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Forum: Soundbars   09-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By phie
Thanks! I'll do some more research, I rather...

Thanks! I'll do some more research, I rather spend less if possible. I'll be on the lookout on the NYC craigslist for the JBLs, right now the cheapest I've seen is $190 including shipping for a pair....
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Thanks! So I am trying to decide between the e5...

Thanks! So I am trying to decide between the e5 and the JBL 305 you mentioned. Do you have any idea how to decide between the two? Which one is the better speaker? The e5 is about $50 less.


Why...
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Thanks! I've never heard the term studio monitor,...

Thanks! I've never heard the term studio monitor, what is the difference between it and say the ascend sierra 1? are there downsides to them?

what about the eris e5 or e4.5? both seem to be well...
Forum: Soundbars   08-31-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Thanks! I will check them out. I would like to...

Thanks! I will check them out. I would like to spend less than $100. I have an old Sony 5.1 AVR I can use so it doesn't have to be powered. The monoprice bookshelf speakers have great reviews on most...
Forum: Soundbars   08-30-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Are soundbars generally not recommended using in...

Are soundbars generally not recommended using in 2 channel or 2.1 channel mode? I was wondering if I could use this soubar hooked up to my computer for 2/2.1 channel listening, and the odd movie...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
Anybody?

Anybody?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
Thanks. You can see how out of the loop I am. I...

Thanks. You can see how out of the loop I am. I don't know much about Control 4. I'm trying to help a friend who has a piecemeal system. He worked with one guy who set up everything but the video,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
Why can't I run the videos via...

Why can't I run the videos via smb/cifs/afp/whatever right to Control 4’s media player from the NAS? The idea is I want to have everything controlled by Control 4; I don’t want to have to go to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
IDK? Do I need to buy a rasbperry pi and install...

IDK? Do I need to buy a rasbperry pi and install OpenELEC on it? Or what do I need so Control 4 can play the mkv files (ripped blurays)? TIA
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-04-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
Thanks. 90% of the time it's for media on my...

Thanks. 90% of the time it's for media on my NAS... Thanks for your help!
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By phie
Do I need to use Control 4 HDMI 8x8 Matrix for video in each room? cheaper option?

Hi, I want to display video on four TVs and control it with my Control 4 system. However, the 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch from Control 4 is like $8k. Are there any options that are cheaper that will work...
Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 164,240
Posted By phie
OK, thanks. But what if the mkv has multiple...

OK, thanks. But what if the mkv has multiple audio tracks. How do I select that I want DTS instead of DD for instance? Is that done on my WDTV Live now? On my Denon 2310 AVR, I selected the surround...
Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 164,240
Posted By phie
Okay, thanks. How do I change the sound codecs,...

Okay, thanks. How do I change the sound codecs, or is that done automatically depending on the audio source?
Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 164,240
Posted By phie
What should I leave the subwoofer volume set at?...

What should I leave the subwoofer volume set at? Any suggestions?
Forum: Soundbars   12-28-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
The soundbar is awesome, thanks! What level...

The soundbar is awesome, thanks!

What level do you recommend setting and leaving the subwoofer at?
Forum: Soundbars   12-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Okay, thanks! Anything else I should know about...

Okay, thanks! Anything else I should know about the YSP 2200 to get the most out of it? How should I place the subwoofer?
Forum: Soundbars   12-13-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ttlnb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Soundbars   12-11-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 164,240
Posted By phie
I just bought a YSP 2200. It's my first...

I just bought a YSP 2200. It's my first soundbar. I currently have a Denon AVR 2310 with Ascend fronts and Sony rear speakers. I live in a small apartment in Boston, and the speakers take up too...
Forum: Soundbars   12-11-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
Thanks both of you! So the Yamaha is powered,...

Thanks both of you! So the Yamaha is powered, which means it's its own amp/receiver? And as long as it has the ports I need, I have no need for a dedicated AVR?

ttlnb: what is ARC and CEC? Why do...
Forum: Soundbars   12-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,347
Posted By phie
So the soundbar has a few HDMI ports, does that...

So the soundbar has a few HDMI ports, does that mean I can hook up other devices to it (e.g., computer, WDTV Live, etc) and it'll take advantage of the soundbar's sound? Or do I still need a...
Forum: Soundbars   10-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By phie
Thanks! Which Pioneer soundbar?

Thanks! Which Pioneer soundbar?
Forum: Soundbars   10-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By phie
Anyone? Thanks in advance!

Anyone? Thanks in advance!
Forum: Soundbars   10-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By phie
Both are the same price used, basically. Which...

Both are the same price used, basically. Which one would you recommend for 80% movies, 20% music? I have a dedicated Ascend speaker setup now, but in my small Boston apartment, it takes up way too...
Forum: Soundbars   05-06-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 164,240
Posted By phie
Is it true this soundbar isn't good unless you...

Is it true this soundbar isn't good unless you can bounce the sound off walls? That is, a regular 4 wall room won't be good for this soundbar? I read that somewhere... is that true? I have a regular...
Forum: Soundbars   05-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 202,970
Posted By phie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ahartig http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1357545/official-help-me-choose-a-soundbar-thread/510#post_23275013)
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