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Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-21-2009, 06:46 AM
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Views: 1,103
Posted By MedievalMan
I recently purchased a 6412 (-2305 Comcast) and...

I recently purchased a 6412 (-2305 Comcast) and activated here in Ontario through Cogeco (as I did with a previous 6208).

Anyway, it works fine except the DVR doesn't work. I went into the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   11-21-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By MedievalMan
I have an RCA 2390. I got mine for $100...

I have an RCA 2390.

I got mine for $100 refurb, and to be honest, although I'm sure it's probably garbage by audiophile standards, it sounds pretty darn good all things considered.

For...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   11-14-2006, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By MedievalMan
A quick Q: Does standard definition TV (I...

A quick Q:

Does standard definition TV (I have Cogeco digital cable in Windsor, Ontario) have much surround sound for it to be worth me hooking up to the receiver? Doesn't have to be 5.1 dolby,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   11-14-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By MedievalMan
Well, I've came on here a few times asking for...

Well, I've came on here a few times asking for HTiB advice. Unfortunately, most of the models recommended (Onkyo, SLS, etc) are not available in Canada or to be shipped to Canada.

I needed a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-30-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By MedievalMan
I want to hook up auxillary powered systems that...

I want to hook up auxillary powered systems that I have to one source (ie my home theater receiver.)

However, I'd need to split that output 3 ways, with running distances of 20, 30, and 75 ft?
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-30-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By MedievalMan
Oh, and I'm also wondering if there is any...

Oh, and I'm also wondering if there is any problems with splitting 1/8" mini stereo signal (output from receiver) 3 different ways to connect to the RCA audio in of 3 different systems.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-30-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By MedievalMan
I recently bought a HTIB that didn't include a...

I recently bought a HTIB that didn't include a "Digital coaxial cable" (hey, the cable itself isn't digital..). Anyway, I'm just wondering if there's any problems (quality) with me use just a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   10-25-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By MedievalMan
By "integrated" I mean that there are different...

By "integrated" I mean that there are different speakers/systems in different rooms, all interconnected to one main signal output, playing the same music.

My solution so far is:

Use the single...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-24-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By MedievalMan
That SLS system looks sweet. Unfortunately,...

That SLS system looks sweet.

Unfortunately, not available in Canada's Best Buy.

We seem to have a ****** selection of Home theater in Canada.. what's up with this?

:)
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-24-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By MedievalMan
Well, I happened to find this at a local...

Well, I happened to find this at a local computer shop:

SK-HT-520F (http://www.orangepc.net/productitem.php?var1=202)

I buy computer components from this guy all the time. He says they are as...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-22-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By MedievalMan
I have a limited amount of $ for a HTIB system. ...

I have a limited amount of $ for a HTIB system.

I have a nice 100" screen and INF4805 projector. Want a decent surround sound system, that is atleast as powerful and perhaps a bit better sounding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-15-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By MedievalMan
Well, moved into a new appartment (very rustic)....

Well, moved into a new appartment (very rustic). Anyway, for the living room, I want to hang the projector screen (100" diag Elite pulldown) in front of the TV for nighttime viewing.

I have 2 "s"...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-25-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By MedievalMan
Now, anyway, I'm by no means an audiophile. I...

Now, anyway, I'm by no means an audiophile. I have a small simple "home theatre" setup, with a Infocus 4805, and a Altec-Lansing GT5051 Surround Sound Speakers (no room for rear speakers in my...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-15-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By MedievalMan
Yeah, I guess buying isn't always the best idea...

Yeah, I guess buying isn't always the best idea -- they'll get better models in a year or so anyway. However, I believe you can retrofit them with a bigger hard drive as long as the firmware will...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-14-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By MedievalMan
You can rent them for $20 a month. At that rate,...

You can rent them for $20 a month. At that rate, I'll buy one for less than a years worth of rentals, though :)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-13-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By MedievalMan
Yeah, I have a HD DVR box coming in from Ebay...

Yeah, I have a HD DVR box coming in from Ebay ($250 vs $800+tax at the cable company, I don't know what they are smoking when it comes to that price) soon.

I watched a burned copy of an SNL HD...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-13-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By MedievalMan
When I hook my SD cable box up through SVIDEO,...

When I hook my SD cable box up through SVIDEO, and when I change channels, and if it takes more than say 1 sec to change the channel (Cable can be a bit slow some times), the projector loses the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-09-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By MedievalMan
No, but that M1 to component adapater sounds...

No, but that M1 to component adapater sounds like a great solution (they are only like $15). I will give it a try and order the M1 to component adapter. Thanks.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-07-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By MedievalMan
Right now I use SVIDEO to connect my SD cable...

Right now I use SVIDEO to connect my SD cable box to my IF 4805. Works great.

I use component for my DVD player, also works great.

I just recently purchased a 6212 to use with my Cogeco cable...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-05-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By MedievalMan
I had a similar problem when my DVD player was...

I had a similar problem when my DVD player was connected to both my TV via composite and my projector via component. If I remove the connection to the TV, the horizontal "scanning" lines go away.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MedievalMan
I tried the method I posted. It worked pretty...

I tried the method I posted. It worked pretty darn good.
G3dah'l's was also a good idea, but I think would have looked a little obtrusive in my room since the ceilings are low (6'8")

I made sure...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MedievalMan
Wow, staple guns sure are handy :)

Wow, staple guns sure are handy :)
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MedievalMan
That's a pretty good idea :)

That's a pretty good idea :)
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2005, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MedievalMan
Now that I think of it, one option I'm...

Now that I think of it, one option I'm considering is:

1) Put some wood across the length of the ceiling that the screen will be

2) Use staple gun to attach it to the wood, under tension, the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-05-2005, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MedievalMan
Well, here it goes: 1) I use a 100" manual...

Well, here it goes:

1) I use a 100" manual pull down screen for my theatre outside (Infocus 4805). However, it is too big to to fit in my basement for the winter/fall/spring viewing :)

2) In...
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