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  1. Can I mount a 65" TV directly to a wall...unusual set up

    Screens
    Not sure if this is the best place to post this. If there is a better forum, please let me know. I want to mount a 65" TV directly to a wall without a mount, but perhaps there is a better idea. Here is my current setup and the problem. I have a 40" TV on a stand on top of a large dresser. The...
  2. HDTV antenna installation troubleshoot

    Local HDTV Info and Reception
    Hi, I dont really have any technical experience in this field so my question may seem very elementary. I am installing a new HDTV antenna on my roof to receive local channels over the air. I ran the co-ax from the antenna on the roof to the existing cable co-ax in my attic then I connected the...
  3. Cables stuck inside conduit... please help!

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I moved into a condo with an existing home theatre system, but the cables are older tech and I'd like to replace them. The problem is that the cables are completely jammed inside a conduit and they won't budge (if I pull really hard it feels like the conduit might actually break at a joint...
  4. Seeking in-ceiling subwoofer advice

    Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hi all, I'm transitioning from having massive Klipsch reference towers with built in subwoofers (RP3) that I bought nearly 20 years ago into a much lower key Atmos setup with in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. Upgraded to a 65" LG C8 OLED and fully embraced 4K HDR awhile back, and the receiver...
  5. Help placing in ceiling/atmos speakers

    Speakers
    I'm moving into a new place and i'd love to get a 5.1.4 atmos speaker config working. The room is somewhat small: roughly 11x13. The couch will be against the back wall or just a few inches off it - so the surrounds will have to be at 90° or maybe even a tad less. I'm not sure if I can...
  6. TV Mount not warranted for brick wall installation?

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    I purchased a 65" TCL P Series, with intentions on mounting it to a brick wall above a (currently) non-functioning fireplace. Searching on Amazon for tv mount brick wall, I was presented with a number of options and ended up purchasing an: ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount...
  7. Should I wall mount my surrounds?

    Speakers
    Hi All! I have a nice set of rear speakers that I had on stands in a previous installation. For those with a good grasp on the history of internet only brands - they are Swan R3Ps which are dipoles. It's tough to find much info about them these days, but here is a basic spec sheet and image...
  8. Marquee 8500 Ultra floor mounted installation

    CRT Projectors
    Hello guys, I will need to move again in few months and I will need to install the Projector on the floor instead of ceiling mounted as I always had. I see on the manual that right now I have Horizontal and Vertical Scan REVERSED while for the installation “Front screen, Floor mount” I will need...
  9. Setting up home theater, looking for ideal distance between speakers

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    I'm setting up home theater in basement where I have good space. I have 120" projector screen, Bose AM16 1.6 system with Harman Kardon AVR-3750. I want to know what is ideal distance between front left/right speakers as well from front left/right to rear left/right distance.
  10. How to make the most of what i have? First home theater system - please help a newbie

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    First, I apologize for this being such a long post, but I need all of the help/advice I can get. I'm open to any and all suggestions/advice/thoughts/arguments/discussions - I simply don't know what I'm doing. I've been trying to read quite a bit, but would love advice from someone who's set...
  11. Fleximounts Full Motion TV Mount 15% Off Sale Price w/Promo Code

    Dealer Specials
    Fleximounts full motion TV mount A04 is on sale for 36% off the retail MSRP of $89.99. So the sale price is $57.99 but if you use the promo code cs15 you can get the mount for only $49.29 plus free shipping. Go to Pricedepot.com and enter promo code cs15 at checkout. Details...
  12. Hang projector from stairs. Issues?

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I moved into a new home and the way the living room lays out, the perfect place for our projector is to have it hang from the stairs. Are there reasons to not install on the bottom side of the stairs? Obviously, vibrations could be bad for the bulb when warmed up and if someone was to walk on...
  13. Need Help with Christie HD6K installation

    Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)
    Our school purchased a used HD6K to be used in the gym for film nights. The expected audience is about 200 people. We need to buy a screen to match the projector. What is the optimal size and gain for the screen? We would like to have it large in order to give a real theatre effect. The...
  14. Advice needed for new H.O.W. sound install (God, this is confusing. Ha. Ha. Ha.)

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Advice needed for new H.O.W. sound install Hey All, I am new to this forum and a former DJ/AV Tech that is trying to assist their local H.O.W. with a new sound installation (vocal reinforcement, no instruments). I’ve spoken with 2-3 AV design/installation companies regarding speaker and amp...
  15. Some questions on my first real Home Theater purchase & Install

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello, This is my first post on this forum. I’m looking for advice and this place seemed like a great place to get it. After saving credit card points for a couple of years, I’ve nearly got enough points. My credit card allows for purchases on Amazon, so this is where I’ll be focusing. Due...
  16. AV Install For Presentation Space - Input Welcome

    Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi all, I'm assisting with installation of an audio system in a building currently under construction. The room where everything will be installed is approximately 40x40 and I'm looking to get a baseline on component needs. There are a number of requirements and I'm happy to answer any followup...
  17. Building a Theater System in my restaurant I'm buying, could use some advice.

    Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Let me know if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm new here. I'm in the process of expanding a restaurant I'm buying and I'm putting a theater system in the area I'm expanding into. I plan on doing all/most the installation myself (running conduit, mounting speakers, screen, etc). I do...
  18. Any experience with Fry's or Best Buy installation?

    General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi all, I've been looking into putting in a projector/screen in my living room. Basically a pulldown screen in front of my TV so I can still have something to watch during the day. I've gone to both Best Buy and Fry's and they've both quoted me around $300-400 for the projector and screen...
  19. Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol 108" x 192" install

    Screens
    I'm installing a Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmo Electrol 108" x 192" in a church and wanted to get any ideas/criticisms of my method. The screen is 300lbs. and I'm ceiling hanging it. It has 4 ceiling mounts on it with 2 - 3/8" holes per mount. I have drilled through the ceiling tiles and hung 3/8"...
  20. Sirus/XM Powerconnect Dock install in 2012 Honda CR-V EX

    Car Audio, Video, and Nav
    I have recently purchased a slightly used 2012 Honda CR-V EX (iMid, no Nav) I own a Sirius/XM Starmate 8 which I have had installed with docking stations in my work truck, my home stereo, and the last 2 cars I have owned. I use the Starmate 8 because it is compatible with the 'a la carte'...
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