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Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2013, 08:15 PM
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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
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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
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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: 10
Views: 2,009
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
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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: 10
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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
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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: 10
Views: 2,009
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: 10
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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
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Posted By phie
Thanks! Which Pioneer soundbar?

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

Anyone? Thanks in advance!
Forum: Soundbars   10-13-2013, 05:11 PM
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Views: 212
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
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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: 888
Views: 162,703
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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Forum: Soundbars   05-03-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 888
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Posted By phie
What's the best soundbar in the $600-900 range?...

What's the best soundbar in the $600-900 range? I have a 15x10 room on a second floor of a three floor building. It's an apartment, so the sound doesn't need to be extremely loud. Hopefully I can...
Forum: Audio Gear   04-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By phie
Moving to a small condo so no room for a...

Moving to a small condo so no room for a dedicated home theatre (going to replace my speakers with a Yamaha soundbar). My loss is your gain!

Excellent condition. Comes from a smoke and pet free...
Forum: Audio Gear   04-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By phie
Great condition, never had any troubles....

Great condition, never had any troubles. Includes remote and Audyssey microphone. Smoke and pet free home.

Moving and no longer want a dedicated home theatre so I'm selling. My loss is your gain!...
Forum: Audio Gear   04-22-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By phie
Great condition. Smoke and pet free home. $300...

Great condition. Smoke and pet free home. $300 obo plus actual shipping costs.

Moving and no longer want a dedicated home theatre so I'm selling. My loss is your gain!

Local pickup available...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-21-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By phie
So I have to test every single file beforehand?...

So I have to test every single file beforehand? That's going to take a day. Is it an issue with the codecs? I can easily output which audio and video codec I used for all files...

How is the WDTV...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By phie
So, excuse my confusion, but how do I know...

So, excuse my confusion, but how do I know whether mkv's will play fine on a WDTV. I'm leaning towards that, so long as I know I don't have to get the source files of all the movies I've ripped with...
Forum: Soundbars   03-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By phie
Why only down that route? Is there a benefit to...

Why only down that route? Is there a benefit to using the amp from the soundbar itself, if it's supported? Modern soundbars will accept HDMI so I should be able to also plug in my HTPC via HDMI to...
Forum: Soundbars   03-19-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By phie
Thanks! I just realized the 101 is only two...

Thanks! I just realized the 101 is only two channels. I really want 5.1... Does it make a huge difference? Is the jbl 2 channels? How does it compare to the 2200? Thanks!
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-18-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By phie
What's the issue with the WDTV and mkv files? It...

What's the issue with the WDTV and mkv files? It would be a real pain to re-rip everything into m2ts... Is there a downside to using plex on a roku?

How much is the Dune D1 or PCH-A210?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By phie
But the roku and WDTV will be able to handle my...

But the roku and WDTV will be able to handle my local content from my media server just fine? :s
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-18-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,630
Posted By phie
Unfortunately, the cheapest comcast package is...

Unfortunately, the cheapest comcast package is about $100 in Cambridge Mass, and doesnt' include HD HGTV. I have to pay $137 for HD quality HGTV. sigh
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