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Scott Wilkinson 08-30-2013 02:41 PM

Welcome to the AVS Forum community! We're delighted you've decided to join over 1 million fellow enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their passion about audio/video gear and technology.


Please take a moment to introduce yourself in this thread. What are your particular interests—displays, sound systems, movies, video games? What gear do you have in your system now? What do you hope to get in the future?


Once again, welcome aboard; we look forward to seeing you in the forums!


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what5up 08-30-2013 09:45 PM

Thanks for the welcome. Just got here. Found you all via a search to see if xbmc was available on a roku yet.
I`m very familiar with forums and have admin/modded several over the years.

ccase13 08-31-2013 04:26 AM

I am Candace Case, currently of Gastonia, North Carolina and want to find out more about my old Panasonic dmr-es10 dvd burner. Specifically I want to know if the tunner is supposed to pick up digital signals or just analog.

My sister, also a widow, and I just want to record a few CBS shows to watch later. The vcr is dying rapidly and doesn't get widescreen.(The Mentalist and the boys on Person of Interest seem to do ever more things in the far edges of the frames.

I look forward to learning many interesting things.

knailer 08-31-2013 01:13 PM

Greetings all. I've arrived here to research samsungs latest and greatest and this is the place.

Detroit Diecast 08-31-2013 02:48 PM

Hello All,
I look forward to becoming an active member of your community. Seeking advice on 6x9 speaker cones. I posted a thread in the Speaker forum. Perhaps I listed in the wrong forum. Cheers! Rich

nova2 08-31-2013 03:01 PM

Hi all, looking forward to learning as much as my little brain will suck up. Thanks to all in advance,smile.gif

nozab62 09-01-2013 12:40 AM

Hi Everybody !
New here !
I'm originally fron france but living in Qatar....a land where all the electronic seems to be 30% more expensive than USA...and where sellers do not have a clue about the difference between a LG 5 and 9 series..(ok I may be exagerating a bit)..

mdcubsfan 09-01-2013 01:36 PM

hi all -

newbie here, trying to set up a home theater system

look forward to learning a lot from this board!!!

ozmustang 09-02-2013 06:57 AM

Hi everyone, I am from Australia. I am here to learn new things as always.


Nuno Ponces 09-02-2013 08:44 AM

Greetings all,

I am from Lisbon(Portugal).

nbunny 09-02-2013 10:12 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome!
I'm in beautiful Charleston, SC, and am cutting the cord with Comcast. I've successfully installed an indoor, tabletop antenna. To my dismay, I can't get an audio signal on 2.1, 4.1 or 5.1......but it comes in great on 2.2, 2.3, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3... in other words, the network affiliate primary broadcasts deliver no audio to my Toshiba HDTV. I'm at a loss! The Toshiba people say it's my antenna or the OTA signal. I'm thinking perhaps I need a digital to analog converter? I can't think of anything else. It's a mystery to everyone I talk to..including Best Buy, Radio Shack and my ex husband! Have you ever? BTW, the picture comes in beautifully, and I get sound from the all the PBS and FOX affils. For your consideration...........

ejlono 09-03-2013 01:08 AM

Hello everyone here at AVS. I came across AVS while researching different type of UPS technology. I am mostly interested in audio knowledge for the time being as I am currently configuring my surround sound system; however, in the future I may be looking at other aspects as well. Such as, a new TV and computer set up. So far I'm running a 55" Element (I know not top shelf) and two towers from B&W's 600 series. Next step I'm thinking of gettinga B&W CM Centre. Unless otherwise convinced here on AVS. Thanks for any input in advance.

rickerlove 09-03-2013 02:37 AM

Hello World. Love this forum!

awsure 09-03-2013 10:59 AM

Greetings all. I am a semi-geek that just got newly exposed to this entire (really cool) HDTV calibration topic. I live in AZ and in the midst of my home remodeling jumped about thirty years ahead from my old 32" behemoth to a 65" Panasonic VT60. Looking forward to learning a lot from you guys about this fun stuff (...oh yeah, and in the meantime dial my TV's picture quality in) smile.gif

gem1201 09-03-2013 11:39 AM

Thanks for the welcome Scott. Just a little bit about myself. I am retired from the cosumer electronics business, working for various manufactures as Sansui, Pickering, Panasonic, Jensen car audio just to name a few. I am still in touch with people who also have worked , or is still working for various manufacturers. I'm so glad to see a forum that I can relate too and maybe answers some questions.


