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  1. Issues to look for with Dolby Atmos playback thru PC 8 channel sound-card then back thru Dolby atmos Pre/Pro

    Audio Processing
    Issues to look for with Dolby Atmos playback thru PC 8 channel sound-card then back thru Dolby Atmos Pre/Pro using Digital Coaxial RCA's. Is the Sound room mixing lost or is frequency steering of the Dolby recording algorithms recaptured in the final Pre/Pro processing?
  2. XBox themed Glow Speakers - PC Sprite Build

    DIY Speakers
    A friend of mine, loves his Xbox. So I thought for his birthday I would make him some themed speakers. Originally, they were to be themed for his favorite game. After thinking about it for a while, I realized that favorite games change way too often. So instead, I decided I would make it themed...
  3. Building New PC – What/How Many Case Fans should I use?

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hey guys, I'm wondering what computer case fan to buy for my Realan E-W80 case. I was wondering if one product is better than another and I am open to recommendations. I'm not particularly fussed about noise, all I want is decent cooling. Oh and I nearly forgot, if anyone has an idea of how...
  4. best spec pc

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    what are the very best components to use to build the very best overclocking and benchmarking and best gaming results possible using water cooling thanks on the planet pc i need specific parts to make a full pc i no i have asked questions like this before but i did not get the answrs i...
  5. Play DCP Format On Windows PC

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Greeting all, great forum!! I searched the forums and wasn't able to find my specific issue, so I thought I would start here. If the thread should be elsewhere, please let me know and I'll move it/repost. So here's my situation, I am hosting a small, charity movie premiere in a 200 person...
  6. pc connection to Yamaha and LG

    System Setup and Connection
    First off thanks in advance for help. I just built a new pc and would like to use it in my home theater. Its currently connected through my Yamaha AVR into the LG. Its fine for 1080 and HD audio but struggles with 4k. I believe the PC is a GIGABYTE H97N WIFI intel based platform. The LG uf7700...
  7. REW plots comparing Dirac PC software compared to the XMC-1's Dirac software

    REW Forum
    I posted the response below at Emotiva's website, but I thought I'd post here as I'm looking for more technical experience for my learning benefit (I'm an EE although audio isn't my concentration). I am interested in improving my system even more, but I suspect I crossed the diminishing returns...
  8. PC audio to A/V receiver via wifi

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hi, newbie here. What is the best way to get PC audio output to my A/V receiver via wifi? I have a variety of audio only sources on my PC and want enjoy them through my Bose speaker system. I use Chromecast for PC video. Chromecast Audio requires use of apps that will not reproduce the audio...
  9. How to use Windows PC as a FIR Audio Processor

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    This is a tutorial explaining how to configure a Windows PC to do all filtering, equalization and phase linearization: Windows PC as a FIR Audio Processor Slightly simplified workflow: Media player --> WDM Audio --> Hi-Fi Cable & ASIO Bridge --> ASIO4ALL --> VSTHost & ConvolverVST --> USB audio...
  10. Connecting PC to AVP Wirelessly

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any input on how to connect a couple of PC's to my AV Preamp wirelessly. I want something that I can use to eliminate the hard-wire I have in my livingroom between my AVP and the PC that I use for REW. Both REW PC and AVP are in the livingroom. I also want to...
  11. havent built a PC in about 15yrs

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    so..... i'm looking for a good Kodi setup on the cheap. Will connect to AVR/TV, would like to add OTA tuner (not required), would like to play old ROMs, want to keep it on the CHEAP! $$$<$500.00 any thoughts?
  12. 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...
  13. Can I use a PC 3D monitir with my home theater?

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Specifically the ASUS VG248QE. I plan to get that 3D monitor for my PC and I was wondering if I can also hook it up to my home theater so I can get a taste of 3D from my standalone Blu-ray player without spending like a $1,000. I would also like to know if I can hook it up directly to my...
  14. What is the best audio transmitter for the PC?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi all, I have a desktop PC that normally uses a regular Aux cable going to my 5.1 surround sound, and I want something that will transmit the sound from my PC to my stereo wirelessly. What is the best wireless audio transmitter out there with the best quality available?
  15. Need Help with DIRAC on my PC

    Audio Processing
    Well I was very excited to learn that a trial version of DIRAC LIVE with multichannel support was available.. SO in short Im trying for several days now to get it setup and work with JRIVER MC 18 . I understand there is no official support but here goes nothing.. I also have a ASUS HDAV 1.3...
  16. Connecting PC to Audio Mixer

    Pro Audio
    Hi, I am new to the audio world and having a problem connecting the equipment. I am trying to connect my laptop via 3.5mm jack to my audio mixer which has a RCA input. The mixer i have is a Yamaha MG10. I am connecting with a 3.5mm to RCA cable. The problem is that when I play the audio on...
  17. Does anyone know of a Blu-ray player with MKV streaming from PC?

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    People I have a Sony BDP-S5100 which is a great player but it is unable to stream movies from my PC in MKV format and that annoys me because I have a bunch of movies in that format. Copy them to a USB drive or a external hard drive is an alternative but it will take forever to copy my movies to...
  18. Pc info

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Am using on board 5.1 sound drivers and will this be compatible Will the sound enhanced only for the player like cyber link power dvd or it works for game as well
  19. Speakers Connected to PC are Humming

    System Setup and Connection
    Yes, I know it's an oldie but goodie. Speaker/Headphone outputs (both front and back) on PC connected to AVR or Amp produces discernible hum through the speakers. Cable is 3,5mm to RCA. All devices are on the same power circuit and I have thrown a ground loop isolator in there for good measure...
  20. Which processor would be better for a home theater PC?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am building a home theater PC out of some spare parts. I have a good used ASUS motherboard and two processors. One is a dual core AMD 64 X2 4400+ (2.4GHz) and the other is a triple core AMD Phenom X3 8350e (1.9GHz). Either of these will work in my mobo, but which one do you think would be a...