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    Books you've read in 2010

    I love all of the Ender books. "Speaker for the Dead" is one of my favorite books. As for the books I read this year I have been rereading some of my favorites, making attempts at reading books that I have never finished and reading some new stuff. I read "World Without End" by Ken Follet. It...
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    What was the last "Classic" movie made? (Pre-1970 era)

    Ben, I like the term "Innocent Classicism." Is that something you made up or is that an acedemic term? I think that is what my question was driving at; the innocence that seems no longer to be allowed. Your example is perfect. Can you imagine "West Side Story" being released today? It would be a...
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    Can I use my Laptop as my Blu-ray player?

    The one I got already let me play on my TV. So, that is one hurdle. But, i haven't confirmed if it really will play 5.1 audio. Something that is labeled as an "Entertainment" laptop should do that.
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    Can I use my Laptop as my Blu-ray player?

    FYI, At COSTCO I bought a HP Pavillion dv6-1253cl. 16 inch display, 500 GB, HDMI output, a Core 2 Duo and Blu-Ray. It was $600 including a 2 year warranty. I got it for work. It is just the right size for what I need to do. I have had it for two weeks now and have played a few minutes of one...
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    What resolution should I set my laptop when it is attached to my TV

    Joe, I always love your answers. Actually, I do have a CRT HDTV. It is a "Mitsubishi Medallion HDTV 1080 Integrated." (Integrated????) It has 6 inch guns. The manual is a bit vague about the resolution. But, I think it says that using the digital input 1080i is the resolution that is supported...
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    What resolution should I set my laptop when it is attached to my TV

    I have a 1080i TV. I have attached it to my TV via a HDMI cable. What resolution should it be set at? I have been playing around and have it at 1280x720. It seems OK, but the text is still blurry. Netflix looks great. Thanks
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    How can I tell if my notebook has digital audio out?

    Thanks for the info. I will give it a shot.
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    How can I tell if my notebook has digital audio out?

    I just bought a HP Pavilion dv6-1253cl Notebook. It is labeled as an "Entertainment Notebook PC" and has a blu-ray drive. It has a DVI output as well. I know that it works on my TV just fine. My reciever only has digital optical input and digital cable input. No DVI or HDMI. (It is a 5 year old...
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    Can I use my Laptop as my Blu-ray player?

    I am going to buy a laptop soon, and I also need a blu-ray player. So, why not combine the two? Is it worthwhile money-wise? I figure I need to add a blu-ray player and a decent audio card. Anything else? Thanks.
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    Surround speakers aren't working?

    Funny you mention that one. My last DVD player was the upconverting OPPO that was their first product. When I bought it, a $200 upconverting DVD player was a great deal. I liked it. If it didn't stop working I would have stuck with it. It lasted 5 or 6 years. I guess I shouldn't complain.
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    Surround speakers aren't working?

    NUTS!!!! I was testing a variety of options with my Fantasia 2000 DVD. It was just there and I put it in. It has a set-up feature that is in the menus. NOT part of a movie. Anyways, I tested it with PCM and Bitstream on and the surrounds didn't work. I think those tracks are associated with...
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    Surround speakers aren't working?

    The manual states that the surrounds don't work with SD DVDs. That is why I was wondering if that was normal for other Blu Ray players.
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    Surround speakers aren't working?

    I just installed my new Samsung 1590c blu-ray player. So, I put in my old calibration disk. Is it normal that my surround speakers don't work. I have an old Onkyo 6.1 system. So far, it has been great. It doesn't have a HDMI interface, so I hooked it up with the DVD player via an optical cable...
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    Does Anybody know the Name of a Vutec engineer

    I have a question, and I want to talk to an engineer at Vutec. I can't get through to one. Does anybody know somebody who works there? Thanks.
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