Tag: Home Theater

Dealing with your Remote Technologies Inc RTI-8V and remote

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Well we got the Logitech Harmony working fine and I’m amazed how easy it is. We also got a new RTI-8V to replace a Crestron and here are some tips: Reboot the processor. There is no way to do this other than to unplug it and then wait for a minute and then the display…

TV color calibration and backlighting the final step to image quality

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Well assuming you have a nice flat screen, how do you make sure the colors are correct. Most folks run their systems really bright and blue and a correctly calibrated system is going to a first look flat and then you will see the details. In the old days, you did color calibration with a…

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Rounding Deftech BP-3000 out with surround speakers and Atmos elevation speakers

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Well, I have resurrected an old 5.1 mini speaker system (an Energy Take 5) and it sounds really great. Adding a Denon AVR-X3700H and then four NHT Atmos Mini Add-on was a great choice. by luck, these tiny little speakers fit on top of the Energy Take 5 modules and the room sounds really nice….

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Upgrading your PC and display to a Home Theater

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Well, computers and home theaters have really converged. Since the pandemic, I’ve been using a 55″ OLED television(thank you LG 55B9!) as a computer monitor. It’s awesome to have six (?!) windows open and to be able to write code in all of them. But what if in the evenings, you want to reuse this…

Ultimate Home Theater Sound Tests

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Ok I don’t really mean sound test. I mean butt rumbling bass. Most of the movies I used to use sound thin theses days like Fifth Element or the Matrix helicopter crash don’t sound as great. So what movies really hit the 10 hertz. YouTube has some great ones. So here are some of my…

The Best HDMI Switchers – IGN

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Well as usual I’m one port short. The system is 1080p only so don’t really need 4K switching (yet!).The big benefit of this one is automatic switching so you don’t have to program things Kinivo’s HDMI switcher is a stylish accessory for your entertainer center and can even switch inputs automatically based on what device…

Lamp-free DLP

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Another example of why buying a projector now is hard. The big news is that projectors are moving to LEDs which means no more bulbs and lots less power. If you can hang on until this fall, I’d suggest waiting for next generation of projectors that are all solid-state. (Sad to say this is the…

Computer VGA to Component Output

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OK, if you’ve got a flat panel TV and want to project say some movies from your computer, how do you do it. You need a magic box called a “VGA to TV Convertor”:http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/PC-TV_video_adapter.html. Ram has one for $99 that takes VGA analog output and then converts it into component video (those three cables) or…

Component vs. DVI vs. HDMI

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DVI vs. HDMI vs. Component Video — Which is Better? First, to clear away one element that can be confusing: DVI and HDMI are exactly the same as one another, image-quality-wise. The principal differences are that HDMI carries audio as well as video, and uses a different type of connector, but both use the same…

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