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7.1 Receiver with Bose 5.1 Speakers
Can I hook up my Bose 5.1 channel speaker system to a 7.1 channel receiver and still have the same quality? Thanks for taking the time to help me out here.

About SD Acoustics SD3R Monitors
I have just joined the forum and was hoping to get some info on SD Acoustics SD3R (circular ribbon tweeters). Does anybody know where I can get spares?

Alternative Subwoofer Amplifier?
I don’t have an amplified subwoofer, however, I have a nice (very nice) 18 speaker enclosed in a cabinet specially designed for bass frequencies…

ARC Problem – Samsung 64D8000 and Harman Kardon 3650
Wondering if anyone has come across a similar issue, I have a new Samsung 64D8000 (with ARC function on the HDMI 2 port) hooked directly via high speed…

Audio Return Channel or Optical Audio for Dolby Digital Sound?
I have my blu-ray player connected to the TV with an HDMI cable, and the receiver is connected to the TV. Thanks to the ARC I can hear thru the receiver…

AV Receiver Power Supply and Output
You get some AV receivers that put out 100Watt x 7 and when you look at the back of the chassis it uses 290 watts on the AC side to get there. Some other…

AV Receiver Sound Problems
My receiver just went out. Something internal causing just static? It is a Samsung that I just bought about a year ago from Circuit City as they were closing.

BD Player with Built-In Amplifier
I am looking for a 3D Blu-ray disc player integrated with an audio amplifier for 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel. I can see some models in SONY HT Systems which…

Best Speaker Placement for a Difficult Room
Please could you help me to decide what type of Home Cinema System I should put in this room – and maybe suggest which one? Also, I need help on where…

Buying a 5.1 Blu-ray Player
I want to buy a blu-ray player that has 5.1 speaker connections but no speakers. Is there such a product available on the market that I can buy? Thanks.

Can I Attach Woofer + Speakers to My New Samsung 3D Blu-ray Player?
I just bought a Samsung LA46C750 3D LCD (bundle offer) – with a 3D Blu Ray Player and a pair of glasses. My question is, can i attach a 5.1 speaker system…

Can I Replace the Speakers in An HTIB System?
I really want to use In-Ceiling speakers for the rear satellite speakers, but the HTIB makers don’t encourage it. I know the impedance has to more or less…

Connecting 2 AV Receivers to Power Speakers in Separate Room
How do I connect two AV units so I can use one to play the same source material through two speakers in another room? I’d love to find an answer and thanks.

Connecting 5.1 Audio and Video Using the Yamaha RX-V667
Sir, Recently I bought Yamaha RX-V667 thinking that it has a multichannel input facility as I’ve only a DVD Player (Philips DVP 5106K) with multichannel output.

Connecting Bose Cinemate 2 Speakers to My Sony DA3200ES AV Receiver
Hi, I’m looking for some help. I just bought a Bose Cinemate series 2 and I was wondering if I could hook it up to my Sony DA3200ES AV receiver as a…

Connecting Brendel Power Amplifier to a Surround Sound System
I purchased a Brendel Digital AV power amplifier model BR201A.(1800 Watts, 5 channels Theater surround sound, 800 Watts Subwoofer etc). My home system…

Connecting HDMI 1.3 to 1.4
I am thinking of buying the LG BD 590 which has 1.3 HDMI and the Onkyo TX-SR 308 which has 1.4 HDMI. Will the 1.3 cable from the Blu-ray player connect…

Connecting My Philips BDP3100 Blu-ray Player
At the moment I have an LG TV (42LG5000) which is connected to Sky HD and a Samsung HT-TZ325 DVD and Surround Sound system. The Sky HD and DVD player are…

Connecting Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Blu-ray to AV Receiver
Thinking of buying a Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Blu-ray player with 2 HDMI ports – as I have an Onkyo TX-SR601/601E receiver with no HDMI ports and a Toshiba…

Connecting Panasonic Home Theater & DirecTV HD Receiver?
I recently purchased a Panasonic Home Theater In a Box, Model # SC-PT670. I already have my DirecTV HD Satellite Receiver (Model # HR21-100) connected…

