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    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    OMG!!!! I just got off the phone with GG customer service, and they called the repair tech. Basically, he stated that the TV is "repaired to manufacturer's spcifications" and there isn't anything else they will do.! :angry: :angry: :angry: I was left with "You are always free to call our...
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    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    I seem to recall that GG just adjusted the focus. I am not sure about the full calibration. The first thing I always do with a new TV is run VE. (Though I think I may switch to Avia) I think it couldn't hurt to run a color and grayscale adjustment just to be sure, after they come out. As a...
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    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    Hey Tim, I figure that I will call again, and this time ask for another tech to come out. If this doesn't work, I will see about another repair service. I have a friend that used to work at GG's "back in the day", and he said they used to have a "three strikes" rule: Three attempts at repair...
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    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    Greetings, A week ago, my 1+ year old Tosh 50HDX82, suddenly developed a darker picture. I had previously used the VE DVD to calibrate the set, so it was very noticable. I had to turn up the brightness from around 40 to 85 to see any detail. Since I purchased the extended warranty from GG's, I...
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    Speakers Question

    Hey Roman, Sorry, but I can find no information on that model Technics. Since the center channel has no tweeter, I would tend to think that it would not provide the best timbre matching. However, if you like the sound and price of the Technics speakers, you could always by another set and use...
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    HDTV-ready TV with HD-format Cable?? Can COMCAST deliver what I want?

    Comcast in Sacramento has the component video, and it looks great! Oh yes, to Dan: if you do end up being able to use the component Colorstream inputs on your Tosh, if it is like my 50HDX82, this disables all the PIP features. :-( Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Jack, That was the one I was looking at. The is rather close (the end table between the couch and loveseat), but the port will be firing down into the carpet. Thanks, Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Now I am getting confused! What IS the recommended max port velocity? I have seen it vary from 17 m/s (per WinISD) to 35 m/s. Needless to say, 35 m/s would make my life MUCH easier. Thanks, Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    I'll give it a look when I get home to see the PN#. What is the significance of the boost? By the way, have you experienced any port noise with subs? I would like to keep the port length down, but this will lead to a higher than optimal (per WinISD) air velocity. I have heard that, due to the...
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Geoff, I will have to plead ignorance. What do you mean by "boost" in my plate amp? As an aside, as I looked at the WinISD for a ported Shiva in my box, I am going to lose quite a bit of displacement in the long port required. Oh well, life is full of trade offs! :) Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Wow! Now I know what a baby must feel like taking its first steps...I have so much left to learn! Again, Thanks for all the help and great advice! Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Thanks guys! I think, that I will be going with a vented 12" application, probably a Shiva. 2 last questions: 1. Will the difference between a vented Shiva and a lower quality 15" sealed be readily apparent in an HT application? 2. Tim, when you state that a vented 15" in the small...
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Tim, You are correct, in that I will be using this mainly for HT (70%). I am confused (as is often the case!) by your saying that a 15" vented application might not be the best, but recommend a Shiva vented application for HT. Were you saying that, while you would not recommend a...
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    By the way Jack, the DVC gives almost identical WinISD results as the Tempest in my box. Gary
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    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Thanks for the advice guys! After plugging the tempest into WinISD, I found out a few things: 1. I don't know much about all of the various specs! :D 2. What good is a low Fs of 21Hz, say, if when you put it into a sealed enclosure, the F3 is 37 Hz? 3. If you want an F3 around 25Hz...
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