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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,982
Posted By petew
You need a receiver with pre out jacks. Send...

You need a receiver with pre out jacks. Send left and right to the input of the bose equalizer. Then you need a stereo power amplifier connected to the equalizer outputs and then to the speakers.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 46,450
Posted By petew
I'd guess EMO is keeping the UMC-200 on the web...

I'd guess EMO is keeping the UMC-200 on the web site for awhile to

Clear out B stock
As a placeholder for a soon to be released entry level processor
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By petew
Don't count on repairing a window without access...

Don't count on repairing a window without access to both sides. Even if outside glazed, the glass is set into tape or adhesive that needs to be cut away from the inside.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 70,407
Posted By petew
Recent UMC-200 buyer here - I got one of the last...

Recent UMC-200 buyer here - I got one of the last ones off the boat. It does a fine job and is stable. Sounds good too. Very nice build quality. Recommended, if you can find a deal and the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-10-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By petew
You're good. Black = hot, white = neutral.

You're good. Black = hot, white = neutral.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-05-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By petew
Why the 18" sub? I'd go with multiple small...

Why the 18" sub? I'd go with multiple small sealed subs.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-05-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By petew
I think you should go with projection,...

I think you should go with projection, acoustically transparent screen, full width of the room. You can stick the projector in the vestibule. Just find one that will work that close and with enough...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-05-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,261
Posted By petew
Contact. you tube

Contact.

you tube
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By petew
Sonos is great. It.Just.Works! I've...

Sonos is great.

It.Just.Works!

I've had it for about ten years and don't regret it for a second.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By petew
You may find something if you post in one of the...

You may find something if you post in one of the forums over here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/3-home-entertainment-theater-builder/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By petew
You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm...

You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm just getting started with all of this myself.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By petew
Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to...

Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to display 1920 x 820 desktop on my JVC-RS-2. Projector is zoomed to fill the 2.40 screen.

I know I'm compromising picture quality at times. I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 115,115
Posted By petew
Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva...

Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva said the XMC-1 calculates how much headroom it needs to implement PEQ or Dirac filters and compensates to avoid digital clipping. You can still fool it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By petew
There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to...

There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to the receiver instead of bitstreaming Dolby Digital or DTS. If your playback software is doing the audio decoding it can keep everything in sync. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By petew
Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not...

Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not released the promised upgrade to the full version. Dirac LR (basic version) is limited to one predetermined correction curve. I'd guess third party...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,430
Posted By petew
RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too...

RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too much $$$ with rapidly evolving immersive surround formats. The Emotiva XMC-1 at $1,500 less has about the same (promised, if they ever finish the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By petew
hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got...

hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got some photos or sketches?

If you don't block the vent holes you should be okay.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By petew
unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature)...

unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature) works great. No.issues.ever.

Currently running KODI on my htpc but planning on getting a couple more running on chromebox or fire TV at some point.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By petew
^^ The desktop resolution is in the "nVidia...

^^

The desktop resolution is in the "nVidia control panel".

16:9 does not work unless it's from the HTPC. Widescreen doeswork from other devices though since your projector is already zoomed....
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-05-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By petew
You can use your HTPC to shrink 16:9 content to...

You can use your HTPC to shrink 16:9 content to fit the 2.35 screen height.

I set my nVidia card to use 1920 x 820 area for the HDMI output and the projector is set up to fill the 2.35:1 screen...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By petew
I wouldn't recommend buying a video processor if...

I wouldn't recommend buying a video processor if you're just getting started. You'd be better off investing in a new projector instead.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By petew
USB sound device? Does it have a USB connector? ...

USB sound device? Does it have a USB connector? Search newegg dot com for USB sound device
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By petew
+1 If I were in your position, I'd ask the...

+1
If I were in your position, I'd ask the builder to apply the drywall and gyp board to the underside of the overhead floor deck, per the detail Jeff linked from soundproofingcompany.com. This is...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By petew
quote "I did consider the HTPC route..." I...

quote
"I did consider the HTPC route..."

I tried HTPC back in 2000. It sucked.

Then I built a new machine a few years back. Much better but still more hassle than it was worth. All I used...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By petew
That's the way I see a UHD projector working too....

That's the way I see a UHD projector working too. I am trying to remove complexity, therefore would rather not have a lens in my system. I may be compromising some picture quality but I'm willing...
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