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Rock On!
I deposited the insurance claim check yesterday, and today I have a new stereo!

It's the JVC KD-SX980. I haven't really gotten a chance to play with it, but so far I'm really happy. I found an old CD-R with some MP3 files on it, so I tried it out. Sure enough, it played the files right off the data CD. It even showed the ID3 info right on the little display.

Oh, and as an added bonus, the installer guy at Best Buy offered me cash for my old Alpine 6 Disc CD changer, which I haven't used much, and didn't plan on using. So I told him if he uninstalled it he could have it for $40. So that worked out great too!

I'm a lucky guy. Things just always seem to work out for me somehow. Maybe I'm just cashing in some good karma.

Time to burn some MP3 discs!

Current Mood: thrilled

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colin From: colin Date: May 23rd, 2002 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
what kind of home theater setup do you have?
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 23rd, 2002 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, well, let me tell you about my home theater!

The centerpiece is the Mitsubishi WS-55809 55" rear projection HDTV. It's my baby.

For sound I have the Boston DigitalTheater 6000 (DT6000). It has 5 satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer and an integraded amplifier. It has several PCM inputs (optical and digital coaxial) for Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding (no DTS). It's kind of cheap, but it gets the job done.

I have Dish Network with the Model 6000 reciever and the 8VSB tuner cartridge. It's hooked up to two dishes that link up to three satellites. The reciever decodes HD satellite reception and over-the-air DTV and HDTV. I currently get seven channels that carry HD programming.

My DVD player is the Panasonic DVD-RP56. It's a low-end progressive scan DVD player, but I've never had any reason to complain about it. It makes a well-encoded anamorphic DVD look almost as good a HDTV broadcast.

Any questions?
camfangrrl From: camfangrrl Date: May 23rd, 2002 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Out of curiosity, I was wondering about the big-screen tv. I remember you took some flak for removing a protective sheet from the front of it, even though the picture quality improved when you did. When you moved the big beastie, did you put the screen back on just to protect things, or did you move it as it was?
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 23rd, 2002 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought about putting the ColorGuard screen back in, but I decided it would be too much trouble to take the TV apart two more times. We moved it as-is. I warned everyone that the front lens was exposed, delicate, and very expensive (each lenticular lens would cost about $300 to replace).

We packed it into the truck with the front of the TV pressed againt an upturned mattress, and wedged it in place with the living room furniture.

The delicate screen was completely untouched during the move. The bottom of the cabinet took some minor damage, but it is unnoticable.
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