Connecting Sky HD Box to Sony BDV-E370
Recently I bought the Sony BDV-E370 ( http://www.sony.co.uk/product/hch-systems-with-blu-ray-disc/bdv-e370 ) and currently it is working perfectly when…

Connection Problem with Home Cinema Amplifier and LCD TV
I have an optical cable linking my home cinema amp to an LCD TV. This gives sound through my speakers ONLY for DVD. When watching TV, I only hear a muffled…

Denon 5308CI Receiver or Rotel RMB-1066 Power Amplifier?
I have the following components: Denon 5308CI AVR and a Rotel RMB 1066 power amplifier. Is using the speaker binding posts off of the Rotel power amp going…

Difference Between AV Receivers in UK and USA
Are there any differences between an av receiver bought from the USA and an av receiver bought from the UK? The reason I’m asking is I’m wondering if I can…

DIRECTV Digital Service – Hooking up My Stereo with Speakers
I have the DIRECTV digital service. I would like to hook up my stereo with speakers and subwoofer along with my DVD player and VCR player to play through…

Do Bose Acoustimass 10 Series 5.1 Speakers Require an AV Receiver?
Well, may it be my stupid question, but, I dare ask it on this forum. I’ve only a Philips DVD player with 5.1 output, it requires either the T.V. connection…

DTS Audio Not Getting Recognized by Pioneer VSX-921
I have a new Pioneer VSX-921 receiver and a Toshiba Blu-ray player, also new. The receiver is not picking up the DTS and I do not know why. HDMI between…

Help Setting up My Home Theater System
Regret to say I’m really dense about this stuff. I have HD Direct TV, Vizio Plasma TV, Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player. Plus an old Pioneer Tuner/Amplifier…

Help with 5.1 Subwoofer Connection
I was wondering if someone can help please, I have bought a surround sound system SPEAKERS AND SUB ONLY, and am now trying to find a second-hand amp to…

Home Cinema Switching Between LPCM and Dolby Digital
I have a Sony BDV E670W Home Cinema System connected to a Sony 3D TV Via HDMI cable. I also have the home cinema system connected to a SKY HD box via digital…

How Do I Stop My Receiver from Down-Mixing 5.1 Audio to Stereo?
I have an Onkyo Sr-500 and a Samsung UN55C8000 (Old receiver + new TV). When I watch over-the-air broadcast stations, many of them are broadcast in 5.1…

How Much Amplifier Power Do I Need for My 200 Watt Speakers?
I am a neophyte in this area and need some expert help. I have a couple of stereo speakers rated for 200 watts. I am told that I need 300 watts to make…

How Much Are My Jamo Dynamic D5E Speakers Worth?
I was wondering if anyone can help me. I own a pair of jamo dynamic d5e speakers. I’ve had them for 11 years. I was thinking about selling them but I’m…

How to Bitstream Sony BDP S370 Blu-ray Player?
Bit confused here, I’m not sure of what the setting on the Sony Blu-ray player should be if I want to set the player to bitstream so that the A/V receiver…

How to Connect Home Cinema Sound System?
Sorry to sound really thick but we’re a bit confused about the sound system needed for our cinema room. We’re thinking of getting a projector and screen…

How to Connect My Harman Kardon AVR 1600?
Can anybody help with my connection problem? How do I connect my sat box & ps3 from my av receiver? If it helps, I have a 1600 Harman Kardon AV receiver.

HTiB with Wireless Rear Speakers
Can anybody recommend a htib system that has wireless rear speakers? I don’t want the headache of running cables all around the room, and I think a wireless…

Installation of New Harman Kardon AVR 141 AV Receiver – Help Required
I recently saved some money and I finally decided to buy my own full-fledged home theater system. Besides buying an HD TV, I also bought a receiver and…

Is My Kenwood VR-209 AV Receiver Too Old?
Do I need to upgrade my AV receiver to a new model? I currently have a Kenwood AV surround receiver VR-209 but am thinking about buying a newer receiver.

