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1080P tv or Projector ???
Snooker,Have you included the price of a screen in your calculations? A 100" Stewart fixed FireHawk is likely to cost at least $1500. With the 1080p Sony Ruby selling for around $3K, why would you consider a 720p projector? I think an LCD or plasm... 
HD receiver w/hdmi for Sony LCD television
My charge was $199 without a monthly lease charge, because the $199 is in effect a prepaid lease. DTV continues to own the HR20-700, and should I terminate service the unit must be returned to them. I saved the box. I already had HD service in ano... 
HD receiver w/hdmi for Sony LCD television
Wepratt,I have both an HR10-250 and an HR20-700. I'm a big fan of TiVo, which the HR10-250 provides, but the HR20-700 has its own set of features that better the HR10-250. There is no question in my mind that TiVo provides better capabilities for ... 
Esoteric Mods
Tbg,The analogies were Carlos, not mine, but I agree they don't seem to apt. Two modders that come to mind, AMG for MB and RUF for Porsche, don't improve the product, they make it different in ways unlikely to appeal to most of the buyers of the o... 
Esoteric Mods
I ask again, why would you imagine a modder would have more expertise than TEAC, except possibly replacing cost sensitive parts with more expensive alternatives? You folks alll seem to believe modders know better. I'm skeptical.db 
kef ref 2 vs 104
By KEF 104 I assume you do not mean the Reference 104/2s. I have a pair of Reference 104/2s and four Reference 102/2s. The Reference 102/2s are very fine speakers, but IMO the Reference 104/2s are better. I run all bi-wired; the 104/2s are crossed... 
Pioneer Plasma for Video + DVD + PC ?
Isn't burn-in from stationary text likely to be a problem if you use plasma for a computer monitor? I don't understand why Cwlondon can't just ignore and by-pass the "cheapo" amps and speakers, or why he believes the build qualty is better in so c... 
Open Baffle Terminology?
Jeff,I read a number of the posts at the link you kindly provided, but came away with no understanding of the acoustic principles these designs are aimed at. Some of the cabinet bashing seems simple ignorance of acoustics. But at least I now under... 
How do you pay? Why?
Tvad, John, & Raquel,Thanks for the warning re PayPal. I used it for my first purchase but not since. OTOH, I have paid with cashiers checks, telling the seller to ship when the check clears. Obviously that leaves me wih no protection from a u... 
Sony 9000ES service
Sherod,Invoice just said parts were replaced, and unit was tested and meets specs. No list of which parts. I listened more Saturday and remained impressed.db 
a basic question on HD
Yesterday I watched 1080i and 1080p Sony LCDs side by side with the same source. The improvement with 1080p was not subtle.db 
How do you pay? Why?
Most of these posts seem to be by sellers eager to protect themselves from buyers. As a buyer, who with one exception has paid by BoA cashiers check, I recognize that the risk is entirely with me. If the seller cashes the check and sends nothing o... 
How loud do you listen to your music?
Photon,Except for very high levels, gun shots for example, hearing loss tends to be induced by fairly continuous exposure. I wouldn't be surprised if some musicians do suffer hearing loss, espcially those who play at rock concerts. The danger of n... 
How loud do you listen to your music?
The nice link GH provided unfortunately uses Hearing Level (based on an average threshold of hearing) rather than Sound Pressure Level (based of .0002 dynes/square cm). RS meters read SPL, although scales other than C attempt to mimic hearing sens... 
Help Please recommend a 5ch amp around $2000
I use a Proceed Amp 2 and Amp 3; I assume the Amp 5 is esstentially the same, with each channel having its own power supply and large toroidal transformer. (The Amp 3 is really heavy, so the Amp 5 must be a monster to lift.) I have been very pleas...