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Old 01-25-2008, 05:19 PM   #51
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screw that, I can already duplicate the same functionality by inputing to my tv and my receiver. I'm trying to simplify my video switching
you should have a harmony remote anyways...

makes life easier...
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:21 PM   #52
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you should have a harmony remote anyways...

makes life easier...
I had an 880, it only lasted a few months before it broke

And when it did "work" it was only spurious at best, locking up, randomly turning off, etc.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:46 PM   #53
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I had an 880, it only lasted a few months before it broke

And when it did "work" it was only spurious at best, locking up, randomly turning off, etc.
that's what warranty is for... I love my 880 and my 688 before that...
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:07 PM   #54
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you should have a harmony remote anyways...

makes life easier...
I <3 my harmony remote!
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #55
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As I was scrounging through my A/V manuals I came across something I thought you guys would find kind of neat...

About six years ago when I was 15 my dad had me research home theater equipment and eventually we built it. I found all the literature on this stuff which is amazing to me because this was back in 2002.

- Seleco HT-300 HD projector
- Da-Lite 120" screen
- Denon AVR-5803
- Denon DVD-9000
- KEF THX series 7.1 speaker system

The crap that this stuff could do was so amazing and I never even knew it. My parents divorced and we moved out about three years ago, but from what I was told by our old neighbor, the new owners NEVER USE THE ROOM. they haven't even put furniture in it!

Thinking about it basically equates to:
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:07 PM   #56
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OMFG! OMFG! OMFG!


Yes! That's right! I just got back from Frys and got me two R300s for 39.99 each

DEAL of the century (for my cheap ass)

I AM SO STOKED. I can't wait to get out off work to hook these baby up!


I'm going to use them as Fronts until I upgrade to something higher and then these babies will be used for Rear Satellites.

What a freakin' bargain.

oh and they have atleast 4 more of them and they're only available in black.

Sale ends TOMORROW!

PS. They retail for 199.99 each (frys price tag) So talk about instant/reduced savings.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:20 PM   #57
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I know I know...I'd love a new HDMI capable receiver but I can't afford that just now.

To make things worse...I plugged my digital coax cable from my TV to my receiver and I get no sound at all but when I switch back to analog I get sound. I guess nothing is passing through the tv (player->TV->receiver) or I need to dig up my H/K reciever manual.

You're doing it all wrong bud.

Go player-> receiver and totally bypass the TV for sound. You're adding a link to the chain that is unnecessary.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:23 PM   #58
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oh and did i spend too much on speaker wire? I know Danz told me to get some at Radio Shack but I was already @ frys so i went ahead and got the silver/coppper as he suggested...
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:26 PM   #59
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Could have gotten more for cheaper, but ah well. Such is life.

I'd buy a 100' roll for less from monoprice now so when you need to setup the surrounds you have it ready.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:27 PM   #60
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great deal, nice speakers dude!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:28 PM   #61
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16g 100' for $13.37

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

But for longer runs you may want 14g, but eh. Unless your running 50' lengths of wire to 1 speaker you should be fine with the 16g. You won't hear a difference I'm sure
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oh and did i spend too much on speaker wire? I know Danz told me to get some at Radio Shack but I was already @ frys so i went ahead and got the silver/coppper as he suggested...
radio shack stuff is about the same price for 100'

hope you like the speakers...

I got the settings tweaked on the receiver and the RTi8s are already sounding amazing!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #63
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radio shack stuff is about the same price for 100'

hope you like the speakers...

I got the settings tweaked on the receiver and the RTi8s are already sounding amazing!
thanks guys!

I <3 this thread and love you guys

So ...now i'm thinking of what to get next, the Dayton 12" Subwoofer (for 150) or some fronts (again, i would use the r300 for rears).



i just hope my Sony Receiver can push the CSi3 and R300s'!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:01 PM   #64
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and speaking of subwoofers...
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-SUB12-12-I...1312792&sr=8-1
The JBL 12" 500 Watt is only 177! so for 27 more bucks (compared to the Dayton) i could benefit from 150 watts to 500 watts.

what would Dizmal and DanzB do?
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:15 PM   #65
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Dayton subs would be the better choice for HT.

Watts don't really add up to snuff if there is no detail in the bass.

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...d.php?p=360825

Sounds like one of the guys returned the JBL and just went with SVS on page 2. But there are a few there that recommended the Daytons as other option that would be better.

Watts or RMS isn't a good rule of thumb when considering subwoofers. 150w will more than surprise you.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:10 PM   #66
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Cool, i'm about to leave work. so i'll come back to click on that link.

i just hope i don't **** up the speaker cable installation

(i'm just afraid to cut my hand when 'peeling' off the speaker cable).
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:16 PM   #67
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Heh, I just use a scissors and gentley cut around the casing, twisting and gently cutting, then pull the plastic casing off the end. Works just as well as a wire cutter IME
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i'm home and i'm about to open the boxes but i think i'll be force to re-arrange my bedroom a bit there's not that much room left and i hate seeing crowded entertainment systems.

...argh, i'm so lazy.

i should've stopped by a liqour store for beer...damnit.
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Beer is essential when setting up a HT, yes!
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When I brought my new tv home and set it up to everything else, I passed out from half a bottle of rum before I even finished.


Let's just say my tv wasn't calibrated very well the next morning
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heh, well I dunno about getting THAT waisted lol

I have always been too excited to even be tired
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heh, well I dunno about getting THAT waisted lol

I have always been too excited to even be tired
TV weighed 196 pounds. It was midnight by the time I had the tv stand put together and the tv on it.

By 1am I was gone
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:21 AM   #73
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i need a recommendation for a decent but cheap 5.1 receiver
must have component inputs, HDMI is a plus, but not necessary...

can it be done for under $200

I have this now, and the receiver has teh suck:
http://www.slsloudspeakers.com/content/view/204/106/
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TV weighed 196 pounds. It was midnight by the time I had the tv stand put together and the tv on it.

By 1am I was gone

rofl, well it's a good way to go I guess
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WOW. Re-arranging the entire bedroom and rewiring the speakers (and new ones) took me 2 hours Re-arranging the room took most of the time because I was being very picky and anal on how i wanted the HT to look without taking lots of room space.

I then had to mess with the receiver (auto-calibration just won't do it the way i wanted) for ONE WHOLE hour reading every page on the Manual and got everything just right! (increased all the bass/treble for the fronts, increased the volume and db's on subwoofer, etc).

The system is ****ing sweet. it's BEAUTIFUL. i immediately put "Heat" and the bank shootout scene BLEW.ME.AWAY. it was extremely loud and clear.

it's 3am and i just finished watching a few hd-dvd movies and i'm beat.

i'll take pics and record a video using my digi cam tomorrow to share the experience
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