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Hello! I am new to the forum, and I need some help with my tv. The audio started having issues a few weeks ago, and now it's completely gone. I can hear light clicking sound when I get closer to the tv speaker, but there is no act...
Hello! I am new to the forum, and I need some help with my tv. The audio started having issues a few weeks ago, and now it's completely gone. I can hear light clicking sound when I get closer to the tv speaker, but there is no actual audio. When the issue first started, I can leave the tv on for about 10 minutes, and the sound came on. It seemed that the waiting time got longer and longer, and now the sound does not come on at all. All other functions of the tv is working just fine. This tv is really old and we have it in kids' playing room only to play Wii. No sound system or tv network is hooked up. Should I even try to fix it or is the tv done? I really don't want to spend too much money fixing it.
about 4 hours ago
Lot of news in regards to Panasonic ending Plasma by March 2014. See article here from engadget. I suspect the end was near when Panasonic started producing 4K in the LED line instead of Plasma line. Wonder if the ZT will have closeo...
Lot of news in regards to Panasonic ending Plasma by March 2014. See article here from engadget. I suspect the end was near when Panasonic started producing 4K in the LED line instead of Plasma line. Wonder if the ZT will have closeout deals?? :)
about 5 hours ago
Hello all. I'm looking for ideas for a cost effective and elegant system for my polebarn/man cave. My barn has two rooms (shop area and the man cave). The clean room will have a 7.1 home theater system (3D and potentially 4k ready) a...
Hello all. I'm looking for ideas for a cost effective and elegant system for my polebarn/man cave. My barn has two rooms (shop area and the man cave). The clean room will have a 7.1 home theater system (3D and potentially 4k ready) and the source components on one end (main zone), and on the other end is a band rehearsal space where I'd like to have 2 (stereo) speakers that can share sources (zone 2). Zone 3 would be a seperate HD TV in the shop area with wall mounted speakers in the corners of the shop (ideally a 5.1 system in that zone, but 4 speakers may be enough). Zone 4 would be 2 outdoor speakers. Zone 2 is negotiable if it substantially increased the complexity/cost of the system. I would like to push seperate sources to the two TVs and seperate audio to the 4 zones (when the second TV is not being used, obviously). I'd like to be able to control the system through smartphone. I like the idea of wall mounted control keypads (for when I don't want to get dirty hands on my phone), but that's not a requirement. I'm not sure if a miniature WHA system or a multizone AVR would be more appropriate. Suggestions/advice please. Thank you in advance.
about 5 hours ago
Hello. I am very new to this whole equalization thing. However I recently purchased a BFD and have used REW to come up with equalization settings which I have input to the BFD. I have just now done a measurement with BFD and a measuremen...
Hello. I am very new to this whole equalization thing. However I recently purchased a BFD and have used REW to come up with equalization settings which I have input to the BFD. I have just now done a measurement with BFD and a measurement in bypass they are literally identical. Attachments
about 7 hours ago
If a database could sing, this is how it might sound. Singer-songwriter Vienna Teng chatted with Tom's Guide about her newest song 'Hymn of Acxiom.'
If a database could sing, this is how it might sound. Singer-songwriter Vienna Teng chatted with Tom's Guide about her newest song 'Hymn of Acxiom.'
about 7 hours ago
Long time lurker going in for his first build thread. I've had a um-10 and a bash 300 amp sitting here teasing me since last winter so I thought its about time to get things started. This will be a small (just over 1cf seal) design using...
Long time lurker going in for his first build thread. I've had a um-10 and a bash 300 amp sitting here teasing me since last winter so I thought its about time to get things started. This will be a small (just over 1cf seal) design using a piece of butcher block maple to make the baffle. I'm going to rear mount the driver just to jazz it up a bit too. Here are a few quick pics. There will be more to come. Stay tuned. Attachments
about 9 hours ago
In less than two weeks we're off to Abu Dhabi to see what Nokia has been teasing us all about - will it be the first Windows Phone with a quad-core processor and full HD display?What we're hoping for, and almost expecting, is the announc...
In less than two weeks we're off to Abu Dhabi to see what Nokia has been teasing us all about - will it be the first Windows Phone with a quad-core processor and full HD display?What we're hoping for, and almost expecting, is the announcement of the rumoured 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 and new details emerging today via NokiaPoweruser sheds some more light on what we might see.A questionable screenshot was posted on Twitter claiming to be taken from the Open Mobile Alliance, and according to this listing it "confirms" the Nokia Lumia 1520 name, as well as that much talked about display.Full HD on its wayThe good news is the screenshot shows that the Lumia 1520 will come packing a Full HD, 1080 x 1920 screen, which will be sure to excite the many movie loving enthusiasts. This puts it on par with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, albeit a whole 0.3 inches larger.With the Nokia Sirius tablet also heavily rumoured, the Lumia 1520 might well be the sign of things to come after the Finnish brand merged with Microsoft.For full details of the launch you'll have to check back with us on October 22, but in the mean time why not check out everything that we know about the Nokia Lumia 1520 so far? Go on, you know you want to.
about 10 hours ago
I am the original owner of this fantastic subwoofer that was purchased April of 2012 and is in excellent to mint condition. I am asking $800.00 for the sub. I live in a smoke free and pet free apt. It has the Sledge 800 watt amp. I live ...
I am the original owner of this fantastic subwoofer that was purchased April of 2012 and is in excellent to mint condition. I am asking $800.00 for the sub. I live in a smoke free and pet free apt. It has the Sledge 800 watt amp. I live in Garland,Tx. which is in the Dallas area. Thanks. Local pickup only. Attachments
about 14 hours ago
I have been struggling trying to get what I feel is the proper sound from my equipment. I'm definitely a bass head so to speak, but I always have been in search of clean and clear powerful sound. The Onkyo txnr 818 uses xt32 which is sup...
I have been struggling trying to get what I feel is the proper sound from my equipment. I'm definitely a bass head so to speak, but I always have been in search of clean and clear powerful sound. The Onkyo txnr 818 uses xt32 which is supposed to be all that and then some. For me, it's been a headache that I wish I never started. I have a pair of psa xv15's. These are supposed to be some pretty nice subs. Yet, with this Onkyo I'm just not hearing what everyone is talking about. The receiver asks for me to calibrate the sub to 75db prior to running audessey. This means 70db each... Which results in very weak bass. It also sets all my speakers to high negative numbers--9.5 fronts, -12.5 center, -10.5 rears... Sub 0. If I raise these numbers the sound improves but the reference volume of zero decreases by the same number. The subs can play much much harder than audessey is allowing them to... For example if I turn off my emotiva xpa-5 amp so I can hear the subs only... I can play bass heavy music with dynamic eq on and turn the subs gain to 2:30 and have extremely powerful clean stress free bass... Exactly what I want. But as soon as I get to a bass heavy scene in the movie I get a rolling off kind of sound at that same number of dbs below reference volume. Basically what I mean is I can run the subs as hot as I feel like with music to full reference.... Yet for a movie... If I try 1db more than what audessey sets the system at-- the subs refuse it-- speakers are all fine... What am I doing wrong?!?
about 15 hours ago
A classic's 30th birthday, another head-pounding hangover, a sci-fi spectacle, and a whole lot of Chucky; get a peek at this week's new and notable releases.
A classic's 30th birthday, another head-pounding hangover, a sci-fi spectacle, and a whole lot of Chucky; get a peek at this week's new and notable releases.
about 17 hours ago