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    Say I wanted to record documentarys, can it do anything automatically ?
    I dunno, might live without a DVR, hardly anything worth watching nowadays.



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    Had to fix my Muteki !

    It's always on with the TV and noticed today that it wasn't when I went to bore myself with episode 8 of Iron Fist.
    Turned it on, it clicked a bit, then 'Protection' on the display and turn off, noooooo !

    Pulled top off and was about to start measuring offsets and bias currents and noticed a little patch of white corrosion around Q405, I thought maybe gekko poop but it was pure white, slightly fluffy and we have had a week of nearly constant rain.
    Dust picks up moisture and starts corrosion.
    Gave it a scrub with a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol and it came up spotless as per photo, better yet, no more 'protection'.


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    Note to self: If Amp doesn't work, check for Gecko poop first THEN corrosion. Got it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoevo View Post
    Note to self: If Amp doesn't work, check for Gecko poop first THEN corrosion. Got it.


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    Lost a video card due to a mouse pee, I always make sure I have all the rear slots covered now.
    Card was horizontal in the tower and it piddled right where the card entered the edge connector, it corroded some tracks, destroying the card and damaged the edge connector.

    Gekkos are everywhere at times, I have counted 30 from the couch at one time, a half dozen in the room and up to 12 outside on a single window, not as bad as Darwin but getting close.

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    there are more on the bottom too..

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    Default Home theatre

    TLDR, stuck a system in bedroom, love it, watching 'history of the eagles' atm.

    Decided to hunt for a bedroom system cause it sucks moving from the lounge with Sony 7.2 to the bedroom with Aldi 0.03 (cheap tv audio). I went into a pawnbrokers and saw a sony av amp a few days ago, got me thinking.

    On a mission, midnight checked gumtree and wrote down numbers ..
    the problem, to buy an Amp, then speakers .. or a whole system .. or speakers then an amp. gumtree time.
    Looked at 5.1 and even 7.2 systems, all far too big for a bedroom, speakers though a little 5.1.set of Wharfedales turned my head for $200.

    edit: this setup https://www.ecoustics.com/products/w...-loudspeakers/

    No hate online only love for them so after a 10am phone call within the hour they were in my car.
    brand new house in brand new estate behind helensvale shopping centre, kindy aged kid running amok, they paid $1200 in cairns but new house had ceiling audio, no haggling gave her full price as it seemed well fair to me .. plus I asked if she wanted to haggle and she honestly looked heartbroken. So I just laughed and gave her the cash.
    By brand new house, I mean maybe a week old, half the houses were open homes .. house was empty I think apart from a bed.

    Dropped in the cash place and bought the amp on the way home, I got 2 days warranty lol, might take it back tomorrow, it had HDMI but no ARC audio, I have it connected to tv via optical and HDMI and despite no ARC audio the CEC is working and the tv remote controls the amp power and volume. Also no usb or bluetooth and the calibration microphone is missing.. oh its a Sony STR-DH700, paid $150 but I reckon I can find better for $100 if I get off my butt.

    But the audio .. damn its awesome I think, only watched a bit of 'Bright', played some spotify pink floyd and now this Eagles doco cause it was the most musical thing I could see searching netflix for 'music' and when Hotel California comes on I act a bit like the Desperado guy on Seinfeldt.
    .. oo Joe Ealsh is being introduced to the band..

    On the opening credits for the doco they play an arcapello harmony in the studio and its like sitting in the middle of the studio with em.

    I placed the speakers around my bed centered even though the TV is on my right, my room is wide so the keft and rights are level with the foot of the bed, about a metre from the bed and a metre from the walls behind them.
    Centre is on a bookshelf 2m from the foot of the bed,
    rears are mounted on the wall backing the top of the bed.

    Damn this is one directional system but it makes my muteki system sound like its underwater, this one is bright and clear but maybe a little flat on the low end, bass is ok, was kicking the wall on gunshots in Bright but maybe that 400Hz range is a bit lacking yet. I just set the left and right speakers to 'small' but thats it for setup so far.
    Crossover on sub not seeming to do much but I am plugged into the amps sub line out, the amp might be doing the majority of the sub filtering.

    Not sure if I have the settings right cause I am getting all voice to the centre only. Also need to muck around with delays I think,
    I wantbto get a wall of sound from the front instead of an obvious 3 speakers.

    oh cool .. Joe Walsh playing Rocky zmountain way, damn thats a bit of an odd feeling, the rear speakers are playing like physical guitar sounds, like fingers on frets and strings and tapping the wood, the fronts are the rest of the band, the centre is vocals and my head on the wall is like resting it on the kick drum,

    Best $350 ever.

    Edit2: Hotel California live largely uninterrupted at around 1:26 in the netflix doco.
    I was in heaven.



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