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    Does a $50 128mb PCI video card exist?

    Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 was out at my local Best Buy Today for $99.00 both PCI and AGP seems like a great deal for a 128 DDR Ram Video Card vs. the Ti-4200 at $199.00 and the Ti-4600 at $299.00 so i purchased one and installed it 2 hours ago(still playing with it).
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    ATI DVI to Component adapter

    Q7: What modes can I watch DVDs in? A7: DVD playback is supported in 480i and 480p modes due to Macrovision restrictions. from the FAQ on the Adapter.
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    Dish or Cable opinions please

    All Digital signals are compressed for Transmission-Comcast are,Dish are,Direct TV are-it is how much they are compressed that can affect what we watch(break-up,pixels,etc)720P to 1080i is not compression,it is up and down converting. I tried Comcast HD service 3 weeks ago for a trial(have...
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    Dish or Cable opinions please

    720p vs 1080i takes up the same amount of room on the Transponders(720P maybe the better because it is progressive(60 full frames per second vs 1080i-30 frames on(half and half) per second) that they have-Dish is switching to 8PSK so they can carry more then 1 HDTV channel per Transponder when...
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    Alias 01/26/03 - Phase One

    just this...........damn
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    New one from the Girlfriend.

    Maybe it is time to start a new thread about what"stories"we tell our mates about this "evil";) hobby of ours-the worst i ever said to my wife is when i upgraded my speakers from Infinity RS-5's to Definitive Technology 2006's,she noticed them so i told her they were the same speakers but i...
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    Panasonic RP-82 at Crutchfield

    they were on their website in the scratch & dent area(all of them are gone now) and i am so happy that i checked this morning;) ;) ;) ;)
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    Weekly Roundup 12/31 (& 1/1)

    Note that the controversial film The Barbershop has an actual release date of 1/1/03 (Wednesday), not the usual Tuesday (or occasional Friday) street date. Also be aware that rumors have reached me that this title is delayed further, despite being advertised in everyone's weekly sales flyers...
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    Warren Lieberfarb Out At Warner HV? What Does This Mean?!

    We are looking at this from a DVD standpoint but we should at it from a different standpoint Movies at the Theater with Warner Brothers probably having the best box office in 2003 with 2 Matrix movies,Terminator 3,Return of the King and others not to metion what monies other Movies have already...
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    Trade Onkyo TX-SR600 for 989

    I have the Integra 9.1(upgraded) same as the 989. First the power-the 989/9.1 is one of the few that comes close to meeting their power outputs specs they say 130 watts x7,with all channels driven-126 watts(per Sound and Vision).The specs for the 600 is like 38 watts per channel with all...
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    Def Tech experience? Please help!

    I had the 2006 for my Fronts til i had the itch last year to upgrade and traded them in for the 2002's and the difference is more then i thought but the 2006's never seem to fill the room like the 2002's do,i get a lot more detail like things i was missing on the 2006's but hear quite planly on...
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    Comcast HD in SE Michigan?

    The other reason why "by Thanksgiving" is that WDIV is going to broadcast the parade in 1080i-live on Thanksgiving Day.