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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-29-2015, 06:52 AM
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Views: 7,430
Posted By thrillcat
http://society6.com/hydrology I actually...

http://society6.com/hydrology

I actually purchased hi-res files of the artwork so I can (eventually) have them printed on fabric to stretch over DIY acoustic panels. Haven't done it yet, but I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By thrillcat
• True nobody has felt this remote, but based on...

• True nobody has felt this remote, but based on the materials and familiarity with them I'm confident in the feel.
• Not my experience, but good for you!
• Nobody knows, you're absolutely right. I...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-20-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By thrillcat
This one has already passed 10x it's goal, so...

This one has already passed 10x it's goal, so it's getting funded. Currently at $509K of a $50K goal.
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By thrillcat
I'm just going to list a few associated thoughts:...

I'm just going to list a few associated thoughts:

• I've always thought the Harmony felt cheap and a little bit half-finished.
• I've owned a Harmony and it ended up never being used, it made...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
Nope. But every Atmos demo (3) I've heard has not...

Nope. But every Atmos demo (3) I've heard has not impressed me enough over the sound in my own home. These have been in a friend's home theater and two showrooms, all 3 with price tags well above my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
Okay. That still doesn't change my mind. My...

Okay. That still doesn't change my mind.

My room gives me the performance I need. I don't need to upgrade to Atmos. Perhaps some of the quirks of my room have made it better, or at least...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
Because my room isn't large enough to justify the...

Because my room isn't large enough to justify the expense of upgrading? My room is 10x18. I'm running 7.1. There are not really any holes for Atmos to fill. I've heard a demo. It was fine. It didn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
Except, of course, for those who have no interest...

Except, of course, for those who have no interest in Atmos.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 76,490
Posted By thrillcat
Haha, and I've been spending my theater money on...

Haha, and I've been spending my theater money on BMW repairs!

Thanks for the offer!
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 76,490
Posted By thrillcat
I need to do that, too so I can run BMW...

I need to do that, too so I can run BMW diagnostic & coding software. Just haven't gotten around to it.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-16-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 76,490
Posted By thrillcat
I also have the UMC-200, and I bought a UMIK-1,...

I also have the UMC-200, and I bought a UMIK-1, but I only have Macs and have had issues getting everything to work as it should.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,865
Posted By thrillcat
Exactly. When I cut the cord I went through...

Exactly.

When I cut the cord I went through all the shows that I had TiVo Season Passes for. There was originally about 25. I narrowed that down to about a dozen that I actually wanted to continue...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By thrillcat
Interesting Kickstarter - NEEO

Just came across this and backed it. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227115988/neeo-the-thinking-remote

I've been unhappy with Harmony remotes in the past. I've been kicking around the idea...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,865
Posted By thrillcat
You assume that because we don't want to...

You assume that because we don't want to subsidize Jersey Shore, the Kardashians, The Real Housewives of XYZ County, Duck Dynasty, Pawn Stars, and A Million Ways to Rearrange Your Scrapbooking...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-13-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,865
Posted By thrillcat
Heck, us Iowa State fans would save even more! We...

Heck, us Iowa State fans would save even more! We could terminate at Thanksgiving! ;)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-13-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,865
Posted By thrillcat
I've emailed ESPN's support line monthly for 2...

I've emailed ESPN's support line monthly for 2 years now telling them I'd be happy to pay them $20/mo for nothing more than a login to WatchESPN (though they'd have to make it able to handle more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
I'm using TiVo, AppleTV, PS3 and Xbox 360 without...

I'm using TiVo, AppleTV, PS3 and Xbox 360 without any issue anything like this. Strange that it happened when you added the PS4, though, but won't go away when unplugged...

Can you grab a photo of...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 76,490
Posted By thrillcat
If he doesn't want them, I might be interested....

If he doesn't want them, I might be interested. What size are they and what do you want for them?

I'm about to dive into the eD LCR project I took over from ecrabb before he moved west...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,329
Posted By thrillcat
No plans, no interest at this point. But never...

No plans, no interest at this point. But never say never.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 81,303
Posted By thrillcat
On Golden Pond is only $20. ...

On Golden Pond is only $20.

http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Pond-Collectors-Blu-ray/dp/B00OCFHH9Q/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418224192&sr=8-1&keywords=on+golden+pond
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,345
Views: 439,304
Posted By thrillcat
The Leaf 50 is basically a UHF antenna. It's able...

The Leaf 50 is basically a UHF antenna. It's able to pick up the other VHF stations in the area because they have strong enough signals. WOI has a notoriously weak signal. I'm in Ames, have my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,345
Views: 439,304
Posted By thrillcat
You would think that a communications company...

You would think that a communications company would know who to talk to on the other side of the building to get a notice sent out for viewers. I guess the engineering departments don't really think...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
I really think the only source you could have...

I really think the only source you could have potential issues with is the DVR. Try using HDMI only first, only go optical if you have issues. Get the extra switches out of the loop if at all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
I don't think you can route the same optical...

I don't think you can route the same optical input to more than one hdmi input, but I could be wrong. Do any of your devices have a coax digital output?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,470
Posted By thrillcat
The 360 is a terrible streaming machine, so I...

The 360 is a terrible streaming machine, so I don't use it. And I don't do much gaming, either.

For the PS3, make sure Deep Color is off. Set the audio output to Bitstream. That should do it.

I...
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