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post #61 of 145
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Yeah I thought about going the storage book route and just storing all the cases but eh I kinda like the looks of the cases and it'd be far easier for someone to just snatch a case full of discs than have to grab each one off the shelf. Now that I'm on a steelbook tear I want to go for as many of those as I can.
post #62 of 145
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Just a quick update. Got some new half-height bookshelves from Ikea for my BDs. Much better than what I did with them before; i.e. all sitting on my dining room table. lol

Very nicely presented Phil. Btw did you have a good Xmas ? smile.gif
post #63 of 145
Was thinking about getting the reds. But the doa reports are eh. Might just go with greens since I just use jbod.
post #64 of 145
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Yeah I've heard both good and bad. I want to finally build a media server, just trying to figure out what I want. I'm probably going to do what my brother did and build a simple linux box.
post #65 of 145
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Very nicely presented Phil. Btw did you have a good Xmas ? smile.gif

Thanks, it's clean and easy which was the goal. Yes I did have a good Xmas. Jake got quite a few cool gifts and anything I can play with as well is a bonus lol. The leappad is pretty cool and is definitely the right choice for his age. It's chunky, simple, and hard to screw up. He loves it. I got a few BDs so I'm happy.
post #66 of 145
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Thanks, it's clean and easy which was the goal. Yes I did have a good Xmas. Jake got quite a few cool gifts and anything I can play with as well is a bonus lol. The leappad is pretty cool and is definitely the right choice for his age. It's chunky, simple, and hard to screw up. He loves it. I got a few BDs so I'm happy.

It's great when the kids get there toys that we can have some fun too biggrin.gif My son got lego so we had a ball building them together.
post #67 of 145
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I love legos. I could build..hell play with those things all day. If you want to be amazed just go to youtube and look at what some people build with them. Pretty amazing.
post #68 of 145
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I love legos. I could build..hell play with those things all day. If you want to be amazed just go to youtube and look at what some people build with them. Pretty amazing.

Yeah me and my son visit 'The Brick Show ' every day to see the lego review. But we have collected a bit here some photos











And my favourite



The deathstar took me 3 days ( 8 hours per day ) I nearly gave up on lego after building that.
post #69 of 145
Those are Pure Awesomeness! That's a remarkable job on all of those. I have always loved Legos, but patience is a virtue that i've been unsuccessfully pursuing for quite some time. In my younger days, I would spend days building castles and buildings out of myriad lego blocks. My parents thought I was going to become an engineer...they were close, but nottttt quite. I still love "watching" Lego builds on youtube from time to time though cool.gif

No boy's childhood is complete without Legos, just as no girl's childhood is complete without Barbie.
post #70 of 145
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Wow man that's awesome! I like the Batman sets, those are probably worth some money now.
post #71 of 145
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Those are Pure Awesomeness! That's a remarkable job on all of those. I have always loved Legos, but patience is a virtue that i've been unsuccessfully pursuing for quite some time. In my younger days, I would spend days building castles and buildings out of myriad lego blocks. My parents thought I was going to become an engineer...they were close, but nottttt quite. I still love "watching" Lego builds on youtube from time to time though cool.gif
No boy's childhood is complete without Legos, just as no girl's childhood is complete without Barbie.


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Wow man that's awesome! I like the Batman sets, those are probably worth some money now.

Thanks guys me and my son really enjoy building them smile.gif
post #72 of 145
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I remember entering a few official Lego building contests back in the day when they used to travel to different malls and winnning 3rd in each. That was during my really intensive building days when I was all about Legos and Nintendo. I was I think 12 or so. I have pics somewhere and looking back I'm pretty impressed at what I did. I don't think you ever get too old for Legos.
post #73 of 145
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I remember entering a few official Lego building contests back in the day when they used to travel to different malls and winnning 3rd in each. That was during my really intensive building days when I was all about Legos and Nintendo. I was I think 12 or so. I have pics somewhere and looking back I'm pretty impressed at what I did. I don't think you ever get too old for Legos.

The good thing is about them they look cool esp the themed ones
post #74 of 145
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So thought I'd upload a few photos of the Leappad since I was talking so much about it. He sure likes it!





