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  1. Bob_M

    DVD/VHS recorder

    Hello All, I would like to purchase a DVD/VHS combo recorder to replace my old VCR. I would like to have a built in digital tuner, HDMI output and something that is reliable as my 10 year old VCR. Any recommendations? Thanks Bob
  2. Bob_M

    sound card for server 2003

    Thanks Chris, I picked up a Sound Blaster Audigy SE. It's a PCI card which fit into the 3.3 volt slot although it only had pins for the first two sections and an unused key in the middle of the second section. The small back section of the slot had nothing going into it but it works just...
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    sound card for server 2003

    Hi all, I have a HP ML310 which has what appears to be Fast/wide 3.3-volt 64 bit PCI slots. Will I be able to find a sound card to fit that would fit. In addition I am running MS Server 2003. Thanks Bob
  4. Bob_M

    stand alone dvr's???

    Interesting David, EPG?? I guess the next best thing would be a recordable DVD using a few RW-DVD. Bob
  5. Bob_M

    stand alone dvr's???

    >I think most of them have been d/c< Why is that David? thanks Bob
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    stand alone dvr's???

    >None of the newer TIVO's can do this, but some of the older units can function as essentially a VCR. < Interesting, so your options are a DVD with a built in hard-disk or a Tivo/DirectTV device with a monthly subscription? I didn't find too many DVD's with hard disks up on Amazon. Even...
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    stand alone dvr's???

    >Is there no stand alone dvr that just can pause, rwd, record at a date and time. that requires no service charge. < I have the same question, can you use a Tivo without paying the service charge? Thanks Bob
  8. Bob_M

    Outside Screen

    Just a quick follow-up, I built a frame out of 2x4 and used two white sheets which I stapled around the outside. Picture quality was excellent. I was actually pretty impressed. Bob
  9. Bob_M

    CD shops are closing

    I can see where building a digital library has its advantages, i.e music server. If I rip a song from a CD, how can I maintain the quality? Thanks Bob
  10. Bob_M

    Outside Screen

    Thanks, I think the old sheet trick will work for me. I just thought of a drop cloth, I will have to check them out. Bob
  11. Bob_M

    Outside Screen

    Hi All, I am putting on a party this summer and want to set up an outside screen to use with a projector. I did a test and old white sheet worked fine but I would like to do something a bit more sturdy. I can put together frame 10x14 and staple a few king size sheet but I wonder if anyone...
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    CD shops are closing

    Ok, so you audiophile's are still buying CD's or SACD's? Thanks
  13. Bob_M

    CD shops are closing

    Hi All, I noticed that most of the CD's shops are closing down which I assume is because of online download for music distribution. Is the quality of a CD burned from downloaded music file the same as if I purchased it from a store. Specifically Itunes? Thanks Bob
  14. Bob_M

    LCD TV questions

    Allan Thanks for the reply and the link. I am off to read it. One questions, What is actually happening when you increase the refresh rate on a CRT vs. a LCD?
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    LCD TV questions

    Hello All: I would like to purchase a LCD TV for our Family room. We currently watch Analog Cable and DVD movies. I was look at the Dell W3706MC 37" LCD TV. A few general questions: 1) This set has a built in Analog/Digital Tuner. Does that mean I will not need a cable box even if I...
  16. Bob_M

    VHS to DVD

    Hi All, I would like to convert a few VHS to DVD via my computer. I have an ATI TV wonder tuner card installed in my system. I am not an expert here so I want to make sure I purchase the correct software. If I go with something like ROXIO's Easy Media Creator will I have all I need? How...
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    Home Depot vs Blue Jean size of cable

    I ended up going with the Carol 14 Ga in-wall from Home Depot. I am not one for cables sounding any different so I can't comment there. I can tell you this wire is color coded, has good flex and has a tough but smooth jacket. The jacket wraps the two inner insulated wires. Perfect for in-wall...
  18. Bob_M

    FM Antenna

    Wayne Is the PR-6010 fairly small. I want to mount in my attic and only have about 4' high and 4' wide spot to put it in? What if I just put a simple FM dipole in the attic, hit a transformer and bring it down to the reciever in RG-6? Thanks Bob
  19. Bob_M

    FM Antenna

    Thanks Guys, that was a big help. Bob
  20. Bob_M

    FM Antenna

    Hi All, I am in the process of building an addtion to my home. Before I close up the wall I would like to run a wire from the HT room up to attic for an FM antenna. Can I get an indoor anteena that would work in the attic and more importantly what kind of wire should I run? thanks Bob
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    Home Depot vs Blue Jean size of cable

    Does anyone know if the Blue Jean 12 GA Belden is comparable in size and flex to Home Depot's Carol 12 GA in-wall? Thanks bob
  22. Bob_M

    Speaker Placement

    Hi All, I am setting up my surrounds in a 5.1 config. The couch is up against the back wall. Should I possition the surrounds on each side of the couch and point them at on another? If yes, how high should be? Thanks Bob
  23. Bob_M

    Suggestions for a high end sub.......

    Hi Jeff, You may want to look at the ACI Maestro. Bob http://www.audioc.com/speakers1/maestro/maestro.htm
  24. Bob_M

    "bright" and "warm" receivers

    >test result of any modern solid state amp that did NOT measure almost dead-nuts flat from 20 to 20K (usually a lot higher than that, actually).< All the lab results I have read from S&V are dead-nuts like you say on a sweep. At what power levels do they do that sweep? How can they be so...
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    "bright" and "warm" receivers

    I agree too. I don't think the design teams at Yamaha sit down and say, "Let's design a receiver that is bright". I am sure the main goal of every design team is to be as neutral as possible, but I could be wrong. Bob
  26. Bob_M

    ACI Maestro...

    Craig, Please rememeber to let us know where it is posted. :) Thanks Bob
  27. Bob_M

    MP3 Player

    Thanks all for the reply, >maybe not the easiest/quickest) solution is to burn a CD and then rip the songs off the CD as mp3 - almost < What is the software that is must common here? Is there a pkzip of the CD burining/ripping world. Bob
  28. Bob_M

    MP3 Player

    Hi All, I bought my first MP# player for my daughter. It's a RCA Lyra 1080. So doing the legal thing I bought into Napster and downloaded a few tracks. I copied them to the device and they won't play. It seems there is copy protection on the WMA files and RCA does not have any upgrade to this...
  29. Bob_M

    ACI Maestro...

    Hi Craig, I am confused at where I can read your reviews. Do you have a web page where we can see all of your reviews? Rockets Canada, is that the same company that makes the ELT system for ACI? Thanks Bob
  30. Bob_M

    PCM playback

    Thanks All, Hmmm, "DAD" that is the first I ever heard of them. thanks bob
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