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  1. I saw the F8000 but its $5K, so not in the price range. Today I actually had a side by side demo between the 65VT and a 60" F7100. The VT was excellent and not hot like the one I saw the day before. However the 7100 was absolutely shocking. Both were playing a blu-ray of the hobbit. The Samsung LED was just plain awful in comparison, although the overall picture looked sharp there was a real lack of detail. We even paused on around the same frame of Gandalf to compare, and where the VT had great detail on his skin and beard the 7100 looked as though someone had taken to him with the smudge tool in photoshop. I told him to hold the last VT they had in stock, I'll put up with any heat and go back tomorrow and buy it. $3385 with a 5 year warranty
  2. The ratings for my old Pioneer Kuro LX609a were, Dynamic 462W, Standard 459W, Movie 356W The only ratings I can see for the Panasonics are 65ST Normal (Home) Mode - 199W 65VT Normal (Home) Mode - 222W Should I be comparing the Standard on the Kuro to the Normal on the Panasonic?
  3. Thanks for the info, I'll check out some Samsungs today then. I'm also going to have a look at another VT elsewhere to see if it has the same issues.
  4. My Pioneer LX609A was finally picked up yesterday and the only reason the old girl had to go in the end was we've just found it to be too much of a room heater in our small lounge room. Its power consumption was supposedly around the 460W mark in standard mode and you could really feel it add heat to the room on an already hot day. I had ideas of replacing it with a Panasonic VT65 after reading its lower power rating, but after going and looking at one today I'm not so sure. The one I looked at in store was absolutely sizzling around the top of the back of the display, even hotter than the Kuro used to get. Is this normal or is it possible because it was shop stock on display mode or something? Can anyone with a VT65 comment on its heat output? I have to say I was pretty underwhelmed with the build quality also, it all seemed a bit cheap and tinny for a $3,300 tv. On the other hand if I'm stuck with the fact that plasma just wont cut it in a smaller room because of heat, is my next best option one of the Samsung LED's? I have around $3-3.5K to spend.
  5. I know! I do my own extra oil changes on my new-ish BMW and its easier to fully reset the service indicator on that!
  6. Thanks, yes that's the method I've been trying, probably about 50 times now but no luck. So did a potential buyer with a different remote but no joy either. Its obviously a very fine timing issue
  7. For some reason he found it necessary to post a reference to my 609 for sale, and also sent me an email telling me how generic my panel was and how holier than thou his was. I've now complained to Ebay about him...
  8. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to access the service menu on a LX609A? I'm trying to find out the number of hours on my panel. Any help or info greatly appreciated...
  9. Its now on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281201806734
  10. Thanks for the kind thoughts Laurie. I've put up what I think is a fair price, so I'll only part with it for what I'm happy with. I've just experienced a multitude of low-ballers on Gumtree trying to sell some tyres. I just ignore silly offers nowadays...cheers Mal
  11. I have a Pioneer PDP-LX609A that I'm thinking about moving on. I'm in Perth. Its in perfect condition, never had one single problem with it, no scratches, marks or anything. Its sat in exactly the same spot and has not been moved at all since we bought it back in January 2009 for $9,100. I still have the original receipts and paperwork from West Coast Hi-Fi, which also means its actually still under warranty for a few months. I thought I'd put it up here first and on Ebay in a few days. Price is $3,750. You'll have to organise your own transport and people to move it. I've just had a spinal fusion 3 months ago, so cant help with lifting I'm afraid. Uploaded with ImageShack.com Uploaded with ImageShack.com Uploaded with ImageShack.com
  12. Hi to all, and thanks in advance for any help. My antenna on the roof is now starting to lean over. I'm wondering if somebody can recommend a good company or tech to come out and re-install it. I got up into the roof and the bracket onto the jarrah beam is pretty small and seems to breaking out of the beam. It may need some of extra bracketing inside the roof and wires outside to support it. Northside antennas installed it 3 years ago but when I ring them all I get is Telstra home message bank. Any recommendations greatly appreciated. I'm in Daglish.
  13. I do agree with this, and thats what I definitely want to be able to do, control each room volume seperately. I agree, Marks amp is a bargain, I just thought it was a good opportunity to try another amp, one of equal or bettter quality. I've been looking at Rotel, Nad, heck, I even thought about Primare for a second...
  14. Yes, thats correct, I want the same 2 channel stereo sound quality of the 740A, in both rooms at the same time. Or be able to have one room on, the other off, etc. If there's an even better sound quality alternative to the 740A, I'm also open to that idea. I've read that Rotel and Nad turn out some pretty damn fine 2 channel gear as well. I guess I'm kinda thinking if I have to have 2 amplifiers, I'm not really sure I want 2 exactly the same...
