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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » February 27th, 2015, 3:50 pm

I eh saying nuttin

i eh want to Jingay meh TV on this rainy Friday evening

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » February 27th, 2015, 4:06 pm

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too late

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » February 28th, 2015, 12:14 am

IMO Smart TV's are not that smart.
Get a Roku or Fire TV or Apple TV and use that instead of fighting up with a slugglish, poor user-interface and limited apps. You also won't have DNS problems.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » February 28th, 2015, 5:56 am

So I allowed the TV to select its DNS server automatically ...
Netflix is now working

What's the difference?

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby X_Factor » February 28th, 2015, 8:05 am

those raw drivers are kinda crappy without a proper passive crossover/ EQ to tame the spikes around certain frequency ranges

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby X_Factor » February 28th, 2015, 9:31 am

it seemed samsung resolved the smart hub problem netflix is working once more

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » February 28th, 2015, 10:10 pm

Well I tried the smart dns number ...it didn't work...but it's working with the automatically set DNS number.

I'm not sure why.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » February 28th, 2015, 10:39 pm

Redman wrote:Well I tried the smart dns number ...it didn't work...but it's working with the automatically set DNS number.

I'm not sure why.
and what DNS did it assign? and how does that give you a US IP?

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby carluva » March 1st, 2015, 12:58 am

Where have you configured the DNS? On the router or on the TV?

If on the router, the tv will automatically assign the DNS but you will still get the us based ip cause u r still connecting thru the router.

I seem to have had a similar problem with a sony bd player and netflix and once my DNS setting was configured on the router all was well... Once it was configured on the bd player, Netflix gave real issues

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » March 17th, 2015, 11:53 am

ok
Im using a Denon 1801
Ive lost the remote..and I would like to borrow a remote from any one so that I can program a universal remote with the functions I want.

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 17th, 2015, 12:27 pm

Redman wrote:ok
Im using a Denon 1801
Ive lost the remote..and I would like to borrow a remote from any one so that I can program a universal remote with the functions I want.

Any help would be appreciated
which universal remote you have?

the Logitech Harmony can download all the controls from the net just by entering the device model number, from receivers and tv's to aircondition units and window blinds.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Redman » March 17th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Really?


Ive finally (20 min ago) found an english MANUAL for the 1802...so Im going home to see if I can switch to the optical input without the remote

I almost bought a replacement remote for the Denon.....but the truth is that it might be only used once a week to play some music or watch a movie with the audio from the amp.

The Harmony would be a great alternative if the above fails

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 17th, 2015, 1:31 pm

I've had the Harmony 900 for years on my main HT system and I just got the harmony Ultimate Home

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-915-0002 ... 00N3RFCBE/

yeah it is pricey for a remote but what it does is awesome. Control your whole house.
Plus to add a device simply enter the device model number and it downloads all the controls off the net via wifi.

control a/c units, lights, dimmers, blinds, tv, radio, PS3, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, computers, you name it.
And it is RF (radio frequency) so you don't have to point the remote at things, even if they work with IR (infrared). You don't even need to be in the room.
Plus if you can't find the remote or you left it downstairs and want to control the radio or lights in your bedroom, just open the Harmony app on your smartphone and use that instead, all the devices and controls on the remote will show on your phone or tablet.
Amazeballs.

You can setup macros / activities that group a bunch of controls into one button.




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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby wheelbarrow » March 17th, 2015, 2:31 pm

Sling TV app is now live on Xbox One ppl...

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 17th, 2015, 5:05 pm

wheelbarrow wrote:Sling TV app is now live on Xbox One ppl...
I think i going to cancel my Sling TV and USTVNOW subscriptions. Not much of a live Tv person anymore.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby crazybalhead » March 18th, 2015, 8:47 am

Sounds Like Music
A good speaker should be equally at home with both movies and music, and I’ve never reviewed a speaker system that glitters on one and flops on the other.

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/p ... ker-system

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Postby X_Factor » March 18th, 2015, 12:23 pm

We not arguing that fact....speakers is speakers but it would have to be tuned slightly differently between them

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby wheelbarrow » March 21st, 2015, 7:57 am

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Sling TV cancelled my subscription for me... :?
I only really started to use it when the Xbox app was released.
I think I will call and see what happens.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 21st, 2015, 12:37 pm

crazybalhead wrote:Sounds Like Music
A good speaker should be equally at home with both movies and music, and I’ve never reviewed a speaker system that glitters on one and flops on the other.

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/p ... ker-system
we not saying it doesnt exist.

but look at what you posted there. Not many can fit that in their living room next to their TV.

