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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By jayn_j
Personally, I have always been disappointed in...

Personally, I have always been disappointed in in-ceiling speakers. They provide a very diffused sound and I think this is especially true for the LCR set. Note this is different than mounting...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-27-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By jayn_j
First, never settle for what you need now. ...

First, never settle for what you need now. Always plan for that ROKU box or whatever will be using another port in the future. I bought a 4x1 and had a third device within the year.

Don't count...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-27-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By jayn_j
Looks like the OP dropped out of the discussion. ...

Looks like the OP dropped out of the discussion. I hope he contacted Roman and found something nice. 3 years into a set of Roman's chairs and still very happy.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-26-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By jayn_j
Gotta ask. Why did you hinge door #1...

Gotta ask. Why did you hinge door #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) to swing away from the wall? Seems to me that a left hinge would allow both doors to be...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-22-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By jayn_j
I don't actually have an 8350. I have the very...

I don't actually have an 8350. I have the very similar previous model, the 8100. My bulb blew at 4225 hours. I replaced it with genuine Epson after reading the horror stories about cheap clones. ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-22-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By jayn_j
That is kind of your option. If the main switch...

That is kind of your option. If the main switch is on, the unit will continue to draw a very small amount of current to feed the circuits controlling the remote sensor. Turning off that switch will...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 88,043
Posted By jayn_j
People really don't understand the COSTCO...

People really don't understand the COSTCO business model, do they? This deal is now 2 years old.

COSTCO does a group buy on stuff like this. They generally have a furniture sale soon after...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-22-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By jayn_j
I suppose. It all depends on how willing you are...

I suppose. It all depends on how willing you are to look at a low contrast, washed out picture, how much you are willing to spend on a high gain light rejecting screen, and how much the family is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By jayn_j
Seems good to me. He is closing out old stock,...

Seems good to me. He is closing out old stock, but they are good choices at a good price.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-19-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By jayn_j
I always favor a balanced approach where you set...

I always favor a balanced approach where you set the budget and then divide it up into components. These days I would budget $1000 as follows:
Receiver $350-400 (going to $400 seems to get a lot...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By jayn_j
Hi Mark, I think you are about where I was...

Hi Mark,

I think you are about where I was back in the early 1990s. What you propose is fine if what you are looking for is simply a better TV experience. I might note that a lot of what you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-16-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By jayn_j
Bigballer, now you are getting to the heart of...

Bigballer, now you are getting to the heart of it. Most of these seem similar deals. I would steer clear of the one that adds the Pioneer receiver for the simple reason that you will end up...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By jayn_j
My kids are all over the XBOX, but not so much on...

My kids are all over the XBOX, but not so much on the kinect. To me it seems to be a solution in search of a problem. It is quite hard to find games that make use of the kinect feature, other than...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By jayn_j
Personally, I like the denons. Every one I have...

Personally, I like the denons. Every one I have owned has been bulletproof with clean sound. They are not always the easiest to set up, but once they are there, they seldom need tweaking.
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jayn_j
You should be fin with lag bolts in three studs...

You should be fin with lag bolts in three studs if it was done properly. I assume you drilled pilot holes of the correct size for the lag bolts. I have found this table to be halpful in determining...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-14-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By jayn_j
Hmmm, speaker choice is very personal and depends...

Hmmm, speaker choice is very personal and depends on listening habits as well. I'm personally a Klipsch person. I think they put out a lot of sound at lower power levels and do a good job of...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-14-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By jayn_j
We may be talking 2 different applications here. ...

We may be talking 2 different applications here. The room I was dealing with is similar to colonial's. Small basement window. Mine is below grade and the window well is covered with a clear...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-13-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By jayn_j
Personal opinion. I have never been happy with...

Personal opinion. I have never been happy with in ceiling speakers, especially for fronts. The sound is non directional and the highs get lost bouncing around on the floor. If you need embedded...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-12-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By jayn_j
Lots of tradeoffs here, no matter which way you...

Lots of tradeoffs here, no matter which way you go.

1. Cost. AT screens are more expensive, especially ones tha tprovide quality sound and viewing. Budget a couple of thousand for this sort of...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-12-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By jayn_j
A cheaper solution is to use the mylar insulated...

A cheaper solution is to use the mylar insulated duct covering that is sold at Home Depot type stores. Easy to cut and blocks light completely. I left the frames in place and then flush fitted some...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-09-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By jayn_j
It is definitely possible to purchase or build...

It is definitely possible to purchase or build enclosure boxes for in walls as well. A set of Klipsch surrounds I had ten years ago had an option for a backer box that was designed for the speaker. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-09-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By jayn_j
I suggested the monoprice unit because they have...

I suggested the monoprice unit because they have a reputation for understanding and addressing customer needs. I think the question you ask is answered in this review\
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-08-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By jayn_j
How about something like this? ...

How about something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-105557-Toslink-Digital-Coaxial/dp/B003L14WB8/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1420754460&sr=1-8&keywords=hdmi+to+toslink+converter...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By jayn_j
This is a resistive device, right? Hard switch...

This is a resistive device, right? Hard switch and all. Why not just check for low resistance across the hot terminals when the switch is set to ON?
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-08-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By jayn_j
You will end up getting lots of suggestions for...

You will end up getting lots of suggestions for speakers. Be careful here, as the speakers are the components most affected by personal preference. I am a Klipsch fan myself because they are very...
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