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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-28-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jautor
I think the premise that a non-AT screen is a...

I think the premise that a non-AT screen is a "better" screen is probably outdated, given the newer weaved designs available...

But what you're really asking is "AT screen setup or not" - as...
Forum: Home Automation   01-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By jautor
I read through the GrafikEye and the motion...

I read through the GrafikEye and the motion sensor, and couldn't find any mention of this behavior (or anything that would confirm or conflict with the description). Might have to ask Lutron...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By jautor
Yes, as long as you're just trying to view the...

Yes, as long as you're just trying to view the same thing on both displays (whether they're both used at the same time, or just one at a time). Use a model with its own wall wart power supply for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By jautor
True, but this primarily means new BD players and...

True, but this primarily means new BD players and video streaming devices. Since both are very inexpensive, you're generally better off adding them as local sources instead of attempting to share...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By jautor
Certainly. Using a receiver (AVR) as a source...

Certainly. Using a receiver (AVR) as a source for a nice WHA system like the Russound is a significant underutilization...

Look at the DMS-3.1 streamer unit - that will give you three independent...
Forum: Home Automation   01-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By jautor
Lutron Caseta?

Lutron Caseta?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By jautor
Why upgrade the matrix? What are you not getting...

Why upgrade the matrix? What are you not getting now or what is being triggered because of the projector upgrade? You would probably be better off dedicating (new) sources for the theater zone than...
Forum: Home Automation   01-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By jautor
Where is that setting and what is it called? I...

Where is that setting and what is it called? I haven't looked at it in quite a while, but don't recall seeing anything that gave a "only if off" type of conditional. If that's correct, it certainly...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By jautor
You're in the right place - the search term you...

You're in the right place - the search term you need is "Whole House Audio" (WHA).

Look at the Sonos Connect:Amp units. You need sources that are controlled (like the Sonos). The amps for a WHA...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By jautor
Definitely time for an RJ45 / network tester. If...

Definitely time for an RJ45 / network tester. If the laptop's Ethernet port is showing a link but not connecting, the wires are very likely swapped.

But you could do a quick check: Pull one of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By jautor
Note that the vast majority of HDMI-over-cat5e...

Note that the vast majority of HDMI-over-cat5e products that you will see are NOT Ethernet devices (see sticky thread for a wealth of info about many brands). They use cat5e cabling, but require a...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,815
Posted By jautor
Works for me! I wouldn't expect anyone to...

Works for me! I wouldn't expect anyone to volunteer to host on "short notice" - end of Feb is probably the earliest I'd suggest given prior events...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By jautor
Not enough information to tell. "It's not...

Not enough information to tell. "It's not working" doesn't give us much to go on. Most likely, the cables are configured for telephone, not Ethernet, unless the previous owner had set it up...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By jautor
Shielded cables generally unnecessary for...

Shielded cables generally unnecessary for residential construction. Because of the difficulty in terminating / grounding them properly, the HDBaseT guys recommend plain old cat6 UTP... (But UTP...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By jautor
Yes, but only in terms of a comparison to other...

Yes, but only in terms of a comparison to other walls / rooms... Go knock on another interior and exterior wall in your house, and compare that to the theater. I think you'll be happily surprised...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 144,356
Posted By jautor
I'm sure you'd have to buy a new plate/kit... ...

I'm sure you'd have to buy a new plate/kit...

But that's why Lutron recommends that you live with the temporary stickers "for a few months" until you settle on the scenes... I do see the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,854
Posted By jautor
I really like the looks of the newer Midlite...

I really like the looks of the newer Midlite PowerJumper kits, as they use an IEC connector (same as a PC), which makes it really easy to get the right length of inlet power cord...
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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By jautor
What flavor was the Kool-Aid? :D ...

What flavor was the Kool-Aid?

:D



Fair enough - just know that there have been untold numbers of double-blind tests with golden-eared experts that show no difference - which agrees with all...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 144,356
Posted By jautor
That was my first impression as well after...

That was my first impression as well after starting my install. Even from the iPad app the system responds almost instantaneously... Now I just have to really walk around and define my scenes so I...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By jautor
The GrafikEye is a great solution for a single...

The GrafikEye is a great solution for a single room with a lot of zones (aka loads or circuits), like a theater. It's easily integrated into a RadioRA2 system, which is then easily integrated into...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By jautor
Huh? If you're suggesting an HDBaseT...

Huh?

If you're suggesting an HDBaseT solution as an audio-only repeater - that's major overkill...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-20-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,815
Posted By jautor
Soooooo.... Who's hosting our 'Winter' G2G? ...

Soooooo.... Who's hosting our 'Winter' G2G?

Mike1812 made it to one of my poker games, so I'm not obligated (by the thread rules :D) to host...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By jautor
Except for speakers, which is what this thread is...

Except for speakers, which is what this thread is about... HDBaseT is a video distribution technology, not a WHA solution.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By jautor
There is no compatibility to worry about in terms...

There is no compatibility to worry about in terms of emitters. They all function the same way. Xantech gear would be the gold standard for IR, but really any emitter should be fine. Double and...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By jautor
IIRC, you can accomplish #1...

IIRC, you can accomplish #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) by using a Lutron motion sensor attached to the GrafikEye.

I thought about doing the same thing,...
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