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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-28-2013, 12:35 PM
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Posted By briancl
Sorry if my post was too long or I wasn't clear...

Sorry if my post was too long or I wasn't clear enough with my question.. basically, what hardware and software combo work best together so that just about anyone can rely on it. This is for playing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By briancl
So I have a need for a dedicated HTPC that will...

So I have a need for a dedicated HTPC that will power a home theater room. This setup must be dead easy to use for a whole host of people: wife, house guests, baby sitters, etc. Currently I have an...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By briancl
Any thoughts? This is supposed to be a gift for...

Any thoughts? This is supposed to be a gift for my MIL, so I need to figure something out soon.
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By briancl
I have a Bose soundbar that is controlled by an...

I have a Bose soundbar that is controlled by an RF remote. Does anyone know how I enable IR mode so I can use a universal remote? If I can't enable IR, what universal remotes can I use that use RF...
Forum: Soundbars   12-11-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By briancl
Any ideas? This is supposed to be a Christmas...

Any ideas? This is supposed to be a Christmas gift for my MIL, so uh.. I could really appreciate the help http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Soundbars   12-09-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By briancl
Hi, I have a Bose soundbar that is...

Hi,

I have a Bose soundbar that is controlled by an RF remote. How do I enable IR mode so I can use a universal remote? If I can't enable IR, what universal remotes can I use that use RF to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6,020
Views: 781,880
Posted By briancl
1. Budget: Not a limiting factor, but call it...

1. Budget: Not a limiting factor, but call it $3,000
2. Seating distance: 12ft
3. Size/placement limitations: Inside a cabinet, 11" max depth WITH STAND seems like the most limiting factor, no...
Forum: Soundbars   02-29-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,824
Posted By briancl
Room: open plan 25x15 with 12' ceiling ...

Room: open plan 25x15 with 12' ceiling
TV/Soundbar mounted to wall above mantel, about 7' up the wall (wall = 15' long)
1 side wall glass (25')
1 side wall 75% open to kitchen/hallway/stairs...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-10-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,891
Posted By briancl
Any ideas? There are many options available, and...

Any ideas? There are many options available, and I don't know if there's something on the horizon I should wait for or pick an existing remote. I had an iPod touch and iPad, so those are viable...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-03-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,891
Posted By briancl
I need a remote to control the following...

I need a remote to control the following equipment:

Pioneer Kuro 500M TV
Pioneer VSX-21TXH AVR
Tivo Premiere DVR
Mac Mini HTPC (2010 model) running Plex 9, iTunes, & DVD software player

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,584
Views: 661,316
Posted By briancl
I recently bought some new equipment including a...

I recently bought some new equipment including a Pioneer AVR, and I'm having trouble getting things set up correctly. I've followed everything in the first post, and I've been re-running the entire...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by Transmaniacon...

Quote:Originally Posted by Transmaniacon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18837203)

Maybe try the phantom center approach?


This is another...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by Transmaniacon...

Quote:Originally Posted by Transmaniacon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18836276)

What about moving those shelves up, mounting the TV on the...
Forum: Speakers   06-28-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By briancl
I added a few more pictures to show my space. I...

I added a few more pictures to show my space. I also took off the covers to my condo's "surround sound" wiring. I have no idea what is inside each of these, and I don't really see a terminated end...
Forum: Speakers   06-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By briancl
So I've had the same 2.1 setup since I cobbled...

So I've had the same 2.1 setup since I cobbled it together 10 years ago in college. I just purchased a new AVR (Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH), and I'm committed to upgrading everything else, too.
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by TimB...

Quote:Originally Posted by TimB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17071581)

Headphones and silent movies...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-26-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by bcope...

Quote:Originally Posted by bcope http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17071169)

the "purists' havent tried to live in a tiny condo obviously. i feel...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-26-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by MrBobb...

Quote:Originally Posted by MrBobb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17067665)

I personally like more speakers for that surround effect even in a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-26-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by malovich...

Quote:Originally Posted by malovich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17067599)

I guess I'll be the first to ask, whats that to the left of the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By briancl
I have a narrow living area in my condo, and I'd...

I have a narrow living area in my condo, and I'd like to see if I can improve on my current 2 channel setup. I have a NAD C350 integrated amp which has served me quite well for almost 10 years, but...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 137,173
Posted By briancl
Quote:Originally Posted by darnelli...

Quote:Originally Posted by darnelli http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17061851)

hey briancl, i just ordered from monitoroutlet this weekend, did...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-25-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 137,173
Posted By briancl
Ordered 500M 8/17 from MonitorOutlet Received...

Ordered 500M 8/17 from MonitorOutlet
Received 8/25 via Pilot

Delivery guys didn't mind while I opened the box and checked for cracks. It powered up no problem, and I have essentially zero buzz....
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 88,206
Posted By briancl
well, the installer came by with a new cablecard...

well, the installer came by with a new cablecard and it worked. so i wont have to find out how sony upgrades tv firmware... at least not yet
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 88,206
Posted By briancl
Quote: Originally Posted by austerville ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by austerville
Don't they have an option for you to download the firmware from their website? That's how my Philips works - I download the firmware from their support...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2006, 06:30 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 88,206
Posted By briancl
Quote: Originally Posted by bfoster If you...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bfoster
If you do indeed need an update to your set, it could be provided by either a USB storage dongle or possibly the cc slot itself.

ok.. i talked to sony and i...
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