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  1. Ian C

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Battlestar Galactica Season Three - Recommended

    Yeah...I noticed season 1 wasn't too great in the video department, but I just started season 2 this weekend and have noticed a substantial improvement, video-wise. As far as the eventual HD release, I figure if there's an uber boxset with the complete series in special packaging down the...
  2. Ian C

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Battlestar Galactica Season Three - Recommended

    Yeah...I noticed season 1 wasn't too great in the video department, but I just started season 2 this weekend and have noticed a substantial improvement, video-wise. As far as the eventual HD release, I figure if there's an uber boxset with the complete series in special packaging down the...
  3. Ian C

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Battlestar Galactica Season Three - Recommended

    I just recently started watching BSG. I avoided it for a long time...thinking it would be similar to the cheesy original. I'm glad I finally was convinced to watch it, because it's a truly fantastic show. I watched the entire first season via Netflix, but with Best Buy's deal currently running...
  4. Ian C

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Battlestar Galactica Season Three - Recommended

    I just recently started watching BSG. I avoided it for a long time...thinking it would be similar to the cheesy original. I'm glad I finally was convinced to watch it, because it's a truly fantastic show. I watched the entire first season via Netflix, but with Best Buy's deal currently running...
  5. Ian C

    WTB: Cheap Playstation 2 system

    I've got a silver one that I meant to put in my for sale thread. It's gotten light use and works perfectly. I still have the controller, box, manuals, etc. I'll send it your way for $70 shipped. I also have a couple Logitech wireless controllers if you're interested. One has a slightly sticky...
  6. Ian C

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Planet Earth -- in HD & BD

    Can anybody that has Planet Earth in the HD-DVD format tell me if it allows bookmarks? Bookmarks would be handy in my family, since it takes us a couple nights to watch anything. However, if there are no bookmarks I would likely go with the Blu-Ray version. I've scoured the internet trying to...
  7. Ian C

    Which HD format to buy Harry Potter movies on ?

    I saw on another forum that somebody had the same problem. They had ordered it from the Warner Brothers website too (imagine the hassle of that!).
  8. Ian C

    Which HD format to buy Harry Potter movies on ?

    I've also been going back and forth with the Harry Potter movies (and with Blade Runner as well). I think I'll wind up ordering the Harry Potter movies on HD-DVD, simply for bookmarks. My family takes two or three nights to get through a movie...Bookmarks make it much simpler. Otherwise, I think...
  9. Ian C

    FS: Onix Rocket RSC100MKII center + pair of Rocket ELTs

    ELTs are sold...Thanks Adam!
  10. Ian C

    FS: Onix Rocket RSC100MKII center + pair of Rocket ELTs

    **EDIT: ELTs sold - RSC100 center still available for $145 shipped in CONUS - firm** I have a barely used Onix Rocket center (used to be dubbed "littlefoot") in Ebony that I had matched with some Rocket ELTs. This was in a gameroom theater, and got little use. The center does have a couple...
  11. Ian C

    Pioneer 1015tx and MCACC...

    Brian, they must have changed it for the 1015. You only need to run component to the TV for setup.
  12. Ian C

    Pioneer 1015tx and MCACC...

    Correct...That would work. However...Are you just upgrading for the MCACC? Otherwise, The Pioneer 1015 should be pretty similar to your Pioneer 811...especially since you don't need the video in's and all that good stuff. With my 1015, I haven't decided yet if I prefer the EQ on or off. I'm...
  13. Ian C

    What kind of amplifer do you reccomend?

    In the Hardware For Sale forum, Juan_R has this for sale. It's a Marantz five-channel that pushes something like 200-220 watts at 4 ohms, and he's asking $550 shipped. I've read over a bunch of threads on this amp, and it's seemed to get favorable reviews. Besides, if somebody else would hurry...
  14. Ian C

    Any better bang for the buck?

    Doh! Just thought I would update my reply. I made some mistakes. - It's not the AVR-440 that's about to come out...rather the 340. - The AVR-435 does in fact have ESsetEQ I think the only differences between the 635 and the 435 would be component upconversion and component OSD, along...
  15. Ian C

    Any better bang for the buck?

