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  1. "Buttresses" in a home theatre room: what are they for?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi guys, I've noticed in a lot of HT rooms the side speakers are often housed in full-height buttresses -- "steps" in the side walls that protrude into the room. Is there an accoustical reason for these? Or is it just that the surround speakers can't fit into the wall cavities? I'm thinking...
  2. Need Help Designing Home Theatre

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All I am new to this forum and to home theatres. I am in the process of doing the design for an addition to my house. A part of that design is a home theatre room. I was looking at a room 15' wide, 20' long and with 12' high ceilings. There would ne no windows, or small windows up high with...
  3. Home Theatre Newbie

    New Member Introductions
    I'm an absolute nebie to home theatre design. We are building a house and have added a 25 ft X 34 ft area over the garage area. This room will be home to my pool table and home theatre. I need suggestions for pre-construction, wiring, layout, etc. Thanks for the help!
  4. Kenwood Home Theatre System Help Required !!!

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi I would like to know if you guys can help me hook up my HTB-504 Home Theatre system which has a receiver model # of VR-507. If you guys can help me out then i will provide more details of my issue/problem but if you guys can't help me out then can you kindly provide me with links to people...
  5. New Home theatre person

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I'm a real computer user, (OK I'm a geek), but have a keen interest in home theatre, I find nothing more pleasurable to sit back and relax and watch a cool movie with a great HT experience. I'm also a singer, guitarist and sound engineer so I understand music and sound...
  6. Optical out not working with Home theatre system

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I would so appreciate any help anyone can give me with this! I have a Protron PLTV-3250 with an optical output. I specifically bought an RCA RT2380 Home Theatre system for the optical input, thinking that anything fom the TV would be accessible to the surround sound. However, when I have the...
  7. Need help with setting up home theatre components

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi, I'm new here and need all the help I can get. I wasn't sure where to post this so I figured general would work. I have a number of components for my home theatre setup but don't know what order to set things up. I have TiVo series 2 Digital Cable box Older TV (will be upgrading eventually)...
  8. Home theatre upgrade

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I have a relatively new system more focused on music than home theatre. I would like to expand to home theatre as well. I listed all my components on the equipment thread. I have a McIntosh MA2275, using a Denon PMA2000IVR as a pre-amp and B&W 803 d speakers, with a B&W SW750 sub woofer. We...
  9. theatre design

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    hey guys heres an update. i had a local audio center come out and look at my possibilities. he agreed with you about a dedicateed room for theatre. it looks like the finished dimensions will be about 16'x23'x8' were going to use 4 dipole paradigm for the rear and surround with the studio 100...
  10. theatre design

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    i have a large space in my basement that im finishing as what i thought would be a dedicated room for the theatre. im rethinking this to still be dedicated but with a pool table and gaming area inside also. what do you guys think its about 50' long x 24'wide x 8' finished ceiling??? concerns...
  11. Brads Home Theatre

    Home Theater Systems | Equipment
    So having a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Like I know I have gone about my home theatres in just about the worst way possible. No voice matched tweeters here... Everything is miss mashed bought when and where I could finding deals wherever I could.. I'm Running two rooms here, HT room...
  12. The New Theatre

    Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)
    I've had a sort of theatre for many years..It performed ok but was not what I really wanted.. The room was originally two bedrooms, and we knocked down the adjoining wall to make it one long room. The room was never really finished properly, needed painting and new timber skirting, but was one...
  13. Home Theatre system help

    Home Audio Speakers
    how can I take advantage of the s video and component connectinos on my tv? i'm running cable off the tv and an xbox from the inputs so I play a lot of movies from the xbox and want to take advantage of everything I got.. next: the receiver suports dolby digital but in the manual it states "you...
  14. Home Theatre set up software.....

    AV Home Theater
    Could anyone tell me where to get Cara 2.2 computer home theatre set up program, cheap? Or is there another good Home Theatre set up program that I don't know about. Thank you Kind reguards Alan.
  15. home theatre

    New Member Introductions
    Gooday to all.:wave: I am a home theatre builder thats very dedicated to making the best little theatre i can afford . i am using klipsch speakers 7.1 system,morantz amp,acer projector.Iforgot,2,15inch speakers mounted in the stage,below the screen.I have a second rear wall frame built that is a...
  16. Steve's New Theatre

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    As I stated in my introduction message, I am about to start building a house on the Gold Coast and have attached the plan of what will be the main theatre. My plans for equipment at present include a Z4 projector, main media centre PC to output directly to projector, external storage using 4 x...