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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-27-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,456
Posted By SD_GR
Sorry, I don't follow; there is no provider,...

Sorry, I don't follow; there is no provider, cable, or FIOS.

In any case, thanks, "no" seems to be the answer unless someone else has another experience. I appreciate it.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,456
Posted By SD_GR
Hello, I've searched and found an older...

Hello,

I've searched and found an older thread that said "no" but here goes:

Is there a device that will convert the analogue audio and video input from a coax RG6 or RG59 cable to HDMI...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-13-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by Bunny Dojo...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bunny Dojo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Yes, it's definitely something you can do, but it also diminishes the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-13-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by erkq...

Quote:Originally Posted by erkq http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19327767)

But then again, I don't use roller-skates because cars are too...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by Dean Roddey...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dean Roddey http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19327384)

And with the movie industry it's far worse, because high...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-12-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by Dean Roddey...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dean Roddey http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

...i.e. a complete destruction of quality because no one gives a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By SD_GR
I used to think "I've just got to watch this...

I used to think "I've just got to watch this programme on the 52" in this room or the 50" in that room" too. Then I discovered I'd rather stream content than deal with discs and rubbish, and after...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,373
Posted By SD_GR
See if a friend or relative has a setup with...

See if a friend or relative has a setup with bass shakers and try that out. Smallest solution and probably the most apartment-friendly if your layout allows cabling to your seat. Not a purist's...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   10-02-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,311
Posted By SD_GR
Since streaming is on the rise yet the...

Since streaming is on the rise yet the infrastructure is not improving, could it be that the majority of people streaming movies simply don't care about HD content? I can certainly say that for the...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,269
Posted By SD_GR
Is there any chance the 3.1 won't stay 3.1...

Is there any chance the 3.1 won't stay 3.1 forever? If there's a chance it'll morph into a 5.1 at some point, here's another thought: Instead of focusing on the L/R fronts in a 2.1, emphasize the...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-25-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,257
Posted By SD_GR
I'd like something more traditional for the...

I'd like something more traditional for the aesthetics -- Lumley or Audio Innovations -- or even for the quirkiness -- think almost-cottage-industry like the old Croft amps.

I should have...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-17-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By SD_GR
The ideal inexpensive phono pre IMO is a used...

The ideal inexpensive phono pre IMO is a used NAD 3020 integrated but with a damaged power output stage. That'd be prime choice since it'll sell for peanuts and the phono preamp on those was quite...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-17-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By SD_GR
I have a Rega Planar 3 - RB 300 - Shure V15 and...

I have a Rega Planar 3 - RB 300 - Shure V15 and also a Dual with an Ortofon. I prefer the Rega but both are great.

My recommendations:
Micro-Seiki BL10
Dual CS505 Mk-anything
Thorens TD1xx,...
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By SD_GR
Soffit mounted monitors plus an infinite baffle...

Soffit mounted monitors plus an infinite baffle sub are most likely to cause zero decorating problems, as they simply will not be visible save for their grilles and the manifold opening into the...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By SD_GR
If you have an adequate sub you might look into...

If you have an adequate sub you might look into active monitors for your front L/R and call it a day. Since most music available commercially is mixed on similar active monitors anyway you'd be on...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-16-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,205
Posted By SD_GR
The problem is not intelligence; the problem is...

The problem is not intelligence; the problem is relevance.

Once upon a time, when there was nothing else on to pass the time on a slow Sunday, listening to Siskel and Ebert was OK. They were,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   08-11-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By SD_GR
If you can get away with giving it away, give it...

If you can get away with giving it away, give it to a charity and get the tax deduction receipt. It should still be legitimately worth, say, $40 or even $50.

If you have a workshop or a garage...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12,674
Views: 2,154,651
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by Silver Phoenix...

Quote:Originally Posted by Silver Phoenix http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19022796)

Maybe you did something with the VIERA Link to cause it to...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   08-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SD_GR
Those are valid points IMO; at the point where...

Those are valid points IMO; at the point where every device sold has the feature as standard it'll make little difference who specifically choses to adopt it as everyone will have it by default. The...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-09-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,364
Posted By SD_GR
I wonder if it's your network connection speed...

I wonder if it's your network connection speed that's making the difference, assuming the computer has a larger buffer to work with.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-09-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,497
Posted By SD_GR
Yes some of the B flicks of yesteryear were made...

Yes some of the B flicks of yesteryear were made on a shoestring budget or at least look as if they were, and it does drag them down. DOTD is an exception. There, the "look" just adds "grit" to the...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   08-09-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by richard plumb...

Quote:Originally Posted by richard plumb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19022751)

If people would simply stop using the glasses as a statement...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12,674
Views: 2,154,651
Posted By SD_GR
I have a Samsung BR player connected via HDMI....

I have a Samsung BR player connected via HDMI. Whenever the player is on, the TV switches to that input. Is there a way to prevent this? Also, when I switch away from the HDMI input, the player...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   08-08-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by Lee Stewart...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lee Stewart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19021496)

Millions of people go to theaters to see 3D movies where they...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   08-08-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SD_GR
Quote:Originally Posted by pmalter0...

Quote:Originally Posted by pmalter0 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19021328)

That may depend on how old you are. IMO, if you are older than 30,...
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