The dog days of summer are upon us, and it's much better to be indoors this time of year in Austin. That means it's a perfect time for another HTF meet! I suggest we have a meet on Saturday, August 16, 23, or 30 (first two weekends in August are not good for me). Whatever date works for the most people will become the date of the meet. Next, we need to agree on a topic. Here are my suggestions... - HDTV: Someone with HDTV can show off the vastly superior picture quality and discuss the technical aspects of receiving HDTV programming in Austin. - Home theater rooms: We could have a meet all about the physical environment of a home theater. This could include room analysis/acoustics, room treatments, and decor for turning an ordinary room into a home theater. We could talk about where to get those 'cool touches' for home theaters (framed movie posters, Dolby Digital/dts plaques, use of paint/moldings/lighting, etc.). - HTPC: Delve in-depth into how to build a home theater PC. What works and what doesn't work so well? How can you make your own media center PC with PVR functionality and high-quality scaled DVD playback? How does one use a DVD burner to record one's own DVDs? - Equipment auditions: Curious about hearing the current crop of affordable high-performance gear available over the Internet? Stuff that would be interesting to demo would include... * SVS subwoofers * Outlaw Audio receivers/pre-pros/power amps * Rocket and/or nOrh loudspeakers Let the games begin!!!