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  1. Dave Getson

    Five free Bluray disks

    I was looking for a form online to get these, but the only one I can find says that the player must have been purchased by Jan 31, 2008. Is there a newer form out there for Canada?
  2. Dave Getson

    PS3 as a Blu-ray player in a theater

    I'm just about to take the jump and get a PS3 (taking back my Samsung player as they are the same price now) and just wanted a bit of clarification on the sound. If I'm running HDMI through my reciever, and the receiver can decode DTS HD and Dolby True HD (Onkyo 805 for example), will I be...
  3. Dave Getson

    Should I do it?

    Same thing happened to me, but I got there at 4am for the 6am opening. First 10 people in line snatched them up. I ended up going to Best Buy and picking it up for $199. Still a good enough deal for me!
  4. Dave Getson

    Should I do it?

    So I did it. I'm aware of the risks if BR wins the war. And after I read a little more (before I bought it), I saw that the players were able to play normal DVDs. Looks like my girlfriend just aquired my old player to replace her Walmart garbage I've nearly thrown through her window a few times...
  5. Dave Getson

    Should I do it?

    I was hoping the war would end before I made a decision, but then I saw a Boxing Week sale at a local store and figured, for $99, I can't really go wrong. Should I get this? *edit, I guess I missed the thread right below mine asking pretty much the same question. Oops. haha How about...
  6. Dave Getson

    Pioneer VSX-1016TXV subwoofer setup Help

    The sub he has is actually mine that he borrowed. I have had mine set up in a few different places I've lived over the years, including my current home with a 13x13 room. I've gone to his place and listened and it's bizarre. There really isn't any oomph coming from the sub. I've cranked the...
  7. Dave Getson

    PC to projector for gaming

    I've come back to the experts. Finally bought a projector (Panny AE700) last year. The final piece of the puzzle. A friend of mine suggested that I hook up my computer to my projector to try out a couple racing games. So I ask, what is the easiest way to do this? I know my receiver (Yamaha...
  8. Dave Getson

    Panny AE-700 image size question

    Damn those thin black bars. :)
  9. Dave Getson

    Panny AE-700 image size question

    Ok, so as I mentioned in another thread, I built my screen (110" 16:9) and have been loving it. I built it 96" x 54". When I pop in a DVD, the menu fills the screen and looks like magic. But when the movie plays, there are always black bars. Movies that are 1:78:1 have small black lines on top...
  10. Dave Getson

    How important are Projector screens?

    I build my own. If nothing else, I think it's nicer looking than just the wall. It definitely has more wow factor when people see it hanging on your wall for the first time :). I bought screen material off ebay (110" diagonal) and built the frame and border myself. I was pretty pleased with...
  11. Dave Getson

    Can projectors be mounted on the side of the room?

    I read of a projector that actually mounts to your wall a few days ago. It isn't out yet, but the idea was pretty snazzy. I'll try to find the link. *edit:
  12. Dave Getson

    UPS question

    Yeah, I'm just looking for something to allow the projector to cool down enough in such an emergency. Thanks a lot. You just saved me a lot of cash :)
  13. Dave Getson

    UPS question

    I'm getting my first projector this week and was advised to get a UPS incase of power failure so the bulb has a chance to cool down properly. Well, after looking around, I've noticed that these aren't the cheapest things to buy. My question is, would these inexpensive ones designed for computer...
  14. Dave Getson

    Receiver or separates

    Ahh yes, the age old debate. Well, I'm posting this for a friend who has a pair of old Cervin Vega VS-120 front speakers. He runs them off a Kenwood receiver but it looking to upgrade that. He's wanting to know what he should get to get the most out of those speakers. He'd also like a sub as...
  15. Dave Getson

    Still more PJ questions...

    There's a dealer around here (Glubes ) that sells the Panny for around $3500 - . Another one sells the Infocus for $1500 (Fidelis).
  16. Dave Getson

    Center rear placement problems

    Ok, so I finally bought a center rear speaker. I had it setup, and it works great. Fast forward one month. I move out of my apartment into my own home. I setup all my speakers and pick up my rear and look to where it should go -- Houston, we have a problem. The only wall that I can put this one...
  17. Dave Getson

    Hooking up my PC to my receiver, where do i start?

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  18. Dave Getson

    Hooking up my PC to my receiver, where do i start?

    I inquired about this in the Video game hardware section, but I can ask a more general question here. Is there any way to hook it up to get surround playing games (ie: EAX)? Thanks!
  19. Dave Getson

    Setting up pc using HT speakers

    Hmmm, perhaps this should be moved to the HTPC forum, now that I think about it.
  20. Dave Getson

    Setting up pc using HT speakers

    My PC speakers have been having issues lately, so I was thinking about getting new ones. Before I did, I was wonder if there's anything out there to hook up my HT setup so I'm able to play games in surround sound. I found this and was wondering if it would work. I'm just not sure if there any...
  21. Dave Getson

    Sub placement trick

    Alight. I'll tell the lazy bum to try that. Thanks fellas.
  22. Dave Getson

    Sub placement trick

    I lent my sub to a friend to experiment with. I went to visit him and it sounds like total crap in his room. We tried placing it in a few different spots and really, it still sounds like crap. I was wondering if the ol' put the sub in the prefered listening spot and crawling around until you...
  23. Dave Getson

    Will I notice a difference?

    I have a PS2 and a 51" HDTV widescreen TV. I have my PS2 connected with the standard A/V cables that come with the console. I was wondering if I were to purchase the PS2 component video hookup cable and hooked that up to the PS2 and TV instead of the standard Sony cable would I notice a...
  24. Dave Getson

    testing subs

    excellent. That should be good. I have most of the movies, so that's even better. He asked me if Playstation 2 games sound any better with a sub. I have no idea. I suppose it would depend on the game. Does anyone have any good experiences with PS2?
  25. Dave Getson

    testing subs

    I have Finding Nemo, Matrix 2, Monsters Inc, and Blade 2, so yes....please, keep going. I might get lucky and have most of the movies already. It'll save me from renting some....or worse, buying more!
  26. Dave Getson

    testing subs

    My friend and are getting a few different subs to test out this weekend. Which movies or scenes would you guys recommend to give them a good workout. I've been trying my best to convince him to get an SVS, but he's not quite there yet. He'll learn someday. Anyway...I have a few I'm going to try...
  27. Dave Getson

    I want a TOP GUN SE!

    Hey, can anyone guess what I still want?
  28. Dave Getson

    Potential problems

    Hi everyone, I need your expert opinions. I will be moving in April into my girlfriend's condo with her. She has allowed me to use one of the two bedrooms as my home theatre room. The only problem is the size of the bedroom. It's about 14x10. I'd like to put my tv at one end of the 14'...
  29. Dave Getson

    Leather or cloth theater seats?

    I love my leather couch, and I really don't find that I stick to it as much as people think you would. Pleather, on the other hand, tears several layers of flesh off when you try to get up when you're stuck. It actually hurts when you peal yourself off. Cloth is good too. I prefer solid...
  30. Dave Getson

    HT Color Scheme

    Hey Shane! I have Mirage speakers as well - the OM7's and OM-C2. How do you find the SVS sounds with them. Right now, I'm only using a 10" Mirage sub. It sounds decent, but I know I it could sound so much better. SVS is what I'm looking at for an upgrade once I get my centre rear channel...