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  1. Bill Cowmeadow

    Amy Winehouse - RIP

    Just heard Amy Winehouse has died. A shame, a young person with such talent gone. Rip.
  2. Bill Cowmeadow

    HD Radio - It is great.

    As stated, the content/quality of HD radio varies greatly by market, in LA the quality is great, and mostly commercial free on the available stations. I enjoy it immensly as do others who have the equipment to give it a listen. But, by all means, please stay with the standard FM stations and...
  3. Bill Cowmeadow

    Looking for more bass.

    Pretty sure anything you do will not help. All in one systems are meant to provide just enough sound and volume to enjoy a movie on a tv. You are going to have to find a more powerful receiver and send the Blu-ray signal through that and then out to some better speakers to really make a...
  4. Bill Cowmeadow

    HD Radio - It is great.

    In essence, HD Radio is FM that is equal to or better than CD quality audio. On the reciever, I tune in to a station as usual, the signal locks on and plays as usual, 2-3 seconds on the station and the receiver switches internally to the HD band if it is available on a given station (a seemless...
  5. Bill Cowmeadow

    Fringe season 3 thread

    Agreed, it would be a shame if the sow gets nixed due to low ratings. As stated, it is the best show on this season by a wide margin. The writers are hitting it out of the park making us viewers want more of each episode in each world before the next episode, masterful. Been watching from the...
  6. Bill Cowmeadow

    HD Radio - It is great.

    Living close to Los Angeles, I am able to receive quite a few HD radio stations. I just upgraded my receiver to the Marantz SR8002 which includes the HD radio feature. I have an external TV antenna (yes, the kind we used before the advent of cable). The SQ through my system is great. We...
  7. Bill Cowmeadow

    HTF Contest: Win an Epson HC 8700 1080P projector courtesy of Epson and ProjectorPeople.com!

    We seem to always watch the Patriot--Mel Gibson, on Thanks giving evening, it has become a tradition for us, and to watch in HD on a big projector screen would be great. Not really interested in watching the Dallas Cowboys play a terrible game of football, and Detroit don't do it for me...
  8. Bill Cowmeadow

    Help Me....I've listed 5 receivers

    A friend recently picked up the Yamaha 765, and is quite happy with it. I personally have been sold on the Pioneer line for some time and would at your price point, choose the Pioneer 1120. Yes, it has a few bells and whistles, but more importantly, a video scaler that scales anything...
  9. Bill Cowmeadow

    What about Blu-Ray Lossless Master Audio

    Honestly, I don't want to have to spend my time ripping, copying or otherwise having to work at getting lossless music in a package I can use anywhere. I want it done for me, and as noted in Will's second post, Blu-ray can offer everything I want, and more. I can afford to buy such a product...
  10. Bill Cowmeadow

    What about Blu-Ray Lossless Master Audio

    As they say, it only takes one to start something. Seriously, this could be the solution for every music lover out there, and it appears Blu-ray is not going anywhere anytime soon, and getting more global coverage of players every day... We can only hope.
  11. Bill Cowmeadow

    What about Blu-Ray Lossless Master Audio

    With the apparent demise of both DVD-Audio and SACD, is there any movement on the production of music only content on Blu-Ray discs using the Lossless Master Audio format, or is that going to be reserved as a track option for video titles only?  
  12. Bill Cowmeadow

    *** Official SALT Discussion Thread

    I had a good time at the movies with this one. Angelina Jolie was great, in this 'escapist action flick'. Thoroughly entertained.
  13. Bill Cowmeadow

    Set top box for streaming media (media center)

    I am currently using the Seagate theater+ It is brilliant. Will do what you are looking for. It has 2 USB ports, a Lan Port, HDMI and Audio/Video and Digital 5.1 out. SeagateTheater+ also has a port that will allow a direct connection to any size Seagate Go drive and still leave the...
  14. Bill Cowmeadow

    Lindsay Lohan

    Just saw this headline: Lindsay Lohan set to play porn star Linda Lovelace in new movie role From the UK Daily Mail.
  15. Bill Cowmeadow

    What would you do? $1000 50" plasma vs. $1000 52" lcd vs. $1300 55" lcd.

    My LG 55LH40 arrived this morning. WOW What a set, I was a strong believer that PLASMA was the way to go for the absolute best PQ. After a couple of hours with a the THX setup DVD, I am changing my opinion of LCD. This set rocks. Using an upconverting DVD player (1080p), everything I have...
  16. Bill Cowmeadow

    What would you do? $1000 50" plasma vs. $1000 52" lcd vs. $1300 55" lcd.

