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    Lonesome Dove

    I don't doubt that this isn't OAR and I understand that is usually the kiss of death. But... look at these BD screenshots from dvdbeaver Lonesome Dove - Blu-ray Robert Duvall Tommy Lee Jones This will never be your gold standard BD demo disc but the PQ is vastly better than the current OAR...
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    Desperate Housewives season 4 thread

    Actually, they dropped a big fat hint with that one month anniversary card Susan gave Mike. I thought that was odd at the time but I now realize it was a device so people would "get" the timing. I'm fairly sure they married quickly after Ian departed and either man could be the father. True? I...
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    Friday Night Lights Season 1 Music Edits

    Well, I saw a post on another forum complaining that episode 17 Rogue Wave's song "Eyes" was replaced. I never watched this but was thinking about buying blind and catching up before the start of season 2. Not now. Another show down the crapper.
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    Marantz SR4001

    I don't own one but have always liked Marantz. They don't get much mention I suppose because big box stores don't have them and you can't usually buy discounted online...at least not from an authorized dealer. Marantz is usually considered to be a very musical receiver. Worth the effort to find...
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    if you had $2000...

    I don't think there are any. A bit higher and you're looking at Onkyo 674. I think the new Marantz SR4001/5001/7001/8001 may also do what you require... but I won't swear to it. I was going to buy Marantz SR8001 but decided to hang back for a year or three, until the HDMI mess gets sorted out.
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    if you had $2000...

    What is the use... movies, music or both? If both, what % of each? How big is the room? I just replaced an Onkyo that died after only five years with the Panasonic XR-57 and I love it. I produces more power and has better sound than the Onkyo ever did. At < $300 there is no better bang for your...
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    digital receiver panasonic SA XR 700

    I'd wait for the HDMI mess to get sorted out if you can (wait for 1.3 and reviews of the products). I would never have purchased a receiver right now if mine hadn't died. If you are determined to buy now try to get your hands on the speakers impedance curve and make sure it doesn't dip below 6...
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    digital receiver panasonic SA XR 700

    Old. ;) JBL Studio series. S-Center, S-310 fronts and S-26 Surrounds. Oh, and a 12" HSU sub. The Panny doesn't drive the sub of course but I had to mention it.... I just love that sub.;).
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    digital receiver panasonic SA XR 700

    This man knows what he's talking about. I replaced my (dead after only 5 years) Onkyo 575x with a Panasonic XR57 and let me tell you this little Panny rocks the house. It has power that 70 Watt rated Onkyo never delivered. It outshines famous name amps at more than twice the price. Absolutely...
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    Smallville Season 5: No ENGLISH Subtitles! Why? Does R2 have them?

    Well, it isn't just Smallville. It appears that Warner in region 1 doesn't use English subtitles on any sets. I'm not sure when it started but The West Wing season 6 and Veronica Mars season 2 do not have subtitles either. It seems clear to me that Warner execs (region 1) don't give a damn about...
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    Smallville Season 5: No ENGLISH Subtitles! Why? Does R2 have them?

    It also sucks because closed captions won't work in a with a progressive scan player (no 480p). They don't work with 1080i (upscaled) either.
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    Anone got a review on "My Name is Earl" yet? Music Intact?

    Yeah, and that's only half the season. I have no doubt it's actually worse than it appears. I looked over the package in a store today and nowhere on it was the music replacement mentioned. That's just plain dishonest.
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    Anone got a review on "My Name is Earl" yet? Music Intact?

    Well, they had to know the show was going to dvd and they still didn't secure all the music rights. Pitiful. They just don't give a damn.
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    Veronica Mars season 2

    I'm not certain if it is true for all equipment but my 65" Mits and any one of three dvd players will NOT display closed captions (CC) in progressive mode. I've checked with a few other people and it appears CC only works in interlaced mode. It seems that none of the recently released Warner...