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    Getting there but need some help

    I actually just ordered an SR6001 for use with a BluRay player. My understanding is that most of the BluRay players sold now will decode the HD audio formats and send them to the SR6001 in PCM form via HDMI. The Marantz should be able to play these signals in their uncompressed form, right...
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    Zenith DVB318 DVD player (Upconverts over DVI and Component!)

    Price lowered to $165. Another day, and it's ebay bound.
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    Zenith DVB318 DVD player (Upconverts over DVI and Component!)

    I've only used the player for about an hour or so (purchased earlier this month). It has the older firmware, and I've confirmed that it does 1080i/720p over component. My projector acts a bit funky with anything besides my trusty Panasonic, so I figure I'll cut my losses. Everything is as new...
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    FS: Entire HT rig!!!

    I don't think you'll get much response selling the system as a whole. Why don't you part it out? You'll defitely get more in the end for it (a lot more).
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    Will adding more subs really improve bass response in a properly calibrated setup?

    My question is more of a general one, and not specific to my situation (I have a small room). I'm not looking for advice on whether or not to get the second sub, I'm tying to see what other members have gained by adding 2nd or 3rd (or 8th!) subs. If you are running your subwoofer at the...
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    Will adding more subs really improve bass response in a properly calibrated setup?

    God bless all of you maniacs out there with multiple subs. I love chest pounding bass as much as the next guy, so this is no knock on you. I have a fairly basic question. I will use my system as an example. I own an SVS 20-39 PC+. My calibration was fairly simple. I got out the Avia DVD, an SPL...
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    Best Buy & the Star Wars Trilogy

    Did you happen to see the segment on Conan a while back where Triumph visited the premier of Attack of the Clones? The whole thing was hilarious, but the best part was when Triumph was talking with the guy dressed in a Darth Vader costume. The costume had a bunch of buttons on a chest mounted...
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    Optoma H30 better than Z2 or L500?

    Ha ha ha. I think at the very least we can both agree on that!
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    Optoma H30 better than Z2 or L500?

    DuWayne, Maybe we scared off the original poster? I have to admit, I am very curious to see if the Z2 is as good or better than the H30 with DVD's. I bet it looks great with Hi Def. I notice a big difference between HDTV and DVD on my H30. You know why this is? When describing the improvements...
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    Optoma H30 better than Z2 or L500?

    The Optoma should be able to handle blue ray, just as it handles HDTV right now. You will be limiting yourself in terms of resolution, in favor of better contrast/blacks/picture dimensionality. If you go for the Z2 like I almost did, you will be doing just the opposite. So either projector will...
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    BenQ PB6100 vs Optoma H30

    H30 does come with one.
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    BenQ PB6100 vs Optoma H30

    I hate to make a statement about the 6100 without seeing it. All I know is that my prior projector (NEC LT-150) was a DLP unit with XGA resolution. The Optoma looks much better! I know the contrast ratio is highter, but the real difference is in the colors and the "solidness" of the picture. I...
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    Optoma H30 better than Z2 or L500?

    I KNOW this is not necessarily the case as my H30 has less resolution than my previous projector and looks a good deal better. Even while watching HD. Will you believe the used car salesman that tells you that his Ford Mustang is faster than a BMW M3 because it has a V8? Be careful not to get...
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    BenQ PB6100 vs Optoma H30

    Actually, there is no internal masking to the chip, which makes the fact that Optoma offered no native 4:3 mode perplexing. That point is moot now, as all H30's for the last month or so have been shipping with the new firmware, a new remote, and a 16:9 lens mask that affixes to the lens cap. I...
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