Bond 007 09-03-2013 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by gem1201 View Post

Thanks for the welcome Scott. Just a little bit about myself. I am retired from the cosumer electronics business, working for various manufactures as Sansui, Pickering, Panasonic, Jensen car audio just to name a few. I am still in touch with people who also have worked , or is still working for various manufacturers. I'm so glad to see a forum that I can relate too and maybe answers some questions.

Welcome! Your knowledge will be a welcome addition at AVS. smile.gif

marlo24 09-03-2013 08:11 PM

Hi everyone, I am from Wisconsin and found this forum looking for a projection screen and projector. Love the information i have found here!

bollicoogee 09-03-2013 09:11 PM

Thanks Scott, I found your forum while installing my new home theatre system and it looks insightful!

Until a few weeks ago my primary system was:

Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated CD Player
Mac Mini late 2012
Foxtel IQ1 (standard definition)
Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated Amplifier
Centrance Dacport class A headphone DAC and amplifier
Monitor Audio GS60 floor standing speakers
Denon AH-D7000 headphones
Sony EH36M31 36" CRT (cathode ray tube, for Gen X or those that have forgotten).

That 2-channel stereo system played CD's quite well, albeit the Roksan powered MA gold series floor standers favour those who prefer music sounding slightly on the bright side. Some music sounds quite stunning with this setup. Imagine after a couple of red wines listening in awe to Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh?" the sound of aircraft flying overhead at staggeringly loud yet crystal clear volumes and surprisingly musical. However, I always found my Denon's a more enjoyable experience. Coupled with the DACport, which is a very good DAC and headphone Amp, its capabilities are consistently delightful and often remarkable. On vision, I have owned my 92kg 36" Sony since 2001. It was best in breed, retailed for $7,000 (I recall plasmas were $12,000 at the time), and a strong performer over the past 13 years. My sound and vision systems were never integrated and I have contemplated home theater systems and options for the past few years. Recent purchases over the past month have this ambition almost complete. The complete system, noting that I'm taking delivery of the rear effects speakers this afternoon, is (new with *):

* Denon DBT-3313UD Blu-ray player
* HTC One m7
* Foxtel IQ2
Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated CD Player
Mac Mini late 2012
* Denon AVR-4520 AV receiver with Denon Link HD from the Blu-ray player
* (trialed but returned) Marantz SR-6007
Roksan Caspian M Series-1 Integrated Amplifier
Centrance Dacport class A headphone DAC and amplifier
* Monitor Audio RX-FX speakers for surround (2 speakers) and surround back (2 speakers)
* Monitor Audio RXcentre speaker
* Monitor Audio RXW-12 active sub woofer
Monitor Audio GS60 floor standing speakers (which I plan on bi-amping using the Denon 4520 Front Wide amp).
Denon AH-D7000 headphones
Samsung F8500 64" Plasma

Thoughts or assistance on today's bi-amping and installation project are welcome. I would be happy to provide feedback. My initial feedback is that the TV's picture is jaw-dropping. Watching Life of Pi in 2D with friends had us exclaiming OMG so constantly it became embarrassing. While the trialed Marantz AV Receiver was ok (and half the price) I knew my decision to swap it for the Denon AVR was the right one merely a few seconds after running through Audyssey. A feeling of sheer delight moved through me as the spacecraft from Alien (Directors cut 2003) passed overhead. It was breathtaking even with my girlfriend's Accent Acoustics speakers temporarily running the rear effects. It has brought to life and warmed the gold series front speakers. I now bask in DTS-HD visual and auditory glory knowing that it can only get better once the rear effects speakers have been run in and the AV Receiver is finally put to its intended bi-amping use. Armed with a glass of pinot noir I have Oblivion turned up to house thumping volumes. OMG is all I can say. Although my girlfriend adds, when are we going shopping for an entertainment unit. There's only so long I can sit everything on my old Sony CRT stand / Wooden stool combo! I'm hoping salamander designs AV furniture (see: http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/products/details/58fe9118-76c4-1d4b-ab8a-520877e1c2c1) or equivalent can be found in Australia?

