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  1. Chad Sunderland

    Vista Premium, DVI & 50" Plasma TV

    Hi, I have just purchased a Philips 50" plasma, and a new HP Vista Premiuim PC with DVI output. With my PC set at a 1366 x 768 screen resolution, my image on the screen looks good and fills the monitor properly. The problem is, that the text is so small that I am unable to read webpages from...
  2. Chad Sunderland

    Problem with Dayton (300-630) Tiny Mighty

    Hi, I have a Dayton first-revision DLS (300-630)Tiny Mighty 10" subwoofer. I've had this sub for about 3 years now, and till now it has been trouble free. Recently, the sub has a "scratchy" and "loose" sound to it. It is very apparent on loud, heavy bass. On quieter bass, you have to listen...
  3. Chad Sunderland

    Harman Kardon AVR-525 for sale

    I am letting this receiver go as I have just purchased a Plasma, and I would like to take advantage of HDMI. Receiver is in excellent conditon, with no problems. Comes with both remotes, and will ship in the factory box. I unfortuantely have misplaced the manual, but it can be downloaded...
  4. Chad Sunderland

    Axiom VP-150 and M22ti's for sale

    Well, after some negotiations with wife, and due to the fact that we now have a 6 month old starting to crawl around, she has *allowed* me to get a 50" Plasma in exchange for getting rid of my 53" RPTV, but also in the negotiations I agreed to sell off my "big ugly speakers" and go with wall...
  5. Chad Sunderland

    How do I get my PC signal to my TV?

    Hi, I just ordered myself a new computer that is going to be hooked up to my home theater system exclusively. The PC is an HP a1750y running Vista Home Premium. The video card is a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7500LE which has VGA, DVI & S-Video outs. My TV is a Pansonic 53WX42 53" RPTV. The TV does...
  6. Chad Sunderland

    Just bought a Panasonic XR25, can't program the remote!

    I just got a XR25 yesterday, nice receiver, but I would like to use the remote to control my TV and DVD player also. The receiver came with no instructions telling me how to program it! I can also not find this model remote on the Panasonic web page. It is model EUR7622KA0. Can anyone help me...
  7. Chad Sunderland

    Hum when using a DC power supply

    Hi, I just set up a super budget surround sound set-up in our new garage. Just something to give me some sound while I'm working on the cars... I have a Panasonic XR25 receiver, and for a sub, I used a DC power inverter, a JBL car amp, and a pair of Pioneer 12" subs in a car box. I...
  8. Chad Sunderland

    I want a DVD player that is good with MP3 discs

    Hi, we have just built a new garage, and I am setting up a cheap surround sound system in it. What I am wanting, is a DVD player that is very good at playing MP3 CD's. An On-screen playlist would be VERY nice. DVD video playback is totally secondary here, we will hardly ever watch DVD's...
  9. Chad Sunderland

    Need help with cheap "garage" subwoofer setup

    Hi, I am in the process of building a new garage...and I want a decent sound system in it. I want to do this as cheaply as possible, and use mostly components I already have. I'm also going to be hooking up a TV and a DVD player in there. So far, I have the wires ran for the 4 surround...
  10. Chad Sunderland

    I have burn in! :(

    Hi, I have burn in on my Panasonic PT-53WX42. This is my first RPTV, and it was my own fault, I left the TV on Fox News for most of the war, and now I have a yellowish square right where the Fox News station logo was. Now...what is the best course of action to take. I'm a little confused as to...
  11. Chad Sunderland

    7.1 newbie needs help with Axiom setup

    Hi, I just ordered a H/K 525 and I want to take advantage of it's 7.1 capability. Right now I am running an Axiom 5.1 setup consisting of a VP150 center, M22 fronts, and QS4 rears. I've never really experienced a 7.1 system, so I don't know the "proper" way it should be setup. My options...
  12. Chad Sunderland

    Hooking PC to reciever through digital output

    Hi, I have a SoundBlaster Live 5.1 sound card in my PC, and I also have my whole CD collection of over 800 albums archived in MP3 format on the hard drive. My PC and my reciever are in the same room, so I like the convenience of listening to my MP3 instead of digging through all of my CDs. Right...
  13. Chad Sunderland

    Help me choose between these receivers

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my Yamaha HTR-5460 for something that has more digital inputs, and Dolby Pro-Logic II capability. The receivers I am looking at are the Marantz SR-7300, the HK AVR-525, and the Yamaha RX-V1300. My current Yammie is my first receiver, and was leaning heavily towards...
  14. Chad Sunderland

    Are there any budget in-wall speakers that don't sound awful???

