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  1. Adam Brandner

    Receiver with component switching.

    Am I correct in assuming that the Denon and Yamaha receivers both have component inputs that are capable of receiving an HD signal? Or is there no difference in component inputs?
  2. Adam Brandner

    Receiver with component switching.

    Perfect! I'll have to pick up a 3803 before I get an HD signal. Is that the only
  3. Adam Brandner

    Receiver with component switching.

    I think this post belongs here, though I did debate putting it in the TV section. Anyway, I bought a 36" Sony Wega HS510 this week. As it is an HD ready TV, I would like to hook up an HD signal to it at some point in the near future. Here is my problem. My surround sound system is a Kenwood...
  4. Adam Brandner

    Simpsons: Season 4 When?

    That's great to hear, but the whole point of the show is that no one ever ages, develops, or changes fundamentally in any way. Even Barney falling off the wagon shouldn't have to happen, because storylines in this show typically don't span multiple episodes. I guess that the Skinner/Krabapple...
  5. Adam Brandner

    Simpsons: Season 4 When?

    Personally, I think that it went sour when they started fiddling with characters. One of the nice things about the show has been that nothing ever changes (for more than one episode). Sure characters get added, but once there, they never change. Until Apu got married, Barney stopped drinking...
  6. Adam Brandner

    Simpsons: Season 4 When?

    How about they just release the episodes without commentaries, and allow those of us who don't care about it to buy the entire series already? Then, they can take their sweet time cranking out commentaries for all 300+ episodes, and release special editions if there is demand for it. How much...
  7. Adam Brandner

    Alien3 & Alien Resurrection

    You're absolutely right. If they had just found more Aliens on another ship or an asteroid or something, it would have been better. It also could have cast some light on where they originate from and what their capabilities are. One of the things I liked about Alien3 was that it suggests that...
  8. Adam Brandner

    Alien3 & Alien Resurrection

    Oh, but that scene was awful where they encounter a dozen or so failed Ripleys clones. Just gore for the sake of gore. Definitely my least favorite scene in any of the Alien movies. I like your idea of having the confrontation take place on LV-426. That would have been much better. They...
  9. Adam Brandner

    Alien3 & Alien Resurrection

    I've already posted in a thread or two exactly what I hate about Alien3 and AR, so I'll avoid rehashing what pretty much everyone else here has said and offer a question I haven't seen in this thread yet. Assuming that you can look past all of Alien3's short-comings, it does give closure to the...
  10. Adam Brandner

    Alien3 & Alien Resurrection

    oops! double post. sorry.
  11. Adam Brandner

    Will X2 finally make Warner Bros wake up??....

    If they do this, I'd definitely like to see it be his origin story, which would be in the 1940's, to set it apart from the all of the other Marvel super hero flicks that have been released recently (not that I haven't enjoyed them).
  12. Adam Brandner

    What are you cleaning your screen with?

    This only applies to RPTVs, right? Can I still clean my tube TVs with windex?
  13. Adam Brandner

    What is the possibility of Adult Swim DVD releases?

    That's great news. I love the Adult Swim cartoons, at least the cartoon network original ones. Seablab, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast are just crying for DVD releases.
  14. Adam Brandner

    Taking the plunge - Buying the Toshiba 32HF72 today - any thoughts?

    Thanks Frank. I'm under the impression that you can turn the Sony's auto-compression off by setting it to manual, but I'm not positive about that because the Wega currently in my house is just a 27" model that doesn't support auto anyway. I'd much rather have a set that does the squeeze...
  15. Adam Brandner

    Taking the plunge - Buying the Toshiba 32HF72 today - any thoughts?

    Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but does that Toshiba have an auto 16:9 mode? I'm trying to decide between the Sony and Toshiba models listed above and I'd really like to have the "squeeze" feature handled automatically. Thanks.
  16. Adam Brandner

    New TV made arcing sound (32HS500)

    I don't know if that's what's causing the problem, but I'd move that speaker ASAP. A few years back, I had a pair of heavy duty stereo speakers next to my entertainment center that caused permanent discoloration to the left side of my TV. I wasn't aware of what magnets could do to televisions at...
  17. Adam Brandner

    Just saw Alien 3...