TJames03 09-03-2013 09:26 PM

All the way from VT here...

Find the forum when doing sine research on def techs.

Already learned allot, and looking forward to learning more!

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euclid0911 09-05-2013 11:55 AM

Greetings all. I found this forum while researching some projectors to use for projection mapping animations. This looks like a great place to continue my research!

goodmaker 09-05-2013 03:52 PM

Hello everyone. I'm from Granada, Spain. I work in computer repair. I come to this forum looking for improvements to my BR player Pioneer BDP-150.

davidhd 09-05-2013 04:13 PM

Hello all,

Glad to be here and learn all I can about all things home theater. Just started setting up my very first HTPC and getting it dialed in as my primary viewing device. This site was a great help to get me going in the right direction. Front end running wmc7 with media browser and mcm for all my metadata. On the server side I am running plex so I can also remote view all my media.

GEEDOGG04 09-06-2013 05:48 AM

Hi My names Greg I'm new here and I'm also interested in the Benq Optoma and Epson PJs this will be my first projector . I'm looking to stay under $1200.00 but I also would like a PJ with good lag time for gaming, 3D and good pic quality with a little lights on in the room. I've already purchased a 110" Elite fixed screen now I just need a PJ. The lights will not be on within 10 feet of screen .anyway just wanted to make my first post.

Scosdaddy 09-06-2013 10:04 AM

Thanks for the welcome. I've been a follower of this forum for 7 years back when i built my first media room and got sound advice from the experts here on equipment to use. My first purchased pj the Panny ae900u recently has broken out with hives. By hives i mean equidistant red vertical lines encompassing the whole screen. I searched here for advice and took one of the home remedy steps to no avail so am thinking it's time to purchase and upgrade to 1080p and 3D if available.

As said in the post above I've been looking at the affordable ($1k) BenQ1070 and the new Epson 2030.

My theater has a Carada precision 116" fixed mounted screen and the Panny is ceiling mounted approx 13-13.5 feet from the screen. The Panasonic was quite adjustable to fit the picture on the entire screen from that distance using its zoom and lens shift and am being told that this is due to it's zoom capability which is higher than that on the BenQ or Epson models above that i'm looking at. Is that the case?

I don't want to have to buy a new larger screen or remount the pj closer to my screen if i don't have to.

Anyway, glad to be welcome here and look to exchange ideas and seek knowledge.


walstylez 09-06-2013 12:07 PM

Hello everyone, just thought I'd stop by and say hello. Have used your information before without creating a profile but am looking for a good TV now and decided to post. Hopefully I will get some good help, as I can't trust a salesperson to tell me what's truly best for me.

nubia 09-06-2013 12:16 PM

Hi all. I'm new here. Well not entirely new, cause I was a member back in 2006 when I was looking for a tv, but I forgot my user name and I lived at a different address then. Look forward to learning some new and interesting things here

bojang12 09-06-2013 02:41 PM

Hi I am new to this forum and am looking for a solution for my onkyo tx-nr807. I see that quite a lot of problems and solutions, which I hope will be for me.

JakeJAMR 09-06-2013 05:48 PM

Hello everyone!

I have a projector setup instead of a TV... it gives me a 9 foot diagonal screen. I've had it with providers AT&T Uverse, TWarner, DirectTV, they've all ripped me off, so I'm doing research to go Back In Time to the antenna. Since my projector has no tuner or DVR, I searching this board and others for the best solutions. If it was just me, I'd use a linux box and program a bunch of cool/crazy stuff, but to keep a good WAF (Wife Approval Factor), I need something that is at least as simple to use as what the providers provided... a multi-tuner DVR combination.

SongMK 09-06-2013 07:02 PM


I am Song in New York. Just bought a house and try to learn how to build my home theater in my finished basement.

parapiglia 09-07-2013 09:45 AM

Hello to everyone! I'm Ercole from Italy.
My english is poor, i hope you will forgive me.smile.gif

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