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  1. MarkDude

    Default Using four bookshelf speakers and one floor speaker?

    (The word "default" should not be in the thread title) My living room only has three walls. From the position of sitting on the couch, there is no right wall, and instead there is an open space that leads to the kitchen. I want to set up a 6.1 system, but obviously I would have no place to...
  2. MarkDude

    Help me figure out this whole surround sound thing

    Thank you! That was extremely helpful! Now I can start piecing together my system.
  3. MarkDude

    Help me figure out this whole surround sound thing

    I've been living with my HDTV for over a year without a surround sound system (I use a 400W stereo system) and I've really just been too intimidated to figure it out. I haven't been able to find any good online guides and when I look at user manuals I am still confused. I think I've figured out...
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    Please help me figure out this movie

    Yeah; that's it! Thank you! It actually has more of a sentimental value to me than anything else. Much appreciated!
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    Please help me figure out this movie

    I've been Googling like crazy and haven't been able to find this movie, so I really hope someone here can help me out. It's a movie about an aspiring screenwriter who keeps getting rejected. He takes out a small apartment in or near Hollywood and gets a job as some kind of assistant. While...
  6. MarkDude

    Spider-Man Blu-ray triology $100 at BBY?

    No. The release price was around $63. I remember seeing the $69.99 price tag on it for weeks after that.
  7. MarkDude

    Spider-Man Blu-ray triology $100 at BBY?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....p=1&id=1687006 Best Buy, my foot! I wanted to redeem a gift card today and noticed that the price was magically $30 more expensive than it was a couple weeks ago. How dumb is that?
  8. MarkDude

    Help! I think my Westinghouse 42" LCD HDTV is broken

    My circuit breaker killed the power to my main living room circuit this morning and now I cannot get my TV to turn back on. The power button on both the TV itself and the remote control do nothing. All my other electronics that were plugged into the same circuit at the time are now fine. I have...
  9. MarkDude

    Exclusive to Laserdisc - help compiling a comprehensive list!

    Sorry; I guess I stand corrected. I was going by the fact that Amazon's page for the Mrs Doubtfire DVD doesn't mention any special features and the fact that it's only one disc. Are you sure that all of the Laserdisc features were seen on the DVD?
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    Exclusive to Laserdisc - help compiling a comprehensive list!

    With regard to special features that were never released on DVD, the widely unnoticed special edition laserdisc of Mrs Doubtfire has a bunch of supplemental material, none of which showed up on the DVD. Also, the Toy Story box set has a ton of stuff (including an exclusive audio commentary...
  11. MarkDude

    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    By looking in today's ad, it appears that the main motive behind the new pathetic-but-free Reward Zone is so they can entice people with the new Reward Zone MasterCard, which is a new Best Buy credit card that allows you to receive more points than normal cardholders. Reminds me of the Replay...
  12. MarkDude

    Is Philips Ambilight worth it?

    I've been shopping for an HDTV for months now and can never make a decision because I'm afraid that I'll later realize I made a bad choice. But something that's always been on the back of my mind is the cool-looking Ambilight TVs from Philips. However, I want to go for an LCD flat-panel as...
  13. MarkDude

    Where can I buy this (for my ancient TV)?

    I'll leave out the details as to why I'm using this TV right now, but it is very old (like, from the 1970's). This old TV does not have a coaxial input. It has those weird knobs to which you have to attach two wires (I don't know what they're called). I know there's such a thing that lets you...
  14. MarkDude

    Would like your professional opinions - which is better?

    I was wondering the same thing, especially since they're both Toshiba. Is the TheaterWide feature and the fact that it's flat-tube more important than the other one's built-in DVD player/USB input? 1) I'm living in a 1-bedroom apartment (by myself) with a pretty spacious living room. 2) I...
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    Would like your professional opinions - which is better?

    I'm just a college student so I don't have a ton of money but I do want to create some kind of home theater set-up. Right now I'm looking at two different HDTVs, each priced at $600. I'm not an expert, especially when it comes to all the HD technology, so if you could give me your opinions on...
  16. MarkDude

    Musicland's Replay Website Domain Not Renewed

    I actually had my Replay membership renewed through 2012 (since I made several big purchases, and with the renewal bonuses I always came out ahead) so my refund was near $50, so I was really miffed when they changed their minds about the refunds, seven months after I requested mine. Anyway, I...
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    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    When they introduced the free 2% back version of the program here a year ago, I was also really upset (especially considering I had just renewed for $10!!) and thought they should have at least offered a two-tiered system. So if you want to pay $10, you get the $150 level, and if you just want...
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    Musicland's Replay Website Domain Not Renewed

    If you have (or had) a Media Play, Sam Goody, or Suncoast in your area I'm sure you know a ton of them went out of business not too long ago (including all Media Play stores). Originally they were offering refunds for their Replay frequent customer program. After about 7 months of getting the...
  19. MarkDude

    Weekly RoundUp 6-27-2006

    Anyone picking up a BD-P1000 this morning? I'm still trying to decide if I want to be an early adopter (didn't go for HD DVD).
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    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    You'll get 24.99 points. Here's a shot from my Reward Zone page: http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bbrz4it.png
  21. MarkDude

    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    They've had this version of the Reward Zone in Ohio for over a year. At least now I won't feel like I'm missing out on the lower (i.e. $150) reward levels anymore...
  22. MarkDude

    Weekly RoundUp 6-6-2006

    Oh boy; it's the Antichrist edition of the Weekly RoundUp... Anyway, if I get anything it'll be Home Improvement: S4. Though my big purchase this week will most likely be (finally) an HD DVD player.
  23. MarkDude

    MTM Season 3 banner ad?

    Thanks a lot.
  24. MarkDude

    MTM Season 3 banner ad?

    I saw a Mary Tyler Moore Season 3 DVD banner ad on this forum but clicked on a new link before I realized what it was. I believe it said "free shipping" but I didn't see any other details. And now I can't seem to make the ad re-appear. Can anyone give me a link to this site (if it's a good...
  25. MarkDude

    Media Play going out of business chainwide -- 20% off all DVDs

    As of yesterday, everything's now 70% - 90% off. DVDs are 70% off. Video games are 70% off. CDs are 80% off. Pretty much everything else was 90% off, but when I went in early afternoon yesterday, not a single 90% off item was still around (no Halloween items, no toys, no wireless accessories, no...
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    Media Play going out of business chainwide -- 20% off all DVDs

    Where you can really strike gold is with their "fixtures". Since they're selling all of their materials at closeout prices, it can be better just to stock up on that stuff. For example, I picked up 3 of their old laserdisc players for $10 (will sell 2 of them on eBay and make a nice profit). I...
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    Media Play going out of business chainwide -- 20% off all DVDs

    Yep; couldn't agree more. Still marking them down more, though. Now, with less than a week left, all DVDs are either 60% off regular price or $12 (whichever is cheaper). The $12 deal excludes box sets. Also of note is that video games are 60% off as well, and CDs are each 70% off or $6...
  28. MarkDude

    Media Play going out of business chainwide -- 20% off all DVDs

    For what it's worth, DVDs are now 50% off. Store discount is 50 - 70% off. I noticed my location had about half of their DVD stock in anime DVDs, if anyone's interested in those.....
  29. MarkDude

    Media Play going out of business chainwide -- 20% off all DVDs

    Thanks for the info, David. I went today and picked up a cool Xbox 360 display/stand for only $55 ($40 after my Replay certificate). Certainly one of the coolest things I've ever bought at that store.
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