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  1. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    I think I've been a good little customer, but as of today I'm beginning to get the urge to choke the snot outta somebody. As instructed yesterday by Samsung Tech Support, I called back this morning to talk to someone in the "Extended Customer Care" department. After trying for 2 HOURS to get...
  2. Frank Zimkas

    Official Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player thread

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...8&postcount=14
  3. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Just got it back this afternoon from CVE. The unit sure as shit didn't come back the same way it left my house. It WAS flawless. Not a speck of dust on it, and no scratches. Now the top is scratched and dinged up. Think that's bad...IT STILL DOESN'T WORK!!!! Un-Freakin'-Believable! I...
  4. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Well mine FINALLY made it to CEV in New Jersey. No activity on the UPS site for 7 days and after I called Samsung the Package Trace verified the box was actually in NJ.
  5. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Well this just keeps getting better and better. I dropped off the player at a UPS store on 1-9-07. I made it's way to Denver on the same day (Arrival Scan) and no further moveemnt. I called UPs and they told me a trace has to be requested but I'm not allowed to request it because I didn't pay...
  6. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    The player won't even do a firmware update now. I think I'll ebay it after it comes back from the shop and stick with a name I've had better luck with in the past.
  7. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Well I'm going to be sending the unit in to be repaired. Less than sixty days and only a few movies and it crapped out. I'm not impressed.
  8. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    I did try my CD/DVD cleaning disc, no change. I'm on "IGNORE" with Samsung right now.
  9. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Yeah, said so in the orignal post. Actually tried that a few times.
  10. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    Connected via component video. The problem occurs with any BR disc I put in the damn thing. My intial thought was I got a bad disc, it's happened before but this would be the first defective BR DVD for me. I've tried Superman, Sky Capt., Stargate, etc, all with the same result.
  11. Frank Zimkas

    Samsung BDP-1000 problem

    I've had mine for a couple of months and have watched a few BR movies without any problems to speak of till this evening. I put in a brand new BR DVD and the player would not load the disc. There was a message on the screen saying the disc could not be played. I tried a few more BR DVD's that...
  12. Frank Zimkas

    Polk speakers

    Lsi's overpriced?!? You've got to be kidding! While good sound is in the ear of the individual listener, this comment goes against every review that I've read. Sorry eddie but you couldn't be more wrong. They may not be right for you, but they are far from overpriced. If your R20's are that...
  13. Frank Zimkas

    Polk speakers

    Polk Audio? Hmmm....I think I might have seen a few laying around here somewhere......
  14. Frank Zimkas

    Home Theater seats

    Two Salamander TC-1's and a couch.
  15. Frank Zimkas

    The NEW Big Juice Theater!!

    Lookin' good LaMarcus!
  16. Frank Zimkas

    deciding between Polk Audio LSi F/X Pair or Fxi5

    Whoa there big fella. Try a pair of 7's for the rear channels and keep the FX's on the sides. You'll like it and your wallet will like it!!
  17. Frank Zimkas

    deciding between Polk Audio LSi F/X Pair or Fxi5

    I'm assuming that you are buying Lsi's. If that's the case then get the matching LsiFX speakers. You'll appreciate the seamless soundstage by using timbre matched speakers. I'd be more concerned with the receiver at this point. You need to determine whether or not your receiver is up to the...
  18. Frank Zimkas

    What in wall speaker wire is everyone running?

    Home Depot 14 ga stranded copper.
  19. Frank Zimkas

    What are banana plugs? How do they work? What's the point?

    My $.02. Anything you add to your system should be an upgrade to improve the audio/video quality. Something that can actually be seen or heard. If not, what's the point, spending money just cuz? Banana plugs are not an upgrade. All you are doing is adding another electrical connection...
  20. Frank Zimkas

    8ft high ceilings, where to project 100" screen?

    it all depends on the projector. Every manufacturer is going to have different requirements. The Keystone correction capabilities of the projector has a larger impact on the mounting location. your best bet is to look at the manual for the PJ and pay close attention to the screen height/distance...
  21. Frank Zimkas

    Antique Speakers, how old are yours?

    I've got a pair of Polk Audio SDA-2b's that are about 16-17 years old. SDA's are still some of the most incredible 2 channel speakers ever made.:emoji_thumbsup:
  22. Frank Zimkas

    Using sound meter

    Ryan, You are correct, it is in multiples of 10, but please note I said..... Just using a number (75db) that was used earlier. Sorry if I'm adding to the confusion. I should point out that before using the SPL meter it's a good idea to take a look at the manual and determine the proper scale...
  23. Frank Zimkas

    Using sound meter

    ZERO, your looking for ZERO. When you set the meter to correct scale, lets say 75 for the sake of argument. After you turn on the test tones, either from your receiver or from a DVD, You will be adjusting the output from your receiver so that the needle reads ZERO. If your output is greater than...
  24. Frank Zimkas

    Using sound meter

    http://www.audiophilia.com/hardware/spl.htm
  25. Frank Zimkas

    Denon 3802 dying...need help with the diagnosis, doctor!

    What speakers are you using? Are they 4 or 8ohm? Do you have adequate clearance around and above the receiver?
  26. Frank Zimkas

    Wardrobe Malfunctions Galore

    Oops, shoulda paid more attention to my spelling.:wink: Rapper, no wonder I didn't know the name. Thanks.
  27. Frank Zimkas

    Wardrobe Malfunctions Galore

    Can someone please explain what the hell a P-dippy is?
  28. Frank Zimkas

    What you recommend for a 22x24' room?

    Polk Audio RM6800 Denon AVR-1705 You can never have too many watts, but based on your budget the speakers and receiver listed above will work just fine. You'll get other recommendations as well.
  29. Frank Zimkas

    Where can I find cheap SACD cables?

    Pick up 3 pair of AR cables from BB.
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