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  1. Home Theater Projectors
    Hi all, I'm doing some small tweeks to my HT right now. I've noticed that the image my projector sends to my screen isn't square. I can get the top right corner and bottom left corner perfectly in line with the screen, but the opposite corners are bleeding about an inch past the screen. I...
  2. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi Gents and ladies, I just received my Marantz NR1402 from Accessories for Less and the remote control does not function. when I press a button on the remote the signal indicator lights on the remote but the receiver does nothing in return. I've also programmed my Harmony 890 for the receiver...
  3. Home Audio Subwoofers
    Okay..not really sure if this is possible or not, if it is I would greatly appreciate some steps to take on optimizing a home theater with Continuously variable phase control circuits. Alright I have two of the same subs in two different positions in my HT and both subs have Continuously...
  4. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    How To Properly Set Up Your Sony PS3 as a Blu-Ray Player Sony's PS3 uses a menu interface called XrossMediaBar (XMB™). Along the horizontal row are the categories and the the vertical rows contain the sub menu items. You'll want to navigate to 'Settings' in the Horizontal row. Then...
  5. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    AVR Setup First off, this will be an evolving thread that is not complete and that will be updated. Additionally, there are some basic terminologies that everyone should know. For consistency I have used definitions already that are already on the site from other Official Articles or from the...
  6. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Learn How to Setup your TV, HDTV, Plasma TV, LCD TV or any type of Video Display for your Home Theater System. Source The source for your display can be your Blu-ray player, a game console (PS3, Xbox), an Over The Air (OTA) antenna, and cable/satellite box. The key to this is that you want...
  7. System Setup and Connection
    I am looking for a optimum way to hook up my Tv, receiver, sound bar, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Dvd player. I'm trying to have all my units use the sound bar and receiver when I turn them on. The receiver, tv and sound bar only have one optical cable spot. I did provide pics of the receiver...
  8. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    This thread will help explain the best methods to prepare your new Plasma Display Panels (pdp) for a long life of service. It's common knowledge that a good break-in period should be done to prevent image retention and stabilize your plasma panel. Most video experts and calibrators recommend...
  9. Video Calibration
    This thread will help explain the best methods to prepare your new Plasma Display Panels (pdp) for a long life of service. It's common knowledge that a good break-in period should be done to prevent image retention and stabilize your plasma panel. Most video experts and calibrators recommend...
  10. REW Forum
    Hi all, I am a newb to REW and am setting up my room. All my levels check out fine but when I try a measurement the sound goes from about 15Hz to 100Hz then stops even though it's set to go all the way to 20000Hz. Tried different settings and I still can't get it to work. Any ideas? I am on...
  11. System Setup and Connection
    During the construction of my home, I had speakers installed in the living room, and back patio, and car garage. The end result was three four conductor wires which ended in my closet. Each wire contains four wires (green, black, red, and white at the ends) Each wire has its own volume control...
  12. JVC
    First, I bought it used. Second, I didn't get the original remote and had to buy a universal remote. Third, it worked perfectly for the first couple of months. Then, out of the blue, it would no longer turn off with just a simple push of the remote control off button or the tv power button. To...
  13. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    After doing REW sweeps of before the port and after, I realized I was tuned much lower than I thought. Thinking 990 cubic feet realizing 1003 cubic feet (closet door closed, opened it's more like 1040 cubic feet and 4Hz tuning) and from 9Hz to 5Hz, I can't have a title that I can't correct. I...
  14. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I noticed that my Onkyo does not properly decode movie sound track and always use the last setting used. Like tonight i was watching a blu-ray movie with master audio sound track but the onkyo was locked on thx cinema . Same thing last weekend it did not decoded the sound track and defaulted to...
  15. REW Forum
    I am buying a Tascam US144-MKII based on the comments made in the REW help file. I need an external USB card to work with my laptop. I use an Behringer microphone and am hoping this combination will make my use of REW more 'mobile'. Does anyone know the specifics on how to hook these items up...
  16. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    With all the activity lately on the Shack from new members who are having difficulties hooking up the receivers properly I thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated post on how to hook your speakers and other equipment up to get the best results. As with all home theater setups there...
  17. SVSound
    Here are my questions- I have 4 svs cs ultras all running off of a ep2500. I am running them basically as though they are 2 seperate subs---2 of them are dead center of the back wall and the other 2 are almost dead center of the front wall (one on each side of the canter channel ...so about 2...
  18. AV Home Theater
    I've heard this statement so many times I'm beginning to think there might be something to it. What would be the teory behind this?
  19. REW Forum
    I'm trying to fully understand how to best implement a house curve within REW and then use REW to properly equalize the subs response. First, I've followed Bruce's suggestions: The following is my unfiltered response with a standard curve. Now assume the blue line represents a house curve...
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