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  1. Rob Dawn

    When are ONKYO 2017 Receviers coming out?

    Does anyone know when Onkyo will be releasing their 2017 receivers? They released the 2016 receivers in March of 2016 so I was thinking it might be about time for them to release their 2017 models. Hoping to find a closeout sale on a TX-NR555 from an authorized dealer after the 2017 models are...
  2. Rob Dawn

    How do you turn on your sub with no AC outlet on receiver?

    I have an older Sony ES receiver that occasionally drops audio or makes clicking noises so I have been looking at new receivers. One of the first things I noticed is that the new receivers do not have an AC outlet in the back to plug a sub into (at least that's the case with the Onkyo's I'm...
  3. Rob Dawn

    Questions on Sony Upconverting DVD players

    For those that own a Sony Upconverting player, does the Digital Coax transmit sound when the HDMI connection is used for video directly to the TV? I'll be running HDMI to my TV and Digital Coax to my Receiver and want to make sure I'll get sound that way before purchasing the DVP-NS710. Also...
  4. Rob Dawn

    What's your favorite Cancelled TV shows that you miss?

    Hidden Hills Would buy that on Blu-ray (or even DVD if no Blu-ray) the day it came out!
  5. Rob Dawn

    Favorite XM Channels?

    I like your thinking! My Presets (in order that I listen to them) are: Ethel Lucy Fred Fungus 80's on 8 Flight 26 If all these fail (and that's pretty rare), in goes a CD. :) Rob
  6. Rob Dawn

    Malcolm in the Middle - Series Finale

    After the last episode, I'm wondering if we never knew the family's last name??? Neither my wife or I could think of it for the life of us and that would make sense given the feedback from the mic when the principal was introducing Malcom. Otherwise, what was the point of the feedback... Rob
  7. Rob Dawn

    How heavy can center channel be on Mits 55"?

    I've got a new Mits 55" (55313 I think) and just order the JBL EC35 center channel speaker that weighs 22 pounds. Will I have any problems placing this fairly heavy speaker on top of the Mits? I'm wondering if the top casing of the TV can take that much weight right in the center of it...
  8. Rob Dawn

    What to do with non-anamorphic extra features?

    Got a new WS55313 and I was watching the extra features on the Stuck On You disk and have a question: The deleted scenes appeared squashed vertically (the black bars were much thicker than during the movie and the people looked short and fat) so I'm guessing they were non-anamorphic?? What...
  9. Rob Dawn

    JBL E20 rear port speaker against wall - problem?!

    I just ordered the JBL E20s to use as surround speakers but I was planning on using speaker wall mounts like these to mount them to a wall. It looks like the speakers will be about 3-4 inches from the wall using these brackets. Also, the speakers will be angled to the side about 45 degrees so...
  10. Rob Dawn

    JBL Northridge N24II vs. E20s for surrounds

    So is the real problem just if you want to mount them directly to the wall? So that there is NO space between the back of the speaker and the wall? Thanks again, Rob
  11. Rob Dawn

    JBL Northridge N24II vs. E20s for surrounds

    I just ordered the E20s to use as surround speakers but I was planning on using a speaker wall mount like these to mount them to a wall. It looks like the speakers will be about 3-4 inches from the wall using these brackets. Also, the speakers will be angled to the side about 45 degrees so...
  12. Rob Dawn

    Can't display 1080i on Mitsu HDTV

    Thanks for all the help guys - I got everything working last night. Amazing HDTV picture now!! The problem was that there was a composite cable attached to Input 2 and that was the input that the Cable Box device was mapped to. I created a new device, mapped it to Input DTV (which already had...
  13. Rob Dawn

    Can't display 1080i on Mitsu HDTV

    Thanks for all the help guys - I got everything working last night. Amazing HDTV picture now!! The problem was that there was a composite cable attached to Input 2 and that was the input that the Cable Box device was mapped to. I created a new device, mapped it to Input DTV (which already had...
  14. Rob Dawn

    Mits 55613 + DVD ?

