January 11th, 2008, 01:18 PM #31
Originally Posted by No One
i do i do... but i gotta take some time off. i just bought a new television and Xbox 360, so i need to kick it for a bit.
i'm thinking of going small... VERY small. i used to roll an Outlaw with Gallos in my apartment, so i think i'm looking in that direction again.... the Model 990 looked good!
speaking of... Onkyo used to make a really nice HTIB. what ever happened to that thing?
and of topic slightly, has anyone seen that crazy ass B&W iPod Zeppelin thingie... i saw it at the Apple Store the other day and it cracked my s*** up!
Last edited by gescom; January 11th, 2008 at 01:23 PM.
January 11th, 2008, 02:14 PM #32
January 11th, 2008, 02:57 PM #33
Bowers and Wilkins in the ipod market.
$600 doesn't seem that bad for a BW. Hopefully, those people who buy that use the lossless codecs when ripping.
I would assume so, if they know who BW are.
of course, I am ripping mp3's are 192 or 224, depending on my mood.
January 11th, 2008, 04:03 PM #34
Is it too early for me to already be a Yamaha "fanboy"?
Just checking before I go on an AVS style rampage on Denon, Onkyo, and Pioneer. They all SUCK!!!!!!!!!
I kid, I kid.
Listening to the multi-channel Dark Side of the Moon SACD right now on the DVD-C961 over HDMI. Works like a charm. Multi-Channel PCM is coming into the receiver.
My 2008 upgrades may be done. :(
Now onto the figuring out the remotes, and what I can and can't do with my 880 vs. the Yamaha.
January 11th, 2008, 05:00 PM #35
You know I got it over a year ago and I knew at that point it was going to be obsolete very quickly. The new Ref80 is coming out later this year and it adds HDMI and the DTS-Master and DD Pro audio formats. To be honest though I could care less about HDMI right now, TV doesn't have it.
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
But it sounds better than any receiver out there...
January 12th, 2008, 02:40 AM #36
I'm on my 3rd Onkyo receiver. The current one is a Onkyo TX-DS939 THX.
Old but still works like a champ but when I moved I sold/gave away a bunch of my speakers so no dipole anymore to get the best out of the THX. I planned to upgrade after the move but other expenses have come up, you know how it is.
B&W 800 series is the future speaker plans and another Onkyo receiver.
January 12th, 2008, 09:16 AM #37
B&W 800's, nice.
Originally Posted by Fisch
I don't think front speakers upgrades are in the plans for me until 2010 at the earliest. I have a pair of JBL LX55's from 1991, and just had them reedged at Orange County Speaker.
I think my next upgrade is the TV, if I can get away with it. We have a 52" JVC 720p D-ILA (LCoS), and it is a great TV. I just wonder when JVC is going to follow Sony and get out of the rear projection market. That may push up any possible repair costs. I have 2 bulbs to go through first (the new one I just installed, and the one Sears sent me when the first one was getting close to dead). Maybe I will use the Yamaha OSD ALL of the time.
January 12th, 2008, 03:04 PM #38
January 12th, 2008, 10:24 PM #39
Probably late next week. I am going to be plopped on my couch tomorrow watching the Charger game, then I have to get to the airport for my 3:20 flight to Dallas. Upon my return, I will be mounting my LC-2. Looks like I found a stud right behind the center of the TV, so I am mount the LC2 with a TV mount (tie it down), and get it flush with the TV. Then I will so some cable management, then pictures!!! Even with the SA-CD analog cables out, it is still a mess. I still have component running from the STB and Duo to to the TV, with the analog. There are times where I want to watch TV without the stereo, and I am sure there are times my wife may want to watch a movie w/o surround. Why I don't know, but whatever. I left that option open.
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
Woo Hoo!!! I have all of this cool ****, and I am going to be in Dallas from Sun - Wed, and then next Mon - Thur.. Then my wife comes home!!!
January 13th, 2008, 12:22 AM #40