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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-15-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 226,330
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Probably not, but if you have access and it is...

Probably not, but if you have access and it is indeed load bearing (not in the OP's case), there's not much reason to not install a full doubled-up header and brace studs to direct the load around to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-15-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 226,330
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Assuming this isn't a load-bearing wall, install...

Assuming this isn't a load-bearing wall, install a horizontal header and footer above/below the stud you cut and tie it back to the other stud. Then tie the header and footer together with a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-11-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 280,062
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I currently have a Tivo Premiere 4, Mini, and...

I currently have a Tivo Premiere 4, Mini, and MI424WR Rev F... the Premiere 4 is attached to my router by Ethernet and creates the Moca network, with the MI424WR acting as a bridge. I have it setup...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-10-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 3,011,860
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I'm about to give the AVCHD version a go in...

I'm about to give the AVCHD version a go in VLC... went that route just to keep the menu structure. I was going to go the MP4 route but I'm paranoid based on the results of others using them on the...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-10-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 3,011,860
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I'm about to give the AVCHD version a go in...

I'm about to give the AVCHD version a go in VLC... went that route just to keep the menu structure. I was going to go the MP4 route but I'm paranoid based on the results of others using them on the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-09-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 42,383
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
The number one issue with my current Spandex...

The number one issue with my current Spandex screen is it has about 3 years of the remnants of random toddler handprint smudges, chalk marks, etc and just needs to be replaced. Second is the outline...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 42,383
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I'm receiving a H1188HD after some negotiations...

I'm receiving a H1188HD after some negotiations with Vivitek regarding warranty replacement of a D803W-3D (same chasis/case, 720p DC3, 3600 lumen, no vertical lens shift). It seems it'll be a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-08-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 42,383
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I'm receiving a H1188HD after some negotiations...

I'm receiving a H1188HD after some negotiations with Vivitek regarding warranty replacement of a D803W-3D (same chasis/case, 720p DC3, 3600 lumen, no vertical lens shift). It seems it'll be a...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Well I unexpectedly won a pair of N28s on eBay...

Well I unexpectedly won a pair of N28s on eBay for $60 shipped, so it looks like I'll grab the NSP1 set locally for $95 and be all set for $155.
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
That does actually look pretty intriguing... I'm...

That does actually look pretty intriguing... I'm sure it's hard for them to get steady stock, but I'd really be interested if they did the older/larger BS41. That one is something to chew on, but...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I'm leaning heavily towards the NSP1 set for $95...

I'm leaning heavily towards the NSP1 set for $95 local (maybe less if I make an offer) for sure before they get away. It seems N26s and N28s come up pretty frequently on eBay so maybe no need to...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 148
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Dirt Cheap 5ch/7ch Speakers for Rental House

I'm soon to be a divorced dad and will be moving into a small-ish rental house. My current setup consists of front-projection with Sonance THX Select in-walls behind a DIY AT screen with matching...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12,719
Views: 895,748
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
My needs for the Karma 10 revolve around...

My needs for the Karma 10 revolve around price-point, need to fill a fairly large room (~3400 cu ft), and hopes of doing it with an existing older flagship receiver (Onkyo NR905). Sub-$200/channel...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12,719
Views: 895,748
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Quote:Originally Posted by Erich...

Quote:Originally Posted by Erich H http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here/9900#post_24653324)

There are SEOS 15...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-28-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 280,062
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I think the bulk of the difference is Rev. E...

I think the bulk of the difference is Rev. E adds MOCA 1.1 (faster MOCA speed and required if using with Tivo Mini anywhere on the same MOCA network) and Rev. I adds gigabit ethernet. Sorry, I can't...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 132,984
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beastaudio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430438/stereo-integritys-new-ht-subwoofer/2190#post_24567784)

Haha, yea just...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 132,984
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beastaudio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430438/stereo-integritys-new-ht-subwoofer/2190#post_24567692)

There aren't any,...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12,719
Views: 895,748
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Any more news on the Karma line coming back in...

Any more news on the Karma line coming back in stock, specifically the Karma 10? If not, could a parts-list (preferably a PE cart) and crossover schematic be posted? These really fit the price-point...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 132,984
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I hope they do indeed get restocked... I was...

I hope they do indeed get restocked... I was strongly considering pulling the trigger on two of the remaining 15" D4s, but a pair of 18" D4s is what I'd really prefer. Telling my wife I'd bought...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12,719
Views: 895,748
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
What ever happened to the Karma kits? I noticed...

What ever happened to the Karma kits? I noticed the DNA-205 is no longer available either... did availability dry up? I was considering the three Karma-10s as mains and possibly Karma-8s as...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-30-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 280,062
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
mlaw- What are the Rev. numbers of your...

mlaw-

What are the Rev. numbers of your MI424WRs? The Tivo Mini requires Moca 1.1 and will muck up a network if there is ANY MOCA 1.0 device connected. The Rev. E and higher of the MI424WR are...
Forum: Speakers   04-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,295
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I've had identical front speakers (behind AT...

I've had identical front speakers (behind AT screen) for going on 6 months... I would actually consider the new speakers (Sonance THX-LCR) a downgrade from my prior set (Swans 2.1s and C3), but the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,486
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
I went back and forth on the D803W-3D, the BenQ...

I went back and forth on the D803W-3D, the BenQ MW519, and waiting/saving a bit more for the BenQ W1070. The selling points at the end of the day ended up being the added brightness (using in a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-31-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,486
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
There is a small amount of washout in 3D, but...

There is a small amount of washout in 3D, but you're going to see this in pretty much any sub-$1k projector. It is offset to a certain degree by the brightness ramp-up in 3D mode which it sounds...
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 33,888
Posted By Stephen Hopkins
Count me in! Thanks! ...

Count me in! Thanks!

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