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  1. Kevin Goodwin

    Ready for a new display.......... What are you using?

    Jason, if you go to avsforum.com there are owner's threads for the new JVC's and Samsung's in the RPTV forum. They're both, like, 18+ pages long, but you'll get a lot of feedback from owners.
  2. Kevin Goodwin

    Ready for a new display.......... What are you using?

    I've narrowed down my choices to one of the 70" JVC D-ILA sets, or the Samsung HL-S7178W. I've seen the Samsung at Best Buy and Tweeter, and I think it looks really good. I just haven't been able to find one of the JVC's locally to check out.
  3. Kevin Goodwin

    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    frogpond, Tweeter had a 1080p HD-DVD demo playing on the Mitsubishi, and also a Blu-ray demo on their Samsung 71" DLP. The HD-DVD was spectacular. I'd always heard people talk about HD looking "so real you could reach through the screen and touch it," but had never seen an HD source that...
  4. Kevin Goodwin

    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    Viewing distance is something I'm still trying to decide on. I'm going to have two rows of seating, but will usually be sitting in the first one. I was planning on about 11 feet to the front of the couch. I went last night to Tweeter, however, and watched a 1080p demo on their top of the line...
  5. Kevin Goodwin

    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    I've considered projectors, but I really want 1080p, and I don't want to turn down the lights to watch it. Also, my basement isn't that big, and I really don't need to go bigger than about 70".
  6. Kevin Goodwin

    Looking for +70" HDTV recommendations

    So, I was out to dinner with the wife last night, and we stopped into Best Buy to kill a few minutes before we headed out to the movies. This Best Buy store (Orland Park, IL) just added a Magnolia HT section, so we went over to check it out, as we're in the market for our first HD set for our...
  7. Kevin Goodwin

    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. One more question: How much TV do you watch on your projector? I'm planning on getting DirecTV HD for the HT, and we watch a LOT of television programming. This room will be our main hangout in the house, which is why I was thinking of having a TV as well as...
  8. Kevin Goodwin

    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    It's a basement, so I can totally darken the room, but I just wonder whether I'll want to watch TV/movies all the time in a dark room. I've seen a few HD projectors in action at Best Buy/Tweeter, but they haven't blown me away like I'd expected. I don't think I need a HUGE screen...
  9. Kevin Goodwin

    RPTV vs. Projector - How did you decide?

    I'm in the process of getting quotes on having my basement finished, and I'm trying to decide exactly what kind of display I want for my HT. Originally, I was just going to get a fixed screen and a projector, but after thinking about it for awhile, I'm starting to have second thoughts. My...
  10. Kevin Goodwin

    Crutchfield 10% coupon code

    I just bought a sweet new Panasonic GS-150 digital video camera from Crutchfield, who beat the pants off of Best Buy, including the 5-year warranty. Anyway, they sent me a code for $20 off a $200 order using this code: p1vjc-9hh1a-3i8gi kev
  11. Kevin Goodwin

    American Idol Season 4

    In case anybody but me cares, I found this from Brian at his website (BrianPosehn.com):
  12. Kevin Goodwin

    American Idol Season 4

    Yeah, Yeah - Brian Posehn...I couldn't think of his name. I just browsed the Anthrax message boards, and apparently Scott is friends with Bo somehow. Personally, I would have preferred Ryan talking to Scott instead of Hall & Oates. :)
  13. Kevin Goodwin

    American Idol Season 4

    Hey, did anybody notice Scott Ian from Anthrax in the crowd when they showed Bo's friends & family? I had to replay the Tivo several times to make sure, and I still couldn't get a good look. Sitting beside him was a guy I recognized from some movies, I think -- nerdy guy w/glasses, I think he's...
  14. Kevin Goodwin

    Sony RDR-GX300

    I still really like it, Bryan. No problems at all with it so far.
  15. Kevin Goodwin

    Sony RDR-GX300

    It's great so far. I've tried DVD+RW's, +R's, and -R's, and all have burned fine. The quality looks really good off my DirecTivo. The menus are really slick on this machine, but then, my other DVD player is a 1998 Pioneer 414. It just seems like a pretty nice machine, overall so far.
  16. Kevin Goodwin

    Sony RDR-GX300

    Anybody try one of these out yet? I got one at Best Buy for $360, after price matching CC, and adding on the 10% preferred customer discount. I thought about getting the GX7 model for $299, but I liked that the new model burns any type of disc, and figured the next generation model might have...
  17. Kevin Goodwin

    Newbie question - RP LCD's vs. RP CRT's

    Actually, my room at home isn't really a "proper viewing environment," so if it looks better in the store, it'll probably be better for my family room, which has quite a few windows. At least, during the daytime, anyway. Eventually, I'll finish my basement, and have a more proper HT room, but...
  18. Kevin Goodwin

    Newbie question - RP LCD's vs. RP CRT's

    Care to elaborate as to why CRT is better? Just better resolution? I wasn't that impressed with the picture in the store, so I'm curious.
  19. Kevin Goodwin

    Newbie question - RP LCD's vs. RP CRT's

    Could somebody educate me, or point me towards a good FAQ comparing LCD performance vs. CRT's? I'm just curious -- I was at Best Buy today browsing through the HDTV section, and really liked the look of the rear projection LCD sets. They seemed to look the best from wide viewing angles, which...
  20. Kevin Goodwin

    New Philips DVDRs

    I see that the Philips DVDR615 is out. Anybody try it out yet? I've only seen one review on the internet so far, on Amazon, which was negative. I toyed with buying a DVDR75, because they're about $279 right now, but I want to see what their new boxes do.
  21. Kevin Goodwin

    Next BB Preferred Customer weekend?

    As many have mentioned here before, YMMV, depending on Best Buy employee's mood, time of month, phase of moon, alignment of planets, suns, moons & stars, weather conditions, disgruntleness of employee, cost of gasoline, and millions of other factors. :D
  22. Kevin Goodwin

    Next BB Preferred Customer weekend?

    For Mike: postpublisher.net/h/bestbuy/adhoc/200405/mayese/coupon.htm?E=1338;128810;75362460&R=T1_Url_0&A=1007 :)
  23. Kevin Goodwin

    24 - Day 3 - Hour 24 - 5/25/04

    ...zipper? :D
  24. Kevin Goodwin

    Next BB Preferred Customer weekend?

    I apologize for starting the thread & bringing up such painful Best Buy memories for you guys. :) Not to rub it in (OK, maybe a little), but I did finally get my coupon in the mail.
  25. Kevin Goodwin

    ALIAS season 4 ongoing thread (merged)

    IIRC, Alias had a big episode right AFTER the Superbowl in Season 2, wasn't it? (The skanky lingerie-on-the-airplane episode. :D) I would expect them to do something similar in order to continue uninterrupted.
  26. Kevin Goodwin

    Next BB Preferred Customer weekend?

    Anyone?
  27. Kevin Goodwin

    Philips DVDR 75 Recorder

    FYI, if anybody's looking -- Best Buy has the DVDR75 for $299 now. That's the best price I've seen in the last few months.
  28. Kevin Goodwin

    4 networked tivos to 1 dvd burner

    If they are series 2 standalones, and you've got HMO on all of them, then yes.
  29. Kevin Goodwin

    24: Day 3 - 4/27/04 - Hour 20

    Anybody think that maybe Saunders' daughter getting inside CTU is part of his plan? I wouldn't put it past the 24 writers...
  30. Kevin Goodwin

    Wonderfalls cancelled?

    Anybody read this? I think the WB would be a good place for this show... http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve...353|1|,00.html
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