Introduction from France

Dom Haerpfer

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Focal Aria 936
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Focal Aria CC900
Surround Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Surround Back Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Front Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Rear Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Subwoofers
Jamo Sub 660
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Sony OLED AF8 (65 inch)
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Apple TV 4K
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Netflix
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Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Region A Blu-ray player
Hello all,

I heard about AV NIRVANA through the Bright Side Home Theater podcast, which I discovered about 1 year 1/2 ago and which i love.

I enjoy Michael Scott’s reviews and Todd’s podcast a lot.

I am a 46 year old male French home theater lover and physical media collector since 1997 living in the North East of France close the Luxembourg border.

Always loved watching movies since i was a kid, first real movie I saw in the theatre was Star Wars A New Hope when it was re-released in cinemas in 1983 when Return of the Jedi came out. My jaw was on the floor and have been a fan of cinema ever since.

I rented plenty of VHS tapes in videostores back in the day and was intrigued by Laserdiscs as they looked amazing (at the time).

In 1997 I finally bought a laserdisc player which I hooked up to a 2 channel receiver.

In 1998 I bought a 5.1 home theater system (Denon receiver, JMLab speakers and Energy subwoofer) and was blown away by the results. I remember the first movie I watched after hooking up the speakers is “The Long Kiss Goodnight” laserdisc in 5.1 Dolby Digital. I have been hooked to the home theater sound ever since.

I gave all my laserdiscs away except a few I keep on top of my shelves and can barely watch a DVD due to the poor image quality.

Very happy with 4K blu-ray and regular blu-rays when the 4k version does not exist. Bought several Denon receivers over the years, love Denon.

I have a 7.1.4 set-up with my latest Denon AVR-A110 receiver with Focal speakers which sound amazing.

Anyway, looking forward to read your posts.

Dom
 

Todd Anderson

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Dom! Welcome! I am so glad to have you here and part of the community!
 

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Hello Dom... it's great to have you join us.

Looks like a really nice Focal setup you have.

I was there with the VHS and Laserdisc back in the day. We about wore out our Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder LD... it was our favorite.
 

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Hi Dom! Welcome to AVNirvana and thanks DJ for sending you this way. I’m still anxiously awaiting my first Denon AVR. Currently running an Onkyo.
 

Dom Haerpfer

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Focal Aria CC900
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Focal Chorus 706
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Focal Chorus 706
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Focal 300 ICW6
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Focal 300 ICW6
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Jamo Sub 660
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Sony OLED AF8 (65 inch)
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Hi Mike, thanks a lot. Which Denon AVR are you expecting?
 

Mike Schramm

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SVS Prime Satellites
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SVS Prime Satellites
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SVS Prime Satellites
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SVS PB-2000 Pro (x2)
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miniDSP 2x4 HD
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Sony XR-77A80J
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Logitech Harmony One
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Apple 4K
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Hi Mike, thanks a lot. Which Denon AVR are you expecting?
When I said anxiously awaiting my first Denon, I meant some day down the road. If I was to go shopping today, I’d be looking at the 4800, but other than the room correction my Onkyo does everything I’d like it to, so I can’t justify the purchase at this point. I’m just a Denon wannabe!
 

Dom Haerpfer

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Denon AVR-A110
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Panasonic UB9000
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Focal Aria 936
Center Channel Speaker
Focal Aria CC900
Surround Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Surround Back Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Front Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Rear Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Subwoofers
Jamo Sub 660
Screen
Sony OLED AF8 (65 inch)
Streaming Equipment
Apple TV 4K
Streaming Subscriptions
Netflix
Other Equipment
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Region A Blu-ray player
When I said anxiously awaiting my first Denon, I meant some day down the road. If I was to go shopping today, I’d be looking at the 4800, but other than the room correction my Onkyo does everything I’d like it to, so I can’t justify the purchase at this point. I’m just a Denon wannabe!
Right. Onkyo is a great brand too. There are so many great receivers and so much choice.
 

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Welcome Don!

I sold all of my Laser Discs around 99 or 2000, I'm kicking myself now, I wish I kept a few of them around for decoration.

For example...

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yes, L.O.L
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Hi Dom, welcome home
 

Dom Haerpfer

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Denon AVR-A110
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Panasonic UB9000
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Focal Aria 936
Center Channel Speaker
Focal Aria CC900
Surround Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Surround Back Speakers
Focal Chorus 706
Front Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Rear Height Speakers
Focal 300 ICW6
Subwoofers
Jamo Sub 660
Screen
Sony OLED AF8 (65 inch)
Streaming Equipment
Apple TV 4K
Streaming Subscriptions
Netflix
Other Equipment
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Region A Blu-ray player
Welcome Don!

I sold all of my Laser Discs around 99 or 2000, I'm kicking myself now, I wish I kept a few of them around for decoration.

For example...

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Wow, very nice! Never thought of doing that. Looks great!
 
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