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TheaterChad's Avatar TheaterChad 11:04 PM 10-31-2010
Someone said something about a flying monkey?





Keep up the good work Hanes!!!



hanesian's Avatar hanesian 03:39 PM 11-01-2010
Had a rough Halloween, as far as I can remember.



But at least Noah didn't posted any more of his strange photos here, so I guess that's something to be thankful for.
Noah's Avatar Noah 09:09 PM 11-01-2010
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But at least Noah didn't posted any more of his strange photos here, so I guess that's something to be thankful for.

Save the thankfulness for Turkey Day...you're not out of the woods yet!


brian12566's Avatar brian12566 06:07 AM 11-02-2010
I had a great Halloween! Hanes my friend, I wished you lived closer so you could have joined in on the debauchery and fireworks.

Read all it about it here: HALLOWEEN PARTY 2010
flyng_fool's Avatar flyng_fool 07:04 AM 11-02-2010
OOOoooooo! Slutty schoolgirls!
sumavguy's Avatar sumavguy 07:07 AM 11-02-2010
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I had a great Halloween! Hanes my friend, I wished you lived closer so you could have joined in on the debauchery and fireworks.

Read all it about it here: HALLOWEEN PARTY 2010

Sneak Peekthat's me...the bald one)

Hey Brian, next time I expect an invite, I'm less than an hour away

But only invites for the parties, except if the party is "lets work on the home theater party"
hanesian's Avatar hanesian 07:42 AM 11-02-2010
Looks like you and your school girls had quite a night, Brian! Love your 'do - looks a bit like mine!

Maybe some day I'll happen to be driving by wherever it is in the NY mountains you live at the exact moment you're having a party (seemingly just about anytime)!

I wasn't entirely idle for Halloween: I unveiled my new invention for discretely sipping wine while walking around trick-or-treating with the
kids.


brian12566's Avatar brian12566 08:56 AM 11-02-2010
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Hey Brian, next time I expect an invite, I'm less than an hour away

But only invites for the parties, except if the party is "lets work on the home theater party"

You got it! No worries, I do not see myself having a "lets work on the home theater party" For one, I do not have a HT for two, I like to work on stuff myself, I am easily distracted. Friend + Beer = No work.
brian12566's Avatar brian12566 08:59 AM 11-02-2010
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Hey Brian, next time I expect an invite, I'm less than an hour away

But only invites for the parties, except if the party is "lets work on the home theater party"

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Looks like you and your school girls had quite a night, Brian! Love your 'do - looks a bit like mine!

Maybe some day I'll happen to be driving by wherever it is in the NY mountains you live at the exact moment you're having a party (seemingly just about anytime)!

I wasn't entirely idle for Halloween: I unveiled my new invention for discretely sipping wine while walking around trick-or-treating with the
kids.

Tell you what next time I throw a fiesta, I will let you know. That way, and I know this word is not in your vocabulary, you can plan on being here in NY.

Love the new invention. Looks like you really took your time in the design room making sure those glasses stay put.
brian12566's Avatar brian12566 09:14 AM 11-02-2010
Enough with the Tom Foolery! Let's all go back and get our HT and bars done!




flyng_fool's Avatar flyng_fool 03:35 PM 11-02-2010
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I had a great Halloween! Hanes my friend, I wished you lived closer so you could have joined in on the debauchery and fireworks.

Read all it about it here: HALLOWEEN PARTY 2010

Maybe it's me. But I find it kind of creepy seeing a picture of Batman feeling up Robin.
brian12566's Avatar brian12566 03:39 PM 11-02-2010
Yeah agree..it was creepy. I hope in the picture everyone can tell Robyn was indeed female. :-)
RTROSE's Avatar RTROSE 08:51 PM 11-02-2010
Excellent party, just wish I was closer to partake in the revelry. On a Trick or Treat note we had about a 1/3 fewer Trick or Treaters this year. I heard rumor that there was one house giving out shots for the parents of the little ghouls, but alas I could not find THAT house. :-( Maybe next year.

Regards,

RTROSE
flyng_fool's Avatar flyng_fool 10:00 AM 11-03-2010
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Yeah agree..it was creepy. I hope in the picture everyone can tell Robyn was indeed female. :-)

I could easily tell but it was still kinda weird!
hanesian's Avatar hanesian 01:12 PM 11-05-2010
OK gents, time for an overdue progress update:



And I might have the same mission all weekend.

There. My job here is done.
RTROSE's Avatar RTROSE 04:59 PM 11-05-2010
Thanks for the progress report. Sounds good to me too! Ditto!

Regards,

RTROSE
Audixium's Avatar Audixium 06:33 PM 11-05-2010
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I heard rumor that there was one house giving out shots for the parents of the little ghouls, but alas I could not find THAT house. :-( Maybe next year.

