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  1. Jeremy Anderson

    DVE does not work so now what?

    If you have relatively flat frequency response from your sub, calibrating to 82dB with DVE (vs. 75dB for the speakers) will get you there. But that's heavily dependant on your in-room response because of the shape and wide bandwidth of DVE's subwoofer tones. Honestly, I would just stick with...
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    Best brands of receivers around $200?

    For $250+shipping at J&R, you can get one of the new Onkyo 503's. Not a bad way to get into 7.1, and if it's as solid as the 502 you should be very happy. Oh... nevermind. You already got one. ENJOY!
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    ALIAS season 4 ongoing thread (merged)

    Am I the only one who misses the Rambaldi story arc? Or, for that matter, having an actual story arc? Because right now, the episodes are too self-contained... whereas before, each one ended with a big cliff-hanger that made me think "DAMMIT, when's the next episode?" Plus, the Rambaldi stuff is...
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    I finally did it. Z3 Baby!!

    Glad to hear it's living up to your expectations. My Z3 should be here next week, but sadly my screen won't be here for 10 days and I have no blank wall to project on. :angry:
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    I finally did it. Z3 Baby!!

    I'm interested to hear your impressions, because I'm doing the same thing in the next few weeks. I'm dropping a pulldown screen right in front of my ISF'd RPTV, and putting the Z3 on my back wall. What brandmaterial screen did you go with?
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    A Few Words About A few words about... Mean Creek

    Scott, I thought the exact same thing when I saw Mean Creek. Bully left me feeling just as disturbed... but not for the right reasons.
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    in phase, out of phase...

    William, I have some bad news: The Onkyo TX-SR601 has a problem in 6.1 where the out of phase tone for the surrounds goes quiet instead of properly passing the signal to the left and right surrounds. To my knowledge, however, this only occurs with a 6.1 setup in EX/ES mode and should not occur...
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    Going to New Orleans for a vacation. What are some things to do?

    I like finding hole-in-the-wall places in New Orleans. My favorite on my last trip was a little place called JUAN'S FLYING BURRITO. Seriously... the best (and biggest) burrito I've had in my entire life. And they played some rockin' music while we ate.
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    The horror! Alone in the dark. a film by Uwe Boll

    Here's my biggest problem with Boll's film version of Alone In The Dark: In the game... wait for it... YOU WERE ALONE! And yet, the first thing we see in the trailer is a team of cops led by Christian Slater. Okay... the original game was set way in the past and Edward Carnaby was a lone...
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    13.1 = Dolby Digital Plus

    I think people are getting too put off by DD+. It mostly just gives them the ability to use higher bitrates for Dolby Digital for use with HD format material, etc. Don't be surprised if the implementation on HD-DVD/Blu-Ray will be 640k, which will work with existing Dolby Digital...
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    Best DVD Burner for around $100

    NEC3500A for me (with the black face, also available in standard beige or silver). Paid $68 plus shipping for it at Mwave.com. I haven't found any media that actually burns at 16x, but the cheap Unidisc DVD+R's that I use burn at 12x and I haven't coastered a single disc. There's also an easy to...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Return of the King Extended Cut - Absolutely Recommended

    For the record: In-phase data in DTS-ES Discrete is also incapable of being reproduced in all three rear channels at once, just as it is in DD-EX. To maintain backwards compatibility with DTS 5.1 or 6.1 matrixed DTS-ES systems, the sounds from the sixth discrete channel are also matrixed into...
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    building a computer, SATA questions

    I have to disagree with CRyan. Since SATA uses its own controller chip, the dependence on the CPU is far less than IDE (though not as good as SCSI). And so long as you do your homework, a clean XP install goes smoothly if you load the third-party drivers. Also, I had zero problems ghosting...
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    Sub distance setting in receiver

    Okay, I understand the concept but I haven't seen anyone address my obvious concern: Doesn't delaying the mains effectively result in sounds not syncing to the video? I mean, if putting the subwoofer distance 10 feet further than that of the mains truly delays the output of the other speakers...
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    Grand Theft Parsons

    I watched this movie last week and really enjoyed it. I think Knoxville has a lot of potential, especially in comedy.