I was inspired by the video above to talk about my experiences with Radio Shack in the past. Of course the company lives on in the United States and in Canada by different means. Radio Shack in Canada is now known as The Source which is wholly owned by Bell Canada. Continue reading “Remembering Radio Shack”
Last time we were gathered here together, class, we took a look at the process of picking up the heart of any home theatre system – the receiver. The receiver is so important because that’s where all your inputs go into and where those inputs get turned in to audio and video for our consumption. The audio and video produced can only ever be as good as what the receiver can handle so picking the right receiver is critical. I picked up a refurbished Sony STR-DH550 receiver that has been praised for it’s great audio reproduction and looked down upon for it’s ancient menu interface.
Today we look at how we get the audio out of our Sony STR-DH550 receiver from our inputs. So there are a few things to consider when you look at a speaker setup for your home theatre system. Continue reading “I Built a Home Theatre! Part 2 – Choosing Speakers”
For quite some time I have been toying around with the idea of building a home theatre or even just a Hi-Fi that I could connect to my entertainment devices to get some real decent sound. What ultimately spurred me to go ahead with this was my love for Blurays. Continue reading “I Built a Home Theatre! Part 1– Choosing a Receiver”