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  1. Wayne Clark

    Matrix Reloaded Deals

    Thank You Grant, You saved me three bucks. I had preordered from DDD for 17.89 and called to discuss/complain that they now carry it for 14.89. The nice Customer Support woman kindly refunded my three dollars. Thanks again for the heads up. Wayne
  2. Wayne Clark

    questions and recommendations

    Hello Simon & welcome to the forum, I'll give your questions a shot and if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will step in and straighten us both out. With the your setup as you describe it, the advantage I can think of with hooking all your equipment through a receiver is the ability to record...
  3. Wayne Clark

    Cables. Different color, same function?

    Well Bob, your right. After opening my mouth about being able to go to the web site and find out all I ever needed to know about Monster, I found that they tell you very little. Once again I see that the world has taken what could be the greatest information and marketing tool that has even been...
  4. Wayne Clark

    Pro Logic receiver

    Tim, the short answer is, it will not handle DD or DTS. But it will handle the normal red and white connections out of the back of a DVD player. You will get sound as good or better then you've ever heard before out of your prologic system but it will not be DD or DTS. Wayne.
  5. Wayne Clark

    More DVDs in Cereal Boxes!

    David, thank you for asking Jesse that question. Wayne.
  6. Wayne Clark

    Quick Question on the Difference Between Cables

    Doug, I don't mean to ask a smartassed question, but why are you buy component cables. It sounds like for what you are describing, you would be buying composite cables. To be honest, and I don't want this to sound condescending, If I were hooking up the components you are, I would be using Radio...
  7. Wayne Clark

    need some input on an onkyo hts650 setup

    perfect Tim. Thank you, Wayne.
  8. Wayne Clark

    need some input on an onkyo hts650 setup

    Ryan, What is 'A4Less'. I can't find this site. let me know, thanks. Wayne.
  9. Wayne Clark

    S-Video with VCR, and other newbie questions

    Brandon, I think highly of S-video. I used it with a 27" system I put together for my parents last year for Christmas. So I would say yes, but other may think it's overkill for that size TV. Like so much of HT, it's an opinion. Wayne.
  10. Wayne Clark

    S-video from cablebox to reciever

    Jesse, The IR port is for the IR Blaster port, this is used by the cable box to control other equipment. The Motorola site indicates that this box could have as an option a optical AC-3 output, if you don't see it, it's not there. The S-Video out is also an option. Be aware that you be getting...
  11. Wayne Clark

    S-Video with VCR, and other newbie questions

    Brandon, yes this will work. You might be gaining some interference by porting through the VCR, but I would expect very little. The thing you need to be aware of is that you will have to have your VCR on at all time when playing video games. Otherwise the signal will not get passed on to the TV...
  12. Wayne Clark

    Video Cables (RCA vs S-Video)

    Tony, have you tried viewing a tape from your VCR since you set the system up? If you only have on RCA (yellow composite) and one S-Video jack on the back of your TV, I think they might be associated with the same line in. If your TV is smart enough to find the signal that is great. My Sony...
  13. Wayne Clark

    Newbie wiring question

    Kevin, you have it exactly right. You should hook your PS2 to your receiver. If you are going to use the PS2 as a DVD player, I would use that position on the receiver. On the back of the Receiver is should have a group of plugs in the input area marked for DVD. You want to plug your PS2...
  14. Wayne Clark

    Why do I need a receiver?

    As I understand it, a SA-WM40 is a powered subwoofer "powered 12" subwoofer with 120 watt amplifier". If this is all you were hooking up and you hooked it up to the SUB OUT line level RCA connection at the back of the DVD player you would get low bass rumble at the appropriate times. But you...
  15. Wayne Clark

    Help with HT connections

    Yes, If you have cables (yellow, red & white) from the Receiver VCR OUT to your VCR Video IN and your VCR set to view the Video IN just like you did to your TV, It will work. My VCR's are usually set to LINE 1 to view information coming in on the composite connections instead of the OTA. With...
  16. Wayne Clark

    Help with HT connections

    Great Ranise, I'm glad that worked. OK, next problem. With stations over 13 you may need to change the settings on your TV. It may be only set to see stations 00-13 (00 being your video in feed). Another answer would be to hook up your VCR now. If you run from your VCR OUT (yellow, red &...
  17. Wayne Clark

    Help with HT connections

    Ranise, Did you disconnect the S-Video from the Sat. tuner to the receiver. I am interested in what you get when you use the Yellow connections only. Yellow, Red & White from Sat. tuner (out) to receiver Sat./TV (in). Then receiver TV out (yellow) to your TV video in (yellow). Then set your TV...
  18. Wayne Clark

    Help with HT connections

    Ranise, In an earlier posting to this thread, I think you mentioned that you had hooked both S-Video and composite video signal from the Sat. tuner to receiver. With making both connections, the receiver may be ignoring the composite in favor of the S-Video. With no cable attached to the...
  19. Wayne Clark

    Ugh! Buying the wrong binding posts...

    Bryan, that link takes me to a .82OHM 1/2Watt resistor. Is that were you intened for it to go? Wayne
  20. Wayne Clark

    TV with only RF/Antenna input--any options?

    Kevin, I'm not a real big HTiB fan but for the situation at hand that sounds like the best option I would think. As you stated, your sister is probably not going to upgrade the system, so what you buy her will be what she uses for a long to come. Stereo TV through a receiver and two...
  21. Wayne Clark

    What is Dolby Digital EX?

    time lag, already answered. wayne
  22. Wayne Clark

    Trouble placing my fronts... bigger seperation worth elevating speakers?

    You did not describe what type of cabinets are on either side of the TV. If they are shelving units, is it possible to put the speakers on the appropriate height shelf? If they are glass fronted or not adjustable height shelves and the speakers won't fit then you are SOL. It's just a thought. Wayne
  23. Wayne Clark

    MY TV BITES!!!! Help!

    I think Matthew means he has two composite connections (right/left/video(yellow)). It is possible you hooked the composite from the DirecTivo to the composite associated with the S-Video input. Try using the other set of inputs. It is also possible that the DirecTivo will only use one set of...
  24. Wayne Clark

    An audio question !!! help me please !

    Actually, I guess you could. When you wanted to adjust the volume, you would need to adjust on all three pair of speakers. The odd part would be, the sixth RCA jack is for the subwoofer (LFE) sound. most powered speakers are not ready to deal with the level/frequency of sound. Wayne. P.S. you...
  25. Wayne Clark

    TODAY (3/28) ONLY - FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON for $47

    I'm sure I'm too late, but, yes I would be interested in buying your second copy. Wayne.
  26. Wayne Clark

    Apex AD 3201 on sale at Sears.....

    Ok, what are the "enhanced features" and what are the keystrokes?!?! I have one of the old Apex machines, is it the same enhanced features as that? thanks, Wayne.
  27. Wayne Clark

    NHL 2002 for PS2 for sale

    Andrew, I think you have posted this in the wrong place. This area is for Hardware. There is a software sell/Trade area as well. Wayne.
  28. Wayne Clark

    The scoop on the Xbox S-Controller

    Thank you Mike and Jason. No, I did not look close enough to realize that it connects at the break away point. I still gotta wonder if you can slip two into the break or is one as far as the signal will carry.
  29. Wayne Clark

    Dvd Etc. Magazine Poll: All Members Please Respond

    Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box. Great transfers, great audio, great extras. Terminator 2 Ultimate Edition. Show off menus, seamless branching, (Easter eggs) Saving Private Ryan DTS- outstanding audio. (Above all else, buy what you like. Don’t buy to show off. There will always be a better show...
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