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    Indy DVD's on 10/21, any deals 2 be found?

    For those who haven't picked up the new release... Walmart in Milpitas, CA is selling them for $35.96 (Walmart in San Jose, CA has them for $41.95... they couldn't explain why there was a pricing difference)
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    2 ch. setup...

    If you can sweet talk your local dealer, see if you can audition Triangle Titus 202's ($495/pair).
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    bookshelves for < $800

    I'll put in my usual plug for Triangle Titus 202's ($495/pair). Great for jazz, vocals, classical... extremely efficient (92db). A little light in the deep bass, but not unsatifsfying.
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    "Accessories4less.com" product quality

    Timely post by all. I just placed an order with accessories4less for AR PRO sub-cable, s-video, optical and coax (still waiting for delivery). It will ease my mind when I receive the cables with "minimal" packaging. Any comments on how these cables perform against any other reasonably priced...
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    Sony SCD-CE775 not reading some standard Redbook disks?

    Hey Eujin, I've had it for about 6 months, and it's been ok with what I typically listen to (classical, jazz, SACD). It's only had problems on the following: David Sanborn "A Change of Heart" 1987 Phil Collins "...Hits" 1998 These are cd's that I haven't listened to in a while and they...
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    Sony SCD-CE775 not reading some standard Redbook disks?

    Don't know if this is a new development with the player or whether I'm just starting to come across some c.d.'s which won't play on the system. Does anybody else have the same problem? Hate to bring it in for service if it's characteristic of the unit.
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    Recommendation for S-Video cable

    My HT is in flux due to a recent move. I've had to set up my equipment stack >15 ft from the display. This will hopefully be temporary. Are there any recommendations out there for an inexpensive S-Video with decent performance that will tie me over. I was hoping that AR would have something, but...
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    UPDATE: Philips DVD963SA U.S. Availability

    It's also been frustrating to even locate a 962 locally for demo, to get a glimse of the potential performance of the 963. I feel that Philips is losing potential customers by holding back the release in order to clear older inventory (are they doing the same with the old Q50?).
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    Soprano Fan Furious In Bay Area - No Hbo!

    More ranting... we actually got through to a real live "customer service representative", who was of no help whatsoever to explain why the service interruption was occuring... "it's an HBO network problem". Strange that family members in LA and Tahoe are not experiencing the same problem. When...
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    Soprano Fan Furious In Bay Area - No Hbo!

    Here we are, in the greater Silicon Valley region where technology is king, and ATT Cable TV can't get their act straight to keep the Sopranos broadcast from going off the air! This is the 2nd week that HBO has gone off a few minutes prior to the start at 9:00PM PST. The last blackout lasted...
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    Shrinking list of on-line DVD merchants

    Just wanted to see if other members noticed the same... when using www.shopping.Yahoo in search of DVD sellers, a reasonable list of low priced merchants would appear. I would typically use these searches to find a low cost/high rating supplier for higher priced DVD's which haven't been...
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    High End Store Rant

    Steve, It can be a crap shoot no matter who you're dealing with. In my recent upgrades, I've dealt with a couple of high end dealers for my speakers (Triangle) and electronics (Rotel). One dealer let me take home a brand new black RMB-1075 as a "loaner" while I waited for my silver/black...
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    Unshielded speakers and TV

    Nathan, This had me going for a while as well... I recently bought a 27" Panasonic flat screen and was more critical with the picture quality than I had ever been. Unfortunately, my old Sony XBR died so I had no comparison. Initially, I thought I may have moved my bookshelf speakers too close...
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    I need someone to tell me if this was a good deal

    Pat yourself on the back, ya did good kid!
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    My girlfriend is driving me crazy!!! Please help with tvs.

    Tim, Does "around $200" give you +-10% tolerance ($220?)... hopefully you can convince her of that... or just chip in the difference since you'll be spending some TV time at her place. Just looking at Yahoo Shopping, you can find 25" (even 27"!) sets for $200-220 (granted, you still have to pay...