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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-29-2014, 02:37 PM
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Could you get one of the thin Redmere HDMI cables...

Could you get one of the thin Redmere HDMI cables through? Is the tube big enough for the HDMI connector?

Otherwise, one of the 2-cable Cat5e HDMI extenders will probably work as that is not very...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-29-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By jautor
Did your dealer assemble it for you? The AXS...

Did your dealer assemble it for you? The AXS come flat packed in pieces (top/bottom plate, side rails, etc.). But yes, the AXS comes apart. Look for the bolts in the top/bottom corners.

(and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By jautor
Plug your headphones into the PC instead? I...

Plug your headphones into the PC instead?

I think you're hitting two things. First, nothing supports 5-channel PCM except HDMI, so pushing that from the source really limits your options. If...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By jautor
The point it the industry is not predictable, but...

The point it the industry is not predictable, but knowing their design target (consumers in residential construction-style homes assumed to have cat5e and RG6 to most rooms), you want to "be like...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By jautor
If the DAC supports DD5.1 that would do the...

If the DAC supports DD5.1 that would do the trick, but only if you switch to bitstream on your PC.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,033
Posted By jautor
Now seeing the layout of the furnace room, I'll...

Now seeing the layout of the furnace room, I'll reiterate my suggestion to rotate the theater 90 degrees clockwise. Incorporate the beam/duct as part of a ceiling and soffit detail, move in the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By jautor
If you're basing your plans and future...

If you're basing your plans and future capabilities on the expectation that the cable co will "modernize" in a timely fashion, I would like to point out a flaw in your logic... :D

While you MAY...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By jautor
I wouldn't go so far as to call them snake oil,...

I wouldn't go so far as to call them snake oil, because they do do what they claim to...

But whether or not you need that functionality, you're correct, as long as the line is within spec...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By jautor
Can you set your PC to output Dolby Digital 5.1? ...

Can you set your PC to output Dolby Digital 5.1? I suspect the extractor will only play 2-channel PCM through the headphones (so you get L/R only and it discards the rest). The same answer for the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By jautor
Any AVR with zone2 support can do this. Are...

Any AVR with zone2 support can do this. Are there really only one speaker in each room? Do these happen to be dual-voice-coil (DVC) speakers? You can tell if there is a 4-conductor speaker wire...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By jautor
Probably, but I would solve the issue by adding...

Probably, but I would solve the issue by adding some fans to push/pull (one each) air through the rear of that cabinet assuming it's not open. You can power the fans from a switched outlet (if your...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By jautor
Note that bass is bass - whether it's being...

Note that bass is bass - whether it's being produced by a sub or 'regular' speakers, low frequency energy is going to escape the room when played "too loud". Now, a sub on the floor is in direct...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By jautor
Correct. Nor should you put it into an enclosed...

Correct. Nor should you put it into an enclosed cabinet with a door without providing additional (active) air circulation. There are lots of easy solutions to that problem, but you have to plan for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By jautor
Your yellow wires all terminate into a network...

Your yellow wires all terminate into a network patch panel, so you just need to place your wireless router here, connect your modem, and some short RJ45 Ethernet patch cables to those jacks to make...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By jautor
Yes, many top speaker brands include slim...

Yes, many top speaker brands include slim speakers specifically for use as a center channel under a wall-mounted TV. Those same brands will also have 'matching' L/R wall-mount speakers as well.

I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-27-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jautor
Yes, my front row (eyes-to-screen) is just over...

Yes, my front row (eyes-to-screen) is just over 9' and I've got a 136" diagonal (125" wide) scope screen. The image is large in the front row, but you don't have to turn your head. Certainly...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By jautor
It sounds like you have a bad connection on one...

It sounds like you have a bad connection on one (or more) of the keypads or the NuVoNet sources. NuVoNet is a "bus", so one bad connection can affect everything. Since you can get some/most of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By jautor
An inexpensive AVR then, under <$200, would be...

An inexpensive AVR then, under <$200, would be you best bet, along with some decent LCR speakers.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By jautor
http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-NR1504-channel-Theat...

http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-NR1504-channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B00BLZDKX2/ref=pd_tcs_subst_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0MPH7SJ3J8BJNYB4X0MG

You still need an amp, volume control and source switching...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
That $160 would be better spent on another spool...

That $160 would be better spent on another spool of cat5e/cat6. The practical approach on the flex conduit is to run that to the "key" AV locations (family room, game room, etc.) that are not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-26-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By jautor
Correct. I have a D460 and it works well. The...

Correct. I have a D460 and it works well. The D460 is in a nice form factor and is rack mountable. But you can also use any 3rd party amp(s) if you want, just get ones that have automatic on/off...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 342
Posted By jautor
Why? Ceiling fans are to move air around...

Why?

Ceiling fans are to move air around people (provide comfort). If your equipment is getting too hot, you need a different solution...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By jautor
If you're going to have separate speakers anyway,...

If you're going to have separate speakers anyway, why even go the Playbar route? A wall-mount, low-profile Center speaker, appropriate L/R, sub all attached to a network-enabled AVR and you get what...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-25-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
Cat5e / Cat6 and a flex conduit. As Weaselfest...

Cat5e / Cat6 and a flex conduit. As Weaselfest said, the flex conduit would be a far better use of those funds. The odds of needing any fiber in the home is almost nil.

Jeff
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-25-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By jautor
Does your equipment have spots to attach...

Does your equipment have spots to attach brackets? Those will be model-specific.

And $30 is a decent price for rack-mounted shelves...
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