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  1. Earl Simpson

    been out of the game for a while, in need of a new receiver

    I am looking to upgrade my HK7200 to a HD receiver. Any bargains out there that are close to the power and quality of the HK7200?
  2. Earl Simpson

    My HDM Impressions... One Month Later

    As soon as I get my free ones I will post the results. Have both systems and prefer my PS3 for an all in one machine with minimum cables. Every BR so far has been perfect. 30 in my library. Broke down and bought the HD sampler to check out my A2 and it played fine. I will not invest in any HD...
  3. Earl Simpson

    PS3 and HD Player VS. Samsung Combo Player

    Thats what I did and am happy so far. Time will tell but I do have the PS3 60 version and have not heard any bad things about the other 3 versions. Wireless internet and media readers are not that important to most people and the 40 version may be the way to go and the cheapest. Have not bought...
  4. Earl Simpson

    PS3 and HD Player VS. Samsung Combo Player

    AVS Forum Linear or Bitstream sound...need a geek to help me with this. - PLAYSTATION®3 General - PlayStation.com Forums Bitstream is basically the PS3 sending audio signal directly to the reciever and the reciever decodes it. Linear PCM is the PS3 decoding it, then sending the...
  5. Earl Simpson

    PS3 and HD Player VS. Samsung Combo Player

    Hey, thats info that would be nice to have. Got a link man so I can read up. Thanks man. What is lost? I am getting all 6 channels. What am I missing?
  6. Earl Simpson

    PS3 and HD Player VS. Samsung Combo Player

    The PS3 does bitstream on all my DVDs and BRs. Are you talking about CDs? Have not tried a CD yet.
  7. Earl Simpson

    ps3 problem...cant access the main menu

    I could not get a complete audio signal on PCM/I had to use bitstream with my optical cable to my receiver. Remember there are several settings in the PS3 menu for audio if you have one. Always try the highest resolution first for your video settings and leave it there if it works. Some have an...
  8. Earl Simpson

    Officially format neutral today

    Me too! Price and quality talk. Everything else walks.
  9. Earl Simpson

    Toshiba HD-A3?

    Agree, jump in 4 times. Bought several A2s for presents to my children even though I am a BR fan. At $99 with 5 free ones this is a no brainer.
  10. Earl Simpson

    ps3 problem...cant access the main menu

    we have all been there and wore that shirt several times. LOL Try getting your sound options set correct after a major FW update. ARGH!
  11. Earl Simpson

    New HDTV owner, hardware buy questions

    Ditto//// I use my PS3 all the time. I can not say how long it will last, but ask me 2 years from now. LOL PS/most players have mounting restrictions the PS3 does not have. You don't even see it next to my black TV vertically mounted.
  12. Earl Simpson

    Should I do it?

    For that price I got both also. LOL
  13. Earl Simpson

    PS3 and HD Player VS. Samsung Combo Player

    I bought one of each format but prefer my PS3 for everyday use. I think you will find that if you shop the sales you can get one of each cheaper and that will allow you to add a second BR/HD TV in another room. Working on my 3rd 1080P TV and I have the 46/2500 Sony as well as the Sharp 52". I...
  14. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    The PS3 does a better job than my A2 for upscaling also. Before Sony did the UPconvert FW drop we were all watching in 480 or something and it was fine.
  15. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    That is a great deal. It has a LAN connection? Correct?
  16. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Ditto/the PS3 set up is a bear and has at least two places to set audio. Check all the menus out in the PS3. Also I discovered last night that I needed bitstream set for optical to the 7200. Otherwise only two channels.
  17. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Also that may be a set up issue with your Yama. Since you are telling it you have two video sources it may be confused. Most default to HDMI. Just use your HDMI in and componant out on your YAMA
  18. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Use your optical for that. Also why not just use HDMI in and Componant out on your receiver.
  19. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    The PS3 is an oustanding BR and DVD player. I may get another one for a spare room if there are any great BF deals. I just bought two Toshiba A2s on sale at Walmart for $98 each, but the upconvert is not very good so far. Still checking these units out as they are Christmas presents and I do not...
  20. Earl Simpson

    Fry's HD DVD / Blu-Ray Sale

    Ditto, got 7 BRs for 9.99 each. Wow!
  21. Earl Simpson

    Blu-ray rebate question.

    Chicken Little/Corpse Bride/Hart’s War/The Italian Job/Underworld Evolution
  22. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Have not tried it yet! thanks!
  23. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Cool, anyone try go to different sites on the internet than the Sony ones?
  24. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Got My 5 free DVDs today. About 30 days total time. I am happy!
  25. Earl Simpson

    PS3 Price Drop - $499

    Got mine today! Very nice!
  26. Earl Simpson

    Help me decide (please): PS3 vs. BDP-S300

    ditto/Love my PS3. I am still trying to figure out all the features of this beast. I think you can hook up a keyboard and mouse and surf the net. Just have not tried that yet.
  27. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Updated to 1.90 and the system locked up before the actual install. Turned the unit off for 30 minutes and back on and it did the update fine. Customer service told me it was toast and to send it back when it locked. That is when I decided to cold reboot and then turn on the box normally. The...
  28. Earl Simpson

    Official Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player Thread

    Anyone get the free BR DVDs yet?
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