Are there AV home theatre receivers which do the following with input and output: [more inside]
Electronics project filter: I would like to learn more about building a miniature camera and short-range video transmitter module. Please point me towards useful tutorials, vendors, and/or part numbers. [more inside]
Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera. I'm confused by all the available formats! [more inside]
Do you know of any camcorders or portable video recorders with composite (analog) input? [more inside]
How long are you waiting to get an HDTV and Blu-ray player? [more inside]
Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a service that creates or modifies custom electronics? For instance, I review a lot of concerts for various web sites and would love to have something like a decent quality 0 lux video cam w/ sound that's housed in a cell phone. Don't need any phone functions, just something inconspicuous to film small parts of the show for the review. Something that looks like a phone but is really a good low light video cam. Any suggestions?
What is the best way to keep electronic devices that are in enclosed areas cool? (ie. stereo receiver, game console, etc). I'm just got a new AV cabinet/stand that is a lot smaller than my previous one and my components are getting a lot warmer than they used to. My receiver has about 1" leeway on each side and about .5" on top. 1/3 of the rear of the cabinet is open. I also have my HTPC in there as well as my Xbox 360. Anyone know of a simple way to keep them cooler (without adding noise or uglyness to my setup)? Would not like to cut anything. Some ideas... Separate the exhaust and intake (so no hot air gets recycled) by blocking the sides and top at the rear of the unit. Put a small computer fan at the back of the stand to improve airflow? Put a exhaust hose (a la dryer) on the receiver where the fan is.. maybe put a fan at the end of the hose to pull more air through? Any tried and true methods that arent too complicated?
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.
Getting a video signal into a second room [more inside] [more inside]