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Home Theater System Questions

A home theater system is a home entertainment arrangement which comprises of a combination of electronic components. These are designed to replicate a movie theater in the privacy of a home. A home theater system creates an ambiance better in quality then the experience a TV can provide. One of the most significant differences is in the quality of sound reproduction which feels like it literally surrounds you. Installing a home theater system is not difficult with proper guidance. Below are frequently asked questions on issues relating to home theater system that have been answered by the Experts.

The remote control on a Durabrand Home Theater System Model HT-3915 has stopped working, where can the code be found?

There are two lists for Durabrand - 1004 and 1038. The code list may be downloaded by accessing code list.

After a power failure, a Sony DVD Home Theater System shows the message “Push Power Protector” appears. How is this problem to be sorted out?

The problem could be either because of shorted outputs within the unit or a blown speaker which is still connected. But since the problem started after a power outage, the capacitors may have shorted and is operating in SOS mode. This is done to prevent further damage or an internal fire. This is a common problem in these types of switch mode power supply circuits and in flat panel TVs.

What could cause a Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System is connected to a Samsung HD TV via an HDMI cable which works on a Bell PVR receiver but has no sound?

The majority of home theater systems passes only HDMI signals and cannot always pick up the audio from the AV stream. Connect the audio separately using audio from the AV stream. Connect the audio separately to the home system with audio cables from the satellite receiver and the Blu-Ray. Do this first to get the sound working and once the sound is working switch to digital connections to get complete full sound. These can be done either with optical cables or cables with RCA connectors.

How could an iPad 3 be connected to a Sony home theater system to stream music?

To do this the iPad will first have to be configured as a USB mass storage device. An app called Diskaid will be needed to do this. But the AppStore does not include DiskAid. It can be downloaded only by jailbroken iPads and iPhones. Since this iPad cannot be jailbroke it is difficult to configure it as a mass storage device. Given the situation only when a method to jailbreak the iPad 3 comes out can this be made to use DiskAid. Till then the iPad 3 can be connected to the receiver with a 3.5mm to RCA cable connection. This will only send out audio signals to the external speakers from the iPad.

What could cause a Phillips home theater system to not play or read DVDs?

Start by trying to reset the unit by unplugging the wires, leaving it for 30 minutes then reconnecting them. If this does not work then there could be a fault in the lens, laser or drive. This issue is preventing the laser from reading the disc, or there may be dirt in the drive which is affecting the lens. Pass a laser cleaning CD or DVD through the system several times which might help. If it is a misalignment in the drive the repair will have to be done by a professional.

A home theater system provides an extraordinary video and audio experience. How good the system is depends on how much users want to spend on it, and which areas are important to them. If wanting to set up one in a home consult an Expert for guidance. There are so many variables in a home theater system installation. At least this way the owner can be certain they have made the right selections.
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