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  1. Gary.Blevins

    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    OMG!!!! I just got off the phone with GG customer service, and they called the repair tech. Basically, he stated that the TV is "repaired to manufacturer's spcifications" and there isn't anything else they will do.! :angry: :angry: :angry: I was left with "You are always free to call our...
  2. Gary.Blevins

    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    I seem to recall that GG just adjusted the focus. I am not sure about the full calibration. The first thing I always do with a new TV is run VE. (Though I think I may switch to Avia) I think it couldn't hurt to run a color and grayscale adjustment just to be sure, after they come out. As a...
  3. Gary.Blevins

    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    Hey Tim, I figure that I will call again, and this time ask for another tech to come out. If this doesn't work, I will see about another repair service. I have a friend that used to work at GG's "back in the day", and he said they used to have a "three strikes" rule: Three attempts at repair...
  4. Gary.Blevins

    Rant about GG's "repair" techs and question

    Greetings, A week ago, my 1+ year old Tosh 50HDX82, suddenly developed a darker picture. I had previously used the VE DVD to calibrate the set, so it was very noticable. I had to turn up the brightness from around 40 to 85 to see any detail. Since I purchased the extended warranty from GG's, I...
  5. Gary.Blevins

    Speakers Question

    Hey Roman, Sorry, but I can find no information on that model Technics. Since the center channel has no tweeter, I would tend to think that it would not provide the best timbre matching. However, if you like the sound and price of the Technics speakers, you could always by another set and use...
  6. Gary.Blevins

    HDTV-ready TV with HD-format Cable?? Can COMCAST deliver what I want?

    Comcast in Sacramento has the component video, and it looks great! Oh yes, to Dan: if you do end up being able to use the component Colorstream inputs on your Tosh, if it is like my 50HDX82, this disables all the PIP features. :-( Gary
  7. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Jack, That was the one I was looking at. The is rather close (the end table between the couch and loveseat), but the port will be firing down into the carpet. Thanks, Gary
  8. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Now I am getting confused! What IS the recommended max port velocity? I have seen it vary from 17 m/s (per WinISD) to 35 m/s. Needless to say, 35 m/s would make my life MUCH easier. Thanks, Gary
  9. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    I'll give it a look when I get home to see the PN#. What is the significance of the boost? By the way, have you experienced any port noise with subs? I would like to keep the port length down, but this will lead to a higher than optimal (per WinISD) air velocity. I have heard that, due to the...
  10. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Geoff, I will have to plead ignorance. What do you mean by "boost" in my plate amp? As an aside, as I looked at the WinISD for a ported Shiva in my box, I am going to lose quite a bit of displacement in the long port required. Oh well, life is full of trade offs! :) Gary
  11. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Wow! Now I know what a baby must feel like taking its first steps...I have so much left to learn! Again, Thanks for all the help and great advice! Gary
  12. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Thanks guys! I think, that I will be going with a vented 12" application, probably a Shiva. 2 last questions: 1. Will the difference between a vented Shiva and a lower quality 15" sealed be readily apparent in an HT application? 2. Tim, when you state that a vented 15" in the small...
  13. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Tim, You are correct, in that I will be using this mainly for HT (70%). I am confused (as is often the case!) by your saying that a 15" vented application might not be the best, but recommend a Shiva vented application for HT. Were you saying that, while you would not recommend a...
  14. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    By the way Jack, the DVC gives almost identical WinISD results as the Tempest in my box. Gary
  15. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Thanks for the advice guys! After plugging the tempest into WinISD, I found out a few things: 1. I don't know much about all of the various specs! :D 2. What good is a low Fs of 21Hz, say, if when you put it into a sealed enclosure, the F3 is 37 Hz? 3. If you want an F3 around 25Hz...
  16. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Hey Matt, I am by no means an expert, and I simply searched the web for ideas. Two sites said recommended enclosures for sealed 15" subs was 4-9 Ft3 and 5-10Ft3. If 3.89Ft3 is an adequate size for a 15" sub, Great! Do you have any recommendations for drivers, or a site to visit? Thanks, Gary
  17. Gary.Blevins

