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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,491
    carnaught said:

    @graphicguy, your system sounds awesome. In these days of being home bound, you deserve it and should really enjoy it!


    Thanks! Assembled and maintained over a series of years. You can really go over the top, way over what my set up is.
    ab348 said:

    @graphicguy good luck with that new receiver. I had never heard of 13.2 sound formats before, but I don't pay much attention to that sort of thing these days.

    One thing I noticed in looking at all the different receivers they have on offer is that none of the manufacturers (at least the ones they carry) seem to have progressed very much in the display department - all of them have the same blue dot-matrix LED displays they had 20 years ago. I would have figured that by now they would have adopted the same sort of color graphic displays that automakers use in the the instument cluster.

    lol! So true. You’d think dot matrix displays would be long gone by now. But, the UI on these current receivers for set up are worlds better than what was on my old receiver.
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,819
    @graphicguy
    You made a smart choice letting the old Pioneer. Good luck with the Denon, that is a serious piece!!

    As for the display, most of the deep menus are on the on screen display so the actual one on the receiver isn’t used all that much.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    I an't even remember the last time I fired up the receiver and the big speakers on the set up in the family room. We just listen to the speakers on the TV. If I even try to turn up the sound the wife just complains so have to turn it down. Also why the ELS in the RDX is overkill. she won't ever turn the volume over about 7 without complaining it is too loud.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,819
    Not my wife. She gives all the systems a workout.

    When she is cleaning or doing things around the house we are bumpin’. Lol

    At the campground the neighbor was like, what gear are you running in there and how do you have the room? I showed him my slim subwoofer and how I wired it all up.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    tjc78 said:

    Not my wife. She gives all the systems a workout.

    When she is cleaning or doing things around the house we are bumpin’. Lol

    At the campground the neighbor was like, what gear are you running in there and how do you have the room? I showed him my slim subwoofer and how I wired it all up.

    just now she was in the dining room working on a puzzle with the princess, and I was in the back family room with TV on, and started watching some YouTube videos (JR and Hoovie). she eventually wandered in to say I need to use headphones because she could hear it in the other room. If I ever tried to crank up the tunes or a movie, it would not end well.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,776
    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    Not my wife. She gives all the systems a workout.

    When she is cleaning or doing things around the house we are bumpin’. Lol

    At the campground the neighbor was like, what gear are you running in there and how do you have the room? I showed him my slim subwoofer and how I wired it all up.

    just now she was in the dining room working on a puzzle with the princess, and I was in the back family room with TV on, and started watching some YouTube videos (JR and Hoovie). she eventually wandered in to say I need to use headphones because she could hear it in the other room. If I ever tried to crank up the tunes or a movie, it would not end well.
    Same here.

    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,462
    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    Not my wife. She gives all the systems a workout.

    When she is cleaning or doing things around the house we are bumpin’. Lol

    At the campground the neighbor was like, what gear are you running in there and how do you have the room? I showed him my slim subwoofer and how I wired it all up.

    just now she was in the dining room working on a puzzle with the princess, and I was in the back family room with TV on, and started watching some YouTube videos (JR and Hoovie). she eventually wandered in to say I need to use headphones because she could hear it in the other room. If I ever tried to crank up the tunes or a movie, it would not end well.
    In my case it is selective....probably the same would have happened if I was doing what you are doing....but if I clearly said "I will be playing tennis tomorrow" I will get "Why didn't you tell me that before"?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,648
    A receiver will be next on my list after the 75"-85" tv and 4K BD plater. I need eARC to get more than 5.1 from the streaming services on the TV.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    edited July 6
    I guess he $429 TCL 65” 4K UHD Roku built in TV at BJs won’t impress you? The fancy new model LG 65” was a steep $629.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 164,292
    edited July 6
    stickguy said:

    I guess he $429 TCL 65” 4K UHD Roku built in TV at BJs won’t impress you? The fancy new model LG 65” was a steep $629.

    60" LG 4K at Target in April: $399

    My wife wanted a smart TV in the lower level, so she could stream Planet Fitness exercise videos. ;)

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,489
    I have the 55" TCL Roku 4K UHD set. It is fine for the money I paid. I'm sure there are better ones around but as a value purchase it can't be beat.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,776
    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,256
    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓

    2020 Mercedes E450 4MATIC Sedan

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,491
    edited July 6

    A receiver will be next on my list after the 75"-85" tv and 4K BD plater. I need eARC to get more than 5.1 from the streaming services on the TV.

