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  1. #16
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    Re: AV recievers

    well after very little debating and even less self control (as is typical with my high dollar purchases) i pulled the trigger on the speakers from a guy on ebay.

    i best offered him 300, to which he came back with a 335 and promised to ship the tomorrow, to which i offered to pay the 335 if he would change the buy it now price to 335. he did and i bought them

    why have him change his buy it now price? why or the 30% ms cash back! saved 100 bucks with cash back. i have a good deal of cash back coming around christmas time now from 2 other purchases i made recently.

    all in all i'm petty hapy with he end price, just hope they're as good as everyone says, i'm about 98% sure i'll be pleased though, i'm not a huge audiophile, and these speakers have gotten nothin but praise for the price/performance.

    now i guess i gotta buy speaker wire, any suggestions? i highly doubt these speakers come with any, though i could be wrong, this is y first real set of speakers.

    anyone have sugestions on speaker wire?
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    Speaker wire? Monoprice is my first choice. No need to spend much on wire, as long as the gauge is heavy enough. For under 50', 16 or 14 gauge is ample, and will sound the same as mega-buck Monster junk.
    Home Depot is another option, they have lots of speaker wire on spools.

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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    I bought this so that I could do a single run to my rear surrounds. Worked out great as I only had to run 1 cable around the walls to the back and then split it open along the back wall to the 2 speakers.
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    wound up getting 100ft of 16awg from monoprice as well as some solder type banana plugs.

    according to a chart i found, 16awg is good enough for 36 feet with 6 ohm speakers, my longest run is 30 feet, so i'm pretty good to go.

    i used monoprice's guide for using solder type banana plugs without soldering, seems to hold alright, also covered the plugs with heat shrink tubing to help prevent any possible shorting.

    have all my wires cut to length with the banana plugs installed, just waiting for the speakers now.
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    That's some good stuff there, Z!

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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    if my hypothesis is correct, that cable Z has is about the size of a heavy duty jobsite extension cord.

    speaking of which, i hear some guys actually do using extension cords for their speaker wire. we have 100 footers at work, that's be just enough for what i need . of course the only ones the boss might let me take would have the double insulation all stretched out and cut in about 50 different places, probably covered in mud and subfloor glue to boot!

    you can get a 100' 12awg extension cord for about 50 bucks! you'll have an extra ground wire in it, but no biggy.
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    well i got a blu-ray player this weekend.

    picked up a panasonic bd35 for 299 at circuit city, seems to be THE BD player to get right now. supports the latest profile 2 content and upconverts dvd's to 1080p quite well.

    picked up a copy of the golden compass and rescue dawn to try out the BD. the golden compass looked amazing and sounded even better. rescue dawn wasn't as awe inspiring, but it's not really that kind of movie.

    cc didn't have a great selection, not the bd has a huge selection right now anyways, and prices are still way too high. a cheap BD disc is the same price as the super mega deluxe collectors edition directors cut DVD.

    i'm hoping prices start coming down soon, now that i have a BD player i'm going to want to buy my movies on BD first and foremost, and i buy a LOT of movies. i have about 300 dvd's and i only started buying them maybe 3 years ago.

    i'm also able to get The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ratatoule for free with the purchase of the bd35. i hear nightmare before christmas is a great BD for surround sound, plus it's just a cool movie!

    my next purchase is likely to be a coloromiter to further calibrate my tv, been looking at the EyeOne DisplayLT for about 150 bucks. also would like to get a couple more satellites from jamo to complete a full 7.1 setup. my 5.1 jamo setup was hard to find, it's gonna be a major chore finding just a couple satellites in the US.
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    I get most of my Blu-Rays from Amazon. They are $10 cheaper than local, and even more when on sale.

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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by John C View Post
    I get most of my Blu-Rays from Amazon. They are $10 cheaper than local, and even more when on sale.
    i'll have to look into that since i forgot to cancel my prime trial and now have free 2 day shipping.
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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    Thanks for sharing . It's very a good information ..........

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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    does anyone know whether the current economical avr's that do hdmi switching (<$1000) will switch hdmi 1.3 or only 1.2?

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    Re: Home Theater discussion

    my sony dg820 (arguably the best bang for your buck if you need a lot of HDMI) supports the latest spec.

    does x.v.color as well as deepcolor.

    4 hdmi for under 400, heck with ms cashback i paid under 300.

    btw if you want some cheap blu-rays check out deepdiscount.com. they have a 25% off deal through the 23rd for all blu-rays. even free shipping.
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