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  1. BrianS

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Blu-ray Disc 9/30

    This is one of my favorite horror films and I look forward to the BD release but I unfortunately just bought the Steelbook from DD right before I bought a PS3 and didn't have time to cancel it. Should I still keep the steelbook or just try to dump it in anticipation for the coming BD release...
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    Is there such a thing as a 4:3 TV with HDMI?

    Dumb question but was curious. I have a weird situation that kinda warrants it but I don't think it exists.
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    Need help on picking acoustic ceiling tiles...

    My home theater is in my basement and we recently moved my son into a room above it (not directly but close enough to probably bother him). My basement is pretty much split into two open rooms. The ceiling is approx 8 feet up where the sound equipment & TV is and the room my son is above (it...
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    Quick lighting question for home theater room...

    Kevin...sounds interesting. Do the lights get hot or make the TV hot?
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    Quick lighting question for home theater room...

    I have a small room devoted to my home theater and had a couple of lighting questions. (Moderator, if this is the wrong forum or if there is a better forum for this question, please move this thread. Thanks.) I did a search but could not find an answer. My room is approx 15' wide X 16'...
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    Why am I getting a scrambled picture for Fable?

    Looks like I might be affected as well. I got my game in today from a trade & popped it in to see if it worked okay. I am getting a picture but it seems to be very bright all over. Is the first area just like this or is this a picture problem. It doesn't appear to be natural looking. My...
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    Why am I getting a scrambled picture for Fable?

    I have Fable coming in a trade in the next couple of days so I will check this out since I have my Xbox hooked up thru component.
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    THE PIRATE MOVIE - Director Ken Annakin Wants Another Shot If It Ever Comes Out

    Cool, I was just about to copy my full-frame vhs tape to dvd b/c I had given up hope on this one being released. I am also a fan of this film from HBO's numerous showings of this as a kid in the early 80's. (Count Robin Williams' Popeye in there as well.) Beleive it or not...I even have the 2...
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    "Eyes Wide Shut" unaltered to come to US

    I just recorded this last night on Cinemax-HD (courtesy of Voom) and was surprised to see that the aspect ratio was 1.78:1 (or 1.85:1). Anyway, it filled my 16X9 screen beautifully and did not appear to be zoomed in as some movies do (ala Scarface on Encore-HD which makes the 2.35:1 film a 16X9...
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    Best price on a decent HDMI to DVI cable?

    Thanks for the links & opinions! I went ahead & ordered the $20 gold plated cable from since some of you mention good reviews. $20 is much easier to swallow than $150!
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    Best price on a decent HDMI to DVI cable?

    Oops...Sorry but I did not see the "Tweaking, Connections" section until it was too late. Moderator, please move if necessary. Thanks!
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    Best price on a decent HDMI to DVI cable?

    I was looking to connect my new Voom box to my smaller HD with HDMI to DVI since the Voom only has DVI. I was looking at Best Buy and was shocked to see these cable going for around 150 big ones! They only carry the Monster brand so I know a lot of that price is the name. Anyone had any luck...
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    Well, I am still waiting to join you Voomers. My install appt was set for this Tuesday but the guy came out & advised that I have a bad line of sight problem due to trees in my yard & also my neighbor's yard. Voom points SE and there are quite a few limbs & leaves in the way. Of course I...
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    Looks like I will finally join you Voom users. I had signed up for it way back in December or January but decided against it after all the problems I was reading on installs, software, etc. It was a bit too pricey then to dump $1200 into. With the promised DVR coming I was trying to hold...
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    Can 5.1 be recorded to a DVD Reorder?

    What is the release date for the 740? I tried to find it but have had no luck.
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    30 inch tube HDTVs: Samsung (DVI) Vs. Philips (HDMI) questions

    I was looking into putting an extra HDTV in the upstairs living room & was looking at the Samsung 30 inch TX-P3064W (roughly $850)and the Philips 30 inch 30PW8402 (roughly $750). I was trying to decide between the two (Sears has them on sale) and I could get them for a little cheaper than the...
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    House of the Dead: Worst film ever?

    Well...that's a good point. How about Popeye or Flash Gordon as examples?
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    House of the Dead: Worst film ever?

    I rented this movie over the weekend and I can't believe this movie isn't getting more love. Mark my words...this movie will be a cult favorite like Evil Dead 2 or Return of the Living Dead in about 10 to 15 years. The script is terrible, the acting is bad, the zombies are bad, there is no...
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    Queen/Beyonce/Britney/Pink in Pepsi promo

    Exactly. May & Taylor should be ashamed of themselves. I hope this commercial bombs. Once again Miss Spears shows that she can't sing worth a lick & is severly outvoiced by Beyonce & Pink.
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    Bitchin', new rock SA-CD alert, get The Thorns

    I love this album but only have a DVD-A player. I thought I had heard a rumor that this might come to DVD-A as well. Anyone heard anything like that?
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    Nifty wireless adapter

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    Nifty wireless adapter

    I have a question about this Linksys product...I read somewhere that you can buy two of them & hook one up to your exisitng router (since my current one is not wireless) and hook a second one up to your Xbox & thus play on LIVE like that. Has anyone tried that or knows if that could work? I...
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    NEW HomeTheaterForum Xbox Live Gametag List

    If you would, pleae add me to the list. Gamertag - SPIDERBITE Current LIVE games: Crimson Skies & Outlaw Volleyball Thanks!
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    Any reviews of the Flaming Lips DVD Audio?

    Well, I got my copy in yesterday. Damn...what an album! This is music. Maybe if I could find more stuff like this, I would get excited about music again. I have never listened to The Flaming Lips so all of this was new to me. I will definitely have to check out some of their other stuff...
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    I watched the first disc of this set this weekend. I came away with mixed feelings. The behind the scenes stuff is very interesting. It was cool to see Kiss rehearsing with the symphony & you can see that it is just not coming together in the beginning. After after tweaking it & more...
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    Can you identify this rock group/solo artist?

    In my opinion, this was their best radio hit! You can't help but sing along.
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    XBOX GTA Vice City/ 80's songs Soundtrack

    I recently bought a new collection of Jan Hammer's music called Miami Vice: The Complete Collection from DDcd. It is a two CD set and it is all instrumental Miami Vice creamy-goodness. (I also have both Miami Vice soundtracks & Jan Hammer's Escape From Television on my Xbox as well.) I guess...