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  1. Stephen Hopkins

    Hardware Review Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote & Apps Review

    Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote & Mobile Device Interface I’ve been a Logitech Harmony user for quite a while. For the last 7 years I’ve touted the ease of setup and use of the Harmony line to my friends, family, and anyone who would listen on most A/V related forums. My stance the whole...
  2. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Sonance HomeTech THX LCR In-Wall Speakers (3) - $125

    I have for sale a set of 3 Sonance HomeTech THX LCR in-wall speakers. These are brand new in their original packaging. I bought these and the bipole THX SUR surrounds but ended up just using the SUR surrounds in the back. These are great sounding THX certified speakers from a company that...
  3. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Samsung BD-UP5000 BluRay/HD-DVD Duo Player - HQV REON - $350

    I have for sale a Samsung BD-UP5000 BluRay/HD-DVD duo-player with HQV Reon video processing. This player scored higher than ANY DVD PLAYER (other than the Denon 5910) in the Secrets DVD Benchmark. It has the remarkable HQV Reon video processing chip for the absolute best scaling of standard DVD...
  4. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Swans 6.1 Rosewood Floor Standing Speakers - $700 + SH

    As much as it pains me, I'm offering for sale my Swans 6.1 Rosewood speakers. I would not even consider letting these go if it were not due to fertility related expenses that have come up (which obviously take precedence). These are amazing speakers for the price, in both sound quality and...
  5. Stephen Hopkins

    Pioneer Elite 82TXs 7.1 HDMI THX Home Theater Receiver

    I have for sale a Pioneer Elite 82TXs receiver. It is 7.1 with THX Select2 certification/processing. It has 3 HDMI inputs and 1 output capable HDMI audio from BluRay, HD-DVD, PS3, X-Box 360, or any other HDMI audio source. It has iPod integration for easy access to your digital music connection...
  6. Stephen Hopkins

    FS/FT: Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player w/ V for Vendetta - $80

    I have for sale a 5-month old Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD player. It is not refurbished and was purchased new. It's in like new condition in the box and includes the original UPC (still on the box) and original receipt. It is still eligible for the free HD-DVD rebate which I can also include a copy of...
  7. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Over 100 DVDs, discounts on multiple discs!

    I've picked up both BluRay and HD-DVD players... in an effort to pick up some more discs for the new formats I'm clearing out some of my standard DVDs. All are in great condition (box, labels, disc) and most have only been watched once (some never, some new in wrapper). There only a handful of...
  8. Stephen Hopkins

    New house... New HT room... everything I wanted it to be!

    I thought I'd post some pics of my home theater as it is right now. It's around 90% complete. The major projects left are a hide-away facade to cover up the screen housing and to re-build the subwoofer (to fit back in the dormer behind the seats). The only minor touches lacking are mounting the...
  9. Stephen Hopkins

    $1500 front projection + 5.1 + dvd

    This weekend, while helping us move into our new house, a close family-friend was very impressed by my 3rd floor theater room. My setup is as follows: Panasonic AE700u Projector Ultra 100" 16:9 Electric Screen Pioneer Elite 82TXs Receiver Swans 6.1 Mains Swans 2.1 Surrounds Swans C3...
  10. Stephen Hopkins

    Where in-line to place HDMI extender/

    In a few weeks I'll be moving into a new house. It will have a 3rd floor bonus room that will be a dedicated home-theater. I've pre-run a 50ft HDMI cable in-wall to my projector mount location. I'll pull the cable directly out of the ceiling and connect it to the projector, a Panasonic AE700u. I...
  11. Stephen Hopkins

    Inexpensive in-wall speakers for living room (NOT main HT)

    We're currently building a house and had the living room pre-wired for speakers front and back. I was originally planning on wall-mounting the Yamaha HTIB speakers we're using in our current living room. Well yesterday I was in the house while they were putting the wall-plates on. I was...
  12. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Swans Diva 4.1 Speakers, $300

    I'm moving into a bigger house w/ a dedicated home theater room and I'm hoping to move up some bigger main speakers. I have for sale here a pair of Swans Diva 4.1 speakers in Black Cherry finish. They're in great working and cosmetic condition and sound wonderful. These were a bargain at $550...
  13. Stephen Hopkins

    Yamaha RX-V1700 or RX-V2600???

    My wife loves to tell me what other people are getting me for christmas... she thinks if she tells me then I'll tell her... though I never do. Anyway, she let me know my father-in-law is getting me a Yamaha RX-V1700 and Harmony 880 remote (after i showed him the Onkyo SR803 refurb from eCost for...
  14. Stephen Hopkins

    Ported enclosure for original Ascendant Avalanche

    When my wife and I moved in to a small rental house I dissassembled my subwoofer consisting of an original Ascendant Avalanche driver, Bash digital 500w plate amp, and 5.3 cf ported enclosure (2 x 3" x 11.5" ports). I still have the driver and amp but the box is gone. Now we're building a...
  15. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Panasonic PT-L300U LCD Projector 960x540 16:9 Short Throw

    I have for sale a Panasonic PT-L300U projector for sale. It is a 16x9 short-throw projector, great for getting a huge image in a small space (I get 92" diagonal from only 9' away). Its 960x540p resolution is perfect for HDTV, especially for 1080i, much better than other inexpensive 848x480p...
  16. Stephen Hopkins

    Receiver upgrade from 1014TX... Pioneer, Onkyo, Denon?

