• Will CDs and DVDs work in a blue ray player?

    So I bought a DVD player because my laptop didn't come with one (they are trying to eliminate CDs all together), the movies I rent only come in DVD form and we usually don't buy blue ray. I was then wondering if I buy a Blu-ray player so I can play Blu-ray and still play CDs and DVDs. Thing is i don't... show more
    So I bought a DVD player because my laptop didn't come with one (they are trying to eliminate CDs all together), the movies I rent only come in DVD form and we usually don't buy blue ray. I was then wondering if I buy a Blu-ray player so I can play Blu-ray and still play CDs and DVDs. Thing is i don't know if its backward compatible.
    9 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What home theatre audio system should I buy?

    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my... show more
    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my discount. Im currently thinking about the Samsung HT-J5500W and the samsung HW-MS6500. Im not sure if those would even work well with each other but its a bit above my price range. I appreciate any help but i dont want to hear "walmart sucks" or "$500 is nowhere near enough" only positive help please.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • What home audio system should I get?

    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money... show more
    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money would be simply a soundbar, which at least will offer better than TV sound output. Surround sound requires five independent speakers, a self amplified sub-woofer, a disc player, several cables, a spool of connecting wire, and a receiver or better with five internal amplifiers, and a system of signal decoders, a remote... that's what, nine purchases? Simple division should tell you, what you intend to pay per item is not going to offer a quality, long lasting solution, just a chinzy make do HTiB system not worth the even minimal investment you intend. Such equipment will usually barely outlast is 90 day warranty. Don't go there.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Ceiling speakers in new house, what do I need to run them?

    Best answer: You will most likely need an amplifier. Depending on whether you want to plug a cable into the headphone port or not, you may also want a Bluetooth audio receiver - or one of the integrated BT-receiver-with-amplifier like David suggested.
    Best answer: You will most likely need an amplifier. Depending on whether you want to plug a cable into the headphone port or not, you may also want a Bluetooth audio receiver - or one of the integrated BT-receiver-with-amplifier like David suggested.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is Harman kardon radios good on bass for my cerwin vega tower speakers?

    at the moment I have a pioneer vsx 453 receiver and it previously has been repaired but it is starting to have a different issue to it and it is a great receiver for bass on the cerwin vega re30s. I know stereos aren't the same nowadays and I had a new pioneer stereo that wasn't nearly as powerful as the... show more
    at the moment I have a pioneer vsx 453 receiver and it previously has been repaired but it is starting to have a different issue to it and it is a great receiver for bass on the cerwin vega re30s. I know stereos aren't the same nowadays and I had a new pioneer stereo that wasn't nearly as powerful as the 1994 vsx 453 so before I buy I want to know is Harman kardon good with their amps as to providing the bass compatibility for my cerwin vega towers with 12" woofers
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Which is a better solely as a blu-ray player: Xbox One S (or x) or a regular 4k blu-ray player?

    Which produces better quality or do they produce the same quality
    Which produces better quality or do they produce the same quality
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best value home 5.1 receiver for pc sound?

    Best answer: Surround decoders like Dolby True and DTS Master are exclusive to HDMI connections they will not work with any other type of connection....Hence the need for HDMI inputs. The reason for that is mostly because of HDCP copy rights protection...Big name movie production companies like Sony and Paramount experienced... show more
    Best answer: Surround decoders like Dolby True and DTS Master are exclusive to HDMI connections they will not work with any other type of connection....Hence the need for HDMI inputs. The reason for that is mostly because of HDCP copy rights protection...Big name movie production companies like Sony and Paramount experienced large amounts of pirating with DVD disks and so refused to put out movies in higher quality on HD disks (Blu Ray) unless something was done about Copy rights protection first, hence all the rules governing the HDMI "handshake" frequent updates and the HDCP analog sunset rules etc .....Computers typically are not compatible with all the HDCP rules. If they were they probably would not be able to copy or burn any digital content....A few years back Sherwood offered a surround receiver that did not use HDMI connections but I'm not sure that type of receiver is still available....The drive to use HDMI exclusively is being promoted by content providers Movie production companies Game Disk Manufactures etc...and the reason why is they want better copy rights protection..Basically you want n AV receiver that has Dolby Pro logic and or Neo6 The Sherwood RD 5405 would be one to get but I'm not sure its still available anywhere...Other older model Sherwood AV receivers may also be something to get if you can find them.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which one is good to have for a Smart TV to have a better sound, soundbar or Amplifier with speakers?

