Home theater school? - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 01-08-08, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Terrance
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6
Home theater school?

Where do you guys go to get your knowledge?

I am interested in expanding my understanding and application of Home theater. I know just enough to be dangerous, and can pretty much do a basic HT setup. In addition to trial and error, and the wonderful world of the internet, where would you guys suggest one go to get some "certified" instruction.
majesty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 01-08-08, 02:46 PM
Elite Shackster
 
tonyvdb's Avatar
Tony
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Can
Posts: 14,696
My System
Re: Home theater school?

Most of us have just learn't over the years, I've been into A/V for over 20 years (I stared when I was 14 years old by running sound at my home church) and still learn new things everyday by reading forum posts and just asking questions.
There are from time to time courses that you can take in colleges or done by private companies. You just need to keep your eyes open in the local papers and online.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

tonyvdb is online now  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-08-08, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Terrance
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6
Re: Home theater school?

I guess I'm just one of those guys that when I think I need to know something, I feel I have to go to school. I know there is tons of info out there just a few clicks away, but I feel like I need some structured instruction in order prove or validate what I know before I go around putting flyers on my neighbor's doors, professing my "experience" on the subject. Right now, I sometimes install HT and and other home electronics for friends and family. I only do if for them because they trust me putting holes in their walls, but before I stick my neck all the way out there, I feel that there is WAY more for me to learn, and I am not sure where to start.


....outside of the wealth of information here, of course

*I think I have some brown stuff on my nose*
majesty is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 01-08-08, 03:23 PM
Elite Shackster
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
Mike
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chitek Lake, Sask.
Posts: 19,397
Mike P. is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 01-08-08, 11:03 PM
jvc
Banned!
jvc
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 139
Re: Home theater school?

The Avia disc, and the Sound & Vision HT Tune Up disc, goes into some detail on setting up a home theater. Then gives you the colored plastic pieces needed to set your tv up, about as good as you can get it, without calling in a pro. It also gives you the pink noise for calibrating your speakers, with an SPL meter.

Then they give you demo DD and DTS tracks to enjoy.
Some good stuff there............

If you use Netflix or BlockBuster.com, you can get Avia 1 & 2 from them.
jvc is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 01-09-08, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
Terrance
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6
Re: Home theater school?

Thanks for all the help.
majesty is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 01-09-08, 08:17 AM
Senior Shackster
 
Bob_99's Avatar
Bob_99
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 639
Re: Home theater school?

This was a very timely post as yesterday I received a brochure for the adult education courses being taught at the local high school and I was thinking about how a course in HT could be offered. Would it appeal to people and if so, at what level?

Bob

"There is always hope, even if it is just a fool's hope."
Bob_99 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 01-09-08, 12:14 PM
Plain ole user
 
lcaillo's Avatar
Tech Guru
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Posts: 11,121
Send a message via AIM to lcaillo
Re: Home theater school?

We send our installers to CEDIA boot camp and to other training they provide, and have Manufacturer's Reps and trainers come in to keep them up to date. CEDIA is one of the few places to get professional training on this stuff. ISF training is available for video calibration, as is HAA training for audio.

Looking for me, just google my username. I have used the same one for most sites for many years.
lcaillo is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-27-08, 07:54 AM
Senior Shackster
 
hyghwayman's Avatar
Donnie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Connelly Springs, NC
Posts: 507
My System
Send a message via Yahoo to hyghwayman
Re: Home theater school?

I am also interested in a HT career. But don't want to work for someone else.
Now where to start ? I'm thinking small, knowing I will need to keep my day job. Looking at the prices CC and BB are charging, I'm sure I could easly under cut them and still make some decent $$$ for my time. My thinking is that I have been able to link/hook anything up to my system and should be able to do the same for others.

I was talking to wife last night and she was the one to bring it up, saying a co-worker was asking about our HT and who we had hook every thing up. So I may have my 1st. install job this coming weekend.

hyghwayman
hyghwayman is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
home , school , theater

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome