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  1. Home Audio Speakers
    I'm setting up a home theater from scratch and have my projector, screen, and receiver set to go but can't decide on what I should do for speakers and sub. I'm constantly going back and forth between budget speakers and a quality sub or vice versa. I thought I had it figured out with the...
  2. Audio Processing
    Hello to everyone: i was wondering if MPEG 4 AAC SBR or HE profiles meets the audiophile grade requirements for a good audio experience in HDTV television broadcasts? i am wondering because where i am from we adopted an system of HDTV that uses MPEG4 for video and M4A AAC SBR for audio...
  3. Audio Processing
    I have always received great advice on the Home Theatre Shack, thank you all in advance for your help. Last year I put together a great main room audio setup with PSB speakers, and an NAD receiver based on advice from this forum. In our home office, I was looking to add an adapter to our Bose...
  4. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Hello all, I'll be purchasing a new tv in the next month for my basement living room theater. Seating distance will be 8-9'. My budget is $2500 (somewhat flexible). I've had my eyes on the Panasonic P65ST50 (65") plasma but I am now considering a larger screen, which would mean a decrease in...
  5. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I am looking for a plate amp for a new HT DIY sub project. I am looking far a 500w. I do have some concerns though from reviews I have read on some. The Dayton 500 seems to have a humming issue and sleep pop. I also believe that the Bash on The Parts express sight has a sleep mode pop issue but...
  6. Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    How much of a difference is there between brands and higher end models when it comes to 3D? (if any) I'm currently using the Samsung D7000 and I'm wondering if switching to an OPPO or anything else would increase the quality. Thanks
  7. Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Would anyone suggest one or two of your favorite blu ray discs that you have used to set up and calibrate your HTS? I am interested in both excellent quality soundtrack and video. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I am grateful.
  8. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Source: CNET
  9. Great Deals and Specials
    Here are some great sounding downloads; the drum track (Hot Stix) sounds incredible and will test your entire system. FWIW-The downloads are mainly classical (Bach, Beethoven) and jazz, and there are only a few. They are also free! I've downloaded several to my PS3 without a problem. :sn:
  10. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Can anyone recommend a wireless system for my bedroom..(14x14).. I would like to be able to rock the room and have the best quality I can get for under $600. I know NOTHING about this sort of stuff..Have a flat screen tv and decent dvd player...more or less just looking to beef up the sound. Thanks
  11. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    From CNET's David Katzmaier: The list: Best design: LG LM9600 series Best features: Samsung UNES8000 series Best picture quality: Panasonic TC-PVT50 series Best value: Panasonic TC-PST50 series Full article, which includes runner-ups, is located here.
  12. Panasonic / Technics
    I have a rather odd issue with my Panasonic that I just simply cannot find the right information to make me feel all warm inside. I am an avid DIY'er with enough experience to strip search my TV but not before I find reasonable information to make me feel it would be necessary. The televisions...
  13. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Maybe you don't care how many features a TV has. Maybe you just want to see the coolest design going. Maybe all you want is the best bang for your buck, or the best picture regardless of cost. See the rest here at CNET
  14. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I am looking for a way to get away from using CD's and stepping into the 21st century by downloading all of my music to playback through my system. I want to make very clear, that I want the sound quality to be equall to CD quality, if not better. I have no idea where to start. I have two setups...
  15. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Hopefully this is in the right section. I have the Epson 8350 PJ with Onkyo 809 using Mediabridge HDMI 25' cable and have also used Monoprice cable. I'm using Vapex 100" screen. I'm not happy with the quality I'm getting. I'm not sure what it is but I was using a mediabridge cable and...
  16. Home Audio Acoustics
    or maybe it's NRC vs SQFT of coverage? I'm looking to adventure into treating my movie room and like many have a budget, with so many options out there I guess I was looking for some guidance. I know... it always "depends on the situation". But is there any kind of general rule with setting up...
  17. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I built an HTPC for my 5.2 HT/2ch system and due to my processor setup, I have to use HDMI outs from the HTPC vid card. I have been experiencing audibly grainy sound ever since built. I am tired of it. I have a good vid card but no dedicated sound card and curious if anyone here has built and...
  18. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hello! I am wondering what is the recommended video card for madvr..playing only 1080p files. This will be for HTPC only so if I dont have to break the bank then even better. I currently have a HD2600 pro...I dont mind ATI or Nvidia...only one the want with better image quality. Thanks
  19. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    I need to find a media playback streamer/server that supports the highest possibe audio quality. I want at least 24/96 or 48/192, but preferably the later. I realize that might not be necessary but I am totally about this sort of thing, just so you know. I am not going to bother with streaming...
  20. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I'm going to purchase my first HDTV very soon and would lIke some recommendations on which movies I should bring in to test the PQ out? BTW I'm leaning heavy to the Panasonic 42" plasma ST30 3D...I've heard a ton of good about it!!! Oh, and thanks for having me! -WM