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


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#1 of 138 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 12 2002 - 04:31 AM

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.

 

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#2 of 138 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted November 12 2002 - 05:04 AM

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 of 138 OFFLINE   DanaA

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Posted November 13 2002 - 05:24 AM

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

#4 of 138 OFFLINE   David CI

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Posted November 13 2002 - 10:43 AM

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 of 138 OFFLINE   Ken Smith

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Posted November 14 2002 - 02:05 AM

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 of 138 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 14 2002 - 02:41 PM

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!
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#7 of 138 OFFLINE   Charles M Berry

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Posted November 18 2002 - 10:34 AM

How about reviewing the Harman Kardon AVR 8000. That would be nice. Have some photos of the insides, it's just so damn sexy!
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#8 of 138 OFFLINE   Clint Walker

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Posted November 18 2002 - 06:20 PM

: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!
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#9 of 138 OFFLINE   Norm Lalonde

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Posted November 19 2002 - 03:55 AM

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.
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#10 of 138 OFFLINE   Clint Walker

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Posted November 20 2002 - 07:10 AM

We have the NAD T752 review running in our Jan issue--on newsstands Dec 30.
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#11 of 138 OFFLINE   ManojM

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Posted November 20 2002 - 05:06 PM

We have requested the Philips 963 for review.
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#12 of 138 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 20 2002 - 05:49 PM

I think's it's cool that you let us know what reviews are coming... :)
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#13 of 138 OFFLINE   Norm Lalonde

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Posted November 20 2002 - 07:08 PM

Thank you, Clint, I appreciate it and am looking forward to it.
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#14 of 138 OFFLINE   Gary Thomas

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Posted November 22 2002 - 03:31 PM

Will SVS and HSU be included in the subwoofer reviews?

#15 of 138 OFFLINE   Clint Walker

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Posted November 23 2002 - 06:55 PM

So far HSU will be, but I have not heard back from SVS.
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#16 of 138 OFFLINE   jerry davis

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Posted December 05 2002 - 05:45 AM

How about a review of the Yamaha RX-V630.
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#17 of 138 OFFLINE   Ken Smith

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Posted December 05 2002 - 07:29 AM

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 of 138 OFFLINE   ManojM

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Posted December 08 2002 - 07:01 AM

We are supposed to be getting in the Onkyo universal player for review.
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#19 of 138 OFFLINE   Hugh

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Posted December 09 2002 - 01:28 PM

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 of 138 OFFLINE   DanaA

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Posted December 09 2002 - 02:39 PM

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.