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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

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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'...
  13. Dave Getson

    Any good jazz complilations out there?

    I enjoy jazz music, but like a lot of cds, I don't often enjoy an entire cd from beginning to end. I was wondering if anyone knows of any great jazz cds that have a variety of musicians on them. Or even a cd that you enjoy from beginning to end. I have a few in my very slowly growing collection...
  14. Dave Getson

    Superbit - Labrinyth & The Dark Crystal

    Has anyone seen the Superbit verison of these movies? I've read a couple reviews, but I always like to hear more opinions. How do they compare to the original DVD releases? Would you suggest repurchasing? These are my favourite movies and I've love to see them look as good as they...
  15. Dave Getson

    xXx disk question

    I picked up this disk and watched it on my 36" 4:3 tv. I couldn't help but wonder what happends to the subtitles if you're watching it on a 16:9 screen (HDTV or Projector). On my tv, the words were at the very bottom of the black bars. If they were in the same spot of a 16:9 screen, they would...
  16. Dave Getson

    Feet suggestions?

    I have a small problem. I have Mirage OM-7's and hardwood floors. The speakers came with little rubber feet, and nice gold feet. There is also carpet spikes that can be screwed into the feet then into the speaker. Because of the hardwood floors, the spikes are not an option. The rubber feet, for...
  17. Dave Getson

    The quote of quotes for HT

    Hey guys, I saw this on 'the other forum' and found it appropriate to post here. It was done by one of their members:
  18. Dave Getson

    Layer Switches.....a player question.

    I'm curious...with more and more disks using the dual layer format, why can't the manufacturers come up with a player that can read ahead to see the layer switch and just make it seemless. Kinda like anti-skip does on Diskman's. I'm not the most knowledgable person about this, but with all...
  19. Dave Getson

    It's almost that time of year again...

    Christmas. The one time of year I get to ask the people I love to help me with my obsession. This year I'm looking for a CD player. Since it's Christmas, there is no budget restraints. Just remember that the chances of me getting one are better if it's less expensive! :) I'm not looking for...
  20. Dave Getson

    Pushed in dome tweeter

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to say that using regular ol' scotch tape to pop out my pushed-in dome tweeter worked. It was pressed in since I got it. Just taking a peice of tape and gently pressing it against the dented areas, then quickly pulling out brought the dome back to life. It took a...
  21. Dave Getson

    question about 2 channel music with a 5.1 HT setup

    Hey all, As of right now, I don't own a cd player. I have a 5.1 setup that I watch my movies on. It sounds fantasic now that I got a chance to run through the avia disk with a RS SPL meter. My question is, when I get a cd player, will I be able to listen to music using only my two fronts (no...
  22. Dave Getson

    I wanna HTPC.....help!

    In the next few months, I hope to be picking up a Piano 3200 from my local dealer. After checking out AVSForum, it seems the image quality is much better with HTPC than with a progressive scan stand-alone DVD player....soooo, I'm going to use my exisiting PC and just transform that into a HTPC...
  23. Dave Getson

    Receiver keeps shutting off - HELP!!!!

    Ok, I just got my SPL meter (finally), so I took the advice of many in here and rearranged my speakers to be more sound friendly and I could hear the improvement immediately. I realized that my speakers were too cluttered before and that would affect the sound. However, my situation is this. I...
  24. Dave Getson

    WTB: RS Analog SPL Meter

    I have searched high and low and it seems that Radio Shack in Canada only sells the digital SPL meters now. If anyone has an analog SPL meter for sale, let me know. Thanks!
  25. Dave Getson

    And then there were two.....

    Ok, I'm looking at getting a fp in the next six months and I've researched and looked and I've narrowed it down to two possibilities: NEC LT150 Piano HE-3100 (or the soon to be released HE-3200...waiting for a demo of that next month) What are your guys' opinions on these? Has anyone...
  26. Dave Getson

    Need a couple movies to get.

    I've got $50 worth of store credit burning a hole in my pocket. I figure I can get at least 2 movies with that money. There's a few on my list that I want, but I can get those anytime. My current DVD can be found on my site. What would you avid movie watchers say to get next? Oh, Behind...
  27. Dave Getson

    projector - how much light is too much?

    I've just started looking at projectors. I was looking at the Plus HE-3100. It only has 450 lumens so as far as I can figure out, you'd need a really dark room to appreciate it. It looked great when I was watching the demo movie on it, but the room was very very dark with no light coming in...
  28. Dave Getson

    LCD or CRT? - also center speaker placement

    I know there are many variables that could contribute to one's final decision in purchasing a projector: lighting, budget, screen size, room size, etc... Let's just assume the room is a dedicated HT room somewhere between 10x15 and 20x30, a 106" screen and a budget of $7500. Which type of...
  29. Dave Getson

    tryin' to learn about 6.1

    I've read a few threads about whether to use 1 rear centre or 2 rears. I've come to the conclusion that the overwhelming majority of you fine people say to go with 2. Logically, this makes more sense......more sound is better. :) This is where I'm trying to learn a bit more. I've just started...
  30. Dave Getson

    Starship Troopers - new DVD editon!?

    I own the first release of Starship Troopers. I love it except the sound is mixed terribly. I have a great center speaker and for whatever reason, some of the LFE comes out of it. I can only assume it's the movie and not my equipment. I heard that they're releasing a 2 disk, special...
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