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Display Devices No street price talk or retail links please.
Digital projector questions and answers. These are projectors with price tags generally LESS THAN $3,000 MSRP.
For the discussion of LCD displays. It is used to chat about the display type and not to attack it as compared to other displays.
For the discussion of plasma flat panel displays. It is used to chat about the display type and not to attack it as compared to other displays.
Hi-end digital projector questions and answers. These are projectors with price tags generally GREATER THAN $3,000 MSRP.
Rear Projection CRT and Digital sets (DLP, LCD, etc) questions and answers. (RPTV)
Flat panel general chat for the topic of one over another. Please post in the other for areas for support questions on the type of display.
When only the very best will do. Discussion on ultra hi-end home theater gear
A place to discuss the important new picture-quality parameters, which improve video images more than merely increasing the number of pixels.
Screen questions and answers area for both manufactured and DIY screens.
Front or rear mounted CRT projectors questions and answers. Note...Not Rear Projection all in one units.
Direct View Displays questions and answers of CRT based sets. (HDTV, traditional, or standard tube based sets.)
This area is for the chat on display calibration. The use, setup, and techniques used to get achieve the best image you can out of your display.
This area is for the chat on setting up and using a theater with a fixed 2.35:1 ratio screen with digital projectors.
This area is for the chat about the local HDTV stations. Also includes talk on antenna type and reception including HD Cable.
For the talk about HDTV hardware for reception and other technical chat. For OTA receivers, Sat receivers and HD Cable.
For talk about programming. Satellite, OTA and Cable. This also includes legal issues pertaining to signals vs. programming & copyrights.
For the talk about HDTV Recording and playback hardware devices such as D-VHS, Windows Media, and other HDTV recorders.
Audio No street price talk or retail links please.
This is the place to ask about speakers and speaker setup. No street price talk or retail links please.
For your chat and questions on amps, receivers, and audio processors. No street price talk or retail links please.
Subwoofers, bass and bass transducers. This should cover theory, install, use, etc. No street price talk or retail links please.
This area is for people that like to build your own speakers and subs. Share ideas and get the most out of what you do.
For the chat on soundbars used under flat panel displays. Be it 5.1 or stereo, this is the place to talk about it.
This area is for the chat on player hardware that is devoted to the playback of music. Not for digital audio servers or computers.
These units are all-in-one devices that are a Receiver, DVD Player, Amp, and speakers all in one unit.
For multi-channel music audio discs. From DVD-A to SACD, this is the place to chat about the formats and content.
For chat on 2-channel stereo audio. Setups, concepts, likes, needs, etc.
Have questions on audio and/or the setup of an audio system? This then just may be the place to seek some help.
A dedicated area to discuss all aspects of headphones.
Blu-ray & HD DVD No street price talk or retail links please.
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This area covers Blu-ray & UHD Blu-ray players. Please note this is not the area for software chat.
This area covers Blu-ray & UHD Blu-ray software. Please note this is not the area for hardware chat.
HD DVD or Blu-ray. This is the place to talk about these units.
For the general chat on Hi-Def software media. Please keep HTPC chat on hardware in the HTPC section.
This area covers HD DVD players. Please note this is not the area for software chat.
This area covers HD DVD software. Please note this is not the area for hardware chat.
Gaming & Content Streaming
A forum dedicated to devices that are digital media servers and content streamers and the networking that goes with it.
For talk about using your Home Theater for video games! From connections to make to the tips you may have on hot games.
This is the place to discuss these immersive technologies, which literally put you in the middle of the action.
This is for chat on digital recorders for items like Cable boxes with a PVR built in. Chat on hacking of service will not be allowed.
This area is to chat about the satellite radio services from XM and Sirius. It is not just for cars anymore.
For chat on HD Radio its reception, hardware and over all impressions.
Need to take the audio and video with you? Here is the place to talk about audio and video players that are portable.
For chat about RePlayTV & ShowStopper Recorders. Your likes, dislikes, thoughts, wants, needs and support.
For the general chat about the MS UltimateTV Digital Recorder. Your likes, dislikes, thoughts, wants, needs and support.
For chat on streaming services & devices.
Legacy DVD (and LD) equipment. Please post software info and questions in the software area.
Legacy DVD Recorders. Please post software info and questions in the software area.
For cable, and digital cable - Non-HDTV general chat. Discuss hardware, software and programming.
For talk about video processors. Any type of display device - this is the place for video processor questions and answers.
Computers as video processor, HDTV tuner, music jukebox, automation controller, internet/game machine, and more.
Home Entertainment & Theater Builder
Dedicated Theater construction ideas and design talk. From start to finish of your dedicated theater.
General media room discussion from existing room installations to complete design & build of home theater systems/game rooms.
Discussion of accessories needed to complete your theater. Lighting, Curtains, Seating, Posters & other theater related items & decor.
Pinball, arcade, darts, billiards, ping pong, foosball, vending machines, bars, popcorn machines, soda, beer, neon signs, etc.
For chat about outdoor movie setups. "Movies under the stars" are becoming a way for neighbors to get together.
For the chat on the tech of 3D & discussion of 3D topics. Separate areas for displays and source components have been set up.
For the topic of 3D displays. It is a place for 3D displays to be talked about in the emerging area of 3D.
For 3D source components. From 3D capable players to 3D processors, this is the place for source units to be discussed.
For the discussion of 3D content. Blu-ray, broadcast TV via Satellite, Cable, Over The Air, etc, this is the place.
A/V Control & Automation
This area is for general talk on Remote Controls and the use and programming of them.
Need to know how you can send audio and video throughout your home? This is the place to ask!
This is the place talk about controlling your home via modules and software running everything from your lights to your heating and A/C.
For talk about things that improve the performance of your home theater, including interconnects, speaker cables, power cords, isolation, etc.
HDMI talk monitored by and responded to by the makers of HDMI. What, where, how, why, issues, etc about HDMI & the format are here.
For the chat on the 1394 Firewire standard and it is monitored by and responded to by the 1394 Trade Association.
For items that don't fit into other categories.
The ONLY forum for sales by dealers, resellers, or anyone that is not an end user selling their own hardware & is limited to one item per calendar month.
Looking for an installer, designer, or other type of contractor? Place your requests for employment or job offers here.
All video source items for sale by end users.
All audio gear for sale by end users.
Blu-ray, DVD, LaserDisc, even that rare VHS or Beta item might be found here.
For digital media codes only. One thread per seller. Keep your first post up to date as needed.
For all items related to HTPC setups.
Cables, remotes, mounts, seating, and other home theater related accessories can be found here.
Other Areas of Interest
Chat on movies, concerts and the like. This is not the area for chat on DVD players or recorders or multi-channel formats.
This section is for the chat on video camcorders & digital recording.
This section is to talk about, seek support, or just share ideas about car audio, video, and navigation.
A place to post information about locally organized Home Theater meets. You may post upcoming events or try to set one up.
Let others know your setup! List your components first and a small history. Be sure to come back and keep it updated!
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