Anybody get anything cool for Christmas?

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,864
    aiconn wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    ...a 20 pound BlanQuil to help me sleep (thats a weighed blanket that applies deep pressure)...

    I got an 18lb version. Have you tried it? I'm a little scared that it will make me feel trapped.
    Not really.....just makes rolling around and getting up in the middle night a bit tougher. I could see how some "back sleepers" may have issue with it vs "side sleepers".

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Got to spend all day with all the family at our house. That’s the best for us. The time together.

    As some of you may know, I don’t need any help with gifts as it relates to audio. Those tend to show up year round.

    Got the wife a vacation.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Those look great Jeremy.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,846
    I thought about picking up Voltron myself. I was a huge fan in my childhood. Unfortunately I spent too much on retro Nintendo gear (besides Christmas) recently so could not pick it up. I am a geek too.

    Are you playing on a CRT? If you're on an HDTV check out the RetroUSB AVS. It's the best way to play on a modern TV unless you go the Framemeister/OSSC route and RGB mod the NES.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,091
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Are you playing on a CRT? If you're on an HDTV check out the RetroUSB AVS. It's the best way to play on a modern TV unless you go the Framemeister/OSSC route and RGB mod the NES.

    I don't have the NES or SNES yet. I have the HW for each major version after that though. I also have the SNES classic that can be loaded with NES titles. I do want to get the original HW but not ready yet. For consoles, most have composite video out so it's not hard to connect to an LCD. NTSC RF Demodulator's exist but not sure of the quality.

    This past month I bought a bunch of Gameboy Advance carts and a GBA SP. Ebay kind-of sucks for retro carts. Many N64 carts are not originals but clone HW with ROMS burnt into them so I haven't bought that many titles. I fear NES/SNES carts might be the same issue.

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,846
    edited December 2019
    You don't want to plug in old 240P consoles into a modern TV with composite video. It'll look horrible plus the TV will create a bunch of input lag upscaling it to 1080/4K. i.e. you press a button on the controller and it wont happen on screen for several frames.

    I've got a couple hundred old carts, a few bought on eBay. GBA is pretty rampant with repro's but for the most part they're labeled as such.

    Check out Analogue consoles and the RetroUSB AVS. FPGA is where it's at for playing on a modern TV, zero input lag. With the Analogue consoles you can also just put every game ever for that console on an SD card and play off that instead of spending a lot of money for the cartridges. I have the Super NT and the Mega SG (SNES and Genesis) and Analogue is releasing an FPGA Gameboy next year with a high def screen, which plays original Gameboy and GBA. I've got an AGB GBA with a modded backlit screen but that will be collecting dust once the Analogue Pocket comes out.
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,846
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • A henry 45-70(gift to myself, although dad chipped in), socks, a couple nice dinners, a jacket, and a few odds and ends.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    All I got was a headache... And a couple extra pounds!

    OK, I did get a few very nice gifts, but the kid's excitement and gratitude for their Hamilton tickets was the best gift we got.
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,440
    Body soap and such guess I been stanky.
    And one of those weighted blankets.....hope the house doesn't catch on fire :)
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Al, we were gonna drop some $$ for the Hamilton, until we saw that the good seats were $200+
    I gave the kid cash and let her make up her own mind.
    Hope yours enjoy the show.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    I got to upgrade the girlfriend to fiance.

    That's a great present - congrats bro
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,064
    congrats and smart move to get the speakers before... ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    OMG @Tony M you were a good boy this year! And well done @vcwatkins aka Santa Claus! Wow! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Got to spend all day with all the family at our house. That’s the best for us. The time together.

    As some of you may know, I don’t need any help with gifts as it relates to audio. Those tend to show up year round.

    Got the wife a vacation.

    Same here Joe! The Mrs and I spend Christmas in Vegas, as the kids are scattered all over the country now. A full week of fine dining, shows, day trips, cigar smoking, adult beverages, and, well, you know! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,213
    verb wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Got to spend all day with all the family at our house. That’s the best for us. The time together.

    As some of you may know, I don’t need any help with gifts as it relates to audio. Those tend to show up year round.

    Got the wife a vacation.

    Same here Joe! The Mrs and I spend Christmas in Vegas, as the kids are scattered all over the country now. A full week of fine dining, shows, day trips, cigar smoking, adult beverages, and, well, you know! :smile:

    Sex?
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,918
    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

    Come on man, you knew that was coming.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    treitz3 wrote: »
    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

    Come on man, you knew that was coming.

    Tom

    For sure! Ah Vegas, love it! :smile:
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    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,211
    edited December 2019
    The Wife got me tickets for the upcoming Anthony Gomes Show, plus she pre ordered the Blue Oyster Cult live at the Hard Rock in Ohio Blu Ray that's due out at the end of the month.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Al, we were gonna drop some $$ for the Hamilton, until we saw that the good seats were $200+
    I gave the kid cash and let her make up her own mind.
    Hope yours enjoy the show.

    Joe - I wish the tickets were only $200 or so. We paid almost triple all in. But, we got them row three, center section and for a Saturday night. About as good as it gets. We’re still seeing the “cheap” seats for $300-$400... We got these seats for about what we would have paid for the worst seats a year ago. Still way too much, but I hear it’s an amazing show.

    We figure since I can get a couple nights in a hotel for free, it’s a long needed mini vacation.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,617
    Based on droppings, it appears I got termites. Thanks Santa.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Al, Glad you are going and I’m sure it will be a great time.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,918
    Bud, in order not to derail this thread on that topic, either post a new thread about that or PM me. I have dealt with many a house with termites (not mine) and while I may not be the authority, I'd be happy to offer pointers/advice.

    BTW, sorry to hear of this news. That bites.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,881
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Based on droppings, it appears I got termites. Thanks Santa.

    could have been crabs...
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Damn nice saw, some of my installers would be most envious.
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