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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-05-2016, 07:58 PM
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Posted By jautor
Many systems have functions for this, but you can...

Many systems have functions for this, but you can also accomplish it by providing a wiring path (dual coax and/or cat5e) between a local source and back to a centralized system unit...



Always...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-05-2016, 07:31 PM
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Posted By jautor
Yes, if you're starting from scratch and need one...

Yes, if you're starting from scratch and need one or more surround (5.1 or better) zones, the Denon HEOS system is going to be a great fit. All the HEOS units can sync and share content (like the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-05-2016, 05:27 PM
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Posted By jautor
Nope, it's "cross connecting" the systems... I...

Nope, it's "cross connecting" the systems... I did exactly that between my family room AV setup and the WHA system.

Use a fixed line output: "Zone2" or "Tape Record Out" if you have either of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-05-2016, 05:21 PM
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Posted By jautor
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/86/53/cf...

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I won't cringe at all, because that's essentially how I've tied my theater back into the "whole house"...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-05-2016, 12:28 PM
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Posted By jautor
Audio-wise practically any AVR these days will...

Audio-wise practically any AVR these days will have sufficient support. The 2nd UHD display should deal with the video side, too. So yes, I think you're on the right track.



Probably not if...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jautor
Get a nice brush plate and it'll look better than...

Get a nice brush plate and it'll look better than the connectors / patch cables...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-04-2016, 12:32 PM
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Posted By jautor
The MCA-C3 is just the controller / amplifier. ...

The MCA-C3 is just the controller / amplifier. It doesn't include "source" devices such as an Airplay receiver. You can certainly attach an Apple Airport Express to use an Airplay receiver.


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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-04-2016, 12:19 PM
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Posted By jautor
There's a lot of loss at any of those couplers. ...

There's a lot of loss at any of those couplers. Can you not just bring the 100' cable directly to the devices at both ends? That would be the first/easiest/cheapest thing to try.

After that, use...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-03-2016, 10:02 PM
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Posted By jautor
No. AVRs continue to evolve and increase in...

No. AVRs continue to evolve and increase in functionality very rapidly. So you'll likely get more for your money in 6 months.

And worse, buying an expensive electronic item just to have it sit...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-03-2016, 07:02 PM
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Posted By jautor
Yes, that's the common feature of any Whole House...

Yes, that's the common feature of any Whole House Audio (WHA) system. Any zone can use any source in any combination - a true "audio matrix" - and of course each zone has its own volume level...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-03-2016, 07:00 PM
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Posted By jautor
Because they want to sell IMAX tickets! ...

Because they want to sell IMAX tickets!



Huh? Who/where said that? All the posts I can recall say "CIH+IMAX" if you really want the IMAX footage to be seen in all its glory. And that setup...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 228
Posted By jautor
Not a great analogy - I'd counter with: filling...

Not a great analogy - I'd counter with: filling the conduit now is like eating your emergency food supply on a normal day...

If a conduit hadn't been added for future-proofing, the cables would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 228
Posted By jautor
The conduit is for the future - you don't install...

The conduit is for the future - you don't install any wires in it. Run everything outside the conduit, reserve that space for the future.

And in the future, if you no longer need one of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
https://static.simpsonswiki.com/images/thumb/1/10/...

https://static.simpsonswiki.com/images/thumb/1/10/Scruffy.png/250px-Scruffy.png
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
Ok, then yeah we need to add it to the list of...

Ok, then yeah we need to add it to the list of "IMAX enhanced" mixed AR films. Josh is this the first new one this year???

And you're right, that's very low, almost zero cost to add - the only...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 01:07 PM
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Posted By jautor
It's the same thing as the dozen or so mixed-AR...

It's the same thing as the dozen or so mixed-AR IMAX footage films released, although this is an interesting and different example, as they didn't change the AR as much as the allowed the effected...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
As has been pointed out a number of times, this...

As has been pointed out a number of times, this result should not be surprising in a sub-forum called "Constant Image Height Chat"...



The 4-way masking systems came from the need to deal with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
Ah, now I see why I keep getting assigned these...

Ah, now I see why I keep getting assigned these clean-up tasks! :D



I think Joe's right - in this case, a downstream AVR that can accept the full audio codec suite would be perfect. And those...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By jautor
Sorry, yes, I was speaking only to the...

Sorry, yes, I was speaking only to the possibility of it "working or not" in the future which what I thought you were getting at about using the "unofficial" API... But I haven't seen what they...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
You'll want to drive the audio from your AVR, and...

You'll want to drive the audio from your AVR, and send "video only" to the bar TV to avoid the sync issues. In order to not mess up your projector setup, you'll have to make sure that TV has the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By jautor
No idea, but one would hope that one big company...

No idea, but one would hope that one big company would talk to the other for something this critical (called out as a "feature" for the product specifically). So I'd go out on a limb and say...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
Oh, I got it the first time you posted it. But...

Oh, I got it the first time you posted it. But for me personally, even if I had a single-row theater, I probably wouldn't do it. The tradeoffs of speaker placement and loss of apparent contrast...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
LOL! Hopefully he doesn't put as too much...

LOL!

Hopefully he doesn't put as too much butter on his guest's popcorn!!!

Hey, maybe that should be a selling point for vinyl screen material? "Resists butter stains from highly-immersed...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
Yep, and if you re-wrote that paragraph to not...

Yep, and if you re-wrote that paragraph to not mention "CIH" (implying a discussion of aspect ratios/formats) and just talk about immersion as it relates to "screen height", no one would disagree...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-02-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,603
Posted By jautor
I have done it personally at least twice. And it...

I have done it personally at least twice. And it pissed me off. The worst one was the SE re-release of Star Wars in 1997 - I was excited to see it on a really big screen (this was long before I had...
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