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#1 OFFLINE   pchrist

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 09:03 AM

Wondering if anyone can tell me if the directtv remote will control this item??

Ty in advance!!!!

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#2 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:41 AM

Wondering if anyone can tell me if the directtv remote will control this item??

Ty in advance!!!!


How does that sound bar work? I've got a nice Panny plasma in my bedroom but the sound, while better than I thought it would be, isn't nearly what I want. I like center speakers. Does the sound bar give off a "center speaker" sound or does it all blend in?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:54 AM

The model that i just purchased is the jvc. it has a wireless sub with it too. Says it's 4 channel and a synthesized center. It should sound pretty good. It has 2 optical inputs so it meets my demands there. Hoping it sounds good.

Just hoping the dvr remote will control it so we don't have an extra remote around.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

4.1? No. It's a gimmick. It works (to some degree) for folks who don't have room for an actual speaker setup. You are not getting four discrete channels. It simply attempts to provide you with the allusion of them.
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:14 PM

http://av.jvc.com/pr...pathId=1&page=1

Here is the link for it

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

4.1? No. It's a gimmick. It works (to some degree) for folks who don't have room for an actual speaker setup. You are not getting four discrete channels. It simply attempts to provide you with the allusion of them.


allusion:

1. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare.
2. the act of alluding.
3. Obsolete . a metaphor; parable.

I think you meant illusion.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

allusion:

1. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare.
2. the act of alluding.
3. Obsolete . a metaphor; parable.

I think you meant illusion.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

allusion:

1. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare.
2. the act of alluding.
3. Obsolete . a metaphor; parable.

I think you meant illusion.

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Actually he alluding to the fact that it is an illusion! :lol:

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

4.1? No. It's a gimmick. It works (to some degree) for folks who don't have room for an actual speaker setup. You are not getting four discrete channels. It simply attempts to provide you with the allusion of them.


Hell, I have no problems with the thing fooling me into thinking it's got a center speaker. Me and illusions get along real well. If I can find one that works as if it had a center speaker I'd be happy with it. My wife refuses to let me put a "normal (which means I can shake the whole house with it) sound system" in the bedroom. But perhaps for Xmas.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:30 PM

Haha...you are correct.


I was gonna mention that misused word, but thought I'd let it go and someone else would pick it up. I just looked at the price and I think I'll just get a sound system, no matter what the wife says. :lol:

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:38 PM

This is where i bought mine. Brand new from buy.coms ebay site.


http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:42 PM

This is where i bought mine. Brand new from buy.coms ebay site.


http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT


Have you tried it yet? I want to be thrilled. :)

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

Not yet just ordered it today. Should be here by the end of the week or early next week!!!!

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

Not yet just ordered it today. Should be here by the end of the week or early next week!!!!


Please let me know how you like it.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:15 PM

will do.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:08 AM

Since a sound bar is based on reflections, unless you are centered in a square room (and the sound bar is also centered), not only will it not work, but it might sound worse than TV speakers, because you'll get an echo as sound reaches you at different points. If you have windows or curtains or a bookshelf or anything else in the way (on the side walls), that will effect it to.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:16 AM

well i will let you know on friday, that's when it will be here!!!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:18 AM

Since a sound bar is based on reflections, unless you are centered in a square room (and the sound bar is also centered), not only will it not work, but it might sound worse than TV speakers, because you'll get an echo as sound reaches you at different points. If you have windows or curtains or a bookshelf or anything else in the way (on the side walls), that will effect it to.


That's good info. Thanx. I think that this info will keep me from buying one.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

I think you meant illusion.


Hey, I was so happy to see "discrete" correctly used (instead of "discreet") that I was perfectly willing to give a pass on "allusion." :D
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:58 AM

Folks over at avsforum highly recommend the Vizio VHT510. I picked one up from costco and love it so far. Some of the early versions had build issues, but mine seems to be holding up well (no worries with the Costco warranty). The VHt510 comes with wireless sub and rear surround speakers. The rear surround speakers are connected by wires to the wireless sub. Those surrounds really set it apart from other sound bars.

As for the sound quality, I'm loving it so far. Not sure how a sound bar can sound worse that the tiny speakers included in most tv sets these days. Rich don't hesitate to try one out. Just purchase your unit from someone who has a great return policy.

Otherwise the JVC you purchased has also gotten great reviews as well.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:13 PM

I was close to the vizio it just didn't have the connections i needed. So i went with the JVC. I actually posted over there first.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

I was close to the vizio it just didn't have the connections i needed. So i went with the JVC. I actually posted over there first.


Yeah I can understand that, wish it had more than one optical connection. I decided to just grab the optical splitter. We'll see how that works out.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:32 PM

Yeah I can understand that, wish it had more than one optical connection. I decided to just grab the optical splitter. We'll see how that works out.



I had never seen one of those!!!! I would have taken it then!!!!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:50 PM

Folks over at avsforum highly recommend the Vizio VHT510.


Really? Wow...I'm surprised by that.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:00 PM

I have had a Yamaha YSP-1000 in my master bedroom for a long time now. The Yamaha sound bars differ from the cheezy knock offs in that they have a multitude of speakers each with their own digital amplifier.

Mine has 42 speakers (plus a 12 inch sub) and does a convincingly wide soundstage in a 736 sq ft room that is much wider than it is deep. There are smaller YSPs with 22 speakers that adapt well to smaller rooms.

In my room the sound is very good albeit not on par with any of my Yamaha/Klipsch 7.1 systems in other areas of my home but I would not expect it to be. I view it on par with most good quality home theater in a box units as far as sound.

It's good, it's optimized by a YAPQ microhone setting to your listening area, and moving about the room one is convinced there are speakers right there on the walls where one should be.

Stereo music material sounds best in stereo mode and it sounds good (not wow (well for single cabinet really wow), but enjoyable). It also features some DSP settings that on some material enhances it but on others ruins it. With the DSP on being on certain side angles sound scratchy as the myriad of individual speakers work in phase to create the wide soundscape.

Is it a true surround sound? Nope. Is it an amazingly rich and wide soundfield? Absolutely. Does it work in odd configurations? Yes (I've installed several of these for friends in some rather non optimal room configurations).

These are not cheap when compared to the mass market soundbars that are springing up but are light years better sounding and not expensive when compared to buying the components that would sound as good.

I'm really drooling over the new YSPs that have 4 HDMI inputs, several generations newer sound refinements, and are now capable of all the HD bitstreams along with multi channel PCM but my old reliable 1000 is really just fine for a bedroom unit. It gets heavy use, sounds awesome and I know how to use its DSP and beam settings to suit my critical tastes on differing source materials.

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Since a sound bar is based on reflections, unless you are centered in a square room (and the sound bar is also centered), not only will it not work, but it might sound worse than TV speakers, because you'll get an echo as sound reaches you at different points. If you have windows or curtains or a bookshelf or anything else in the way (on the side walls), that will effect it to.


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