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Nothing on SyFy is worth watching except Star Trek re-runs. tongue.gif

And I've never seen Dr Who (the British version) air on the BBC channel I get...redface.gif

What about the SyFy Original Movies? It doesn't get any better than that! 700

An essential part of any Saturday evening....lol

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What about the SyFy Original Movies? It doesn't get any better than that! 700


An essential part of any Saturday evening....lol





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700

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700



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Okay I'll stop and behave now. redface.gif

Also while I've got you here (and yes this is MASSIVELY unrelated, but anything is better than SyFy Original Movies) - could you compare/contrast those trendy whizbang JVCs with the KTX Pro? ksc75smile.gif
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Also while I've got you here (and yes this is MASSIVELY unrelated, but anything is better than SyFy Original Movies) - could you compare/contrast those trendy whizbang JVCs with the KTX Pro? ksc75smile.gif

I'll get back to you in a little while.wink.gif

 

Edit....any chance you have any of the same DAPs that I do, for the sake of the comparison? Source/amp wise I am all portable gear.


Edited by Achmedisdead - 1/12/13 at 7:06am
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Also while I've got you here (and yes this is MASSIVELY unrelated, but anything is better than SyFy Original Movies) - could you compare/contrast those trendy whizbang JVCs with the KTX Pro? ksc75smile.gif

I had to dig the KTX out, I haven't used them in a while. They're not the best fit on my head, so it takes a second and I have to make sure the tiny little earpads are placed correctly on my ears.

 

So....they're both enjoyable headphones that are great bang-for-the-buck deals.

 

Going A/B on them, some things worth noting....throughout the range, from upper mids down to electronica level bass,  the Koss seem a little more veiled less clear than the JVC...the only  analogy that seems to describe it is if they were engines, similar powerband but the JVC is built to tighter tolerances/higher compression and so has that little bit more to give.

 

Out of the box, it would have been a much closer matchup.....I was always skeptical about burn-in but the JVC's certainly did settle down and open up after about 100 hours of this on high volume repeat.....

 

 

Note....I'm running the stock pads on mine. I do have a set of velours that I'll bring out in the summer, but sticking with stock now. If you go through the appreciation thread you'll lose your mind if you go through the bazillion pad mods they've all tried...lol. I'm sure many of them have spent more on pads than the actual headphones by now....blink.gif

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Hrm - very interesting. I've been curious about them based on all of the glowing reviews, but skeptical...based on all of the glowing reviews. ph34r.gif

Thanks.

Also - we lurv ASOT!
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Which JVCs are y'all talking about? "whiz-bang" doesn't seem to be in the JVC catalog... tongue.gif

You don't get Dr. Who?
http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/
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Which JVCs are y'all talking about? "whiz-bang" doesn't seem to be in the JVC catalog... tongue.gif

 

1000

 

The HA-S500.

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You don't get Dr. Who?
http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/

Investigated - looked up schedule, lots of Top Gear, Trek TNG (okay these two by themselves might have me favoriting this channel on the STB), and a bunch of crap I don't recognize. I don't see Dr Who anywhere in the line-up though. A ton of this "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" show, and "The Graham Norton Show" (basically whenever Top Gear isn't playing). I looked like four days out, found one episode of Dr Who that will run at a weird time. Seriously wtf man. I feel like I'm getting the buster version of the already buster version of BBC that Americans get. redface.gif
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Investigated - looked up schedule, lots of Top Gear, Trek TNG (okay these two by themselves might have me favoriting this channel on the STB), and a bunch of crap I don't recognize. I don't see Dr Who anywhere in the line-up though. A ton of this "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" show, and "The Graham Norton Show" (basically whenever Top Gear isn't playing). I looked like four days out, found one episode of Dr Who that will run at a weird time. Seriously wtf man. I feel like I'm getting the buster version of the already buster version of BBC that Americans get. redface.gif

I have Dr. Who every weekday at 7 AM Pacific plus I can grab it off video on demand. I guess DirecTV does do some things right... wink.gif
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Im watching TG Korea (with eng sub) again and it really isnt bad compared to TG Aus and TG US ^^  The production value is done well. However nothing can beat TG UK (speaking of which, when are they airing the christmas special?)


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Im watching TG Korea (with eng sub) again and it really isnt bad compared to TG Aus and TG US ^^  The production value is done well. However nothing can beat TG UK (speaking of which, when are they airing the christmas special?)

 

I've heard rumors that it will be the first episode back.

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Many things... One being a package that arrived yesterday, by US Post even though I specified FedEx 2 day confused.gif . At any rate, it's my new BD player, an Oppo BDP-105 (region free, no nanny-business). This is a monster, like the Godzilla of video sources. It starts most BDs as fast as DVDs. eek.gif Plus it streams every media source known to man and is an awesome SACD/Red book transport. Blimey. Oppo is the benchmark whereby all others are measured, no question.



For those who don't want/need the massive PS, USB-in, or triple-precision 32-bit DACs, the BDP-103 is a better choice. Yes, that s more than retail, but they do all the work for you, offer lifetime updates, and are great dudes to deal with for warranty service. smily_headphones1.gif If you're like me and have tons of discs from all over the globe, it's worth it, trust me.


I'm trying to remember, but there was one Sci-Fi original that was very good, shockingly good. It was a kind of remake of I Am Legend, but from a monster's perspective. Low production values for effects, but a good script and decent acting.


In cars, I'd been working a deal for a Saleen S7 for weeks, but the seller was dodgy and it fell through. I'd been looking for a cool car to sort of take the top spot as a collectible. Well, a seller I was chatting with stepped forward with an answer. A Heffner bi-turbo Ford GT, one of the handful that were taken by them as new and completely rebuilt. It's the sister to the GT that set the 1 mile speed record (>266mph). Not as extreme, since it still has creature comforts and isn't stripped to the bone (still lighter than stock by 400lbs), it does have the same Billet turbos, intercoolers, and fuel system, tuned to a more sedate 30psi of boost (rather than 40, which requires 110 octane fuel), and is completely variable for pump gas and E85. 1000whp @30psi (100oct and E85), 820whp @20psi (92oct), 320whp in "valet" mode (no boost). Yeah, it supposedly has the bhp/torque numbers of a Koenigsegg Agera R, with the same weight. Neat looking.

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Never heard of BDP-105 - how is it different from BDP-95?

And with SyFy, one or two of their miniseries have been okay, and I liked Riverworld a lot, but by and large - blegh.
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