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Old 03-26-2008, 09:29 PM   #91
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BOSE = Buy Other Sound Equipment

BOSE spend more money on marketing that all the other speaker companies combined each year...and it seems to work for them because most casual people think BOSE is high end stuff, when nothing could be further from the truth.
No highs, no lows -- must be Bose!
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    I'll use that site to get the HDMI, looks good!


    I got the SR 800 - 7.1, 1 HDMI out, 2 in. two digital in's, 1 optical in.



    The one I bought at first accidentally had the next step down in the box, without the HDMI plugs, and 3 opticals and 1 digital. It was just packaged incorrectly.


    I'm taking the video component right now, but I will switch to HDMI very soon.
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    Better Of with Something Else?
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    Old 03-27-2008, 08:30 AM   #94
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    Is Pioneer a good brand for a DVD player, preferably one which can play DivX?
    Absolutely, Pioneer's equipment is excellent.
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    Old 03-27-2008, 10:58 AM   #95
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    Absolutely, Pioneer's equipment is excellent.
    Your mom's equipment is excellent!

    Haaaaaaaaaaayoooooooooooooo!!!!!
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    Old 04-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #96
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    look at working towards a new TV to take to school next year, what can you guys suggest for around 3 grand? of course the bigger the better.

    here's one that's been suggested to me before

    http://www.lcdtvs.com/product.html?p...=PANTH50PZ700U
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    Old 04-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #97
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    ^ Can't argue with that one.

    Panasonic Plasmas are the tits.
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    Old 04-21-2008, 10:37 PM   #98
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    I've got my HDMI's sitting in front of me right now, ready to hook em up. That'll officially make me set up completely with my TV/surround.
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    Old 05-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #99
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    Is this an accurate list of the best HDTV's out there?

    http://reviews.cnet.com/best-hdtvs-overall/

    I want to decide what to get so I can set a savings goal for this summer.
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    Old 05-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #100
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    I will be able to contribute to this thread one day.




    One day.
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:23 PM   #101
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    Ordered a 46 inch Panasonic Plasma this past weekend, arrives Friday morning.

    Can't wait
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #102
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    Ordered a 46 inch Panasonic Plasma this past weekend, arrives Friday morning.

    Can't wait
    Sweeeeeet.

    They come in 46" now?
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:27 PM   #103
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    What's the best HDTV audio accompaniment that I could get for less than 200?
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:31 PM   #104
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    What's the best HDTV audio accompaniment that I could get for less than 200?
    Not a lot to work with for under 200, but if I had to pick one, I would say this.

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-...oductDetail.do

    Good amount of power, decent little receiver, iPod dock.

    You'll get a few years out of it at least. It ain't bad. I had a version from a few years ago as my first home theater, and they've made improvements since then, such as more power and the ipod dock, etc.

    You can maybe catch it on sale for 180 or so if you're lucky.
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:34 PM   #105
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    Sweeeeeet.

    They come in 46" now?
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Vier...9691988&sr=8-3
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    Old 05-01-2008, 09:36 PM   #106
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    ^ Cool.

    I think that might be the perfect size. I've been thinking 42 would be too small, but I don't quite wanna go up to 50.

    Not that I'm buying one anytime soon. But thats cool to know.
    I just got a 32" samsung like a year and a half ago, and wont get a bigger one for a while.
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    Old 05-02-2008, 12:24 AM   #107
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    I plan on getting the 50'' version by summer's end.

    w00t
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    Old 05-02-2008, 12:36 AM   #108
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    Beginning to save up so I can finally buy a blu-ray player and get 7.1 going.

    Not thrilled with a lot of the blu-ray players that I've been checking out. This may be where I'm headed: http://www.blu-ray.com/players/players.php?id=37

    Not sure yet though.
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    Old 05-02-2008, 12:41 AM   #109
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    Which model did you get? The Onkyo's from the TX-SR605 and up are all excellent
    Glad to hear that. I was checking out the SR705 on Crutchfield the other day...it's tempting.

    I've seen you on a lot of the home theatre forums that I lurk at. I see the avatar and say "hey it's doby."
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    Is this an accurate list of the best HDTV's out there?
    http://reviews.cnet.com/best-hdtvs-overall/
    I want to decide what to get so I can set a savings goal for this summer.
    There are some good ones in there, but basically when it comes to movies you cannot beat plasma. THe PDP-5010FD from Pioneer is better than their 5080.

    The -800 series from Panasonic which are filtering out now are excellent.

    I'd use places like www.hometheatermag.com, www.soundandvisionmag.com, www.stereophile.com, www.hdguru.com, etc., to get proper reviews. Cnet have their opinions, but I don't see them ever doing real tests on the units to check for 3:2 cadence, deinterlacing, full 1080p bandwidth, etc. All of these things should be of growing interest to people now that we have true 1080p sources on Blu-ray.
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    May I say, that's an excellent choice you've made!


