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Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by pbicich...

Quote:Originally Posted by pbicich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17932507)

anyone have this hooked up to a PS3 via optical....if so do you...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-11-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By shappy0869
I have a Dish 722 HD DVR. I have the HDMI output...

I have a Dish 722 HD DVR. I have the HDMI output going to an active splitter (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011301&p_id=4921&seq=1&format=2) with one...
Forum: Video Processors   01-09-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 35,078
Posted By shappy0869
I am looking for something like this:...

I am looking for something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...=2#description...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-08-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By shappy0869
Holly Cow! I am watching Monsters Inc with my...

Holly Cow! I am watching Monsters Inc with my daughter right now and it really sounds fantastic! Definitely room filling sound. I am kind of surprised how crisp the highs sound.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-08-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By shappy0869
I went ahead and connected a BR player and a SD...

I went ahead and connected a BR player and a SD DVD player to the Denon using both optical and coax digital inputs. I didn't notice any increased surround effect, even when using a THX...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By shappy0869
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-08-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by greenjp...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenjp http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17879751)

If the input is a set top box or DVD player, it'll only be 2...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-08-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By shappy0869
Does the optical out on the V10 pass on all of...

Does the optical out on the V10 pass on all of the audio formatting (ie: 5ch, 7ch, etc) or does it just pass on 2-channel audio?

Thanks
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-08-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,939
Posted By shappy0869
Last month I purchased a Panasonic TH-P54V10 to...

Last month I purchased a Panasonic TH-P54V10 to replace my aging Sony 36" WEGA CRT (which still looks great after nearly 11 years). While the picture on the 54V10 is fantastic, the sound coming from...
Forum: Soundbars   01-07-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,305
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by E-JTL...

Quote:Originally Posted by E-JTL http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17870472)

In a word, yes. Even if you never buy a Vizio product, you should...
Forum: Soundbars   01-07-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,305
Posted By shappy0869
I still associate Vizio with cheap crap. Have...

I still associate Vizio with cheap crap. Have they turned things around like Hyundai has done in the automotive world (my home turf)?
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-03-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by davyo...

Quote:Originally Posted by davyo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17837592)

Make sure to post review's of both soundbar's and how they compare to...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Screw it, I just ordered both and will try them...

Screw it, I just ordered both and will try them out myself and see which sounds better. It will only cost me return shipping on the one I send back (<$20), which is worth it to get the one that...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-02-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by pbicich...

Quote:Originally Posted by pbicich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17834924)

Have tried the polk 360 and sent it back to amazon and went with...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Well, in the end I decided to go with a...

Well, in the end I decided to go with a soundbar, in the interest of domestic tranquility and budget.

I just ordered the Polk SurroundBar 360...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by scorrpio...

Quote:Originally Posted by scorrpio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17800020)

If you really want surround just at the couch, would it be...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-27-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Davyo, I was hoping you would chime in....

Davyo,

I was hoping you would chime in. Yes, I would definitely mount it above the display. I do have some time (still need to recharge the bank account after buying the TV!), so I will probably...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-27-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By shappy0869
Do any the various soundbars or 3 speaker...

Do any the various soundbars or 3 speaker systems deliver any semblance of simulated surround? I am interested in better sound from my tv and surround would be a nice bonus, however wife refuses to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by henryd31...

Quote:Originally Posted by henryd31 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17770273)

To the OP, you should buy the damn thing if the price seems good....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By shappy0869
Quote:Originally Posted by NewOldVinyl...

Quote:Originally Posted by NewOldVinyl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17743808)

Is it the store that sells "only video"? The deal is legit if...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By shappy0869
I hope this is not violating any forum TOS, but...

I hope this is not violating any forum TOS, but I just need some advice.

A local store is offering the Panasonic TC-P54V10 for a price that is $800 less than retail. This is much lower than any...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-17-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,904
Posted By shappy0869
The other issue is that my house has metal...

The other issue is that my house has metal studs, not wood. So drilling is a bit more problematic.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-17-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By shappy0869
I have read some good things about the high-end...

I have read some good things about the high-end soundbars, but my primary goal is to take up space on either side of the TV (about 2 feet on either side) and a soundbar (by design) wouldn't do that....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-17-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,904
Posted By shappy0869
Yeah, it really wouldn't be that easy. I have...

Yeah, it really wouldn't be that easy. I have concrete block exterior walls and I am not exactly sure what the 2nd level's subfloor is made from. Florida has some crazy and strict hurricane building...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-16-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By shappy0869
Thanks to both of you for the advice. I...

Thanks to both of you for the advice.

I thought about getting something more than a stereo receiver, but having to pay for the TV and the wall unit, funds are a bit tight, so I will have to go...
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