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  1. JeremyR

    Advice on dealing with retailer on trying to get a TV returned for exchange

    I purchased in mid-November a Samsung UN65JS8500 during the good deals around Black Friday. I also purchased a 5 year extended service plan/warranty from the dealer at the same time. I believe the warranty is guaranteed through an outside vendor, but the purchase was made from the dealer at the...
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    Exasperated Samsung LED TV owner

    So I purchased this TV in mid-November for a pretty good value, but quickly became disenchanted. It's a Samsung 65 inch JS8500 SUHD. The first screen had this visible waves in the panel, and Samsung quickly agreed to replace the screen. However, last Friday when the service call was made, I...
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    Weird waves in my new Samsung LED

    I've had my new Samsung UN65JS8500 now about 5 weeks.. and I noticed in the top right hand corner a strange little line.. of what appears to be a slight darkening in the picture.. it's bothered me since day one. I was coming from a Panasonic Plasma and so I knew I would have to compromise and I...
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    Need some assistance with figuring out hardware problem for audio/video upgrade

    So I'm getting ready to purchase a new Sony 65 inch XBR65X850C 4K 3D television. Currently I have a Panasonic Plasma but is only 42 inch and really am wanting to upgrade size, etc. I'm also going to need to purchased a 3D blu-ray player as my current player isn't 3D. I'm going to just...
  5. JeremyR

    Movie Theater Posters/Banners

    I was lucky enough to acquire one of the 8ft x 5ft vinyl banners directly from the movie theaters from Superman Returns. But back then I knew somebody who managed a theater, so it was a little easier. I know there used to be a time that you could go up and put your name on things, and or...
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    Advice on repair cost for Onkyo TX-SR805

    I've been on here recently discussing the problem with my Onkyo TX-SR805 and was inclined to not spend a penny more than $150 to repair it with the reliability questions on this receiver. So my buddies shop is looking at the receiver. His employee called me the other day and said the front...
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    Question hooking AVR up to separate amp

    Never have done this before. My TX-SR805 blew it's front left channel, and will cost $250 to repair so I'm not going to do it. I am going to connect a 100W x 2 Harman Kardon amplifer to the two main channels and use it as a pre-pro. I presume I can do that correct? And then use the remaining 5...
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    Receiver advice to replace my TX-SR805 (potentially)

    As I stated earlier on here, my TX-SR805 lost it's front left channel. Fortunately, I have a buddy who owns a shop and is looking at it for me without charging a bench fee and is going to repair at a discount if I choose. Not sure how much I'm willing to spend, but don't think I'm willing to...
  9. JeremyR

    Just signed up from U-Verse, leaving Dish Network

    I must admit I'm a little nervous about the switch. Dish has always been pretty good, but I've never been a fan of their menus, the interface, or the DVR particularly. We only have two HDTV's in our home hooked up to broadcast TV, and intend to keep it that way. The kiddo's room doesn't need...
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    Unhappy Onkyo TX-SR805 owner

    It was my first Onkyo purchase, and perhaps my last. I realized today that my left front channel is simply not working. I connected the left front speaker to the center channel with the same wire to confirm the wire was okay, and the speaker was okay. It's producing absolutely no sound. out...
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    Dish Network's Blockbuster Movie Pass was NOT yet ready for the big time.. cancelled it

    I had the most frustrating 2 days on the phone with Dish Network, who otherwise generally handles customer service quite well. At initial launch, Blockbuster Movie Pass streaming worked fairly well, but not perfect. I enjoyed the movies by mail, with in-store trade in enough I tolerated it for...
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    Why is U-Verse so expensive???

    I currently have AT&T/Dish Network bundled that I have had for quite some time. I just got my second HDTV, and am exploring my options because I need to add a box. I currently pay $67.99 for Dish Network America's Top 200 bundled, and for an additional $7/m I can add another independent HDDVR to...
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    Need a little advice on sub for my dad..

    My father is wanting to replace his old 8 inch Paradigm sub with something with more bass. He uses it probably 50/50 music and home theater so neither is probably more important. A couple of questions, reading on HSU website, trying to get a grasp on the difference between the VTF and the STF...
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    Signed up for teh free month of HuluPlus as an Xbox Live Gold customer... I don't get it.

    I went out there thought I'd see what was available. I don't get it. Was just searching for movies, either new or fairly new releases. Can't find anything but trailers, excerpts, and documentaries, few in HD, for any that I've searched for. Avatar, Transformers, Zombieland, The Hangover...
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    Dish Networks intentions with Blockbuster

    Anybody heard anything interesting about what Dish Network has in mind now that they own Blockbuster? It seems there could be some very interesting possibilities. Perhaps offering a similar service to Netflix only broadcasting it across satellite so you get actual decent quality without...
  16. JeremyR

    Strange error on my 14 month old Panasonic Plasma

    So I got this strange error message last night as I was trying to turn off my TC-P42S1 Panasonic Plasma (that's of course just a month or two out of warranty). I clicked the remote a couple of times because the TV wouldn't shut off after just shutting off my Xbox 360 and my A/V receiver which...
  17. JeremyR

    Amazon VOD poor quality

    I am a little unhappy with the quality I have gotten from Amazon streaming HD service. I had some coupons for free PPV from Amazon so I have given a couple a try. I am streaming using a Panasonic dmp-bd605 BR player connected through an Onkyo tx-sr805 to a Panasonic tcp-42S1 plasma. I watched...
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    The future of Disc rental - bye bye Blockbuster?

