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#15915 - 07/22/03 05:33 PM Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 04/02/03
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There was a recent post having to do with how people treat their CDs/CD trays. Anyone have any other "unspoken rules" or pet peeves that realyl annoy you?

One of my biggest is that I can't stand to see a piece of electronic equipment that still has the protective plastic coating on it (you know, the stuff you're supposed to peel off when you unpack it). I absolutely cannot resist peeling it off myself. It's really bad when the platic has already started to come off by itself. ~~SHUDDER~~

So if you're one of those who likes to keep the plastic film ON, don't invite me over.
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#15916 - 07/22/03 05:50 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
1) pushing the cd tray in, rather than pressing "close"
2) that protective film
3) watching tv/dvd with all the lights on
4) background noise while watching dvd (a/c, fans, etc)
5) throwing in a dvd and hitting play without even checking the setup features
6) watching tv/dvd in stereo when it's 5.1 encoded
7) finding one cd in another cd's case

yeah...I'm a HT Nazi




Edited by spiffnme (07/22/03 06:13 PM)
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#15917 - 07/22/03 05:51 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 737
Loc: Scottsdale, Arizona
Not putting the DVDs back in their box and back on the shelf when you're done watching them...

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#15918 - 07/22/03 06:28 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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spiff,

Many of your issues are similar to mine. I ALWAYS check the setup options. I hate how choices are not always clear, like how many DVDs hide the DTS/Dolby soundtrack choice or even 5.1 vs. stereo under "Languages". Sheesh!
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#15919 - 07/22/03 07:54 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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I align my CDs and DVDs so the tops are pointed towards the top of the case. I can't stand the plastic stuff either, but I don't indiscriminately tear it off of other people's stuff.. Ahem!

I can't stand bad audio systems. The poeple at my work like playing the hold music (a bunch of MP3s) through their phones when not on hold. Drives me buggy, even when it's something I like! (this is rare, but there's some Sting in there, at least).

However, I'm afraid I'm guilty of half the stuff that Spiffnme hates...

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#15920 - 07/22/03 08:13 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 216
Loc: central Ohio
Finding a CD in the wrong case drives me freaking insane. So does looking for the CD case only to find that the empty case has been put back in its place on the shelf, empty. So does finding two CDs stuck in one case. Or finding a stack of my CDs not in any case at all.

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#15921 - 07/22/03 08:19 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Oh...thought of another one. I have my DVD's and CD's in alphabetical order. I really don't like it when someone pulls one out, and then puts it back where it doesn't belong.
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#15922 - 07/22/03 08:41 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 331
Loc: ORANGE COUNTY CALIF
Cd's or vinly laying around out of the case/sleeve..
Dust on equipment..
Someone else beating me to the lost change in the seat cusions..
Not understanding all the bells and whistles on my Denon..
No standard format for dvd's with regard to audio..
A bit off subject, but finding photo gear with the little gold 'Passed' sticker still attached ! sheeeesh, on that one.. (This is done (or not done?) by the same people afraid to remove the labels off their mattress or pillow)
Oh yeah, let's not forget this one !! Re-releasing a dvd in an upgraded version just a month or so after the 1st copy.. And doing this more than once or twice !!! Original, followed by directors cut, followed by the Special Edition, followed by the Extra Special micro bit sound super duper edition !!???!!
Dang.. Now ya got me all worked up again.. hahaha


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#15923 - 07/22/03 09:13 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
good list spiff, have to agree with most
my no 1 has to be the same as mikey's, but to add to that that, take a cd out of the player and then put it on the shelf/table/whatever playing side down! That kills me.
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#15924 - 07/23/03 09:15 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 12/20/02
Posts: 624
Loc: Pembroke, Massachusetts
wait 'til you see the couches and chairs in my house; don't forget i'm italian...just kidding

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