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  1. got one for sale in Auckland... only a few months old. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=130377880 cheers, matt.
  2. assuming you're talking about an external amp, yes you can usually bridge the outputs as you said. The amp should be marked for which two outputs to use (eg L-, R+ - or vice versa). Don't parallel wire the outputs! If you're talking about doing it from the head unit's speaker level outputs, I'm not so sure. best to consult the manual for your head unit, or ask a dedicated car audio forum.
  3. nice car! The early Elises needed a better motor. Makes me miss doing track days in my old MX-5 which I sold when I moved here from Oz, and forgot to buy another car...
  4. HM Newb;51771 wrote: PS, Cyril I don't have a sky dish, new house. Hence I ma looking for the cheapest and most suitable option. A high-def DVB-T STB will probably cost upwards of $6-700, when it becomes available next year. I wouldn't be too fussed about a small investment in a VHF/UHF aerial until that point. (Or, find a cheap dish and a Freeview box in the meantime. I'm sure with the terrestrial reception in this country that there will be a market to sell it even when DVB-T comes out. You won't get Prime though...)
  5. I previously built a Jaycar isobaric sub from a kit that they no longer sell - shame, it was awesome. Dual 12" drivers, and a massive, heavy ~500mm cube vented box. The amp was a bit light on, but plenty enough for me. And it would pick up a hum from the line level input, but that was the only way I could drive it...
  6. There's gotta be something by Jarvis Cocker in this thread... "Your name is Deborah. It never suited ya."
  7. The Mint Chicks version on Live at Yours (C4) was pretty good too.
  8. Adam;49611 wrote: I was a little surprised that the DSE receiver doesn't use a widescreen flag to tell my TV to switch between widescreen and 4:3, and that I have to do this manually (annoying as my widescreen's default state is 4:3, so it may need to be changed every time I turn the TV on). Mine used to... but as of a few months ago it stopped doing it. I don't know if that's related to the broadcast signal or a firmware upgrade on the receiver... However with TV1 and 2 going widescreen today it's less of an issue. It's nice to have decent reception; the quality of TVNZ 1 and 2 are absolutely terrible where I am, and it's the first time I haven't had to deal with ghosting and noise since moving here. Here's hoping Prime will jump aboard soon! I doubt it. Prime = Sky = the competition. However I'm surprised TVNZ are as of today offering widescreen to Sky viewers, it would have been a good motivational method to get more user uptake...
  9. Freeview news - Triangle Stratos is broadcasting now (trial perhaps, launch is October apparently). Woohoo, Blokesworld is on!
  10. I have the previous version (KLV40V200A). I reckon the colours start going down the toilet from about 30 degrees off axis (particularly noticeable on skin tones). I'm sure they look better in store because they're fed with a high definition, probably carefully prepared source to make them look as good as possible in that environment (lots of brightness, contrast, colour saturation etc).
  11. oh yeah, one more reason I chose the DSE is that it comes with a component cable included. Admittedly a cheapish one, but better than none at all... I can't wait for TV1/2 to go widescreen. When I first got the STB, my TV could recognise which channels were widescreen and automatically switch between normal and full screen (except for Maori and Sport). I inquired to them about whether it was a broadcast setting they could alter to make those channels work properly. A week later, none of them would switch automatically...
  12. Also have a DSE box here. Running it through component (YPbPr) to a 40" Sony LCD. Yes, channels are slow to change, but only if you press the number button. If you use the up/down prog selections it is essentially instantaneous (and there's a last channel recall to flip between two channels which is also quick. Yes the LCD flickers a bit, and mine sometimes drops some pixels, but then again I watch the TV, not the box... Gotta say I love having a widescreen signal (for those programs that are broadcast as such), and watching the V8s live (I'm an Aussie, not necessarily a V8 fan, but I love motorsport). New channel in a few weeks too... Worst feature is it's not hooked up to my HD-DVD recorder, so I can't record (in good quality) widescreen stuff, or movies on Maori (which I have terrible reception of). Seriously consider a PVR version if you like to record shows... Assuming you have OK terrestrial reception, I wouldn't invest too much (time/effort) now as you'll be faced with another choice next year...
  13. JTweedy wrote: I know what you're getting at here, but you bring up a point, if it becomes a problem, surely you are defeating the prupose of it all? Is it not for subjective enjoyment? (Although for a few I guess the problem/journey is the enjoyment). Many hobbies can take you as far as you like (until you've pulled a second mortgage on your house and sold the family down the river if you like). It is all about how to be happy with where you're at and decide to stop or at least rest in your quest for 'the best'. Don't get me wrong, I am impressed that people have the committment to excellence and make the sacrifices required - the flow-on effect benefits everyone at all levels (eventually). My point was just in relation to the original post, the "image" of "hi-fi", and subsequently the sort of person that gets attracted to (or scared of) a site like this.
  14. I agree with what michael w said. I think the trouble is that, moreso than many hobbies, hi-fi has a very high buy-in price, and very minor and esoteric differences (in absolute terms) between product performance. And the dollars you can spend on chasing the miniscule percentages of improvement are essentially infinite. Combine that with the fact that there's no quantitative method of assessment, everything is qualitative and purely subjective, and you have a problem. It's not like (say) car tuning where you can do a before-and-after drag run or circuit lap and show a performance difference. This leads to acres of magazine and internet prose waxing on about those beesdick differences as though they're the most important thing in the world. To some, they may be important. To many people, give them a "good enough" system to listen to in isolation and they'll be satisfied. Many people just don't see the point of dumping thousands into audio, and that's why they don't hang out here. (Of course, they may just have some other vice... I hate to think how much I "invested" in my MX-5, and let's not mention the $3K espresso machine I'm about to get...) I can't remember what the context was, but it was about some other hobby , anway I recall a good reference made about the hifi scene: That the whole image of the scene had shifted. From its origins of bringing people together to share good music at home and rock an occasional house party, the current image was that of a single, ageing male sitting alone in a darkened room in a specially located armchair, nitpicking the details out of some obscure album. And that's somewhere where not everyone wants to imagine themselves...
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