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  1. Torgny Nilsson

    Chimes at Midnight

    Is there any information on the status of the restoration of Orson Welles' "Chimes at Midnight"? A restoration is supposedly near completion, and I have even heard that the DVD may be released in April 2009. But no one seems to be giving out any reliable information. Should people spend $30-$40...
  2. Torgny Nilsson

    Model Twelve Portable Speaker System

    I stumbled across the “Mick Fleetwood Signature™ Model Twelve Portable Music System” while researching outdoor speakers for my backyard. Though I assumed that only stationary speakers would give me the sound I wanted, I liked the idea of a portable speaker system because not only could I use it...
  3. Torgny Nilsson

    Need center speaker set up help

    I have read a lot of people say that dialogue is supposed to come primarily from your center speaker and not from your left and right front speakers. I have a 5.1 system. And I used Avia and a sound meter to set my speakers at the same level. While dialogue seemed to be properly oriented to...
  4. Torgny Nilsson

    BenQ 8240 settings?

    I just got a BenQ 8240. I have found that BenQ's default settings are pretty hard to beat as far as picture quality goes. And the picture quality with the default settings on the 8240 does not seem to be any exception. Nevertheless, I can't leave well enough alone until I have proven that to...
  5. Torgny Nilsson

    Good turntable for 78s?

    My mom wants to buy my dad a turntable so he can play his old jazz 78s (probably in addition to some 45s and 33s that he has in his collection). I don't know what her price range is but it is probably $300 or under (though she might go higher if it will give my dad dramatically better sound)...
  6. Torgny Nilsson

    Cambridge Multimedia Speaker Review

    I checked out the regularly recommended speakers from Logitech, Klipsch, and several other brands in my quest for a decent 2.1 multimedia speaker system to play music from my office laptop. While most of these speakers were priced right, they left something to be desired in the sound or...
  7. Torgny Nilsson

    Tivoli Audio

    Has anyone on this site heard the Tivoli Audio Model Three clock-radio with or without its companion speaker? I am in need of a new clock radio and saw this product (which is very expensive for just a clock-radio but may make a good bedroom stereo system). The few reviews I have found are...
  8. Torgny Nilsson

    Best DVD player for FP?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a really good DVD player for use with FP? I currently have both a Yamaha and a Toshiba DVD player, but neither is very good as they both suffer from the chroma bug (even though I was told that the Toshiba did not before I bought it). I hate the idea of...
  9. Torgny Nilsson

    Progressive scan turns my picture to gunk!

    I just purchased a progressive scan dvd player for my 27 inch Sony WEGA TV that I got about 3 years ago. While the picture is pretty darn good in regular dvd mode, the picture bends everywhere so you can't tell what you are watching when I activate the progressive scan mode. Does progressive...
  10. Torgny Nilsson

    Help identify war movie

    I once saw about 5 minutes of what looked to be a good war movie. It was in color, probably from the same period as Guns of Navarone, and seemed to involve the British in Africa during the second world war. All I remember is that a team of British/American soldiers with some local soldiers were...
  11. Torgny Nilsson

    What's the next best cable after component?

    My satellite receiver does not have a component video connection. What is the next best choice when connecting to a receiver and projector? Sub-S?
  12. Torgny Nilsson

    BenQ 8220 Review

    I learned a lot from this forum when researching projectors. So I thought I'd share my views on my new BenQ PB8220 FP in case anyone is interested in this projector. While reading this review, please keep in mind that I have only got it up and running this past weekend, so I may have more to add...
  13. Torgny Nilsson

    Help: do it yourself component cable?

    A while ago, I had a contractor run conduit through my walls for cables to a future projector. Now that I have the projector, I noticed that the 1" conduit he ran is too narrow to accomodate pre-made component cables. So my only choice is to pull 3 cables through the conduit and then put the...
  14. Torgny Nilsson

    Theater Premiere: What Movie to Show?

    Thanks to everyone at the Home Theater Forum, I hope to have my FP home theater up and running by Friday. Which raises the question of what movie I should show my friends for the premiere? I need suggestions for one movie for grown-ups and one that the kids (and grown-ups) would like? I am...
  15. Torgny Nilsson

    Projector Mount and Drywall Question

    Can someone tell me whether I can attach my projector to my drywall ceiling using molybolts rather than attaching the mount directly to the studs as it says in my mount manual? I don't have studs where I need to install the projector and I don't have an attic that I can access to reinforce the...
  16. Torgny Nilsson

    Is DVI really that good?

