Originally Posted by Amp_guy532
i recently pulled the trigger on a mx150 and i have several questions for those of you who know this unit very well:
1. Do any of you have a projector that is connected to the mx150/151 and has a long hdmi run? if so, do you have any handshake problems?
2. i currently use redmere hdmi cables for all my sources and the mx150, but i get a black screen sometimes when i turn on my bluray player (uses a 3ft redmere hdmi) so i have to go to another source and return back to the bluray input and i finally get an image. Is this normal? are there any other Hdmi cables that are better for this unit?
3. Is there a way to make the remote control not so sensitive to the touch? is there a setting in the unit?
4. I will be running room eq today and would like some pointers. I spoke to Chuck and all he said was for me to not point the microphone to the speakers directly. i also watched the video on youtube. I just wanted to see what others have done here successfully to improve the results of room eq.
5. I was told this unit has the software update to make it 1.4. Does anyone know what is the software # that it should have so i can check it?
thanks again guys. I really look forward to your responses!
1- 40 foot redmere cable to a Sony 1100 projector, no handshake issues
2- some companies, like Lumagen, always suggest no less than 6 foot cable...and make sure the direction of the cables is correct. But some devices, especially older ones, can have odd issues like that
3-some mx remotes were defective, and had hyper active syndrome. I had one, and it was swapped promptly by chuck
4-your focus positions (each seat in the prime seating area) will be horizontal pointing directly toward the front of the room) the room measurements will be in the back 2/3rds of the room, not pointing at speakers, and ideal at least six feet away from any speaker as well. You are "painting" a picture of the room by pointing the mic at walls, floors, ceilings, major furnishings, generally 2-5 feet away. Angles don't matter, some recommend avoiding pointing into the rear corners of the room, but I havent found an issue with that.
5- firmware versions are a mystery with McIntosh, they have many versions floating...you need to speak with them