Jamo A102 Speakers and Correct Room Placement
I have just bought the jamo a102’s speakers and currently have the front ones at the same height as the centre speaker – and they are tilted upwards towards…

Matching Center Channel to Left and Right Speakers
I can’t match my center channel speaker to the right and left channel speakers. The center is a different brand and I can’t buy the center in the same…

Mixed Ohms Speakers in A Surround Sound System?
Can you set up a surround sound system using speakers with different ohms – i.e. 4 and 8 ohms? I’d be very interested in the answer and thanks for any…

Need Help with Bose Cinemate and Onkyo AV Receiver
I have a Bose Cinemate 1 and an LG LV5500 TV that only allows for a digital optical audio out. My Bose interface takes only RCA cables. I also have an…

New Sony Blu-ray with Old JVC 5.1 Sound System
Can I use my older JVC DVD player 5.1 sound system with my new Sony Blue Ray? The older JVC DVD home theatre system has great sound and I would rather…

Problem with Samsung Blu-ray 3D TV and Onkyo TX-SR308
I have set up a Samsung 3D Blu-ray player using a 1.4v HDMI connection to an ONKYO TX-SR308 receiver and used the HDMI output of the receiver to connect…

Samsung BD-C6900 Audio Connection Problem
I have an ancient Philips FR965/FR966 amplifier system. This offers an optical connection for home cinema and also six jack-type connections for 5.1.

Should I Use Speaker Spikes?
What is your impression of speaker spikes? Is there any benefit fitting them? I have old big Celestion cabinets on a wooden floor, do you think there might…

Some DVDs Won’t Play on Samsung HT-TZ325
I have a system at my home which is a Samsung HT-TZ325. It plays most DVDs, yet refuses to play others. I have checked the HDMI cable, even changing it…

Soniq 47″ 200Hz L47S10A-AU Problem with Hz Refresh Rate
Just bought this Tv and there seems to be a problem with the refresh rate. When it is playing any tv or sports it is only running at 50hz, not the 200hz…

Sony BDVE870 and Tall Boy Speakers for the Surrounds
I am interested in buying the Sony BDV-870, would using the tallboy speakers as the rear speakers make any difference to the sound. Any views, thanx.

Sony Blu-ray Sound Problem
I have a Sony Blu-ray player. The sound is low when playing discs and I have to turn the volume up high. Then, it is too loud in an action scene but too…

Sony Bravia or LG LCD TV? Which is Better?
I’m trying to decide which LCD TV to get. I’m looking at the Sony Bravia 40in but I’m kinda stuck on the LG 42in. The picture seems better with the LG…

Subwoofer Crossover Points for Canton Movie 80CX 5.1 Speaker System
I have recently purchased the Canton Movie 80CX 5.1 speaker system and a Sony STR-DH810 AV receiver. Knowing nothing about subwoofer crossover points I…

The Infamous Hum and a DiVinci Surround Sound System
Hey, so I have the DiVinci white van scam surround sound system and it worked fine all up until one day I turn the amp on and there was this loud hum…

TV, Samsung Home Cinema and Sky HD Box Wiring
I have a Samsung HT-C450N 5.1 ch 500W Home Theatre System, a Sky HD box, a Samsung 32-inch tv and a PS3. How do I wire it all up so it’s all in surround?

Using 2 Amps with One Set of Speakers
I am currently using 2 sound systems. For home cinema – Onkyo 606 surround amp and Jamo A102HCS5 surround speakers, and for stereo music – Marantz 5003…

Using Goodmans GHC4200PRO Speakers with an AV Receiver
I have purchased the Goodmans GHC4200PRO along with my plasma screen about a year back. The Sub has all my speaker connections and optical and coaxial…

Which Speakers Are Perfect for My Yamaha RX-V667?
I just want to know, which speakers are the most suitable for my Yamaha RX-V667? Presently it is connected with Dahlquist Orbit QX 1T. As you know that…

Yamaha RX-Z11 User Review – Theater Digital Processor Evaluation
I have purchased almost every Yamaha Digital Processor, since their introduction of the DSP-1. The RX-Z11 is their latest Flagship Digital Processor…