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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By bluewaves
Electrical code in most places does not allow...

Electrical code in most places does not allow hidden junctions so the prudent thing is to have the basement rewired appropriately
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By bluewaves
Roxul is safe, you should handle it like you do...

Roxul is safe, you should handle it like you do any insulation though, gloves and masks.

You don't want to be breathing in any construction dust
Forum: Soundbars   09-03-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,796
Posted By bluewaves
Apple HQ

Apple HQ
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By bluewaves
For work I use the 20V Dewalt Lithium Battery...

For work I use the 20V Dewalt Lithium Battery Tools and they are super lightweight and the batteries are very good and I would recommend them, the only downside is if you use the hammer drill...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By bluewaves
You may want to find a local craftsmen, a small...

You may want to find a local craftsmen, a small one man shop type of deal and they probably could do all the wood working for you for a few dollars and they will most likely have all the proper...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By bluewaves
Find your local glass shop

Find your local glass shop
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-02-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By bluewaves
Just use the lag bolts into the blocking, lets...

Just use the lag bolts into the blocking, lets say TV plus mount is 100lbs, that's 25lbs per lag, not that much load at all
Forum: Soundbars   08-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By bluewaves
Not necessarily low quality, just not high enough...

Not necessarily low quality, just not high enough quality to make any difference
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By bluewaves
Just keep them away from the power speaker wire...

Just keep them away from the power speaker wire running near data shouldn't cause any real issues.
Forum: Soundbars   08-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By bluewaves
Using HDMI passthrough as long as CEC control is...

Using HDMI passthrough as long as CEC control is still on, on the TV you will still be able to use a single remote as long as you are hooked up via the ARC HDMI output of the TV. Honestly though it...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By bluewaves
Take the lags the mount came with down to your...

Take the lags the mount came with down to your local big box store and buy the same diameter but just shorter, the people at the store should be able to help you find what you are looking for.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By bluewaves
I would get a separate surge before running a...

I would get a separate surge before running a long extension cord and tacking it along the room, if you do really want to tack it down I would suggest using coax cable clips and not staples, that way...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By bluewaves
Why don't you try the Home Theater in a Box forum...

Why don't you try the Home Theater in a Box forum where this belongs
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 23,762
Posted By bluewaves
If you are considering getting a 8500 series just...

If you are considering getting a 8500 series just be advised even Best Buy doesn't have tons of them so they won't last for too long, some more may come in but there won't be tons of them and they...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-06-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By bluewaves
I'd get concerned if the temps goes over 90F,...

I'd get concerned if the temps goes over 90F, when I had a closed stand with fans they were set to come on in the mid 80's, heat kills things, so the cooler the better.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By bluewaves
Sonos is extremely high quality, and super easy...

Sonos is extremely high quality, and super easy to learn and use and get all the functionality out of it.

Its probably the best solution for you in this case.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 23,762
Posted By bluewaves
Well this made my mind up for me, off the fence...

Well this made my mind up for me, off the fence and a 60F8500 arriving on Tuesday
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-02-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By bluewaves
The cable form Monoprice is bad, it happens, you...

The cable form Monoprice is bad, it happens, you get a bad cable occasionally, these super thick for no reason HDMI cables are murder on your TV's ports, trust me I've seen it multiple times...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By bluewaves
Two 6 ohm speakers will present a 3 ohm load to...

Two 6 ohm speakers will present a 3 ohm load to the source, the Sonos Connect Amp is only rated to 4 ohms, it may work, your mileage may vary

You need to use a parallel circuit calculator since...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluewaves
I have used the current batch of Atlona extender...

I have used the current batch of Atlona extender multiple times for clients, only one's I'll recommend at this point, don't like going back to clients homes to troubleshoot baluns not working.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By bluewaves
You can purchase wall plates with low voltage...

You can purchase wall plates with low voltage openings from various suppliers

Just as an example

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042509&p_id=3997&seq=1&format=2
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By bluewaves
Just to add my 2cents in here, based on the...

Just to add my 2cents in here, based on the questions you have asked , call a professional.

I understand the desire to want to save money, but wiring the outlet wrong and blowing up your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By bluewaves
I know where I live 2x8's on 24" centers for a...

I know where I live 2x8's on 24" centers for a 12' or so span used to be allowed in the past but it not longer meets minimum code, The drywall isn't the issue, its going to be the active load on the...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By bluewaves
I haven't see the Peerless before, but the...

I haven't see the Peerless before, but the SunBrite is a pretty rock solid product with a pretty good reputation for reliability.
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By bluewaves
Your IR kit may not work because of interference,...

Your IR kit may not work because of interference, ie the Sun, You may need to look at a radio frequency remote unless the TV is in a very shaded area.
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