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Old 02-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Well, I just spent the whole day installing a new DVD. But by doing it myself I was able to fix (or better) the manufacture aspects of the entertainment center. I had an RCA DVD that I replaced with a Sony DVD. To say the least I had to figure out the RCA plugs configuration as there were not as many plugs in the new unit. The last one started skipping as stopping and I was told that the heat in the compartment plays heck on the units, all of them. So while everything was apart, VCR, DVD, Satalite, and switching unit I intalled at the top a 4" cooling fan to ventalate the center. I used a spring switch that turns on the fan with the door swinging up. I always leave this door open when I use the center anyway so now the fan comes on at the same time. I can actually feel the heat coming out of the units after they have been on for a while. I spent some time on modifying the plastic face to fit the new components. All in all it workes great with new sound and looks. I also still get surround with both the VCR and of course the DVD as that is where the surround sound is based from. Oh, the new unit has a new addition to the sound as it has a night phase with the surround so as not to have to keep your neighbors up and you can still have good quality sound at a lower level. I also removed all those staples and replaced with real screws.
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Well, I just spent the whole day installing a new DVD. But by doing it myself I was able to fix (or better) the manufacture aspects of the entertainment center. I had an RCA DVD that I replaced with a Sony DVD. To say the least I had to figure out the RCA plugs configuration as there were not as many plugs in the new unit. The last one started skipping as stopping and I was told that the heat in the compartment plays heck on the units, all of them. So while everything was apart, VCR, DVD, Satalite, and switching unit I intalled at the top a 4" cooling fan to ventalate the center. I used a spring switch that turns on the fan with the door swinging up. I always leave this door open when I use the center anyway so now the fan comes on at the same time. I can actually feel the heat coming out of the units after they have been on for a while. I spent some time on modifying the plastic face to fit the new components. All in all it workes great with new sound and looks. I also still get surround with both the VCR and of course the DVD as that is where the surround sound is based from. Oh, the new unit has a new addition to the sound as it has a night phase with the surround so as not to have to keep your neighbors up and you can still have good quality sound at a lower level. I also removed all those staples and replaced with real screws.
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Sounds good Bob anything is an improvement over mfg set ups. Did you reuse the surround sys spks that came with MH? When I install a Sony DVD sys couldn't put receiver in cabinet placed on shelf over dog house. ENJOY "007"
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Did you reuse the surround sys spks that came with MH? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No way, I even changed position with the new ones to not be behind other cabenits. We sat last night and just watched movies with a lot of sound effects. Went from 200 watts to 600. Overkill but great! I figure I have 70% lose of hearing and with the extra power I'm still down about 30%.
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i did a 175 cheapee unit 600w too
hardest was running wires to speakers
all done took 30 hours with new wires 6 speakers, new unit, new tv, bill
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