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  1. Graham Martin

    Does the ultimate DVR/DVDR exist?

    I have been trolling the forums and searching online for my solution to my ultimate DVR solution to go with my DirecTV system and home theater, but I have not found it yet. I was wondering if anyone has seen a system that ahs the features I am looking for. Here are my desired features: 1. DVR...
  2. Graham Martin

    Satelite Options?

    OK... Comcast in Maryland does not offer Fox Sports World. (Want my international soccer!) I am looking at options between Dish Network and Direct TV. I hope this is the right forum to ask such questions. I search for similar therads, but they seemed to be few and far between. Here is what I...
  3. Graham Martin

    Scaler needed for my Philips TV?

    I just got my first Prog Scan player and I had a question: I am using a Philips 64pp9751 (Link Removed) and a SONY DVP-NS715P player. (Soon to be returned as I just purchased a RP82) When I played LOTR in Progessive mode with componant hooks to my HD input jacks, I found that I could use TV...
  4. Graham Martin

    VSX-D811S with 6 Ohm Fronts?

    Per my previous post I am trying to satisfy my upgrade bug with not much $$ left in the wallet. I saw someone mention to watch out if I get the Pioneer 811 if my fronts are 6 Ohms. I checked and the BIC V604s I use for Front L/R *are* 6 Ohms while the center BIC V52CLR and surround V52's are 8...
  5. Graham Martin

    Best Receiver and DVD for <= $500 total?

    I have recently finished the design of my home theater room, bought the chairs, installed the cables and now the upgrade bug has bitten! Like many, I am tempted by the huge drop in progressive scan DVD players recently and I would like to jump in with both feet, but my budget is now shot on new...
  6. Graham Martin

    An open letter to www.dmartstores.com

    Since everyone here helped me make my TV decision, I wanted to share my great shopping experience with everyone. here is a letter I sent to the on-line vendor I purchased my set from: Dear DMATSTORES.COM: I recently ordered the Philips 64" TV (64PP9751) from you. You were selling a great set...
  7. Graham Martin

    To shop onlline or not to shop on line... THAT is the question!

    I am looking at these four sites selling the Philips 64PP9751 and trying to decide if it is worth the greatly reduced prices. I hadn't considered Philips until someone pointed out this great deal since this model is being discontinued. It's major selling points are that it is a 64" 16:9 screen...
  8. Graham Martin

    Best choice of 16:9 CRT RPTV....?

    It is with many thanks to many poeple in this forum that I am proud to say that I have at least decided upon the technology that I want to buy. Now I would love input from people with experience with this particular setup: Totaly dark room devoted to HT. Mostly DVDs with some Play Station 2...
  9. Graham Martin

    Considering buying used Boxlight MP-38t... Opinions?

    I am considering buying a used Boxlight MP-38t from someone on this forum for around $2300. I have two main questions: 1. Anyone have experience with this model and have opinions? I have read up at Projector Central and at The Boxlight Site and it seems to be a good deal, I am worried about...
  10. Graham Martin

    Newbie asks about RPTVs, FPTVs and DVTVs...

    I have read the entire primer from the basics thread and I didn't see anything that compared the three types of display devices and their underlying technologies. (I may have missed it.) I know alot about DVTV and a good amoutn about RPTV, but I looking at my needs I am thinking of FPTV. Anyone...
  11. Graham Martin

    Criterion Sale at DVDPlanet.com

    This may be well known, but in case it isn't: I just ordered 6 criterion DVDs from DVD Planet, including the now out-of-print Charade for $50.00 less than Amazon after you calculate shipping at DVDPlanet and use free shipping at Amazon! Here are the titles and prices I paid and the shipping...
  12. Graham Martin

    Newbie with $3500 burning hole in pocket...

    I have been reading this forum and all of the useful info in it for over a month now and I feel ready to make my first "I am a newbie and I am looking for a new set" post. I hope I have supplied enough info below to warrant some help. If not, please let me know what I have omitted and I will...
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