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Old 14th July 2013, 09:44   #1876
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Among the two, Yamaha anyday.
Otherwise you can purchase Bose speakers only and hook em up to a Denon/Yamaha amp/base station however you call it.

Also do check for Marantz in US, heard they have quite a range there..
I recently got the Bose Cinemate Series II from the US. Impulsive purchase but I'm not complaining. Takes TV viewing to new heights. Wanted something simple for mom and kids to operate. It's terrific. No complex setup, settings adjustment, tuning etc. just connect and good to go! Sound quality is as good as my Yamaha RX-A810.
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Old 14th July 2013, 10:54   #1877
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Not sure if this is related to a Home theater, but I have a query regarding the TV and its networking. My Bravia EX520 is connected to the home network by Ethernet. From the TV, when I go to library to access music, pictures and videos, the TV switches on my PC and after it boots I am able to access all the files and play them. That, as I have understood happens through Wake-On by LAN. However, the problem is, once the job is done, I need the PC to shut down on its own. Is this possible? Has someone configured this by any way?
"Control panel - power options - change settings - change advanced settings - sleep - hibernate after"

This will reduce your bootup times as well. It may be better in the long run (ease of use, power consumption etc.) to go for a low power NAS which may consume 5-20W power that supports DLNA.
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If not seen:

Father of Bose corporation gone

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/bu...t-83.html?_r=0
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Old 25th July 2013, 13:26   #1879
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Guys I am very noob to all this, hence need your help here. Please bear with me if the questions sound very stupid

Before i proceed with my question, a little bit background on my current configuration:

My PC: Desktop PC with Dual Core 2Ghz processor, 2GB RAM with Windows 8 Pro OS, 4 USB ports and 03 3.5 mm Jack of different colors (Green, Red and Blue - Not sure what it means. But for Stereo output or even connecting built in speakers on my TFT HP monitor/display, I always plug in to Green jack)

My external speakers: in addition to built in basic speakers on the display, I also have 5.1 Mercury speakers (dont recollect RMS value or sound output value) which i wanted to put this in to accurate use. I bought this speakers back in 2004 and had never got opportunity to utilize these as a perfect 5.1 surround sound. The reasons i cite here - Back then i never had a desktop or laptop. so i used to plug it most of the time either to my discman or to iPod classic with single 3.5 mm jack compatible with the music players i was using which used to give me only stereo output. Even after i bought a desktop/laptop i was very lazy to completely utilize the potential of the speakers. I thought now is the time and hence posting here to seek help from you guys.

Now for my question:

1. If i have to install 5.1 internal sound card to my PC which one do you guys recommend and minimum price (PS: My budget is not more than 2K)
2. How about external 5.1 USB sound card. this product is doing quite a bit of round on ebay. Do you recommend this product? Is it a perfect replacement for 5.1 internal sound card? These products are quite cheap too and you can get it from ebay for as less as 100-200 Rs. Please see here: http://www.ebay.in/itm/New-Ext-Sound...ht_1268wt_1139

Thanks in advance for your replies

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Old 25th July 2013, 14:18   #1880
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Why dont you look at branded stuff? Creative soundblasters should fall within your budget and the also offer a good management software bundled with the card.
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I have an issue and need some help from the Gurus.

I have an old Logitech 5.1 Speaker system with a Woofer. All the 5 speakers get connected to the Woofer which is also the main console.
There are 3 3.5mm female jacks on the woofer console, 1 connects the front speakers, 1 for the centre and 1 for the rear.

At the moment i have the 2 front speakers active by plugging it in the headphone socket of my Sony LED TV.

Now how can i connect the other 3 speakers as well (1 centre and 2 rear) so that i get the sound from the entire 5 speaker system. There is only 1 headphone jack.

I thought about splitters but not sure whether it will impact the sound quality.

Can anyone provide any ideas on how can i get the best output out of this.
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For a 5.1 channel speaker, the three pins will be for Front left and right, Rear left and right, Center and Sub. Hence, you will need a similar output to get each speaker working as it is supposed to. In my computer or any current gen computer, you will have dedicated ports for each. Suppose you use a splitter and connect FRL and RRL, I am not sure if the Sub will also work with the same input. However, using a splitter to power center and sub channel may not work as the input to the speakers is not in the correct way. One channel will be directed to the center speaker while the other to the subwoofer.
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Old 25th July 2013, 17:23   #1883
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I recently got the Bose Cinemate Series II from the US.
Does the system operates on universal voltage(100-260V) or 110V ?

