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  1. Media room with 5 ceiling speakers - 5.1 or Atmos 5.1.4?

    AV Home Theater
    We bought a new house recently and it comes with a media room which is 16'8" x 15'10" (5.08m x 4.83m) in size. The ceiling is vaulted and goes from 10ft (3.04m) at the walls to 12ft (3.65m) at the highest point. There is a 120" projector screen on the front wall and 5 in-ceiling speakers. Three...
  2. Please help choose between these 5 media players, Zidoo, Zappiti, Himedia, Egreatc

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello Everyone, I'm looking for a media player to replace my Popcorn Hour C 200. After much research, I have my choices narrowed down to the five media players listed below. I was hoping you could answer some questions to help me come to a final decision. Below is a list of features that I need...
  3. Need help with three TV media room

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    i am embarking on a three TV set up for my new media room. I was looking at the Denon AVR-X2300W (2016 model) or the AVR-X3300. My main TV will be a 65"-70" flat screen with one 50" TV on each side. I currently have some Mirage Omni 60 speakers that i will use for the larger TV sound. Do I...
  4. Three TV media room

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    i am embarking on a three TV set up for my new media room. I was looking at the Denon AVR-X2300W (2016 model) or the AVR-X3300. My main TV will be a 65"-70" flat screen with one 50" TV on each side. I currently have some Mirage Omni 60 speakers that i will use for the larger TV sound. Do I...
  5. IB sub questions for new media room

    IB - Infinite Baffle Subwoofer Build Projects
    I am in the research phase of my media room project... Definitely thinking about IB subs since I like the idea quite a bit. But have some questions: 1. I assume ideal placements are the same as for any other sub? Four corners, four center walls, or two centered on the sides? Obviously subject...
  6. Which media player for MKV and subtitles?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, In order to watch mkv files sometimes with separate subtitle files I'm advised to purchase either a Mi Box or a Raspberry Pi. Which one would represent the best option in your opinion? Setup simplicity is paramount. Also I need to connect 2 pairs of headphones somehow. Any suggestion about...
  7. Media Storage

    AV Home Theater
    Hi, I have recently grown out of my bookshelves to hold my movies and games. The problem is is the bookshelves I purchased for my Kia have been discontinued. They were the Billy bookcases that are 8 inches in depth , and about 24 inches wide, and around 78" tall. And I kid is not carry a...
  8. New CC for Media room

    DIY Speakers
    Im finally getting a projector / screen and Im going to have a REAL media room.... The projector is the new EPSON 5040 w 4K enhancement (like JVC Eshift) I installed the first 5040 this week in a clients home and WOW... It was fairly difficult to setup given the extreme flexibility and choices...
  9. Does it still make sense to buy BD media

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Hi, In these days whre Netflix, cinemanow and other streaming platform offers HD and now UltaHD 4k streaming movies, does it still make sense to upgrade to the latest BD player and buy bd or ultrahd bd media vs renting it on a streaming service ? Alain :smile:
  10. Are We Witnessing The End of Physical Movie Media?

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    As the new Ultra HD Blu-ray players were announced last fall, I found myself breathing a sigh of relief. Physical media is going to live to see another day, I thought. It’s all in the bag for at least a few more years. Or is it? We’ve known for quite some time that the physical media sphere...
  11. My 3yrs in the making open media room

    Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)
    Well after 3 years of sweat and tears my open media room in my basement is 95% complete. All that's left is to build the wet bar in the back. The screen is a 120" sintra diy screen with aluminum frame. Setup: Epson 8350 Tritrix tallboy left and right towers Pinnacle center channel, temporary...
  12. New media room setup

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    Hi, I bought house recently that came with pre-wired 7.1 chan media room. I am planning to furnish (with budget of $3K-$4k) using some tax returns. Any ideas what are the best options for me. Can I buy the 5.1 'home theatre in box' sounds systems they sell in best buy?
  13. My WD TV Live is on the way out.. what are my options for a new media player?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I've started experiencing a few problems with my WD. Here's the list of problems [​IMG] Mapping it as a network drive, in the middle of a transfer, the device would suddenly become unavailable and then I could not get it remapped. When streaming a show in Netflix, it would stop in the...
  14. Media Room layout help please.

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi all, I've been struggling with this media room layout for some time. My basement floor plan is open and my wife wants to keep it that way. Here's my current design speaker layout: Here's my current electrical layout: and dimensions: I'm thinking of changing the layout so the TV is...
  15. Media PC Upgrade

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Just sharing a view of my quick Media PC upgrade, long procrastinated and overdue! 1. Installed a USB 3.0 adapter card from Anker. The card's power connector (right edge of the photo) and supplied power cable make sure that full USB 3.0 power capability is available on all four ports. A PCI...
  16. Xboxone a good blu ray player and media center?

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    I have been using a xbox one as my home theater Blu Ray player and media hub netflix , Amazon HBO go . Is their another Blu rAy player capable of streaming HBO go ? Am I sacrificing picture and surround sound quality ? Any Inexpensive Blu Ray player recommendations with good video and...
  17. Oppo bdp 103 media art

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I just picked up my new oppo last night and was wondering about cover art on movie data. I am running J River on my PC and is there anyway to show the movie art on the oppo? It is connected through Ethernet and used the ps3 and generic server on J River. Shows all my movie files in...
  18. Media Room coming offline

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I've been hesitating writing this post for awhile. I guess my own subconscious was unwilling to start this journey with me. I have to take me room offline down to the gunnels. Apparently there is a cracked sewer/outflow pipe directly under the poured slab of my basement. So they are going to...
  19. Media Server for 2015

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello I am a complete novice trying to build a movie server to store my ever growing collection of BDs. My wife and i have decided to go this direction now that we have little hands roaming the house (already destroyed one disc at 9mos). I have found a 4U rackmount case with 15 internal 3.5"...
  20. Media Storage Options

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    I've run out of room - over 300 Blu-Rays, about as many DVDs (which mostly are not used as anything I really liked I upgraded to BD already) -but my wall storage is more than full. I'm wondering if there's a way to replace my functional but not amazing center console. Thinking I may be able...