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  1. Dolby Atmos for streaming services?

    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. Default Surround Mode?

    Audio Processing
    Ok...with a disc player and a preamp processor that does Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-Master HD Audio, plus all of the legacy formats, what is the default audio for the newer movies encoded with Dolby Atmos? I'm guessing Dolby TrueHD? How much audio (if any) are we missing by not having the latest...
  3. Best Surround Sound Modes for My 7.1 Setup

    AV Home Theater
    Just bought a Denon AVR-X1500H to replace my blown Onkyo. I need to know which modes give the best experience. I have a standard 7.1 speaker setup in a dedicated home theater. My sources are DVDs, Blu-ray DVDs, CDs, TV and some AC-3 content. I'm particularly interested in the new (for me)...
  4. No sound from surround speakers after tv swap.

    System Setup and Connection
    I just bought a Vizio smart tv to replace a tv hooked up to older Onkyo receiver with surround sound speakers. After hooking up all the cables into Vizio, I have no sound coming out of surround speakers. What did I miss? I had optical cable from receiver hooked up to DVD player previously...
  5. HDMI ARC Surround Sound Decoder?

    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...
  6. LG HB405 speaker channel not working Right rear Surround

    DIY Repair and Maintenance
    Anyone in the know about home cinema systems? do the modern amps have fuses protecting each channel? long story short - i bought a second hand LG HB405 to replace my temperamental LG BH7430p unit on the understanding the only issue is laser needing replacement but got it all wired up to...
  7. Deriving a Dipole Surround Speaker from a Standard Monitor Speaker

    DIY Speakers
    Sooner or later, I’m going to start building the speakers for my future home theater. I’m pretty certain that I want dipoles for the surrounds, but I can’t find any projects that people have made. I could try to design one from scratch, but I’m apprehensive. I can figure out two ways around...
  8. Research or Census material on number of surround sound systems in homes ????

    AV Home Theater
    Hi, This is my first time on this forum so I apologise if this is not the appropriate place to ask this question. I'm trying to find any publicly available research results on how many homes have surround sound/home theatre systems in them. I don't care if it's the $100 all in one box type...
  9. Wanted Surround Speakers

    Classifieds - Speakers and Subwoofers
    I have Polk RT55 fronts and CS 400 center these have 1" silk tweeters I'm making due with some old school Bose 2.2 for rears--actually these speakers still sound very good. I'm looking for some inexpensive bi-pole, di-pole or omni-pole surrounds. they must be efficient have a silk tweeter and...
  10. Surround sound question?

    AV Home Theater
    Onkyo 705 Surround sound question? Below is my current setup and I am finding that the majority (if not all) of the surround sound seems to be coming from my surround left and right speakers rather than my surround left and right rears. I noted in the ONKYO 705 connection instructions that...
  11. Will upgrading to a 7.1 surround system be worth the install?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Hi, I am pondering upgrading my current 5.1 surround system to a 7.1 system. I will be using the same HK635 receiver, so my question is: Will the addition of two speakers make a noticeable difference in my dedicated home theater room? The speakers will be from the same brand and family as the...
  12. Side Surround Help, W/Room Pic

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hey, First post on this site. I'm trying to decide on which side surrounds to purchase. I'm planning on spending around $200. In the attached pic you can see I am kind of limited on space to put the right side surround speaker, no comments on the cubes there now:hush: . I have 10 inches above...
  13. Ported Speaker for Surround

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hello all, first time poster so go easy on me:innocent: I currently have a 5.1 setup in our living room but I'm making plans to move some/all to a dedicated media room with either 5.1 or 7.1 and a projector. My current setup includes front three Norh 9.0s and two rear Norh 4.0s which have...
  14. Real Surround Sound for the Future

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    :huh:Hi,.I would like to say thanks for the replay.But i am still not clear on this yet.I need to know what would be the best in this price range for surround sound to come.For Blu-ray Cable & Sat .The Denon 5805 CI the (Emotiva Pro Theater Ser) or Yamaha Rx11.What is real surround sound? With...
  15. New Surround Sound Setup?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hi, i just purchased this for my basement this xmas. i am trying to setup a surround for my movies and xbox 360 gaming. along with new Onkyo HT-SR800 i have a Pioneer PDP-5071HD Plasma and the Toshiba HD-A30...
  16. Surround (dipole) mounts...

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hi All, I received a PM about how I had my dipoles mounted so rather than keep it quiet I thought I'd share with everyone. Maybe it could help someone out in the future. My roon is a strange shape. When I built the house "Home Theater" was not on my list of priorities (that was 10 years ago)...
  17. Surround speaker purchase and placement

    Home Audio Speakers
    Shortly after Christmas I will be adding to my HT speakers. Currently I have 4 x Klipsch RB81's a RC62 center and a RW12d sub. The room they will be in can be seen in the DIY Home Theater Project area. I plan on upgrading to 7.1 surround. So I have a few options. 1) Should I get another pair of...
  18. 5.1 Surround Speaker Question

    Home Audio Speakers
    I'm redoing my HT layout a bit and have a problem with placing the surround speakers because of the room symmetry. On my left, I have the surround about 113 degrees from the listening position and my right is about 108 degrees (with the height at 2.5 feet above the listening position on both)...
  19. The best movies for home theater surround sound

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    I am looking for the best movies for surround sound and visual effects. After reaching 100 I will take a vote for the top 10 to 20. What are some of your favorite movies for surround sound and visual effects? For those of you reading this for the first time these are the suggested titles. I...
  20. Surround speaker placement?

    Home Audio Speakers
    I will begin a dedicated HT in Jan. I have the typical room over a garage with a 5' knee wall and a slanted ceiling. (see attached) The room is 14' wide and approx 21' long and the floor to ceiling height is 8'. I'm going to raise the ceiling height to 9'. My question is where do you guys place...
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