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Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-23, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
^ Yes, I've heard about such things. And the...

^ Yes, I've heard about such things. And the problem is, the more that are flakey, the longer it's going to take to get fixed as the shops get backed up. Actually, the biggest problem (from what I've...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
^ Yes it *is* important. Thanks for the heads up....

^ Yes it *is* important. Thanks for the heads up.

Actually, I knew about the 4310 thing (but didn't know it was that widespread) but not about the xx11s. I'd like to know what kind of "network...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
^ Yes, a switched outlet can be useful. I once...

^ Yes, a switched outlet can be useful. I once used one with an AC adapter to provide a heavy-duty trigger voltage for something. Looks like back panel space was at a premium with the additional...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,465
Posted By cfraser
Wow, you live a charmed life if they're even in...

Wow, you live a charmed life if they're even in your bottom 100. Or else you don't watch much at all... :) I've watched movies in the last couple weeks that aren't even as good as the plain text...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2010-09-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By cfraser
^ I was being serious too. Besides cheap. :) I...

^ I was being serious too. Besides cheap. :) I investigated the cost of "ruggedized"/industrial smaller-than-30" LCD units earlier this year. It would be cheaper to burn out ten 30" LCD units of the...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 40,999
Posted By cfraser
amazon.ca has the Warner Double feature (two...

amazon.ca has the Warner Double feature (two separate BD50 discs) of Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes for $15.49. Not a huge deal, but a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else for two decent older...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2010-09-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By cfraser
Too bad you couldn't put the hot tub in front of...

Too bad you couldn't put the hot tub in front of a window, and the TV right against the window glass on the inside...I assume the sun room has plenty of windows but 8' is a little far for a 30".
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Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By cfraser
^ You kinda like the Liana huh? :) I noticed the...

^ You kinda like the Liana huh? :) I noticed the current Ed thread. Never have seen any of Night Party etc. shows. But I know who Steve and Liana are and enjoyed them when they filled in on a radio...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By cfraser
^ Whenever I see a 3D movie BD advertised, I...

^ Whenever I see a 3D movie BD advertised, I mentally substitute "36D" for "3D". The titles always seem way better to me. Try it. Or perhaps you're mature? :)
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2010-09-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,766
Posted By cfraser
I hate paying for my landline phone. It is cheap...

I hate paying for my landline phone. It is cheap like sailmaker said, and I really only have it for DSL: the cost of a "wet" loop over a dry loop is not much. Depending on other services you have, it...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2010-09-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,825
Posted By cfraser
^ The DVD-A and SACD capabilities add very little...

^ The DVD-A and SACD capabilities add very little to the BDP-80's cost except licensing.

I agree that a model with only "superb DVD upconverting" and good BD but via HDMI only would have been very...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2010-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,825
Posted By cfraser
^ And after so many people were asking (in the...

^ And after so many people were asking (in the forums) for an Oppo BDP like the BDP-83 but with fewer features and CHEAPER. And when it finally comes out, "nobody" buys it. LOL.

The BDP-80 is not...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
Strangely Denon was never at all on my...

Strangely Denon was never at all on my AVR/processor radar until a couple of years ago. I didn't even know it was supposed to be a "premium" brand, or at least positioned itself as one. Mostly I used...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2010-09-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,434
Posted By cfraser
AFAIK the "ban" will not cover specialty...

AFAIK the "ban" will not cover specialty incandescent bulbs, such as used in appliances, "historical" stuff (incl. your old car :)), decorative fixtures ("chandeliers") etc. etc. Not that it really...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
A few things I checked on that aren't obvious by...

A few things I checked on that aren't obvious by a quick perusal of the 4311 data sheet, or even the manual in one case...

XM radio is indeed supported...one might assume that since Sirius is...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
For those who may be interested, I see the manual...

For those who may be interested, I see the manual is now available for downloading from the Denon site. Haven't gone through it yet, it's usually a big "project" for me, to make sure I'm not losing...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-09-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,193
Posted By cfraser
Getting a job and moving out of the parents'...

Getting a job and moving out of the parents' basement helps too. So it wouldn't have made any diff if they had surveyed a hundred under 25 grads. Probably a hundred under 30 too, based on around...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By cfraser
Yes. :) The one I'm talking about supposedly has...

Yes. :) The one I'm talking about supposedly has a LOT (I have a list) of extra features. That content comes with special Walmart S6 *BD* set versions, as well as all the Complete Collection...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2010-09-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,498
Posted By cfraser
As eljay said, there is a menu option to select...

As eljay said, there is a menu option to select the type of display standard you need. I have used the BD660 with PAL DVDs on an NTSC display, and also with a panel that takes NTSC/PAL directly....
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2010-09-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,498
Posted By cfraser
Probably the easiest (not sure about cheapest)...

Probably the easiest (not sure about cheapest) way for you right now is to get a Seiki BD660 BD player from Walmart, $88. It will play all regions/areas of BDs and DVDs, does the format conversion if...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By cfraser
Well, I have not watched any of S6 on TV, nor...

Well, I have not watched any of S6 on TV, nor read anything about it, since I knew I'd be getting the BD set anyway. The way I watch it, TV episodes wouldn't work.

Just to clarify: all the DVD/BD...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By cfraser
Lost S6 BD set bonus DVD...do I need to see it?

This is the bonus disc from Walmart. Supposedly has (most of) the bonus BD features from the complete collection BD set, except on a DVD and SD.

Do I need to see any of this? I don't know anything...
Forum: Bell Canada Home Phone and Internet   2010-09-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,222
Posted By cfraser
I was wondering about that. Atrocious sound...

I was wondering about that. Atrocious sound quality, like a $1 headset, unintelligible and incomprehensible. Why would somebody trying to sell a phone service do it sounding so awful? Why do they not...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-03, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
Yes, meeting in person is always better, or at...

Yes, meeting in person is always better, or at least talking.

As in all situations, stores or homes, comparing mch HT stuff is very difficult due to so many variables. Hardly anybody wants to port...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-09-02, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 306,945
Posted By cfraser
Thumbs up Kick-Ass

I suppose most people know what this is about. I thought I did too to some extent...but not really. Anyway, it's pretty wacked and I can see why a lot of adults of a certain persuasion had a problem...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-09-02, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,984
Posted By cfraser
I may be misinterpreting what you're saying, but...

I may be misinterpreting what you're saying, but I hope no-one would think a $2k AVR comes remotely close in stereo SQ to even a modest stereo preamp, never mind a stereo-only preamp for $2k (which...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-09-01, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,898
Posted By cfraser
^ I think what you said is an important factor to...

^ I think what you said is an important factor to consider, besides all the computing features: there is a big diff in what you should select (and price) between a laptop that's seriously going to be...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-08-31, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By cfraser
One brand possibly to avoid with a Sony HDMI...

One brand possibly to avoid with a Sony HDMI display is Denon...don't know if they fixed that, it's been ongoing for some years, last I read: not fixed...

I've seen Sony->Sony HDMI not work well,...
Forum: What's On Blu-ray, DVD and in the theatres.   2010-08-31, 04:25 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 40,999
Posted By cfraser
^ I did a round of very local BBVs on Sunday too,...

^ I did a round of very local BBVs on Sunday too, and they were all terrible for selection. That was the "official" last day of that particular promotion, which may not mean anything, though the...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2010-08-31, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,215
Posted By cfraser
^ I would not. :) He is a very nice and...

^ I would not. :) He is a very nice and knowledgable guy BTW, you want him as your friend. Try to summarize it into something like "loose wire connectors have often been the problem" LOL. Better to...
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