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  1. Evan Mann

    Pioneer vs. Denon receiver choose, looking for advice on choice

    I'll preface this by saying I've owned two receivers in my lifetime, a Denon AVR-2800 which I had for 10 years. Ran cool, never a single problem. Highly outdated, and thus replaced about 2 years ago with an Onkyo TX-SR806. Got it for a great price. Lots of features, runs really hot. Began to...
  2. Evan Mann

    Glossy vs. matte screen for my environment

    I'm trying to determine if I'm going to be better off one way or another when it comes to glossy screen vs. matte screen for my room. The sliding glass door is on a patio which has an overhang. If you look out the door from within the room, you are looking south. The door is on the...
  3. Evan Mann

    RF Modulator question

    I am hooking up some equipment for a friend of a friend in their kitchen. The kitchen was remodelled and there is a TV in a center island on a lift. The source components are across the kitchen in another area. For some reason, the only connection between the center island TV and the source...
  4. Evan Mann

    Need major help on room layout and furniture choices

    This is my living room, where my fiance and our spend much of our evenings and weekends. We are in the process of trying to get new furniture but our choices will be effected by HT layout and room layout. So here's what I got: Total room dimension is 13.3' wide and 16.8' long Second, a...
  5. Evan Mann

    Rambo Trilogy DTS track not working properly

    Hope this is the right forum, but I just purchased the Rambo Trilogy and I'm playing it through a Sony S330 DVD player into a Denon AVR-2800. I know all 5.1 of my speakers are working, the little DTS test track that plays before the movie does goes through all my speakers, but it seems the...
  6. Evan Mann

    How are you setup to record tv/dss to vcr?

    I just realized, that only having a cable signal into my receiver and TV directly, means I need to have my receiver on if I ever want to record TV. My cable box only has 2 outputs, 1 RF and 1 RCA set. In a situation like tonight, I want to record some TV, but I won't be home till tomorrow...
  7. Evan Mann

    Can I do this with a Denon receiver?

    I own an AVR-2800 but I'd like to know if other models can do this if mine can't. I have my cable box routed to my AVR2800. I have my VCR routed to VCR1 with ins going to outs and outs going to ins. I'd DO NOT have cable out from the cable box going into the VCR. I can watch TV just dandy...
  8. Evan Mann

    Need some quick help with my Denon 2800 and recording cable -> VCR

    This is pretty remedial but I can't figure it out and it's the first time I've tried to do this. Here's the setup: Cable Box RCA Outs -> 2800 Cable RCAs In Tosh VCR LineOut -> 2800 VCR1 In 2800 VCR1 Out -> Tosh VCR LineIn I'm trying to record off cable to my Tosh VCR so I select Source as...
  9. Evan Mann

    constant hissing sound

    Whenever I watch TV through my Denon 2800 from my Pioneer Digital Cable box there's always this background noise type of hiss. The cable box is connected to the 2800 with AR Digital Audio cable for Digital Broadcasts and AR Audio Cables for all standard TV broadcasts. Is this normal or is...
  10. Evan Mann

    Need TV purchasing advice...

    I'm considering getting a bigger TV and relocating mine to the living room which will shortly have no TV. I currently have a Sony Trinitron 27FV42. I'd like to get a something flat and here's where I run into not knowing what's good out there. There's Sony Wega and HDTV wega. There's...
  11. Evan Mann

    Should I go for MX500 or TSU2000

    Price differences aside. What do you guys think? I realize one is an LCD touchscreen based remote and the other is a traditional hard button remote, but I'm interested in programmability and functionality? Does the Pronto totally blow away the MX500 in its capabilities or are they similar...
  12. Evan Mann

    need to go pickup new DVD player, need quick opinions

    My Sony 330 won't cut it anymore. It has a lip sync problem, and it doesn't play CDRs, two things I want to be able to do. I'm looking to get something locally and I want it to be fairly inexpensive (sub $300). I don't need a changer but would like the following in order of precedence...
  13. Evan Mann

    WTT: Chasing Amy Criterion, Ready to Rumble

    My "DVD Wanted" list was a tad out of date when my g/f picked some DVDs from it for me so she ended up buying duplicates. I have Chasing Amy Criterion Collection and Ready To Rumble I'd like to trade. Just give me a list of what you have to trade if interested. DVDs are opened (she opened...