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  1. G

    A cheap Android tablet PC

    Hi. I want to buy a cheap 10inch Android tablet PC. I have a Samsung tablet PC for work, but my kid loves to play it. I just need a cheap tablet that can be used to watch videos, read e-books, and other basic entertainment functions. I think those two tablet PCs are good so far, Best buy and...
  2. J

    Bluetooth Air Mouse to wake pc from sleep

    Recently built a htpc to steam films from a private server everything is working well but I use a Bluetooth Air Mouse which can make my pc sleep but not wake again I've searched on you tube and found the device in device manager but the option to wake the computer is greyed out does anyone know...
  3. M

    Repurposing old PC speakers for home theatre setup

    Hello all, I'm new to the community. Just doing a basement reno, and found in storage that I have 5 satellite speakers from the Logictech z680 system. Speakers are old, but they still work. The controller and sub broke a while back (which is why they're in storage). I wanted purchase a AV...
  4. jcroy

    [Historical] PC games on dvd-rom

    This is a spinoff of an offtopic discussion on another thread on here, which is more appropriate in this subforum. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/a-quinn-martin-production.351359/page-20 Here are the relevant posts. I haven't been able to find much information about how...
  5. Adam Lenhardt

    How can you tell if an iTunes digital copy is in 4K on a PC?

    If you don't have an AppleTV, how can you tell if a digital copy in your iTunes library is in 4K? Since iTunes titles don't stream in 4K through PCs, all of the titles in my library -- even titles I know should be 4K -- are listed as HD.
  6. A

    Best sound card for Sonos 5.1 home theater

    Dear all, TL;DR undecided between ASUS essential STX II, and Creative Sound Blaster ZXR (see comparison below). I am seeking advice on what sound card to buy so it work the best with my rig. For years now I use a Samsung 60” 4K TV as a monitor in my living room, connected to a computer...
  7. Patrick Sun

    I told myself I'd never build another PC again...

    ... that was 6.5 years ago, but after scouring pre-built configurations, I could never find something that hit all the right notes for me, so I ended up diving back into PC component research and finally pulled the trigger on ordering stuff for the next PC after all. And hopefully most of the...
  8. S

    Can I download Amazon Prime Videos To My PC??

    I'm a physical media collector by nature and habit but I do have iTunes with a couple of movies and TV shows on it. What I like about iTunes is its very easy. I click 'Purchase' and it downloads. I can see the downloaded file on my hard drive so it's mine and I can make a backup. I thought I'd...
  9. R

    Onkyo 656 PC connection sound issues (only from some sites)

    Hello all, A couple of days ago, my son was watching TV, and he told me the sound had stopped working. I checked a couple of things, thinking maybe he'd hit something on the remote control by mistake, and found out that what he said was only partially true. We have a mini PC in the living...
  10. H

    3D Display has stopped working on PC set up

    Hello Folks! Yes, as the title suggests, I tried playing a 3D BluRay on my usually reliable set up recently, and I got the message, The disc has recognized that your player and/or display does not support 3D playback or your player firmware requires updating..." I have updated the drivers on my...
  11. Steve Y

    Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC)

    This comes out tomorrow (March 23) for the PS4 and PC. Anyone else picking this up? I have it pre-loaded on my console and can't wait. I adored the story and art style of the first Ni No Kuni game (which was released on PS3), but the combat left much to be desired, to say the least. In fact...
  12. Shane Morales

    PC to Tube amp /w Subwoofer

    Hi. I'm wondering how to get a stereo tube amplifier to work with a powered subwoofer. There's a couple of tube amplifiers I'm interested in, but I don't know how to get my subwoofer working with it. The basic setup is this: PC sound card to amplifier (to subwoofer how?). Currently I use a...
  13. A

    Do you remamber that time, of first PC DVD kits ?

    That's a technical topic, to raise one point that anoys me about LCD introduction. Despite the HDTV and and 4K technologies, I notice a strange thing in terms of image contrast, about of pleasant feeling of lustrous image, and not thing like contrast ratio itself. Do you remamber when DVD...
  14. K

    3d content from from PC AVI File to projector setup

    Hello, and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I have a new projector, an Epson LS10000 which comes with active 3d glasses, receiving HMDI signal from a Yamaha RXA860 home theater amplifier with HDMI switching. Upstream I have a home theater PC connected to the amp via HDMI. Regular...
  15. M

    Help with projector, AVR, PC Setup

    Hello - I've moved and am trying to set up my projector to play the audio/video I'm streaming through my PC. I've had this same PC/video card with dual-monitors, AVR, and projector setup working in my previous two homes, so I'm clueless/frustrated as to why it isn't working now. I had it...
  16. Wouter Bovelander

    Pioneer VSX-908RDS-G expertise wanted

    Hi, I have an 18 year old VSX-908RDS-G which I want to connect to my PC, the ultimate goal being able to connect my SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 surround headset to the amplifier. I've managed to connect everything, but I only get sound through the Front Left and Front Right channels. I would like to...
  17. N

    Connecting a PC to Sony Receiver?

