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    Anyone own the JVC DVD-A Sample disc?

    At one of the many speaker auditions I've done this year, a JVC DVD-A sampler was used. Unfortunately I didn't grab the track list before I left and have been racking my brain to remember the name of the classical track included on the disc. So.. Does anyone own this disc? If so, would you...
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    Some Sony ES series questions

    I'm currently the pround owner of a DA4ES and had an oportunity to look at/listen to the Onkyo SR-800, H/K AVR525, and Denon 3803 as well as the DA2ES. I ended up going with the 4ES because (IMHO) it offered the best features and sound quality. As for the 2ES vs. 4ES, it's pretty much...
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    Purpose of Bose Acoustimass Module?

    Just to reiterate what some have been saying: DO NOT PLUG THE SATS INTO YOUR RECEIVER!!! Not only does the bass-module handle the cross-over, but it also alters the impedance for the sats. Chad
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    Pioneer 912K & Sony DA4ES

    I know this is not supposed to be a Sammans thread, but couldn't help but chime in. I purchased a DA4ES ($619 including shipping) and have been completely happy with the service. Joe's a great guy and ships a standard store receipt along with the receiver which I'm sure helps when working with...
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    Largest TV that is usable for console gaming?

    First off - thanks for the replies. Joel - What settings should be changed? Is there a resource online that details the necessary information? Thanks, Chad
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    Largest TV that is usable for console gaming?

    I did a quick search and wasn't able to locate a thread that would answer my question, but I'm sure it's been asked before. What is the largest TV that I could use without the possibility of damage for console gaming. As I understand it, no rear-projection TV is completely safe from burn-in...
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    Do I need a progressive scan DVD player with my TV?

    Thanks for the reply! I figured that the TV would be sufficient for now. Got a question though: Is there really any difference between, say, a $230 progressive scan Sony DVD player and once that costs $500+ made by someone else? Is the progressive scan 'algorithm' (chip, or whatever) better...
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    Do I need a progressive scan DVD player with my TV?

    I've been pondering the purchase of Sony's KV-32HS500 Wega HDTV-ready set and have heard conflicting reports about progressive scan. Do I need to buy a progressive scan DVD player in order to view movies @ 480p on the above set? One salesmen at the local electronics shop said yes, but my...
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    Some generic newbie-like questions!

    Hello all! I have a few (what I imagine are) simple questions that I was hoping you folks could help me with. First let me say that I have gone through the FAQ and while it answered a large majority of my questions, there are a few that I couldn't find answers for. 1) Progressive scan DVD...