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my home theatre system = t3h broke

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by pissedoffsol, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Welp, I've been on the phone with crutchfield and dell for the past two days trying to figure out whats wrong with my home theatre.

    My setup was working perfect until two days ago. suddenly, my dvd's would flash on/off in 1-2 sec incrememnts for ever. But, only on the hdmi output. Hrmmmm. is my dvd player shot, or is my tv shot? after tons of troubleshooting, and finially spending another $100 on a hdmi -> dvi cable (my tv has both, but my dvd player only has hdmi), it worked- putting the culprit on the tv.

    Hung up with crutchfield, called Dell. I actually got an american guy too -- which is why i called crutchfiled in the first place. I love thier tech support and the way they do business. I don't mind paying a little more for a product, knowing that they stand behind it for LIFE. Anyway, Dell's tech support fuckign sucks... or at least it used to. Perhaps, maybe their tv tech support isn't in india anymore??? Either way- i was impressed.

    They had an inhouse setup and the guy was actually playing with his demo model as we were talking.

    All said and done, they think the hdmi board of the TV is out. They are sending me a new one for in-house replacement :)

    Another porblem i had was that the sleep timer would not work. it used to, but it broke at the same time the hdmi did. Something must've fried.

    What sucks, is that it won't be until mid-march. They are all on backorder until then. Damn popular unit i guess- they can't keep up. But, the tv still works- i just have to use the dvi input for now, or component vid.. i have both plugged in, so we'll see :p
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Crutchfield > * for customer support.

    Dell's computer support is still in India, that's for sure.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    http://www.illwillpress.com/vault.html Tech Support video =)

    sure its a repost but it's still funny
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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  5. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

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    snap some pics of your setup!
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    He has... :search: :lol:
     
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    lol @ dell's tech support sucking.


    They won the award for best support like 3-4years in a row now.
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    bah... I've got a new 27" flat screen tv with a brand new sony 5.1 600 watt surround sound dvd home theater and it only cost $370 total.
    how much did you pay? my system works
    :shrug2:
     
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    Quality dude, quality. HDMI is awe-fucking-some.
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    Until 2006 when HDTV is standardized everywhere, my little setup works just fine.

    BTW, what are all the higher end video connections mentioned above? I'm just using component video outputs.
     
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    [nelson] AH HAH [/nelson]
     
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    "600" watts ehh? just like my pc speakers are 500 watts.

    i've paid a lot... but i have top notch shit, and it sounds and looks fucking awesome. i have NO regrets with spending the kind of money that i did on it.

    TV: Dell 42" plasma w/ built in hd tuner, every input imaginable.
    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/p...en&s=dhs#tabtop

    Receiver: Onkyo SR701 Receiver, THX Select Certified
    http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=TX-SR7...ss=Receiver&p=i

    Speakers: 5.1 Inifinity Primus
    - Center
    C25
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mt88vxhXqG0/c...12100&I=108PC25
    -Sub
    PS10
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mt88vxhXqG0/c...12300&I=108PS10
    Mains:
    Primus 360
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mt88vxhXqG0/c...12000&I=108P360
    Rear Surrounds:
    Primus 150
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mt88vxhXqG0/c...37900&I=108P150

    DVD player:
    Sony DVP-NS975V
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mt88vxhXqG0/c...00&I=158DVP975V


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    steal my shit and i'll break yer neck :)
     
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    jesus christ..i just got a 20 inch flat screen with rca receiver and 5.1, and rca dvd player. walmart special, sounds and looks decent..good enough for me
     
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    no offense at all, but its kinda funny to see that huge tv on an old dining table in a room with a tinyass kids bed. :D
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i got the table from my old work. it was just sitting in my room on its side with the legs off. why spend 400 bucks on a nice glass unit or whatever when i have a table sitting right there? when i get my own place, i'll be using the table as a table, so i'll get something for it then.

    as for my bed- i've had it since i was 4. whatever. i don't sleep with anyone but myself.
     
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    I sense a bit of pretzel logic in this whole thing !


    -> Steve
     
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    I think Palmela Handerson is a wee bit upset at that comment ;)
     
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    Thats one hell of a DVD collection. How many are porn?
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    B, what's your dvd count up to these days?? it looks like my collection!
     
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    you are a DVD whore.


    get out of mama's house already.

    where's pics of the b16 swap? yea I know it just a b16, but you always have some ghetto ass shit hooked up
     
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