Regards,

RTROSE

We have one in our neighborhood...the garage is practically a full bar. Kegs (yes plural), wines, mixed drinks, shots, etc. PLUS, they encourage you to come back for more

Cheers!
KNKKNK's Avatar KNKKNK 07:11 AM 11-06-2010
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OK gents, time for an overdue progress update:



And I might have the same mission all weekend.

There. My job here is done.

Thank God I read this in time! I can tell that you have dabbled in this area before, but honestly this job is not as easy as you read on the Internet, and best left to the professionals. Many amatures start out happy as Pig's in $hit but soon find themselves knee deep in $hit, or even over their heads in $hit, and when the job is done - it looks like $hit.

I am a certified consultant with years of experience in "Not Doing $hit", and my NDS certification is good in all 48 contiguous states. You should consider hiring a professional before you end in a mountain of $hit. If you prefer the DIY route, I do offer a video, complete with safety pointers and checklists, like: removing fans from the immediate area, or the most common.. forgetting the paddle.

PM me for more information..
cuzed2's Avatar cuzed2 07:22 AM 11-06-2010
Now That's the shits !!
RTROSE's Avatar RTROSE 09:19 AM 11-06-2010
I have done a little research into this $hit thing and there is some genealogy associated with is as well. Being from the old country his real name was Schitt was was shortened (as many immigrants names were changed) to what we now call $hit. Well I guess this would better explain it.

As quoted from a well respected genealogy website.

DO YOU KNOW JACK SCHITT?

Jack Schitt is the only son of Aw Schitt, the fertilizer king, and Oh Schitt, the owner of the kneedeepin Schitt Inn.
Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt and they had six kids.
Their first little Schitt, Holy Schitt, passed on shortly after birth.
Next came the twin sons, Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.
Then they had two daughters, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, and then another son, Bull Schitt.
Deep Schitt married a high school dropout, Dumb Schitt.
Dip Schitt married Lotta Schitt, and they have one son, Chicken Schitt.
Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt married the Happens brothers.
The Schitt-Happen's children are Dawg Schitte, Byrd Schitt and Horse Schitt.
Bull Schitt married an Italian girl, Pisa Schitt and they had a baby they named Hawg Schitt.
They divorced and Pisa Schitt remarried a man named Head. She now goes by the name Schitt-Head.

If you have read this far and don't know who these people are, you probably don't know Jack Schitt in the first place.


Well that explains the linage of the Schitt family WAY better than I could have. Now you know.

Regards,

RTROSE
BeerParty's Avatar BeerParty 10:00 AM 11-08-2010
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On a Trick or Treat note we had about a 1/3 fewer Trick or Treaters this year. I heard rumor that there was one house giving out shots for the parents of the little ghouls, but alas I could not find THAT house. :-( Maybe next year.

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We have one in our neighborhood...the garage is practically a full bar. Kegs (yes plural), wines, mixed drinks, shots, etc. PLUS, they encourage you to come back for more

This weekend the wife and I went to an open house at a local pipe organ company (a close friend works there) - they had a wine bar and a beer keg in the work shop. Alcohol and massive woodworking tools, does it get any better then that?
hanesian's Avatar hanesian 10:34 AM 11-08-2010
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[b][i][color="Blue"]DO YOU KNOW JACK SCHITT?

Dear RT,



TheaterChad's Avatar TheaterChad 10:42 AM 11-08-2010
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OK gents, time for an overdue progress update:



And I might have the same mission all weekend.

There. My job here is done.

Hey No Fair, that's my pict, I have been doing nothing for over 5 years, and my family room is still waiting to be complete.....

I had to take a half a day off today, since I had a hang'over so bad after Friday night, I did not do $hit all weekend.....

Thought if I drank enough, I'd see the family room already done..... Nope, Didn't work...... One Half bottle of 1.75 Crown Royal later, DOE!!

You can never have enough Crown Royal.....
hanesian's Avatar hanesian 10:44 AM 11-08-2010
Chad,

I must have drank too much, too, as I'm seeing double of your post!

EDIT: Quick rebound there, my friend. Nice!
TheaterChad's Avatar TheaterChad 10:49 AM 11-08-2010
Lol!

I should have done that in 3d...........
hanesian's Avatar hanesian 10:47 AM 11-10-2010
All right, I continue to amaze all and sundry (or at least all of my multiple personalities) with my pathetic, little steps of "progress." Baby steps.

First, after moving all (i.e. both) of my AV components into the newly built rack outside the HT, I needed to finally get going on some sort of IR remote solution, as it can get a bit annoying to have to get up and leave the room every time you want to adjust the volume or pause a movie. I didn't really need or want to spend the money on a nicer remote, mainly because all we're doing in there is watching movies, but I looked long and hard at a couple other remotes that intrigued me, like this one ...



... but for some reason it had a very low WAF with my bride. She thought this one might suit her just fine ...



