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  1. Mike Kao

    Good Compact Speaker Recommendations?

    I just recently moved into a smaller apartment and I'm looking for a more compact system. Obviously Bose is out of the question, but are there any high quality compact speakers out there that may fit the bill? They don't have to be as small as Bose, but something under 10" that can easily be...
  2. Mike Kao

    WTB: Looking for Progressive Scan DVD player

    Hi, I was robbed 3 days ago :frowning:, and one of the items stolen was my dvd player, so now I'm looking for something to replace it. I'd be interested in particular with the following models: Panasonic XP30, XP50, RP82, CP72 SACD a plus, but not neccessary LMK what you got! e-mail...
  3. Mike Kao

    Samsung DVD-HD931 Progressive Scan DVD Player with DVI output for $234.94 shipped!

    Great price, but I hear it's not worth it if unless you can utilize the DVI-out (otherwise picture is not that great). I would think though that component output would be at least equal if not superior to most other players given that it sports the new FLI2300 Faroudja chip. EDIT: Looks like...
  4. Mike Kao

    Pioneer DV-563A Review

    I've read through all 10 pages, and about 99% of the comments has been on audio performance. It seems like most people are buying this not for DVD's but for the SACD/DVD-audio playback. Can anyone comment on the video quality progressive output and how it might compare to a fairly high-end unit...
  5. Mike Kao

    Pioneer DV-563A Review

    How does the video section compare to a player of the Panasonic XP30 caliber?
  6. Mike Kao

    Upgrading Power Cord on TV?

    Hi, I just got a new RPTV, and I was wondering if upgrading the powercord would potentially make a significant difference. I know in the audio world with receivers, amps and cd-players, it's touted to make quite a difference, and I've heard it making a difference in the video section of dvd...
  7. Mike Kao

    FS: NEW Dual Format DVD Burner DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, CD-R/W: Nothing this drive can't do!

    This is the latest in DVD burning technology, the Lite-On LDW-400. This is the fastest Dual Format DVD burner available! Here are the specs: 4X DVD-R write speeds 4X DVD+R write 2X DVD-RW rewrite 2.4X DVD+RW rewriting 8X DVD-ROM reading speeds 24X CD-R writing, 10X CD-RW rewriting...
  8. Mike Kao

    FS: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 80GB hard drive

    I have a used Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 5400RPM 80GB hard drive for only $55 + shipping! Perfect for mass storage or TIVO/ReplayTV units! Fast, reliable and quiet. Doesn't run as hot as 7200RPM's either. I kept my OS and programs on my 7200RPM drive and my media files (videos, music, etc) on...
  9. Mike Kao

    KV-32HS510 - Just got it and It's AWESOME

    I wonder how this compares to the 32hv600? It's last years model, but it allows you to adjust the DRC and turn it turn off, which the 32hs510 doesn't allow you to do from what you say.
  10. Mike Kao

    FS: 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router/Access Point, 4X DVD+R/W Burner *BLACK FACEPLATE

    Chris, I believe winxp should auto detect the drive, but regardless the drivers are included! I just sent ya an e-mail
  11. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp!

    Due to amounting bills (hospital and credit card), I have to make sacrifices and sell some equipment. I have a used in excellent condition, Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp for sale. The Signature 2.1 Features High-Current Ultrawide-Bandwidth design Amps (2 masssive capacitors per...
  12. Mike Kao

    FS: 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router/Access Point, 4X DVD+R/W Burner *BLACK FACEPLATE

    Dave, Well I'd like to sell as a bundle. Think of the software as a 'nice' bonus ;)
  13. Mike Kao

    FS: 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router/Access Point, 4X DVD+R/W Burner *BLACK FACEPLATE

    I can't afford to keep this stuff due to amounting & unexpectingly high hospital bills, so I'm putting it these items for sale. I haven't even opened them up yet or taken them out of the box! * shipping not included Brand new Dell TrueMobile 1184 2.4 GHz Wireless 802.11b Broadband Access...
  14. Mike Kao

    HK 525 modifications ! ? !

    Here's an upgrade that won't involve tearing apart your receiver and voiding the warrantee... upgrade the power cord. It comes with the detachable cord, so swap it with a nice custom-made cord, and reap in the benefits!
  15. Mike Kao

    FS: M-Audio Audophile 2496 Sound Card!

    Striping my HTPC so I can pay my hospital and credit card bills. The M-Audio Audiophile 2496 high fidelty professional Audio Card offers amazing performance & qualilty. Has less than 0.002% THD rating! link M-audio Link Retails for $230, You can't find this card anywhere less than...
  16. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp!

    Due to amounting bills (hospital and credit card), I have to make sacrifices and sell some equipment. I have a used in excellent condition, Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5 channel amp for sale. I want to keep it, and if I can I will, but at this point it doesn't look good, so I'll leave up this ad...
  17. Mike Kao

    FS: Fastest Slot Loading DVD-ROM drive! AOpen 1640 PRO!

    Shipped ;) Thanks Jerry!
  18. Mike Kao

    Must deal w/ worst possible room design for HT setup: Need Help on Placement Ideas!

    Well the problem with putting the couch on the opposite side, is that I will need about 2 feet of clearance between the couch on the back door. As it is, the distance between the couch and TV is 6 feet... I don't think having the screen 4 feet from the viewing is more than pushing it...
  19. Mike Kao

    Must deal w/ worst possible room design for HT setup: Need Help on Placement Ideas!

    I know you guys are probably tired of reading placement threads, and I normally wouldn't ask for placement advice (I supressed myself over my last HT room), but this is a much more difficult situation. Take a look at the layout of the room and you'll soon see what I'm talking about: I...
  20. Mike Kao

    bass shakers in bean bags

    you certainly can't attach a bass shaker directly to a bean bag, but you could make a platform that has the bass shaker planted on and put the bean bags on top of the platform... sounds like too much trouble for bean bag chairs though
  21. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon AVR-220 receiver for only $145!

    Thanks for the info Jason. I'm still open to offers. If anyone still wants it at $145, that option is still available, but I could drop it off at an authorized service center to sent out fully functional for $195.
  22. Mike Kao

    FS: Harman Kardon AVR-220 receiver for only $145!

    Why so cheap? Well I'm having a problem with the right front channel, & I've been too lazy/busy to send it in to an authorized service center. Basically, you can barely hear the front right speaker. It hasn't even been distracting enough for me to send it in for repair, as with having 5 channels...
  23. Mike Kao

    LSi owners: do you bi-wire?

    Personally, I would, if I was spending $1,000+ on a set of really nice speakers. I figure an extra $20-50 to biwire at the very least would be worth the peace of mind... that is, unless of course you spend top dollar for primo wire, but than again if you're spending hundreds of dollars for...
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