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  1. Jerome Grate

    I'm trying not to purchase anymore movies on Blu-ray BUT....

    I prefer the actual media as oppose to streaming for those movies I desire. I use Netflix, VUDU etc., but I think that having the disc produces a better picture and sound as said in a post previously. I think you still don't get the absolute best picture through streaming and as for sound...
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jonny Quest coming to Blu from WAC

    Count me in on this one, definitely a blind buy!!! Oh man, I grew up on this one along with Herculoids, Space Ghost..., etc. Boomerang built it's fame on showing the classic cartoons like Johnny Quest and I would love to own them all.
  3. Jerome Grate

    Thoughts on Spiderman Homecoming

    I did not realize I stepped in an area I was not suppose too!!! Been a member for years, but I have to admit, I have not kept up with the changes. I will check to ensure that I do not violate any HTF rules when posting. :D
  4. Jerome Grate

    Thoughts on Spiderman Homecoming

    I really enjoyed the movie, so of course it was on my to get list when released on Blu-ray. I popped the bad boy into the player and low and behold, DTS Master 5.1!!! Am I missing something here!?! I think all the Marvel releases on Blu-Ray was 7.1 and this movie comes in as a 5.1 format...
  5. Jerome Grate

    Blu-ray Review Girls Trip Blu-ray Review

    I take this movie as a good time movie. Some great laughs, nothing to really think about, just some good raunchy fun.
  6. Jerome Grate

    Polk psw 108

    Did you get it? I have two of these and they really do rock. I had one at first and it did a decent job for the room, but I really wanted a second one for esthetics and the volume increased since w have the two subs now. Wall light fixture shaking. I plan to get an isolator for both to...
  7. Jerome Grate

    Question about Polk Audio PSW125

    I happen to like my PSW 108s, and I have two of them. The choice was mostly cost based, but depending on your budget, you do have many choices. I think SVS has a sub in around 400.00. It does depend on your budget. I have a 7.2 set up with Pioneer floor standing speakers, bookshelf speakers...
  8. Jerome Grate

    HDMI ARC connected needed for sound system to TV

    First, welcome to The Forum, and I am surprised that there are no responses yet. You need a receiver that does ARC to connect to the ARC (Audio Return Content) HDMI on the t.v. and it should work fine. I do not know what your budget is but the Yamaha RX-V377 is a 5.1 receiver that has an ARC...
  9. Jerome Grate

    Sony's 7.1.2 Dolby® Atmos Soundbar

    Soundbars work for those who haven't a care as to sound. Take my wife, i.e., she is looking for a sound bar for the bedroom for esthetics. Now in that case there are walls on each side to help create the "phantom" surround and will bounce off the ceiling and it would not be all to terrible -...
  10. Jerome Grate

    Subwoofer Power Question

    I think your choice in the SVS PB-1000 is not just a replacement but improvement. Plenty of power, plenty low end bass. I am not sure of the size of the room, but if your old sub filled the room and shook a few things, then imagine this sub shaking everything. I do not have a pair, but I have...
  11. Jerome Grate

    Best setup for speakers?

    Welcome to the forum. I looked at your speakers and those bad boys are vintage. How do they sound for your home theater? The receiver will definitely do the job, but the speakers I am not sure how the imaging is. If you are okay with the set up, then more power to you since it is all...
  12. Jerome Grate

    Help Me Choose a 7.1 (or 5.1) System Please

    A really good 5.1 system will trump a midway 7.1 system any day. Since you do not have the receiver yet, it will be a little tough for you to obtain a good complete system without increasing your budget to possibly 800.00 or you can find quality used material via Craig's list or eBay. If you...
  13. Jerome Grate

    Blu-ray Review Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

    Thanks for sharing RickardL, it is interesting to see the differences. The colors in the 20th Anniversary addition may be a little washed out, but the detail is definitely more profound than the earlier blu-ray release, yet hard to get over the whitewashing of the color.
  14. Jerome Grate

    YouTube and PCM multi channel

    Hello HT fans, I am not sure if this has been discussed already, but last night I just noticed for the first time that while playing YouTube on my Sony BDP7200 player that all 7 channels were displayed on the receiver. I thought at first it was a receiver error, so I tried doing YouTube through...
  15. Jerome Grate

