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Forum: Accessories   11-21-2016, 11:35 AM
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Posted By jmhug
3 Monprice Multizone Bluetooth Keypads

I bought 3 of the Monoprice "Multizone Source Keypad with Bluetooth® Receiver Product # 13358" to see if they would work with my HTD WHA setup. I couldn't get them to work and forgot to return them...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-12-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By jmhug
There are mantel mounts that pull out and down to...

There are mantel mounts that pull out and down to be more in front of the fireplace. They are fairly expensive if I remember correctly- 4-500 range.

The speaker wiring is another issue. If you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-15-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By jmhug
You can get right angle hdmi adapters and right...

You can get right angle hdmi adapters and right angle power cords to connect to the back of the projector if you need extra room to move pj back (monoprice carries them). Room looks great!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-07-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By jmhug
Here are a couple of general thoughts. (1) If...

Here are a couple of general thoughts.
(1) If you are not committed to a projector just yet you may want to pre-wire for it just in case you change your mind. Don't let the fact that you have...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-07-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By jmhug
I'm not sure if that would work. It looks like...

I'm not sure if that would work. It looks like the connections for the soundbar are meant to deal with all of the audio information from the tv or source directly and is driven by an internal...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-06-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By jmhug
I'll take a stab. If you put bookshelf...

I'll take a stab.


If you put bookshelf speakers in the shelves that may suffice. You could pull the ceiling speakers and have the holes patched or just leave them in there connected to a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-28-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By jmhug
That's good news on the button board. We don't...

That's good news on the button board. We don't see that in my area in the older homes very often. You should be fine without a conduit unless there is some code requirement for low voltage in...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By jmhug
You would need to be able to locate the studs to...

You would need to be able to locate the studs to drive the tv mount lag screws into which is a little more difficult with plaster. Typical plaster installations were done with lathe over the studs...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-14-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By jmhug
You can mount your projector in the other room...

You can mount your projector in the other room with the lens sticking through. It looks like you might need the extra throw distance anyway. With a 110" diag screen your projector (JVC DLA 550R?)...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By jmhug
There are a few potential solutions for the audio...

There are a few potential solutions for the audio portion of your plan. HEOS by Denon, SONOS and Home Theater Direct(HTD) Lync systems. The only one I have 1st hand experience with is HTD.

The HTD...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-08-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By jmhug
They could present a problem depending on the...

They could present a problem depending on the layout. I would ask them for a blueprint of the basement space and if it looks like the door divides the space in a way you can't work with then you may...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-07-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By jmhug
The actual photos of one that has been built show...

The actual photos of one that has been built show it with a walkout basement- could be perfect. I'm assuming single-story means single-story finished with an unfinished basement?

Nothing on the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By jmhug
Looks like option 1 gives you more seating...

Looks like option 1 gives you more seating options and potentially larger projector screen options. It looks like there is a door on the Option 2 TV wall and assuming it's around 3 ft wide that...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 721
Posted By jmhug
Are you planning two separate rooms (one for...

Are you planning two separate rooms (one for theater and one for games) or one large room? If you aren't doing a dedicated theater room you may be better off in the General Home Theater & Media/Game...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-17-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By jmhug
I don't have an answer for your picture question...

I don't have an answer for your picture question but you have done a great job on your space. The bar area is really well done. That gives you a lot of extra space to entertain. I'm sure...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By jmhug
I have a Lync controller and the Valet app from...

I have a Lync controller and the Valet app from HTD. I'm using a Sonance 12 channel amp I got used off of ebay instead of HTD's amp and no keypads are installed (didn't want them for aesthetic...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By jmhug
The cat 6 wire was most likely pulled for a wall...

The cat 6 wire was most likely pulled for a wall mounted keypad that many whole-house audio systems use to control volume and source selection- or used to use before phone apps took over. You don't...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By jmhug
You could use a 4x1 HDMI switch from monoprice...

You could use a 4x1 HDMI switch from monoprice or another company (they make 2x1, 3x1, 4x1, and even 8x1 switches). You plug your sources into the switch in the remote room and run 1 HDMI cable...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By jmhug
My guess is that the amp wires in the office are...

My guess is that the amp wires in the office are for the audio signal from your music source (amp/receiver). It may be there is an extra in there in case one of the lines is bad. So use 2 of the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By jmhug
You may want to post this in the A/V Distribution...

You may want to post this in the A/V Distribution forum. HERE (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-home-v-distribution/) If you just have 2 video zones it would be much easier to have 2 Directv boxes-...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By jmhug
Is it possible to run speaker wire to both...

Is it possible to run speaker wire to both proposed locations for the fronts? That way you can try both positions out once you are ready to use the room to see whether you have a preference. If you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,048
Posted By jmhug
Would it be an option to have the speakers...

Would it be an option to have the speakers hidden in cabinet when not listening and then be able to open the cabinet doors and bring them forward (more into the room) for listening only time?...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-02-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,207
Posted By jmhug
Do a load calculation. If your breaker is 15 amp...

Do a load calculation. If your breaker is 15 amp at 120 volts you get 1800 watts but you're only supposed to use 80% of the capacity so 1800 x .8 = 1440 watts or 12 amps. Now look at the lights and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,026
Posted By jmhug
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By jmhug
Running cat 6 close to coax and probably makes...

Running cat 6 close to coax and probably makes the most logistic sense if you are just wiring for internet ready devices like blu ray players, receivers, streaming devices, tvs etc.

It really...
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