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  1. Scott Pagac

    HK520 owners? channels question

    The only downside to the 525 that I can see is that it has a fan. Depending on your setup, that may or may not be a problem. It does, however, do DD-EX (which the 520 does not). It may also have higher-bandwidth component video switching than the 520.
  2. Scott Pagac

    HK520 owners? channels question

    One of the nice things with the H/K 520 is that you can use outboard amps for the mains. You can re-jumper (with RCA cables) any preamp output to any main amp input. I did that exact thing when I was using the 520. I re-routed the Left and Right preamp outs to a PA 2000 amp for the fronts. I...
  3. Scott Pagac

    HK520 owners? channels question

    You need to use the SBL and SBR pre-amp outputs. Connect these to a separate stereo amplifier (or a pair of monoblocks). You then can make use of Logic 7, DTS ES, and DTS neo:6. Hope that helps.
  4. Scott Pagac

    Apple Music Service

    I have not purchased any of the selections from the service, but I have a couple of concerns. 1) I do not like the fact that I am purchasing a compressed form of the music. It would be nice to offer the full AIFF for $1.00 and maybe 50 cents for the compressed file. Maybe something like this...
  5. Scott Pagac

    Support the Star Wars OT on DVD campaign!

    Jay: I signed the petition just a few moments ago. However, there seems to be an odd numbering issue appearing. I am counted as #630, but the list says I am #903. (?) Is this just one of the small kinks you are already aware of? Anyway, thank you for the site and good luck!
  6. Scott Pagac

    The GREAT WHITE CONCERT FIRE (merged thread)

    Pardon my leagl ignorance, but why would Russel require immunity unless he has information he feels should be hidden? Is it just to make sure the prosecution can not harm his career if things get thrown in his direction? I found it a bit suspicious when I found out he made his request.
  7. Scott Pagac

    Metal instrumentals

    You are correct, Jerry--I did mean "Transylvannia." I was at work and I did not have my brain plugged in at the time. Thank you for the reminder. :)
  8. Scott Pagac

    Amp to make my AVR520 7.1??

    The 520's amp are assignable just as John describes. A nice match for the 520 is the H/K PA2000 power amp. I used it with the 520 to power the mains and re-routed the 520's main amps (FL/FR) to power the back surrounds. It sounded much better. I am now using the PA2000 to power the back...
  9. Scott Pagac

    Metal instrumentals

    Here are a few off the top of my head... Iron Mainden "Phantom of the Opera" & "Losfer Words" Rush "Where's My Thing," "Leave That Thing Alone," & "La Vila Strangiato" Overkill's remake of "Frankenstein"
  10. Scott Pagac

    USB 2.5" Hard Drive Adapter - does this exist?

    You may want to look into the FireExpress 250SX frm CompuCable. It is an external USB 2.0 hard drive case for 2.5" drives and sells for around $50.
  11. Scott Pagac

    IBM Thinkpad 760EL Memory question... indicates you are able to install one DIMM at a time on your model. Make sure you look for 144-pin SODIMM modules.
  12. Scott Pagac

    ALIEN QUADRILOGY discussion thread (including all the glitches)

    So how do you think all of this be presented? Are we looking at a SuperBit Deluxe-type of release with only the movie/audio on one disc (more room for video/audio transfer) and the bonus materials on the second? If so, it almost seems like there is a lot missing from even these early "specs"...
  13. Scott Pagac

    AVR 8000 what type/size input jack for 12 volt trigger

    1/8" minijack is correct. However, I believe it is supposed to be a mono connector.
  14. Scott Pagac

    Crazy idea: add preouts myself?

    Patrick: Using the Tape outputs for anything other than tape decks is a bad idea. I made this mistake once when hooking up a new 2-channel amp to my receiver. Instead of using the pre outs, I plugged into the tape outs (by accident!). Everything came out full blast. The tape outs bypass the...
  15. Scott Pagac

    H/K 8000 buzz in the Jan/02 models... Just how bad is it really?

    I sit about 6 feet from my center and I can hear the buzzing quite distinctly during quiet passages of movies when the fridge is not running. As soon as the fridge starts up or any good signal is sent to the center speaker, I can no longer hear it. I found it fairly annoying at first, but I...
  16. Scott Pagac

    Got my HK AVR8000 from OneCall

    I have to agree with questioning the cut-off date chosen by OneCall. I just looked at my receipt and it appears like I may be out of luck (11/18/02). I may still just give it a try and see what they say.
  17. Scott Pagac

    Got my HK AVR8000 from OneCall

    I got in on the deal just before Thanksgiving. After setting everything up and playing with it for an entire evening, I didn't notice anything until the next day because I was too excited to finally have this unit (January 2002 build) in my system. I spent the next several days troubleshooting...
  18. Scott Pagac

    Should I get digital cable?

    Here is my own experience with Digital Cable (Time Warner, Wisconsin)... Pros: More channels available (many non-subriction channels are worthless) *Much* better audio Digital audio output (useful only on certain channels) On-screen channel guide (maybe one of my favorite features)...
  19. Scott Pagac

    Shameless promo inside ICE AGE dvd case

    No sticker inside mine from Walmart.
  20. Scott Pagac

    a few Q's about H/K 320 and 520

    The 320 does not have assignable main inputs. You will need the 520 for this feature. For the second part of your question, your example is exactly what you need to do. There is no configuration inside the unit (software/OSD/etc.). Just plug in your amp and reassign the main inputs. I am...
  21. Scott Pagac

    Stupid mistakes you've made

    I was pretty excited when I got my H/K PA 2000 amp to run my mains. I had to run a few sets of RCA cables to reroute speaker signals (One of the many nice things about the H/K AVR 520). I did not have a whole lot of room to work with (and I did not make the time to move stuff around) and wires...
  22. Scott Pagac

    ET is $14.87 at Walmart

    I just confirmed the Walmart price, and yes, they do carry the Widescreen version. There is an oval sticker on each unit. The yellow is Fullscreen and the red is Widescreen. Picked mine up on the way to work this morning and got it for $15.63 with tax. Thanks for the heads-up, Roberto.
  23. Scott Pagac

    E.T. Ultimate Gift Set $25.49??

    I can not seem to add this to my cart either, from Sam Goody, Suncoast, or OnCue. Should have went shopping earlier. :)
  24. Scott Pagac

    Help me identify this bit in a song.

    How about Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles"? I think that is what you are loking for.
  25. Scott Pagac

    H/K AVR-520 Intermediate User's Review

    My biggest nag is the lack of DD-EX but it was not a deal-breaker at all. Second nag is the fact that the speaker terminals are not standard...I had to "break apart" all of my dual bannana plugs to get them installed. Rob: on the subject of bright faceplates...have you tried using the 50%...
  26. Scott Pagac

    Anyone Have An HK AVR-x20 That Does NOT Auto Shut-Off???

    I have had the 520 since Jan. and no problems so far (knocking on wood). I have it on all the time (I do not use the TV speakers at all, so anytime I want to watch TV, it has to go through the 520, and is on for hours at a time). In addition, since I live in an apartment, I do not have access...
  27. Scott Pagac

    Question for HK PA4000 owners?

    Are you sure it is the PA4000 you are having an issue with and not the 520? I have the 520 and there is an option in the Advanced Settings section of the OSD that allows you to customize the turn-on volume. You can either set it to turn on at a set volume (regardless of the volume it was set...
  28. Scott Pagac

    Powerbook upgrades and new Emac

    Here is just my opinion on what we might see: I do not think OS X 10.2 will be ready for WWDC. Word on the grapevine is 10.1.5 first, followed by 10.2 later this summer (MacWorld maybe?). It would be nice to hear, however, that things got straightened out with MPEG-LA and Apple is ready to...
  29. Scott Pagac

    Prices for H/K 320 & 520

    I got mine in January for around $650 plus shipping from J&R.
  30. Scott Pagac

    Refurbished receivers

    If, by chance, you are looking for HarmanKardon refurbs, go here: Any product with a "-Z" after the model is refurbed.