    Hey folks I have a Sony STR-DH770 receiver. I'm trying to connect my PC to it, so I can play games on my TV. But, when I switch over to the PC, there's no picture or sound. My PC recognizes it and I can set it up as a 2nd monitor like normal. If I plug it just right into the TV, it works fine...
  18. N

    4K TV for gaming PC?

    I'm going to be investing in a new high end gaming PC very soon and I'd like to have it connected to a 4K TV to replace my Xbox, rather than a traditional PC with a monitor and all. I'll be looking for a TV in the 60-65" range. I will mostly be using it for gaming, but I will also be watching...
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    Blu Ray 1:1 streaming

    I want to find out if it is possible to rip blu rays in 1:1 lossless format, with subtitles and everything, included to a PC or NAS (or something else) and be able to access them and stream them to a home theater system in the same lossless quality that a Blu Ray would play in and then also be...
  20. K

    Does anyone have experience with 50-inch pc monitors?

    Hello. I started this thread here, because i'd like to ask if anyone here has a 50 or above inch monitor and how is his experience with it. I was thinking of buying one in the future for these reasons: -I don't have a TV, and instead of buying a TV and a new monitor, thought to buy just one...
  21. Sam Posten

    HDR finally comes to PC Monitors

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3154782/displays/nvidias-first-hdr-g-sync-monitors-are-basically-the-holy-grail-of-pc-displays.html This will be my first new monitor in 5 years, can't wait!
  22. kfx

    PC and/or Windows 10 tab as media center - how?

    Hi guys. Im in a bit of a pickle regarding my bedroom theater. I have a regular HD tv, no smart tv, and what i have done so far is just plugging in my laptop through HDMI, but i am getting tired of wireless mouse and keyboard in my bed and using my smartphone as mouse and keyboard + some other...
  23. Alf S

    Need help with Office 365 for PC -Outlook specifically

    We upgraded our laptop this weekend and all went fine. I logged into my Office account and Office 365 was loaded up fine. We have been using O365 on our retired laptop and Outlook runs like a charm, I have two email accounts loaded to it (POP accounts if that matters) and when we open Outlook...
  24. Sequoia93

    Trouble passing audio/video from PC through Denon AVR-1909

    Hi all, I have had a very frustrating afternoon trying to pass my computer's audio/video signal through my AVR so I can preserve the 5.1 audio. Right now I have my PC connected to the receiver's HDMI input, then an HDMI running from the receiver's monitor out to the TV. Now, when I access the...
  25. M

    HDMI from PC to AVR, not sending 5.1, only PCM

    Specs: Dell Insperon Windows 10, upgraded from windows 7, same issue. 64bit Yamaha RX-V765 Sharp Aquos Okay, So I am running an HDMI from the PC to the AVR but it only sends Stereo sound. I pull up the Control Panel and select Manage Audio Devices. I get two options (forgive me I am not...
  26. Tony Bensley

    Pinterest: Did They Remove The PC Upload Option?

    As I'm sure many HTF members who like to upload images from their devices can attest, on some Forums (Not this one, thankfully!), this can prove to be rather a headache, what with having to first upload to a third party online gallery setup. In my case, there is one Forum for which even this...
  27. uVSthem

    Panasonic TC-58AX800U with DisplayPort

    I’m looking to use this TV on my PC for gaming. Does anyone know if the TV will accept an native 120hz signal through the DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0 inputs. Does the DisplayPort support Adaptive Sync? Can I use Nvidia 3DTV Play with this TV?
  28. Dave Upton

    Hardware Review Feature: PC Gaming in the Home Theater – ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC Review

    PC Gaming in the Home Theater – ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC Review Some of us have reluctantly admitted that gaming in the home theater is something best done on consoles, and despite the best efforts of Sony and Microsoft to bring state of the art visuals to the new generation PS4 and Xbox One...
  29. uVSthem

    TV recommendations

    I am looking at purchasing a TV for my HTPC. Ideally, I would like a display that is at least 55 inches to 65 inches, can handle 4K at 60FPS and I can use Nvidia 3D vision 2 to for games and movies. More importantly, I would like to use 120FPS natively at up to 1080P. No funny tricks or...
  30. AlaskanAVGuy

    The 4K UHD ELEPHANT in the Room...what they don't want you to know

    The UHD 4K Elephant in the Room. At the Average Viewing distance of 10' you would need a 77" Screen or bigger before you could see Any Improvements with a 4K UHDTV (3840 x 2160) over a 2K (1920 x 1080) set. These are the limits of the human eye with 20/20 vision. Digital Trends also...