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    Home theater automation.

    Is there any software that will let me automate lighting,(L.E.D.) through a computer or laptop?AS would like to automate as I do at my theater. I push start and everything I schedule activates like non-sync, sound off or on lights, we have 2 lights functions trailer and feature. thanx for any help.
  2. Garysb

    Tenet to Home Video December 15th

  3. P

    Best Movie Scenes to show off a Home Theater

    Post about movie scenes that show off a home theater. You can post as many as you want. Please note the date of the film. ...... Cinderella (2015) - Disney's live action take on the classic story. SCENE: flight from the castle where the carriage turns back into a pumpkin. ..... Oblion...
  4. C

    Atmos soundbar vs. home theater in a box

    I’m about to provision my first home theater. It will be a living room in a one-bed apt, so nothing too fancy, and no wall or ceiling mounting. I’m looking to spend at or below $1000 for audio. Debating between a Atmos capable soundbar with sub and satellites and a 7.1 or 5.1 “home theater in a...
  5. K

    Upgrading my home theatre

    I currently have a 7.2 A/V receiver hooked up to Bose accoustimas 15 system. I would like to two floor standing speakers and a center channel speaker to the Bose system. Does it work and are they compatible ? Thank you for your help in advance.
  6. Dario1971

    HTPC connect to DAC for Home Cinema

    Hi all. I have to connect an HTPC to a Yamaha RX-A3080, in order to view my movies. Because HTPC it is 20 meters away from Yamaha RX-A3080, how many ways you know I can use? Thanks in advanced.
  7. B

    Receiver for home theater and outdoor speakers

    Just moved into a house that has existing speakers and wires. I am a total beginner, trying to figure out which receiver to buy. It doesn’t have to be fancy or high quality. I just want something at a reasonable price that gets the job done...doesn’t have to be super high quality. After some...
  8. S

    First home theater; house in design phase

    Hey everyone! I am in the process of designing (well, paying someone to design) my new home. We have had lots of back-and-forths about the kitchen, porch, bathrooms, windows, etc., (wife's priorities). Obviously, right before we submit for permitting, I'm allowed to talk about my home...
  9. Robert_Zohn

    Show us your a/v systems and home theaters

    To kick off this thread here's an article in Reference Home Theater Magazine about a complete luxury apartment in NYC that we were hired to spec, design, and install all of the a/v, lighting and control. The client is a serious a/v enthusiasts. My favorite type of client. Show us your a/v...
  10. Garysb

    TCM Classic Movie Festival Home Edition 2020

    Thank You TCM for doing this. Really looking forward to it. April 16th to April 19th. Forgot to put dates in title. I believe these were the dates of the canceled festival. Link to schedule: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TCMFF_2020_PrintSchedule-1.pdf
  11. A

    Component recommendations for complete DYI Home theater under ~$10,000 USD

    Please help on recommendations on what model and components to purchase for a DYI complete package home Theater for under ~$10,000 USD Theater room size 12’x22’ 10’ ceiling Projector?- Reference ~16’ throw distance ( I like the JVC NX5 ? ) Speakers?-5.1 or 7.1 (Klipsch?) Receiver (DOLBY...
  12. Sam Posten

    Coronavirus makes Universal go day and date for home starting friday!

    This is smart. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-16/coronavirus-universal-to-make-current-theatrical-movies-available-for-home-viewing-on-friday
  13. Foxman

    Home Theater Calibration

    My apologies if this should have been posted elsewhere. Preface: My Rotel Pre-Amp is older and does not have the calibration microphone and built-in software than many of the new AVR's do. So, I have almost zero knowledge on this subject. I have a SPL meter, which comes in very handy and for...
  14. S

    Moved into new home. Building home theater. Bought TV. Need Sound System. Definitive Technology?