    Here's some recent and revealing articles on plasma.
    The first one is a shoot-out between the new LED-based LCD set from Samsung and a Pioneer plasma. The LED with “smart dimming” certainly leaves most of its LCD competitors in the dust, but when put up against a good plasma, it’s game over for the LED.

    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/fea...-round-ii.html

    The second article is a bigger shoot-out between LCD, LCos, plasma and DLP. There are seven sets tested altogether.

    http://www.hometheatermag.com/lcds/208hdface/

    These are the seven sets tested:

    Samsung HL-T6187S LED DLP RPTV
    Sharp LC-52D64U LCD HDTV
    JVC LT-47X898 LCD HDTV
    Mitsubishi WD-57833 DLP RPTV
    Sony KDS-60A3000 SXRD HDTV
    Panasonic TH-50PZ750 Plasma HDTV
    Pioneer PDP-5080HD Plasma HDTV


    Now the Pioneer won this match-up, but it was both the Pioneer and Panasonic plasmas that were rated as being in a league of their own over the other sets. You can read all the opinions on the last page of the article. Here are some highlights:

    But there was no doubt about it—plasma is king.
    ~David Birch-Jones

    Deep blacks and a viewing angle that allows more than one viewer to watch are big sellers for me, which explains why I was drawn to both the Pioneer and the Panasonic. Go with either, and you'll be happy.
    ~John Higgins

    I kept going back and forth between the two plasmas: Pioneer and Panasonic. I knew they both looked the most natural and pleasing to me, with excellent blacks as well. I couldn't decide which I preferred.
    ~Maureen Jensen

    So the key strengths or plasma are; realism, blacks, motion resolution and colour accuracy. You may hear a lot that people with bright rooms or uncontrolled lighting will want to avoid plasma, but to quote one of the main reviewers of televisions from the HD Guru website:

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    So why are consumers passing on better performing plasma TVs and spending more money (per inch screen size) for poorer performing large screen LCDs? Because they produce brighter pictures and consumers mistakenly believe “brighter is better.” However, unless one lives in a retail showroom or has set up an ultra-bright, high ambient light viewing environment that mimics a showroom, the HD Guru™ cannot understand why anyone would pay more to buy a top-rated LCD set when a less expensive top-rated plasma set will outperform it while still providing up to three times more light output than necessary in any typical home environment.
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    Glad to hear that. I was checking out the SR705 on Crutchfield the other day...it's tempting.

    I've seen you on a lot of the home theatre forums that I lurk at. I see the avatar and say "hey it's doby."

    Yah I do enjoy all the HT stuff and audio and you'll find me in quite a few places, but most often the Blu-ray.com forums, AVS and Audioholics.

    Crutchfield have a cool area on their site called "Scratch and Dent" with some great savings.

    However I'd like to point out that the powerful Onkyo TX-SR805 is on Amazon right now for $671 with free shipping! It's THX Ultra2 certified and has a big jump up in reserve power over the 705.

    Either way you're getting a great receiver, but the extra $150 for the 805 would be money well spent!
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    Old 05-02-2008, 09:53 PM   #111
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    Pioneer Plasma 9G Kuro Information
    Model - available - US retail price

    Pioneer PDP 5020FD - June - $4,000

    Elite PRO 111FD - July - $5,000


    Pioneer PDP 6020FD - June - $5,500

    Elite PRO 151FD - late July - $6,500
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    Old 05-03-2008, 01:09 PM   #112
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    Panasonic - TH-50PZ700U $2200
    Panasonic - TH-50PZ800U $2700
    Pioneer PDP-5010FD $2900

    I cant decide.

    Any suggestions?
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    Old 05-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #113
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    damn.

    http://laser-tv.org/
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    Old 05-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #114
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/9318.html

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    I wanna see that in person.
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    Old 05-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #116
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    how are these for computer speakers?

    http://reviews.cnet.com/pc-speakers/...tag=prod.txt.1
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    Old 05-13-2008, 11:19 PM   #117
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    bump for my dead computer speakerz!
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    Not shabby at all, just steer clear of BOSE.

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    Old 05-28-2008, 01:58 PM   #119
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    Re: The Home Theater Thread

    question for my dad

    he's trying to run an extension from one computer speaker so he can listen to it in his bedroom. What would he need to do that?

    Now that I think about it, couldn't he just run a cable from the (old 80's) reciever into the computer's audio jack?
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    Old 05-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #120
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    i was in the singapore airport last week and they had a massive Panasonic on display. i didn't get a good look at it, and it was sitting in a pretty bright room, but looked cool. I think it was 103", the sign said something like the world's largest plasma tv. I don't think it would fit anywhere in my house.
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