    RB....eARC (enhanced audio return channel for the uninitiated) made a huge difference in the sound quality. Netflix is now streaming some Dolby Atmos content. I suspect other streaming services will follow.

    Watched this 4K IMAX disk last night....sound and picture were astonishing....

    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,491
    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.



    A big moth???????
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,630
    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Polyphemus moth. Very common in the Midwest. They’re not a problem, so enjoy the weirdness!
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,739
    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    I’ll pick up the quarter but not that other thing. :'(

    jmonroe
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,840
    I was going to say 'A blood sucking alien playing dead to draw you in closer'.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, TBD
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,462
    I was going to say it was a grain of sand (you said it was the thing next to the quarter :p ), but, these guys really know their moths. Here is an official picture;

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    Looks like toy put googly eyes on that thing.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,462
    I see 2 frowning faces.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,776

    I was going to say 'A blood sucking alien playing dead to draw you in closer'.

    LOL. That's what I thought at first.

    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,739
    driver100 said:

    I see 2 frowning faces.

    I see a hand that’s going to swell up and fall off.

    jmonroe


  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,776
    suydam said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Polyphemus moth. Very common in the Midwest. They’re not a problem, so enjoy the weirdness!
    Thanks. I never saw a moth that big before. It freaked me out a little.

    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,027
    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,630
    No this isn’t a harmful moth.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,421
    Last month the Ohio Department of Agriculture began aerial spraying SPLAT GM-O to disrupt gypsy moth mating.
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    I wouldn't worry about any ill effects from SPLAT which was explained in a 2017 article published by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences:

    "The process is akin to spraying a lot of a certain perfume in a large area with a lot of women, say a Justin Bieber concert. A man is stymied as he tries to find his girlfriend who wears that perfume. Everywhere he can smell the perfume, so he can’t possibly zero in on her. The romance is off, save for the slim chance he’ll run into her in the crowd on his way to the bathroom or to the parking lot."
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,739

    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.

    Can’t wait to hear what @imidazol97 calls you after that accusation.😫

    jmonroe

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,175
    venture said:

    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    Not my wife. She gives all the systems a workout.

    When she is cleaning or doing things around the house we are bumpin’. Lol

    At the campground the neighbor was like, what gear are you running in there and how do you have the room? I showed him my slim subwoofer and how I wired it all up.

    just now she was in the dining room working on a puzzle with the princess, and I was in the back family room with TV on, and started watching some YouTube videos (JR and Hoovie). she eventually wandered in to say I need to use headphones because she could hear it in the other room. If I ever tried to crank up the tunes or a movie, it would not end well.
    Same here.
    Ditto

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,175

    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.
    I believe the Japanese word for that moth is, "MOTHRA".

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,006
    darn ... houdini kinda beat me to it. Was about to say "you are all wrong, it is Mothra after the government took their top-secret shrink ray to it."

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,648
    stickguy said:

    I guess he $429 TCL 65” 4K UHD Roku built in TV at BJs won’t impress you? The fancy new model LG 65” was a steep $629.

    Right now I'm looking at the 75" Sony 950H.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,462
    houdini1 said:

    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.
    I believe the Japanese word for that moth is, "MOTHRA".

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,462
    fezo said:

    Man, you go away for 73,000 posts and...

    Not actually that much to report. I think I still have the same cars.

    Who'd have figured that in my late 60s I'd be in as good health as I've ever been?

    We had one adult daughter move back in due to Covid and added to the animal population here.

    On the car-related front, my mechanic is trying to put me in a Mazdaspeed 3. I'm game for that. The problem is that he doesn't own it. A woman maybe in her 80s has it and hates it. He keeps on trying to convince her to sell it and get something she likes but she won't do it. Stay tuned. If I got it it'd be replacing the Miata. Since one of the issues from the transplant is developing skin cancers (3 so far) some of the convertible magic wears off. Stay tuned.