    I've had my Pioneer Elite 1014TX for a little over 2yrs now and have been very happy with it. My speakers are Swans Diva 4.1s, 2.1s, and C3 center with a DIY 5.25 cft Ascendant Avalanche subwoofer powered by a BASH Digital 500w Sub Amp. I just replaced my Bravo D1 dvd player with a Toshiba A1...
  17. Stephen Hopkins

    WTB: Swans R2 or R3 surrounds in Black Cherry

    I've just moved into a house and my HT room is smaller than previously. I need to wall mount my surrounds (replacing Swans 2.1s). I want them to match my front end (Swans 4.1 & C3) so I'm looking for some R2 or R3 surrounds, prefferably in Black Cherry (will consider Rosewood if the price is...
  18. Stephen Hopkins

    LOTS of DVDs for SALE! Most $5 each! Some TV BOX SETS & CRITERIONS!

    I'm clearing out some of the less essential DVDs in my collection and offering them for sale here. Most are $5 each but they're listed in categories by price. I'll take offers on bundles of 3 or more and I'll also ship free on bundles of 3 or more. I'll accept Paypal or money order payment. I'm...
  19. Stephen Hopkins

    PE 250W amp died... need replacement...

    My PE 250W amp died today. It acted as if there were a short and all 5 resistors on the bottom of the board burnt up. My dad is taking it to the electronics repair shop he works at but doesn't think they can do much with it. I'm going to have to replace it. I'm considering the Rythmik 250W...
  20. Stephen Hopkins

    Ground loop type hum with strange reaction

    My current subwoofer is an original AV12 driver in a 5.35 cu ft enclosure tuned to around 22hz. It's powered by a PE 272W plate amp mounted externally in its own box. Cabling is a 30ft run of Canare L5-CFB w/ RCAP connectors. I've recently (the past week or two) developed a slight hum with...
  21. Stephen Hopkins

    Replacing dead Bravo D1... Toshiba V592?

    My Bravo D1 just died outside of the warranty period and I need to replace it. I'm considering the Toshiba V592 DVD/VCR combo. It has HDMI output for DVD and uses the FLI-2310 chipset. It scored an 86 in the most recent Secrets shootout, best of any player tested including the Panasonic S97...
  22. Stephen Hopkins

    Building a new cabinet for my AV12, a few questions

    I'm starting the design for a new cabinet for my orignal AV12 driver. My current cabinet is 5.35 cu ft tuned to around 23hz (not optimal, left over from the shiva that it housed before). Over Christmas break I'm going to build a new cabinet. I'm planning on going smaller (3.23 cu ft is what I'm...
  23. Stephen Hopkins

    Atlanta DIY Meet this year? (Nov. 6, 2004)

    Is there going to be an Atlanta DIY meet this year? I've missed the past two for different reasons, but haven't seen any info on this years meet. Will there bee one? Thanks :)
  24. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: RECALLED Star Trek: Generations Special Collectors Edition

    I have a spare copy of the 2disc Special Collectors Edition of Star Trek: First Contact that was supposed to be released today but was recalled w/out an announced re-release date. The movie was recalled because of a packaging error. I'll set this go for $30 shipped or best offer. Any questions...
  25. Stephen Hopkins

    FS: Pioneer Elite 43TX DD/DTS/THX 7.1 Receiver

    I have for sell a Pioneer Elite 43TX Receiver. It is in great condition w/ only one minor scratch on the right side (not front) that has been touched up and is not noticable. It includes the remote and owners manual. It is 1yr old w/ 1yr remaining on the factory warranty. I will include the...
  26. Stephen Hopkins

    DaLite Model B Glass Beaded 92" vs. DIY Parkland Plastic

    I have a Panasonic L300U projector and have been enjoying it very much for about 9 months now. Back in May I built an 88" 16:9 parkland plastic screen using an aluminum color paint and 3" black border. I'm happy with the screen, but I'm considering getting a commercial screen to replace it. The...
  27. Stephen Hopkins

    Toshiba SD-H400 Tivo/DVD Player $150 after rebate w/ free Tivo Basic!?!?!

    Best Buy currently has the Toshiba SD-H400 Digital Media Center (80gb Tivo and Prog Scan DVD Player) for $199 out the door AND an additional $50 rebate. This player is also eligable for free Tivo Basic service. I don't record too much TV but basicly because VHS sucks on large screens. I could...
  28. Stephen Hopkins

    Swan's Divas to Wharfedale Pacific Evolutions... Upgrade? Downgrade? or Lateral Move?

    I really like my current setup consisting of Swan's Diva 4.1 mains, 2.1 surrounds, and C3 center (as well as a DIY AV12 sub and Pioneer Elite 43TX receiver). But sadly as happens from time to time I'm craving a change. An upgrade would be nice and a lateral move would be acceptable, I'm just...
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