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    Win a copy of The Ten Commandments Special Edition Blu-ray Digibook

    Definitely would like to win this incredible DVD!
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    Pioneer Elite VSX LX104 Reviews?

    Hi All, It's been some time since I've posted anything to the forum due to business with work and family issues. Now retired, it's great to be back! I still have my Home Theater Forum plaque in my home theater downstairs. I'm replacing my old Integra DTR 7.8[now not working properly] and...
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    IR2BT: Take Control of the PS3

    Thanks Robert. I will check this forum out. It looks like it will be some time before I can get one anyway. Where do you place your IR2BT device for best performance? How does it work for you? How do you charge it? Thanks again, Mitch
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    IR2BT: Take Control of the PS3

    Robert, Thanks for the great review. This does indeed look like a winner. I have the Harmony 880 Remote. How exactly do you set this device up to work with the Harmony and the PS3? I'm not a real "techie", so please tell me step by step if you don't mind. Thanks, Mitch
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    Bitstream and LPCM Confusion with the PS3

    Hi All, Maybe someone can once and for all easily explain to me what my correct optimum sound settings should be with my PS3. My system consists of the PS3 [just upgraded to 2.2 firmware], Integra 7.8 AVR, and Sony 46" LCD Bravia widescreen all connected via HDMI. I have a 5.1 system with...
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    Using both inputs on subs.

    Thanks Robert. That's very good advice and information! Mitch
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    Using both inputs on subs.

    Hi All, I am now using two subs in my home theater system; the infamous and all powerful SVS PB12/Plus 2 and my older sub, the very accurate and beautfiful Velodyne HGS-15. The system sounds great with the two subs. It really fills in the home theater room in my finished basement. Being a...
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    PS3 5 Free Blu-Ray Discs

    Hi All, I purchased my PS3 80 Gig on January 4th and of course, I'm still waiting for my 5 free Blu-Rays. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the documents that I submited to the fullfillment company. Does anyone have the toll free number for this company so that I can contact them to find out...
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    Dual Subs advice.

    Hi All, I'm thoroughly enjoying my new SVS PB12/Plus 2 in my home theater as it is a killer sub and integrates well with my Snell 5.1 speaker array. Before I bought the SVS, I was using a Velodyne HGS 15 Sub, which is certainly no slouch, but cannot compare with the SVS for earth shaking...
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    PS3 Audio settings.

    Thanks Jack! Mitch
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    PS3 Sounds compressed through Fiberoptic-out.

    Man, Where are these other audio settings on the PS3? I have an Integra 7.8 and a Sony 46" HDTV all hooked up via HDMI. What are the best settings for optimum sound and where are they? Thanks, Mitch
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    PS3 Audio settings.

    Hi All, I'm in the process of setting up my PS3 to use as a Blu-Ray player [my son uses it for games] in my home theater. I have it hooked up via HDMI to my Integra DTR 7.8 and my Sony 46" Bravia HDTV [HDMI all around]. The Integra is capable of processing all of the newer hi-def sound...
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    PS3 and the Harmony 880 Remote.

    Jamey, You are partly correct about the Harmony 880 not controlling the PS3. There is an IR remote available from a company called Nyko which comes with a USB dongle that fits into one of the PS3's USB ports. When you insert this USB dongle into the PS3, you can then control the PS3 with...
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    PS3 and the Harmony 880 Remote.

    Hi All, I just purchased the PS3 [my son uses it for the games and I'm using it for the Blu-Ray player]. Pretty good timing anyway considering the recent announcements, although I also own the Toshiba A2 HD DVD and still love it for HD DVD's and the upscaling of SD DVD's. So now I'm format...
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    New PS3-How do I connect to wireless network.

    Thanks for the reply. I simply had to add the MAC # from the PS3 into my D-Link web site since I use MAC filtering. Now it works like a charm! As soon as I did that, the PS3 got online immediately and it did it's thing. Now, my new issue is to get my Harmony 880 Universal Remote to work...
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    New PS3-How do I connect to wireless network.

