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How to fix the LOUD and the quiet on my TV?

When I watch a movie on my TV, the audio is very LOUD and the dialogue is often quiet. I have to turn up the volume--way up--to hear dialogue and then BAM! An action scene with lots of explosions and heavy music forces me to turn it way down. The constant switching drives me nuts! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 30, 2013 - 9 answers

DVDs play in 4:3 aspect ratio on new digital TV

When I play DVDs on my new digital TV, they still show up in the old 4:3 aspect ratio. What is the best way to change this? [more inside]
posted by massysett on Apr 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

I Want My M(ini)TV

My friend is looking to replace her TV. She wants a very stylish/elegant small flat screen TV with built in DVD player, HDTV. Price is open (well not that open). [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Mar 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for an HDTV with built-in DVD and Netflix streaming.

Lazyweb: Anyone have an HDTV that has both Netflix streaming and a dvd player built-in? Are you happy with it? I'm interested in sets with only the streaming feature too, I have a spare DVD player and might want to upgrade to blu-ray in the future anyhow... [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jan 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me design a new home entertainment system.

My old tube television has died a terrible sputtering death. Help me get over my sense of loss by assisting me in replacing it with a new HD television and entertainment system. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Nov 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Bigger without Blurrier

How can I get a DVD movie to fill (at least one axis of) my screen without compromising the picture quality? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Nov 20, 2009 - 16 answers

iTunes file or Blu-Ray?

I'm interested in picking up The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration, but which version? [more inside]
posted by GamblingBlues on Feb 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Is there a DVD test disc that can display multiple resolutions simultaneously?

Are there test DVDs that can display multiple resolutions simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on Jan 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Upscaling DVD player that's region-hackable?

Looking for a region-free (or region-free-able) DVD player with upconvert for $100 US. I'd also just like to go to Best Buy or wherever (in the US) and pick it up this weekend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 20, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I see closed captions from DVDs on my HDTV?

I've got an upconverting DVD player hooked up to an HDTV via an HDMI cable. I can't get the closed captions to display at all, and I know I'm not the only person to have this problem. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 6, 2008 - 7 answers

HDMI, Upconvert, 1080i, What is all this stuff?

I want to buy my mother a new DVD player for her birthday/mother's day. She wants one that can record VHS to DVD. When I went on Amazon to look for such a thing, there were an overwhelming number of possibilities. Can you help explain to me what some of the features are? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on May 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Software-only Upscaling?

How can I "upscale" DVD/DivX video on my Windows PC and display it on the HDTV I've got setup as a second monitor? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Mar 26, 2008 - 7 answers

I need a new DVD player.

Is there such a thing as a future-proof DVD player? My roommate just moved out and took his DVD player with him. So I need to visit the local big box electronics store to pick up a new one. I'd like something that's built to last, can upsample standard DVDs and that can handle one or both of the new HD formats. What should I purchase? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 15, 2007 - 20 answers

Long-distance Digital Audio

Audiofilter: What is the cheapest way to get pure digital sound from a computer 10~15 feet away from a surround sound system? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Aug 1, 2005 - 5 answers

HD DVD Playback via a Computer

I'm running DVI out of my PC into HDMI on my HDTV, but I'm wondering how to playback DVD movies in 1080i... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Jun 27, 2005 - 4 answers

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