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Forum: HDTV Technical   11-06-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By sam008
Thanks guys - appreciate all the answers. I was...

Thanks guys - appreciate all the answers. I was hoping to get something more modern looking. Would this work?

8 Element Bowtie Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-06-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By sam008
TV Fool report - Location Kew Gardens, NY

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3ddfaf375ebaaf2f

Location - single family house neighborhood but 3 blocks out, there are a couple of buildings
Installation on a garage...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By sam008
my friend buys 2x of everything when he sees a...

my friend buys 2x of everything when he sees a sale and his home filled with unused stuff ;)

I've never really found the need to connect the TV to HDMI really. With basic TV like cnn news, etc why...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By sam008
Tx-sr503

Guys - sorry about posting a question about such an old receiver but a friend has this unopened and I'm going to try to put it to use. My speaker setup is only 5.1 and wondering if I can use the...
Forum: Speakers   01-18-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By sam008
5.1 migration to Atmos

Folks - currently on an older Onkyo HTS-S570 which just got bad and supposedly a defect with the mixer. I'm buying a new receiver but also interested in Atmos as it's is getting traction in the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
what's the alternative if I don't hang the...

what's the alternative if I don't hang the speakers?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
electrician ran wires - was a big job because...

electrician ran wires - was a big job because walls are 100-yr old stucco (not drywall). I just placed a single screw in the walls and mounted my speakers on them

Looks like Atmos is getting...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
Guys - I can't rewire since i just had the...

Guys - I can't rewire since i just had the electrician wire for my 5.1 system but still looking to use dolby atmos. Are there any speakers that will do double duty and provide the additional sound...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
While I continue looking at features, one thing...

While I continue looking at features, one thing that may help is a receiver that seems to have the best capabilities to stream music from various sources. From some research, yamaha seems to have a...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By sam008
While I continue looking at features, one thing...

While I continue looking at features, one thing that may help is an app that works with the reciever that is able to play songs off my windows computer running iTunes. Does any receiver do this?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
Speakers have clip down connector into which I...

Speakers have clip down connector into which I insert the bare wires. All speakers say 8 ohm on them
I have an active subwoofer and connect it a wall outlet for power
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
The onkyo website says my hts-s570 is 100 watts...

The onkyo website says my hts-s570 is 100 watts per channel so I guess I can go for a system like 90-130 watts per channel?
http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=HT-S570&class=Systems

yes,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
I like the price but it seems that model has...

I like the price but it seems that model has major display issues.

For a new model, what specs do I have to compare from the S570 - only the dynamic power or something else too?

230 W + 230 W...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-18-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
I already have the speakers from the HTS-S570;...

I already have the speakers from the HTS-S570; only need a receiver
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-17-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By sam008
Change of symptoms: can someone tell me...

Change of symptoms:

can someone tell me which part of the receiver has gone bad? If I plug in my phone's 3.5mm jack and choose tape, I can always get all 5 speakers to work. After I do this, if I...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-17-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By sam008
Recommend a system

Folks - still trying to repair my HTS-S570 on this thread
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/109-home-theater-box/2294714-onkyo-s570-center-speaker.html#post40735866

But if I cannot, I need another...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-17-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By sam008
Onkyo S570 center speaker

Folks

I still have this system years later and it has developed a weird issue. The center speaker works very inconsistently. At times, when I turn on the system, there won't be any sound and even...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-02-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By sam008
DIY subwoofer cable

guys

I have to make a 30ft subwoofer cable and have extra of these lying around
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0097JLQVC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

Can I use the...
Forum: Home Automation   07-26-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By sam008
Outdoor solar lights

guys

has anybody seen any brand of these outdoor security lights that connect back into home automation or an alarm system? I'd like to be alerted if the light is going off more than the usual...
Forum: Home Automation   07-17-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By sam008
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Home Automation   07-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By sam008
Control center

folks

I'm going to build my own security system (not sure about full automation) but need to plan where the control center with switches, DVR equipment, etc is going to be. Ideal space is the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By sam008
yes i think i want the full motion since not...

yes i think i want the full motion since not decided where the furniture will go yet but the tv has to go at one position. Which full motion would you recommend. Its an led lcd but full led that's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By sam008
80lb though i may upgrade to 55 inch at a later...

80lb though i may upgrade to 55 inch at a later time so want it to accommodate that too. I want tilt and swivel

amazon high rating isn't a bad thing but i'm getting more and more items from the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By sam008
yes wall mount is what i need. sorry any...

yes wall mount is what i need. sorry

any particular models from monoprice?

Thx
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By sam008
Rack mount

folks

buying a common item like a rack mount is a hassle these days at amazon. Some inexpensive items seem to score really high ratings

can someone recommend something sub $50 that will last,...
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