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From : jmc

Q: ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi .

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From : denny

denny wrote you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny denny is right! go the wrong route and youll be listening to the equipment instead of the music. we agreed on something damn....... denny .

From : nunya

snip good luck and dont let the sound balancing drive you nuts. michael oh yeah try this link for more help... http//www.dolby.com/consumer/homeentertainment/roomlayout.html .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning rm v2.0 exclaimed 8/11/2008 1127 am i have a denon 7.1 home theater system and it has a really nice feature for balancing the speakers. it came with an omnidirectional microphone that plugs into the surround unit and you place the mic on a tripod either in your particular sitting location or in the middle of where the majority of the viewers will be seated. it then goes through a series of white noise emissions from each speaker and balances the system according to what the onboard computer thinks is best for that particular microphone location. then it is just a matter of tweaking for your particular tastes. all i had to do was bump the subwoofer and center channel levels a tad. my onkyo has that it is nice to not have to spend hours or days fooling with it. yea. i was looking at onkyo specifically because of this feature but decided i couldnt afford the system i wanted. the samsung is a great system but does lack the self-balancing feature. ive been fiddling in the meantime and almost have it balanced. i think the acoustics of the room/level may prevent a perfect balance. considering moving the whole kit-and-kaboodle into the finished part of the basement... despite the balancing feature im quite happy with the system. the sound is so clear i keep being startled by voices downstairs that arent hubbys but sound like someones actually there. and just watching a csi had to think for a minute if the train i heard in the background was outside or on the tv its a pretty system too which helps when its right there next to the tv. speakers are small and as unobtrusive as speakers on stands can be jmc .

From : rm v2 0

i have a denon 7.1 home theater system and it has a really nice feature for balancing the speakers. it came with an omnidirectional microphone that plugs into the surround unit and you place the mic on a tripod either in your particular sitting location or in the middle of where the majority of the viewers will be seated. it then goes through a series of white noise emissions from each speaker and balances the system according to what the onboard computer thinks is best for that particular microphone location. then it is just a matter of tweaking for your particular tastes. all i had to do was bump the subwoofer and center channel levels a tad. my onkyo has that it is nice to not have to spend hours or days fooling with it. .

From : nunya

ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience jodi i have a denon 7.1 home theater system and it has a really nice feature for balancing the speakers. it came with an omnidirectional microphone that plugs into the surround unit and you place the mic on a tripod either in your particular sitting location or in the middle of where the majority of the viewers will be seated. it then goes through a series of white noise emissions from each speaker and balances the system according to what the onboard computer thinks is best for that particular microphone location. then it is just a matter of tweaking for your particular tastes. all i had to do was bump the subwoofer and center channel levels a tad. try digging in your manual or settings and look to see if your system has a similar feature. odd shaped rooms can make for balancing a surround system a bit of a chore. there is a cd that makes this job easier. sound check by alan parsons has a series of noise tones beeps and music that makes the job of balancing a system much easier. if you use a sound pressure level meter db meter in conjunction with this cd then the job is fairly simple. ratshack has db meters as cheap as 30 bucks. good luck and dont let the sound balancing drive you nuts. michael .

From : rm v2 0

thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc i second mono price. i bought my hdmi cable from them for something like $6. one of the best cables ive ever bought. and mono price ships the order very fast. ive ordered from them several times. bob walmart has them fairly cheap now. i bought an onkyo receiver when my house was built and it does hdmi switching very nice to run 1 cable from each component instead of 4-6 from each one. .

From : roy

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. i have a wife three daughters and a granddaughter. yup you need that many to keep you fed! g and this coming from the guy that moved closer to the grocery store.... er ... ocean... times are tough fish are good for you. waaay better than those sliders you munch by the case.g actually surf fishing has sucked recently. dont know why other than we had a sharp drop in water temp recently. havent been catching much other than small shark. denny roy .

From : bob m

jmc wrote suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 952 am jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid=10240 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. oh so you tell me that now! bit late though isnt it why couldnt you have mentioned this before vbg thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc i second mono price. i bought my hdmi cable from them for something like $6. one of the best cables ive ever bought. and mono price ships the order very fast. ive ordered from them several times. bob .

From : joe

@mid.individual.net suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 803 pm jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 952 am jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid= 102 40 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. oh so you tell me that now! bit late though isnt it why couldnt you have mentioned this before vbg sorry - if id have known... you did know i was kidding right well yeah... i shoulda put the smiley on there eh thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc you might be able to return the expensive cable depending where you got them. hdmi cables are a total rip off from the regular stores. i have yet to see anyone come close to monoprices prices. nah. they look good and look like theyll last a while. thats more important to me than price. too much of a pain to return em anyway. jmc i hear you. returns are a huge pita. .

