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Comment Re:I Would Rather Go To Theatres (Score 1) 337

I live in a college town... there are three choices for theatres the one in the mall that's over run with children and never plays anything I'm interested in, the one near the college that's always packed with college students, and the one across town where the highschool kids hang out.

The one the highschool kids hang out at is a newly remodeled theatre with comfortable reclining seats $12 a ticket and $5 for a bottled water, by far the nicest but mostly teens. None of the theatres serve beer in my state.

Comment Re:I Would Rather Go To Theatres (Score 3, Insightful) 337

I don't usually go to the theatre, I can skip the experience of waiting in line and paying outrageous concession prices only to be disappointed that I keep missing parts of the movie because groups of teenagers keep standing up in front of me, walking in and out, and horse playing.

Comment Re:A perfect Christmas gift... (Score 1) 188

You put up the stack with the volume adjusted to use like a monitor then pump the big sound out the PA away from you and toward the audience this works in medium and small venues.

I used to play a re-issued crate combo tube /w spring reverb, etc... and I would stand with a foot on it a lot because I couldn't hear it over the crowd sometimes.

Comment Re:A perfect Christmas gift... (Score 1) 188

I used to have a beautiful zenith console stereo from the 60s AM/FM turntable real nice wood finish I think it was walnut. It was tube and that thing sounded amazing... after it was destroyed in a flood in the early 90s I bought an expensive pioneer modular setup that just plain sucked, it would sound distorted if you added any volume to it.

Comment Re:A perfect Christmas gift... (Score 1) 188

I've had equipment that was built similarly mostly in the 80s and early 90s and they were nice but there is a difference between quality 5/8 MDF and crap particle board, plastic, or even poorly assembled 3/8 or 3/16 mdf. There is also a different between studio monitors and a guitar stack and PA cabinets.

Comment Re:A perfect Christmas gift... (Score 1) 188

I have cheap Cort that I practice and just play around with. My regular guitar is a Godin Artisan ST not one of the cherry burst it's just plain wood finish. When I was picking it out I had played a lot of different guitars and they all sounded different even others of that model since it's made from real wood. It wasn't my first choice that was by an Italian luthier semi-hollow electric and far out of my price range but damn it sounded amazing.

Comment Re:A perfect Christmas gift... (Score 3, Insightful) 188

I really miss speakers that are made with real wood enclosures they sounded so much fuller, crisper, and bigger. Then again I have a tube stack with a 4x12 oak slant back offset classic and greenback Celestions that sounds like it's a crisp 300 watts (it's only 200) compared to the new stuff anyway.

Comment Re:DUH! (Score 1) 67

I don't have cable TV the options I use in order is (a) Netflix (no commercials) (b) Channel Streams (with ads) (c) buy the dvd (or redbox I do this a lot for movies) or paid stream (d) I don't really care enough to want to watch it.

(b) has plenty of options available on the roku if you can find the good ones buried in the random garbage

Comment Re:DUH! (Score 3, Interesting) 67

I'm sure that other companies have already figured out that free and legal streams offer an addition avenue for advertising look at CW they have a lot of their current content provided as a free stream with ads then when it goes to netflix or dvd at the begging of the next season they take down the old content.

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