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Need a new receiver, with some specific requirements

Our 2.5 year old Onkyo receiver has died. Again. At this point, I'm looking for a replacement, with some requirements, some wishes, and some thoughts, and an awful lot of confusion. I'm hoping some of you might have thoughts. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Oct 16, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I connect PC/TV/Surround sound so they all play nice together?

A year ago, I bought a new TV with HDMI capability and hooked it up to my PC to work as a monitor (with a straight HDMI cable connection). IT. IS. AWESOME. I just moved into a new place with more room and now want to connect my surround sound system (5 speakers) to this setup as well. This is the receiver I'm considering purchasing and from what I can tell, will do what I need. Extra potentially pertinent info: I want my setup to allow me to use the surround sound at all times (when watching broadcast TV, when using the TV as the PC monitor, when using the BluRay player and when using the Wii (this is the least important)). I'm assuming the TV will connect to the receiver (via HDMI) and the PC will also connect to the receiver (via HDMI) and all other hook-ups will remain as-is. Thanks in advance for any advice or tips on how to make this easy! This will be my dream setup so I'm excited to get it right.
posted by Twicketface on Jul 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Projector System Help!

Can you please offer insight into my projector system? I have questions with regards to projectors, screens, and installation. [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Sep 19, 2012 - 7 answers

How to play music wirelessly on home theater system.

Rdio/Bluetooth/home theater receiver/iPhone...please help me out of this mush. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on May 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me choose inexpensive audio for my home theater.

Hi I have a Panasonic VT30 65" plasma and I'm excited about the release of a video game next week. I'd like to celebrate by cashing in some amazon gift cards and adding better sound. Challenges: *My bedroom is small, so this stuff has to be low profile. *I only want to spend a few hundred dollars. Let's say $300-800. I'll upgrade some future day. I think a standalone receiver is not a sensible option but I'll consider it. Maybe a soundbar with sub is the way to go? If a soundbar really can simulate surround, that's great. If I have to go multispeakers they will have to be low profile. Thanks for reading. People probably ask this all the time but my search results were pretty poor!
posted by DesmondDoomsday on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help with your suggestions for a home theater notebook/netbook. Details inside.

Please help with your suggestions for a home theater notebook/netbook. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Feb 6, 2011 - 1 answer

What's the best projector for me?

Any help finding an inexpensive digital projector to meet my home theater needs? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Jan 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Connect MSI Wind Top PC to LG LCD TV?

I'm trying to connect an LG 32" LCD TV and an MSI desktop PC using HDMI, and I'm running into a snag. The TV refuses to recognize the PC, and I'm not entirely sure why. Can anyone help me figure out how this is supposed to work? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find a replacement home theater receiver

I have a Onkyo HT-S3200 HTIAB. The speakers are perfect for my needs, but the receiver is lacking one major feature. Help me find a replacement receiver (or help me fix my problem). [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for an Ideal Home Theater Set Up

I recently, finally, purchased an HDTV (a Samsung, from the 6000 LED series). I'm totally new to this, but as the sound is not great from the TV itself, I'm wondering what a good, not bank-breaking (but doesn't have to be bargain basement either) home theater set up is. [more inside]
posted by dearleader on Dec 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Wireless keyboard for a home theater PC?

Please suggest a quality wireless (RF) keyboard that has an integrated touchpad, trackpoint or trackball for use with a home theater PC setup. There's a lot of different things available from Newegg ($35 to $150+) and the other usual sources, but I'm wondering about some first-hand experiences... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 26, 2009 - 13 answers

My stubby amplifier...

Home amp filter: Shallow cabinet, 5.1-channel, three-input-HDMI, two-zone, good-quality amplifier-receiver -- does it exist? [more inside]
posted by rleamon on Nov 15, 2009 - 2 answers

How to make the music stop skipping?

Calling all network experts...How can I make the music on my PC stop skipping? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Oct 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Receive me.

I'm looking for a home audio receiver + speakers to serve a few different purposes. Can you help me find a good one? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Oct 16, 2009 - 3 answers

apple tv or mac mini

apple tv or mac mini or both? i've spent the last few hours looking this up, and can not come to a conclusion. i have a few apple gift certs to spend, about $450. my requirements:

i want to connect to my hdtv & my stereo (not a home theater, its a zepplin - http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=2466)
i want to play music & photos preferably without streaming
i want to browse the web
i want to play the occassional dvd (ripped or actually from a dvd)
i dont care about tv shows or movies that much, i have a directv dvr
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posted by fumbducker on Apr 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Choosing an affordable projection screen for my living room?

What do I need to know when choosing a wall-mounted projection screen for my living room? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Video card issues

I bought the ATI Sapphire HD 3870 a couple of months ago. I was especially stoked about the HDMI out feature that would allow me to play audio from my DVD receiver (Samsung HTQ80T/XAA). Well it does that but, the resolution is blurry. Changing the display quality on the pc doesn't help. My PC is connected to the HDMI IN on the receiver and the HDMI OUT on the receiver is connected to my monitor. DVD's look fine but the PC looks horrid. Not sure if it's the Home theater, or the card. Any Ideas as to what I can do about this? thanks.
posted by Student of Man on Oct 27, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best option these days for building a home theater PC (HTPC)?

HD-capable HTPC advice / help? I'm overwhelmed here... XBMC, Boxee, MythTV, Windows Media Center, CableCARDS, Popcorn Hour, Apple TV -- too many options! What should I build to fit my needs within a reasonable cost? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Oct 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me pick out a LCD HDTV and accoutrements!

Help me pick out a LCD HDTV and accoutrements wiithout falling prey to techno-hype! Budget is $2-3k for a ten-year techno-leap. Need to watch NHL hockey. [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Jul 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Home theater assistance

What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
posted by Nihility on Mar 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Home theater system sans DVD

Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Home theater shops in SF?

I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Oct 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Some help on the Home Projector front.

More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me install speaker wire

Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory - [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Sep 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Normalize My Audio

I want to normalize the audio output of my DVD player within a certain range. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by escher on Aug 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Big Ass TV

Home Theater Question: So I want to set up a digital projector on the wall of my apartment and I have one remaining question: XGA or SVGA? [more inside]
posted by slapshot57 on Aug 10, 2006 - 11 answers

projector project?

Pursuant to the valuable surround sound system information found here and here, what options do I have with regard to my projector? [+] [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Apr 15, 2006 - 10 answers

DVD-player-filter: Philips 642 alternatives?

DVD-player-filter: Alternatives to the Philips DVP 642? [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Nov 27, 2005 - 18 answers

Is there a streaming media box that does what I want?

MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Nov 25, 2005 - 44 answers

What sort of receiver/speakers to buy?

I have a decent DVD player and television but now I need to get a new receiver and speaker system. The more I look, the more confused I am. [more inside]
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Sep 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Good DVD-only recorder?

Good DVD-only recorder?
posted by tranquileye on May 5, 2005 - 4 answers

SACD: worth upgrading my CD player?

About 5 months ago, we bought an awsome Sony home theater system. At the time, I was focusing on buying a system that would play fully loaded DVD's, and did no research concening audio CDs. Consequently, I've become aware of SACD Cds. Unfortunately, the DVD/CD player does not have that capability. Is the sound of SACD CDs worth upgrading my DVD/CD player?
posted by lola on Jan 16, 2004 - 13 answers

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