Ok, this is a room full of guys so I'm sure some of you will have advice :)
No furniture yet, but my first Home Theater system arrived yesterday.
Samsung AS720 coupled with a Samsung B?1500 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 you're 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 today's plan? Watch a movie, of course!
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 doesn't have built-in balancing
(with its own microphone), then you'll have to rely on your ears.
BTW, here's a great place to get HDMI cables from:
Prices are very reasonable and the products are good.
I second Mono Price. I bought my HDMI cable from them for something
like $6. One of the best cables I've ever bought. And Mono Price ships
the order very fast. I've ordered from them several times.
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.
Suddenly, without warning, Denny exclaimed (8/2/2008 3:07 PM):
Actually, hubby agrees with you (about the TV. Not about the dog), but...
Waal, it's like this. I have an odd hearing problem where I can hear
just fine, but have trouble actually hearing words properly (sometimes
it's like people are speaking a different language). We have a nice TV
with decent speakers, but they're 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 didn't buy the speaker set he was suggesting, btw. I got a much more
modest but quite capable system.
And Meep the Travelcat won't let me get a big dog :)
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