    William, I've been wondering the same thing about non-progressive DVD players with an HDTV... From everything I have read, the Mitsu WILL upconvert the 480i DVD signal from a non-progressive scan player to 480p for display. I just ordered one of the last 55313's from Sears but won't be...
  15. Rob Dawn

    Mits 55613 + DVD ?

    William, I've been wondering the same thing about non-progressive DVD players with an HDTV... From everything I have read, the Mitsu WILL upconvert the 480i DVD signal from a non-progressive scan player to 480p for display. I just ordered one of the last 55313's from Sears but won't be...
  16. Rob Dawn

    Can't display 1080i on Mitsu HDTV

    I'm trying to help my Dad set up his HDTV cable box (Motorola box from Adelphia) with his Mitsu 65" HDTV (last year's model, probably 65513). Whenever we switch the STB to pass anything other than 480i, we get a blank screen. We can tune the box to the HD channels and see the picture (down...
  17. Rob Dawn

    Can't display 1080i on Mitsu HDTV

    I'm trying to help my Dad set up his HDTV cable box (Motorola box from Adelphia) with his Mitsu 65" HDTV (last year's model, probably 65513). Whenever we switch the STB to pass anything other than 480i, we get a blank screen. We can tune the box to the HD channels and see the picture (down...
  18. Rob Dawn

    tv show you'd buy but will never make it to dvd

    I'll second the vote for Hidden Hills - I'd buy that set on release day if it included the rumored episodes that were filmed but never aired!! Rob
  19. Rob Dawn

    HDTVs that don't take 720p?

    Guess I should have added a third question: 3) If the STB converts the 720p to 1080i, is the PQ going to be noticeably degraded versus sending the native 720p to a set the can accept it? Thanks again, Rob
  20. Rob Dawn

    HDTVs that don't take 720p?

    I plan on buying an HDTV-Ready RPTV this summer and have been doing some reading on 720p. For now I am looking at Mitsu (doesn't support 720p) and Sony (does) but am not set on these yet. I will also be buying a DirecTV HD TiVo box to do my sat and OTA HDTV viewing. I have a couple questions...
  21. Rob Dawn

    How to get Hidden Hills on DVD?

    So I registered at TVShowsOnDVD.com and requested Hidden Hills there, but does anyone know anything else I can do to get NBC (or whoever owns the rights to this show) to put it out on DVD? Thanks, Rob
  22. Rob Dawn

    HDVR2 with cordless phone jacks - any problems?

    So you can hook it up to a phone line and force it to make the call whenever you want? Rob
  23. Rob Dawn

    HDVR2 with cordless phone jacks - any problems?

    Since DirecTV just got our locals up here in Colorado Springs, I was planning on upgrading to an HDVR2 DirecTiVo unit. But I saw on the DirecTV monthly news show that you can sometimes have problems with the DirecTivo units if you are using those cordless phone things that plug in to an...
  24. Rob Dawn

    6.1/7.1 worth if couch on back wall??

    I'm going to be building a new house in the next year and will have the family room pre-wired for speakers. We'll have walls on either side of the couch so the standard surround speakers will be easy to set-up - either on stands or attached to the wall. But the couch will sit right on the...
  25. Rob Dawn

    Digital tuner/reciever-do they improve DVD players

    A receiver won't affect your picture quality at all. The receiver would be your first step in getting 5.1 surround sound though. Rob
  26. Rob Dawn

    Designating left and right speakers

    As you stand in your room, looking at your front/main speakers, the one on the left is the left and the same for the right. If you have surround speakers, keep facing forward, the one back to your right is the right surround and the same for the left. Rob
  27. Rob Dawn

    DVDs for sale (sealed South Park, others)

    YGM on The Matrix. Rob
  28. Rob Dawn

    BMWFims - Beat the Devil

    AllanN - Did you ever find out what channel on DirecTv is showing these? I'd love to watch them on my TV! Thanks, Rob
  29. Rob Dawn

    DVDs and CDs FS: SW AOTC, Tenenbaums, Matrix, KISS, Slayer Live etc

    Do you still have The Matrix for sale? Is the disc and case in real good shape? Thanks, Rob
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