Recent content by Jerry_Wh

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    FS: Original 2 Sided THX Poster !!

    Double-sided posters are designed to be mounted over a light source, so that light shines through them. Being double-sided gives the image better contrast when viewed with backlighting. Most "authentic" movie posters are double-sided because the display boxes that most theaters use to display...
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    Deep Discount DVD 20% Off Sale!

    > Yeah but that's the problem, you wait until the sale. But I'm not "waiting" because if there were no sale, I would never buy them. In otherwords SOMEBODY has to significantly discount the titles on my wishlist before I'll purchase them. That is different from delaying the purchase until...
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    Deep Discount DVD 20% Off Sale!

    It would be a shame if they decided to stop doing 20% off sales. For the last two sales I've spent the prior six months making a wish-list of desirable but not "necessary" titles. When they sales come, my wish-list turns into one big impulse buy. But, if it were not for the sale, I would have...
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    FS: Nvidia Quadro4 980 XGL Graphics Card

    Any chance this thing can do genlock or framelock between the two DVI interfaces? Even as an unofficial mod or something?
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    WTB: DVD cases

    Drop by your local blockbuster video on a monday. They usually process newly received DVDs early in the week and usually end up with a big bag of empties that go right into the dumpster. Many will just give you the bag directly, some are a bit anal and will make you go dumpster diving instead.
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    So what radar detector did you decide to get?

    Ah, you assume that speed limits are set based on some measure of safety. That is often not the case. Speed limits are set for all kinds of reasons, revenue generation being pretty high on the list. Political power is another - ever drive through the hoity-toity neighborhoods and notice that the...
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    Hollywood Video Used Sale

    Yep, they sure are. Word is that MovieGallery will be doing their 4-for-2 sale starting the 20th and their prices are often pretty low to begin with. I picked up numerous sets of 4 DVDs for under $20 during the last MovieGallery sale. Hollywood and Blockbuster are going to have start getting...
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    Hollywood Video Used Sale

    Lots of them are pristine even if they have been rented a few times, really depends on the renters (often you can make an educated guess based on the title, like 8 Mile - that'll be scratched up and mistreated, but The Hours - that will be in mint condition). But, being in a lockbox versus a...
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    So what radar detector did you decide to get?

    Anyone who thinks they need a radar detector can afford the best - just look at the cost of getting a ticket => ~$250 up front plus ~$2000 in increased insurance rates over the following 5-7 years. By that measure even the V1 is cheap. There is a saying that the only thing worse than having...
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    FS: Acurus a200x5

    FWIW, the Acurus line was purchased by Klipsch as part of their buyout of Aragon - Acurus was the low-end series from Aragon and was a good solid product line sharing a lot of design in common with the much more expensive Aragon amps. For some reason the A200x5 is not listed on the "Classic...
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    Not quite car audio, but who can pass up a discussion on RADAR DETECTORS?!

    I drive in mostly rural areas so I rarely get falses. If I do get a false, more often then not, it is due to some other driver with an el cheapo detector that is leaking on the same spectrum. Around town there are a few places it always falses, but the bogey counter protects me even there, as...
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    Not quite car audio, but who can pass up a discussion on RADAR DETECTORS?!

    The state of Connectict (sp?) also bans them, and they are federally banned from commercial trucks. I have the V1 myself and feel naked without it. I got the remote display unit and have the radar itself tucked in right above my rear-view mirror and have the remote display mounted right on the...
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    SB Live vs Audigy (merged thread)

    DVD-A - The Audigy 2 will include software to DECODE DVD-A on XP. It seems like that software will only function under XP and will be hooked into MS's Digital Restriction Management system - it will notice the watermark on the DVD-A and will disable digital-output. 6.1 - Upcoming versions of...
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    SB Live vs Audigy (merged thread)

    If you are going to buy, buy an audigy 2, the audigy 1 is seriously flawed in its support of formats greater than 16-bit 48KHz, that is suppossed to be fixed with the audigy 2. Plus the 2 is 6.1 and will do DVD-A under XP (wish it was 7.1 but I guess Creative has to milk every penny they can...