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  1. SteveCallas

    Blockbuster: HD-DVD sale with coupon code.

    Hmmm, a week later and my orders are still "processing".
  2. SteveCallas

    Blockbuster: HD-DVD sale with coupon code.

    Finally a decent "final price" on HD-DVDs. Shipping is free, so all said and done, each movie comes out to just under $6.00, as they do apply sales tax. I picked up 8 movies.
  3. SteveCallas

    Virgin Megastore HD-DVD Sale 50% Off!

    All these HD DVD "sales" are getting me pretty frustrated. When you still end up paying $20 per movie, it isn't really a sale in my opinion. Nobody takes the regular price seriously (rightly so, as $30-$40 is outrageous), so the "sale" price still ends up being a joke. For a discontinued format...
  4. SteveCallas

    The Ongoing Wal-Mart $4.88/$5.50/$5.88 Bargain Bin Thread

    I saw a new "Unvbelievable Low Prices" stand up a few days ago with a bunch of $5 dvds - it was seperate from the bin, near the font of the store. Picked up The Untouchables Special Edition. There were several others as well, but since I didn't have any interest in them, I can't seem to recall...
  5. SteveCallas

    What's the best deal on an HD-A2 this Friday?

    There is no difference between outputting 1080i or 1080p from your disc player if you have a digital display, the same picture information is being displayed in either case. The only case in which you are losing picture information is if your set cannot display 1920x1080.
  6. SteveCallas

    $100 Gift Card with Premium Xbox 360 at Toys R Us

    I heard about that one, but there were reports of people getting used consoles. Seeing as the 360 isn't the most bug free device to begin with, I didn't want to take any chances.
  7. SteveCallas

    $100 Gift Card with Premium Xbox 360 at Toys R Us

    Yeah, this one put me over the edge. I was gonna wait for the first 360 price drop, but that would have only ended up being $50. All Toys R Us in St. Louis are completely sold out of the premium unit though, had to have some relatives back home get one for me lol. I also read that MS is now...
  8. SteveCallas

    $100 Gift Card with Premium Xbox 360 at Toys R Us

    Get the premium $399 Xbox 360 at Toys R Us and get a free $100 gift card - that will just about get you a year of Xbox Live and a free game. Best deal I've seen to date, ends the 24th.
  9. SteveCallas

    The Ongoing Wal-Mart $4.88/$5.50/$5.88 Bargain Bin Thread

    Yeah, I don't see a list of the $3.44 dvds?
  10. SteveCallas

    Anyone have or heard the av123 Extended Response Super Tweeter?

    That crowd will buy anything put in front of them
  11. SteveCallas

    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    No, I was getting Enter the Dragon and Leon the Professional - buy one get one free for $20.
  12. SteveCallas

    Weekly RoundUp 10-31-2006

    That's a good deal at BB for buy one get one free 2 disc collector's edition sets. Enter the Dragon and Leon the Professional combined for $20 can't be beat.
  13. SteveCallas

    Best Buy Renews My Reward Zone Membership for Free!

    BB sent me a $10 certificate to redeem the $10 I paid to joing the Reward Zone in September, right before they decided to make it free. That was very nice of them. Unfortunately, they wouldn't let me use it on a dvd that was already on sale lol.
  14. SteveCallas

    Hollywood Video Previously Viewed $5

    I don't know how long this has been running, but I noticed it today - all previously viewed movies $9.99 or less are being sold for $5. It's not limited to horror movies, it's for all movies. I picked up Saw II and would have gotten Exorcism of Emily Rose if it weren't a bit cheaper on Amazon...
  15. SteveCallas

    $1200 subs

    I can understand more so in the home market, but why no standardization in the pro sound field? Having no experience with this particular unit or having seen any measurements, I'd have to give them the benefit of the doubt - I'd imagine their frequency range goes from the low end -6db to the top...
  16. SteveCallas

    $1200 subs

    Are you saying they won't meet their 35hz spec? I don't know too many pro options that will go significantly lower than 30hz.
  17. SteveCallas

    $1200 subs

    I understand and am aware of the perception of Cerwin Vega speakers being crap, and under most circumstances I would agree. But we're not talking about a sub for a home environment and music listening, we're talking about sound reinforcement in a large open space. The CV sub I linked to is a...
  18. SteveCallas

    Best Buy August 11-14 Coupons

    Say guys, any of those coupons applicable to a tv purchase? I'm about to pull the trigger on a 42" LCD and was waiting for another printable BB 10% off coupon. If so, I'd appreciate it very much if someone wouldn't mind sending me theirs - BB used to send me some in 2005, but haven't seen any...
  19. SteveCallas

    $1200 subs

    I'd go with two of these: http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...rwin+vega+je36 106db sensitivity and 8ohm - should be a very easy load to drive and should provide tons of output. I'm a fan of Carvin amps, and I assume you were considering their SW1802B? - the Cerwin Vega will provide lots...
  20. SteveCallas

    15" Subwoofer recommendations

    Looks pretty well braced, but you will still want to add a layer of MDF to the walls, and probably two to the front walls the drivers will be mounted to. Here are some in room FR measurements of single-driver large and low tuned ported subs without any EQ or with minimal EQ...
  21. SteveCallas

    Initial Impressions - Audio Refinement Pre-5

    Yeah, that MUST be it
  22. SteveCallas

    15" Subwoofer recommendations

    So now 36" length with a 188hz first port resonance IS ok? I see how it works. Bud, if you do go ported, which I would recommend you do, use all of the available space, no need or want to decrease it at all. I'd also go with two 8" diameter ports, but I'd tune a bit higher, ~13hz with the...
  23. SteveCallas

    Initial Impressions - Audio Refinement Pre-5

    Interesting. I've done some blind, level matched testing with an Audio Refinement Pre-2DSP vs a HK 635 vs a Pioneer 1014, all using a PS Audio amp, and none of us could accurately differentiate sound any quality differences. Processor Test
  24. SteveCallas

    borders 50% off king kong'06 2 disc 6-18

    Sounds like a good deal on price, but man was this movie a stinker!
  25. SteveCallas

    Some thoughts...might have something set wrong. (SVS)

    I feel kinda silly now - if you're crossover is at 80hz, no need to apply cuts below 75hz......your subwoofer level is just too high, way too high. Turn your bass adjustment to 0, turn your sub down a few levels, and take another measurement.
  26. SteveCallas

    Some thoughts...might have something set wrong. (SVS)

    Well you're 30db less at 90hz compared to 50hz, and a 6db difference equates to twice as loud This means you will be missing almost all of the bass that is "punchy", while you will have plenty of the bass that is room shaking. I have heard of this complaint with the PB-Ultra, so it may be...
  27. SteveCallas

    Up to four subwoofers for maximum performance--What do you think?

    Multiple subs in multiple locations isn't always needed to get a flat response. You should measure your current response in the corner to see what exactly is going on - measuring again with the second sub will be the only way you can know for sure which spot(s) work best for your room. I have my...
  28. SteveCallas

    1 PB12-Ultra/2 or two PB12-plus/2's???

    This is incorrect. Four Plus drivers in twice as much volume with nearly twice as much power will play much louder, and have far less distortion than two Ultra drivers. Factor in that the new Plus drivers are probably one step closer to the Ultras, and I think the two Plus/2s is the obvious...