I have a 10-year old Samsung HDTV (LNT4661F). I run audio out via RCA cables into my 30 year old stereo amp, keeping the TV's volume at zero. Problem is when I hit "mute" on my cable (Verizon Fios) remote control, it doesn't mute (oddly, when I hit the virtual "mute" button on the virtual remote in my FIOS iphone app, the sound DOES mute!) there a way to make the cable remote (one of these mute the volume?
I'm gonna be coming up on some money soon. Hooray! In order to save money I plan on buying a PS4, but I'm starting from nothing. What sorts of things do I need to have a really fun experience? [more inside]
I have a very new tv above my fireplace. I have speaker wires from near it to behind me so speakers behind are not a problem. The problem is I want to control the volume with the tv's remote which is why I want to use the headphone jack. SO.... How do I get surround sound or the illusion of it being to split the stereo and have it not too loud behind me?
Can you recommend a sound system to hook up to a TV, our phones, and that also has a radio? [more inside]
AV experts, can you help me? I set up my current home entertainment system 11 years ago, and it's worked well for me. Now it is failing, and consumer electronics have moved on. I can't just replace the failing component with a new one because it is not being manufactured any longer, and I only need some parts of it. I'm having trouble integrating new things into the old setup. I need to upgrade/reconfigure my AV, and possibly wireless. Details inside. [more inside]
I have an Onkyo HT-R290 A/V receiver which receives HDMI inputs and passes them on to a Philips 47PFL7403D TV. The sound pops in and out when the power state of the TV changes, and I'd rather it not. [more inside]
Two of the broadcast channels in my area (think lower mid-market) have some serious audio issues described after the jump. Is it amateurish compression? [more inside]
When I watch TV, the sound is just a little bit off and it looks like everything is dubbed. What can I do about this? [more inside]
Are TV sound bars a good solution? [more inside]
I need recommendations for TV shows, audiodramas and audiobooks that I can really sink my teeth into. I'm asking for both in the same question because I need to be able to listen to the TV and still catch most everything; this is stuff I want to have on while I'm doing stuff with my hands. I'm a fan of fantasy, science fiction, drama and snark. More information and a list of favorite things after the jump. [more inside]
Where should I go in the Twin Cities to buy an audio-video setup to fit a somewhat specific situation? [more inside]
I need TV speakers for my parents. How do I figure out which ones I need? [more inside]
Would a FiiO amplifier or similar be suitable for amplifying my TV through headphones? [more inside]
Background music and effects are way louder than voices in XBMC, so much so that I have to get up and turn the volume down every time theme song or music comes on during TV shows or movies for fear of disturbing neighbors (not to mention that they're uncomfortably loud). [more inside]
Yet another Can you help me decide how to build my home theater question [more inside]
Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
Don't like the speakers in my TV - TV only has digital optical out. What are my options for getting better speakers? [more inside]
HighEndAudioAndTVShowFilter: What kind of stereo system (speakers/amp/record player) does Dr. House have in his office? [more inside]
What is included in a typical sound technician's kit when recording scenes for TV or Movies? [more inside]
How do I set up a server to stream media ? A client has contacted us about developing a website with a streaming TV station and a streaming radio station. [more inside]
We have an LG LCD tv with some not-very-good speakers, and they are starting to sound "blown". Is there some kind of amp-speaker set designed for people who just want decent audio, rather than surround sound? [more inside]
So I'm watching Veronica Mars reruns on my TV a couple nights ago and all of a sudden the audio goes and all I get is a staticky type sound. What's the deal? [more inside]
I am trying to connect my G4 iBook to my TV, but apparently I don't have the right combination of output cables. I need some advice here. [more inside]
I have a Gateway desktop with a standard sound card in it. The video is connected to a Vizio 42" LCD TV via VGA cable. We would like to connect the sound to the TV as well. There is no PC Audio input on the TV...just red and white RCA jacks. I looked for an adapter cable or sound card that had RCA jacks out, but got confused really quickly. All help is appreciated!
What's wrong with my TV's speakers? [more inside]
Why does my MacBook Pro hiss/bubble when I connect it to the TV (not the logic board thing, I've done that)? [more inside]
Can one use RCA cables (red/white/yellow) in component jacks (red/blue/green)? I understand that the jacks carry much different data/signal/whatever, but I was told that there is no need to buy (very) pricey component cables...you can actually just hook up good quality red/white/yellow RCA cables to the component jacks for the same purpose. [more inside]
Any way to send 1 coax TV signal to a TV in another room wirelessly? [more inside]
Short version: Want to piggy back the audio/video output of my receiver onto my cable TV signal. Long version: I want to take the output of my receiver which is in RCA plugs (2 audio, 1 video) and somehow put that onto coax that ALSO contains my basic cable channels. I'm sure I stumbled onto something like this while looking at home automation stuff months ago, but I'm not finding it now. Effectively what I want is to be able to put my receiver's output on channel 100 or something on my coax. This would allow me to split that coax and run it to other TV's in my house and have the output from the receiver available on any TV on channel 100, while still having the regular cable channels available as normal. This will allow me to play Xbox on any TV in my house with my wireless controller. I found this but it only puts the one signal onto coax, it doesn't add it to coax with an existing set of channels. Not what I want, but its the closest thing I've found. Is this even possible or am I dreaming that I have seen this before?
My father is hard of hearing. I'm looking for suggestions regarding easy audio devices that will let him listen to the TV at the volume he needs, but also let the rest of the family enjoy the program at a more reasonable volume. [more inside]
Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
Television repair question: My TV displays everything in fuzzy black and white, and the audio is just static. [MI] [more inside]