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  1. greggor

    Prices have dropped on the Denon 4400H

    I have been seeing some significant discounts on the 4400H and have been considering purchasing one to replace my Pioneer SC67. Are there any owners of the 4400H who are unhappy with their choice? Would I be better off to wait for prices to drop on the 4500H? They both seem so close that I...
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    It looks like it's time for a new AVR.

    Some of you may already be familiar with my 4K issue with my Pioneer SC67. I purchased a 4K DVD player to replace my failing Sony Bluray player and the new player was unable to pass both video and audio through the same HDMI output. To use the player in my system I had to run a second HDMI...
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    A question for Harmony Elite users.

    First off I love this remote. The only thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to add some functions to the activity that's been selected. What I mean is lets say I'm watching a movie. The remote swithes everything and then the controls on the remote work for the DVD player and I still...
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    Is it just me or are there not any new THX certified receivers?

    Just an observation. I've been browsing new receivers just to see what's available and I'm noticing that the high end models don't seem to be THX certified. I'm not really in the market right now but it appears that becoming THX certified is less important to the manufacturers as it used to be...
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    No audio from connected 4K player.

    I just replaced my BluRay player with the Sony BDP-X700 4K player. The player is connected to my SC67 Pioneer receiver to the same inputs as my previous Sony DVD player. For some reason I'm not getting any audio through my receiver. I've tried other inputs on my receiver and to no avail. I do...
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    What should my next upgrade be?

    I have a dedicated theater room with a 120" fixed screen with hidden components. I upgrade different components almost yearly to keep things current but I have a few items that are older and have been considering "upgrading". Here's what I have, looking for suggestions. Receiver: Pioneer SC67...
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    Need Harmony Elite help

    I Purchased the Harmony Elite with the hub this weekend. All my devices are programmed and they work but I'm having an issue with the activities not turning all of my devices on unless the remote is pointed directly at them. My components are hidden so this is a real hassle. I'm sure the...
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    I'm trying not to purchase anymore movies on Blu-ray BUT....

    As streaming become so convenient and with the unlimited streaming options now available we aren't buying as many titles on Blu-ray. The problem is that it seems like all the streaming sources we use only offer 5.1 and not the DTS Master Audio (7.1) which really makes the most of our system...
  9. greggor

    Questions about sound formats, 7.1 and PCM...

    I wasn't sure where to best post this question so if the moderators wish to move it to a more appropriate section of the forum then please do so. I'm confused about DTS, DTS Master Audio, 7.1 Dolby Digital and how to receive the different formats on my receiver. I'm currently using a Sony 3D...
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    Screen recommendation for Epson 5030 projector.

    As the title states I need screen recommendations for an Epson 5030 projector. I'm currently experiencing a hot spot with my Elite screen that I'm using. I'm looking for a 16:9 aspect ratio 120" fixed screen. Viewing distance is 10 to 15 feet away from the screen and I have good light control...
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    Problem with projector lens/light reflection on projector screen.

    As the topic title states I'm seeing the reflection of my projector lens light bulb on my my projector screen. The projector is an Epson 5030 and my screen is A 110" Elite series screen in white. I've tried a few things such as turning down the lumens and the brightness on the projector but...
  12. greggor

    Anyone using the URC MX-3000i?

    I currently have the MX700. I like that it's programmable and that it can be customized but it's dated and lacks some user friendly features I would like to have in a remote. I'm currently looking at many options for a replacement and this remote is on my list. All feedback from current users...
  13. greggor

    Karaoke anyone?

    I'm looking for a Karaoke player to connect to my HT system. The features that are important to me are dual mic inputs, HDMI out to my receiver, easy to use and set up, good sound quality and the ability to add wireless microphones to it in the future. I want to stay under $200.00 if I can get...
  14. greggor

    Can I split HDMI out from computer?

    I'm new to HTPC and i currently have my monitor connected to the computer using an HDMI cable. Can I purchase an HDMI splitter so I can run HDMI to my receiver and to the computer monitor at the time? my goal is to be able watch movies from my hard drive on my HT system.
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    Replacement remote for Pioneer SC-67

    I've been using this receiver for a few years now with a programmed URC MX700. I'm really tired of this remote for many reasons and I'm looking for a replacement. I'm looking for a remote that has this receiver in its database so it works with all of the functions of the receiver. Good range...
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    5.1 through 7.1 speaker set up.

