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  1. T

    Need help finding a receiver or zone control combo that can do these things...

    asking for a friend who is trying to setup some speakers for various spots of his outdoor entertainment area A. - 3 zones, a pair of speakers per zone 3 x 2 = 6 total...prefer be all stereo, dont need surround B. - independent volume control of each zone, but same source material C. - input...
  2. A

    Need help with Pioneer s-dv77sw

    I have a Pioneer Surround system with the s-dv77sw powered subwoofer and 5 satellite speakers. I do not have the DVD player unit, so I am stuck with the sub and speakers. I want to use it with my pc or TV. But it does not have an RCA In. I think it uses a optical or co-axial in. Not sure what...
  3. playunknownbattle

    [HELP] Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DH770 (AV RECEIVER)

    Hello, I just begin to buy home theater speakers. I bought a pair of polk rti a9 tower speakers(500ww) and am going to buy a center speaker as well. Anyway, I gotta choose between Onkyo TX-NR555 & Sony STR-DH770. But I really dont know what to choose for receiver. Both receiver are pretty much...
  4. Airloaf

    Need help identifing speakers

    Hi I've got some oldish speakerlab speakers. My dad bought the kit around 86-89. Any help would be appreciated. Also would like to know if it would be worth repairing/refurbishing them.
  5. affeking

    Need some help placing surrounds in a non-ideal layout

    Hi All! I am preparing to wire and place speakers in a game room. It has a few unique challenges in the form of an angled double-door and a long window seat. I'm trying to figure out where to place my dipole surrounds and rears. This isn't completely to scale. I couldn't quite get this tool...
  6. D

    Movie projector issues...I could use some help or advice.

    I have an Infocus 4805 - I got it in 2004 so I know its old. My problem is that today my picture has tons of what I believe is static.. I was watching star wars on Blu ray and intro screen with title crawl against the black looks terrible. Its not as noticeable during brighter scenes. I tried...
  7. WilliamHg

    Help with my New Vizio Soundbar

    Got the Vizio SB3851-D0 5.1 Soundbar recently and have it connected directly to my Sony Blu-ray player via digital coax. I just use it for movies only and use the TV speakers when watching TV. Problem is when watching TV and I use the TV remote to control the TV volume...the soundbar light...
  8. cineMANIAC

    Help A Plasma Junkie Convert to LED: Advice Needed

    I couldn't find a thread dedicated to LED TV discussion so I started this one. Please merge with any existing thread if needed. This is a question for veteran owners of LED TVs willing to help a Plasma junkie transition into now-standard LED technology: are you generally happy with your sets...
  9. S

    Please help me decide where to place my Di-Pole/Bi-Pole surrounds

    Just finishing converting my single garage into a home cinema, and need to decide where to fit my L and R surrounds… seemingly a simple question, but of course there are constraints… I’m cabling for 5.1.4, but initially installing 5.1 until I can afford to replace my current amp and buy four...
  10. Vinicius Carvalho

    Looking for help with receiver interference

    Hi there, I'm deeply sorry by posting this again, I spend most of yesterday on google searching for causes of receiver humming. We moved to a new place, and our Sony STR-DN-840 started to hum very badly when plugged into the outlet. This was not the case on our last apartment. So I tried to...
  11. D

    Projector help

    I recently bought a new home that had a home theater projector and screen previously installed and I was looking to put one back in since the wiring and ceiling speakers are already in place. The wall is about 14 feet wide and it's 13 from where the projector was installed to the ceiling before...
  12. R

    Starting my first Theatre/Media room build help advice opinion needed.

    So, We just moved to a new to us home in July, and theres an unfinished room in the basement thats 26x11 that will be my theatre room. Attached is a cad layout of the entire basement (2 other rooms are finished). I've been learning a lot on sound isolating, screens,stages, wiring, risers...
  13. T

    Help setting up receivers

    Hi guys was hoping for a bit of help setting up a few of my receivers, im in the middle a gut and reno on an acreage i purchased and designing a home theatre/ setup up stairs using my existing equipment. Long story shory i have three amps 1988 Kenwood kr v87r, i soldered in dip sockets and 0.1...
  14. P

    Help : LG 42LD450 and Vizio S3851x problem

    Hi everyone, I'm really new in term of pimping my TV setup, except for the fact that I have a hdmi splitter and a laptop connected to stream stuff to my TV.. I decided to go with a soundbar + subwoofer + 2x satellite speakers with this Vizio s3851x kit. I mounted everything and did a clean...
  15. C

    Need help in deciding which Receiver to get

    Currently using an an antiquated 10 plus year old Denon receiver which has served me well to date but i believe it is time for me to upgrade. Below is what i am looking for in a receiver 1. Wi-Fi Capabilities - need to know the plus and minus points for this feature. what is it mainly used for...
  16. P

