How can I listen to music from my PC on a home theater while utilizing my sub woofer? I have my PC in a different room, hooked up with an optical cable to my home theater receiver. When I play music from iTunes on my PC, the sound only comes out of my main floor speakers and not my sub woofer. Is this possible with regular music tracks? [more inside]
I'm looking for a comprehensive A/V switch that receives pretty much anything and converts it all to digital signals for HDTVs and modern home theaters. Does it exist? [more inside]
My wife and I are finally getting around to getting an HDTV soon. When we do that, we want to adjust the setup in our living room to reflect the way we consume entertainment these days. [more inside]
How do I set up my home theater to let me use my tv's built-in speakers? [more inside]
Is it crazy and/or overkill to consider getting a 27 inch imac to replace my tv? [more inside]
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]
[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good ! [more inside]
Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
Help me design a budget HD home theater. [more inside]
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]
How do I add content to the hard drive running XBMC live on my new media center PC? [more inside]
Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater, driving a HDTV? [more inside]
Should I buy a home theater in a box, or should I buy speakers and a receiver separately? [more inside]
Blank slate "home" theater setup needs audio advice. Details of space and existing gear inside. Help! [more inside]
Any ideas about a wireless (or at least fairly elegant) MacBook Pro/1080p projector entertainment system setup? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help a noob get a basic surround sound speaker system that will be worth the effort. [more inside]
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]
Can I salvage the speakers from this POS Sony "Dream System"? [more inside]
How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
What and where are the best audio/home theater discussion groups/forums for someone wanting to learn about said items? [more inside]
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]
What's the best balanced audio wiring stuff, and where do I get it all? [more inside]
How do I have one DVD player go to two TV's? [more inside]
How can I wire my home theater correctly? [more inside]
Are there any standalone apps similiar to Windows Media Center for Windows 2000? [more inside]
Help me build an awesome PC-based media center for $2k [more inside]
Can I get a decent home theater system for $400? [more inside]
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]
Please help me pick an appropriate set of speakers and a subwoofer. [more inside]
Home theater plus patio speakers? [more inside]
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]
Is there product which combines audio with DVI video into an HDMI output? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
Home theater geeks: when will true 1080p big screen TVs be on the market at a consumer price point? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Does a wireless speaker transmitter/amplifier system for surround sound exist? [more inside]
Is there any way to reverse tv burn-in on a widescreen tv? [more inside]
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?
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?
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?
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.
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]
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]
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.