    Hi, I need to find some budget in-wall speakers, that don't sound terrible! The situation is this...for Christmas I bought my parents a cheap reciever, and gave them my hand-me-down Cerwin Vega 5.1 speaker system. Well...after everything is hooked up, it sounds pretty nice, but my Mom is...
  15. Chad Sunderland

    Raising a sub off the floor...does it work?

    Hi, I just got a Dayton DLS 10" powered sub from Parts Express to replace my old Cerwin Vega 10" powered sub. This setup is in my bedroom, so space is kinda tight. Right now I have the CV wedged between my desk and the wall, and it fits pretty nice. The problem is, the DLS is a few inches wider...
  16. Chad Sunderland

    Help me replace the drivers in my 3-way bookshelf speakers

    Hi, just this past weekend I picked up a pair of these KLH 3-way bookshelves at BestBuy for $20! http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=...=16&e=11166707 They actually don't sound too bad for female vocals, but male vocals leave a lot to be desired. I want to replace the drivers, and I need...
  17. Chad Sunderland

    Newbie DIY bookshelf suggestions wanted

    Hi, I just got a set of KLH bookshelf speakers on sale at BestBuy for $20! I know KLH isn't a good brand, and I didn't really NEED these speakers, but for $20...it was just too good, not to buy them. :) In the store...I didn't think they sounded too bad...then again I didn't put them against any...
  18. Chad Sunderland

    Help me build a low cost powered sub

    Hi, I'm interested in building a powered sub for less than $150, if possible. Right now I am using Axiom surrounds, along with a Cerwin Vega 10" powered sub that was a left over from my previous Cerwin Vega "home-theater-in-a-box" setup. This is the only sub I have owned, and it sounds pretty...
  19. Chad Sunderland

    Ordered Axioms today!

    Hi, I just ordered my first set of "decent" speakers today, and I can't wait till Friday gets here to try them out! I ended up going with M22ti's for fronts, VP150 for center, and QS4's for surrounds. This setup is actually cheaper because of advice I recieved from Axiom! I had pretty much...
  20. Chad Sunderland

    Video selctor switch with optical inputs

    Hi, I have 3 game consoles, a PS2, an X-Box, and a DreamCast that I run through my Yamaha receiver. The X-Box and the PS2 both have optical outputs. I do not have enough optical inputs on my reciever to use the optical outs on my game systems. What I'm looking for is a simple selector switch...
  21. Chad Sunderland

    Compare these 4 receivers...

    Hi, I'm looking into getting a new reciever to replace my Yamaha HTR-5460. A few of the reasons that I'm looking to upgrade is, I don't have enough digital audio inputs, and I'd like to have Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6 for watching VHS and satellite. The 4 recievers I am looking at are...
  22. Chad Sunderland

    Help me pick an Axiom system

    Hi, I'm looking at upgrading my speakers, and I'm pretty much set on Axioms from reading rave reviews, and after seeing there great prices. I'm in a small town in central PA, and I have nowhere to audition many brands of speakers. My only options around here are Circuit City and Best Buy. I've...
  23. Chad Sunderland

    Help me choose a new reciever

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my reciever, and I'd like some of your opinions. Right now I have a Yamaha HTR-5460, I really like this reciever...it has been very dependable, and has a great sound, so I am slightly leaning towards another Yamaha. I'm also planning on going with Axiom speakers when I...
  24. Chad Sunderland

    Dish Network, DirecTV and "HD Ready" TV help needed!

    Hi, I'm having a problem choosing which satellite system I should go with, and I'd really appreciate some input. I just bought a Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Widescreen, "HD Ready", Rear projection TV. I actually don't even have it yet, it is being delivered tomorrow. My first qusetion is this...I...
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