It has a nice rubberized case around it (and it's helped too since he's dropped it a dozen times already). Pretty cool learning games too. He loves it so far. The stylus seems at first to be somewhat counterproductive but it's works well. He's owned this for 3 days now and he's already pronouncing words better. Yay for technology that teaches! biggrin.gif
post #75 of 145
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So thought I'd upload a few photos of the Leappad since I was talking so much about it. He sure likes it!



It has a nice rubberized case around it (and it's helped too since he's dropped it a dozen times already). Pretty cool learning games too. He loves it so far. The stylus seems at first to be somewhat counterproductive but it's works well. He's owned this for 3 days now and he's already pronouncing words better. Yay for technology that teaches! biggrin.gif
Awesome Phil I wish we had them when we were kids.
post #76 of 145
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No kidding. About the closest I came when I was his age was the Speak and Spell.

post #77 of 145
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No kidding. About the closest I came when I was his age was the Speak and Spell.

Your lucky I didn't even have that.
post #78 of 145
Happy New Year PCWeber!!! That Speak and spell was cutting edge back in the day! LOL
post #79 of 145
Hey Phil Happy new year mate
post #80 of 145
Happy New Years Phil. May you have a more prosperous 2013 so you can finally move out of that "Van down by the river" biggrin.gif
post #81 of 145
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Thanks guys. The van is getting a bit crowded! biggrin.gif
post #82 of 145
Happy New Year to you too pcweber!! All the best to you in 2013! smile.gif
post #83 of 145
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Hey Brolic I know you're getting into steelbooks now so I though I'd share. I bought The Bourne Trilogy at Target in steelbook form. Pretty cool if I must say so:

Front

Back


edit I think I'm in full-on steelbook collector mode now. Great, something else to spend money on. Speaking of, I got something new for the HT today...

/tease
Edited by pcweber111 - 1/12/13 at 10:02pm
post #84 of 145
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Hey Brolic I know you're getting into steelbooks now so I though I'd share. I bought The Bourne Trilogy at Target in steelbook form. Pretty cool if I must say so:

Front

Back


edit I think I'm in full-on steelbook collector mode now. Great, something else to spend money on. Speaking of, I got something new for the HT today...

/tease

Nice! Each time I see one of these, it makes me consider re-purchasing movies I already own, just to own the steelbook. I do wonder, what was your "something new" purchased for your theater? New gear excites me!
post #85 of 145
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Nothing really too much, just decided to upgrade to bi-amping from the receiever to see if I notice a difference from the old bi-wire I've done up until now. So far so good. Bass seems a bit tighter but really the mid and highs are more pronounced. Less muddiness in mid-bass from the speaker and a much lower noise floor. I like it and once I decide to move back into separate amps I'm probably going to look into stereo amps to keep it up. Even for a mid-range receiver though I'm pleasantly surprised at the differences.




Also, I decided to get another subwoofer. I had the chance recently to trial the new SVS PB-1000. As I'm going to be in apts. for awhile I didn't want to get into larger subs so this was a good choice. Better than some Klipsch subs I've been looking at in comparison. It's definitely entry range but for me at the moment that's not such a bad thing. It's a 10" with a 300 watt amp and while it doesn't hit as hard as my old Velodyne did it's a bit faster with music and frankly for me does the trick right now. The fit and finish are definitely nice and it's pretty solid if a bit light by large box standards. I haven't run Audyssey yet but from the few days I've had it I'm pretty impressed. Anyway here's some pics:





edit Sorry for the angle of the pics, forgot to take them before I put the sub in place. tongue.gif
Edited by pcweber111 - 1/14/13 at 8:13pm
post #86 of 145
Congrats on the new sub! Any SVS is pretty amazing, they are great subs! Did you buy it through their website?
post #87 of 145
Congratulations on your Sub Phil, Its a very nice subwoofer.
post #88 of 145
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Thanks guys. Yeah I bought it online from them.
post #89 of 145
Congrats! As a former SVS owner, I can attest to how well they are made, as well as how great they sound! Great choice!
post #90 of 145
Congrats on your new sub, PC.cool.gif
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