Smaller 5.1 and 7.1 systems sound great with movies, but not so much with audiophile grade music.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby silent_riot » March 22nd, 2015, 9:41 am

My 2c on all-round systems...

I will be building my 5.1 home theater using pro audio components from JBL and B&C, pro audio amps and processing. I have most of the components, but the room isn't ready just yet. I also have other home audio systems (2.1 and 2.0) from Scanspeak and Seas for listening to music.

To be honest, I would not use the Scanspeak/Seas for movies. They don't have the dynamics to keep the emotion and feel of movies in the size of room that movies are watched in. They don't have the technical specs to meet what I would like to enjoy for movies (Freq response, Sensitivity, Dispersion, and good old SPL). I also don't think my future home theater system would be as pleasing to listen to for music due to the nature of the materials used in the pro audio speakers to achieve higher efficiency. But specific brands were chosen because of their commitment to sound quality.

On another note, I honestly find the HT and home audio market is over priced with too much marketing hype, and most reviews are always taken with a grain of salt. There is too much focus on form rather than function. I need to hear for myself and it's very rarely as good as it's hyped up to be. There's a lot more to consider in proper HT design and in my opinion most out of the box solutions hardly cater for the requirements I would need.

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 22nd, 2015, 11:26 am

While we're on the topic of personal preference for home theater, I think many people in T&T put all their effort in their audio and almost none in picture quality. If at all, they just go for sheer size and IMO useless specs like 240hz and smartTV instead of much more useful things like black levels, contrast ratio, panel type etc

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2NR Smurf » March 22nd, 2015, 11:28 am

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:I've had the Harmony 900 for years on my main HT system and I just got the harmony Ultimate Home

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-915-0002 ... 00N3RFCBE/

yeah it is pricey for a remote but what it does is awesome. Control your whole house.
Plus to add a device simply enter the device model number and it downloads all the controls off the net via wifi.

control a/c units, lights, dimmers, blinds, tv, radio, PS3, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, computers, you name it.
And it is RF (radio frequency) so you don't have to point the remote at things, even if they work with IR (infrared). You don't even need to be in the room.
Plus if you can't find the remote or you left it downstairs and want to control the radio or lights in your bedroom, just open the Harmony app on your smartphone and use that instead, all the devices and controls on the remote will show on your phone or tablet.
Amazeballs.

You can setup macros / activities that group a bunch of controls into one button.


How does using the touch screen compare to having the physical buttons on the 900? in particular the number pad.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 22nd, 2015, 11:39 am

^ what do you use the number pad for?

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2NR Smurf » March 22nd, 2015, 7:15 pm

^checking my preferred cable stations.

On a side note...my samsung 55" is fubar. Any recommendations for a replacement? im thinking not samsung this time.

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Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 23rd, 2015, 12:26 am

was it a plasma or LED?

the Ultimate brings up the numbers on the screen

but the idea is to save your channels with logos on the screen so you don't have to remember or punch in numbers

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby carluva » March 23rd, 2015, 6:20 am

2NR Smurf wrote:^checking my preferred cable stations.

On a side note...my samsung 55" is fubar. Any recommendations for a replacement? im thinking not samsung this time.


What about LG? I've got a 42" LG LCD for 4 yrs and am quite pleased. I've compared it to my brother-in-law's Sony Bravia and that Sony can't compare in picture quality. If I was to replace I would be replacing with a LG.

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Postby Soundstream_626 » March 23rd, 2015, 9:15 am

Purpose built high output, high dynamic home theater speakers:

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more info here :

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby crazybalhead » March 23rd, 2015, 10:29 am

But Duane, my living rooms small small. :P

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby 2NR Smurf » March 23rd, 2015, 10:46 am

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:was it a plasma or LED?


LED. Last year i had a problem with a dark corner of the screen caused by blown LEDs. About a month ago another corner went dark. Now my tv is stuck cycling on/off because the pwr supply isnt detecting the correct load from the leds as im assuming all are blown.

According to the service manual for my model there is no part number for the leds as they are considered part of the panel.

I could try replacing the psu pcb as it seems to be a common issue for samsungs made around that time to suffer from some blown caps on the psu pcb, but even if that works it would still give me a screen with 2 dark corners.

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:the Ultimate brings up the numbers on the screen

but the idea is to save your channels with logos on the screen so you don't have to remember or punch in numbers


Oh right i remember starting to do this on my 900. Cant remember why i didnt use it.

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Re: *** THE OFFICIAL HOME THEATER & AUDIO THREAD**

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » March 23rd, 2015, 11:29 am

crazybalhead wrote:But Duane, my living rooms small small. :P
yeah and half of it is speaker! :lol:

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