    Driver recommendations for 3.89Ft3 sealed sub

    Greetings, I have new JBL S38's, S26's, and an S-Center on the way, and I am now looking at my old sub for upgrading. A few years back, I converted my old 15 BSR passive sub to powered version, via a PartsExpress 150W amp. It works great, but I was thinking a new driver may improve the sound...
  18. Gary.Blevins

    JBL S310 versus S38 , BOTH with powered sub

    Thanks for all the help! As soon as I make up my mind over the S38 in cherry or beach (we have light Scandinavian furniture,)I will be placing the order. Probably tonight. BTW, I pulled the grill on my new Tosh 50HDX, and saw that the "high end" speakers were both paper coned, with the 6"...
  19. Gary.Blevins

    JBL S310 versus S38 , BOTH with powered sub

    No other opinions? Just looking for the best option music and HT wise between the two speakers: S310 and S38. Gary
  20. Gary.Blevins

    JBL S310 versus S38 , BOTH with powered sub

    Thanks Angelo, I currently have older Bose floor models, so I was originally looking only at the S310's. I am looking for the best sound and timbre matching with the S-CenterII. If I can save some $$ by getting the 38's, great, but I don't want to sacrifice output. Gary
  21. Gary.Blevins

    Comcast HDTV tuners (Hopefully not wrong forum)

    Hey James^Brian, As I was told (though I am not sure the Comcast rep knew what she was talking about), Comcast will be showing ABC, NBC, PBS, HBO, and Showtime in HDTV. Gary
  22. Gary.Blevins

    JBL S310 versus S38 , BOTH with powered sub

    Greets, Is there any reason to get the S310's over the S38's if I have a 15" powered sub? ( and S-CenterII center channel) I am not sure if I will be able to audition them both. I generally run 75% to 25%, Video to Music. TIA, Gary
  23. Gary.Blevins

    Voice matching...NOW I am confused!

    Hey Tyler, I am leaning toward the JBL S310 L/R's and the S-CenterII. Haven't yet decided on the surrounds to replace my older JBL bookshelves. I have an older 15 Passive subwoofer converted to powered by a Parts Express 150W amp. I am probably going to replace the cone with a newer model. I...
  24. Gary.Blevins

    Inwall Rear Speaker suggestions?

    I haven't tried them, but the JBL SP series has inwall mouting, and they appear to have the same drivers and EOS tweeter that the Studio series and Northbridge series have. http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...SPT&sCatId=IWO Gary
  25. Gary.Blevins

    Voice matching...NOW I am confused!

    Thanks! So as you describe it, timber/voice matching is more related to tweeter and some mid driver, than to low driver/woofer. This makes more sense to me, and will make speaker selection easier. Gary
  26. Gary.Blevins

    Voice matching...NOW I am confused!

    I understand the theory of voice/timbre matching. However, here is where I get confused: If the general recommendation leans towards floor standing models for general music listening, how are you ever going to match the speakers to a center channel? Most decent floor standing models have at...
  27. Gary.Blevins

    Comcast HDTV tuners (Hopefully not wrong forum)

    Thanks for your help guys! Now if I could just get Good Guys to deliver my friggin' TV! :angry: Keep having "Delivery" issues... Hopefully tonight... Gary
  28. Gary.Blevins

    Comcast HDTV tuners (Hopefully not wrong forum)

    Waaahhh...I guess that's what I get for asking a direct question like "Does it have a connection for an external antenna to receive the broadcast HDTV channels that Comcast does not provide?" The answer was "Yes it does. " Oh well, It will still be nice to only pay $5 per month to get my HDTV...
  29. Gary.Blevins

    New purchase, and question on stretch mode

    Greets, Just purchased a Tosh 50HDX82 (delivered Saturday...WOOT!), and what swayed me towards it, versus the Hitachi 51SWX20B was the zoom mode. Though the salesman said that the Hitachi used a progressive stretch mode similar to the Tosh, I really noticed a kind of "Fish-eye" effect (for lack...
  30. Gary.Blevins

    Comcast HDTV tuners (Hopefully not wrong forum)

    Just thought I would let everyone in the Sacramento,CA area know that Comcast is now offering their HDTV tuners for $5 per month on top of the digital cable box cost. They will carry ABC, NBC, PBS, Showtime, and HBO. (No CBS..) It will have an antenna input (per Comcast, I haven't seen the...
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