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Official DVD ETC. review request thread -- request equipment reviews here!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    DVD ETC. has requested we start this thread
    so that you may offer suggetions as to equipment
    you would like to see reviewed in upcoming issues.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Well-Known Member

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    I have one for you:

    Why not do a combination feature story and review that focuses on a pertinent issue: Is it wise to buy a non-ATSC television, direct-view or rear-projection, at all in this era of technological transition? Then, as a sidebar to the story, or as a companion piece, do a roundup-style review of some of the better-respected "analog"-only sets on the market (Toshiba's oft-praised direct-view models, the non-ATSC "flatscreen" TVs by Sony and JVC, etc.).
     
  3. DanaA

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    I'd really love to see a review of one of the new Rocket home theater packages. ;)
     
  4. David CI

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    HTPC audio and video cards. For audio cards, ones that connect to a receiver would be best (not internal receivers on the PC which output to speakers for games etc)

    HTPC DVD players and software.

    Power conditioners under 500 Cnd.

    Uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), again under 500 Cdn.
     
  5. Ken Smith

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    If Denon would let you review a 3800 dvd player that would be great. I doubt if you would do it though because of the lockup/freeze issue. Although Denon is working on the problem, I'm not holding my breath.I have yet to see a review of this player so any experts advice would be welcome.
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

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    B&K Ref 50
    New Onkyo, Integra, & Yamaha universal DVD players (chroma bug, bass management, CD/SACD/DVD-A audio quality, etc)
    Velodyne HGS series II subs (HGS-12, HGS-15)
    Monster 7000 power conditioner

    Cheers!
     
  7. Charles M Berry

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    How about reviewing the Harman Kardon AVR 8000. That would be nice. Have some photos of the insides, it's just so damn sexy!
     
  8. Clint Walker

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    :f Sorry for not responding sooner:f
    We're in the middle of shipping and I'm just coming up for air. Excellent suggestions here. Denon will not loan us a 3800 and knowing the lock up freeze issue exists, I can't see anyone getting too excited about it in a review. Though, we do have our feelers out for a superior replacement. I'm hoping it will arrive in time to squeeze it into March...if not April. Monster 7000 power conditioner will run in March--don't miss this one. We're at one of those weird times when companies are going thru model changes so they don't want to send us anything because it won't appear until March or early Spring. We are working on a subwoofer special. I am personally reviewing over 30 subwoofers and it will have a subwoofer buyers guide--cool for you, bad for your neighbors. :) I've got some other products in the pipeline but I can't let everything out of the bag...just wanted you to know we're listening. -Thank you!
     
  9. Norm Lalonde

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    How about a review of the new NAD Electronics receivers. The T752, T762 and the T772.

    I'm mostly interested in the T762 as that will most likely be my next receiver.

    Thank you.
     
  10. Clint Walker

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    We have the NAD T752 review running in our Jan issue--on newsstands Dec 30.
     
  11. ManojM

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    We have requested the Philips 963 for review.
     
  12. Kevin C Brown

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    I think's it's cool that you let us know what reviews are coming... :)
     
  13. Norm Lalonde

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    Thank you, Clint, I appreciate it and am looking forward to it.
     
  14. Gary Thomas

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    Will SVS and HSU be included in the subwoofer reviews?
     
  15. Clint Walker

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    So far HSU will be, but I have not heard back from SVS.
     
  16. jerry davis

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    How about a review of the Yamaha RX-V630.
     
  17. Ken Smith

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    Clint,

    Denon has just announced a fix for their 3800 dvd player, regarding the lockups /skipping. This month, and more in Jan. people can send their players in for a fix. They say the fault lies with the laser pickup assy.
    Maybe after all is said and done then you could review it?

    For more info on this see the special thread on avforum.com.
     
  18. ManojM

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    We are supposed to be getting in the Onkyo universal player for review.
     
  19. Hugh

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    How about some face-offs?


    1) Pre-amps -
    B&K Ref 50 vs. Anthem AVN20 (plus any others in same range).


    2) Amps -
    Multichannel amplifier face-off ... B&K, Anthem, Nad, Parasound, Rotel, Sherbourn, Outlaw, etc.


    3) Receivers -
    B&K AVR 507 vs. Denon 5903 vs. Pioneer 49TXi vs. Sunfire Ultimate (plus any others in same range).
     
  20. DanaA

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    Although it might not be feasible, I'd love to see face-off's like those suggested by Hugh. And, he definitely has some good products that would be exciting to see come head to head.
     

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