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  1. Cutting the Cord

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy. Looking to go with streaming and stop paying to rent cable boxes. Would love to hear from others that have done the same - especially those with receiver-based / multi-speaker Dolby audio (I've got 2 in my home); also interested in enabling wi-fi for TVs that didn't come that way...
  2. Cutting the Cord

    AV Home Theater
    I am very close to canceling my Direct TV $190 per month waste of money IMO and going with Sling, Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu. I'm interested to hear what others are doing along these lines. Still want to get local HD stations for sports and broadcast TV. What's the equivalent to an HD antennae in a...
  3. Cutting home theater speaker wires?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    We moved into a house that has home theater system wiring in the walls. It looks like they were put in there when the house was being built, since they cannot be pulled out. We re not planning on connecting our own system through them and don t like them hanging from the walls where the speakers...
  4. Yamaha RX V673, audio frequently cutting out

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, I am hoping someone could help me with this issue. I have had my receiver for just over two years now. The problem started small, but has gradually gotten worse and worse. Basically, the audio cuts out for a few seconds and then returns. Sometimes it does so every 10 minutes, sometimes...
  5. Yamaha MX-A5000 Amplifier Cutting Out

    System Setup and Connection
    I am setting up a 9.2 system utilizing (9) Klipsch Speakers- (2) RF 7 II, (1) RC 64, (2) KS525, (2) KL650. (2) KL525 & (2) Velodyne VDR12. These are connected to my Yamaha CX-A5000 & Yamaha MX-A5000. I am using Blue Jean cables to connect all but the subs and the Tower and center speakers. I am...
  6. Need advice on cutting speaker wire

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello, I'm very new here and also very new to setting up a home theatre system as my brother was the one who did it for me all the time. This is the first time I'm not doing the whole surround sound in a box ordeal so I don't have wires pre cut for me. I purchased a 100 foot spool of speaker...
  7. Hello. Mr Newb cutting in.

    New Member Introductions
    As you all . Have a bit of a fanatical interest in Audio Equipment. It started in the the early 80's with my infatuation with Debra Harry. i.e BLONDIE. I was so in love. How could I meet her? Ahhh. The only way for myself to get intimate with her in any way was to listen to her on the stereo...
  8. Cutting MDF - better tool than jigsaw?

    DIY Speakers
    I've never had problems cutting MDF with a circular saw or a table saw... and I've learned that a good carbide router bit can make a WORLD of difference in cutting speed... But, I still find cutting MDF with a jigsaw (for bracing) to be a total pain. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've been...
  9. Newbie question regarding cutting speaker hole

    DIY Speakers
    Good evening , I am pretty new in the DIY world, and my first challenge is to build the SWOPE HT speaker system. Unfortunately there is not much detail regarding the diameter that need to be cut for the speakers. So how do i determine the proper inside and outside dimension that i need to...
  10. Lg bh200 problem with sound cutting out.

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I just purchased an lg bh200 online. It works great for the first hour. Then it will randomly lose sound. If I rewind a few seconds the sound comes back on and it will work properly again for 2-30 minutes. It does this with blu ray and hd DVD formats. Sd DVD plays just fine. It is hooked to my...
  11. Cutting sheet of this sub...for my first DIY.

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hi.guys. I'm kkoo and I looking forward to make my first DIY subs. Actually my HT room is not that wide (3*4.3m) so I found good design for my room. http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/diy-subwoofers-general-discussion/28074-google-sketchup-models-diy-projects-2.html#post257226 I would...
  12. Any DIY or contractors to answer countertop cutting query?

    Chat Box SWAMP
    I need to cut off an inch or so of formica countertop. There appears to be pressboard underneath, not solid wood or MDF. We're installing a new fridge in an old house. Has anyone done this and care to offer advice? I read where I'll should use a 40 tooth/inch sawblade. I should use masking tape...
  13. SB X-Fi Audio Cutting out via Dig Out

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hi guys, I've been using a Soundblaster X-fi Xtreme Music card in my HTPC for sometime. I have Dolby Digtal Live encoding enabled and use it to feed digital out to my Denon AVR-590. My problem is that during sustained use, the audio cuts out. The only ways I have found to avoid it is to...
  14. AT&T considering cutting its spending on U-Verse?

    AT&T could be ready to join Verizon in pulling back spending on its TV business, as the Wall Street Journal reports CEO Randall Stephenson said the company would have to "re-evaluate whether we put shovels in the ground" in the face of new regulation on broadband internet providers. Current...
  15. Mitsubishi WS-55857 is cutting out

    I was wondering if anyone could help with my above mentioned TV. It would cut out after flashing some squiggly lines (5-15 sec). Sometimes the lines were red, green, or white if that helps at all. I pushed the menu and input buttons and an error code of 2-1 was given. Any ideas what this code...
  16. Cutting holes for FI Q18's please help

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi there, Can someone advise me on what is the best way to cut out accurate holes for the FI Q18's. I can't find anything to do this. Tips and tricks would be appreciated please. Any videos would be very helpful if possible. cheers Graham
  17. PVC Pipe cutting

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Question for all, What method / tools do you use to cut, say a 6" PVC pipe perfectly straight for your LLTs?? Please chime in, thanks! :T
  18. SonyBD sounds cutting in/out on "Dark Knight"

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I bought a Samsung 46A-750, Hung it on the wall. Bought a Sony BDP-S350, which is temporary plugged into the TV's side HDMI (monoprice cable) port until I find a receiver to plug both the Time-Warner DVR, and the Blu ray player into that, then run one HDMI from receiver to TV. THE PROBLEM...
  19. Wood cutting business CNC style???

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Is their a business out there that will cut wood for speaker building and ship it to you? It would seem to me that if someone had a CNC router table able to cut 4 x 8 sheets of MDF or Ply they could buy wood at wholesale and cut stock plans for DIY subs, speakers, etc. and also do custom work...
  20. Cutting the Cord: An Antenna Success Story

    AV Home Theater
    My primary reason for posting this thread is to help mitigate others’ apprehension for investing in an antenna. It would have been easier for me to make that decision had I found some “good experience” threads out there. Sorry if it is a bit of a novel. Anyway…as you might have guessed, I...