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    Ready for a new display.......... What are you using?

    Jason, if you go to avsforum.com there are owner's threads for the new JVC's and Samsung's in the RPTV forum. They're both, like, 18+ pages long, but you'll get a lot of feedback from owners.
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    Ready for a new display.......... What are you using?

    I've narrowed down my choices to one of the 70" JVC D-ILA sets, or the Samsung HL-S7178W. I've seen the Samsung at Best Buy and Tweeter, and I think it looks really good. I just haven't been able to find one of the JVC's locally to check out.
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    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    frogpond, Tweeter had a 1080p HD-DVD demo playing on the Mitsubishi, and also a Blu-ray demo on their Samsung 71" DLP. The HD-DVD was spectacular. I'd always heard people talk about HD looking "so real you could reach through the screen and touch it," but had never seen an HD source that...
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    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    Viewing distance is something I'm still trying to decide on. I'm going to have two rows of seating, but will usually be sitting in the first one. I was planning on about 11 feet to the front of the couch. I went last night to Tweeter, however, and watched a 1080p demo on their top of the line...
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    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    I've considered projectors, but I really want 1080p, and I don't want to turn down the lights to watch it. Also, my basement isn't that big, and I really don't need to go bigger than about 70".
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    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    So, I was out to dinner with the wife last night, and we stopped into Best Buy to kill a few minutes before we headed out to the movies. This Best Buy store (Orland Park, IL) just added a Magnolia HT section, so we went over to check it out, as we're in the market for our first HD set for our...
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    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. One more question: How much TV do you watch on your projector? I'm planning on getting DirecTV HD for the HT, and we watch a LOT of television programming. This room will be our main hangout in the house, which is why I was thinking of having a TV as well as...
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    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    It's a basement, so I can totally darken the room, but I just wonder whether I'll want to watch TV/movies all the time in a dark room. I've seen a few HD projectors in action at Best Buy/Tweeter, but they haven't blown me away like I'd expected. I don't think I need a HUGE screen...
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    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    I'm in the process of getting quotes on having my basement finished, and I'm trying to decide exactly what kind of display I want for my HT. Originally, I was just going to get a fixed screen and a projector, but after thinking about it for awhile, I'm starting to have second thoughts. My...
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    Crutchfield 10% coupon code

    I just bought a sweet new Panasonic GS-150 digital video camera from Crutchfield, who beat the pants off of Best Buy, including the 5-year warranty. Anyway, they sent me a code for $20 off a $200 order using this code: p1vjc-9hh1a-3i8gi kev
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    American Idol Season 4

    In case anybody but me cares, I found this from Brian at his website (BrianPosehn.com):
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    American Idol Season 4

    Yeah, Yeah - Brian Posehn...I couldn't think of his name. I just browsed the Anthrax message boards, and apparently Scott is friends with Bo somehow. Personally, I would have preferred Ryan talking to Scott instead of Hall & Oates. :)
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    American Idol Season 4

    Hey, did anybody notice Scott Ian from Anthrax in the crowd when they showed Bo's friends & family? I had to replay the Tivo several times to make sure, and I still couldn't get a good look. Sitting beside him was a guy I recognized from some movies, I think -- nerdy guy w/glasses, I think he's...
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    Sony RDR-GX300

    I still really like it, Bryan. No problems at all with it so far.
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    Sony RDR-GX300

    It's great so far. I've tried DVD+RW's, +R's, and -R's, and all have burned fine. The quality looks really good off my DirecTivo. The menus are really slick on this machine, but then, my other DVD player is a 1998 Pioneer 414. It just seems like a pretty nice machine, overall so far.
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