    Noooooooooooooooooo! While I don't like Cameron's recent stuff (T2, Titanic), his work on Aliens was excellent. Combine that with Ridley Scott's collaboration, and this movie almost has to be good. I don't even recognize the existance of the fourth movie. I won't go into the details of my...
  18. Adam Brandner

    Please give me your opinion on extended warranties.....

    Exactly. I just don't want to go through the hassle (especially for $300) of bringing the thing back to the store multiple times. I'd rather pay someone to come have a look at it if it breaks beyond the factory warranty. That, or use it as an excuse to upgrade my system again. :D Okay, I think...
  19. Adam Brandner

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Theatrical Run?

    Yeah Michael, I'm in the same boat as you here in Cincinnati. I don't think we have much chance of it showing in town. It was going to open in Columbus originally, but they cancelled that just before the release. Does anyone know if Columbus is going to get this movie at some point? I wouldn't...
  20. Adam Brandner

    Please give me your opinion on extended warranties.....

    I've had good and bad experiences with these plans. I had a Pioneer car stereo a few years back and was kicking myself for spending the extra 30 or 40 bucks for the plan until it died with a week to go. Nice. Got a new stereo and I felt a lot better about my choice. Of course, one of my best...
  21. Adam Brandner

    Just saw Alien 3...

    Alien 5??? Oh no. And you just know that Ripley is going to be in it again. What else can they possibly do to her character? She's already gone from normal person to lucky survivor to soldier to alien-carrier to dead to clone. That's pretty much all you can do and more in this series, right? If...
  22. Adam Brandner

    Just saw Alien 3...

    YES! Exactly. You knew that something was gonna happen to Newt, unless they found a new actress, because the third flick came so long after the second, but why the hell did they kill Hicks? I, for one, was very tired of Ripley by the end of Aliens, and always thought that if they had killed her...
  23. Adam Brandner

    Previously Viewed...Why Not?

    One more important thing. Some used stores have a machine that can resurface DVDs. No, I'm not talking about that goofy thing with the handcrank that scratches the hell out of the disk's surface to "even it out." The disks look and play perfect when you get them back, and it usually costs around...
  24. Adam Brandner

    Previously Viewed...Why Not?

    I've bought almost half of my collection used. There is a local store in my area (Cincinnati) that sells used DVDs that NEVER have a scratch on them. Just make sure that the store you buy from is picky about what they buy/sell. A few tips: 1) Since this is a rental store, take the time to...
  25. Adam Brandner

    Transformers Box Set Season 2 Part 2

    A friend of mine has a Japan-only LD collection of Transformers: Season 4, that has far more than 3 episodes. Apparently the series continued for an extra year over there. The bad part about the LD is that it is not english-subtitled. Does Rhino have any plans to release this fourth season on...
  26. Adam Brandner

    Ever find you own a DVD you didn't know you had?

    I never had any trouble keeping track of what I owned (300+ DVDs), but then a few weeks ago, I bought a copy of "A Few Good Men" SE. In the car on the way home, all I could think was, "I know I bought the original version of this once, but did I replace it with the special edition already?" As...
  27. Adam Brandner

    Myers set for Austin Powers 4

    Yeah, Vanessa being a fembot was just about the only thing I didn't like about AP2. I would have prefered to just have all of Austin's women disappear between movies without explanation. I, too, am very excited about the prospect of Scott Evil taking over his father's empire, but I really don't...
  28. Adam Brandner

    Myers set for Austin Powers 4

    My friends and I loved 1 and 2, but I hated 3 when we saw it in the theater. The funny thing is that over the next week, we kept quoting lines and bringing up different scenes as "the only other funny thing in the movie" until we realized that we actually did like it. I do think that they...
  29. Adam Brandner

    The Ben Stiller Show - The Complete Series announced...

    I still can't believe this is being released. I have all the episodes on VHS, but I'm buying the DVD as soon as it's out anyway. I rewatched it recently, and found that much of it held up very well. Some skits though, were based on TV commercials that ran in the early 90s, and while they are...
  30. Adam Brandner

    Pcu On Dvd?

    Yeah, I can't believe this movie isn't out yet either. It's one of the last two comedies that I consider must-have titles that hasn't been released yet. The other is "Quick Change." I really don't know why these movies aren't out, because with either the studio could just dump a 16x9 version...
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