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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-14-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,279
Posted By bluewaves
The quote seems high, find another CI and explain...

The quote seems high, find another CI and explain exactly what you want done and how much you want to spend, if they send a price back that's more than a few hundred dollars off of what it is you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By bluewaves
You probably fried that HDMI cable too , the...

You probably fried that HDMI cable too , the Redmere has the chip in the cable so if you fried all the HDMI ports thats probably toast as well.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,149
Posted By bluewaves
Apple HQ

Apple HQ
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By bluewaves
Find your local glass shop

Find your local glass shop
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,004
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,004
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 24,496
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
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, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 24,496
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
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...
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