    Help with a 5.1.4 and offset ceiling locations

    Hi there, first time post for me, but I have read hundreds. Recently moved into a new house that had the ceiling speakers pre-wired in the ceiling for 6. I will only be using 4 of the mounts. My question is the placement of the ceiling speakers. You can see by the photo below that the left...
  17. M

    help with new open wall home theater for surround sound

    hey guys. any help would be appreciated i am building a dedicated home theater in my basment walls and ceiling are open now i need help with the surround sound end of things since i am new to that. room size - 13x22 w 8 ft ceilings main seating area will be one row with about 5 feet space...
  18. Z

    Question from a new home theater setup

    Hi, I have the Logitech Z906 5.1 surround sound system, but it doesn't allow me to independently configure right vs left channels. I can only configure the surround channels as one level. My problem is that my couch is next to a wall so my right surround speaker is basically touching the wall...
  19. J

    Help Setting up Bose Cinemate to Onkyo Tx-SR605

    Hey Guys! I am new to the forum and this will be my first post. I am setting up my home theatre system and I have run into a bit of a problem. The Tv I am using is pretty limited with only one HDMI Port. I am using that to connect my tv to my receiver. I have an optical audio cable running...
  20. justcrash

    Problem with Samsung HW-K850 soundbar, please help

    Hello all! I miss hoping someone could help me out. We have a sharp Lc-50lb261u TV. We recently mounted it over the fireplace and I thought we would improve the sound. Went to Best Buy looking to spend around $300 but the sales guy directed us to the Samsung HW-K850 and it sounded awesome. It...
  21. A

    Need help choosing...

    Want to buy new speakers but on a budget (student problems). I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to audio systems, can wire car audio and that's about it! Got a budget of around £150, maybe £200. Been looking at Hi-Fi systems such as: Sony MHC-ECL77BT 470W & Panasonic SC-AKX400EBK 600W...
  22. ErobertSVT

    I need help Sony bdv-e2100 vs Samsung ht-j5500 and why

    well thats it, im planing to buy a new home theater system and came down to this two, sadly im in ground zero now, cant decide, which are your opinion? Thanks a lot
  23. Joe Bernardi

    Help identifying a movie from the 1940s or 50s.

    I saw this movie as a young boy. I think there was a murder. Apparently the only somewhat of a witness was a young boy in his bed at night. He saw the shadow of a woman who wore a cap-type hat with a feather sticking up at the back. When people were looking for answers, he said he saw the...
  24. J

    Help with PJ and screen please

    Hello Wanted help in deciding the best screen and projector for our new basement build. We have completed all wiring for the basement. All walls are still open and I will be running HDMI cables, CAT6, speaker and any other suggested wires. I built a riser with 4 plugs behind for power recliners...
  25. I

    Need help buying receiver

    Hi there, I'm looking for a dolby atmos setup. I'm planning to go for a 7.1.4 setup + a turntable. I need a seperate PREAMP for the turntable. So a phew options arrise: - AV receiver with non preamplifeid phono input and buy a seperate phono amp for the turntable wich connects to phono input in...
  26. A

    Need help with surround sound

    Hi, i bought a samsung ht-d5300 home theater but when i connect it to my Roku TV 5315X via HDMI it only outputs sound on the 2 frontal speakers,there's no change when i connect a digital optical cable.
  27. dejanribic

    Connection help needed - thought I was a pro - am not.

    Hey guys! I need some help from this fine community you have going here! The last time I tinkered with home AV was about 5 years ago. At that time I set everything up with my PC, AVR + 5.1 setup, PS3 and FRESH NEW 1080p TV, bitstreaming from the PC to the TV over HDMI 1.3, playing games on...
  28. Stan

    Help with sound system.

    I figure I'm allowed one stupid question per month, so here's my December question. ------------- Have DISH Network with their receiver and a decent HDTV. Been using just the TV speakers, which are okay, but I could do a lot better. Had two DVD players, but got rid of them. I was an early...
  29. nikeman

    Please help me find a code

    My parents just got a samsung sound bar (hwk450) and I have tried every code I have found and none of them are working with their cox URC-8820-CISCO remote. Can anyone possibly help me so that they don't need the extra remote to control the volume?
  30. John_Bilbrey

    Denon AVRS710W Wireless Network help

    Guys, Has anyone seen or heard of any network-related (specifically wireless) issues on this series of receiver? Mine seems to have lost it's cookies on the network side. It still gets an IP address, but I can't change any settings or anything like that. I can't use AirPlay with it, it...
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