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I recently shopped around for a 3.0 system (2 bookshelfs and a center) that needed to be set up very close to the back wall of my space, so I limited my search to front-ported or acoustic suspension speakers. Ultimately I settled on the NHT Classic Three bookshelf with the TwoC center. They're an acoustic suspension design, so no ports. I found that while KEF's bookshelf speakers are front-ported, their centers (at least the ones I was looking at) have the ports in the...
Thanks all for your help both in this thread and in many, many others I read while trying to come to a decision. I ultimately had my eye on a pair of NHT Classic Threes and the TwoC center channel; the acoustic suspension design means I can put them very close to my wall, the size is just big enough to accommodate a 6.5 woofer (so I may not need a sub) and I've heard NHT's in the past (not these exact ones) and been impressed. NHT's Black Friday sale sealed the deal, and...
Thanks, I'll probably hold off on the sub initially, adding it later if I feel bass is lacking (and after the bank account recovers). I like how the Focals keep the speaker grille off the tweeters, some reviews I've read of the Classic Threes note that the grille on them interferes with their high frequencies a little and that they sound better with the grille off. Not sure I'm into the "sharp" look of the Focals.
Do you think I'd need to add a sub if I were to go with the Classic Twos or Classic Threes with the TwoC center? It looks like I may be able to up the budget a bit, though the Threes may be pushing my size limits.
Thanks, I hadn't thought of it till I saw the HTD Level 3s, but I guess I need to think about getting a speaker with the port in the front, I'm not going to have much space behind the speakers. I kept coming across the EMPs in my search mainly because they're having a nice sale on a full 5.1 set, but I don't think I'll be doing surround speakers in this setup.
Hi all: I've had a decent 3.0 setup for quite a few years now: a pair Mirage OM-8s and an OM-C3 center. I've now rearranged my house a bit and have moved the TV area to a smaller space, and the OM-8s are just too big for it (really they were too big for the space they were in previously, but now it's like they're in Lilliput). Also, since I got the OM-8s I've moved into a row house in a city which shares walls with neighbors on both sides, so I don't really want or need...
Hi all: I'm in South Philly and am thinking of dumping my comcast TV+DVR service and just keeping the internet service, and just watching whatever channels Comcast broadcasts in the clear using my TV's QAM tuner. I have read quite a few pages of this thread and I think I'm getting confused between channels broadcast 'in the clear' (meaning channels that you can get with no Comcast subscription at all just by plugging a QAM tuner into the cable jack) and channels...
You will need to set up your DVD player to display in 16:9 format as opposed to 4:3, but yes, that's how it will work. The TV should scale it to fill the screen. Casino Royale won't quite fill it up, though, it was shot in a slightly wider aspect ratio and you will have very slender black bars at the top and bottom.
It matches mine. I used the monitor with two different video cards, GeForce 3 series and GeForce 6800 Ultra, and I got sparklies with both on HDMI. I didn't see any on DVI1 or DVI2.Unless I'm mistaken, you actually need to upgrade the CPU. The video card won't help decompress an encoded 1080p video file, it can only help when the video is in a standard format that video cards have decoders to handle (MPEG/MPEG2, for example). If you're trying to watch a 1080p file encoded...
I went in to my local BB yesterday to get a price match on the 42 inch I bought 10 days ago, and he told me that their current, lower price (as of 9/13/2006) is only good until the end of the week. Of course, the price has come down almost monthly since this set came out, so you're probably still OK..
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