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Old 04-12-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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I have a ZX-700/690 and it works very well. Seems most of these issues are installation problems (not all; just most).

Not to slam FR, but if you remember the TV show "Cheers" the character "Woody" built RVs for a living. I am thinking complicated surround sound home theaters are not their "bread and butter".
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:45 AM   #12
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I have a ZX-700/690 and it works very well. Seems most of these issues are installation problems (not all; just most).

Not to slam FR, but if you remember the TV show "Cheers" the character "Woody" built RVs for a living. I am thinking complicated surround sound home theaters are not their "bread and butter".
A big Ditto to this.

Our ZX700 is just fine, replaced it for the jumping video and that was not the cause of the issue. Are there better units out there? Sure but they work well for the intended use IMO, If I want home theatre I stay home and watch my home theatre.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:12 AM   #13
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I have a ZX-700/690 and it works very well. Seems most of these issues are installation problems (not all; just most).

Not to slam FR, but if you remember the TV show "Cheers" the character "Woody" built RVs for a living. I am thinking complicated surround sound home theaters are not their "bread and butter".
i thought he was a bartender
we have had no issues with our concertone system. I would be more concerned about the warranty he is going to sell you, look for other threads about that subject
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #14
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I've had no issues so far with my ZX-700 either. (Knock on wood. )

My rig stays parked most of the time way up in the mountains so I added a power booster to the radio input (like the power input for the TV antenna that comes in almost all TTs now) and a handful of RF chokes everywhere I could think to put one. That did clear up some very minor hissing and helped reception some, but this unit is not going to get the reception we've all come to expect from our car/truck radio systems. The Concertone receiver just isn't of the same quality.

Personally, my only complaint is that the Concertone doesn't have any HDMI or fiber optic inputs or outputs. I read that they are working on adding those but for now my DVDs do not get HD, though the sound is pretty decent for a trailer. But we're supposed to be camping so what are we all complaining about!

As to the OP above...I'd say if you have any doubts about the Concertone and your audio system is important to you then get a credit for the unit and buy something that meets your needs.

And as for the salesman who might have told you a fib: I'm shocked I tell you! Shocked!

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:10 PM   #15
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On the subject of HDMI. Consider the following:

The connector itself is rather flimsy and I know it would not tolerate highway speed and potholes very well. RCA jacks are better suited, so I would recommend Component video as the next step up.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:00 PM   #16
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He quoting ZX75, and we are buying all inclusive extended warranty...thnks guys, wolfie
I haven't heard people complaining about that model.
It was the 600 series that was so poor. (I'm being kind here)

I wouldn't let that stop me from buying the rig if I liked it.
You can always replace the CT if it does not suit you.

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:09 PM   #17
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mine was good. found wiring problems from factory that were not concertone's fault, but now i have lost my rear channels and cannot find the reason.
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