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  1. BrettisMckinney

    Yamaha 2600 help..cant get into menu?

    Hey guys, just bought this yesterday and unfortunately I cant connect the monitor out to my tv as the tv juts died. THing is though, I cant even get to a menu on the unit itself and cant find anything in the manual. It always uses the GUI in the manual. Im stuck and cant do anything without a...
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    Advice on Projector Screens please...

    So far ive managed to use my Panny AE700 on my beige wall in a rented apartment with satisfactory results. I really wanted to get a screen and apart from models etc there is some things I dont quite understand. I see that they come is aspects 16:9 and 4:3. For me its just for DVD so obviously...
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    Dali centre speaker shielding problems

    I've just tried to put my Dali Concept Centre speaker on top of my Toshiba CRT set and im getting quite bad purple and blue colorization. The speaker says its shielded but yet it still does it. I've also tried an older Sony centre speaker(also says shielded) and it does the same. As soon as i...
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    Yamaha 2600 question

    Hey guys, I just got some cash that i wanna burn and I dont think I can hold out on a receiver till next year when they support the new HD formats. Currently im using a Yammy rxv496..pretty old school. So im looking at maybe getting the 2600. Hopefully I can hear some improvement over the...
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    Toshiba A1 region coding?

    I live in Australia and am thinking about importing one of these suckers, but my question is, is the player Region free? I can find instances where they say there is no region for HD...but im only finding speculations on if its the same for the SD dvd it plays. Its no good to me if I cant...
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    Projector owners...what to do if power goes out??

    Hey guys. I was just wondering what you do with your projector if the power goes off during a movie? I've never really thought about it until the power went off the other day, I was thankfull I wasnt using it. So does everyone use a UPS or whatever they are? Or does it damage it to be turned...
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    Bi-wiring question...

    Hey guys, i'm using Paradigm Monitor 7's through my yammy rxv496 and when i purchased them the guys there made me up a bi-wired cable. They said it would be better and told me how to connect it. Anyway, lots of time has gone past and I thought that maybe since I dont know anything about...
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    HD-DVD audio formats question

    Hi guys. Im an aussie and we unfortunately dont have any HD-DVD's to purchase as yet. I am considering importing the Toshiba for my panny AE700..im pretty impatient hehe. Now i know mostly about the video aspects of the format but I havnt really heard much in the way of the audio. I've...
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    Help me choose a superhero for dress-up party!

    I've got a superhero party next weekend and i really have no idea who I should go as. I want something that I dont have to go into too much effort for. I'm broke and cant really be bothered making something up. So I was wondering if you can help me choose something more uncommon. I was...
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    Any news of when Australia get in on the act?

    I gotta tell ya, guys are making me so jealous! It really sucks living in Australia. I want a HD-DVD sooo bad. I've stopped buying SD-DVD's now but I have no idea when the Toshiba or any units are finally coming over. I cant find details anywhere. Only that a laptop is here that has one but no...
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    Calibrating Projectors..oh god..could it be any harder?

    Ive had my Panny AE700 for around 12 months now and have left it on the normal setting with -2 color temp. To be honest..it looks quite good. But im a bit of a picky guy and have never been wowed by it. I realise for this price range it wouldnt be awesome but i feel i could get better out of it...
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    Confused with sample rates..help please!

    Ive been playing with HT for ages and though it might be an incredibly stupid question its something I havnt had to have any experience with. Basically what Im wondering is if you want to use 96kz for 2 channel audio, can that only be achievable over analogue? I ask this as I am using a DD sound...
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    How important are Projector screens?

    Ive been using my Panasonic AE700 for around 12 months now and its been used on a painted white wall in the lounge. Im renting and have been pretty broke so havnt thought about a screen. To be honest the image is great..well acceptable and the main thing i notice i guess is brightness/contrast a...
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    PT-AE700 flicker problem?

    I've had my projector for about 3 dvds worth so far, and last night i noticed that ever 3-5 seconds i could see the image flicker if i stared at a spot. I never noticed it before, but now its really getting on my nerves. Does anyone know what this could be, or if its common? Thanks
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    Progressive scan and Projectors

    I just purchased the PTAE700 Panasonic projector. Its on order, so havent recieved it yet. Just a quick question, my dvd player at the moment is a Toshiba, and its not progressive scan. Should i be looking at upgrading to a progressive scan for use with this projector? The purpose of it is...
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    Projector insanity...how can one choose?

    At the moment im trying to decide between 2 projectors and im having a real hard time. They are the Panasonic PTAE700, and the LG RDJT-92. Basically my issue is that the 700 is gonna cost me another $1000(aus). SO i have to work out if high def is worth it. All i want is a large screen up to...
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    Grrrr! Where is the distortion coming from? Help!!

