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    time for an upgrade.....sort of

    about five years ago i purchase a sanyo plv-z5 for a home theater that I was building in my roommate's house. i had just moved in, and was bringing it along from the last place it was set up. Now I have a new home and am looking to replace the unit. It works flawlessly and i love it, but I...
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    what kind of spl meter should i get?

    looking for a spl meter to calibrate my HT and several friends as well, and more after that if things work out ok. any recommendations??? TIA
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    any suggestions for a fledging HD DVD collection?

    just enjoying the upconverting of my RCA, have batman begins, troy and NIN concert dvd on HD. any other suggestions to ispire awe in my guests? wife and i watch a ton of action movies. HT is in a dedicated room with a Z5, 92" widescreen and yamaha 7.1 with paradigm speaker set
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    yamaha htr 5990 problem

    not sure if it is the receiver or the speaker, but the center channel is really muddy sounding, all low no highs. center is a paradigm 370 v2. i am away from hom eright now, but will be travelling back home in the next couple of days. just wanted to bounce this problem off members here and see...
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    RCA HD DVD player

    as i await the arrival of my rca i am wondering if i can get the Dolby trueHD soundtracks thru HDMI or do i have to use the 5.1 analog outputs?? TIA
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    Who would you rather.........

    just kidding, actually wondering about the advantage to buying a xbox 360 with HDDVD add on over a A2. any features or performance advantages of one over the other???? dont do a lot of gaming but now and then sitting down with a good racing game wouldnt suck. i have a ps2 and happy with...
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    ht progress is progressing....

    got the sheetrock up on the ceiling today, finished the raised rear seating and trying to get the door on the AV rack completed. things are slowly coming together with a lot of help from this forum. the new speakers should be arrived soon and hopefully the new remote as well. as i approach...
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    do i have this right?

    i am almost at the point of putting the sheetrock on my ceiling and wanted to double check with you guys to see if i have figure out my projector placement properly. my room is 10'x21'1" with 7' 1" ceilings after the drywall is on. i would like to have a 92"screen and was hoping to place the...
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    speaker placement

    just about to the wiring stage of my HT, so i thought i would get some opinions on where to place my surrounds. i have a 10'x21'room with 7'8"ceilings. i have paradigm monitor 9 fronts,cc350 center, a PS1200 sub and hopefully off ebay a pair of ADP370 for surrounds and a pair of ADP350 purchased...
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    i'm at the 'stage' stage..........

    ok so i have gotten the stage framed up and not sure if i should use sand or insulation. any suggestions? the stage will be holding a 50" RPTV, the fronts, center and sub. the stage is approximately 10' long by 4' wide. if sand is the best option, what do i use to 'seal' it in? plastic? or box...
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    Front projection location

    as i continue building my HT, i am almost to the point of wiring and i am wondering where to run the plug for the front projector. i will have a 80"x40" screen (92" widescreen) and am wondering how far back the projector will have to be mounted to fill the screen? not sure if this is a dumb...
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    an opinion on rear surrounds?

    i am shortly going to be upgrading to 7.1 surround and am wondering what i should be looking for in a rear surround. i am leaning towards completing the paradigm package i have started(am happy with the speakers i have so far). i have monitor 9 fronts, CC350 center, PS1200 sub, and recently...
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    where do i start?

    finally have gotten the bug to finish my HT. i have an area in the basement approx. 10' x 23' with 7' 6" ceiling height. i have looked over numerous thread on this forum and am a little confused with where to start. i know i need to enclose the space and use a solid core door, but that is the...
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