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More 5.1 Goodness

Now I'm experiencing the $600 Denon DHT-1513BA - 5.1 Boston Acoustics speaker set + Denon AVR.

Traditional gear; fairly simple setup; just got everything balanced...

Time to listen...well, first to the baseball game...in Dolby Digital ;)
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I am looking for an external HD tuner for my DLP projector that will allow me to watch my basic cable channels like my other Sony tv with an internal digital tuner. I tried the KWorld External ATSC/QAM TVBox HDMI Edition (SA295-Q DE) but apparently it has an encryption problem. My Sony TV lets me watch the Turner Classic Movies Channel with no problem. Can you suggest an external tuner that will work for basic cable channels PLEASE? I don't want to rent a box from the cable company.
Thanks.....Rick in Vegas
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Now Testing

The LG BH9420 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System is setup and currently amplifying my HQ Spotify stream. DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD listening tests up next...

First time I've used ARC with an AVR...worked like a charm.
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Increased Placement Flexibility

I just added the ZyXEL 200Mbps Powerline Adapter (~$65 online) to the SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL ATSC/QAM tuner (~$100 online).

ZyXEL product link: http://amzn.to/H8APnM
HDHomeRun DUAL product link: http://amzn.to/H8BaGX

So far so good, but I did notice that the ZyXEL won't link every combination of outlets in my home - restricted to same circuit only, I'm guessing.

Now, where to put the tuner and antenna...hmmmm.
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It is always the case. You cannot have EoPL plugged into circuits which crosses certain types of breakers/circuit wiring and also you cannot plug them into extension boards. At least that is my experience.
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What is the OS running on the PC, whose monitor is mounted below that beautiful LCD?
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Cinema Night

I've been looking forward to watching this on Blu-ray, and I'm anticipating it will become another solid reference disc in my collection.
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Still on Central Coast, but looking at moving inland from Seattle. In April Chuck is going to the Big Island Hawaii, so while you are in the area.... Might as well take a short trip to Hawaii eh? The work done on the TVs may be wasted by a long power disconnect, but maybe I will watch and learn!
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Samsung Settles

If you purchased a Samsung television in the U.S. between 2006 and 2008 and it experienced specific hardware failures (main symptom being a failure to turn on and/or related clicking sounds), then you may want to check out this page and see if your model is listed. If needed, the related class-action settlement documents are available for download as well.
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Thankfully, the worst problems I've had out of mine were dead pixels and bulbs, both of them easily fixed :-)
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Access Away From Home

I'm catching up on some DVR recordings over a nice WiFi link while overnighting at a hotel...streaming them from my HTPC (at home :) via Remote Potato. I could stream it to my smart phone, but I'm viewing it on my 'big screen' 16:9 notebook instead.
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Since that is a Windows Media Center-centric solution, are the MythTV and XBMC users left out in the cold?
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v7.0.x.0

http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?p=338810

Now that's a new feature!

Keep giving people exactly what they want...
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Robert How does this compare to MakeMKV? 
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80-inches o' LCD

Just finished the install and setup of this 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U:
http://amzn.to/zCunqR

I went with a Chief Flat Panel Mobile Cart (PFCUB) to mount it on:
http://www.chiefmfg.com/Series/PFC

This stand easily supported the panel's weight (stand was rated for nearly 2x the LCD's weight), and its wide and stable base made everyone feel more comfortable.

Everything turned out good, and the project ended up well under budget ;)

I was especially pleased with the pristine condition of the box that the 80-inch LCD arrived in - very careful handling!
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I work for a company that does custom installs and we hang those in a lot of the conference rooms and some residents that we do. Those are nice
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Video Switcheroo

Just completed an evaluation of some better-than-expected inexpensive HDMI switches ($12-$35USD) as well as the new-ish DVDO EDGE Green - perhaps the greatest AV switch of them all...with impressive AV processing capabilities too!

We'll feature these on +Tekzilla this week.
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I love my 4 from 1 HDMI splitter/amp :)
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Today's project is to see if Ceton and SiliconDust play nice together ;)

Uh huh!
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Fortunately, I can wait a little while. When it's available, though, it looks like it'll be a nice alternative if you don't want or need another game console (I have a PS3 in my entertainment center... that's all I need).
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i had nothing but serious problems with the TWC TA. The Hauppauge 2650 just wouldn't play nice. I got the SD HDHomerun Prime and now all is well. I get all my channels and they work! In cojunction with the original HD Homerun... awesome..
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Heron Fidelity is where Robert Heron condenses his expert knowledge of HDTV's and other popular Home Theater components into easily digestible bits.  

If you are interested in home theater, HDTV's, and how to make it all look and sound its best, you have come to the right place - I am here to help.
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