Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 24, 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

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Receiver

CherylMASS wrote:

With relatives still around on Friday, I'm hoping for some good deals on Cyber Monday. I need an inexpensive receiver for a sound system I bought on Amazon earlier today. We have a small den 10 x 10 so it need not be very powerful. I saw a couple on the walmart site (JVC and Pioneer), but not sure what I need to look for when picking one out. I'll check CNET and if any of you have suggestions, let me know!

Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving!

Are you going to use it as part of a surrond system for a HDTV or just for am/fm, CD's? You need to see how many watts the speaker can handle, it should say in the spec. sheet. Do not exceed the Max Watts. In you size room you don't need a top of the line, Sony, JVC, Pioneer are all good.
What did you buy, just speakers? Let me know and maybe I can give you better info.
Side note: First Thanksgiving not in the Boston area. Not the same!! Next year will come down later.

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Weeks Almost Over

I will be back on the road tomorrow returning home after spending the week traveling to visit friends and relatives. I just home the good weather holds out one more day.

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660

Yes...for use with a 37"Vizio HGTV

Amazon.com: Boston Acoustics Horizon Series MCS100MDNT 5.1-Channel Speaker System (Black): Electronics

http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acoustics-MCS100MDNT-5-1-Channe...

Thanks for the offer to help. Here is what I was looking at:
JVC 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Receiver w/ 500 Watts, RX-5060B Black

Pioneer 5-Channel Surround Sound Receiver w/ 600 Watts, VSX-518-K

Both can be found on this site:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=4478

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Either one of those receivers would do fine

The real difference between the two is the Pioneer has 100 more watts - and some presets to set itself up to emulate 14 listening environments.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Shopping!

I hope that everyone was able to get some bargain shopping done this weekend!

Receiver

CherylMASS wrote:

Amazon.com: Boston Acoustics Horizon Series MCS100MDNT 5.1-Channel Speaker System (Black): Electronics

http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acoustics-MCS100MDNT-5-1-Channe...

Thanks for the offer to help. Here is what I was looking at:
JVC 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Receiver w/ 500 Watts, RX-5060B Black

Pioneer 5-Channel Surround Sound Receiver w/ 600 Watts, VSX-518-K

Both can be found on this site:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=4478

Good choice for the speakers. Did you buy an upconverter DVD player? Your Vizio has 2 HDMI imputs, one is used for your cable box to deliver your HD pictures, an the other is for a DVD that has a HDMI output. That DVD will give you the best picture with buying a blueray HD DVD player.
You need to know if your Vizio has an audio output to connect to your receiver. Once you connect to the receiver you can control all the sound with your suround system

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Vizio Outputs

They have an optical tv audio out port that would plug into the receiver's optical in so whatever source the TV is selected to use would go to the audio receiver - that's how I have my Vizio hooked up. smile

Cheryl is going to need a Harmony remote to run it all... smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Optical audio

kch50428 wrote:

They have an optical tv audio out port that would plug into the receiver's optical in so whatever source the TV is selected to use would go to the audio receiver - that's how I have my Vizio hooked up. smile

Cheryl is going to need a Harmony remote to run it all... smile

I did not know that a Vizio had a optical out. She would have to make sure that the receiver she would be buying has an optical audio input to use that feature.

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Paul..... Nuvi 765T

First measurable snow here

First measurable snow here in Chicago. We could do without the wind though.

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Finally!

Finally back at the office after what seems like forever.

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"If there's a new way I'll be the first in line, but it better work this time!"

Purchased the Garmin 265wt

Purchased the Garmin 265wt on black Friday.Have read the manual several times.Now time to do a dry run.Curious to see how the Free traffic works.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.
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