    Reading an article in Forbes about businesses we might not be doing business with by the end of 2011 kind of made me realize how much I will miss the process of walking into a video store, browing through the new releases and aisles, and reading the backs of boxes as I try and make a selection...
  19. JeremyR

    Irritated with Dish Network

    I have been a Dish Network customer for several years. I am on my 4th ViP722 HD DVR. The first one that they set me up with when we signed up lasted nearly the whole time I've been a customer. Then the hard drive crashed and burned on us a few months ago and we lost everything we had saved...
  20. JeremyR

    Anybody ever bought a rider on their insurance for their home theater?

    I've been considering adding a rider to cover all of my DVD's/Blu-ray's as well as hardware. Certainly my equipment/collection isn't as extensive as others, but the MSRP of all of my movies and electronic equipment is in the neighborhood of $13k or $14k. We don't live in a particularly large...
  21. JeremyR

    Surge Suppressor question..

    I currently have the following hooked up to my surge suppressor. Samsung 30 Inch Slimfit CRT TV Panasonic DMP-BD60 Bluray player Toshiba HD-A2 HDDVD Xbox 360 JBL E250 Northridge 12 inch subwoofer Onkyo TX-SR805 A/V Receiver (130W x 7) Dish Network HDDVR This weekend I will be replacing my...
  22. JeremyR

    Is Plasma break-in a myth or a necessity and calibration question.

    I am going to be hooking up my new Panasonic tc-P42S1 Plasma tv this Saturday, and am wondering a couple of things. This is my first flat-panel TV, and I've never calibrated a set. I am color blind, will this hinder my calibration? Or perhaps should I have somebody with me to help? Most...
  23. JeremyR

    Star Trek Blu-ray editions-Steelbook?

    Since it appears the Target Star Trek Blu-ray edition with the Enterprise replica does not come with a standard Blu-ray case, is it possible to buy a Steelbook on Blu-ray? I believe FYE has a Steelbook on DVD, but was hoping maybe I missed something somewhere. I'd really like a Steelbook case...
  24. JeremyR

    HDMI Switch advice/help

    I'm getting my mom and stepfather a LG BD270 blu-ray player this Christmas (they live out in the country, they wouldn't use the Profile 2.0). They have a Sony 1080i rear projection big-screen TV, and the DVD player they are using is ancient, and on it's last leg (not even progressive scan)...
  25. JeremyR

    Somebody please help me on the IMAX Blu-ray thing..

    I know that TF2 IMAX is going to be a Wal-Mart exclusive. I have seen IMAX movies, and get the aspect ratio is different (wider), and the sound is typically better. What I don't understand, is what that has to do with Blu-ray. Are they changing the aspect ratio to where you'll have wider...
  26. JeremyR

    New Michael Jackson song snippet leaked..

    I dig it and hope it finds its way to full release. I love America's "Horse with no Name". I know MJ wrote nearly all of his own music, but needed melody to put with it. He must have liked the melody as well, and asked permission to use it.
  27. JeremyR

    TX-SR805 question regarding bitstream

    I am going to be getting my first Bluray player this weekend. I have a silver Onkyo TX-SR805 that I purchased from Amazon.com back in December 2007. I am aware that there have been serious issues with bitstreaming DTS-HD MA on some Bluray discs that goes back a year or more. I have tried to...
  28. JeremyR

    Ugh.. I am so indecisive on a BluRay player.

    So the wife told me to decide.. cause I'm gettin' a new toy this weekend for Father's Day, my first Blu-Ray player as I said in a prior post. I can get a Samsung BD-P1500 for $190, a Sony BDP-S350 for $210, and a Panasonic DMP-BD60 for around $225. Which one should I choose????? I think the...
  29. JeremyR

    New Blu-Ray player

    I'm interested in getting my first Blu-ray player. It will be hooked up to my Onkyo TX-SR805 which decodes all of the high definition audio formats. My HD-D3 HDDVD player wont' bitstream, so I'm wanting a Blu-ray player that will bitstream the DTS-HD and TrueHD formats to my TX-SR805 for it to...
  30. JeremyR

    Problem with ViP722 - Dish Network

    Hey friends.. Does anybody else have alot of problems getting the RF remote to work on their ViP722 for the 2nd room? I'm not that far away from the receiver (a couple of rooms), and it works very intermittently. Does anybody have any recommendations? What could be interfering?
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