    I ordered their 340s for my front stage just a couple days ago, though they are going to take a couple weeks to get to me. I would go for the "plus" SVS. I originally had a 25-31 PCi, but sent it back for the PC+...and there was quite a bit of difference. For a $300 difference, I think it...
  16. Ian C

    Two Rocket UFW-10s versus SVS 25-31 PC+?

    No...I'm thinking I'll break it out this weekend and give it a go. I'm also curious to see how accurate the MCACC on my Pioneer is, though everything (except the sub) seems pretty well balanced.
  17. Ian C

    Two Rocket UFW-10s versus SVS 25-31 PC+?

    Too big for that one niche I was talking about. I would actually have about 14 inches width to play with there (PB-10 15.5", UFW-10 13"). Actually, after looking at it last night, I moved my SVS about 3-4 inches to right against the wall. It's now in a semi-corner (more like 120-130 degrees...
  18. Ian C

    Two Rocket UFW-10s versus SVS 25-31 PC+?

    Okay, I currently have an SVS 25-31 PC+. I'm considering selling it and going for a pair of Rocket UFW-10s, simply for better placement purposes. I love my SVS, but in my particular room am having trouble getting a "balanced" sound (sounds pretty good in my listening position, louder/softer in...
  19. Ian C

    FS: B&K ST1430 Series II - 3 Ch. Power Amp

    I would also like to see some pics.
  20. Ian C

    Need HT Speaker Guidance - Axiom, Ascend Acoustics, Rocket, Swan, Paradigm, Aperion!

    Chris, I've actually considered that, and I did see somebody on the Ascend forum that lives here in Allen...but I figure with a 30-day trial it's worth the cost of shipping to try it in my own setup. I've listened to a lot of speakers at a lot of different stores, and have liked different...
  21. Ian C

    Need HT Speaker Guidance - Axiom, Ascend Acoustics, Rocket, Swan, Paradigm, Aperion!

    I'm in pretty much the same position as you. My advice would be to narrow it down to two or three (you seem to have already done this to some extent), and then order either a pair or the center for those two or three. I've narrowed it down to Swan and Ascend for various reasons - fairly easy to...
  22. Ian C

    New house...surround speaker wiring issues...help!

    Thanks. The crown molding would work fine for the right rear speaker, because it would have a wall behind it, but the left rear speaker would have no walls around it...so the wire would just be stretching across the ceiling. It's a very open floorplan. As far as drilling holes and stuff...If...
  23. Ian C

    New house...surround speaker wiring issues...help!

    Okay, so we're closing on a new house tomorrow and next Monday the painters will arrive to redo all the paint. Problem is, I had planned on just doing floorstanding for the rears in my surround system, and after doing the final wall-through yesterday I realize the family room isn't big enough...
  24. Ian C

    Building a new house...Wiring? (long)

    From the information I have (and I don't have everything yet), they mention three cable and three phone. I figure I'll need a total of seven for each of those, along with the network connections. Since they don't mention network connections, I assume that would be a total of seven for those...
  25. Ian C

    Building a new house...Wiring? (long)

    Thanks both of you for your help. My wife contacted the builder today and they have an outside firm (On-Q Home) do the "structured wiring." Apparently, it's already standard on the house I've chosen. There will just be small additional costs for the extra outlets and stuff I want ($30 for each...
  26. Ian C

    Building a new house...Wiring? (long)

    Okay...so my wife and I just put money down on a lot for a new house. I've been thinking through everything I would want to have them do and wiring is a big issue with me. Most cosmetic things can be changed later (flooring, paint, etc), but I would like to "nail down" the wiring issue before...
  27. Ian C

    The HTF 'ANIME Challenge' 2k4

    Funny I should come across this thread. My son and I have just recently started rewatching all our stuff. I've sold off probably half my collection in the past year and I've decided it's time to go through all the good stuff I've kept. We just finished rewatching Trigun, which was great fun...
  28. Ian C

    Help with new receiver (Harman Kardon)...

    Can't think of any myself. I'm not sure how the 630 compares to other receivers in its price class, but as far as buying refurbished I can't complain. The unit shipped out the next day. It arrived and looks brand new...and it has the full two-year warranty 'ta boot. As far as my issue...
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