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  1. AV Home Theater
    I am new to the site, and this is my first post on HTS. So thanks in advance for any and all feedback, My apologies if this is not the right area to post this topic. I would like to conceptualize a 7.1.4 setup. However, I am on a budget. It's not crazy-restrictive, but it's not a free-for-all...
  2. DIY Audio
    I'm looking for an HDMI ARC Surround Sound decoder that will do the following: 1. Provide 5.1 RCA unbalanced analog outputs so I can feed powered speakers (I have a bunch of Event BAS 20/20 speakers to use for the LCR and surrounds. I'll look for a suitable powered sub.) 2. Provide analog...
  3. System Setup and Connection
    I had recently bought new Yamaha Receiver HTR-3067 and Pioneer AJ-5235xt 5.1 speaker, and connected to LG LF6300 Smart LED Full HD TV. Now, when I am playing any content through TV, I am not getting 5.1 Surround effect from rear speakers. It is giving 2.1 effect through 5.1 speaker. Can...
  4. System Setup and Connection
    I’m setting up a TV wall in my bonus room and looking for some advice on the best approach. I’m going with 3 TVs, a 70” in the middle, and a 50” on each side. I’m not going to go 4k. What I need to connect 3 Direct TV boxes Apple TV PS3 I would like to be able to switch any of these...
  5. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Is Bose theater system really the best? seems like the people in my area believe so. I in most aspects figure its high cost because of the name. Am I just oblivious and can't justify the cost of Bose, or is my point of view valid at all? Just curious.
  6. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello, I am wanting to purchase my first home theater system. I'd like it to have 3D blue-ray capability. I have found some Panasonic's which I am interested in, but I thought it be wise to get some other opinions on getting the best quality sound system for about $300-$400 dollars. Any...
  7. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Does the idea of Dolby Atmos at home sound appealing? It is technology that may come to the home theater sooner rather than later. Launched about a year ago in the digital cinema arena, is the scalable surround-sound format by Dolby that has so far made its way into over 30 theatrical releases...
  8. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    So I am new to the forum, THANKS in advanced for advice. Here is the nuts of it. I have a 60" flat screen (thin sharp) tv and the sound is no good. I am/ was a mobile audio guy and really appreciate SQ, that being said I know NOTHING about home audio and would like some advice on putting...
  9. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, I am pretty new to the whole home theater thing. I am looking for a decent system. My room is rectangular and approximately 16' x 30'. I am looking for an all around system basically for watching tv, playing ps3, watching movies, and occasionally listening to music. I am completely open...
  10. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    To mimic real life sound in the cinema experience, Dolby Atmos technology delivers overhead and surround sounds in crystal clarity. Now film creators can provide sound to audiences exactly how intended. This new technology allows the use of dynamic effects by moving sound throughout the theater...
  11. Audio Processing
    Hi, I have Sony DAV-DZ 340K Home theater system which is not having an OPTICAL Digital input port. My TV is Toshiba 46pu200 LED which is having an OPTICAL sound output. But no use since my home theatre does not have an optical input port..!!! But my Home theater's HDMI out is having ARC...
  12. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am looking at either a new marantz NR 1501 which i can get for around 350, or try and get used denon 3808 from ebay or craigslist. It looks like I might be able to get into the denon for around 500. I know the denon is the superior receiver with more features, but I have also read some good...
  13. System Setup and Connection
    Hey everyone! My first post. I'm in the process of setting up a home theater in my basement. I have a mixture of old and new equipment for my setup. Here's a list of my equipment: Projector: Optima HD 66 (new from Best Buy) Receiver: Onxyo HT-R530 (used from Craigslist) Blu-ray Player...
  14. System Setup and Connection
    I know a version of this question has been asked before in the forum but I thought I would renew. Here goes: I have a Yamaha HTR-5280 5.1 receiver and would like to use a pair of 150 watt Crate s10 pa's as my mains. The Crates sound amazing when powered from a standalone amplifier but when...
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