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  1. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Ok the date for the big event will be around the 15th of November or the last week of November. I'm waiting on one of the companies to tell me when he will be in town. I'm going to base it all off that. I got "caught," mentioning it before confirming it, and he called me. I realized that in my...
  2. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'm all for some Halloween movies to get us ready for the real thing Halloween night. Now personally at somepoint on Halloween I'm out with the kids (ages 3 and 7) who aren't over-aged. After that which will be early, we can watch some classic horror somewhere. I've got the monster legacy...
  3. Jacob Aaron

    Austin HTF Poker Thread

    Well its OU weekend so I'll be drunk waiting for the inevitable on Saturday. However.... I will join you guys for poker sometime soon.
  4. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Speaker Shoot out :)

    Well it was re-closed. The problem is that the basic information was chart/graph listening experience described by someone involved with the company. Then you get long winded posts defending the person in the "meet thread," which boggles my mind. This is all because two guys in...
  5. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Speaker Shoot out :)

    Nils- I think the problem lies in the fact that the negotiating for "Rocket Canada," was in the works for a good while during the thread. We've discussed this before on the phone, but this is just a good example of why people should question the internet's "reviews," and "information," on a...
  6. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Speaker Shoot out :)

    and Sherwood Newcastle talk.... Which isn't a bad thing. Now if they could get Gary to bring the DIY plasma he made with the new Sherwood Newcastle DVD player that comes out in January I might go to it. I'm shocked that these companies are even involved when they aren't seriously...
  7. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Aren't those girls just a little young Scott?
  8. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Jonathon- I hope you guys can understand I won't be able to make it. I get married Saturday. :b
  9. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    I witnessed it. I wasn't impressed at all. It looked like every LCD at the show: good and solid. The DLPs all looked good. The best projector was the $40k DILA 1080p. I don't however consider that a real world solution.
  10. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    Nils- Interestingly Infocus claims all new numbers are based off of 65k Kelvin measurements. They said it was new and something nobody did. They said it in my product training course. Doesn't make it true, but its their claim. Its now in writing too.
  11. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Hank- Thanks. Yes the new home will be really nice. I'm renovating the third floor into an office,bedroom, masterbath, and creating two bedrooms on the second floor for corporate guests to stay. It doesn't hurt that Ashley is an amazing chef (her last company was a catering company that did 200+...
  12. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    Nils- I can get a Panny I originally signed up for them when Infocus got huffy puffy and said the 5000 would eliminate the need for an LCD based unit. Email me at [email protected] and maybe I can get you a price you'd like. I have no overhead currently (starts in 1 month!) so if thats...
  13. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I got the best deal on the Star Wars set: the THX booth at CEDIA. They made me stamp a board saying I had my card scanned at every THX licensed company at CEDIA and then they gave me the set. Maybe we could all watch it this weekend somewhere?
  14. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    Nils- I'd suggest the Infocus 5000 you can get it locally for $1200. 720p native LCD projector. Plus the dealer would let you return it if you don't like it. If its a temporary unit, the 5000 is the perfect choice. It will cost at least $500 less than the alternatives out there currently. I can...
  15. Jacob Aaron

    Austin DIY HT Projects

    The Open House will start at 2pm. I don't know if this is the place to put this, but SACD died this last week with the merger of Sony Music and BMG. So people considering the importance of SACD might want to reconsider.
  16. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    Hank- This is definately a true case, BUT, and this is a big one... things are getting standardized. HDMI has been accepted by the software corporations as the choice for digital pass-thru, and many hardware corps are heading in that direction. Many TVs/Projectors have DVI inputs and HDMI is...
  17. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Gomez- Why do you want to replace your 3805 with a Pre-Pro? Your 3805 is only decent for its processing, its amplification is its weakest point. I'd suggest buying an amplifier or a GOOD DVD player. DVD player because you can improve your picture and better yet the sound you want from stereo...
  18. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Steve- Sorry I couldn't make it the other night, my fiance got in a car wreck and totalled the Xterra (yeah! new car!). Do you want three for blind testing or just the party? If its just the party you're good to go. If its blind testing, Scott has to inform us. I've got some goodies...
  19. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Rajiv- You could bring your Pioneer and compare it to the DVD-A sound of the T533 and the G98. I'm not sure I'll have a SACD capable player in the store until November. I have a brand name thats interested but I won't have the product until November. The rest of my manufacturers believe that...
  20. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    To quote the Maggie webpage: Which means you need some help. Maggies are notorious for being a hassle in placement, but generally when good placement is found the speakers are amazing. You spent some good money on them. I'd be willing to help out sometime if you need it.
  21. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    Colin- Seriously your Maggies should have precise imaging and the ability to create lifelike sound images. A grand piano should come alive on your Maggies and you should be able to practically hear which string is playing in the piano. If you aren't getting that then something is wrong and...
  22. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    I'd also be willing to prove that a $500 scaler can take a decent DVD player and make it as good as a HTPC. HTPCs generally have $$$ going for them. For the best video I've ever seen: Faroudja DVP1500: $10,000. Faroudja DILA-2: $22,500. but Faroudja is nice enough to package them for...
  23. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils- The rumor and its just rumor obviously because of who it came from (Harry Knowles' sister) is that the DVDs will have the original versions available for viewing, not the SEs. I thought it was bogus but did find the bragging by Lucasfilm that extensive restoration was done. Why was more...
  24. Jacob Aaron

    Hey Austin Texas Buddies? Can anyone help me out?

    Nils- A HTPC has too much going on internally whether it be video or audio noise. It just can't match a well built seperate. HTPCs have an edge currently in that they can scale their picture with a DVI output and some video cards are extremely powerful. Thats why some scalers like The Rock...
  25. Jacob Aaron

    Austin DIY HT Projects

    Ok guys its September 4th for the blind test, we will put 3 hours into it. Afterwards there will be an Open House for the store where Luke Manley from VTL, Robert Lee from Acoustic Zen, Gus Cosifo from Cinepro, Neil Patel from Avalon Acoustics, and Jacque Riendeau from Oracle all on hand to...
  26. Jacob Aaron

    Austin - next HTF meet planning

    I fixed the dates as I posted that message quite drunk. :D The date is now fixed, and I'll start working on getting the details nailed down. We can have 12 Blind Test Subjects. First guys who want to donate their time should get verbal. The football game is in the evening. So this will be...
  27. Jacob Aaron

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Jonathon- Less people at the Rocky Mountain Fest so its easier to get to demo the Equipment, of course the displays might suck for sound. CEDIA generally has the shows at the convention center, and some people have their own rooms built there, and the sound isn't bad.
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