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AV receivers which split audio and video output

Are there AV home theatre receivers which do the following with input and output: [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Which Home Theatre Receiver should I get?

Help me pick a modern home theatre receiver that can switch video and audio for a pretty big variety of devices. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I hook a second room's speakers up to a single-zone 5.1 receiver?

I have an overabundance of stereo/home theater equipment and I need to simplify. Is it possible to hook a second pair of stereo speakers up to an existing 5.1 system in some way? The receiver does NOT have a second zone. [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Apr 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Now hear this!

Exceptional movie sound design. [more inside]
posted by mazola on Dec 10, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me figure out how to wire for my home theatre

What wiring should I run to facilitate building a decent home theatre setup? [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

I only barely understand what a lumen is

I'm getting a projector for gaming (and occasionally movies). It's across a living room, about 15 feet, to go on a wall. I've previously used just a boring office projector and that worked fine. I'm not super concerned about image quality; it needs to be good enough to read text on the "screen", but that's about it. Can I get away with an LED projector? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Networked Media Player?

Wireless drive? Media Player? What's the best solution for watching dl and ripped media on my home theatre? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Feb 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Home Theatre Projector questions from a cheap noob

Home Theatre Projector questions from a cheap noob... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Sep 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Worth Replacing Speaker Wire on a HTIAB?

Is it worth switching out the wires on my home theatre system? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Feb 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Boxee Box home AV system

Suggestions for a home AV system based upon the Boxee Box. [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Nov 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Which one of these three 37" LED 1080p HDTVs should I buy for my bedroom?

Which one of these three 37" LED 1080p HDTVs should I buy for my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Home Theatre Nerd Forum?

Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
posted by polyglot on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Sound card with midi-in

Recommend me a sound card! Mainly used as a music box / television / recording, details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Jul 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Cheap home theatre solutions

I keep buying low-end home theatre systems and they keep breaking. Maybe I'm not actually buying the right thing? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me spend my hard earned

Blu Ray player and PVR/DVR recommendation [more inside]
posted by dmt on Mar 3, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I connect my home theatre PC to my receiver?

Please help me understand audio configurations. I have an HTPC with Media Center connected to a Denon receiver. The TV and speakers also connect to this receiver. Everything works fine, except for in the rare case when I am playing an .avi file that is encoded with audio in six (6) channels. In this one specifc case, I can hear sound effects, music, but no dialogue. I think I know why, but I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by omair on Jan 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup?

Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Ah, obsolence.

I'd like to hook up my new laptop to my old TV, but I can't find the parts. Care to help? [more inside]
posted by converge on Jun 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Pushing audio from PC to Xbox 360

Streaming music from laptop to xbox, sans TV: possible? [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Nomadic computer components must be civilized

I'm looking for inspiration on how to reduce computer clutter. I run a lot of machines and make them do a lot of cool things, but in a 92sqm apartment where we're also trying to manage massive DVD, magazine, and book libraries, and where my previous work station (which was never all that orderly) has been conquered by my girlfriend's rampaging makeup and sewing stuff, it ain't easy. I want to compartmentalize, organize, and speed up the process of accessing my stuff. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Nov 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Cupholders for lazyboys

Looking for "add on" or "accessory" cup holders for fancy, cushy chairs... [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Nov 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me set up my new 5.1 surround sound speakers!

I just bought a 5.1 home theatre system. The speakers are Klipsch; the receiver is a Yamaha RX-V363. I'm having some (read; a lot) setup problems that I'm hoping the hive mind could help me out with. Specifically, I'm having trouble getting sound out of my PS3 and a picture and sound out of my Wii. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 14, 2008 - 11 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

I like a sing-ah, in my living room-ah...

I need help making my living room into a karaoke bar. [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Jun 5, 2007 - 8 answers

LCD HDTV Prices: Buy now or later?

What do I need to know about current LCD HDTV prices re: buying a set now or later? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Jan 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Best video card for DVI output to HDMI input?

Has anyone had success connecting a PC (DVI output) to a TV (HDMI input)? I, myself, have not tried it yet, but have a couple of questions before I do... [more inside]
posted by omair on Jan 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Home theatre audio picks?

Say you're on a budget and you need a receiver and a surround sound speaker system... [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on May 25, 2005 - 14 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

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.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

Do DVDs come in bad batches?

DVD Troubles: For Christmas I received a DVD box set of an 80's tv miniseries that I loved as a young teenager. The second and third two-sided DVDs showed as "bad" in my DVD player. With much sadness, I packed it up and returned the item to Amazon, requesting an exchange.

Today I received the replacement set. I eagerly popped the second DVD into the DVD player so I could finish my miniseries marathon. But it is yet again showing as "bad." I tried this DVD in two players (one cheap, one midlevel), both with the same result. There are no hairs, scratches, fingerprints, or dust. So what is going on, and what should I do?
posted by xyzzy on Jan 12, 2005 - 13 answers

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