AV experts, can you help me? I set up my current home entertainment system 11 years ago, and it's worked well for me. Now it is failing, and consumer electronics have moved on. I can't just replace the failing component with a new one because it is not being manufactured any longer, and I only need some parts of it. I'm having trouble integrating new things into the old setup. I need to upgrade/reconfigure my AV, and possibly wireless. Details inside. [more inside]
I finally upgraded my Direct TV service, the old Tivo bit the dust. So naturally I'm looking to upgrade the television... [more inside]
I live in an apartment and I'd like some sort of speaker/sound system to plug my iPod/iPhone into for playing music. Additionally, if possible, I'd like this solution to allow me to plug my TV into it and get better sound out of that. I know next to nothing about speakers or what I'd want (soundbar? Normal speakers?) so any general information would be welcome. I'm not looking for a multiple-speaker setup but just something that would enhance both my music and TV sound. Thanks for the help.
I need TV speakers for my parents. How do I figure out which ones I need? [more inside]
Looking for good speakers for an apartment that can be used by both my TV and my laptop within one room. [more inside]
I just bought these speakers to use with my TV and I need a creative way to control them via a standard IR remote control. [more inside]
How do I set up my home theater to let me use my tv's built-in speakers? [more inside]
Don't like the speakers in my TV - TV only has digital optical out. What are my options for getting better speakers? [more inside]
My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
We have an LG LCD tv with some not-very-good speakers, and they are starting to sound "blown". Is there some kind of amp-speaker set designed for people who just want decent audio, rather than surround sound? [more inside]
What electronics should I bring to my new apartment? [more inside]
What is the best home theatre system for us? [more inside]
What's wrong with my TV's speakers? [more inside]
Is there any way to clean a discolored home entertainment speaker cover? [more inside]
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.