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  1. #61

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    Finally......



    Also bought these last week:



    For cheap earbuds they're actually really quite good, comfortable, and have decent sound quality.

    I love JB Hi-Fi, it really is made of awesome. As such I've been there so much they're actually starting to recognise me now...not sure if thats a good thing or not....
    Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick two...

  2. #62

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    Minolta Dynax 404si 35mm SLR:



    Came with a Minolta AF 35-80 lens-got it for $1.

    Also known as the Maxxum STsi in the US.

    Olympus C-350 Zoom camera:



    Only 3.2mp and uses XD memory cards, but for $1 it was a bargin.
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  3. #63

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    where did you get it at such a good price?

  4. #64

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    Got my 2 cameras at a Lifeline shop.
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  5. #65

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    Over the past 2 months since moving houses the home theatre system is slowly coming to fruition.

    Denon 2809 multichannel amp to power a soon to be completed 7:1 setup



    Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors for fronts


    Front speakers driven by Pathos Acoustic Stereo Amp


    Monitor Audio Radius HD centre speaker driven by Denon


    Monitor Audio In Ceiling speakers for rears driven by Denon


    Fairly unique cylindrical shaped subwoofer. Small footprint of 40 cm in diameter but about 100cm tall so it is fairly sizable and does it shake the room.

    SVSound - Cylinder Subwoofers



    Samsung LED LCD


    Shanling CD player


    PS3 for blu-ray


    TivoHD for FTA

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    how you find the shanling CDP? And what IC are you using?

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    Wow-that's going to be a home theatre.
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  8. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekco View Post
    how you find the shanling CDP? And what IC are you using?
    I have had the stereo setup for 4 years + and it has served me well. The shanling is interesting in that it has tube as well as solid state output. The tubes give a beautiful warmth to the music and solid state probably gives better bass definition. I also like that fact that it has tube based headphone output jack which certainly warms up the clinical beast that is the Sennheiser HD 650.

    My only issue with the player is the lid which is quite heavy and when lifted and accidentally knocked would slam down shut. Very occasionally it also refuses the CD on the plate in a fairly random fashion. Paid about 2K for the demo model so was good value. If I was buying today I don't know if I would get a CDP. Buying very little CDs at the moment and using itunes and other online stores more and more. A good hard drive based system with competent DAC might be the way to go.

    For IC I use Nordost Blue Heavens.

  9. #69

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    One of these


    to fix the blinking in one of these.


    Also got some cleaning paste and a security tool to open up my carts and clean them.

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    Mophie Juice Pack Air.

    Makes the phone obese but seems to work well!

  11. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Got this yesterday:
    (Looks at top right of pic...)

    Nice to know I'm not the only console whore around here. I too now have all three. I learned that no matter how many times you tell your other half not to reason why I need three, she will still persist.

    Her - "So what does it do that the others don't?"

    Me - "Not much. It plays Blu Rays."

    Her - "So why do you need it?"

    Me - "I don't need it. I want it. There's no good reason for me to buy a PS3."

    Her - "Does it have different games?"

    Me - "Some, but seriously don't try and use logic. It won't work."

    Her - "So are you getting rid of one of the others?"

    Me - "Nope."

    Her - So why did you get this one."

    Me - "Because I'm a console whore."

    Her - "Huh?"

    Me - "Told you not to try and reason...."

    Anyway, strangely enough, the PS3 does a much better job than the 360 of streaming media from my NAS. The 360 seems to have problems buffering and keeping a connection. The PS3 just picks it up and whacks it out. Nice...

    Got it with Batman and Little Big Planet. And an extra controller. And an HDMI switch box. And a couple of extra cables.

    Hmmm... That $499 was a bit misleading...

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    heh, well for me it's a bit different. My partner actually likes videogames

    I ordered about a dozen games from PlayAsia during their "use a Visa card and get 20% off in-stock titles" sale, so that'll keep me busy. Now I'm thinking about buying an LCD TV and to have the CRT and LCD side-by-side. CRT for SD stuff (like the Wii & TV) and the 720p LCD for HD stuff (360, PS3, HD TV).

    I'll wait for the credit card to cool off from this latest rampage before splurging on an LCD. The CRT handles the PS3 really well - Sony fixed the resolutions issues I had on the PS3 I purchased about 18 months ago. Dunno if it's software or hardware related though.

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    Oh, and I forgot the Blu Rays I bought from Amazon too... Close Encounters, Wall-E, 2001, Blade Runner, No Country for Old Men and Casino Royale... We've got a projector hooked up to all three consoles and have a couple of oversized beanbags on the floor so at least she likes our little home theatre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsCheap View Post
    Oh, and I forgot the Blu Rays I bought from Amazon too... Close Encounters, Wall-E, 2001, Blade Runner, No Country for Old Men and Casino Royale... We've got a projector hooked up to all three consoles and have a couple of oversized beanbags on the floor so at least she likes our little home theatre!

    Up there on my all time fav's list for sure!

    The door lock flying across the room......

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    $147 in JBhifi, didn't think was a bad price.

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    Nice! Was considering grabbing another one. They must be getting ready to start selling the 1.5/2TB ones.. fingers crossed for a quick price drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minkey View Post
    I know you were looking at the new Kogan 2.0, what swayed you to the PS3, is it worth the extra cash?

    I don't really game, but I constantly hear that the PS3 is the best value Blu-Ray player on the market.

    I've got $200 with of Westfield vouchers, which would make it about a $300 outlay for the PS3 about the same price as the Kogan. Do I pull the trigger?

    Michael
    IMHO no Blu-ray player is good value unless it's region unlocked and can play all imported Blu-ray discs, mainly from the US. Most Panasonic's can now be fully region unlocked (DVD and Blu-ray) so I'd consider them best value (and best quality).

    Is the PS3 still region locked for DVD's as well?

    BTW the Kogan 2.0 player is no longer all-region like 1.0 was...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozron View Post
    Is the PS3 still region locked for DVD's as well?

    BTW the Kogan 2.0 player is no longer all-region like 1.0 was...
    Yep, the PS3 is locked for DVDs and Blu-Ray
    Funny thing is - games aren't region locked! I can buy them from asia for half the price and play them here.

    And bummer about that Kogan player - I was interested in that

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    ^ can you flash / hack it?

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    just ordered a couple of t-shirts from yesterday's Threadless $9 sale (09/09/09). i usually grab half a dozen every month or two from them. too addicted!


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