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#115118 - 11/06/05 02:03 AM Volume concerns
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7403
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Okay, so I was watching a movie tonight and it dawned on me that I have issues with the numerical volume setting. For some obsessive compulsive reason the volume must reside on an even number. If it's odd, I can't focus on the movie. The kicker is that it can be odd only if it is in the middle--like 25 or 15. I tried putting it on 29, but it drove me nuts until I changed it to 28.

I have two solutions:

1. Therapy, or

2. Cover the front of my receiver with tape.
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#115119 - 11/06/05 03:13 AM Re: Volume concerns
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#115120 - 11/06/05 04:52 AM Re: Volume concerns
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I'm the same way. We're just selectively obsessive-compulsive. Otherwise known as anal. Now, if you also have all the cans facing labels forward in your panty, all your socks folded and ordered by color, and all your shirts folded like they do in stores.... then you need therapy.
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#115121 - 11/06/05 07:11 AM Re: Volume concerns
DOUBTINGTHOMAS29 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 164
I'm glad to know their are others out there like me. It's -10, -15, -20 etc... for me.

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#115122 - 11/06/05 07:19 AM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
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Now, if you also have all the cans facing labels forward in your panty...




Would that be the label that reads 'Don't EVEN Think About It, Buster' ... for most folks anyways.
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#115123 - 11/06/05 10:37 AM Re: Volume concerns
snakeyes Offline
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Registered: 07/13/04
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Loc: Newburgh, NY
i have they same thing even with my car radio. also no odd number is ok for me not even 15, 25 etc.
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#115124 - 11/06/05 11:27 AM Re: Volume concerns
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5408
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Don't worry, you're not alone. Having the volume control on anything but a "-10, -15, -20" multiple doesn't seem right. No idea why.

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#115125 - 11/06/05 11:39 AM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I'm kinda glad it's not just me. I know I've been doing it for a while, but last night was the first time it really hit me. Phew, I guess we all are a little compulsive in our daily lives.

Oh, and Peter, about the pantry thing. . .I only have two cans and the labels are facing out. I may have to turn one, though--I don't like Wolfgang Puck smiling at me every time I open the door.
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#115126 - 11/06/05 11:46 AM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
You guys are all actually very serious about this volume setting thing, aren't you!

Seek help, trust me ... it helps.
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#115127 - 11/06/05 11:54 AM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Serious? (Nervous laughter) What are you talking about BrotherBob? There's no problem, I don't have a problem. . . (more nervous laughter, a little shifting of the eyes).
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#115128 - 11/06/05 11:58 AM Re: Volume concerns
RickF Offline
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
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Serious? (Nervous laughter) What are you talking about BrotherBob? There's no problem, I don't have a problem. . . (more nervous laughter, a little shifting of the eyes).




Uh oh....this sounds like the sort of talk one would expect to hear just prior to getting a .45 pulled on 'em.

I'm going back to the HT or Stereo forum, this place over here is a little too eerie for me.
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#115129 - 11/06/05 12:05 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Instead of the .45, I opted for the rubber band gun. Ammo is a lot cheaper. . .
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#115130 - 11/06/05 12:10 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
You could always try one of these brutes ... ammo would be reasonably cheap as well!


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#115131 - 11/06/05 12:20 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
LOL! I can't imagine owning one of those. That is really funny!
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#115132 - 11/06/05 12:26 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Yea I know, me either Sean! Cracked me up reading through 'The Spudmaster' ... that guy is seriously into the guns.
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#115133 - 11/06/05 01:17 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5408
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Why compromise ? How about a 144 shot rubber-band gatling gun ?

http://www.backyardartillery.com/machinegun/



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#115134 - 11/06/05 03:05 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
wow...

you guys are nuts.





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#115135 - 11/06/05 03:07 PM Re: Volume concerns
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
My rubberband gun is an effectively concealed weapon.

I'm sure others of you have tried this, but for those who haven't:

Hook a rubberband first over the tip of your little finger and tuck that finger tightly against the palm of your hand, just as you would if you were pointing your index finger at someone.

Now pull the rubberband back across your palm and around behind your hand and behind your upward pointing thumb.

The thumb is an effective "gun sight"

Got it?

Now pull it toward your extended index finger and hook it right on the end of the finger, no; the very end, like sittin' on a telephone pole.

Remember telephone poles? That's when phones came over cables, and TV came over the air.

Anyway the first shot is set.

Take a few practice shots at unsespecting fellow employees or understanding supervisors. They well probably retalliate and work will effectively stop for a few moments.

Now you are ready for Phase Two: Putting a rubberband on the remainder of the fingers....on both hands!!!

At this point you have the "equivalent" of a fully loaded "Six Shooter"!! Be sure to release the bands in the proper sequence though, or they will tangle and you'll be embarassed.

Most Gals who witness these activities are like our Moms' though; they'll remind us that, like watchin' the "Three Stooges" or playing with B-B guns, we can put an eye out doin' these things.



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#115136 - 11/06/05 05:16 PM Re: Volume concerns
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7403
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
That was my favorite thing to do when I worked in retail. Got to pass the time somehow. No wonder we never had rubber bands when we actually needed them for something.

Some employees were dumbfounded by the "pistol" technique. Proof that TV rots your brain. . .
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#115137 - 11/09/05 12:30 AM Re: Volume concerns
nygren Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 2
Dim the brightness on the receiver display so you can't
see it unless you are looking closely?


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#115138 - 11/09/05 10:58 AM Re: Volume concerns
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
In reply to:

Remember telephone poles? That's when phones came over cables, and TV came over the air.




It seems odd now that my best TV reception is from my OTA antenna for HDTV. I get a great picture and 5.1 sound. Cable gives me a fuzzy picture and sometimes stereo.



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