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    Alternatives to Def Tech Mythos?

    Hello all: It's been years since I've needed to buy HT speakers. However, my wife and I are getting our first house and I'll need to upgrade, seeing as our new living room is very long and narrow and we must mount our LCD on the wall. This means that we must also mount our speakers on the...
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    Toshiba HD-A2 - $98.87 @ WalMart!

    I picked one up at 7:15 this morning. I'm going to sell my Xbox360 HD-DVD player for (hopefully) $100. Now I'll be at a wash money wise and be left with a better and quieter HD-DVD player + 5 free movies whenever Toshiba decides to mail them out. Good deal for me!!!
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    Vista Upgrade / Remote Control question.

    Thanks, I appreciate the help.
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    Vista Upgrade / Remote Control question.

    Right now we have a 'media computer' hooked up to our HDTV. This is not a Media Center Edition pc however. We're just running XP home. I am thinking of upgrading to Vista on just our media computer. I know that Vista is/has MCE. I know that MCE can work with a remote. Here's my question...
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    Video converting software?

    I have tried Windows Media Encoder and no matter what settings I tried, it still errored out on me. I'll try the Movie Maker next. Thanks for all of the advice.
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    Video converting software?

    I have a bunch of AVIs that I would like to convert to WMV format and was wondering what the best software was for such a task. They original AVIs are in 16:9 and I would like to keep it that way in WMV. The reason for conversion is that my Xbox360 is only recognizing WMV files (I have XP not...
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    Review: Creative Zen Vision:M

    On Saturday I found what I think was the only Vision:M in the state being sold at a brick and mortar store. I've been abusing it ever since. Here are my thoughts: The video playback and quaility are the best I've seen. A few of my coworkers have 5g ipods so I've seen many of them, and the...
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    Suggestions for video download sites...

    Not too against spending 'some' cash. If I could do the apple thing, I would spend a buck or two for an episode of a tv show... but I don't know of any other venue where I can do that. EDIT: or, if somebody can suggest a free conversion software to change the video format of apples stuff...
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    Suggestions for video download sites...

    I just purchased a Creative Zen Vision:M (wasn't easy to find one at a B&M!!). Anyways, I'm looking for video to show off the unit. The only kind it can't play or convert is Quicktime (so the apple stuff is out!). Are there any legal places on the web where I can download good quality video...
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    Why is beef jerky so expensive?

    Nothing beats venison jerky. Used to hunt when I was younger and always got half a hind made into jerky by our local butcher. About 50 times better than any store bought beef jerky and also healthier. Anyone else out there know the sweet pleasure of dried deer meat (especially if it's your...
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    If the security detector at the store beeps on your way out ...

    True, but in most states when there's a citizens arrest the person that detains the shoplifter must announce it then show up at the arrainment and act just as the cop that arrested somebody would. And, you can't just arrest people on a whim. Because you're acting like a cop, you too can be...
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    If the security detector at the store beeps on your way out ...

    I'm going to disagree. This is all UNLESS they actually watch you steal something. They can ask for you to hand over your bags for a search, however, if you do not agree to the search, they can not forcably make you had over YOUR bag. That is called stealing. What they can do is this...
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    If the security detector at the store beeps on your way out ...

    In order for loss prevention associates to stop a patron they must see you take something, follow you (not losing you for a moment) and watch you walk out the door with it. Now, they can do that with cameras too, and that makes it easier to prosecute. Now, if they fail to meet those...
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    Prison Break ongoing thread

    New to the thread, I just read it all this morning. I watched the pilot(s) on their 'encore' showing and DVRed eppy #3 and watched it last night. First off, I'm into it, it's pretty cool (you're right, as long as you can suspend some logical thinking). I have two questions: 1) Can...
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    Chinese TV box sets...

    Well, that's the info I was looking for! Thanks for that, I guess I'll be looking for used copies locally or on ebay. Thanks again for the responses.
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