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  1. BrianWoerndle

    Powering on system with receiver? how to?

    I use a combination of a power center with switched outlets and 12v triggers to get everything to turn on/off with my processor.
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    I used to race mine across the floor. Take bets and see which one wins. I have my twins on Auralex Gramma pads. They don't move and it tightened up the bass quite a bit on my hardwood floor.
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    Veronica Mars Season 2

    Does anybody else think the season finale should ahve been 2 hours? They cramed so much into such a short time. I would have loved to see a bunch of scenes expanded to show the character's emotions better.
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    Do I need amps?

    I don't think you will need a seperate power amp. But the B&W speakers will most likely sound slightly better with a dedicated power amp.
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    Anthem Owners

    I have an AVM20 (v2.20). They are both basically the same. That is a pretty good price on a new AVM30. I love my Anthem. It works great, and sounds great. Paths 2 are 3 are a hair noisy, but only when compared to the superb main zone. I also love Anthem's commitment to upgrading their...
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    DVR says 100% full when its not!

    How do you know it is 100% full? (or 3% full?) Is it deleting a program before recording the new one? Is it using Moxi? I have a Moxi box and here is what I think you might be seeing: If you have a bunch of series scheduled to record, it will caculate how much space it will need. If...
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    Any issues with placing subwoofer in armoire?

    Yes, big issues. Make sure the sub is front firing and front ported. You don't want any energy going into the cabinet. If the armoire has a door, it will have to be taken off, or remain open. The last option of a mesh insert is not very good. When you put the sub in there, you will have to...
  8. BrianWoerndle

    Onkyo HT-R510 not passing HDTV

    Check all your settings again. Something might have changed the component input assignments.
  9. BrianWoerndle

    Paradigm Studio 100s vs. Paradigm Monitor 11s?

    As far as filling the room with sound and bass, either will be fine. The difference is in the quality of the sound. Anything in the Studio line sounds much better.
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    'DEAL, OR NO DEAL?' Great show, anyone watching?

    Of course you do. There is a 99% chance that you picked 1 of the 99 wrong doors. Monty showed you the other 98 wrong doors, leaving you to switch to the correct door. In order for your 50/50 odds to be correct, Monty would have to show random doors, which would mean he would probably end...
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    'DEAL, OR NO DEAL?' Great show, anyone watching?

    That is incorrect. You have to look at it this way: Your original pick had a 66% chance of being one of the wrong doors. Monty showed you the other wrong door, leaving a 66% chance that when you switch you will win. Or try this: The prize is in door C Opt1: You pick A. He has to...
  12. BrianWoerndle

    Is it bad to leave my sub 'always on'?

    I'm on both sides of the debate. My monoblock amps (used for my music speakers) stay on 24/7. My 7 channel amp and my sub amp click off when I shut off my processor (via 12v triggers). I do think my monoblocks sound slightly better warmed up. But I have not had any issues with either staying on...
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    Lexicon MC1 Vs Anthem AVM20

    I own an AVM20 and is great. They have updated it to the latest formats (PLIIx). There is even rumor that they will offer another hardware upgrade to add HDMI switching along with the D2. So the unit might still live on. The Anthem is also the king in features. I personally use all 4 paths...
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    Speaker 'A' Runs With 5.1/Sub- Is Speaker 'B' Output Full Range?

    Usually A/B speakers are meant for either/or, so they will use the same settings. And if you plan on using both speakers at the same time they will each only get half the power. It will also put a larger strain on the receiver, so be careful with loud volumes.
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    Denon 3803 and probably newer models too-- "AMFD" setting what is the purpose?

    It is for auto flag detection mode. If a DVD has improper flags, then you would want to turn AFDM off and manually select the signal type.
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    Anthem D2?

    From what I have heard, the D2 will pick up where the D1 leaves off and add HDMI switching, and video processing to upconvert all sources to any resolution up to 1080p.
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    Veronica Mars Season 2

    12 Angry Men Veronica Mars is not. It was almost painful to watch them copy 12 Angry Men so closely.
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    War of the Worlds damaged my SVS!

    Almost all cheap subs have subsonic filtering so that they don't tear themselves apart trying to go too low. Even the SVS has a subsonic filter, but starting at 20hz then rolling off still leaves a lot of deep bass to reproduce. I have dual 16-46CS+ passive subs. So I have absolutly no...
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    Big Mistake?

    I am not saying it would, but that is the whole point of UL listings. A UL Listing guarantee's the wire is safe. While I don't think there would ever be a problem, that is not my call. That is why we have the Underwriters Laboratory. And I did say worst case.
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    Big Mistake?

    Worst case scenerio: The wire starts a fire and burns your house down. And, if they find a wire not UL-listed in the walls they may not cover it under insurance. Ouch!
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    Help Me Replace My CD Player

    See if you can find a used Denon 2900 or 5900. They have an excellent 480p picture equal to that of your rp-82, and the audio is top notch. And they include proper bass managemant for all discs.
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    digital coax to anolog?

    You only option is to buy an outboard decoder. Creative makes one for about $100.
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    Samson S700 that powers my SVS is dead... HELP!!!

    I would, but I have the S1000. I am not sure if they would be the same.
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    Thinking about replacing my SVS cylinder with a box?

    Have your wife pick a fabric and re-cover the cylinder. You can never have too much sub. So switching to a box would be for aesthetic reasons only.
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    Anthem AVM2??

    The AVM2 is an older model (v1.0 -1.5). The DSP board is Pro Logic only. A hardware upgrade was offered to upgrade it to an AVM20, which also upgraded to software version 2.0. It added Pro Logic II, THX Ultra, and a bunch of other processing functions (see their website for more info). The...
  26. BrianWoerndle

    Do you force Dolby EX for ALL DD soundtracks?

    I use THX Ultra 2 for all my DD5.1 tracks. I don't really care for just EX. It pushes a little too much to the center channel. THX does a much better job of creating a uniform rear sound field.
  27. BrianWoerndle

    Quick Qusetion

    Neither. The receiver only has a certian amout of power each way. Using the 'B' terminals will split the power in half inside the receiver (if it will let you at all. Some receiver will not allow A and B to be on at the same time. In either case you will be putting a lot of strain on your...