  15. Hmmm, a new power amp, OR buy Marks 740A. These are both things that have crossed my mind! I already have my current 740A hooked through the HT bypass on the Yam for movies etc, so wouldn't need to do the other would I? I suppose if I bought Marks 740A, I would have complete control over both areas/zones. Re Guttys suggestion of a new power amp, would something like this be suitable? http://www.rotel.com/UK/products/ProductDe...Tab=1&Pic=1
  16. Currently I have a CA 740A amp driving some Krix Neuphonix in the main room, and a Yammy 3900 AVR driving some B&W CM5 in our kitchen/dining area. The output to both of them is split from a CA 640C CD player. Its pretty obvious to me, the 3900 doesn't sound as sweet as the 740A, I've run the the CM5's with the 740A and they sound very good, run them with the 3900 though and it sounds pretty muddy, too bass heavy and not nearly as crisp as the 740A. Is there a nice, sweet sounding 2 channel amp that can happily drive 2 pairs of speakers? The 740A wont do it, keeps saying its overloaded, check speaker connections, etc. I was also told that by using an ohm matching device, to get things to work, by running 2 pairs of speakers, I'm also halving the available power to each speaker pair. Is that true?
  17. Oh well, I went ahead and bought the CM5's and have had them fitted, hanging off the wall close to the ceiling pointing slightly down. And they sound mint However, now that I'm running two pairs of speakers of my 740A amp, the amp is spitting it having impedance matching dramas. Keeps coming up with an overload message, saying something about ohms, or possible shorting speakers. Looks like I'm going to have to split the output on the 640C CD player, and run my Neuphonix off the 740A amp, and the CM5's in the other room via the Yamaha 3900 AVR. Does that seem like a good idea? I really wanted to run the CM5's from the 740A amp as well, seeing as its a dedicated 2 channel stereo amp, but I guess thats looking decidely problematical at the moment... OR, can anyone recommend any other solutions? OR recommend a 2 channel stereo amp that can easily handle running 2 pairs of speakers?
  18. The way the DM303's are hung, the port is a few inches off the actual wall. I cant really get them out any further than that. Just curious, what other solutions do people have for getting around putting rear ported speakers hanging off a wall?
  19. I'm running some Krix Neuphonix in my main room, they handle theater with an Epicentrix and a Yamaha RX-V3900, and 2 channel music through a Cambridge Audio Azur 740A. I now want to play music in our dining/kitchen area as well, and on the weekend have hung a pair of older B&W DM303's from the top corners of the dining room. I put two dynabolts with hooks per side into the wall, and have some hooks on the back of the speakers, so they literally just hang off the wall, facing down on a slight angle. No chance of them falling, I can pretty well hang off the dynabolt hooks myself! They're running off the second channel on the CA740A. Crude wiring at the moment, but getting the sparky in to do it properly, run it through the cavity, into ceiling space etc. In comparison to my Neuphonix, they just sound muddy, and no surprise there, I'm hardly comparing apples with apples. However, they certainly seem to pump enough, and fill the space, so I'm just looking for something that is a lot more detailed, nice and crisp and clear. I guess I prefer my music a little bit bright possibly. Now my missus also has input on what I'm putting up there to replace them, she wants something that looks good as well. So we had a look at the B&W website, and she loves the look of the CM5. Have to say I do as well actually. Anyone here running these, or have heard ay reports on what they're like? And also if they'd be a good choice for a fairly detailed speaker? I've tried searching the forum, but it wont accept CM5 as its too short a word. Any thoughts appreciated... http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/display.as...=3978&sc=hf http://www.studio-22.com/b-w/images/03-CM5-Image.jpg
  20. Just wondering what sort of tranfer rates are we talking about on the Beyonwiz? How long approximately to transfer say 1Gb?
  21. I'm in the throes of trying to decide on a PVR, my first. Tis all a bit confusing to be perfectly honest. One thing I'm pretty keen is a PVR thats easy to move/copy files around to the 4 PC's on my home network. I know this is a pretty broad question, but which would be the easiest to move files around on. Also, will the PC's be able to browse the PVR's HDD? And will the data once moved from the PVR be in a format that can be readily played on any other PC/DVD player? I nearly went and bought a Pana 350 the other day. Is that a good choice?
  22. Thanks for the replies I had a sneaking suspicion it might need twin tuners (I'm sure this is common knowledge but I am stoopid). I have a spare STB so will plug that in tomorrow and get it sorted. Actually, have to get a HDD recorder next week, so might just sort it then. Beers time now... PS : Been a member of the 60" Kuro club since March. Love it, best picture I've seen
  23. Pardon me for my complete stupidity here, but how do I get PiP on my LX609A? Well, I know how to get PiP displayed, but there's nothing in it. I want to be able to watch one channel, and have another channel in the smaller on screen display box. ie have the footy on the big screen and have the cricket in the smaller display. Is it possible straight out of the box with the LX609A, or do I need to hook another STB up to the plasma? Thanks for any info... cheers
  24. My folks are moving, and due to the fact that my dear dad is now in a nursing home, I've rescued a heap of gear which would otherwise have been binned and crushed. Amongst it is an old Orpheus turntable, and a SME 3012 pickup arm and some Shure cartridges. I dont have a turntable at the moment, so was thinking of getting this rebuilt into a nice jarrah plinth to match my jarrah AV cabinet. Just wanted to know if its worth rebuilding, and if anyone can recommend somewhere to get this done, preferably in Perth. Any info greatly appreciated... Pic of it in this link, once it opens, click on it for full size. Found about 100+ valves, tubes, etc, but thats a whole nother story...! cheers
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