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    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Or, if you want to get really controversial, an SACD to analog (vinyl) comparison, using pressings of the same recordings, if we can round some up. -Rajiv
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    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    I'd love to do blind comparisons of CD and/or SACD players, especially if anyone in the group has some high-end players. My DV-47A universal is already getting long in the tooth. :D -Rajiv
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    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    I was out of town for the last meet :frowning:, but I will definitely attend this one! Count me in for the blind testing too. -Rajiv
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    August Austin HTF meet.

    Aug 23 works for me as well. I prefer the room acoustics topic, because it's an area I'd like to learn more. I am already pretty well set up with OTA and Directv HD. However, if that's the consensus, I'll go along without arm-twisting! -Rajiv
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    Austin Movie Nights!

    I haven't come up with a name yet. Suggestions welcome. I figured due to it's diminutive size, mine needs to be a "miniplex". -Rajiv
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    Austin DIY HT Projects

    Nils, no problem. -Rajiv
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    Austin DIY HT Projects

    One other point - be aware that video editing and rendering the edited video for DVD are highly CPU-intensive, so a fast CPU would actually help. Still, a 2.4 or 2.53 GHz should still be pretty cheap. -Rajiv
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    Austin DIY HT Projects

    Nils, It's funny, I am just starting to get into DVD burning myself! I want to put my kids's 8mm and Digital 8mm videos on DVD. I've even picked up a bunch of stuff from Fry's last Friday that's waiting to be installed: a Firewire card for capturing video from my Digital8 camcorder, a...
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    Austin DIY HT Projects

    Nils, I am pretty happy with it. I use my "HTPC" exclusively for recording OTA HD material. I am using a Dell 4550 2.0GHz, 384MB RAM, with 140GB of disk. These puppies are ultra-quiet and make excellent HTPCs with the right graphics cards and DVDd drives. Since the MyHD card puts out HD on its...
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    Austin DIY HT Projects

    Nils, I have the MyHD MDP-100 card in my HTPC. -Rajiv
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    May Austin HTF Meet.

    Chad, It doesn't work! I've tried it. She still falls asleep! The AC works fine with 2-4 people in the room, but can't handle 15 people in that small space. I am drooling imagining how nice your HT is going to be. My main suggestions would be to invest as much attention to high-quality...
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    May Austin HTF Meet.

    Nils, Those chairs are where my wife and I collapse after a hard day of parenting 4- and 7-year old girls! They are called "zero-gravity" chairs, and we got them from Relax the Back. There may be other sources for them now - this was several years ago. I didn't get a chance to demonstrate how...
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    May Austin HTF Meet.

    Many thanks for the kind words and great advice from the learned crowd! It is clear that I have a significant room mode that needs to be tamed. Part of the problem, it turns out, was the fact that my subwoofer level was miscalibrated after all. I recently moved the sub to its current...
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    May Austin HTF Meet.

    Colin, I won't be able to make Friday night. I should be able to attend most of Saturday except the late nigtht portion. I am OK with you emailing addresses to the RSVPers. -Rajiv
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    May Austin HTF Meet.

    Fantastic! Just a procedural note - it's about a 20-25 minute drive from Lakeway to where I am, so the 15 minutes you have between Chad and myself may be a bit optimistic. But- if we keep this thing anywhere near on schedule, it'll be a miracle! The heck with schedules I say - let's just...
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