    Were it to come through we'd have 3 Mazdas all in the same color - Soul Red. The Miata is green.

    fezo said:

    Man, you go away for 73,000 posts and...

    Were it to come through we'd have 3 Mazdas all in the same color - Soul Red. The Miata is green.

    Cry a lot and tell her you need her 3 red ones to have a matching set.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,175
    qbrozen said:

    darn ... houdini kinda beat me to it. Was about to say "you are all wrong, it is Mothra after the government took their top-secret shrink ray to it."

    Could be one of Mothra's offsping. Be very afraid, watch the sky !!

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,027
    jmonroe1 said:

    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.

    Can’t wait to hear what @imidazol97 calls you after that accusation.😫

    jmonroe

    Well, he could damage an Oak by running that big boat into it, sooooooo....

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    so Locusts and tropical rains isn't enough, now we are getting Japanese movie monsters in real life? Somehow, based on 2020 so far, I believe it.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,027
    fezo said:

    Man, you go away for 73,000 posts and...

    Not actually that much to report. I think I still have the same cars.

    Who'd have figured that in my late 60s I'd be in as good health as I've ever been?

    We had one adult daughter move back in due to Covid and added to the animal population here.

    On the car-related front, my mechanic is trying to put me in a Mazdaspeed 3. I'm game for that. The problem is that he doesn't own it. A woman maybe in her 80s has it and hates it. He keeps on trying to convince her to sell it and get something she likes but she won't do it. Stay tuned. If I got it it'd be replacing the Miata. Since one of the issues from the transplant is developing skin cancers (3 so far) some of the convertible magic wears off. Stay tuned.

    Were it to come through we'd have 3 Mazdas all in the same color - Soul Red. The Miata is green.

    What dishonest salesperson conned an 80 year old to buy a speed3?

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,840
    edited July 6
    @fezo,
    So, is the chicken done yet?

    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, TBD
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,739
    houdini1 said:

    abacomike said:

    venture said:

    Does anyone know what this is? I put a quarter beside it.


    Moth - maybe a Gypsy Moth. Delectable in some cultures.🤓
    I was going to say Gypsy Moth but that’s too big. Good thing too as those GMs can devastate your Oak trees.
    I believe the Japanese word for that moth is, "MOTHRA".
    I know a neighborhood that would call it a Big Mother...

    jmonroe

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,055
    Lol. My current beverage...
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,906
    nice can. High octane brew too.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,027

    I’m having a colonoscopy tomorrow, so I’ve been on clear liquids all day today. To keep myself occupied I decided to try my hand at replacing the seeping VANOS Oil Line. Shop booked it at 1.5-2 hours of labor plus the part ($31). I knocked it out in 45 minutes which included wrestling with the air box for a few minutes.

    Turns out someone had been in there before with this part because the lower connection had the crush washers installed incorrectly and it was a huge oily mess. Anyway, I cleaned it up, properly installed it and buttoned it back up. Test drive after and no leak at either end. Successful mission.

    You were doing auto repairs between trips to the bathroom? You da’ man!

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,995
    Haha. No. That starts in about 20 minutes.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,940
    @28firefighter are you on the low volume prep or a high volume prep?

    I had to pay some to get the lower quantity prep under my insurance plan instead of the gallon
    of stuff to drink in two sittings, but it was worth every dollar not gagging on the huge volume
    I had to drink every half hour if I recall the timing 3 years ago correctly.

    Hoping they don't find anything to worry about during your procedure.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,995
    This is my 11th in 14 years. I have a GI condition so I have to get routine screening every 12-18 months for that and colon cancer. No biggie.

    I’m doing osomoprep pills. 4 pills every 15 minutes for an hour with 8 ozs of liquid each go. I do that regimen twice - one tonight and one at 3am.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,421
    "This is my 11th in 14 years."
    Ok, now You da’ man!
    Seriously good luck and hope all goes well.
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,006

    This is my 11th in 14 years. I have a GI condition so I have to get routine screening every 12-18 months for that and colon cancer. No biggie.

    I’m doing osomoprep pills. 4 pills every 15 minutes for an hour with 8 ozs of liquid each go. I do that regimen twice - one tonight and one at 3am.

    I'm in a similar boat, but I have avoided going in for a procedure for a long time now. Doc has been hounding me.

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

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