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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,455
Posted By Cal68
Hi All I've got a 7.1 Home Theater system...

Hi All


I've got a 7.1 Home Theater system and I' thinking of getting the vault so that I can also enjoy 2 channel audio using my hi-rez downloads. How easy is it to connect the Vault to an...
Forum: Speakers   03-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,029
Views: 721,039
Posted By Cal68
Hi Jerry I agree that placing my ear against...

Hi Jerry

I agree that placing my ear against the tweeter would tell me if was blown or not, but two of my surrounds are a bit high up behind me so I'd need a step stool to get up high enough to...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-18-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 983
Posted By Cal68
Thanks for another great review Ralph. I did not...

Thanks for another great review Ralph. I did not see this movie in a theater but now I cannot wait to see it. But based upon the comments from others, I'll wait to read the book until after I have...
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,029
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Posted By Cal68
Hi Jerry Is there a demo disk that one can...

Hi Jerry

Is there a demo disk that one can buy that can be used to tell whether a tweeter or woofer is blown in a speaker? I had my HT sound system calibrated last week by a pro and that is when I...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By Cal68
Hi Ralph Yes, I am going to do so and only...

Hi Ralph

Yes, I am going to do so and only because your review convinced me to do so! Great review as always.

Cal68
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By Cal68
I saw the first of the Hobbit movies with great...

I saw the first of the Hobbit movies with great anticipation in a theater but was bitterly disappointed with the slow pace of the movie (the dinner scene early on seemed to drag on forever). I passed...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-03-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,741
Posted By Cal68
The repartee between Bones and Spock was always...

The repartee between Bones and Spock was always among my favorite parts of the Star Trek movies. Now both have gone to the "undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns". RIP and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 160,418
Posted By Cal68
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 160,418
Posted By Cal68
Is there an ETA for integration of HDCP 2.2 on...

Is there an ETA for integration of HDCP 2.2 on the Marantz AV8802? I'm holding off from getting a unit until this upgrade happens. I've been bitten once before when a company promised an upgrade that...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,480
Posted By Cal68
I don't have any problems playing Expendables 3...

I don't have any problems playing Expendables 3 through my Oppo 105D (connected to an Integra 80.2 pre-pro). I seriously doubt that the "D" in my Oppo makes any difference to the audio signal, so...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-24-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,717
Posted By Cal68
Boy, I'm bummed now. I should be receiving John...

Boy, I'm bummed now. I should be receiving John Wick this week from Netflix and I'm disappointed to hear that it does not have the lossless soundtrack on it. I'm not set up for Atmos, but I was...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-24-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20,853
Views: 1,298,289
Posted By Cal68
I wish it were as easy as using a soldering iron!...

I wish it were as easy as using a soldering iron! The problem is that there are two connectors with multiple pins in them that must be attached to each other, so using a soldering iron is not the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-23-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20,853
Views: 1,298,289
Posted By Cal68
I have a similar problem with my PB13 Ultra. It...

I have a similar problem with my PB13 Ultra. It is one of the early units that were built and I had the Sledge amp die on it a couple of years ago. SVS replaced it under warranty, but apparently the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,402
Posted By Cal68
This was one of those movies that I just did not...

This was one of those movies that I just did not get! I liked Michael Keaton's acting for the most part, and the drumming was great. The ending was intriguing and we discussed it after the movie, but...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-21-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 226,371
Posted By Cal68
I bought the Harmony Ultimate several months ago...

I bought the Harmony Ultimate several months ago and never got around to even opening the box until today (it is snowing like the dickens here and I was stuck at home with nothing else to do on a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By Cal68
How about getting yourself a soundbar? Some of...

How about getting yourself a soundbar? Some of them come with a wireless subwoofer as well. A few models get decent reviews even though they cannot match the SQ of a full 5.1 system. Just a thought....
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-18-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Cal68
Thanks my friend. I may give the Harmony Ultimate...

Thanks my friend. I may give the Harmony Ultimate a look-see at one of my local A/V stores before I make a decision. The reason I prefer a touch-screen remote is because I've had buttons die on me in...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-17-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Cal68
Hi mdavej Thanks for your suggestions....

Hi mdavej


Thanks for your suggestions. I'll check out the TRC-1280 as I am not familiar with it. I talked to a customer service rep at URC who told me that the problem I am having with my remote...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-17-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Cal68
Replacement for URC MX3000

I have had two URC remotes for many years and like both of them. I use the MX3000 in my main home theater to control about 8 individual activities or pieces of equipment. Over the past few months,...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,302
Posted By Cal68
I really liked this movie when I saw it with my...

I really liked this movie when I saw it with my family in the movie theater. I had read Stephen Hawkins's book "A Brief History of Time" many years ago and enjoyed it even though I did not understand...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 56,878
Posted By Cal68
Me too. Just watched it last night and it was DTS...

Me too. Just watched it last night and it was DTS MA 5.1 lossless.


Cal68
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-31-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,202
Posted By Cal68
Great, thanks for your insight. I was especially...

Great, thanks for your insight. I was especially wondering how the depth charge scene from U-571 would sound since it used to be my reference scene even during the days of DVD.


Cal68
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-31-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,202
Posted By Cal68
So how did they sound using DSU? Excellent, Good,...

So how did they sound using DSU? Excellent, Good, OK, so-so? Thanks.


Cal68
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-30-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Cal68
Another on-the-spot review Ralph! I saw this...

Another on-the-spot review Ralph! I saw this movie on a plane and it kept me entertained for about half to two-thirds of the film. I agree that the Tom Hardy character had a lot more depth than was...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 14,957
Posted By Cal68
I've also been underwhelmed by my two Dolby Atmos...

I've also been underwhelmed by my two Dolby Atmos experiences. The first was at a dedicated A/V store here in Maryland that sells fairly high end A/V gear. They used one of their dedicated sound...
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