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Forum: Speakers   03-16-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By cawgijoe
Rich......any update for us?

Rich......any update for us?
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 135,783
Posted By cawgijoe
I understand the desire for a certain wood....

I understand the desire for a certain wood. Again, the problem is that you really have no idea when a perfect pair will show up if at all.

Cherry is really not a bad wood. A lot of furniture is...
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 135,783
Posted By cawgijoe
Rich, If they are in excellent condition and...

Rich,

If they are in excellent condition and the price is right, buy them. You don't know how long you will have to wait for the right color and whether they would be in the same condition.
It...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By cawgijoe
The $99 square trade warranty is the same no...

The $99 square trade warranty is the same no matter the brand.

Vizio TVs are fine.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By cawgijoe
Why would you say that? I have two Vizio TV sets,...

Why would you say that? I have two Vizio TV sets, both bought at Costco with no extended warranty. The 32" is now about eight years old and the 55" is at least five. Both going strong.

Consumer...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By cawgijoe
Rob Gillum from Thiel, one of the few legacy...

Rob Gillum from Thiel, one of the few legacy employees remaining sent me an e-mail and said the 1.7 tweeter would not work well in the 1.6 because of the different magnet
assembly. Every thing else...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 135,783
Posted By cawgijoe
Agreed. The only way they would be able to...

Agreed.

The only way they would be able to keep these two going would be to contract the driver build out at the minimum. I would love for that to happen, but I don't think so.

They have...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2015, 04:44 PM
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Views: 135,783
Posted By cawgijoe
Wow! Spot on! I'm sure the new speakers will...

Wow! Spot on!

I'm sure the new speakers will sound fine, but they really are no longer real Jim Thiel designs.

Now I'm wondering why they couldn't have continued with his designs. If building...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By cawgijoe
Does anyone know if the Thiel CS 1.7 tweeter will...

Does anyone know if the Thiel CS 1.7 tweeter will work in a 1.6?

I accidentally dented one of my tweeter domes. it sound normal, but I'm sure it would not measure that way. Thiel support says that...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,469
Posted By cawgijoe
I find it odd that my 553 doesn't have this...

I find it odd that my 553 doesn't have this problem. I have the latest firmware and no random reboots.

Mine is hardwired to the Fios router.

I'm wondering what I'm doing to not have this issue.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 74,204
Posted By cawgijoe
Very strange.....my 553 has been rock...

Very strange.....my 553 has been rock solid.....since August 2010.......I have a Directv HR20 and a rooftop Winegard antenna.

This set has been great for me.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 772,268
Posted By cawgijoe
I would buy this set all over again. At it's...

I would buy this set all over again. At it's current price point, it's a steal.

If I was looking at a set today and the 553 was unavailabe,I would be looking at the Sony 929 which is much more...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By cawgijoe
No set is perfect. However, of all the people I...

No set is perfect. However, of all the people I know with new plasmas or LCD, LCD/LED, all are happy with what they own and only one has had a real problem.

Go look at the sets on your list....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
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Views: 772,268
Posted By cawgijoe
My 553 was bought in August of 2010. I have the...

My 553 was bought in August of 2010. I have the latest firmware update and don't see any issues with stuttering and I have been looking carefully.

For those that do have this issue, let us know...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,144
Posted By cawgijoe
These threads pop up all the time. Vizio...

These threads pop up all the time.

Vizio across the board is rated at 3 or 4% problem or failure rate according to CR. Sony and Samsung are in the same range.

As a reference, I own two Vizio...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2012, 08:46 AM
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Views: 772,268
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by 8traxrule...

Quote:Originally Posted by 8traxrule http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21614068)

I don't use smart-dimming because it completely cuts the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By cawgijoe
All TV's have some sort of weakness. Having said...

All TV's have some sort of weakness. Having said that, only you can decide what is important to you and what you are willing to accept.

The people that are posting here....and that includes...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 772,268
Posted By cawgijoe
No issues before or after update. XVT553SV...

No issues before or after update.

XVT553SV purchased August. 2010
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 278,625
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by naustin...

Quote:Originally Posted by naustin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21390083)

IMHO. Vizio is killing the full LED models off because of a couple...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2011, 07:26 AM
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Views: 278,625
Posted By cawgijoe
I spoke with Vizio yesteday and they said the...

I spoke with Vizio yesteday and they said the 553 is still current and in high demand. Costco should have these sets in the January - February 2012 timeframe. New production run. In the meantime...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2011, 05:30 AM
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Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by GregN...

Quote:Originally Posted by GregN http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21298295)

Hi folks - I was hoping that Vizio would be rolling out a new version...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-02-2011, 05:45 AM
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Posted By cawgijoe
My brother-in-law took the 55EX500 set. I wasn't...

My brother-in-law took the 55EX500 set. I wasn't expecting much, but the picture on this set is truly outstanding for CCFL backlighting. Colors are vibrant. Blacks really look black. Great deal at...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By cawgijoe
I agree with Timothy91......matching driver...

I agree with Timothy91......matching driver materials is very important if you are going to use different brands of speakers. An example I had was a pair of Thiel CS1.6's with an Infinity CC that...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By cawgijoe
The TL3 would be the next best option. ...

The TL3 would be the next best option.

Having said that and risking rath, I have had great luck matching center channels and fronts from different manufacturers. This is especially true in the...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By cawgijoe
Dan at Emotiva stated back in July that the...

Dan at Emotiva stated back in July that the X-Ref series are slotted lower in the product line than the Reference series and are priced accordingly.

Does that mean they will come out with a new...
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