Saturday, July 15, 2006

Audio Overhaul and HD-DVD

Well it has been a long time since we posted but there is big news at the SPOT. Last week we added an RCA HDV5000 HD-DVD player. The picture is fantastic! It also upconverts so well that I don't use the Oppo anymore. There are only two problems. First, it now means that I will be spending money on HD-DVD's because the SD versions just don't cut it anymore. We also joined NetFlix so that we could review the HD versions before we buy them.

Secondly, now that the video is so awesome it was time to upgrade the audio. The Infinity SM120's had served me well for 10 years, but it was time to upgrade. As luck would have it, Definitive Tech was having a warehouse sale this week. I was able to pick up a pair of BP70001SC front speakers and BPX surrounds for half the MSRP. It was too good to pass up and worth every penny. The fronts are in place and the room has been equalized, but the surrounds have not been mounted yet. I will do that next week. I still need to pick up a new center, probably the CLR2500, but that will have to wait for another day.

Last night we watched Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black in HD. I enjoy both of these films very much, with PB being my favorite of the two. Tonight will be our first showing with the new equipment to a couple of friends from Baltimore.

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