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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By vivatech
Even the projector mount looks good. You have...

Even the projector mount looks good. You have some carpentry skills!

I want to install a retractable screen over my TV, now. :D
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-22-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 221,589
Posted By vivatech
Within my STB's menu settings there is an option...

Within my STB's menu settings there is an option to tune a specific channel when powered up. Did you look there?

The way I would do it in MyHarmony would be to go to Activities -> [your TV...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By vivatech
That's a great media cabinet & valance, bluer101!...

That's a great media cabinet & valance, bluer101!

Where is your projector situated? Ceiling or wall mount? I see there's a fan in the room that might get in the way.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-07-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 116,645
Posted By vivatech
I have also noticed my amps don't always turn on...

I have also noticed my amps don't always turn on when switching inputs. I have to switch between inputs several times to get the amps to accept the input signal and/or turn on.

It's happened at...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 540,742
Posted By vivatech
Great job! Are the exhaust fans on all the...

Great job!

Are the exhaust fans on all the time? TUrn on at a specific temperature? Can you hear them?

Did you use plywood and banding, or solid wood?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-17-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9,837
Views: 829,360
Posted By vivatech
That's great advice. FiOS was most certainly...

That's great advice. FiOS was most certainly blocking my ability to connect to Netflix & start the app before the Netflix/FiOS deal went down. FiOS pretty much owned up to it because I would call...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By vivatech
Max- Did you paint the bacon on there right on...

Max- Did you paint the bacon on there right on top of the white Duratex or was it laminated? What type of paint?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,144
Posted By vivatech
No pictures of the final product? I'm...

No pictures of the final product?

I'm intererested to see how your speakers looked after spraying! :)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-16-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By vivatech
Those white speaekers look great! :cool: ...

Those white speaekers look great! :cool:

What can be said for the water resistance of Duratex? Any effect from humidity? Aside from banging them up, does the finish need to be reapplied?
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 221,589
Posted By vivatech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CaptMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1468520/harmony-ultimate-smart-control-and-hub/1900_50#post_24770785)
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-29-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,371
Posted By vivatech
A lot of speakers are coated in DuraTex. I don't...

A lot of speakers are coated in DuraTex. I don't have any pictures, but there are plenty available with a quick Internet search...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 221,589
Posted By vivatech
Quote:Originally Posted by Keith...

Quote:Originally Posted by Keith Mickunas http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1468520/harmony-ultimate-smart-control-and-hub/1650_50#post_24350548)

Has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 116,645
Posted By vivatech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ss9001 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 116,645
Posted By vivatech
Has anyone been able to successfully control the...

Has anyone been able to successfully control the Pioneer SC-1522-K via the 3.5mm wired infrared IR rear inputs?

I'm trying to control the reciever in my media cabinet via a Harmony Ultimate and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Posted By vivatech
And last but not least, I have to show off the...

And last but not least, I have to show off the newest tool in my garage. Picked her up right before Thanksgiving! I'm so proud of her. Gives me a smile with every pour! I just brewed some rye ale...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Posted By vivatech
I'm going to pick up some 1x pine boards...

I'm going to pick up some 1x pine boards tomorrow and start construction on the mantel. This is the final mockup:

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/331238/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Posted By vivatech
With all the wiring complete, I I had to tackle...

With all the wiring complete, I I had to tackle finishing the wall. I did not realize how much the drywall would stick out after installing the stud protection and stud shoes. The wall was not at...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Posted By vivatech
Well, I haven't posted in a while. What a long...

Well, I haven't posted in a while. What a long project this is...

I spent a lot of time back in August figuring out how to safely bore through a 2x4 studded external wall while meeting building...
Forum: Car Audio, Video, and Nav   11-19-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,418
Posted By vivatech
It looks like some of Pioneer's 2014 DVD...

It looks like some of Pioneer's 2014 DVD receivers are available for pre-order.

The AVH-X5600BHS is at least listed at Crutchfield...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 116,645
Posted By vivatech
Has anyone successfully used a Galaxy S4 in the...

Has anyone successfully used a Galaxy S4 in the front MHL port?

I saw some posts about requiring an adapter. Will this tip adapter work with the included Pioneer MHL cable?

HDTV Adapter Tip (5...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Posted By vivatech
Removed the fireplace masonry to get my mantel...

Removed the fireplace masonry to get my mantel as low as possible. Now I'm attempting to run 1-1/4" orange smurf tube. Just tore apart the wall. What did I get myself into...
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Forum: Speakers   08-18-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By vivatech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Are-Jay http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1486194/klipsch-rw-12d-12-and-new-cc-question#post_23632792)

Q #1. Will a Klipsch...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By vivatech
I'm looking to install gray conduit or orange...

I'm looking to install gray conduit or orange Carlon conduit in old construction walls/chases. Usage is low voltage- HDMI, USB, network cable. I was going to use a recessed TV box at each terminal....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-10-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By vivatech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jautor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1453366/running-conduit#post_22861757)

For flex conduit runs I used a low volt ring...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By vivatech
Is there anyway to control back lighting around...

Is there anyway to control back lighting around a TV? I'd like to add that to my living room but I'd need a way to control it, preferably with a remote.

Would I be able to do this with a Harmony...
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