advice

  1. Gareth BS

    Amp Advice

    i have an older Amp, it's a Yamaha DSP AX 640 SE which I really like and I am moving house soon and want to set up a home theatre. Am I able to get DD 5.1 sound through Internet downloads through this amp and how can i achieve this as it doesn't have the usual USB connections etc. Thanks and...
  2. John*Wells

    I need some advice

    I have a YouTube channel I post videos every now and again. To this point, I made a few about football and one or 2 with various slideshows I made. I’m not looking to make a million dollars. I am however hoping to gain some followers and post on a regular basis. so how would I go about gaining...
  3. A

    Hometheater setup advice needed

    I am a music lover and new to this forum. I want to setup a new home stereo system but in a dilemma of choosing the right options. About myself: music first then movie, both are important. I thought of going for a soundbar that is also good for music listening. But there are so many options and...
  4. Curry

    Need advice on surround sound on new construction house

    I’m building a house and wanting to have a custom surround sound system built into the ceilings and walls. Any advice on receivers, speakers, and ceiling subs? I don’t really want the sub in the wall or standing by itself. I have a 75” sony tv for the living room. The room is 20’x20’ roughly...
  5. R

    Advice needed on potential home theatre set up, thanks in advance

    Hello! Currently I have a LG TV from 2016, unsure what model, it was mid range at the time and still works well. 43" screen and is smart. I've been gifted an old bose system - acoustimass 15 series 2 (which is obviously a massive upgrade on what I currently have - the plain TV speakers lol)...
  6. KMAN

    Need some advice please! Marantz SR6014 9.2

    I am looking at a good deal for the Marantz SR6014 9.2 But I notice that the Marantz SR7013 9.2 has 125 watts and the SR6014 is 110 watts. Is there that much of a difference between the 15 watts beside the $1000 more for that extra watts? I am upgrading from Pioneer VSX-1325.
  7. B

    Need advice on a center channel

    HI I need a center channel for the "clearest voice" audio available around $300 my mom has hearing aids but there still not perfect. 70% movies 30% gaming preferably not rear ported sold in us and available on amazon current setup: 7.2 Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers (2 towers and...
  8. S

    Advice for New Home Theater

    My wife and I recently purchased a new home. I’m finally getting my man cave back but need some advice on placement of my new home theater. Below are the room dimensions. Room dimensions The projector being used will be the BenQ 2150st. I know the Logitech surround sound isn’t the best but...
  9. Eva01

    Advice needed on new display

    OK so finally got the new place set up and I want to jump onto a new TV. My size preference is 80"+ so the options are somewhat limited. Obviously price is also a factor so unfortunately no 77" OLED for me. =( These are the models I am looking at: • LG 82" 82UM8070PUA – $2200 (UHD TV AI ThinQ)...
  10. D

    Advice for Stereo Home Theater Speakers or possibly Sound Bar

    Hi everybody, I have a new home and am setting up a temporary home theater room until I can build a more dedicated space in a year or two. I would very much appreciate some of your expertise on helping me with a simple set up. Here is what I'm looking for: - I watch movies - not really any...
  11. Carlo Medina

    Cycling, my new addiction...er...hobby (or, I finally am taking my doctor's advice)

    Disclaimer: long post(s) ahead...beware all ye who enter... You have been duly warned. Background As those of you who've met me know over the years at various HTF meetups know, I'm a relatively "normal" sized person for my height. Square in the range of "normal" BMI. But as I'm now in my...
  12. Defiance

    Advice Needed - Screen Size

    I have a room that is going to be used for a home theater and I am trying to figure out what size and aspect ratio the screen should be. The projector would likely be an Epson 6050 The wall is 150" wide, and I using a pair of Focal Sopra No2 speakers for the LR and a Sopra Center. I figure...
  13. L

    Budget setup advice

    Hi guys! First off, I've got a modern 55" TV, but naturally the onboard sound isn't at all satisfying. I'm on a budget of around $800, so I realise this puts me at the bottom end. I'd still rather go for a conservative real-setup than a soundbar. This will be my first build, so assume I'm a...
  14. Athomas1104

    Advice needed - Screen needed

    Advice needed - Budget Screen needed Hi All, I bought a house and there was a screen there. I'm including a photo and the specs. I would like to get something the same but really not spending 2K on a screen. Here is the specs 133 diagonal screen 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 1.3 Gain Here is what it...
  15. M

    Advice on laying our new theater space

    We've just bought our first home (yay!) and finally have the freedom to do with it as we please. I'm looking for some advice on how best to orient our space within a few constraints. I've had this projector in various rentals for a few years now and I'm looking forward to having it set up as...
  16. Charles_Y

