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  1. Graham Martin

    Does the ultimate DVR/DVDR exist?

    Many thanks. I think I will grab the basic $99 DirecTivo box for now since it has dual tuner capability. I will look into new options over the next 12 months!
  2. Graham Martin

    Does the ultimate DVR/DVDR exist?

    I am guessing by the silence, that my drem box does not exist. If anyone is aware of something like this, please let me know! Thanks, Graham Martin
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Graham Martin

    The next AFI 100 Years...100 (fill-in-the-blank) is...

    Seth, Good points. I was imagining more of an imediate fight, but I guess you ahve to take all of a vlillain's or hero's resources into account. {{Graham starts reviewing his list again...}}
  6. Graham Martin

    The next AFI 100 Years...100 (fill-in-the-blank) is...

    Thanks! I just thought it would help lighten the mood!
  7. Graham Martin

    The next AFI 100 Years...100 (fill-in-the-blank) is...

    Ok…ok new idea... Take the list and look at the match-ups. If the hero and the villains ranked at the same level fought, who would win? Here is my take: 1. Atticus Finch (in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) vs Dr. Hannibal Lecter (in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) Finch, being a lawyer, gets a...
  8. Graham Martin

    HTF REVIEW: "Monsters, Inc." (Highly Recommended) (with screenshots)

    I was hoping the review could contain a little more information. Oh well. :wink:
  9. Graham Martin

    Scaler needed for my Philips TV?

    I just found this thread that discusses the same issue. However, no results are posted and the user has indicated he does nto wish to receive emails. Anyone else with a 64pp9751 have ideas?
  10. 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...
  11. Graham Martin

    VSX-D811S with 6 Ohm Fronts?

    I was considering OneCall.com but I live 2 minutes from a Best Buy that carries them for about the same price one you factor shipping. iwill probably test out from best Buy since they have a 30 day return policy.
  12. Graham Martin

    Speaker wire length

    Yeah, I know the measurable difference is small, but I always do it as part of "best practices." I will have to swap some out one day and run a phase test. :-)
  13. Graham Martin

    VSX-D811S with 6 Ohm Fronts?

    Thanks for the extra info. It is a small room and I mostly watch movies. I try not to listen too loud, probably around 65-70db on the test tones. I iwll let you know how it goes.
  14. Graham Martin

    Speaker wire length

    Just make sure they are all the same length. If you have an odd configuration in the dorm, don't have one wire be 2 feet and the other be 14 feet. (Usually happens wehn you have to put your receiver closer to one speaker than the other!)
  15. Graham Martin

    VSX-D811S with 6 Ohm Fronts?

    How disappointing... I thought my search was over. Well, looks like I either need to get new speakers or get a different amp. Any suggestions on a 811 competitor that will handle 6 Ohm fronts?
  16. 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...
  17. Graham Martin

    Best Receiver and DVD for <= $500 total?

    Another question: Any suggestion on where to try out a VSX-D811S? Thanks! PS: Any other feednback would be greatly appreciated!
  18. Graham Martin

    Best Receiver and DVD for <= $500 total?

    Just to confirm, you are talking about the model number: VSX-D811S? Thanks!
  19. Graham Martin

    Best Receiver and DVD for <= $500 total?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I will check those out. Anyone else?
  20. 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...
  21. Graham Martin

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

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I got my TV and I love it. I posted an open letter to the on-line vendor because of their wonderful service at http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=74139 Thanks again for everyone's help!
  22. 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...
  23. Graham Martin

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

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I pulled the trigger on teh Philips 64pp9751 !! I bought it from http://www.dmartstores.com/phil6464widr.html even though they wer $400 more expensive than the cheapest online source I could find. I did so because I etsted their 800 number 3 times and they...
  24. Graham Martin

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

    True, but I am in Maryland and the are accross the border in DC. Best situation, if they are good!
  25. Graham Martin

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

    Thanks for the feedback. I will wait till Tuesday and call the fourth company since they are local to me and see if I can go to their warehouse and pick up the TV. If I can, I save another $300 ad that would seal the deal!
  26. 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...
  27. Graham Martin

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

    Thanks for the info! Is the Marantz model being discontinued as well and should I expect the $3500 or so price for it?
  28. Graham Martin

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

    Ah! What is the Marantz version? I don't know the model number. As for the Mitsu... I just saw a 65819 today when I was out shopping and it looked very good. I am not sure what you get above and beyond the 65809, though. They looked the same to me, btu I was in a store so they weren't...
  29. Graham Martin

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

    I have been looking into getting the Philips you recomended and it looks like it is only available on-line. Based on the horror stories I have heard, I am nervous about purchasing from these on-line merhcants. I can not find anyone local to me (Baltimore, MD) that has the set. Any tips? Also...
  30. Graham Martin

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

    The Philips sounds like a great deal. Should I be aware fo any issues with it since it is discontinued? How about Philips in general? Also, I found it at several e-tailers and I was wondering if anyone has any feedback about these sites and ordering from e-tailers in general. Thanks! SITES...
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