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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,538
Posted By humbug2
Peterc613: Your information is greatly...

Peterc613: Your information is greatly appreciated. I wish there was more like it and less hearsay, guessing, and speculation on the internet.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-15-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 217,183
Posted By humbug2
For carpeting I recommend Fabrica Nepali color...

For carpeting I recommend Fabrica Nepali color NP09 Escape. Seq. 25 patterned nylon. i would post a picture but my camera does not want to show true colors. Besides it is black.
Forum: Front Projector   01-06-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By humbug2
Sony VPL-VW100 was known as the Ruby. The...

Sony VPL-VW100 was known as the Ruby.

The Pearl was a later product. I do not remember the model designation.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-03-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By humbug2
I also have an irregular room and correctly...

I also have an irregular room and correctly placing side speakers is impractical going on impossible. So I put them on the wall behind me.

They are direct radiating, forward facing, and downward...
Forum: Screens   12-26-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By humbug2
Any experiences 4K with Screen Research CP2?

I have a 80" w (92" dia) Screen Research ClearPix2 with black backing fabric for 10 and a half years.
My usual viewing distance is 9-10 feet depending upon chair sliding on floor.

I have been...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-18-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 112,686
Posted By humbug2
Keep on course. I also have Salon2 & Voice2. No...

Keep on course. I also have Salon2 & Voice2. No flexibility in placement for anything. An irregular (read bad) layout. Maybe D.A.R.O. will be very beneficial. Maybe a SB16 will be satisfactory. The...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-09-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 343,768
Posted By humbug2
Sound effects are, and always have been off. ...

Sound effects are, and always have been off.
With the fan stopped the box is silent this morning.
Thank you for the instructions.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-07-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 343,768
Posted By humbug2
I beg indulgence for crashing this thread but I...

I beg indulgence for crashing this thread but I am going over the edge after 5 weeks of intermittent and variable hum/buzzing which I have identified as 1) A buzz coming in on the antenna cable. New...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,381
Views: 626,005
Posted By humbug2
A shortage of demos for Salon2s is unfortunate....

A shortage of demos for Salon2s is unfortunate. There was next to no chance I would get them until repeated listenings convinced me that they were for me. Other brands played the notes, Salon2s...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-25-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 5,388
Posted By humbug2
This post may be irrelevant. Many of the previous...

This post may be irrelevant. Many of the previous posters know the answers so can save time and skip it.

But, many years ago I had equipment that allowed me to measure signal output from a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12,451
Views: 1,222,836
Posted By humbug2
I am in Farmington Hills and have seen the...

I am in Farmington Hills and have seen the problems with signal strength you describe.

Particularly in the summer, but at any time, I may have bad reception of 4.x If windy it is for sure.

7.x...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-01-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,472
Posted By humbug2
And I am brain dead or I would have thought of...

And I am brain dead or I would have thought of that. I drive a 2008 Jag XJR and and highly praise it. Definitely an improvement in reliability over Jags of old.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-30-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,472
Posted By humbug2
I cannot remember a case where organization A...

I cannot remember a case where organization A bought organization B and improved product quality, customer service, and value for money.

If you know of such cases I would appreciate hearing about...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-29-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 217,183
Posted By humbug2
I just dropped $8.99 on a 6" x 6" sample of...

I just dropped $8.99 on a 6" x 6" sample of Armstrong Fine Fissured Black ceiling tiles.

It is quite reflective at low to moderate light incidence levels. I do not think it appropriate for a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12,451
Views: 1,222,836
Posted By humbug2
I occasionally watch 13.1 Toledo because 7.x is...

I occasionally watch 13.1 Toledo because 7.x is hopeless on my Tivo PremierXL. I have watched IndyCar events on 13.1 for a few years now. On May 14(?) I watched the IndyCar race with very occasional,...
Forum: Home Automation   05-21-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,736
Posted By humbug2
I have 3 of the original PowerRise Duettes and...

I have 3 of the original PowerRise Duettes and this has been an annoyance from the start. All usually = 2 & 3 followed by a select 1 and try again.

Not to mention many problems because of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-11-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 217,183
Posted By humbug2
I recently put in new black carpet and the...

I recently put in new black carpet and the effects are greater than I expected. I have tripped into and over things in a room that has a bit of light in it. Most highly recommend: Fabrica Nepali...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9,381
Views: 626,005
Posted By humbug2
Nor do I, not close, but I have to live with it....

Nor do I, not close, but I have to live with it. I am curious about the equilateral triangle. How often are you at a live event where the music sources and you make such a thing?

People talk about...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-13-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,829
Posted By humbug2
1. Never assume anything in a house is flat,...

1. Never assume anything in a house is flat, level, vertical, horizontal, or perpendicular. You will almost always be wrong.

2. Experiments have show that some people are incredibly sensitive to...
Forum: Home Automation   03-05-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By humbug2
Where shall I begin? I do not believe any of the...

Where shall I begin? I do not believe any of the following is brand specific. Z-wave is low power radio communications.

Device modules have directional antennas. Old homes have metal electrical...
Forum: Home Automation   03-04-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By humbug2
Research is time consuming. Reading all sorts of...

Research is time consuming. Reading all sorts of sometimes conflicting things can be painful.

BUT. I have gone the Z-wave d.i.y. route with Leviton Vizia+ for lighting with 20+ nodes. There...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-15-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 217,183
Posted By humbug2
The attached photo was taken during the day with...

The attached photo was taken during the day with the window wall to the left uncovered. I am sitting in my normal viewing position looking up. The screen casing is wrapped in Protostar. It is not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 217,183
Posted By humbug2
Last November I inquired about Black Acoustic...

Last November I inquired about Black Acoustic Ceiling Tiles from DiyHomeTheaterSupply via Amazon. I have since installed these in a 8 x 10 ft. area in front of my screen. They are abutted and...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 10,495
Posted By humbug2
I have heard both. Not extensively nor...

I have heard both. Not extensively nor definitively. My benchmark is classical music. To me, the Triton 1 was something to run far away from. The F208 was surprisingly good and I relaxed and enjoyed...
Forum: Video Processors   01-27-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,793
Posted By humbug2
Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my...

Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my several year old RadianceXS has developed an issue/problem for the past month. When powered up it appears to be showing the upper 2/3 and left 2/3 of the...
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