Should I buy a home theater in a box, or should I buy speakers and a receiver separately? [more inside]
posted by Grither
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Blank slate "home" theater setup needs audio advice. Details of space and existing gear inside. Help! [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Nov 27, 2008 -
Any ideas about a wireless (or at least fairly elegant) MacBook Pro/1080p projector entertainment system setup? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Nov 21, 2008 -
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 -
HDTV filter: I accidentally tore out my coaxial input. Can I still get the HD signal from my cable into my TV via a converter? [more inside]
posted by cgs
on Aug 22, 2008 -
I need (well, want) a new receiver for my home theater system to accommodate my new HDTV. What's my best bet for the least amount of money? Specs on everything, and details on what I'm looking for, inside. [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu
on May 27, 2008 -
What and where are the best audio/home theater discussion groups/forums for someone wanting to learn about said items? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Feb 25, 2008 -
Ack! My DVD receiver slammed against the cabinet. Now when I play Cd's (I Know) -or DVD's, My receiver screeches, Loudly. [more inside]
posted by Student of Man
on Nov 12, 2007 -
Are there any standalone apps similiar to Windows Media Center for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by Scottk
on Dec 22, 2006 -
Home Theater Question: I have a LG 32LX1D LCD TV, Tivo Series 2, Sony DVD player with Component Outputs, and a Comcast CableCard, and an old-school VCR, all of which I would like connected. (No special audio considerations, for now). [more inside]
posted by seinfeld
on Jul 30, 2006 -
What's the best combination of soundcard, speaker bundle and/or receiver I can get to work with a standard PC running MediaPortal
that I'm using as a HTPC? [more inside]
posted by mmcg
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Is there product which combines audio with DVI video into an HDMI output? [more inside]
posted by MattD
on Feb 12, 2006 -
I just bought an optical audio cable to plug my PS2 into my receiver. I bought the cheapest one because they ranged as high as 180 CAD and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay that much for a 4ft cable. Is there a difference between the 31 CAD one I bought and the ultra-blah-blah-blah Monster cable that I could have bought?
posted by ddf
on Jan 16, 2006 -
I'm having some problems with my AV receiver and I'm hoping someone here can help. I'll post the details inside. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Dec 19, 2005 -
HomeTheaterFilter: I have a Sony SLV-360 connected to an EIKI LC-X60 projector with component video cable. When I try and watch a DVD on the Sony, it only shows in black and white. How can I fix this?
posted by joshuaconner
on Oct 8, 2005 -
Home theater geeks: when will true 1080p big screen TVs be on the market at a consumer price point?
posted by MattD
on Sep 25, 2005 -
Home Theater Component search - I'm trying to find components with features that I want, which apparently bear little or no relation to what the major resellers and search engines provide. [more inside]
posted by plinth
on Sep 4, 2005 -
I'm thinking about moving to a more minimalist home theater -- in-wall speakers, all components in a nearby closet, nothing in the room except the TV attached to a wall. I'm not finding much in the way of resources for doing this in existing construction. Anyone ever try something like this? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Aug 17, 2005 -
Audiofilter: What is the cheapest way to get pure digital sound from a computer 10~15 feet away from a surround sound system? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus
on Aug 1, 2005 -
HomeTheaterFilter: My friend currently owns a Rotel surround receiver
and DVD player
and six B&W 600 series
speakers. He wants to upgrade speakers, and has budgeted $8,000-10,000 to do so. Should he, or is there another part of the system that needs upgrading more urgently?
And if speakers are the way to go - keeping in mind that high-end home theater can be highly subjective - what should he get?
posted by joshuaconner
on Apr 11, 2005 -
We are looking to buy a set of 5.1 speakers for this receiver
, but we're pretty clueless. Can we get something decent for around $200?
posted by muckster
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Stereo/home theater cable question(s): Can you use a "regular" RCA cable as a "Coaxial digital" interconnect for digital audio from, say, a DVD player to a receiver? The plug seems the same size, but don't know if it carries the same signal. Similar question: can you use a standard AUDIO RCA cable (red or white) to carry a standard VIDEO RCA signal? Or does it have to be the yellow-labeled RCA?
posted by robbie01
on Dec 25, 2004 -
Has anyone here besides kk
(although of course he can respond too) taken the data-projector approach to home entertainment? I'd be interested in hearing your opinions, especially relative to where you fall on the videophile axis.
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 15, 2004 -
Do you have any advice on purchasing speakers for a home theater / stereo setup in an apartment building with relatively thin walls? [More inside....] [more inside]
posted by subgenius
on Jan 18, 2004 -
Assume I'm starting from scratch except for a 32" JVC TV with s-video input. How would you build a budget home theater for a multi-purpose room? Rather than get into my particular preferences (other than that I want to play DVDs, CDs and CD-Rs), I'd like respondents to make recommendations based on the variables most important to them (e.g., getting a cheap player and being indifferent to its picture quality because it's region-free; splurging on a center channel speaker because it's that important; insisting on a combo DVD-R/PVR regardless of price because it's such a killer app; going with simple stereo separation because surround sound is overblown, etc.). Specific product and retailer recommendations are especially welcome.
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 29, 2003 -
Audio player (.mp3, etc) with 10 foot U/I (readable on a TV screen at 800x600) which manages playlists, and can be used with a remote? Oh yes, must be wife-friendly. [more inside]
posted by daver
on Dec 28, 2003 -
i'm thinking of getting someone a home theatre system for xmas. my budget is thin and the Zenith XBS245 DVD-VCR Home Theater System
looks like a good deal, but i know absolutely nothing about this stuff. does anyone know if the Zenith system is up to par, or any other affordable suggestions?
posted by poopy
on Dec 18, 2003 -