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    B&W Speaker upgrade questions

    Fronts and center are by far the most important speakers, and you already have good ones. All seven of the non-height speakers in my 7.2.4 are Martin Logan Vignettes. I had the three Vignettes as fronts and center in a 7.1 setup, and when I built the 7.2.4, decided to add four more for the...
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    Need a Roku capable device with optical audio out

    Scott, thanks for suggesting it. My big concern would be software updates / new channel incompatability. From what I read since posting this thread, it's an issue, and was the basis for Roku's trade-in campaign a couple of years back.
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    Need a Roku capable device with optical audio out

    Thanks, Wayne. This system isn't for critical listening, so the loss of Dolby Digital isn't a deal breaker for me.
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    Need a Roku capable device with optical audio out

    Answered my own question: A little bit more research indicates there are many HDMI audio extractor/splitter devices on the market.
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    Need a Roku capable device with optical audio out

    This isn't my primary home theater. It's a secondary setup in a home office/workshop. It's set up as a relatively "old tech" 5.1 home theater. This was the setup as of a week ago: Older, pre-hdmi Kenwood 5.1 receiver, DISH Network Hopper, Optoma projector. Steaming services used via DISH...
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    Need advice on surround sound on new construction house

    In a blank room, I'd agree, but I'm gonna disagree with this because of practical issues presented in a real world environment. I think the potential for funky wave effects is much more likely with a ceiling sub. The sub will have nothing near it. And the ability to mitigate errant waves in...
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    Need advice on surround sound on new construction house

    You didn't mention anything about how many speakers you want for the main room. At the most basic level for home theater, you would probably choose a 2 zone, 7.2 receiver for your needs: left/center/right at the front, left/right at the rear, plus a subwoofer, and two speakers for stereo...
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    Hometheater setup advice needed

    A lot of it comes down to your perception of what a quality listening exprience is. For example: I have a 2.1 Samsung soundbar setup in my great room, where we watch TV casually and listen to music during dinner or while distracted by other activities (guests, cooking, etc.). It's a perfectly...
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    New home theater: Flooring, speaker layout, Atmos feedback needed

    Appreciate all of the comments, gents. 1080p is pretty much a done deal, as is the general layout of the room. The idea here isn't to create the perfect home theater room. The room has to serve more purposes than that. It's a large-format TV watching room that also serves well for watching...
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    New home theater: Flooring, speaker layout, Atmos feedback needed

    Howdy. New to this forum. Looks like a great resource with lots of helpful folks. Pardon the lengthy intro, but I figure it will save some Q&A to get helpful feedback. I'm not new to home theater. Have built 5.1 and 7.1 setups in previous homes. Building a new home, and I have a blank...
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    rbstern home theater stuff

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