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    Default Annoying “features” in gear

    Does any of your electronics have an annoying feature? One that appears to be overwhelmingly, if not 100%, useless?


    My Sony XA5400ES SACD player is a great player, but it has an annoying feature that drives me crazy since it is so useless. When I turn the display off, it displays “Display Off” for 3 seconds, and then goes black. When I turn the display on, it displays “Display On” for 3 seconds, and then shows the display.

    Just turn the display off and on, and stop the useless messages.

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    The PS3 added a feature via one of the firmware updates that fades out the screen when you scroll through your saved music.

    This means when searching for songs you have to keep scrolling at all times or everything disappears except whatever you happen to have selected. Very annoying.

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    Lol :d

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    yea... my receiver has a "treble control" and "bass control" feature..... are they saying my recordings are flawed, my speakers are flawed, or my ears are flawed???!!!:tongue:
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    yea... my receiver has a "treble control" and "bass control" feature..... are they saying my recordings are flawed, my speakers are flawed, or my ears are flawed???!!!:tongue:
    They're saying their receiver is flawed ;-)
    all the best,
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    I hate all the networking crap they include in some equipment. I couldn't care less about accessing the internet while I'm watching my movie--just stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    I hate all the networking crap they include in some equipment. I couldn't care less about accessing the internet while I'm watching my movie--just stupid.
    It makes the updates on my Blu-ray player very easy though.

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    How about measurement bars for bass/mid/treble trim in graphic UI's instead of +/- # in dB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    They're saying their receiver is flawed ;-)

    good one!!!!!! and very true.

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    I have another one. My DAC (Bryston BDA-1) will have either 3, or 4 (upsampling on), LEDs lit while in use. I can look at it, and easily see it is turned on. When it is turned off, the LEDs go off. Good. However, a bright RED LED turns on when the unit is off. BAD. I do not need a RED LED to tell me the unit is off. The other LEDs are off. Even worse, this useless LED is straight ahead at eye level burning into my retina. So, now it is covered with a piece of black electrical tape. Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I have another one. My DAC (Bryston BDA-1) will have either 3, or 4 (upsampling on), LEDs lit while in use. I can look at it, and easily see it is turned on. When it is turned off, the LEDs go off. Good. However, a bright RED LED turns on when the unit is off. BAD. I do not need a RED LED to tell me the unit is off. The other LEDs are off. Even worse, this useless LED is straight ahead at eye level burning into my retina. So, now it is covered with a piece of black electrical tape. Good.
    You haven't seen the blue LED on the PEAVEY IPR 1600. You could signal ships with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm88 View Post
    MY Klipsch KSW-10 goes to 11, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    MY Klipsch KSW-10 goes to 11, too!
    Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
    Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
    Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
    Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
    Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
    Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
    Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
    Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
    Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
    Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
    Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

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