... but I was a little concerned about that one, and informed her it didn't pass the HAF (if there wasn't a Husband Acceptance Factor before, there sure is now!). I thought I found a great compromise remote ...



... until she reminded me that she preferred wine to beer. Next she countered with something easy on our old eyes ...



... which might have worked fine, but in the end I settled on a basic Universal Remote something like this one that for less than $20 does the job just fine, plus when the inevitable happens and my kids lose or break it, I won't be too stressed about it:




I combined this with a Next Generation Remote Control Extender, which is relatively cheap and very, very easy. It was a snap to set up, and has worked flawlessly.



What a world a difference this stuff is from when I was a kid. You other old-timers remember that? ...



... if you wanted to turn the channel you had to actually get up and walk across the room and physically turn the channel dial (CLICK!!... CLICK!!...CLICK!!) until you decided which of the 4 or 5 available channels you were going to watch. Plus it was uphill ... and in the snow ... in both directions ... whatever.

Where was I?

Next I turned my attention to finally installing my rear surrounds so I could at last experience surround sound. I know it doesn't look as nice as most of your guys' set ups, but one man's ceiling is another mans' floor and all that.



So my goal was to translate that ^^ basic advanced surround sound concept to my cozy little HT-in-progress. (I know I tend to set my goals awfully high, but there is a method to my madness, to wit



So, back to my little HT-in-progress. I am really space limited on the back wall, including height-wise, but something will be better than nothing, and this is what I have to work with. Hopefully you can just make out the low voltage boxes for the rear speakers.



So I got another Monoprice order, and after painting the face plates black, I had something that looks like crap but sounds better than anything I've ever had before.









And before you all start giving me crap about how bad that looks, I'll just say this about that:



So there!

Seriously, it's all relative, and seeing as I'm coming from a "system" whose audio amounted to the single 2.5" speaker built into the old tube TV, this works just fine for me.



Watched my first movie in 5.1 surround sound last night and it sounded a gazillion times better than my 3.1 system sounded, which was 16 kabillion times better that my old 2.5" single speaker. So multiply 16 kabillion times a gazillion and you get ... um, carry the nine ... well, you get reminded that it's been a long time since your last math class back in the day.

Sometime soon I'll turn my attention to replacing the fancy white sheet screen with something a bit more upmarket (as IF that is possible! ) In the meantime I'll rock out with my new Walkman iPod player.


brian12566's Avatar brian12566 06:39 AM 11-11-2010
Well done on the progress! Keep it up! And might I just ask: How awesome is Monoprice.com? Seriously, they are like Santa Claus to us HT and Bar builders.
RTROSE's Avatar RTROSE 08:37 AM 11-11-2010
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Well done on the progress! Keep it up! And might I just ask: How awesome is Monoprice.com? Seriously, they are like Santa Claus to us HT and Bar builders.

+1

Amen Reverend preach on! I try to tell all my not HT nut friends about Monoprice to help save them a bundle on cables for there stuff but they would much rather spend money at the big box stores for cables. Oh well, I have had a couple of guys who have gone to Monoprice and have thanked me later.

Great progress Hanes. Keep it up. For the record I think the most important thing is that your happy with the setup and who cares what others think about what it looks, or sounds like. You sir need not to make any apologies!

Regards,

RTROSE
TheaterChad's Avatar TheaterChad 09:33 AM 11-13-2010
Speaking of remotes:



But I like this remote better:



Ladies seem to forget that there is a remote hardly seen that they use under the covers........:

Someone said something about fireworks? In my spare time during the spring and fall, I'm a cetrified pyro guy, been doing it for over 5 years now,
if anyone local wants to see a show, let me know, here's a taste from a show we do every august:







OK getting back to topic:

Hanes, I have ran an 1.4 HDMI with ethernet cable from av rack to a possible future projector in the ceiling, what I need for info is what other cables do I need to run from the optional electronic drop down screen, do wires have to go from the projector to the screen for any control, and or wires from pj to receiver, and or vise versa, or only from pj to receiver, my sheet rock contractor is going to start next week, and I'm going to run some romex in the ceiling for power to future projector, and to electric or manual drop down screen, any suggests would be appreciated thanks.
RTROSE's Avatar RTROSE 02:00 PM 11-13-2010
Chad,

Pretty neat regarding the fireworks. Pretty cool. I love to see stuff explode/blowup. Looks like a pretty good show for a bunch of "amateurs"

Most receivers/PJ's have a 12v trigger outlet for just such a purpose. This would send a signal from the receiver/PJ to the screen to go up or down depending on the situation. Monoprice should have the cable you need, I think in most instances it is a 1.5 or 3.5 mm plug just like a headphone jack plug. Other than that for my PJ install I ran HDMI, RCA cables (to cover component and a couple of extras), and of course power. Now I would have run CAT 6 as well as another HDMI cable too.

Regards,

RTROSE
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