    Hey guys, New to the forum. Would love some advice on this. Best Buy Magnolia home theater crew said two 10" standing speakers fron DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY, as well as the front speaker, and two bookcase speakers behind me in corners. Powered by a Denon 9.2 ch receiver. I have attached a...
  15. Zachman54

    Basic wiring question so I get the best home theater sound

    Hello everyone, looking for some help wiring my new LG Soundbar with Dolby Atmos. I view movies from 3 different sources, ultra Hi-Def Blue Ray DVD player, the latest Roku devise, and my Xfinity cable box. I want to make sure I wire my new Soundbar so I get the best possible audio from each...
  16. E

    My DIY Home Theater with pics (On the cheap)

    I've been planning a dedicated Home Theater for years. I knew what I wanted it to look like but had no idea how to get it done. Enter research on Google and Pinterest! My somewhat simple home theater project morphed into a 3 year project with a whole bunch of cool gadgets and unique aspects...
  17. Sarah Matheson

    Home theater seating

    How crazy did you guys get with home theater seating? I know you can spend a fortune on Seatcraft Bass Shaker full grain leather w/ LED lights, but I assume most people use a regular sofa or reclining chair?
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    Per Channel Watts Specs for Home Theater Receivers

    Here is something I have always wondered about the RMS Watts spec of a home theater receiver. Any time you view a spec (of any brand) of a multi channel receiver (let's say 7 channels), it is always written in this format: "140 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2...
  19. ENDEE666

    Hum issues hooking up Pro Audio (Crown) amp to Home Audio Receiver (Yamaha)

    Hello everyone. Hoping someone can help me solve an issue I am having. I am expanding my sound system in my den at home. Mostly with stuff I already own, while adding a few new items. I have done a lot of troubleshooting already, and wanted some guidance before I started throwing more money and...
  20. Neil Brock

    CBS Home Video/MOD RIP

    Say bye bye. The department has been dissolved. It remains to be seen as to what will happen as far as any future releases go, but I wouldn't hold my breath for any. Gunsmoke will likely still be finished but as far as anything else goes (Bonanza, Our Miss Brooks, Ben Casey, etc.), I hate to say...
  21. Jeffreybomb

    Basement Home Theater

    Here's a very, very rough draft of my home theater layout and a bullet point list of ideas that I'm considering, though are likely to be revised in one way or another as I go: The room will be its own entity, not an open floor plan to the rest of the basement. AV closet: a space for all the...
  22. J

    Fixing up an old home theater- complete beginner overwhelmed!

    So I have been browsing this forum for a few days and the amount of expertise and information here is- overwhelming, to say the least! We moved into a new (to us) house a few years ago- they had some semblance of a home theater setup in the basement that life has kept us too busy to really look...
  23. 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)...
  24. Jay20nj

    Setting up Home theater questions

    Hi couple questions. Im setting up a cable box, blu ray, receiver, and tv. My router is also in same cabinet. I plan to wire the tv and receiver to the router as well. The blu ray and cable box will go into the receiver then to the tv. My 2 questions are: 1. Should i also run an hdmi from the...
  25. P

    7.1 Channel Home Theater

    My builder gave wire setup for 7.1 channel. I have no idea what kind of speakers to buy! I would like to stay in the budget. Can I setup using these? or do I need to buy extra speakers...
  26. 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...
  27. metino

    New Home

    Hey guys, Ive just put a deposit down on a house that has a dedicated home theatre, the room is 4190mm x 4230mm and has a cut out in the wall for a screen 2600mm wide x 1800 high (if that makes sense), just wanted to know if this room is good enough for a home theatre with projector and dolby...
  28. justegofficial

    On Last Two DVD Recorders, What's Next for Home Recording?

    I grew up recording broadcast/cable TV with VCRs and eventually switched to DVD recorders. I currently have one I bought new (and have had a while, so I don't know how much life it has left in it) and one I bought used. When those two die, what's next? I prefer physical media, but the only...
  29. Oswald Pascual

    Apple TV Home Sharing Limit?

    My understanding is that ATV has a library limit of 2300 movies. What happens when the library exceeds the limit if your home sharing the movies to ATV devices?
  30. liberty610

    New to home theater gear; looking for opinions on my setup

    Hi all, A little over a week ago I upgraded my LCD tv to a LG OLED C9 55" Tv. I never understood the hype about 4K until saw one of these work their magic. I have been more then thrilled with it thus far, and show it off to everyone that visits. Purchasing this TV has triggered the tech geek...