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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-11-2012, 09:15 AM
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Views: 864
Posted By mobocracy
I've been drooling over the 70" Sharp LCD that...

I've been drooling over the 70" Sharp LCD that you see every time you walk into any of the Costco stores in the Twin Cities Area.

She Who Must Be Obeyed has finally green-lighted the upgrade from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By mobocracy
In regard to the optical out option, I thought I...

In regard to the optical out option, I thought I tried that on my Pioneer VSX-1121 but didn't get any signal, although maybe I wasn't using it with an optical input at the time. Like the thread...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By mobocracy
The manual is a little thin and vague on some of...

The manual is a little thin and vague on some of the connection options and limitations. I did pretty much give up on Zone 2 being usable for that, but what about the pre-amp outputs?

Do those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-06-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By mobocracy
I recently bought a Pioneer VSX-1121-K. Great...

I recently bought a Pioneer VSX-1121-K. Great price, and as a iPhone/iPad user, I love the home media integration and the iPhone remote control app.

One thing I can't figure out, though, is the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-22-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 242,565
Posted By mobocracy
Quote:Originally Posted by IAM4UK...

Quote:Originally Posted by IAM4UK http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I've been getting so many un-playable disks from Netflix lately! It seems...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 242,565
Posted By mobocracy
Quote:Originally Posted by oxothuk...

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

I really doubt it.

First of all, they don't keep inventory at the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 242,565
Posted By mobocracy
Quote:Originally Posted by 704set...

Quote:Originally Posted by 704set http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I think you can safely assume the DVD was shipped from the center that is...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 242,565
Posted By mobocracy
Quote:Originally Posted by RockDawg...

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

How would you possibly know where a movie shipped from?


You wouldn't...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 242,565
Posted By mobocracy
I'm a new Netflix subscriber, still in my 2-week...

I'm a new Netflix subscriber, still in my 2-week window. I started out as a 2-unlimited subscriber but when I realized that my schedule plus their shipping restricted to M-F risked me to only having...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-03-2005, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by jpurkey It takes...

Quote:
Originally posted by jpurkey
It takes longer to finalize short discs on my E75 than long ones. Not anywhere close to to 15 minutes, but about 4-5 minutes for a DVD-R containing 10 minutes...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-03-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By mobocracy
Since I don't have a DVD-RAM drive in my PC, I...

Since I don't have a DVD-RAM drive in my PC, I usually transfer video to my PC on DVD-R media (I do this so little that the marginal cost of a -RAM capable deck is more than a few throwaway -R...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-11-2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,206
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by doxtorRay ...

Quote:
Originally posted by doxtorRay
HoustonGuy:
Did you get it yet? How did it work out?
No, he was too busy recording all the football games in HD to XP DVDs.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-06-2004, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by JeffWld Read the...

Quote:
Originally posted by JeffWld
Read the press release carefully. The 920H and the 720H are being touted as high definition recorders: From the press release:

"It allows the high-definition...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-29-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by bfdtv Yes,...

Quote:
Originally posted by bfdtv
Yes, Scientific Atlanta plans to use SATA for storage expansion. The software doesn't yet support external SATA drives, but the 8300 does have the connector,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-28-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by bfdtv When...

Quote:
Originally posted by bfdtv
When consumer grade Blu-ray and HD-DVD recorders do become available, they'll undoubtedly use Firewire and/or SATA to connect to those interfaces on cable boxes....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-28-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by Steve McDonald ...

Quote:
Originally posted by Steve McDonald
Houston Guy, the only thing that's standing between those in North America and blue-laser HDTV recording right now, is some foolish movie studios, that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-07-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By mobocracy
Who really makes them? What's the manufacturer...

Who really makes them? What's the manufacturer code from something like Nero's Info tool?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-07-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By mobocracy
My Panasonic E80 has the same kind of readout,...

My Panasonic E80 has the same kind of readout, and it differs dramatically from yours. I seldom see commercial DVDs of any kind peaking out at more than 7Mbps, typically they hover in the 4-6 range....
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-07-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By mobocracy
I'll buy into the idea that Blu-Ray is for real...

I'll buy into the idea that Blu-Ray is for real and we'll see consumer blu-ray stuff in the future. The consortium's too big and there's too much real stuff out there for it to be just a Sony PR...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by Terminator_SD It...

Quote:
Originally posted by Terminator_SD
It definitely depends on the cable/satellite box. The Hughes HTL-HD on DirecTV does output anamorphic widescreen on the 480i downconverted output when I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by Bizkymo Can the...

Quote:
Originally posted by Bizkymo
Can the Panasonic E85 record widescreen video? I tried to record the summer olympics in HD but the recorded video came out in pan and scan instead of the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-30-2004, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,861
Posted By mobocracy
Quote: Originally posted by dsmith901 Sorry,...

Quote:
Originally posted by dsmith901
Sorry, but the "Holy Grail" for me will be an affordable HD-DVD or Blu-Ray recorder and HDTV-HDD.
Hidef, CableCARD, and support for both DVD and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-24-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mobocracy
The ideal unit would be: A basic hard disk...

The ideal unit would be:

A basic hard disk recorder with a single CableCARD capable tuner.

However, it would have:

Firewire/USB2 for attaching a burner of your choosing -- allows for...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-24-2004, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,767
Posted By mobocracy
The GWIII had problems when it was new, but to...

The GWIII had problems when it was new, but to my knowledge they've been mastered. My first GWIII went back due to bulb failure, and I was lucky enough to find a replacement right away that hasn't...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-23-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By mobocracy
The LF-M621U appears to be $250, too, which...

The LF-M621U appears to be $250, too, which makes it far cheaper to just burn -Rs and throw them away when done.
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