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    Have you heard what Monster Cable is doing?

    So I went to the stopthemonster website and it is only a letter from the Snow Monsters president saying that they have apparently kissed and made up with Monster Cable. After reading this whole thread I have a significantly reduced opinion of Monster Cable as a company, and most likely this...
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    OTA HDTV lip sync and qam decoding questions

    I tried to watch the lord of the rings broadcast the other night and the lip sync problem was so bad I couldn't watch it. I think it is this box because when it is happening it seems to be the same on all channels. I'm not sure if it does this when using it in 5.1 mode, I only have it hooked up...
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    OTA HDTV lip sync and qam decoding questions

    I used to have an early sony DVD player that had this problem until they eventually fixed the firmware so I was leaning toward it being a hardware problem. Does anyone here have the t351 that can vouch for it either having this audio lip sync problem or not?
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    McDonald's Monopoly Best Chance 2.0 game -- with Best Buy Bucks!

    Any chance they extended this? I just found this thread today!
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    OTA HDTV lip sync and qam decoding questions

    1 issue, 1 question. Issue: I recently purchased a samsung SIR-T351 OTA HD receiver and a terk indoor powered antenna. I am able to get stunning video on all the local channels, but I am having problems with the lip sync being off. Often the audio is not in sync with the video so when people...
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    Set front speakers to small even though they're large?

    I have an older onkyo TX-DS676 receiver and it does not have any options regarding subwoofer crossover. I assume there is one but I'm not sure what the freq is. If I set my sub to not use it's own internal crossover, or set it at the highest setting, it sounds horrible...
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    Interlaced Component Cable box?

    I had a motorola HD box with my old cable company and you could set it to output any of the following: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i. I would guess that most allow outputting a 480i signal on the component outputs, since the majority of channels are non HD. You should be able to call your cable...
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    Help! My Receiver Is Possessed!

    I'm going to vote Poltergeist since that would be way cooler than a busted electrical component!
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    Bass traps and/or other forms of acoustic treatments

    Thanks for your help Ethan. The problem I have with experimentation is step number 1 "get a bunch of bass traps". I will definately not be able to treat the room as much as I would like due to the wife factor, so I am hoping that the few places I can treat will be the most effective and I don't...
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    Bass traps and/or other forms of acoustic treatments

    Here is a scale drawing of my living room setup. You can see the openings to other rooms on the left (thinner lines), and the bridge that you see in the above linked pics as the dashed lines. The corners I am thinking about trying to treat are circled in red. I think those will make the most...
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    Pixelation in Movies

    Might want to also check the disks for scratches and/or smudges, dirt and fingerprints. My Panasonic RP-82 does that on occasion and it has always turned out to be the disk at fault (rentals).
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    Bass traps and/or other forms of acoustic treatments

    Thanks for the help guys. I am working on a scale drawing of my living room so I can show you how I've positioned things. The spot where I have the sub now (you can barely see it in the front pic on the right hand side in the entryway) definately sounds better than any other spot I've found...
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    Bass traps and/or other forms of acoustic treatments

    Thanks for the help Ethan and Wayne. I have been thinking about getting a BFD, but I'm afraid it won't be able to do much for the nulls at my listening position. Here are some links to my living room, a picture towards the front of the room, and one towards the back of the room...
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    Bass traps and/or other forms of acoustic treatments

    I am having a problem with very poor bass response at my main listening position in my living room / HT. The room is very odd shaped, I will try to post a diagram of it soon. Behind the main seating is a dining room and I believe this is the root of the problem. I have been trying to talk my...
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