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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

Sounds Good...

[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me hook up a new HDTV to an old(ish) stereo receiver?

Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Sep 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Budget home theater

Help me design a budget HD home theater. [more inside]
posted by bove on Sep 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Zero to HTPC in 700?

Going crazy trying to figure out my HTPC/media server options from scratch. Yes, I've been reading other threads but I'm a unique snowflake so there's [more inside]
posted by itesser on Aug 10, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I add media to an XBMC PC

How do I add content to the hard drive running XBMC live on my new media center PC? [more inside]
posted by midwestguy on Jul 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater?

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater, driving a HDTV? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I buy a home theater in a box, or should I buy speakers and a receiver separately?

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 - 18 answers

Also, how far away do the sofas go? :)

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 - 4 answers

MacBook and Home Theater

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 - 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

Coaxial cable HD converter?

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 - 10 answers

Help a noob get a basic surround sound speaker system that will be worth the effort.

Help a noob get a basic surround sound speaker system that will be worth the effort. [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jul 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me pick out a new Home Theater receiver?

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 - 6 answers

Can I salvage the speakers from this POS Sony "Dream System"?

Can I salvage the speakers from this POS Sony "Dream System"? [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Apr 22, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I use my TV speakers as the center channel on my receiver?

How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Best places to talk Home Audio?

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 - 10 answers

Jilted Jockey Heebee Jeebees.

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 - 1 answer

DIY Balanced Audio Cable-O-Rama

What's the best balanced audio wiring stuff, and where do I get it all? [more inside]
posted by Skorgu on Jul 18, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I get a DVD playing on two screens?

How do I have one DVD player go to two TV's? [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Jan 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me utilize my home theater.

How can I wire my home theater correctly? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Dec 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Solution comparable to Windows Media Center

Are there any standalone apps similiar to Windows Media Center for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by Scottk on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Build The TV of the Future

Help me build an awesome PC-based media center for $2k [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Oct 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Home Theater System for $400

Can I get a decent home theater system for $400? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Aug 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Help Configuring Home Video Solution

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 - 6 answers

Please help me pick an appropriate set of speakers and a subwoofer.

Please help me pick an appropriate set of speakers and a subwoofer. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Jul 16, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me choose a home theater system

Home theater plus patio speakers? [more inside]
posted by jeffbarr on Jul 3, 2006 - 3 answers

Good audio setup for a Home Theater PC?

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 - 8 answers

Audio + DVI = HDMI

Is there product which combines audio with DVI video into an HDMI output? [more inside]
posted by MattD on Feb 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Optical Cable Curiosity.

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 - 14 answers

Can anyone help me with a troublesome home theater problem?

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 - 15 answers

Component cables only see in black and white?

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 - 3 answers

True 1080p

Home theater geeks: when will true 1080p big screen TVs be on the market at a consumer price point? [more inside]
posted by MattD on Sep 25, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I find the AV receiver I want?

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 - 12 answers

How hard are in-wall speakers to add to an existing finished room?

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 - 12 answers

Long-distance Digital Audio

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 - 5 answers

Wireless speaker transmitter system for surround sound?

Does a wireless speaker transmitter/amplifier system for surround sound exist? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on Jun 21, 2005 - 5 answers

Reverse tv Burn-in?

Is there any way to reverse tv burn-in on a widescreen tv? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Apr 14, 2005 - 6 answers

What speakers should I spend $10,000 on?

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 - 9 answers

Can we get a decent set of 5.1 speakers for the Onkyo TX-SR500 receiver for <$200?

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 - 19 answers

RCA vs Coax Cable

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 - 27 answers

Anyone have experiences using a digital projector for movies at home?

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 - 16 answers

Can I run the audio and video from my PC through my TV as well as a theater system?

I've bought this home theater system, a tv with s-video, and I've got the video card in my pc with s-vid and this s-vid+audio cable. Question inside. [more inside]
posted by Scottk on Aug 5, 2004 - 8 answers

Speaker Shopping

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 - 7 answers

Home Theater on the Cheap

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 - 8 answers

What's an audioplayer with a good UI (readable at 800x600), with a remote, which manages playlists?

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 - 11 answers

good, small, inexpensive speakers

Looking for good, small, inexpensive speakers... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

Home Theater

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 - 7 answers

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