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    Need help replacing 10yo Sony to match new HDDVD player

    Actually, what I figured out what the echo problem was (and I feel like a damn idiot), the sound on the TV was turned up instead of off. I discovered this today when I started playing a DVD before turning on the receiver. With the HDMI cable driving it, the TV was getting an actual sound...
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    Need help replacing 10yo Sony to match new HDDVD player

    I have a 10-year-old Sony STR series receiver and when I hooked up my new HD A3 HDDVD player (optical cable) and selected bitstream, the sound was echo-y and hard to listen to. I'm gathering this old receiver cannot handle decoding the Dolby Digital Plus signal from the new fangled HDDVD...
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    Toshiba A3 170 bucks at Sears on Black Friday

    I went to the Frisco, TX Sears tonight (11/20) and saw the actual flyer with the HD A3 priced at $169.00. I asked if I could pick one up tonight at $199 and come back Friday for a price match (7day sales law here in Texas) and the manager said as long as I showed up between 5am and noon (the...
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    Chroma bug in Dish Network reception?

    Never really sure what the chroma bug was, but I'm glad to see other people can see it.
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    Chroma bug in Dish Network reception?

    I have recently noticed what appears to be an annoying image artifact while watching several channels on Dish Network. When panning rapidly, colors tend to lag behind the luminence portion of the video signal. I am watching non-HD channels upconverted to 1080i with the 6000 receiver on a...
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    Glare Buster

    I too would like to know if anybody has had experience with this product. Anyone?
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Has anybody else the same red afterimages in the darker CGI scenes that we had in TTT? I noticed this during the part where Shelob (the giant spiper) stings Frodo and then battles Sam. The wierd part is these scenes had a lot of green, so I would expect the afterimages to have a more pink color.
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    South Park 3/30/04 - LOTR episode

    Oh joy! My favoritest South Park episode ever is scheduled to come on tonight ("The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers"). I just thought I would let everybody else know as well. Cheers!
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    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    It sounds like 'blade' with a very thick cockney accent to me.
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    Warner Brothers 2-disc DVD Survey + complete 3/8/04 Live Chat Transcript

    The Shining Clockwork Orange Full Metal Jacket All in T-OAR (1.66:1 or 1.85:1) 16x9 enahnced, please
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    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    Has anybody seen ROTK at the Cinemark IMAX in Dallas? Is it cropped at all? TIA,
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    the 5th Bitsy awards are here

    I'm just glad someone with this kind of exposure is giving Universal the grief they so richly deserve for their performance this past year (wrt: Video quality in Meaning of Life and those damn forced trailers in the High-School Reunion set).
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    History of Cinema DVD on Amazon for $5.35?!?

    Well, I already have the M2K version of Metropolis. I'm more interested in seeing these versions of Birth of a Nation and Potempkin, as crappy as they may be. If anybody know of good versions of these movies, please shout out. Of course, I'm not going to spend any money fighting this. I...
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    History of Cinema DVD on Amazon for $5.35?!?

    Well, we have truth in advertising laws here in Texas. I'll be curious to see how they react when I threaten them with a criminal complaint. Wish me luck. I'll pipe back in if they capitulate.
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    Will DLP fade away?

    I don't think so. A friend of mine who works at TI said the price of DLP chips should be coming down (the HD3 is billed as a DLP chip that is cheaper to manufacture). Also, TI has supposedly been putting pressure on Samsung to lower prices accordingly. They should come down much quicker than...
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