    LG OLED TV Amazon streaming app malfunctioning - advice needed

    I've had a LG OLED55EPUA TV since last summer that has been pretty good most of the time. However, I've gotten rather interested in streaming content from my Amazon Prime account and the app is proving to be a real problem recently with error messages which don't say anything. The image freezes...
  17. N

    Advice on Denon X4500H

    I just upgraded from an Onkyo 7.2/1080p system to a Denon system that is 9.2/4k capable. Should have been a _really_ nice bump in performance.... except.... We have an Amazon FireTV Cube and a DirectTV receiver. That's all we really use. Even the old Onkyo you could pick up the Amazon...
  18. U

    New Home Theater - Wiring Advice

    Hello! New user here hoping to get some advice and guidance. I am currently starting a project to finish my attic and plan to make it a combined rec space and home theater. The floorplan is a 38' x 28' colonial so a 45 degree roof pitch up to a 7' flat ceiling with a staircase splitting the room...
  19. G

    New setup from scratch, need equipment advice.

    Hello all! We've recently sold our home so I'm building an equipment list for the media room in our new home. Our current house has a great dedicated HT setup built by the previous owners. 100" screen, ceiling mounted projector and speakers, HT seating with a 2nd row riser, dark paint, etc...
  20. M

    Newb Looking For MCR88 Setup Advice

    Hi, all. New here, which will become patently obvious. I am working on a basic whole-house audio only setup. Looking to have 7 zones. Along the way, I picked up a MCR88 for $30. I have been reading up on it with the hope of using it. The immediate problem I see is that there is no way to...
  21. H

    Seeking Soundproofing Advice

    Long time listener, first time caller, so please be gentle. We're in the process of a full home remodel, and I'm working on a dual-use room that will be both a Home Office and a Home Theater. I know this makes it an odd space, but I work full time from home and it's my only option to have a room...
  22. T

    Playback issues with Samsung BD-J5100 - need advice

    Hey everyone. I need some advice regarding my Samsung Player BD-J5100, and figured this would be the best place to come: I got this Blu player new around November 2017 and it has played DVD's & Blu's perfectly - until now. Recently, it didn't play two Blu's at all: The River's Edge (1986) and...
  23. E

    Bose Advice

    Hi there. Hoping someone can advise me with regards to my current set up. APOLOGIES FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS POST!! Equipment is Yamaha RX V373 receiver Bose Acoustimass 5 - Bass unit with 2 satellite cubes Bose 201 direct / reflect speakers. Only 1 input....A digital T.V which acts a a...
  24. F

    Advice on Speaker Selection for Atmos in-ceiling

    Hi there, First time poster. Planning out an upgrade to add Atmos to my existing home theater. I already have a solid 7.1 setup and a receiver that can do 7.1.2. I'm trying to figure out what speakers to by for the ceiling channels. My fronts are Martin Logan (motion 40s and a 30 center)...
  25. T

    Home theater layout advice

    Hi, I'm in the process of planning a home theater room in my basement. The layout and dimensions are a little bit tricky. The width of the room is 9 feet, while the wall along the garage is 12 feet, and the wide wall is 19 feet. Ceilings are 9 feet high. I came up with 3 ideas for the layout...
  26. Gunny1391

    Expert Advice to Complete HT Setup

    I could really use some expert advice in completing my HT setup. I would like to add a second sub, and find a way to improve my front stage. I feel as if my front L/R in-wall speakers, and center could be improved. I also agree that a second sub would improve the overall experience. Don't get me...
  27. M

    Begginner seeking advice on fronts / center mix

    Greetings! Happy 2019. I have Jamo 807 towers for front L and R and Klipsch RC-62 for the center and so far they sound nice. But I hear some people say that don't mix the Cs and the fronts. I am not able to figure the difference. Tempted to replace the Jamo's with RF-82 ii. Your suggestions? I...
  28. A

    Speaker separating from its housing - Need advice

    Hi everyone! So I last posted about speaker placement. That’s since been done and I’m happy with it so far, outside of shorting the left surround about 2 feet so that length of cord will forever eat at me, but not enough to drop another $30 on more speaker wire! Anyway, the other issue I have...
  29. Kyrsten Brad

    Going 9.2 with the new Denon X4400, Advice & info sought

    Well folks, with the new Denon going into action, would like some info & advice on utilizing the 9.2 speaker capability (up from 7.2 and no Atmos). Obviously I'll be utilizing Dolby Atmos on the front end (two height speakers (Leviton/JBL AEH50s )up near the ceiling on the front but I've...
  30. Mike Romo

    Advice needed - $599 Yamaha vs $999 Denon (discounted to $599)

    Hello-hope all of you are having a nice holiday season. I have been trying to research before asking for help, but I am in a bit of a quandary. I am thinking of replacing my 6.5 year old Denon 2312ci -- it's turning off at random times (overheating, I think?). The receiver has performed pretty...