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post #71 of 111 Old 12-01-11, 12:53 PM
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

I had the Harmony 550 for a while until it broke. Logitech gave me half off of any new remote so I chose the Harmony One. I really like it. The button layout is very logical and is easy to operate in the dark. All of the new ones are similar I think. You can't go wrong as long as it has the capacity to handle all of your equipment. But I definitely recommend the 'One'.
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My Samsung TXT3093 30" slim fit tube television and Samsung DVD-1080P7 up convert DVD player that we recieved as a wedding present. I absolutly love the picture on this TV. HD over the air and DVDs are great.
I didn't want any of the plasmas or LCDs that were in my parents price range beacuse they have a smaller screen and in my opinion no were near as nice of a picture as this tv has.
You're right about that the Samsung slim hd tubes were fantastic PQ. I remember when we got them in the store. We needed to move them away from the other HD displays because they put all the LCDs and most of the Plasmas and DLPs to shame.

As for the remote question...
I've had an 890 now I have a 1100. I've installed all of them and found 3 things to make all the difference.
1) the 700 and the 'one' have the least lag
2) mapping your buttons to how you will use the system
3) settings delays and turning CEC off

If that fails then URC remotes are amazing if you program them well.

As for my biggest most important component it would have to be my Martin Logan Vantages. Best speakers I could afford and I would have payed 3x as much willingly.

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I had the Harmony 550 for a while until it broke. Logitech gave me half off of any new remote so I chose the Harmony One. I really like it. The button layout is very logical and is easy to operate in the dark. All of the new ones are similar I think. You can't go wrong as long as it has the capacity to handle all of your equipment. But I definitely recommend the 'One'.
Ok, I'll check out the one. Thanks for the reply
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This is easy for me: treating our home theater. It was a total do it yourself project from start to finish. I may have mis-stepped along the way and maybe all the treatments aren't perfectly placed, but the difference from start to finish is very noticeable.

The coolest part is a diffuser/absorber that I made with some design help from a sound guy from serbia! It's behind the seating positions and it completely opened up my center channel. The cc used to be very narrow and nasally and the sound coming from it was very - very - directional. Really, it detracted from dialog because words, etc didn't have the illusion from common from within the movie. Enter the diffuser/absorber. It's 6 ft wide x 5ft tall. It is basically randomly placed 1/4" thick x 2 1/2 inch wide slates over top of oc703 (my seats are too close to the back wall for a traditional diffuser and I didnt want total absorption)... It's not as robust a a traditional diffuser, no doubt, but WOW... What a great impact it has. The depth and clarity of the center channel
Has opened up... And the sound now speaks across the screen.

It was a great journey, from throwing emails back and forth... To finding the supplies... To building it. Love it!
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

The harmony 1000 has simplified our veiwing experience drastically.
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

As the Harmony one has done for my household. I can't but wonder though ??? Does Harmony have the whole market in the bag? Is there another company out there that is as good or better than Logitech?


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As the Harmony one has done for my household. I can't but wonder though ??? Does Harmony have the whole market in the bag? Is there another company out there that is as good or better than Logitech?
Philips pronto and AR both make/made harmony competitors.

URC, Control4, Amex, Crestron
(In low to high order for cost of entry) are above Logitech for price and control.
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post #80 of 111 Old 12-29-11, 01:21 AM
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Re: Which new piece of equipment has exceeded your expectations?

DIY F-20 subwoofer. Wow ! This one piece of equipment has changed the way I value and rate movies. The bass output is so unreal that i am always on the lookout for a good bass movie now

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