Home Theaters

A home theater is a theater built in a home, designed to mimic (or exceed) commercial theater performance and feeling, more commonly known as a home cinema. Today, home cinema implies a real "cinema experience" at a private home. Components and attributes include home cinema, backyard theater, home theater in a box (HTIB), audio-video (AV) receiver, front video projector and projector screen, home theater (PC, HTPC or media PC), media center, and switchable projection window.

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I would really like to get rid of cable TV. The only reason I keep it is so we can record shows with the DVR. I  have been reading about DVRs that don't require a cable connection. I have a Netflix account and Amazon Prime.
If I get rid of cable TV I would still have high speed cable Internet because it offers the best speed for the price in my area. what equipment would I need to dump cable?
Do I need a wireless capable Smart TV?
What about a fire stick?
What kind of recorder box do I need?

Thank you.
Robert
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Hi,

I am a business person who works from home.

I am looking for a TV to use for TV/ Home Cinema and PC usage.

80% of the time this TV is used by my family for TV/ Home Cinema usage.

20% of the time this TV is used for PC usage.

I have been considering the FW-75XE9001 75" BRAVIA 4K HDR Professional Display.

I suppose any new TV would do for PC usage such as Ms Office, Internet, Video Conferencing etc., so what I am particularly interested in is getting the highest quality picture possible for the "Home Cinema" experience.
 
Thank you for your thoughts.

Robbie
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I was wondering if someone here knows if it's possible to play the contents of a directory on a USB on a Sony Bravia TV. So far I've only been able to play one video file at a time.

I've searched around and the best I could find was someone recommending an external video player but I was wondering if the functionality was available in the TV itself.

If it is possible, my next question would be if you can also play all files in a loop.

Thanks in advance.
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I do have the cables connected to the amp correctly.  Does a video cable have to be connected to the tv for it to work?
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For some reason (don't ask) many years ago I created an iTunes accounts through my work email and another through my home email.  My job is at risk, and so I would like to take my 'work' apple id and transfer it into my 'home' id.

My issue is NOT accessing music from both accounts on one device:  everything is authorized properly.  My issue is that I'm going from TWO emails to ONE.  If, in the future, I need to 'login' or 'authorize' the work email apple-id and forget the password, I won't be able to reset it as I won't have access to the 'work' email.

I tried the easy route:  changing the 'work' email to the 'home' email.  Apple wasn't having it:  "there is already a user account with...."
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I've been considering getting solar for my 2000 sq.ft. home.  I spend between $100-$150 a month on electricity...I have a pool.  I've talked to a couple companies who of course state that its a no brainer, but I wanted to hear your thoughts and possible experience on the subject.  Lastly, since my roof is not considered Solar approved as far as attaching the panels and such, I would need to get a new roof, at least on the portion where the panels would need to be installed.

What company would be recommended first hand, if any?
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Home Theaters

A home theater is a theater built in a home, designed to mimic (or exceed) commercial theater performance and feeling, more commonly known as a home cinema. Today, home cinema implies a real "cinema experience" at a private home. Components and attributes include home cinema, backyard theater, home theater in a box (HTIB), audio-video (AV) receiver, front video projector and projector screen, home theater (PC, HTPC or media PC), media center, and switchable projection window.

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