    I just completed my HT room and ended up installing a 7.1 system. All of my other theaters have been 5.1. I'm noticing that 5.1 sources are not giving me any sound from my rear speakers and I was thinking that my receiver (pioneer SC67) would automatically play 5.1 sound in 7.1 since the side...
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    Question about throw distance.

    I own the Epson 5030 projector and projector central says the throw distance for this projector is 14'7" for a 110" screen. I'll be installing wood under the ceiling drywall where the projector will go. I just want to make sure I'm using an adequate size wood panel in the ceiling and most...
  18. greggor

    Buying a new projector.

    This will be going in to a dedicated HT room above our garage. The room is 24 'x 26' and we're looking at a maximum screen size of 100" . The room has a large set of windows on the wall opposite of where the screen will be mounted, which will be shaded but there will always be some natural light...
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    Samsung smartview not compatible with Windows 10?

    Has anyone here been able to get the Samsung Smartview APP to work on their Windows 10 computer? I've down- loaded it a few times and when the program starts I get the dialog box stating the software has stopped working. It would be nice to be able to use this feature so I can watch my movies...
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    Oh no my Panny Plasma is failing!

    My 54" Panasonic THX certified display I purchased in 2009 is starting to have issues. Sometimes we'll be watching and the entire bottom half of the screen goes black. It affects every channel and every input so we know it's the display. Another thing it has been doing is it will shut off on its...
  21. greggor

    Looking for an affordfable 2 Channel receiver.

    I'm looking for a good bang for the buck 2 channel receiver for my garage. I'll be driving a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors (V3). I just need something with a decent tuner and the ability to connect an MP3 player (cell phone or other). Blue tooth would be nice but I think all that can be handled...
  22. greggor

    Pioneer Elite SC-67

    I finally have my receiver set-up and calibrated. In case anyone else is considering this unit I thought I would post some impressions/observations. There are some things that disappoint me. I’ll start off with what I don't like about this receiver: - The remote is very inadequate. The...
  23. greggor

    Please help me choose a new AVR.

    My B&K AVR 507 finally died on me so now I'm forced to buy a new AVR. I've contemplated replacing it a few times over the past few years but now I don't have a choice. I don't have the budget to pay as much for my new AVR as I did when I purchased the B&K so I need good bang for the buck...
  24. greggor

    BEST WAY TO STREAM WIRESLESS MUSIC TO AN OLDER RECEIVER?

    I have an older receiver (B&K AVR 507) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to stream wireless music from my home network to the receiver. I'm not even sure if this is possible so I'm hoping someone here can educate me. Mods feel free to move this thread to the appropriate area and my...
  25. greggor

    New HT receiver recommendations

    I'm currently researching replacing my B&K AVR507 with a new receiver with HDMI capabilities. I've loved the power and sound quality of my B&K over the past 7 years so it's going to be very difficult to let go. Unfortunately though it's become to antiquated to be a seamless part of my current HT...
  26. greggor

    Replacing B&K AVR 507: Options.

    Greetings, I've been the proud owner of my B&K 507 for going on 6 years and it's time to upgrade to a receiver with more up to date features. First and fore most the important factor is sound quality for both music and movies. My B&K has performed flawlessly in both of these areas. I'll be...
  27. greggor

    Selling a house with a dedicated theater room in the basement...

    As difficult a decision this is, it looks like my job will be taking me out of state and I'll have to put my home on the market. Bad timing I know. This is the third home I've owned over the past several years and it also happens to be the one I've enjoyed the most as I've customized it to fit...
  28. greggor

    Sony Blu Ray BD550 connection question.

    I just have a few quick questions about making the connections... I'll be connecting it to a B&K AVR 507 with no HDMI input. This receiver does have analog inputs for 5.1 DVD Audio. Should I use these, or would I be better off just connecting via the optical cable? Using the analog inputs...
  29. greggor

    Need advice for an automatic dimmer switch

    I want to incorporate the lighting into my macro functions on my remote control for turning my HT system on, so I'm looking for a dimmer switch that is capable of dimming all the way down to the off position witht he touch of a button. I know smarthome carries what I need but I don't know which...
  30. greggor

    My new Ht room

    Well after 8 months I finally have my basement finished. This project really consumed me for every spare minute of everyday for the entire 8 months. We added a HT room/bar area, rec room, bedroom and a full bathroom feel free to click on the other photos in the link to see the project in it's...
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