are a little distracting, but I can't imagine the current generation XBOX handling 720P or 1080i with Halo 2 while keeping the framerate up to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-24-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Snake Charmer
I'm finally looking to start using my HDTV for...

I'm finally looking to start using my HDTV for something other than DVD's and decided to take the plunge and get a STB and antenna. I'm a complete newbie though..... What is everyone's experience in...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-27-2004, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Snake Charmer
I checked out that website (Imaging Science) for...

I checked out that website (Imaging Science) for ISF trained personnel in the Phoenix area. One place wouldn't even call me back, but Custom Video and Sound came to my house the day after I called...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-22-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Snake Charmer
Thanks Pitt, I'll do that! : )

Thanks Pitt, I'll do that! : )
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   09-22-2004, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Snake Charmer
I think I remember reading somewhere a little...

I think I remember reading somewhere a little while ago that the PQ increas of upscaling DVD players with DVI is not noticable on CRT based HDTV's and that it would mainly benefit those with fixed...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-22-2004, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Snake Charmer
It's a Panasonic PT47x53. If possible, I would...

It's a Panasonic PT47x53. If possible, I would love to do it myself!
Forum: Rear Projection Units   09-22-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Snake Charmer
Does anyone know what the going rate is to tweak...

Does anyone know what the going rate is to tweak the screen geometry on a RP HDTV? The problem on my set isnt all that bad, but now that I know it's there, it bugs me to no end!!
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-25-2004, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By Snake Charmer
I haven't gotten to around 40 of mine (out of...

I haven't gotten to around 40 of mine (out of about 100).
I have a problem where I watch movies OVER and OVER again so it may take me a while to get to the ones I've never watched before.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-30-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Snake Charmer
I get the same thing on my 47" in the upper...

I get the same thing on my 47" in the upper middle of the screen when the TV is off. I think it's an imperfection in the glare sheild/screen protector because I never see it when the TV is on..
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-30-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Snake Charmer
I do watch a wide variety of material and I'm...

I do watch a wide variety of material and I'm always consciously taking action to promote even wear of the phosphors so I'm not to concerned with burn in. I've also got the contrast turned down and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-30-2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Snake Charmer
My set is 16:9 so while 1.85:1 DVDs don't have...

My set is 16:9 so while 1.85:1 DVDs don't have black bars, 2.35:1 movies will still have black bars. I'm thinking stretching it wouldn't do justice to the progressive scan picture.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-30-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Snake Charmer
I recently purchased a Panasonic PT47x53 a few...

I recently purchased a Panasonic PT47x53 a few months ago. Lately, I've been noticing something a little strange. When watching a 2.35:1 movie, I notice the black bar on the top slopes down ever so...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Snake Charmer
Bear with me here.. I'm a total noob with HTPCs....

Bear with me here.. I'm a total noob with HTPCs.

I've been waiting for a product that I can upload all of my music into, have them organized and accessibile at the touch of a button (or a few...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   05-25-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Snake Charmer
Thanks Chris, I'm glad you told me that. I...

Thanks Chris,

I'm glad you told me that. I was getting a little worried when I saw the prices on those things...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   05-24-2004, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Snake Charmer
Thanks! I checked out that xbox-scene...

Thanks!

I checked out that xbox-scene website -- I was really intrigued by the Xbox Media Center. It sounds exactly like what I want. I also read up on the Friend Tech Dream X 740/1480 units. A...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   05-24-2004, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Snake Charmer
Anyone here use an Xbox as a media center? ...

Anyone here use an Xbox as a media center?

I've been looking for a piece of hardware that would serve as a "jukebox" of sorts, but I haven't really found anything. I thought about building a PC...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   05-20-2004, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Snake Charmer
Currently, I have my PS2, GC, XBOX, DC, and N64...

Currently, I have my PS2, GC, XBOX, DC, and N64 hooked up to my Sony Wega downstairs with DD5.1. Recently, however, I have found it increasingly difficult to get any time on the TV. Upstairs, I have...
Forum: Speakers   05-20-2004, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,350
Posted By Snake Charmer
I got lucky with my order and received my SX-HTB...

I got lucky with my order and received my SX-HTB order in 6 days, but that was months ago. I guess the word is getting out there and they're going to have to step things up to keep up with...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-04-2004, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Snake Charmer
I've experienced pretty much the same thing but...

I've experienced pretty much the same thing but I've heard there are exceptions. I read somewhere that the Pearl Harbor DD mix is actually louder/has better separation than the DTS track. I haven't...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Snake Charmer
Sorry cseyer, You are right... my brain was...

Sorry cseyer,

You are right... my brain was out to lunch.

It doesn't surprise me that Fluance is on backorder -- they're worth the wait though.

Also, following up on a previous comment, the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,175
Posted By Snake Charmer
I doubt they'll ever get the message. It's all...

I doubt they'll ever get the message. It's all about supply and demand -- as long as people continue to demand the crap that's been coming out lately, they'll keep pushing it. And believe it or not,...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Snake Charmer
AUsBandit, I put together what I feel is a...

AUsBandit,

I put together what I feel is a pretty decent budget home theater so I definitely think you can get surround sound for under $600. Of course, if you have a huge room like the last post...
Forum: Speakers   04-29-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Snake Charmer
I don't think it's your equipment... I haven't...

I don't think it's your equipment... I haven't heard many mixes where dialogue is separated between the front mains.
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