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Well, we have 4 people and 3 DVRs. However, there are shows that we don't "want" to watch except in certain locations (e.g., I wouldn't record some shows in the kids' den, nor would I want them to record Simpsons in my bedroom).Usually we're 50-75 full, but I had to clear up space and still couldn't be comfortable that everything would record when we went on vacation for two weeks. Double the space and I would have been comfortable.We were gone for the beginning of the...
I just brought home an S300 yesterday. I don't have much to say, but I wanted to be added to the (informal) counts of problem/no problem players. I (obviously) haven't used it much yet, bit I am DELIGHTED with the PQ. Awesome. So good that my 11 year-old mentioned it (and he's no videophile).
Kevin, I have to respectfully disagree. 98.2% isn't very good, especially for someone with lots of feedback. In addition to the negatives that are reflected in the 1.8% of buyers who are unhappy are many neutral feedback (not a good thing, most of the time) and a high number of "mutually withdrawn feedback" (which sometimes is indicative of a seller finally making good after a negative, sometimes something else). I'm an eBay seller myself, with 4000+ feedback, and 99.8%...
$70 shipping sounds like they used UPS (or DHL, FedEx, etc) Ground. I ship a lot, and use UPS most of the time, but for going to Hawaii and Alaska, nothing beats USPS Priority Mail (or maybe Airmail Parcel Post). USPS is also more forgiving about "oversized" parcels.
Mark, Thanks so much for the reassuring information. Now to go work on my wife :-)
I have a micro-perfed Stewart 110" 16:9 electric screen with the 130 material. I purchased it some years ago, right before GrayHawk and other similar materials became available. My Sony VPL-VW10 has significant moire with the screen material. First Question: Do you think that a VPL-VW50 (at 1080p) would have less moire effect than the VW10 (at 768p)? I just can't get a budget from my wife that allows replacing the screen material AND the projector. Second...
The amps are NOT built into the speaker. You can use ANY amplifier, it doesn't have to be a Linn amp, although Linn amps make it easy to add the crossovers into the amplifier. If you don't use a Linn amp, you need an enclosure with a power supply to house the crossover cards (Linn has one that I believe is called a Tunboks). The cost-per-channel of their 5-channel amplifier isn't crazy. As a satellite fan, I could craft a Linn system for a "reasonable" price. I haven't...
It is not a matter of whether the 'crossovers were changed pretty radically.' Passive versus active crossovers are apples and oranges; they're fundamentally different. I took a pair of Tukans and a 5120 center from passive (okay sounding) to bi-wired (perhaps marginally better, but I wouldn't pay for the difference) to active (a profound and non-subtle improvement (i.e., one that even my children could identify, not knowing that I'd made a change)). It does lead to the...
That makes sense. I wish it had been explained that clearly by the Comcast CSR I called; she just kept repeating "I know it's strange, but that's the way it is." Thanks for the explanation.
Not only that, in my area, they charge around $5 MORE for the 2nd through Nth DVRs. I don't recall the exact numbers and don't have a bill handy, but the first one costs me $12, and the additional ones cost me $17 per month. AFAIR, this is the only time I've paid more, per piece, for being a high-quantity consumer.
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