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Post Bought a new TV today....
As the title states... http://www.visions.ca/catalogue/categor ... uctId=5754

It's my birthday present to myself, that and the girlfriend is chipping in half. Already selling my old tv to a co-worker for $300. So that'll cover part of the cost. Girlfriend already gave me $400, another $200 to come on her next payday. Gotta pick it up tomorrow. Should be a nice little upgrade over my 42" 720p Samsung DLP.


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Nice. I like new stuff such as TV's and HW and such. I'm thinking of replacing my 65" DLP, although it has a great pic but I want a wall mounted TV for space. But I don't want to go smaller and an LCD that size is expensive.


btw: when I click on the link and then the back button, well, it stays at that site. It won't go back to this page.
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Comixion wrote:
Nice. I like new stuff such as TV's and HW and such. I'm thinking of replacing my 65" DLP, although it has a great pic but I want a wall mounted TV for space. But I don't want to go smaller and an LCD that size is expensive.


btw: when I click on the link and then the back button, well, it stays at that site. It won't go back to this page.
"Maintenance!"

Works for me to go back to this page. But now just imagine if clicking the link opened a new tab. Oh, what a dream that would be... *hint hint*

I was going to go with a 46" Samsung LCD but, they didn't have anymore left. They were a sweet deal. Then the next option was another 50" LG Plasma, but it had a lower contrast ratio. So I settled with this one. :P


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600hz!!!!! wow..

btw, did you see the TV in action in person? i am always very picky when it comes to home theater, i always see the equipment in person before i drop in the big bucks.

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Yeah I saw it in action. Was sports on, not the best way to test the colours. But I kept looking at some 58" LED TV next do it, so it was hard to compare at times haha. But man, this thing is sweet. Soo much better than my old TV. Only problem is the audio imputs are optical. And my home theatre in a box only has coax outputs. So I guess this means I have to buy a reciever? Or should I just get a new home theatre in a box sort of setup? I miss my surround sound. Only thing other than a reciever, I'd need a powered sub.


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Buy a new receiver and a powered sub. Far better combination. That's what I did with my old HTIB, while keeping the original 5 speakers. Made a world of difference in the sound produced.

About 2 years later, we went ahead and replaced the 5 speakers as well. Now it's a pretty solid setup for movie watching.

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I can't imagine watching TV anymore without surround. I go into the bedroom where I have a 42" LCD using the TV speakers and it's not as enjoyable.
Has anyone used surround in their bedrooms? I'm maybe considering it.
This is what I'm using at the moment (with stands not pictured) until I get the nerve to shell out big money for a more complex system, or when the boss lets me. :( However these sound great.
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Denon-DH ... -P388.aspx


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I can't imagine watching TV anymore without surround. I go into the bedroom where I have a 42" LCD using the TV speakers and it's not as enjoyable.
Has anyone used surround in their bedrooms? I'm maybe considering it.
This is what I'm using at the moment (with stands not pictured) until I get the nerve to shell out big money for a more complex system, or when the boss lets me. :( However these sound great.
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Denon-DH ... -P388.aspx


unless you have a dedicated space in your bedroom just calling out for a new receiver, most bedrooms will do just fine with the TV-out from the regular flat panel TV.

however, most modern day receivers support Zone2. you can run your own wires from your living room receiver's Zone2 connector into your bedroom. that way you get pretty good sound out of the bedroom TV while not having to install another receiver in the bedroom. but of course..... it's a longgg wiring job depending on how far away your bedroom is from the living room. not to mention drilling the holes and hide all the wires.

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Thinking of getting something like http://www2.visions.ca/Catalogue/Catego ... uctId=6084

and this sub http://www2.visions.ca/Catalogue/Catego ... oductId=79


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Heres my old setup. Bike was moved in my room for the winter. Even washed it in there. Dad was not happy.
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Hard to get a shot of Avatar, but the colours are so vivid. Only 720p rip, but still great to showcase the contrast ratio.

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Little update. Just picked up some cables, powered sub and receiver. Went with a Sony reciever. http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... bfe130en02

And the sub. http://www2.visions.ca/Catalogue/Catego ... oductId=79


Gunna hook it all up...


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12" sub in that little space?! Holy that's going to be loud.

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Oooh man! Had some music on today. The 12" sub under a desk in the corner of the room is pretty loud lol. Love my setup now. Well, I want to upgrade my speakers now haha. Shit, it never ends.

Am I doing it right?


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Oooh man! Had some music on today. The 12" sub under a desk in the corner of the room is pretty loud lol. Love my setup now. Well, I want to upgrade my speakers now haha. Shit, it never ends.

Am I doing it right?


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Looks good to me. Keep 'em coming.
I thought my subwoofer crapped on me a few days ago when I noticed not much bass was coming from my movies. Come to find out my granddaughter was leaning over it and turning the bass volume down. :shifty:


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Don't know if those knobs really need to be on max...but to each their own.

Also the receiver should have some sort of auto-calibration? Did you run that?

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I was just playing with the frequency, i've since changed it. And yes, the bass needs to be max plus the +6dB gain form the reciever. :D But I was only asking if I was doing it right because it just seemed odd to me all those connectors when only one connects to the reciever. *Shrugs* It works, I just plugged in the connector to L jack. Just assumed it corresponded to the sub location. And the autocalibration requires a mic. Didn't quite get to it. Wondering if a PC mic will be any good. I'm used to just doing it manually.


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Depends on the sub...instructions should say which input to use for the pre-out from the receiver. If it's working on the L, then I'm guessing that's the one.

And Sony receivers don't come with the mic? That's pretty cheap. My Yamaha did and it's not top-end by any means.

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Wow, im very surprised that Sony receivers dont come with a tuning mic, quite sad. However, when you do get around to running it, it will (most likely) dramatically lower your sub so its not overly loud. My Denon lowered my sub by like -5db, and its still damn loud when the entire system is cranked up.

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Post Re: Bought a new TV today....
Oooh I did get one. I didn't really look at it. Just in a bag with the antennas. I assumed it was a Sirius satellite radio antenna lol. I have my sub +6dB louder through the reciever. I noticed it being plasma, outlines of images like to get burnt in real easy. I turned down my contrast ratio from 100, to 50. Doing the 100 hour break in now. So we'll see how this goes.


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