    I have a 55" on the way, also to be delivered by Mana Freight, was there noticable damage to the packaging?
  17. Bill Cowmeadow

    *** Official AVATAR Review Thread with a few thoughts from Ron Epstein

    Saw the Film Sat 19 Dec at the Burbank IMAX in 3D. Went with the Wife and another couple. Movie was fantastic, and the audience was Awestruck, never heard as much as a whisper from anyone in the theater. Best time I have had at the movies in my life. Oh, I was sitting next to Kevin Pereira...
  18. Bill Cowmeadow

    Any tips for a guy loosing his mind... and hair?

    I have moved on to just using the clipper. I was using the 1/4 inch guard, but I was just fooling myself. I don't look like I used a Bic, but just a slight stubble. I like my new look, so does everyone else. Go for it. to hell with all the other mamby pamby rogaine crap. Besides, if your...
  19. Bill Cowmeadow

    Need a gentle push towards the Canon XSi

    Patrick, I think you are making a smart move not buying into the 15MP hype. I routinely enlarge my images to 14x19 inches and some even larger. 10MP stays sharp at that size image with zero pixelation visable. of course, if you were to use a magnifying glass you could probably see some...
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    Need a gentle push towards the Canon XSi

    Patrick, I own and use almost daily the Xti, it's the same size with almost the same feature set (features that count). I see no advantage going to the T1 just because it's the new model. Don't sit on the fence too long, using a digital SLR with 10 MP or higher is quite simply fun. You will...
  21. Bill Cowmeadow

    Britain's Got Talent 2009

    Watch TV Shows & Movies Online, News, Reviews & Discussions - SideReel Has a lot of british programming available, although it's a couple of days after it airs. You have to know the shows exact name for the search function to find the show. Yes, Britain's Got Talent is a great show...
  22. Bill Cowmeadow

    Fringe - By J.J. Abrams

    I too agree. This series needs to move forward. I get that Walter was a brilliant scientist 20 years ago and because the technology could not keep up with him many projects were taken and completed by evil doers in later years. Got it, move on. If it continues on this track, re-hashing Walters...
  23. Bill Cowmeadow

    Fast Food Foul-ups

    Years ago, I ordered pizza for the wife and I. After an hour had passed I called the delivery place to see if they had forgot our order. They assured me it was on the way. Ten minutes later a guy on a motorcycle pulled up and released the bunji cord securing our pizza and came to the door where...
  24. Bill Cowmeadow

    iTunes more like Amazon now

    I use: Free Legal Music - SpiralFrog is the best source for music from Kanye West, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, Akon, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Hinder, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Kevin Rudolf, All music is free.
  25. Bill Cowmeadow

    Spiral Frog, Anyone Use This Service?

    spiralfrog.com It's a free (ad supported) music download site. has EMI and Universal titles among others available... I should have given a little more info in the previous post.
  26. Bill Cowmeadow

    Spiral Frog, Anyone Use This Service?

    I know most use I-tunes for music downloads, but has anyone used Spiral Frog. Does not seem to have much to choose from.
  27. Bill Cowmeadow

    Any profound regrets?

    quote: I wonder how many plumbers and auto mechanics out there regret .... -------------------------------------- Grandaddy of all plumber fuck-ups I know the guy who started a busness called 'Roto Rooter', he sold it to another local plumber who took it national less than six months...
  28. Bill Cowmeadow

    Summer Sandwich

    A sandwich is an art, which, when done right, makes your mouth water just thinking about it. And yes, this was just your basic ham and cheese. If you have ever read any of the 'Deadly Sins' books by Lawrence Sanders, the protagonist, a detective, makes some of the most mouth watering...
  29. Bill Cowmeadow

    Summer Sandwich

    Just made me one of these, Yum! Begin with two slices of fresh potato bread. Lightly butter one slice with lightly salted fresh butter. Sprinkle this buttered slice with fresh parmesan cheese, not too much, about a half teaspoon. Next top this buttered/sprinkled slice of bread with two...
  30. Bill Cowmeadow

    Our New Toy

    Lucas, Prince of darkness, is a saying I remember as a kid back in the 60's. Funny and accurate. I was in an Austin Princes in the middle of nowhere with my mum driving one night on the back roads of cambridgeshire UK. Pitch dark and everything in the car went off. Pretty scary, and yes, in the...
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