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  1. Chris Bedard

    Catalog sales down 20%

    Couldn't agree with Bill more. He was right on the money... The studios on the other hand...... waaaaaay off base.
  2. Chris Bedard

    Oppo BDP-83...I'm not getting subtitles on DVD

    The above posters are correct. You can also access the Oppo menu's to adjust the display height of subtitles. It's set at -5 by default (not sure why). Set it to zero and you should be fine.
  3. Chris Bedard

    New home theater. Great picture, TERRIBLE sound! Suggestions?

    I'd also add that if you have the center speaker sitting actually on the concrete floor, I'd look into putting it on a stand to get it away from that immediate hard surface which is probably affecting your dialogue the most.
  4. Chris Bedard

    WHV Announcement: Chuck: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)

    Hopefully if the second season sells well, they'll pick up the show beyond the shortened 13 episode season 3 airing in march.
  5. Chris Bedard

    10 Hz subwooofer

    Well, another poster pointed you in the right direction with the Epik Conquest. The bad news is they don't make the Conquest anymore. It's a shame cause it's a terrific sub, if a bit on the large side. Epik still makes some other great subs, but not with the extension the Conquest had...
  6. Chris Bedard

    Help Needed in A/V Receivers

    Wow..... John, I feel your pain here, it's like pulling teeth..... Maybe he needs more people asking the same question over and over. To OP: How much total budget do you have for EVERYTHING. Not just a receiver (which frankly, based on the equipment you have, won't really be much of a help or...
  7. Chris Bedard

    Epik Dynasty review

    Of the three brands you have listed, I'd rank them for subs: Epik SVS Klipsch However, I think you'll find the Epik and SVS are on a whole 'nother level compared the the Klipsch. Check out Elemental Designs as well, for good performing, reasonably priced, high output...
  8. Chris Bedard

    Subwoofer - What Fraction of Speaker Budget?

    There have been some good suggestions here. For the OP, I'd say it comes down to a number of factors, those being: 1- Your Budget 2- Use (Movies/Music/Both - how much?) 3- Your priorities (output, range, tone, extension, depth, tightness) 4- Your space (size matters) 5- Aesthetics...
  9. Chris Bedard

    Parametric Eq needed

    One option that is also under $400.00 and is automatic setup is the VLSI Anti-Mode 8033B. Available for direct shipping from Finland. It is truly "plug and play," with setup taking approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Made a significant difference in my room. There is a fairly significant thread about...
  10. Chris Bedard

    Where to purchase acoustic panels at lowest cost?

    Congratulations and glad to see they had a similar effect on your room as they did on mine!
  11. Chris Bedard

    Where to purchase acoustic panels at lowest cost?

    Check out ATS Acoustics. I got all of mine from there, very fast shipping, no problems, and very reasonably priced. They have a ton of different colors as well. IIRC, it was about $38 bucks for a 2' x 4' x 2" panel.
  12. Chris Bedard

    Best Subwoofer Under $1000.00 (delivered)

    To the OP, RobertJ appears to be steering you in the right direction. I myself just purchased a new sub and was debating between eD and Epik, and ended up going with an Epik Conquest. There was about a five week wait, but the wait was worth it. I can vouch for the build quality of the Epik...
  13. Chris Bedard

    WHICH SUB FOR ME??

    I'll second Epik, you should really take a look at them.
  14. Chris Bedard

    Recommendation for high end processor(used)

    Outperform the 9.8 for below $2k? Going to be hard to find that.
  15. Chris Bedard

    Recommendation for high end processor(used)

    I'll also suggest an Integra DTC 9.8. One of the highest rated products on the market for what it does. I have one myself, and have no intentions of upgrading, as there really isn't much improvement.
  16. Chris Bedard

    Multi-Processor Shootout MNHTUG Sponsored Event

    Can't wait to see the results.
  17. Chris Bedard

    Bewildered: Best audio quality receiver(with new HD codec decoding)to use as pre/pro?

    I have an Integra 9.8 and absolutely love it. The price may drop shortly, as they are expecting to release the 9.9 in September (at a price point of $2000 up from $1600). There is usually a wait though, as the 9.8 is still sold out mostly everywhere. Another thing you could do though...
  18. Chris Bedard

    Fireworks anyone?

    Will do that next year. First attempt this year shot at f/11. Thanks for the tip.
  19. Chris Bedard

    $3500 budget 5 speaker setup ideas and reviews

    Thanks for the Vandersteen suggestion. I'll have to see if there is a local dealer here.
  20. Chris Bedard

    Fireworks anyone?

    A few shots taken at a local show here. Used Nikon D300, bulb mode, with remote release (1.5 to 2.5 seconds)
  21. Chris Bedard

    $3500 budget 5 speaker setup ideas and reviews

    Short History- I'm building a home, to complete soon, and will be upgrading from a Paradigm Mini Monitor/Denon 3803 setup. Will be going with a Denon 3808, and looking to spend about $3500.00 for speakers without a sub (Plan on going with either Epic Castle or SVS). The listening room is 20'2" x...
  22. Chris Bedard

    Axiom Audio / HTF Audiobyte Computer Speaker Contest

    Mostly music and games. Movies I still reserve for the Home Theater. ;p
  23. Chris Bedard

    Axiom Audio / HTF Audiobyte Computer Speaker Contest

    Here's my system: Velocity Micro Gamer Edge FX, with 2GB ram, AMD Athlon 4800+, Creative Audigy Gamer FX card.
  24. Chris Bedard

    How good Is Yamaha RX-V3300? It's $599 now!

    I read an interesting review of the 3803, and i think the same applies to Yamaha. Both makers use their output ratings measured at 6 ohms instead of the standard HT Speaker's 8 ohms. Using this lower ohm setting to measure amplifier output is a way to plump up the output numbers (150x5 say)...
  25. Chris Bedard

    Post Pics of your Car setup

    Here's mine. Sorry, but I haven't updated the site since 2001, but my car looks a lot differnt now. The sysetm is pretty much the same though. http://www.angelfire.com/extreme2/2KCelicas/system.html Oh, and the amps have blue Neon that lights up. It looks pretty trick at night.
  26. Chris Bedard

    My first Remote Starter (VIPER 561R) - opinions and additional question

    I've had a Viper ESP 550 for about 2 years now, on my 6 speed Celica. I modified it to work on a manual transmission, since they technically aren't legal to go on manual xmission cars since the car will drive away if you accidently leave it in 1st gear (I've done it 2x :D) So far though, no...
  27. Chris Bedard

    Denon 3803 impressions and questions for owners.

    Yes, they don't display on the OSD, only on the receiver front panel, but I can read the display fine from the couch. :D
  28. Chris Bedard

    Fav audio demo scenes on DVD and why?

    Not bass heavy, but in Eye of the Beholder, when Ewan McGregor hears his daughter playing and talking to him from different places around him, and she appears all over the room is great. And the battle scenes in Tears of the Sun are superb.
  29. Chris Bedard

    Denon 3803 & calibrating output levels

    you can just use the channel level button (the middle button on the up/down/left/right pad, and then adjust the channel levels for ALL sources right from the remote while playing a dvd.
  30. Chris Bedard

    Refurb Denon Avr-3803

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