AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 25 of 998
Search took 1.08 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: pmcd
Forum: Soundbars   02-06-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
I eventually bought a Yamaha YSP-2500 and...

I eventually bought a Yamaha YSP-2500 and couldn't be happier. As it turned out the Vizio product didn't support 5.1 sound over HDMI which seemed a bit misleading on their part. This was confirmed by...
Forum: Soundbars   01-17-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,796
Posted By pmcd
Pinger Sounds like you got a really good...

Pinger

Sounds like you got a really good deal as you can hardwire a sub to it should you feel the need.

Not having MusicCast is a plus in my opinion. That was one of the aspects I didn't like...
Forum: Soundbars   01-16-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
Sorry, I didn't see your reply in time. I was...

Sorry, I didn't see your reply in time. I was just so discouraged with this whole 5.1 thing that I packed it up to return.

I agree with you that the HDMI aspect seems rather useless except for...
Forum: Soundbars   01-16-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,796
Posted By pmcd
I am still on the fence with the YSP line. Was...

I am still on the fence with the YSP line. Was about to test out the 1600 but then was talked into the 2500. Then someone said the geometry of the room wouldn't be great. Rectangular, with the TV...
Forum: Soundbars   01-16-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
It's not an ARC issue. I have a PC with HDMI, ATV...

It's not an ARC issue. I have a PC with HDMI, ATV (4) and Fire TV with no optical and a Samsung Blu Ray player with optical capabilities.

When you plug an HDMI source into the Vizio via the HDMI...
Forum: Soundbars   01-16-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
I set up and tested the Vizio SB 4051 sound...

I set up and tested the Vizio SB 4051 sound system. Very easy to set up. Looks fine, speakers sound good but this is not a system to get if you use HDMI. You do not get Dolby 5.1 sound from the...
Forum: Soundbars   01-15-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
Thank you for the clarification. Unfortunately, I...

Thank you for the clarification. Unfortunately, I cannot use optical. My LG TV will not pass 5.1 sound out the optical port if the source is HDMI. It won't even pass 5.1 for sources connected via...
Forum: Soundbars   01-14-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
Does the SB 4051 support the DTS codec? I am...

Does the SB 4051 support the DTS codec? I am mainly interested in the 5.1 issue. Some seem to think there is a firmware issue with the product. It would be nice for it to just work in the sense that...
Forum: Soundbars   01-14-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
I can only use HDMI. I thought they supported...

I can only use HDMI. I thought they supported Dolby, DTS, etc... It's on the box! Are we talking about the SB 4051? Am now confused as to what is possible via their HDMI connection. DD 5.1 is...
Forum: Soundbars   01-14-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
This does not sound good. I can only use HDMI....

This does not sound good. I can only use HDMI. Does the Vizio SB 4051 support 5.1 sound or not this way? Having to toggle things between stereo and surround seems crazy. Not getting sound out of the...
Forum: Soundbars   01-14-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,896
Posted By pmcd
I have been trying to decide between the Vizio SB...

I have been trying to decide between the Vizio SB 4051 and a Yamaha YSP-2500. I have both an Apple TV ( 4th gen) and an Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen) so no optical output. After reading your account of...
Forum: Soundbars   01-07-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,796
Posted By pmcd
Does hooking up a sub disable the built in...

Does hooking up a sub disable the built in subwoofer? My Yamaha yst-sw012 sub just got here so I am about to test it all. This sub is only an 8" active sub but it is small and stays within the...
Forum: Soundbars   01-06-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,796
Posted By pmcd
Good point. It's nice to see a ranking based on...

Good point. It's nice to see a ranking based on sound quality. I have only my first gen Bose Cinemate to compare it to in the room where we watch TV. The Yamaha does take a bit of setting up, to take...
Forum: Soundbars   01-06-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,796
Posted By pmcd
I am not familiar with the Martin Logan product...

I am not familiar with the Martin Logan product except for a quick search. It doesn't appear to have hdmi and is far more expensive than the Yamaha ysp-1600. I guess sales can change that. I recently...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-19-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
Basically because some people using the TV want...

Basically because some people using the TV want to use the LG wand remote occasionally so I don't want things to get out of sync. Also, if you start an activity with the TV off then the TV goes on...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
Yes, I already do that. I have 6 Activities set...

Yes, I already do that. I have 6 Activities set up and they all work fine. I just, for convenience, wanted to be able to assign a consistent key to toggle power to the TV. I do this with the Smart...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-17-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
Right, I do not use it that way. I want to...

Right, I do not use it that way. I want to control the power to the TV. So, if I start a Watch TV Activity I will first turn on the TV. If I then want to watch my Apple TV I don't want the TV turning...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
I have the Smart Control, Ultimate One, One,...

I have the Smart Control, Ultimate One, One, Smart Keyboard AddOn. For some odd reason I prefer the basic remote that comes with the Smart Control ( feel, placement of buttons, the lower left +...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-30-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
There is a Smart Control Keyboard AddOn which is...

There is a Smart Control Keyboard AddOn which is $50. That does not come with a Hub. The $150 version does come with a Hub.

Philip
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
I have decided to replace my One with the...

I have decided to replace my One with the Ultimate One. I assume this will then raise the number of devices of my Smart Control Hub to 15. If I then get the new Smart Control Keyboard AddOn will that...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-30-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 282,324
Posted By pmcd
I have a Smart Control with the basic remote but...

I have a Smart Control with the basic remote but have not gotten around to using it because of the 8 device limitation. So I use a One which has developed two unresponsive buttons.

If you get the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,080
Posted By pmcd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dlflannery http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1497325/plex-client-on-media-streamers#post_24618812)

Thanks. This agrees with the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,080
Posted By pmcd
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by apw2607 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1497325/plex-client-on-media-streamers#post_24586344)

Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By pmcd
The lack of YouTube in the 2XS May or may not be...

The lack of YouTube in the 2XS May or may not be an issue. You should also have a look at Amazon's FireTV which is excellent.

Philip
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,649
Posted By pmcd
I've had my Fire TV for a few days now and I...

I've had my Fire TV for a few days now and I really like it far more than my Roku 3 and my ex WDTV. It's very responsive, you can sideload XBMC or almost anything if that is what you want, and has a...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 998

 
Forum Jump: