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  1. Robert_Gaither

    GPS

    Another tomtom one owner here, second edition, it showed all the signs of inaccuracy such as the wrong side of street and even several streets over from it's correct location. This resolved itself after I connected it to my blackberry by bluetooth, now it's pinpoint accurate.
  2. Robert_Gaither

    Hissing from rear speakers...Help?

    If it's just for the bedroom I'd recommend a cheap Sherwood AVR to replace what you have. I had the same problem as to what you have with my former Pioneer AVR (one of thier first DD AVRs) and I think this was pretty common for most brands mass market models (I notieced this seem to disappear...
  3. Robert_Gaither

    amp advice for magnapans?

    Second this as well since they can be found for a steal on ebay.
  4. Robert_Gaither

    wireless networking help please

    I had a similar problem with an older computer but it wasn't due to being wireless but a wired lan connection (telling it to "repair" or disable/enable wouldn't fix it most of the time). I installed an USB to lan adapter but while it was installing, I have no idea why, the other adapter (the one...
  5. Robert_Gaither

    What's the weirdest food combo you (or someone you know) eat?

    Jelly with scrambled eggs is one of my father's favorites. He also likes a mix of honey, ketchup, and mustard with fries. I with those who don't believe mixing sweets with meats (can't stand honeyed ham) or salted items with very rare exceptions (certain Oriental dishes). One of the few items...
  6. Robert_Gaither

    Is Scaring People Illegal?

    I think it was staged, I found it strange that none of these people had any kind of music device they were listening to (ipod or mp3 player) which would make this a very expensive prank since most people I know carry at least a cellphone, some cash, and some other electronics which may not be...
  7. Robert_Gaither

    Is Scaring People Illegal?

    My thoughts exactly, there are plenty of nuts in the world and some are of the gun toting type. Even if the person was not a trained combatant or carrying an obvious weapon if they were carrying something hard and heavy (trophy or bowling ball) it could lead to a bad situation to either party by...
  8. Robert_Gaither

    ditched norton, now what? PLEASE HELP!

    I ditched AVG for Avast because AVG is not a continuous sweeper versus Avast (it scans each email opened and each time media is opened). Avast is more of a resource hog but much less than Norton (I build computers for friends, family, and co-workers) from what I've seen. McAfee is pretty...
  9. Robert_Gaither

    Trouble with some spyware

    Wow looks like most of the short list that I have on my computer but I also use the following: Noadware to knock out those sites that likes to hijack the homepage. http://www.noadware.net/?hop=boost4 AVG is resource friendly but the free one is not a continous scan product, I recommend...
  10. Robert_Gaither

    Rant: STRESS! Why are people so clueless!!!

    I hate this when it comes from total strangers or when you call customer service from any company, it seems forced and insincere. I wish this would come to a stop.
  11. Robert_Gaither

    Rant: STRESS! Why are people so clueless!!!

    I'll tell you what stresses me out, when people post complaint topic but won't state the name of the businesses involved. If I had to buy a car or tires I'm now stressed and wonder if this is in the same town or the same dealers I intend to conduct business with and if this is how I'll be...
  12. Robert_Gaither

    new people across the street

    What city and state do you live in and is the house next door up for sale? Mr Rodgers I wanna be your neighbor.
  13. Robert_Gaither

    Oldies but goodies......

    Wow, I feel ancient my main theater uses a Technics Sh-Ac500d decoder (DD/DPL/DTS), RS 15-1987 (allows the VCR to be used as upconverts to Svideo and converts analog to pcm for the decoder) video switcher, three pro-audio amps (carver pm900, qsc 1450, and altec lansing 9444A/SA), and Optimus...
  14. Robert_Gaither

    Cheap Receiver

    I'd recommend a new Sherwood as a cheap brand for 5.1 offerings. There are a lot more options if you intend to go used. About your current AVR, does it have an area that states 5.1 inputs? If it does then all you'll need is a dvd player with a decoder built-in (hard to find and may not save...
  15. Robert_Gaither

    Speaker and Subwoofer upgrade?