From : roy

on sat 02 aug 2008 094015 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi my sony has a white noise feature to do this. but much is based on what you feel sounds right. what i really want and have not found is the return all the settings you screwed up to factory defaults feature. which sony do you have .

From : denny

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. i have a wife three daughters and a granddaughter. yup you need that many to keep you fed! g and this coming from the guy that moved closer to the grocery store.... er .... ocean... denny .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 803 pm jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 952 am jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid= 102 40 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. oh so you tell me that now! bit late though isnt it why couldnt you have mentioned this before vbg sorry - if id have known... you did know i was kidding right thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc you might be able to return the expensive cable depending where you got them. hdmi cables are a total rip off from the regular stores. i have yet to see anyone come close to monoprices prices. nah. they look good and look like theyll last a while. thats more important to me than price. too much of a pain to return em anyway. jmc .

From : roy

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. i have a wife three daughters and a granddaughter. yup you need that many to keep you fed! g .

From : denny

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. i have a wife three daughters and a granddaughter. all of them females have the same problem as you....... selective hearing. dont like what the man is saying......blame it on the ears.... and meep the travelcat wont let me get a big dog jmc ya just need to get a bigger dog. ole meep will be hiding under the couch....er..tv set. denny .

From : denny

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 611 pm denny wrote you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny denny is right! go the wrong route and youll be listening to the equipment instead of the music. we agreed on something damn....... denny what did hell freeze over when i wasnt looking jmc no. you was poken too much damned fun at my belly to notice... denny .

From : joe

jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 952 am jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid= 102 40 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. oh so you tell me that now! bit late though isnt it why couldnt you have mentioned this before vbg sorry - if id have known... thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc you might be able to return the expensive cable depending where you got them. hdmi cables are a total rip off from the regular stores. i have yet to see anyone come close to monoprices prices. .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning fmb exclaimed 8/2/2008 657 pm suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. snip jmc well heck you been living upside down where folks talk a different language. what did you expect hello fmb welcome back what what olleh whats that mean crikey! jmc .

From : fmb

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. snip jmc well heck you been living upside down where folks talk a different language. what did you expect hello fmb welcome back .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 611 pm denny wrote you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny denny is right! go the wrong route and youll be listening to the equipment instead of the music. we agreed on something damn....... denny what did hell freeze over when i wasnt looking jmc .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/2/2008 307 pm you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny actually hubby agrees with you about the tv. not about the dog but... waal its like this. i have an odd hearing problem where i can hear just fine but have trouble actually hearing words properly sometimes its like people are speaking a different language. we have a nice tv with decent speakers but theyre still muddy enough i had trouble understanding the dialog. then i made the mistake of letting someone at best buy demo open range one of our favorite movies on a set of speakers for the curious he showed the opening scene thunderstorm and the ending gun battle. wow! not only the whole home theater experience thunder that would scare the cat actual ricochets of bullets being able to hear the details etc but i could actually understand the dialog! i didnt buy the speaker set he was suggesting btw. i got a much more modest but quite capable system. and meep the travelcat wont let me get a big dog jmc .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning joe exclaimed 8/2/2008 952 am jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid=10240 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. oh so you tell me that now! bit late though isnt it why couldnt you have mentioned this before vbg thanks. ill keep that in mind if i need more. jmc .

From : beryl

denny wrote you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny denny is right! go the wrong route and youll be listening to the equipment instead of the music. ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi .

From : denny

you gotta be kidding.... get a damned tv with the speakers built into it and a remote. then go to the animal shelter and get a big dog. ya dont need nothing more than that..... denny ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi .

From : peterd

on sat 02 aug 2008 094015 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi my sony has a white noise feature to do this. but much is based on what you feel sounds right. what i really want and have not found is the return all the settings you screwed up to factory defaults feature. .

From : roy

ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi jodi the hdmi cables are only expensive if you want them to be. a 5.00 cable will get the job done. for a bunch of info check out this link http//www.avsforum.com/ roy .

From : joe

jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote in ok this is a room full of guys so im sure some of you will have advice no furniture yet but my first home theater system arrived yesterday. samsung as720 coupled with a samsung b1500 blu-ray player. we got it mostly set up my god hdmi cables are expensive! but i was wondering if any of you have any advice on tricks and tips for balancing the speakers for a proper listening experience btw if youre looking for an htib system this is pretty nice looks very sleek and so far is working well. figuring out the remotes has been the hardest part so todays plan watch a movie of course! jodi you might just start out with everything at default and go from there. of course balancing will depend on where viewers/listeners are sitting relative to each speaker. if the system doesnt have built-in balancing with its own microphone then youll have to rely on your ears. btw heres a great place to get hdmi cables from http//www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.aspcid=102&cpid=10240 prices are very reasonable and the products are good. .