    I have finally had enough..its driving me wild. Firstly, here is my equipment: Yamaha RX496 reciever Toshiba SD2960 dvd player Dali Concept Centre speaker Paradigm Monitor speakers Im using a Crest Xstream optical cable from DVD to amp, and good quality speaker cable, all new. Now...
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    Some help with projector specs

    Hey guys, Im looking at buying my first projector, and im on a budget. I live in Australia and have seen a LG projector model RD-JT92. It is DLP. If ya have a look at the specs http://au.lge.com/md/product/prodcat...Id=1100000385# I just cant work out about HD. Can you tell me what the go is...
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    Help! I need to be a HT expert by tomorrow!!

    Ok so i have landed a job at a new Audio Visual superstore, i have a basic knowledge, well a fair bit away from nothing, but im still worried. I have spent the last week settting all the gear up for a big demo room. Tomorrow is the first day of opening, and my weakest area of knowledge would...
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    Quck question on tone controls...

    Hey guys, i was just wondering what you do with your bass/treble nobs on your reciever. Im having a hard time thinking weather i need to move these from centre or not. I would like to know what most of you guys do, if you leave them or add depending on certain situations or not. Im running a Yam...
  21. BrettisMckinney

    Desparetely need help with sub placement!

    Im soo close to giving up here :frowning: I have a rectangle shaper lounge with tv against a wall at the front, Monitor 7's spaced perfectely either side with about 2 meters from the corner. I'm using a Sony SW40 with a Yammy rx496 amp. All speakers are set to small, and LFE to SW. So far...
  22. BrettisMckinney

    Any suggestions for songs to test new speakers!

    Ok im 2 days away from getting my first set of (decent) speakers. I've just bought Paradigm Monitor 7's, heard them in the shop and loved them so cant wait to get'em home! I'm running a Yammy RX496, hope it sounds ok..got some monster bi-wire too :) SOoo...i was wondering if folks here could...
  23. BrettisMckinney

    Whats better for sound...carpet or timber floors?

    I'm looking at renting a new house and the loung room for HT is very important to me. I was just wondering what is more ideal for sound...carpet or timber floors?
  24. BrettisMckinney

    Looking at Jenson SPX-9's...any thoughts?

    I've been hunting for some mid priced mains for my HT around the $1000(aus) I was first looking at Wharfedales xarus 5000 then i saw some Jensens. On a quick compare the Jensens were soo much brighter and clear in the mid and highs, and the wharfies sounded really muddy. The Wharfes have a 8"...
  25. BrettisMckinney

    Wharfedale XR5000 opions please

    Hey...im about to update my mains and am looking for something decent for music but mostly for HT. I found a pair of these bad boys on sale at the moment..they are like $1100 aus...a fair bit of their recommended price. They sounded ok in the shop..but i cant find any reviews or info on them on...
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    Quality of video-out to Tv's..game worthy?

    Im trying to decide weather to buy a good graphics card to hook my computer to my WS tv or buy an xbox. Xbox hooks up nice and easy..but i'm a pc man and if it looks alright i'd rather go that way. I've got all inputs on my tv, but i guess video cards only have svideo out. ANyone give me a hint...
  27. BrettisMckinney

    Computer or xbox..which way to go??

    ok..i've got a sweet hometheatre..76cm WS TV..full surround sound geat etc..now i have a good computer except for the video card(geforce 2) now i'm confused as to if i should get a good video card for games, or buy a X-box. The xbox will hook up very easy..s-video in and optical etc..which i...
  28. BrettisMckinney

    How does one find out ones reciever crossover?

    I have a Yammy rx-496 and i have no settings for the crossover. I have all speakers set to small and lfe to sub. I checked the manual and didnt say. Just says when describing LFE..this channel is for 20-120hz. THinking it could be 120? Dont know. I've set my sony sawm40 to around 80..if i go up...
  29. BrettisMckinney

    Crossover on sub or amp??

    I never thought about it much before but after doing some reading i think im a bit confused. I've set all my speakers to small and i have a manual crossover on my sub that i set at around 80-85. Now i hear that if the amp has a sub crossover at 85 then that is all that will be sent to the...
  30. BrettisMckinney

    100 hertz smertz

    Hey..can anyone tell me just exactly how much difference 100 hz makes? Yes, i get the technical side..but if switch between 50 and 100 i notice nothing. I still see movement in images..some titles still flicker. So i wanna know what the main diff is. Also, i notice on a lot of straight lines...
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