    I thought when we calibrate out theaters that we're aiming for balance? I can't help it if a studio mixes a few tracks hotter than they should be. Back to the topic I think the SVS is an excellent sub (own an older model) but another cheap good sealed sub to consider is the Adire Rava if it...
  16. Robert_Gaither

    Lois & Clark Worth It??

    In Spiderman the movie Aunt May make a reference to Superman?
  17. Robert_Gaither

    A 330 mpg Car

    The way gas prices are going, there might not be too many suvees to worry about in the future so it might be safer later on.
  18. Robert_Gaither

    Bose PC Speaker Help...

    I'll also recommend hooking something up other than your computer directly to the Bose "speakers" to see if it's either your computer or Bose. If you're still getting the distortion then you might have already damaged your speakers from a prior improper setup.
  19. Robert_Gaither

    Commercials that just irritate you....

    I record everything I watch (except for sporting events) so my exposure to commercials are minimal (if the ad looks interesting then I'll view it). What I hate are ads I see online and worst two offenders are the pop-ups and unders and what I do is keep a small word pad memo of products to...
  20. Robert_Gaither

    Denon AVR-5700 power problem

    Does the denon have a master reset still?
  21. Robert_Gaither

    My Home Was Robbed!

    Agreed, if you decide to pull out the gun shoot towards center of mass (body shot, not head or knee caps since they are very small targets and pivot from other joints making it hard to read and predict) and shoot to kill (don't try to maim them, you don't know what they may be pumped up on or...
  22. Robert_Gaither

    First it was the beeper, then the cell phone, next the ipod, now...

    I think if your phone is a pda type (treo, blackberry, or pocket pc) then this might be useful so you don't smudge the screen. I just don't understand how this would reduce car wrecks, I get disoriented when using an earpiece while driving and most of my calls when driving is to check and see if...
  23. Robert_Gaither

    First it was the beeper, then the cell phone, next the ipod, now...

    I'll have to disagree here, it's much cheaper to replace the bluetooth handsfree kit than the phone if either falls in the toliet.:b
  24. Robert_Gaither

    My Home Was Robbed!

    That's why I own a dog and a beware of dog sign, it doesn't matter if the dog is friendly if it barks.
  25. Robert_Gaither

    Trash those clunky separates - the iPod Hi-Fi is here :^(

    With the lower standard should come lower quality speakers, good gear would undress the ipod for being a mediocre player that it is. :D
  26. Robert_Gaither

    Ceiling speaker recommendations

    I could see possibly using this for rears (pointing the drivers away from the listening positions similar to people who point rear speakers straight up behind a couch) but I think this would be horrible for the front LCR setup (they project sound more directly and firing them at the floor seems...
  27. Robert_Gaither

    My three step process to moving to separates and getting everything I want.

    If you want a temporary solution to SQ why not buy an older model AVR in the price range of the NAD? You might can buy near flagship models at about the NAD pricing for some of the AVRs that has been around for about 5 years and most of the upper model AVR's have pre-outs as well. You'll have to...
  28. Robert_Gaither

    Simple Receiver Question

    I'd recommend against it due to the fact that the technology changes so rapidly that for the same amount of money you spend now that an avr with more capabilities will be availible at that time. I would recommend instead get a good quality amp and an outboard video switcher thus getting a better...
  29. Robert_Gaither

    WANTED! 2 channel amp

    May I suggest a sonic impact T-amp? I won't sell mine but it's maybe the best budget amp under $200 (I currently own the AMC 2100, Adcom 535, and AudioSource Amp1a as well) and just ripe for "tweaking."
  30. Robert_Gaither

    Need amp advice.

    At least with my experience don't waste time bi-amping your speakers with your AVR, a stand alone amp will easily push your speakers and the sound quality may be dragged down by putting your avr into the mix.
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