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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By ndskurfer
From my past experience, I can not recommend...

From my past experience, I can not recommend Onkyo due to hdmi failures, and their buggy nr414-nr616 models that they failed to fix, yet continued to sell, for over 6 months after release. Onkyo and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By ndskurfer
You don't need to match RMS for the speaker to...

You don't need to match RMS for the speaker to the receiver. Most of those measurements are inconsistent in how they are measured anyways. My understanding is that it is better to have a larger...
Forum: Accessories   08-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By ndskurfer
how much would you be willing to sell the xbone...

how much would you be willing to sell the xbone face and shelf for?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By ndskurfer
Newbie_guy, give JD a call, he can get you a...

Newbie_guy, give JD a call, he can get you a better deal than that with a full warranty. Just got mine JD, thanks!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,285
Posted By ndskurfer
Makes me wonder if my old NR807 would be covered...

Makes me wonder if my old NR807 would be covered now... After I was getting nowhere with Onkyo in my claim that was just out of warranty, I sold the receiver for parts at a huge loss. Seeing this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,708
Views: 649,841
Posted By ndskurfer
Thanks for your quick response. No concerns on...

Thanks for your quick response. No concerns on power on higher impact scenes with the x4000 if running at -10db to -15db for movies? The other specs I'm ok with. The 4-ohm at reference claim for...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 273,756
Posted By ndskurfer
I still haven't found a good solution. Anybody...

I still haven't found a good solution. Anybody know if Sony has discrete remote codes for aspect ratios?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8,708
Views: 649,841
Posted By ndskurfer
I'm thinking of simplifying my processor end of...

I'm thinking of simplifying my processor end of the system by going from separates to a receiver. Any shortfalls in moving from an Outlaw 7500 amp (emotiva umc-200 processor) to a X4000 receiver and...
Forum: Audio Gear   08-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By ndskurfer
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ndskurfer
Sorry for the late reply, just seeing this. I...

Sorry for the late reply, just seeing this. I wouldn't connect both speakers directly to the amp. You could put in a speaker selector box that would ohm match the speakers. They are also very...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 273,756
Posted By ndskurfer
Question for those that use an anamorphic lens - ...

Question for those that use an anamorphic lens -

Do you know if you can get discrete aspect ratio codes on a harmony remote? I would rather not cycle through all of the aspect ratios. It is a...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   07-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,268
Posted By ndskurfer
Sorry for the late response to all, I just got...

Sorry for the late response to all, I just got home from my extended vacation in the Twin Cities.

Thanks Luke for hosting! And Dustin for helping with the coordinating! I had a lot of fun and...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 112,129
Posted By ndskurfer
It's a long long story. Long story short, I...

It's a long long story. Long story short, I submitted a claim in November, tech has been at our house 3 times (to confirm prior notes per montage). Montage has been hoping I would just go away I...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 112,129
Posted By ndskurfer
If you can avoid going through a warranty claim...

If you can avoid going through a warranty claim and try to fix it yourself you will keep a bit of sanity.

Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ndskurfer
To add, I own the amp JD references above as...

To add, I own the amp JD references above as well. I used that to power Zone 3 from the same receiver in my prior home, which ran to 2 patio speakers. That was wired via analog connections as JD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ndskurfer
Can't get smaller than this with wireless...

Can't get smaller than this with wireless capability:
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/OAWA3.html

I used this to power 1 pair, the source was Zone 2 of my family room processor in my previous...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 980,459
Posted By ndskurfer
Run an optical cable from the TV into the AV7005....

Run an optical cable from the TV into the AV7005. Make sure that your input on your AV7005 is assigned to the optical in from the TV.

I'm doing that with my Marantz Receiver, which also has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
Definitely agree, at the 1k price point and even...

Definitely agree, at the 1k price point and even at the 2k price point. Problem is, many are limited by budget. Also agree the importance of speakers over other components.

So that brings a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
Fair enough, but to my point above, shouldn't we...

Fair enough, but to my point above, shouldn't we be reviewing receivers and separates as it relates to the same budget? I understand that cost of separates can escalate quickly. Something to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
Personal attack, I get it. Although I have the...

Personal attack, I get it. Although I have the means, I don't see the value :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
Ha, wow, this thread went downhill overnight. ...

Ha, wow, this thread went downhill overnight.

I'll restate my take with some clarification on the pros to both sides. Cons have already been discussed heavily, but with some extreme examples of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By ndskurfer
No, this would likely not be caused by guage...

No, this would likely not be caused by guage changes. Although, I would check your connections to ensure that there are no crossed wires. The increased number of splices increase the probability...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
Great discussion on whether or not separates are...

Great discussion on whether or not separates are worth it or not.

The discussions on "high end" cables should stay out of this thread in my opinion. Too many topics on that else where,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-16-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,349
Posted By ndskurfer
Awesome Luke! just found this thread. Looking...

Awesome Luke! just found this thread. Looking forward to see all of the changes on the 26th.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 9,784
Posted By ndskurfer
For me, I wouldn't have gone the separates route...

For me, I wouldn't have gone the separates route if I was starting over again.

I found a great deal on a used Outlaw 7500 a few years back, so I jumped on it. Because of cost, I had bounced...
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