    What is the deal with DVI? It sounds great, but it is really that much better than a progressive scan player? I am inclined to buy a $2,700 DLP FP package (with screen) without a DVI input rather than a $3,500 DLP RPTV with a DVI input. I think I will get more out of the FP's 100 inch screen...
  17. Torgny Nilsson

    Center speaker placement

    I am thinking of making the switch to a FP home theater, but my wife won't agree to the cost of a sound permeable screen. Since I can't place my center speaker at ear height behind the screen, does anyone know whether placing it on the floor and angling the front of it up so it points toward the...
  18. Torgny Nilsson

    What is proper screen distance?

    What, exactly, is the proper distance to sit from your screen? I have seen a lot of people say that if you have a 60 inch screen, you should sit about 90 inches away from it. I assume that calculation is based on a 60 inch diagonal screen, and not a 60 inch wide screen. But the THX...
  19. Torgny Nilsson

    How Important Is Screen Masking?

    While I like the flexibility of FPs, I am leaning toward buying a Samsung DLP RPTV instead. I can't afford one of the really neat motorized screens with masks for the different aspect ratios, and the thought of having to manually adjust the screen up and down, figure out how to hang different...
  20. Torgny Nilsson

    When to buy a RPTV

    I plan on buying a new Samsung DLP RPTV in the near future. But when is the best time to buy it: during the Thanksgiving sales, the Christmas sales, or the New Years sales? I have heard that January is the best time to buy a new TV but I can't remember if retailers offer better sales in January...
  21. Torgny Nilsson

    Region Free and Disney

    I am thinking of buying a region free DVD player to play European DVDs in the US. Some websites guarantee that their region free DVD players will play European Disney and Universal movies, but those players cost about $400. Other sites don't guarantee this, but their players only cost about...
  22. Torgny Nilsson

    Speaker Stands

    I need some speaker stands for two bookshelf speakers. I have narrowed my choice to the following models: Altantis Signature Sanus Designer Foundations Sanus Steel Foundations Sanus Ultimate Foundations Lovan Caliber I am having a hard time deciding between them. If anyone has any...
  23. Torgny Nilsson

    Throw Distance

    Is there some generally good throw distance for a FP? I am wiring a room for future FP use and need to decide how far back from the rear wall (or future screen) to put the ceiling power outlet and wire outlet. I don't know what FP I will ultimately buy, but the specs on FPs such as the Sanyo...
  24. Torgny Nilsson

    FP vs. Samsung DLP RPTV

    I have essentially decided to get one of the new Samsung DLP sets, but I am hearing a lot about FPs being really good for HDTV. So can someone answer a couple of questions for me: 1. What is the cost of a good FP system that can rival the new RPTVs that go for about $3,000? I don't mean just...
  25. Torgny Nilsson

    Help: Plasma, LCD, Rear or Front Projector

    I currently have a 27 inch TV in my living room but am building a home theater. I would keep the 27 inch TV in my living room for regular TV watching, and use the home theater for dvd movies, but my wife wants to get rid of the 27 inch and only use the TV in the home theater. My question...
  26. Torgny Nilsson

    Slab Floor Problem

    I am planning to build a home theater in a room that has a concrete slab floor, which sucks most of the impact out of my subwoofer. I thought about building a wood super-floor above the slab floor, but cost is a concern and the ceilings are only 8 feet high to begin with. Has anyone dealt with...
  27. Torgny Nilsson

    If you are looking for new speakers, you owe it to yourself to check out EFE

    After exhausting research on the net and via magazines, and after listening to countless speakers in person, I decided to upgrade all my speakers except the sub with EFE speakers (the titanium dome 22's and 36's). I was blown away by the performance of these speakers when I listened to them at...
  28. Torgny Nilsson

    Anyone heard GR Research Speakers?

    The GR Research A/V-1+ speakers have been recommended to me but I have never heard them. Does anyone own them or has anyone compared them to anything else?
  29. Torgny Nilsson

    Axiom versus Rocket

    I have heard great things about Axiom and Rocket speakers. Though I normally like to listen to speakers before buying them, I am considering buying four Axiom M80ti speakers or four Rocket RS 750 for my system, plus a complementary center speaker. I intend to use them with my SVS 25-31 PC+...
  30. Torgny Nilsson

    Willy Wonka Widescreen Scam?

    I was about to buy the widescreen Willy Wonka for my kids when I discovered a discussion on Amazon.com that indicates that the dvd "widescreen" version cuts the top and bottom off the laserdisk widescreen version and actually shows less of the top and bottom than the pan and scan version. Does...