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For a 5.1 channel speaker, the three pins will be for Front left and right, Rear left and right, Center and Sub. Hence, you will need a similar output to get each speaker working as it is supposed to. In my computer or any current gen computer, you will have dedicated ports for each. Suppose you use a splitter and connect FRL and RRL, I am not sure if the Sub will also work with the same input. However, using a splitter to power center and sub channel may not work as the input to the speakers is not in the correct way. One channel will be directed to the center speaker while the other to the subwoofer.
Thanks. i was wondering whether this would help. Saw this on ebay. Could you let me know if i connected those 3 3.5mm wires into this and connected the 2 RCA to the TV Out, will it work.
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Does the system operates on universal voltage(100-260V) or 110V ?
Works on universal voltage. Didn't need a step down transformer.
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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a Home Theatre. This is the first time I will be buying a system like this. Hence, need some help.

I am looking for the best quality sound within my budget. One reason why I have not bought a home theatre system is that no 'branded' stuff every satisfied me (Philips, Sony, LG are the ones I have seen).

I have a budget of upto 1 lakh. Stretchable by max 10%.

I am looking for speakers, DVD player and a flat screen TV.

I am looking for extremely good quality sound and speakers that last a lifetime. Since I live in a rented accommodation, I will not be able to fix the speakers to the walls. They have to be mobile in that sense so that frequent shifting does not damage the system.

I have heard Bose systems and they appeal to me. But they are frightfully expensive. I have heard Onkyo and Yamaha at Croma but the sales person was hopeless and couldn't give me a proper demo.

Can someone please help me in finding the right system?
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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a Home Theatre. This is the first time I will be buying a system like this. Hence, need some help.

I am looking for the best quality sound within my budget. One reason why I have not bought a home theatre system is that no 'branded' stuff every satisfied me (Philips, Sony, LG are the ones I have seen).

I have a budget of upto 1 lakh. Stretchable by max 10%.

I am looking for speakers, DVD player and a flat screen TV.

I am looking for extremely good quality sound and speakers that last a lifetime. Since I live in a rented accommodation, I will not be able to fix the speakers to the walls. They have to be mobile in that sense so that frequent shifting does not damage the system.

I have heard Bose systems and they appeal to me. But they are frightfully expensive. I have heard Onkyo and Yamaha at Croma but the sales person was hopeless and couldn't give me a proper demo.

Can someone please help me in finding the right system?
I would start by visiting home theater specializing stores in your city, ones that sell brands such as Yamaha, Marantz, Onkyo etc
Look at their demo rooms and listen to some songs, watch a movie for some time etc
You will start getting an idea of what you will need at the minimum. Your budget is good and you should get a pretty decent setup in that range.
There are quite a few home theater specific forums and sites too that you can check to get an idea. Take some time figuring out all you need and then take the plunge.
For eg do you need a DVD player or a blue ray one, media player (digital) etc
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I am also in the process of buying a home theatre as my philips is no more working after 7 years.

I have shortlisted denon 2313, jbl es 90 front, jamo surround c60, jbl subwoofer and jbl centre with sony or pioneer blue ray.

Any suggestions?
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I am also in the process of buying a home theatre as my philips is no more working after 7 years.

I have shortlisted denon 2313, jbl es 90 front, jamo surround c60, jbl subwoofer and jbl centre with sony or pioneer blue ray.

Any suggestions?
I have recently built my home theater and i am pretty happy with it. I have got Yamaha A820 from US and Dali Zensor 7 (front), Dali Zensor Vokal (center) and Dali Zensor 1 (surrounds). I am still using my 7 year old DVD player and Tata Sky HD with it. The complete package is awesome and worth a money.
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I have shortlisted denon 2313, jbl es 90 front, jamo surround c60, jbl subwoofer and jbl centre with sony or pioneer blue ray.
Could you please let know the price breakup.
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