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  1. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    I have a dilemma. I have some cheap (it was given to me by a friend, so free really...) RG6 coax that I was planning on using for my subwoofer runs. The markings on the coax cable read: "Southwire RG6 CATV 18 AWG CCS quad shield CATV or CL2 - SUN RES swept to 3.0 GHz ROHS-2 compliant." Is...
  2. Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself
    I've been trying to get rid of unnecessary home theater cabling and came across these two cables (which have the same interface) and cannot for the life of me figure out what they are for. Both connect audio and video (I had a component version and a composite version). Any ideas?
  3. DIY Speakers and Subs
    So, I have recently picked up a low end AT-LP40WN (not bottom of the pile low end, exactly) turntable and have connected it to my 10 year old Audio Engine A5 powered speakers (not A5+). They have a 1/8-inch in stereo input and I was using a 6-foot Radio Shack male (into speakers) to male...
  4. Audio Gear
    Reference Fidelity Components Mercury Reference RCA Interconnects I custom ordered these wonderful handmade interconnect cables direct from RFC a few years ago. I have about 20 hours invested in them before packing up and moving overseas. They are like new and mint condition. Sound wonderful...
  5. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    On my first out for a buy of 'high end' audio and somewhere in there HT, I have locked down and paid for Focal Chorus 726V and Cambridge CXR200 AVR. Through this course of a month, I have come across many opinions that helped me tremendously and one that now comes in the picture. Cables and...
  6. Audio Gear
    Got a computer speaker setup that I am trying to sell. Comes with everything you need to hook it up. Total cost for everything was between $600-$800 USD, but I'm using headphones exclusively now, so I no longer need these. $300 and we go half and half on shipping and it's all yours. What you...
  7. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Currently I am using the Speaker Level connections on the sub to hook up my Promonitor 800s. This is what is recommended in the manual. In addition to that, can I run a subwoofer cable from the receiver to the sub's LFE In port for the LFE signals? Or is this unnecessary? The configuration...
  8. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    I'm a bit confused about speaker level inputs on a sub. I recently bought a surround bar that has a passive wired sub. In reviews of the unit, there have been references made to replace the passive sub with a larger powered sub that has speaker level inputs to improve the bass performance. If...
  9. HDTV Technical
    So, I've done this with the old style Direct TV receivers but I had a standard def unit. I recently signed up and when I signed up I put in all HD receivers, and none of them have a coaxial out... No problem, I just hooked up the rca cables to my vcr and tried to use the coaxial out of it...
  10. HDTV Technical
    Have a quick question....I have a relative that has an extra Directv receiver that they are not using in a spare room....can I buy a used / new satellite dish online and use the receiver at my house? If so, are there certain receivers that only work with certain dishes etc? Anything else I...
  11. HDTV Technical
    Is there a way to add more usb ports to an HDTV? Samsung? I have one USB port and I realize there are HDMI switchers. Can you add a port multiplier (like on a PC) on an HDTV? Does it need to be a powered one (ac adapter)? Just wondering even though I do not know of a use for it yet...
  12. HDTV Technical
    Not sure if I am posting this in the right forum but, I have a Direct Tv HD DVR in my living room and the one in my garage that is losing channels such as all my local HD channels, ESPN, ESPN2, FX TNT and others. But Im only losing them in the afternoons of each day. Also, I never lose signal...
  13. HDTV Technical
    I have a question, why it seems that my TV picture is better with component cables than with HDMI, and I was wondering if you guys can help me with that. I think that the picture on my Samsung HDTV looks much better with component than with HDMI cables. I have Time Warner Cable. I had read...
  14. HDTV Technical
    I've had signal dropout and blue screen issues right from the beginning with both of the HD-DVD playback devices I've used. I don't have the problem with the Comcast DVR nor the HD-DVD Recorder boxes. All devices use the same HDMI cable brand and type. When viewing HD-DVD's or even regular...
  15. HDTV Technical
    I just got HD digital cable and lo and behold - everything so far is 480p. Does this mean I need to get satellite TV or an antenna for higher resolution? I'm not surprised but I am disappointed.
  16. HDTV Technical
    So i was just on the phone with Comcast canceling my TV and phone service (but keeping internet) and the customer service rep I was talking to said they'd have to schedule an appointment for Comcast to come out and disconnect my cable tv service. She said they connect 2 lines to the house; one...
  17. Home A/V Distribution
    I purchased a home a bit ago and have made good progress tracing most of the wiring (multiple cat5 runs and a single coax line in each room, all terminating in roughly the same spot in the basement) that I can acces without cutting holes in the walls. None of it was diagrammed or labelled and...
  18. Home A/V Distribution
    I have a detached garage about 15 feet from my house and there is a combo cable (coaxial/ethernet) running from my main house to the garage. The coaxial cable is grounded as it attaches to the main cable tv line for my house. I presume that the inner insulated wire however is not grounded. My...
  19. Home A/V Distribution
    When I did my wiring for Audio distribution, I buried cat5e cable for the HTD lync6 system. Now I'm trying to wire everything. I connected cat6 keystone jack to one end of the cat5e in the media room and I terminated the other end using RJ45. When I tested using the cable tester, I see...
  20. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi all, I am building a 6-10 audio system in my house and was wondering which is better, or the pros / cons of each, 1. Use two 12-channel amps and run speaker wire to each location OR 2. Run Ethernet cable to each location and use a local single amp next to the speakers? systems I'm...
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