    Hi All, I just picked up a new PS3 today and I'm trying to connect to my wireless network. I have a D-Link DI-634M wireless router. When I try to access the network with the PS3, it finds my wireless network and shows 87% strength, but says that it can't connect. Can anyone help me to...
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    Your listening experience

    If you've balanced the system and the voices are still too low, increase the gain [volume] on the center speaker. I had to do the same thing and it made a big difference. Sometimes, the way that the sound tracks are layed out, the voices are drowned out by the surrounding music or other...
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    Poor sound quality in Transformers HD DVD.

    Reggie, How can it be a hardware issue when I just said that all my other HD DVD's and SD DVD's sound incredible? Now, maybe it's just my disc, perhaps not all discs, but is is possible that there were some bad pressings. Mitch
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    Poor sound quality in Transformers HD DVD.

    Hey everybody, I didn't mean for this thread to become so heated! I simply wanted to find out if others were having similar issues as I am. After doing some more research and checking out other forums, such as AVS Forum, I am finding out that their is indeed an issue here for many people with...
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    Poor sound quality in Transformers HD DVD.

    Aaron, The LFE just doesn't have any "punch". It's not just that it's too low. When I play another HD DVD, such as "We Were Soldiers" or "300", my SVS PB 12/Plus2 can actually pressurize my home theater room with the LFE's. I don't get that with Transformers. Actually, after doing some...
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    Poor sound quality in Transformers HD DVD.

    Ed, Thanks for your reply. I'm glad to know that it's not my equipment! The shame of it is, the visuals are great, but the audio stinks. I was expecting so much more from this disc. How in the world could it have won "Best Sound"? If there is any HD DVD that should sound phenoemenal, it...
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    Poor sound quality in Transformers HD DVD.

    Hi All, I don't know if this has been reported in a previous thread, but does anyone else think that the sound quality [especially the LFE sounds] in the Transformers HD DVD is poor? I have the Toshiba A2 [with the new 2.7 firmware update], the Integra 7.8 DTR, and a 46 inch Sony Bravia...
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    HD DVD Demo Disc?

    Jeff, How much are you asking for the HD DVD Demo's as I don't have Blu Ray? Thanks, Mitch
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    HD DVD Demo Disc?

    Jeff, What are the contents of these discs? Are they strictly music or movies as well? How did you get them? Thanks, Mitch
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    HD DVD Demo Disc?

    Hi All, Does anyone know if there is an HD DVD Demo disc available yet? I'm thinking in terms of an HD DVD demo disc with the new HD audio formats that has clips from a variety of different movies that can be used to show off a system. Thanks, Mitch
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    Why is the volume always lower with HD DVD's?

    Hi All, Well, I had a great conversation with Mike, a very knowledeable tech over at Toshiba today, and he told me that as long as you set the HDMI to Auto, it doesn't really matter what the SPDIF setting is [either Bitstream or PCM]. He told me that the HDMI set to Auto basically...
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    Why is the volume always lower with HD DVD's?

    Yes Jeff, I meant TruHD. Thanks, Mitch
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    Why is the volume always lower with HD DVD's?

    Hi All, Well, I went back and changed the settings on myy A2 to HDMI:Auto and SPDIF:PCM as opposed to Bitstream. I played the Batman Begins HD DVD and went into the menu and chose DD+ track. I definitely noticed a difference in volume and subsonics [greater volume and deeper subsonics]. So...
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    Why is the volume always lower with HD DVD's?

    Jeff, Thanks again for all of your help! You are a wealth of information. Once I get the chance to change the settings, I'll give it a try and let you all know what happens. Mitch
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    Why is the volume always lower with HD DVD's?

    Jeff, Maybe that's what I'm doing wrong. Do you have the Toshiba A2 as well? Which receiver do you have or do you have separates? Thanks, Mitch
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