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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-03-2015, 10:58 AM
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Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
Woohoo! I've just about wrapped up my bar-row /...

Woohoo! I've just about wrapped up my bar-row / table / counter / bar project!

I'm pleased with how this turned out. I opted to make the whole screen-facing side out of left over black GOM fabric...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
I like the cup holder suggestion! That's cool....

I like the cup holder suggestion! That's cool. I'm not going to do that at this stage but I will keep that on the upgrade list. :D
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-24-2015, 12:48 PM
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Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
Ramset purchased! Great suggestion!

Ramset purchased! Great suggestion!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
I didn't work on the project much this week since...

I didn't work on the project much this week since it was a busy time at work but I've been thinking about support and trying to get away without a third leg.

I cooked up the idea of using Unistrut...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
The floor beneath the carpet is concrete. I had...

The floor beneath the carpet is concrete. I had not planned to attach the bar to the floor. I figured that it would be heavy enough. Thoughts?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
Fantastic! Thank you! Another question: I...

Fantastic! Thank you!

Another question: I was planning to install a flat cap on the top but it occurred to me that people may be inclined to put drinks down on top which could easily spill. How...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
My life has slowed down just enough now that I...

My life has slowed down just enough now that I have time to not only visit the theatre I built but also to work on it a smidge. I talked before about wanting to build a so-called bar row of seating...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By jdanforth
Update: I wound up buying an older Celeron...

Update:

I wound up buying an older Celeron NUC, a 16GB SSD chip, 4GB of RAM, and a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II USB Analog & Digital Audio Adapter.

I installed OpenElec (Kodi) on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 720
Posted By jdanforth
Does that NUC with its Celeron processor have the...

Does that NUC with its Celeron processor have the horsepower to play back unmodified "raw" Blu-ray MKV rips in OpenElec?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,290
Posted By jdanforth
Thanks! I'm also considering the Turtle Beach...

Thanks! I'm also considering the Turtle Beach Micro II (http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/sound-cards-accessories/audio-advantage-micro-ii/31) - any thoughts on that?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 720
Posted By jdanforth
Do you find that you really need the link...

Do you find that you really need the link aggregation? My NAS supports that also but I'm not convinced that I need it for just my 2-3 maximum simultaneous stream destinations. I guess you use it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-09-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,290
Posted By jdanforth
Can you link to an example of such a device?

Can you link to an example of such a device?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,290
Posted By jdanforth
Yeah, my system's a little... unique. Meridian...

Yeah, my system's a little... unique. Meridian equipment is all digital with active speakers. It's the bed I made when I bought it, of course, but it would be alarmingly expensive to replace all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-08-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,290
Posted By jdanforth
What is the best way to get an optical audio...

What is the best way to get an optical audio output for something like this to hook up to my legacy surround system?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By jdanforth
I don't think it's new but it's certainly the...

I don't think it's new but it's certainly the nicest HTPC case I've seen yet. I stumbled on this case + cooler the other night while speccing out a new HTPC for my theater. I think it's gorgeous but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-07-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
Thanks for the compliments! Maybe your wife might...

Thanks for the compliments! Maybe your wife might enjoy the videos? I kept my wife involved in a lot of the discussion and she's a really handy sort of person anyway so she enjoyed participating in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-07-2015, 07:13 AM
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Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
That's nice of you to say. Thanks! I suppose that...

That's nice of you to say. Thanks! I suppose that I've been doing this network stuff for so long that it just comes as second nature to me at this point.

I've really enjoyed my HTPC but even I get...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 123,174
Posted By jdanforth
Fantastic! I hope he really enjoys it. I started...

Fantastic! I hope he really enjoys it. I started around 16 too and have scarcely put down a camera since.

OK, distraction time.

I've been noodling around with my little system upstairs in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 507
Posted By jdanforth
I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching concerts in my theater....

I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching concerts in my theater. Every year Apple puts on a free concert series called the iTunes Festival that they broadcast live and then stream in HD for 30 days. I always invite...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,308
Posted By jdanforth
Hey, those speaker stands that you built look...

Hey, those speaker stands that you built look fantastic. Well done! Looks like red oak and 4" PVC?

The server you built is quite a honker. I'm impressed. I rip MKVs too but I've only amassed 4.2TB...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 126,781
Posted By jdanforth
Shoot me a message when you head this way. Durham...

Shoot me a message when you head this way. Durham is nearby. We can make it a three-way. Hahaha.
Forum: Soundbars   12-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By jdanforth
I know that it is supposed to work which is what...

I know that it is supposed to work which is what makes this so irritating. :-)

I tried a different HDMI cable between the TV and soundbar also. No difference. Again, I have total control over the...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By jdanforth
OK, this is a freaking kludge but I'm going to...

OK, this is a freaking kludge but I'm going to leave it this way. I reconnected the Toslink optical cable from the TV to the soundbar.

This is NOT how it's supposed to work but the user experience...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By jdanforth
Another note. If I turn off the TV and soundbar...

Another note. If I turn off the TV and soundbar I've noticed that the TV will turn the soundbar back on automatically using Anynet+. I hear the TV audio briefly through the built in speakers but then...
Forum: Soundbars   12-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By jdanforth
It is, of course, little help but I came here...

It is, of course, little help but I came here with precisely the same problem.

I'm trying to set up my dad's HW-H450 and UN50H6350 tv.

Ours too works when set to D.In and using the optical...
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