Impressions of SVS/Onix/Pio 1014

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  1. MikeWHA

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    Thought I'd share my experience with the forum as I venture into amassing my first real HT system.
    Purchased the Pio 1014 from JR last month and just received an SVS 20-39 PCi sub from the UPS guy. The box had a few holes in the top and I expected a bit more packing, but there was no damage. First thought was, "sh*t that thing is huge!"
    Cant imagine what it's big brother, the 16-46 looks like. I feel like I just adopted a full grown son. Seeing it in person is intimidating and I began to search for it's fangs. Looks wise, definitely has shock value and brings a completely different attitude and atmoshpere to the room than a a box sub does. It is now parked in the corner waiting for the arrival tommorow of my Onix set-up. On it's way are 4 550s and Bigfoot center in Rosewood.
    Next on the agenda is a DVD/CD player to go with my Panny 47" HD ready with HDMI connection. Have to admit the DVD/CD player market is a little overwhelming. Have no idea which way to go (progressive, upconverting, etc...) but I would like to spend less than $300 for a changer. Dont want to break the bank on that since the technology is evolving so quickly. Will eventuall upgrade to DLP.

    Will update as I progress....
     
  2. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Mike,
    Congrats on your purchases.

    With regards to this:
    This is not a changer yet with HDMI.

    There is a yamaha coming with those features. IIRC, the msrp was in your range, maybe a little more but not much.
     
  3. Alan Wise

    Alan Wise Stunt Coordinator

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    Mike,

    Congrat's, and welcome to the world of home theater. May your wallet be as big as your enthusiasm.

    Are you looking for a "changer" (multi-disk), or did you really mean a single disk "player"?
    As Shane mentioned, there really are no HDMI equipped "changers" out there. But, there are many "players". A good place to start would be to pick up the latest issue of "The Perfect Vision" magazine. It has a huge DVD/Cd player round up.

    Good Luck, Al. Wise
     

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