    I use them in an apartment. so, considering the apartment size, which one do I need to buy?
    I use them in an apartment. so, considering the apartment size, which one do I need to buy?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What amplifier and speakers do I need for my Lg Smart TV?

    I have an Lg smart TV and I want to have a better sound quality. I thought of buying an amplifier with speakers, but I have no clue of the two. Can you suggest what I should buy to have a better sound quality from my TV?
    I have an Lg smart TV and I want to have a better sound quality. I thought of buying an amplifier with speakers, but I have no clue of the two. Can you suggest what I should buy to have a better sound quality from my TV?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can i play blu ray dvds on my portable dvd player?

    i got a slyvania portable dvd player for christmas and i wanted to know can i play blu ray dvds on it or just regular dvds
    i got a slyvania portable dvd player for christmas and i wanted to know can i play blu ray dvds on it or just regular dvds
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Question about dvd's/blu rays?

    If you watch a movie or show on DVD or Blu Ray that has a 5.1 soundtrack will it automactically downgrade to 2.1 stereo if you don't have a 5.1 system? Like do the sounds that would be played through the rear speakers get played through the two speakers you have?
    If you watch a movie or show on DVD or Blu Ray that has a 5.1 soundtrack will it automactically downgrade to 2.1 stereo if you don't have a 5.1 system? Like do the sounds that would be played through the rear speakers get played through the two speakers you have?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What kit should I get for my home audio video set up?

    Best answer: Okay I think you are getting yourself a little confused!

    If you get a 5.1 surround system and a 2 channel HiFi you'll be doubling up on speakers.

    How you are going to source all of that for £200 I have no idea, even from thrit shops!
    Best answer: Okay I think you are getting yourself a little confused!

    If you get a 5.1 surround system and a 2 channel HiFi you'll be doubling up on speakers.

    How you are going to source all of that for £200 I have no idea, even from thrit shops!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Our theater guy said to go with Anthem or if cost is a factor Denon receivers. The price difference is huge. Thoughts?

    Best answer: Let's use cars as comparison examples. Pioneer is like Toyota --- a good product that delivers decent performance at a civilized price. Denon is like Lexus --- somewhat better engineered than Toyota, but still within a normal price range. Anthem is more like a $90,000+ Mercedes --- a significant step up in... show more
    Best answer: Let's use cars as comparison examples.

    Pioneer is like Toyota --- a good product that delivers decent performance at a civilized price.

    Denon is like Lexus --- somewhat better engineered than Toyota, but still within a normal price range.

    Anthem is more like a $90,000+ Mercedes --- a significant step up in both finesse and price tag.

    A critical, road-sensitive motorist will appreciate the difference.
    A little old lady who only drives to church on Sunday probably won't.


    So, if you have a taste for finer quality, more robust construction,
    a closer approach to perfection, and possibly a longer lasting piece of equipment,
    go with the Anthem.


    One thing about having a particularly good audio system is that even if you don't consciously notice its excellence,
    after you've lived with it for a while you may very well notice how inferior a lesser system sounds.
    This is the principle of perceiving what is absent rather than what is present.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Bluetooth transmitter receiver?

    Can I plug both cables in to my hifi (audio in and headphones) and switch from receiver to transmitter mode, whenever I need to? Thanks
    Can I plug both cables in to my hifi (audio in and headphones) and switch from receiver to transmitter mode, whenever I need to? Thanks
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do audio CDs sound better than same lossless WAVs through RCA input to a sound system?

    My 5.1 sony AV system only has RCA inputs and a CD/DVD drive. Do audio CDs sound better than WAVs I output to this device through 3.5mm to RCA cable from my laptop? (I would assume sound quality should suffer if transmitted from laptop via RCA.)
    My 5.1 sony AV system only has RCA inputs and a CD/DVD drive. Do audio CDs sound better than WAVs I output to this device through 3.5mm to RCA cable from my laptop? (I would assume sound quality should suffer if transmitted from laptop via RCA.)
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Surround system help!?

    So I have a sony Bravia 3D TV (2015) and samsung 3d blu ray player surround system (model ps-fs1-1). The surround system before was working fine. But now they are acting weird. When I go to test them out, all the speakers are coming from Front Left, while the center speakers is coming from Front Right. As for... show more
    So I have a sony Bravia 3D TV (2015) and samsung 3d blu ray player surround system (model ps-fs1-1). The surround system before was working fine. But now they are acting weird. When I go to test them out, all the speakers are coming from Front Left, while the center speakers is coming from Front Right. As for the subwoofer I’m not sure.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago