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Besides the weekend of the first weekend of July, the rest looks pretty darn good...
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Beautiful looking speakers. I'm definitely up for a meet before the end of July.

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I'm working on a build piece for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity.com that will should be going up soon documenting some of this history of my theater. There will be some high res pictures soon

Do we want to pick a date? Saturday night again? July is actually more crowded than I had though...7/17 is open
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Since we last met I built a new HTPC with Win 7 Media Center for my room (full HD audio finally) and decked out my home office with a modest 5.1 surround sound system.

My room is not all that exciting for a meet yet as I'm still running the old Panny AE-900U but eventually I'll upgrade.

A few loose cables in this pic but you get the idea.




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Since we last met I built a new HTPC with Win 7 Media Center for my room (full HD audio finally) and decked out my home office with a modest 5.1 surround sound system.

My room is not all that exciting for a meet yet as I'm still running the old Panny AE-900U but eventually I'll upgrade.

A few loose cables in this pic but you get the idea.



http://1uipkg.bay.livefilestore.com/...002.JPG?psid=1

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Sorry about that post. I ended up editing it and inserting smaller pictures.

Maybe you can edit your response vigga and get rid of that huge picture...... although I guess it doesn't matter.

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Nice speakers. I would love to hear them. We could do a small group at my place (ignore the projection TV my brother in law has yet to pick up); do you think it would be too much to have a few people over to see the new VidoEQ get integrated?

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After an initial software hiccup, the VideoEQ is in, and the RS-15 looks great, Thanks Vigga.

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After an initial software hiccup, the VideoEQ is in, and the RS-15 looks great, Thanks Vigga.

It took us longer to figure out that the unit needed new firmware (and how to do it) than it did for us to calibrate. Picture looked great.

Wayne and I think its time for another meet-up. We could do smaller at my house some this month - the weekend of 8/28 works. Otherwise we'll have to look towards September. Anyone?
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Out of curiosity is the VideoEQ unit a pro unit or the standard unit?

8/28 sounds good for a meetup.

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The basic for two reasons, it was for sale in my price range, and since my pre pro handles video switching and has good video processing, one group of settings seemed OK, besides, the source for most of my viewing is the BDP 83 anyway. I can't be certain I could make a meet that Saturday night 8/28, but I could try.

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Warren -
Do you want to send an email out to the list to gauge interest?
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I'm definitely game for another meet. I might have to drop in a little late on the 28th but otherwise it works fine.

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Do you want to send an email out to the list to gauge interest?


Yes...will do today.
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Friday or Saturday night that week. (27th or 28th). Otherwise it'll be late September for my place.
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so we are on....thanks Mark.

BTW, my outlaw audio 7700 had 2 channels die - will be repaired under warranty, but in the meantime, hooked up a 60x6 rotel 1066 (i think that's the model) and back is business, just not as clean :-)

Maybe will be 3-5 weeks for repairs..

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The meet on October 9th was a success. Thanks to everyone who came. We hoping to meet again in early December.

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Maybe I can come check the next one out.....

Started a southeastern NC Group/Club if you will, but anyone driving distance jump onboard I want to check out what everyone in the area is doing out there...

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It's been about 10 months since we last had a meet but it certainly would be fun to do another one before year's end. Anyone in the area still on this thread?

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Still around and would be fun to do another meetup.

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Hi guys
Been on hiatus from the boards and forums for a while, but gearing back up (bad pun). I'm focusing on getting the theater room finished/tweaked. Would be willing to host a meet sometime in the next month or two if there's interest. I'm in the southern Wake area.
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I was just thinking about a meetup yesterday. It would be nice as it's probably been a year or so since the last one.

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The Southeastern group is also talking one, so depending on interest level and logistics, might make sense to combine (?)
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Somebody say HT meet?
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The Southeastern group is also talking one, so depending on interest level and logistics, might make sense to combine (?)

That might be a good idea. We were on a roll for a while, however, it seems like we hit most everyone who was willing to host and then it tailed off.

It was really nice to get to see new and different things, however, since most people do not rotate equipment that frequently, that is perhaps when it became less interesting.

One thing to think about is to perhaps plan on watching a movie or at least several clips of new movies along with food and drink.

Personally, I don't get enough opportunities to really watch something that really shows off the equipment. These meetups are a good excuse to do that.

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I am also interested>2 HRS drive SE of Raleigh.
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That might be a good idea. We were on a roll for a while, however, it seems like we hit most everyone who was willing to host and then it tailed off.

It was really nice to get to see new and different things, however, since most people do not rotate equipment that frequently, that is perhaps when it became less interesting.

One thing to think about is to perhaps plan on watching a movie or at least several clips of new movies along with food and drink.

Personally, I don't get enough opportunities to really watch something that really shows off the equipment. These meetups are a good excuse to do that.

W

Warren et al,
Yes, for gearheads the "HT" meet has always seemed more problematic than an "audio" meet. In the latter, people upgrade more frequently, and its easy to schlep over lots of extra equipment to try/compare. Also, playing music lends itself to quick hits much more than video does. The entirety of the media selection is 3 or 4 minutes not 2 hours, lights are on and seems more participative and communal and less isolated than watching movies or even clips therefrom. So for both gear and media, its more difficult to pull off, and more difficult to sustain interest.

Since our time is relatively short and so much of the experience is social, its hard to think about watching a full-length movie. Plus you are never going to have one that everyone is enthusiastic about, and/or hasn't already seen and doesn't particularly care to watch again.

Maybe your idea of people bringing 'clips' is a good one. Concert viedeos are easy to excerpt. Or we could have 'themes' or facets to illustrate each time - black levels, color saturation, subtle surround effects, action/explosion/LF workout, ???

Or I'm just overthinking it, and we need to eat and drink more
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First major question ... in general is Saturday afternoon, Saturday late afternoon/early evening, or Sunday afternoon a better or worse day/time for anyone/everyone? We may be pulling from a wider geography, and routine family and work commitments are what they are, so is there a clear majority opinion?

I started a Doodle poll here. I had to pick dates to do it, BUT THESE HAVE NO MEANING OTHER THAN DEFINING SATURDAY VS SUNDAY ... THESE ARE NOT PROSPECTIVE ACTUAL DATES. If you show up at my house those dates you will be lonely, eaten by my dogs, or pressed into indentured servitude.

I believe the poll will let you pick all dates/times that are OK, so you can either put in preference, or use it to indicate (by omission) those that don't generally work for you.

http://www.doodle.com/zt227qe3y65vgutf
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