    Klipsch RP-250S speaker mounts

    I'm not sure if you got your answer on your own, but a standard 1/4 screw will fit in the keyhole and hold the speakers well. It would be great to find a stud to place the screw but not necessary. You can get the same size screw in a good drywall anchor for the desired results. I think those...
  16. Jerome Grate

    Blu-ray Review Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

    The DVD for me was my go to for my surround fix years ago, and now that I have upgraded, I took advantage of finally purchasing it on Blu-ray from Target. I found the DTS-Master HD 5.1 mix to be really clear, but I thought the bass was actually lacking a bit. I proceeded to use the Dolby...
  17. Jerome Grate

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

    If not already mentioned, is this another prequel? If it is why is there a need to go back? I have to watch it again to see, but why a prequel? Who is that guy in the white with the cape, he does look kind of a kick butt character.
  18. Jerome Grate

    Blu-ray Review Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review

    One sweet looking film. I picked it up yesterday and watched it and the picture was great. The 7.2 surround sound was immersive and some good bass. I would definitely give it a 4.5 out of 5 for video and sound.
  19. Jerome Grate

    Weekly RoundUp 4-5-2016 (The "Force Awakens" Edition)

    Thanks Mike for the Target deals as well. For me Star Wars TFA and from Target, MIB, Pixels and the Spiderman Trilogy.
  20. Jerome Grate

    About to re-enter the fray!

    I have the Sony XBR55 X900C and my understanding that it is HDR compatible. I think it is one beautiful t.v. as it is an Android TV so you get all your streaming apps on it including 4k streaming from Netflix, Youtube and a Ultra 4K streaming app. There is an ARC (Audio Return Content) that...
  21. Jerome Grate

    Budget family room 5.1 suggestions

    If you are set on the HTiB type speakers based on the size and the ability to hang them on the walls, then sticking with the Polk TL3 speakers are fine, but based on how they sound to you. If you have shelves available and perhaps willing to purchase stands, I would add to the mix of...
  22. Jerome Grate

    Logitech Z906 or AVR & 5.1 speaker package?

    You are going to get better sound quality from the Pioneer and the Monoprice speaker system then would get from the Logitech. I actually thought that the Logitech products were made for computers and not really for your t.v. application. Also the better sounding system is actually cheaper than...
  23. Jerome Grate

    Any way to get TV's ARC audio out via HDMI to receiver w/o ARC?

    Okay I get it now. You want a device that tells the receiver that the signal from the t.v. is True HD or DTS HD Master. Interesting, I will investigate.
  24. Jerome Grate

    Onkyo TX-SR503 : Dolby ok but DTS failed

    Try a factory reset. According to Youtube, the Onkyo receiver can reset by holding the VCR button and the power button at the same time. It would read clear, then shut off. Let us know what happens.
  25. Jerome Grate

    Onkyo TX-SR503 : Dolby ok but DTS failed

    Disregard the model number part of my post as I just realized it is in your title.
  26. Jerome Grate

    Onkyo TX-SR503 : Dolby ok but DTS failed

    Azman, welcome to the forum and you may want to check the setting of your receiver. I am not familiar with Onkyo, but you should also list the model number so that we can see what it is and possibly, someone else may have the same problem and can shed some light on it.
  27. Jerome Grate

    Any way to get TV's ARC audio out via HDMI to receiver w/o ARC? Jesse, above is an adapter that appears to do what you need it to do. It looks like it receives ARC HDMI output from T.V., then send it to the optical...
  28. Jerome Grate

    Is this really the best time to invest in Atmos technology?

    Hi Ron, please keep us updated when it is done. My dilemna is the fact that my ceilings are about 16 feet high; hence, I have to find another way to do Dolby Atmos. I actually enjoyed the free Dolby Atmos demonstration provided by VUDU and my 7.2 system came alive. There were some scenes that...
  29. Jerome Grate

    Tired of Comcast LIES!

    Everett, I feel your frustration along with others and I'll say this.., that is one of the reasons why I cut the cable. Too expensive, customer service sucked and hundreds of channels with nothing on. Picture quality wasn't the best either. In a side by side comparison between cable and OTA...
  30. Jerome Grate

    Good vintage VCR?

    If you can get your hands on any of the JVC S-Video VCRs, like the H3600U. These made owning a VCR during the outbreak of DVDs worthwhile. You should still be able to find one of these and if you can get a 7200, that is even better.