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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi, I have a new build and finishing off the wiring but no idea how I’m going to control any of it. Is there an off the shelf solution ? My kit is Anthem avm70,mca325,mdx-8, Apple TV, Panasonic Ub820, JVC N7 projector. so essentially a hell of a lot of individual remotes and all the equipment...
  2. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello, I just bought a house with built in speakers everywhere. There are 8-10 sets of speakers spread throughout the house with all the wires sticking out the wall in the family room. How would I update the speakers to hopefully play streaming music (iTunes, Spotify) and control using apps? All...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I currently have my Alexa plugged into a wireless amp that also powers my back surrounds. The amp turns off after no signal for a bit, so when I first ask Alexa a question I often miss the response as the amp detects the signal and turns on. I was wondering if there's a way for me to connect...
  4. Speakers
    Hello everyone. My wife is finally letting me put speakers in our bedroom, as long as the look remains clean. I initially went with a sonos system for simplicity, but she is letting me go for a dedicated receiver amd speaker system. This will be for our master bedroom. The tv is a 77” LG CX. We...
  5. Remote Control Area
    hi folks, I'm having a little trouble disentangling the various threads about Harmony vs other IR blasters and hoping someone can help me make sense of my options. I got a Harmony Hub as a way of controlling my various IR-only devices (TV, soundbar, HDMI matrix, projector screen) via Alexa...
  6. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have a confession to make... I never listen to lossless "audiophile" formats anymore. It's not that my appreciation for high fidelity audio has gone away, but rather a reality that amazon alexa has transformed my listening experience. I get access to all my songs without ever getting off the...
  7. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi Everyone, I’ve read many of your posts over the years and learnt a lot during the process – so big thx to all you. I’ve recently finished building a house., (multi-year project and depleted more costs than anticipated or I could have ever imagined) living in it for 1 year (love it) and...
  8. Home Automation
    Trying to find out if someone has figured out how allow Alexa to operate my receiver. I don't know if MusicCast will support this unit as it came out later. Any suggestions? Thx Fro
  9. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Riva is a company that manufactures wireless speaker products offering multi-room playback and now supports the full Alexa voice suite, including the tens of thousands of skills Amazon's virtual assistant possesses. At IFA 2018 it unveiled new wireless smart speakers. Riva says it is the first...
  10. AVS Forum® Articles
    The only way to score some killer deals on Amazon Prime Day is to join Amazon Prime . So what are you waiting for? Amazon Prime members know how valuable it can be. You get free two-day delivery (or faster) on virtually all orders, free access to tons of audio and video content, unlimited...
  11. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    "OFFICIAL" 2018 Marantz NR1509/NR1609/SR5013/SR6013/SR7013 The Denon + Marantz Group (ie. D+M Group) USA has started to release information on the new 2018 Marantz models starting with the slim line "NR" series models. The "SR" series will be announced later this summer. The 2017 SR8012 will...
  12. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    This thread covers the following 2018 Denon AVRs: S540BT/S640H/S740H/S940H/X1500H/X2500H/X3500H/X4500H/X6500H The Denon + Marantz Group (ie. D+M Group) USA has started to release information on the new 2018 Denon models starting with the four new "S" series models. The lower "X" series will be...
  13. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Vizio has charted it own path to success, emerging from the TV aisle at wholesale clubs to establish a cachet as an affordable way to get premium picture quality. It was the first major TV brand to adopt Dolby Vision as well as to fully embrace FALD. The company recently unveiled its 2018 lineup...
  14. 2-Channel Audio
    Yeah I'm new(bie on avsforum), but been lurking and gaining lots of good info from here for over 200 years. I'll get that out of the way, so nobody needs to point it out. So start off, I'm currently running echo dots all over my house (use it for multiroom at times, not perfect, but...
  15. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Amazon's Alexa is a very talented voice assistant. Thanks to its "skills" it is able to control a wide variety of connected devices using far-field voice recognition technology. Today Vizio has announced the Vizio SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa, which brings voice control capability to  2016...
  16. Speakers
    It had to happen. Voice control of music is here. So, I searched in Speakers (the only logical location as of now) and could not find any thread on this subject. This thread should focus on Alexa and all the AV devices it works on. That would be all the Amazon Echo speakers, Sonos and other...
  17. Speakers
    2017 is surely the year of Amazon Alexa. The instantly recognizable voice assistant achieved ubiquity, at least in terms of media presence. Now we're seeing the first speakers from manufacturers other than Amazon that feature Alexa Voice Control. Among these is the Phorus PS10, which has the...
  18. Speakers
    Sonos , the leader in wireless multiroom lifestyle audio systems, today announced its all new smart speaker, the Sonos One ($199). This is the first speaker of its kind to not only support Amazon's Alexa (when it ships on October 24) but also Google Assistant in an update coming next year...
  19. Remote Control Area
    Elite and Amazon Alexa - I want to use the Elite with a hub to control my TV/Denon/Hopper3. Am I right in assuming that if I use the Harmony App to engage with Alexa, I don't need to enable the Dish Skill in the Alexa setup..... I'm thinking if both are setup there could be a conflict...
  20. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    The various articles that I have written about CEDIA 2017 in San Diego collectively do not capture what was surely the biggest news at the show: The complete embrace of Amazon Alexa as the voice assistant of choice, and the Echo Dot as the physical device of choice, for controlling anything and...
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