Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Anthem gear

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, California
    Posts
    6,145

    Default

    Rick, I wish there was a easy way to compare pre/pros. I have the Sherwood/Newcastle P-965, and there have been reports that it can compete sonically with the AVM20. If so, I would love to hear it for myself.

    -curtis

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Curtis, is there an Anthem dealer near you who'd
    let you audition an AVM30? I have only heard good
    things about the P-965. You're welcome to bring yours
    over for a shootout. The only difficult part is last
    month I moved to Phoenix! But you and yours could swing
    by and hang out by my pool while we did some listening.
    Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? Maybe you should...[8D]

    Rick

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    I just went to Sherwoods website. The P965 is indeed
    a nice pre/pro! I'm especially interested in this feature...

    Digitally Re-Masters PCM to 192 /24

    How does this sound? This seems similiar to what the D1 does
    on ALL digital sources, including DD and DTS. That was a big
    selling point for me, but at $5000, it was just too pricey.

    Rick

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, California
    Posts
    6,145

    Default

    To be honest, I have not done any real critical comparing, I can't tell if it makes a difference or not, but I leave it turned on.

    So all your gear is now in Arizona? I am actually going to be close to Riverside on Friday.

    -curtis

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Oh man, you just missed me! Yeah, all my stuff is
    in Arizona now. But if you're gonna be near Riverside,
    just keep going! You'll hit Palm Springs and then, just
    a few hours later, you're in Phoenix! You'll know because
    there's all this cactus and stuff...

    The Integra DPS 10.5 universal player I got has a cool feature
    (speaking of upsampling). It'll take external video sources
    (like VHS or LD via S-video or composite), digitizes it,
    de-interlaces it, and scales it to the display in the digital
    domain. It outputs it via component. I'm using a plasma, so
    this is a GREAT feature for my laserdisc collection! I'm still
    playing around with the whole system, so I'm not sure it outputs
    progressive video via HDMI yet. The manual is a little murky,
    to say the least....

    Rick

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, California
    Posts
    6,145

    Default

    I used to date a girl in Riverside many many years ago. One of my best friends just moved to Temecula with his family and is a professor at UCR. I am meeting him at Green River for golf on Friday.

    That is a cool feature on the Integra universal. Needless to say, you have some pretty cool electronics all the way around!

    HDMI is a digital interface...shouldn't it be progressive?

    -curtis

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    It should output progressive. All logic says it should.
    The manual says all resolutions output through HDMI are interlaced.
    But the manual is anything but clear on a lot of points.
    I haven't got my 42" plasma yet, so i can't test it[]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    BTW, Anthem is going to implement something similar
    on all their pre/pros in an upgrade due around the end
    of the year...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, California
    Posts
    6,145

    Default

    NICE!

    No hardware upgrades for the P-965...just firmware.

    Question: What pushed you to plasma?

    -curtis

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    158

    Default

    It's all about the picture, baby!!

    Actually, I'm going with EDTV vs. HDTV because
    my home theater is exclusively for prerecorded
    material. I wanted the resoulution of the display
    to be as close as possible to DVD's without making
    standard definition signals look poor, which I
    understand is a danger with hi-def plasmas/ projectors
    etc. Besides, EDTV was a LOT cheaper...[]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •