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  Display Devices
No street price talk or retail links please.
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Digital projector questions and answers. These are projectors with price tags generally LESS THAN $3,000 MSRP.
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This area is for the discussion of LCD flat panel displays. It is used to chat about the display type and not to attack it as compared to other displays.
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This area is for the discussion of plasma flat panel displays. It is used to chat about the display type and not to attack it as compared to other displays.
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Hi-end digital projector questions and answers. These are projectors with price tags generally GREATER THAN $3,000 MSRP.
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Rear Projection CRT and Digital sets (DLP, LCD, etc) questions and answers. (RPTV)
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Flat panel general chat for the topic of one over another. Pros and cons when chatting on both. Please post in the other for areas for support questions on the type of display.
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When only the very best will do. Discussion on ultra hi-end home theater gear
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This is the place to discuss these important new picture-quality parameters, which improve video images far more than merely increasing the number of pixels on the screen.
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Screen questions and answers area for both manufactured and DIY screens.
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Front or rear mounted CRT projectors questions and answers. Note...Not Rear Projection all in one units.
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Direct View Displays questions and answers of CRT based sets. (HDTV, traditional, or standard tube based sets.)
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This area is for the chat on display calibration. The use, setup, and techniques used to get achieve the best image you can out of your display.
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This area is for the chat on setting up and using a theater with a fixed 2.35:1 ratio screen with digital projectors.
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  HDTV
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This area is for the chat about the local HDTV stations. Also includes talk on antenna type and reception including HD Cable.
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For the talk about HDTV hardware for reception and other technical chat. For OTA receivers, Sat receivers and HD Cable. NOTE...Information regarding HDTV displays should be posted in the proper displays area.
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For the talk about HDTV programming. Both DBS, OTA and HD Cable. This also includes legal issues pertaining to HDTV signals vs. HDTV programming and copyrights.
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For the talk about HDTV Recording and playback hardware devices such as D-VHS, Windows Media, and other HDTV recorders. NOTE...We do not allow the chat on copying of software.
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  Audio
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This is the place to ask about speakers and speaker setup. No street price talk or retail links please.
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For your chat and questions on amps, receivers, and audio processors. No street price talk or retail links please.
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This area is for the chat on subwoofers, bass as it relates to subs, and bass transducers. This should cover theory, install, use, etc. No street price talk or retail links please.
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This area is for people that like to build your own speakers and subs. Share ideas and get the most out of what you do.
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For the chat on audio soundbars (all in one speakers) that are used under flat panel displays. Be it 5.1 or stereo, this is the place to talk about it.
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This area is for the chat on player hardware that is devoted to the playback of music. Not for digital audio servers or computers.
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This is for chat on the topic of Home Theater In A Box type units. These units are all-in-one devices that are a Receiver, DVD Player, Amp, and speakers all in one unit.
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This area covers multi-channel music audio discs. From DVD-A to SACD, this is the place to chat about the formats and the content in the market.
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For chat on 2-channel stereo audio. Setups, concepts, likes, needs, etc.
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Have questions on audio and/or the setup of an audio system? This then just may be the place to seek some help.
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A dedicated area to discuss all aspects of headphones.
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  Blu-ray & HD DVD
No street price talk or retail links please.
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The Blu-ray disc review section for official AVS Forum® reviews. AVS Forum® has selected long time member Ralph Potts to handle the reviews. Please do not attack reviewer. Only staff can start a thread, but any member can respond to the review.
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This area covers Blu-ray & UHD Blu-ray players. Please note this is not the area for software chat.
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This area covers Blu-ray & UHD Blu-ray software. Please note this is not the area for hardware chat.
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Be it HD DVD or Blu-ray...who knows! So with a dual format player is just where you may find yourself. This is the place to talk about these new units.
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For the general chat on Hi-Def software media. Please keep HTPC chat on hardware in the HTPC section. NOTE...We do not allow the chat on copying of software and DO NOT attack each other over formats.
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This area covers HD DVD players. Please note this is not the area for software chat.
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This area covers HD DVD software. Please note this is not the area for hardware chat.
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  Gaming & Content Streaming
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A forum dedicated to devices that are digital media servers and content streamers and the networking that goes with it.
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This area is for you to talk about using your Home Theater for video games! From connections to make to the tips you may have on hot games. Please keep this area to the use of games in the HT environment.
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This is the place to discuss these immersive technologies, which literally put you in the middle of the action.
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This is for chat on digital recorders for items like Cable boxes with a PVR built in. Chat on hacking of service will not be allowed.
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This area is to chat about the satellite radio services from XM and Sirius. It is not just for cars anymore.
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For chat on HD Radio its reception, hardware and over all impressions.
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Need to take the audio and video with you? Here is the place to talk about audio and video players that are portable.
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For the general chat about the RePlayTV and ShowStopper Digital Recorder. Your likes, dislikes, thoughts, wants, needs and support. ReplayTV related posts only please.
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For the general chat about the MS UltimateTV Digital Recorder. Your likes, dislikes, thoughts, wants, needs and support. MS UltimateTV related posts only please.
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  Video Components
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For the chat on video download services and hardware. This is not to be used to attack the video download format in general vs HD discs or other sources.
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Talk about the standard def DVD (and LD) equipment that gives us so much entertainment. Please post software info and questions in the software area. NOTE...We do not allow the chat on copying of software.
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Talk about DVD Recorders. Please post software info and questions in the software area. NOTE...We do not allow the chat on copying of software.
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The area is for Cable, and Digital Cable - Non-HDTV general chat. Discuss hardware, software and programming. Please, HDTV in the HDTV section. No Cable Hack talk will be allowed.
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A general place to talk about video processors. Be it used for any type of display device this is the place for video processor questions and answers.
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Computers as progressive scan DVD player, video processor, HDTV tuner, music jukebox, automation controller, Internet/game machine, and more. Windows, Linux, and Mac areas.
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  Home Entertainment & Theater Builder
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Dedicated Theater construction ideas and design talk. From start to finish of your dedicated theater.
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General media room discussion from existing room installations to complete design & build of home theater systems/game rooms.
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Discussion of parts and accessories needed to complete your theater. Lighting, Curtains, Seating, Posters, Tickets and other theater related items and décor.
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It's all about gaming and entertaining: Pinball, arcade, darts, billiards, ping pong, foosball, vending machines, bars, popcorn machines, soda, beer, neon signs, etc.
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This area is to chat about the booming trend of outdoor movie setups. "Movies under the stars" are becoming a way for neighbors to get-together, are you one of them?
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  3D Central
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This area is for the chat on the emerging technology of 3D. The area should be used for the general discussion of the 3D topic and questions. Separate areas for displays and source components have been set up.
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This area is for the topic of 3D displays. It can be any type of display, flat panel or front projection for example. It is a place for 3D displays to be talked about in the emerging area of 3D.
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This area is for the topic of 3D source components. From 3D capable players to 3D processors, this is the place for source units to be talked about in the emerging area of 3D.
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For the discussion of content offered for 3D viewing. Be it Blu-ray or broadcast TV via Satellite, Cable, Over The Air, etc, this will be the best place to chat about it.
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  A/V Control & Automation
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This area is for general talk on Remote Controls and the use and programming of them.
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Need to know how you can send audio and video throughout your home? This is the place to ask!
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Home automation is now a booming area in retro fits as well as new home construction. This is the place talk about controlling your home via modules and software running everything from your lights to your heating and A/C.
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The area is for talks about items, whether off-the-shelf or do-it-yourself, to help improve the image and sound or just the overall performance of your audio and home theater, including interconnects, speaker cables, power cords, isolation, etc.
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  Industry Area
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This area is for the chat on HDMI and it is monitored by and responded to by the makers of HDMI. What, where, how, why, issues, etc about HDMI and the format can be found here.
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This area is for the chat on the 1394 Firewire standard and it is monitored by and responded to by the 1394 Trade Association. What, where, how, why, issues, etc about 1394 and the format can be found here.
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  Classifieds
See sticky rules for each section. Edit your original post as needed and do not bump your thread.
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For items that don't fit into other categories.
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The Dealer Specials forum is the ONLY forum for items being sold by dealers, resellers, or anyone that is not an end user selling their own hardware and is limited to one item per calendar month.
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Looking for an installer, designer, or other type of contractor? Place your requests for employment or job offers here.
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All video source items for sale by end users.
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All audio gear for sale by end users.
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Blu-ray, DVD, LaserDisc, even that rare VHS or Beta item might be found here.
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For digital media codes only. One thread per seller. Keep your first post up to date as needed.
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For all items related to HTPC setups.
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Cables, remotes, mounts, seating, and other home theater related accessories can be found here.
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  Other Areas of Interest
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Chat on movies, concerts and the like. This is not the area for chat on DVD players or recorders or multi-channel formats. NOTE...We do not allow the chat on copying of software.
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This section is for the chat on video camcorders from the Compact VHS, to the new HD Cameras and all that are found in between.
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Though not used in the home theater areas, this section is to talk about, seek support, or just share ideas and what have you about car audio, video, and navigation.
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A place to post information about locally organized Home Theater meets. You may post upcoming events or try to set one up. Also feel free to report back about the events.
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No matter how large or how small, the area of Home Theater is what we all have in common. So...Let others know your configuration. List your components first and then if you care to, a small history. Be sure to come back and keep it updated!
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