Recent content by joemama

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    6th ave Name Your Own Price is back

    Worked for me...Denon AVR-1610 surround receiver for $325 shipped.:cool: edit- my first lowball of $285 was rejected though
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    Buying a new HDTV? Very good review/advice.

    I think it's great when someone takes the same scientific approach to HDTV's that they do desktop monitors...but they missed a very important part. Everyone wants to know which set they preferred after all that testing and they simply ended the article without addressing that at all. What I...
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    Need a second display to pair with my NEC 20wmgx2

    I would try to find a used 20WMGX2 in good condition for a fair price.....I'm using mine till it dies completely. I don't know if I can ever go back to using a monitor that doesn't double as a home office tv (independent of my pc with basic cable) and doesn't have a remote for all functions.:(
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    Will CRT lovers ever be satisfied with LCDs?

    Probably not the hardcore crt guys...but most people could get used to it pretty quickly. The closest you'll get to a crt is a good IPS model (such as the AS-IPS NEC 20WMGX2 that I'm using) or a good P-MVA.. but you'll still find the colors/black level to be not as good. Blame bargain shoppers...
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    New Dell ST2010 20" Monitor

    120-$130? probably using the cheapest Chinese made TN available...and I'm not crazy about the white/black color scheme. Even so, if the performance is decent (and it comes in all black) it could make a nice low cost monitor for those who don't need much performance..
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    My thoughts on Gamefly

    Yeah, I've been using Gamefly for a while now and I've noticed they're getting slower with recieving/sending out games. Sometimes they'll do the "quick ship" (or whatever it's called) but the turnaround doesn't seem much faster than when they don't. I think the problem is that they no longer buy...
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    Trade 360 for a PS3?

    I have those and they simply make it better..but still not nearly as good as the 360 triggers. Beyond the position of the triggers...Sony needs to work on the spring tension and travel distance as well. For example: with the 360 triggers I can "feel" half throttle in a racing game but with the...
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    Logitech Harmony 880 (Recert.) $89.99 w/Free Shipping Newegg

    I'll have to agree..and I've had mine over a year. Beyond the delay thing, mine will occasionally freak out and require rebooting to straighten things out...and after a few months the battery won't hold a charge very long. Also, the buttons are designed more for style than ease of use. Bottom...
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    Trade 360 for a PS3?

    As an owner of both a PS3 and 360.....if you're really into gaming then keep the 360. The PS3 is a fantastic multimedia device with a slick interface...but honestly, other than the Blu-ray thing there isn't anything it can do that your 360 can't. The biggest difference is the actual gaming...
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    Gigapixel Pictures Cure Boredom

    This is a proper use of technology
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    So duke nukem forever is almost done

    3DRealms knows that every year there is a new batch of kids that never played the original or don't know about the running joke thats been going on for over a decade now.. They also know that trying to surpass or even meet the popularity of the original is near they keep teh...
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    So duke nukem forever is almost done

    Gameplay footage was released 8 years ago iirc..
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    Monitor/HDTV Backlighting

    You might want to go with something cheaper for lcd monitors...but if you have a flatscreen tv then Ideal-lume is definitely the way to go. The standard one light (all you need, even for a 50") comes with an attached baffle so you can control the amount of light put out...
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    Gran Turismo

    Thats why I said "pretty much"...I lost interest before getting to that point. The car models are great, and the tracks/environments are solid...but the whole thing just feels sterile and not very exciting. I guess I've played too many other racing games since the first Gran Turismo to be...
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    Upgrade Warner HD-DVDs to Blu-Ray

    Which is why I said "$5 per disc and then $7 for shipping"...not each.;)