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  1. David Judah

    Dolby Pro Logic II vs Dolby Digital vs DTS

    Your question, Marc, brings back memories of the heated Dolby Digital vs. DTS threads that were very common in the earlier days of the HTF. I spent many a late night at the keyboard participating in those seemingly endless debates. The only more contentious issue was perhaps the "Do cables make...
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    Sony Recievers?***

    I've wondered why the Sony receivers don't get more love, as well. I always hear, as Jeff said, that unless it's an ES, don't bother, yet the higher strdg models seem to be very similar to the lower end ES models--on paper, anyways. I don't have much experience with them, but I was thinking...
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    Recommendations on a wall mount for small speakers.

    Paradigm makes some mounts in black or white--model MB-60. They are about $30-$40 a pair. Good luck, DJ
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    High Definition DVD: What is Holding You Back?

    1. I'm not thrilled with the limited selection of players and the lackluster reviews they've been getting. 2. I'm going to wait until I get a new TV with 1080p and HDMI 1.3, even though I understand both kinds of players will work with my RP Mitsubishi CRT. 3. The PS3 hasn't been released...
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    Panasonic officially announces its Blu-Ray Player

    If I remember correctly from an article in Twice magazine, Neil, the Sony is scheduled for an October release.
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    HK AVR7000 sounds better than Parasound Amp...

    I would think anything in the signal path has the potential to sound different from something else. "Better" is a little harder to get a handle on, however. DJ
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    Help answer an argument - analog TVs purchased today

    They've built enough exceptions into it so that it could potentially be a long time before they shut-off the analog signals.
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    Please help me with HD set top cable box set up please.

    Yes, he was wrong to have you use "other" because everything would be stereo or pro-logic decoded, but he might of meant for you to temporarily switch it to help diagnose the problem. At any rate, keep it on "Dolby Digital." If there is a discrete DD track then you'll want to use it. I assume...
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    Sub hook Up

    Look and see if one of the red and whites(should be labeled left and right)has a "/mono" next to it. If so, hook it up to that one. Some manufacturers recommend a y-cable(sub cable goes into a single female that splits out to two male connectors)that would connect to both red and white. Most...
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    Please help me with HD set top cable box set up please.

    You want to set the box's output to 1080i and the digital audio setting to Dolby Digital(assuming you have a digital coax or optical cable running from the box to the receiver). If you are using an optical cable make sure it is securely fastened to each component and not crimped because that can...
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    Need help with LFE/Bass routing options

    I admit I don't have alot of experience with store bought subs(so I might get a little education), since I make my own passives, but I thought if you used the high level ins & outs, it passed everything above the variable crossover setting to the speakers. A fixed high pass at 80-100 Hz...
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    Need help with LFE/Bass routing options

    Despite the wrong terminology on my part, it should still work. If he sends the full range signal to the sub through the high level inputs(with the high level outputs going back to the speakers)and the low pass filter is set ~35Hz, he'll get all the very LF's for DVD tracks to the sub, but when...
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    Need help with LFE/Bass routing options

    You could try Avia for setting channel levels; it also has video adjustments for your Hitachi TV as well. I don't think even the HK's can do what you want to do, but maybe an HK owner could clarify, since I don't own one. That kind of BM scheme sounds like something that would be on a pricey...
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    Can I change the display color of my Elite VSX-54tx?

    No, you as an end user can't--I doubt it's even possible. You could try putting a dark blue transparent piece of plastic over the display, like the blue filters used for setting color and tint with Avia or DVE. I don't know if that would do it, but you could try it, if it's a big deal to you. DJ
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    Need help with LFE/Bass routing options

    I'm curious--why do you want to set it like that? Are you concerned you are going to overload the sub by sending LFE and bass redirected from the small channels? I would frankly be more concerned about overloading my mains. If it is because of compensation for a weak sub, you could set the...