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    Problem with my receiver

    I went ahead and did the upgrade. It sounds better than the old unit if I remember right. But that could just be because I've been listening to the TV speakers for the last month. Thanks for the help.
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    Problem with my receiver

    My receiver is covered under the program. I can either return it for a free repair, or they're offering to trade up to a TX-NR646 for $199. Look like that's roughly half price. I'm tempted to trade up for the wifi and bluetooth. But a little hesitant to spend any more $ on an Onyko. Doesn't seem...
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    Problem with my receiver

    Yes, I believe it would. I don't have time to dig for the serial number, but I'm sure it would fall within those years. Given that it's a known problem, I'd rather just upgrade to a more reliable brand. I might get my old one fixed if it's free and move it to another room. Any suggestions for...
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    Problem with my receiver

    I can't get any sound out of my receiver. It's a five-year-old Onkyo HT-RC360. I've tried every possible input. There's not even static on the FM tuner. The picture passes through fine. Just the audio is out. It started doing this a couple weeks ago. At first, I could turn it off, unplug it...
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    Question about speaker wire

    Thanks. I ordered this.
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    Question about speaker wire

    I'm replacing the flooring in the mancave. While I'm at it, I'm having them run the wires under the baseboards to hide them. The wires I have now are too short to use, so I stopped by Best Buy to pick up a spool. They didn't have 12 gauge, wich is what I'm currently using. They only had 16 gauge...
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    Looking for speaker stands.

    I pave a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 601 speakers that I use for surround sound. I want to put them on stands in the back of the room. I've tried googling stands, but I'm not quite sure what to look for. Are any stands made specifically to fit my speakers? Or are they all general use? How do I...
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    Am I losing audio quality?

    Ok, thanks. The only outputs on the PS3 are HDMI and digital optical out. I suspected I was losing something on Blu Ray. The audio sounds a little flat. I'll look into getting it repaired under warranty.
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    Am I losing audio quality?

    I have an Onkyo HT RC360 receiver. A few weeks ago, the video out quit working. I got around it by running the cable box and PS3 into the TV, then running digital audio out to the receiver. Am I getting the same audio as I would with HDMI running into the receiver?
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    This is weird.

    I just bought a Samsung PN60E6500. I read the reviews before buying it. The consensus was that it had a great picture and was probably the best 60" TV you could buy for under $1,500. The one complaint was that there was a faint buzzing sound coming from the TV. I didn't think it would be much of...
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    Is My Receiver Good Enough?

    I picked up a cable over lunch. I might try plugging the old one back into the old TV just to see if it works. But I read through the wiki entry on HDMI and I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work with my new system unless it broke. Oh well.
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    Is My Receiver Good Enough?

    Thanks. I'll pick one up over the weekend. The weird thing about the cable is I literally unplugged it from the old system, then plugged it in to the new one a few minutes later. It was working fine before. I googled it after I posted here and I did find that cables changed to "high speed"...
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    Is My Receiver Good Enough?

    Ok, so I got everything wired up last night. Took forever. But the speakers sound amazing and the picture on the new TV is unbelievable. I do have a couple minor questions left. I tried using an old HDMI cable that I had been using with the PS3. The receiver doesn't get a signal from it. Did...
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    Is My Receiver Good Enough?

    Luckily my area has quite a few HD channels, around 200 give or take. I can't remember the last time I watched SD. But I did look up Comcast's cable boxes out of curiosity. It looks like their HDMI boxes are black. The one I have now is silver. So I'm going to try to swap it out just so...
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    Is My Receiver Good Enough?

    Yep, component. In that case, I'll just run the component cable and digital audio into the receiver. One less cable to buy.