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  1. Grant B

    How do you spell Nero?

    Time for "The Omen: The Meters Running!" SAN FRANCISCO Evil seems to befall cab 666 -- driver seeks intervention Taxi commission to consider issuing a new medallion Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, July 24, 2007 The San Francisco Taxi Commission is set to decide...
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    Smashing Pumpkins "Zeitgeist" 7/10

    Pretty damning live review
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    Is there a French equivilant to "Now That's What I Call Music"?

    oui! Now that's what I call accordians too! (sorry)
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    Multi-Standard DVD player question

    I have the oppo 970 and it does a great job and is around $125 reburished from their site The PAL discs I have played looked as good as a NTSC disc unlike other players that Ive used good luck Grant
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    Zone 2 Audio over digital?

    Mike I was in a similiar Position with my Preamp so I ended up getting a switcher for the 2nd zone and used volume controls in the other rooms. I found a 8 input with digital & ethernet at BB for under $100 which works and good for video too Longest audio run ~125 ft or so and sounds good...
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    The Dreaded Scrolling Lines?

    Try wiggling it around, does it change? If it does put on a new connector or a new coax
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    Sony 400 disc changers? Any chance of DVD-Audio (or DPL II) any time soon?

    I have 2 DVD & 2 CD Changers and have never had a problem (knock on plastic) I believe the Pioneer 400s have DVDA Capability on the units. I saw has a great price on their new 400DVD unit $250 I think GRANT
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    Istanbul Electronics Store

    One of the reasons people fly to Dubai!
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    Interference and different connection types

    My DVD Changer in my Bedroom is over 40 ft away and I have a coax audio cable running to the front room preamp Standard Quad Shielded RG 6 with screw on RCA Adapters and it works great
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    Help me with Sony DVPCX995V please.

    That's strange and boy does it suck I have 2 different model changers and never heard of that Do you ever turn it off via the button on the unit instead of the remote? I've noticed when you use the button on the unit it sometimes kills it in the middle of a process and when it comes on it...
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    X10 Wireless Video Anyone?

    I have a couple cameras at my door to see who's there Works great since I installed them about 7 years ago. X10 uses AC wiring for your house so if you have multiple circuits or an aptment that has independant circuits you might have a little trouble but it's cheap and works great for the...
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    We have a pair of Chesky Terriers and I have to say they are as wonderful as they are cute. You might want to look into the breed Grant
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    Any region players question

    No complaints at all Plays everything I stuck into it so far including DVDAs that wouldn't play else where
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    Any region players question

    I noticed you are in the Bay Area. Their office is in Mountain View and you can pick it up and save on shipping if that's convienient. The refurb is a bargain and mine was flawless Good Luck Grant
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    Any region players question

    I have that unit and tried out Region 2 version of Salo and it looked great (Content Excluded should I say) with no PAL Speed UP that I could notice. I was surprised on how good the picture was Grant
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    Ooh Whoo Hoo Hoo - THE RENTALS Appreciation Thread

    I saw them before Christmas at a little club down the street. Sort of a one off club date testing out new songs and having fun. They all sounded great Grant
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    Rab C Nesbit on DVD

    Thanks Very Much! When I was living in Northern England it was the highlight of my week. I had to tape it and play it over and over to figure out what he said. A working class Glasswegian accent don't even come close to what we speak Thanks God the DVD has subtitles! Here's a clip if you...
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    Rab C Nesbit on DVD Programme: Rab C Nesbitt Broadcast: 1988 - 1999 (BBC) Episodes: 52 (8 series) Starring: Gregor Fisher, Elaine C Smith Written by: Ian Pattison Directed by: Ron Bain, Colin Gilbert Production: British Broadcasting Corporation More info Synopsis...
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    Rab C Nesbit on DVD

    I've noticed this finally made it to DVD and I was wondering if anyone has it and wondering where a good place to buy Region 2 discs. If you haven't seen this show it is one of the funniest things I have seen, sort of a British Married with children that makes MwC look high class import and not...
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    home stereo setup questions

    At times it can get pretty complicated but when it all comes together it's well worth it. Electronics have progressed to point even the $49 specials are decent sounding. Most mid range units will give you great bang for your buck. I've helped many friends and I tell them to find speakers that...
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    Help: HT Receiver and/or multi-room, multi-source system..Total Overhall!

    Hey Joe A few things to think about that might help. When you are mapping out what you what don't think about what you can afford now but what you might want in the future andthink accordingly. When my walls were down and I ran 10 cables everywhere I thought I might need only 1 yet my wife...
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    Headphones out of a DVD player?

    David What about using the TVs headphone jack? There are things ;ile headphone preamps but generally very expensive for people with more money than sense Grant
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    ? replacing a fuse in Laserdisc player

    Could you post it or email it to me? Thanks
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    ? replacing a fuse in Laserdisc player

    Would you happen to still have the link? Thanks Grant
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    ISF Video Calibrations: New Eng Detroit Chicago NY OH MO KC, MN, Philly FL LA/SanDieg

    Hi Gregg Got my Sony working again and was wondering How much is a visit from Chuck for a SONY CRT approx 7 YO for a tune up? Are Plasmas about the same price? Trying to convince a friend of mine to get his looking good
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    Owning rare CDs

    I bought the Beatles Christmas record fro around $ 10 in the 70s. Around $400 now if you can find it. Never came out in CD
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    How do you hunt for a haggis?

    My wife was almost arrested 'accendently' trying to bring one in the country. "only criminals carry Haggis without a license"
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    Replacing a Sony 32 inch HDTV CRT?

    Thanks but I doubt it's connected to the CRT. It seems as though heat is the problem. It turns on fine when it is 'cold ' (i.e. over night or a few hours off). When you turn it off and try to turn it back on within an hour or so; thats when the CRT doesn't come back on. Seems like a reley...
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    Compression techniques ruining modern music (article)

    Dave Too bad I didn't realize who they were, I would have gone to that show. Did they play the Fillmore or Warfield or any recordings out? The great thing about seeing a show in San Francisco is the great venues and not the typical High School gym/ hockey rink sound. I am tickets for the...
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    SB Audigy 4 (regular) vs. Audigy 2 ZS Platinum

    I got the '2' for playing DVD Audio discs which it is advertised to play. Out of 6 discs it would only play one of them. The other discs seemed to be playing with no sound output I just got an oppo player which plays all of them without a problem. Just a warning