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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-26-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By jautor
Also look at the NuVo Player line (especially the...

Also look at the NuVo Player line (especially the P3100), which can be a bit cheaper than an equivalent Sonos setup and in a more compact rack-mountable form factor when you built it up for 12...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By jautor
Please consider starting instead with an...

Please consider starting instead with an inexpensive AV Receiver, blu-ray player, and "real" speakers - even if you just do an L/C/R setup at first, and add surround speakers and a subwoofer later. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-25-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By jautor
Same answer as everyone else - not going to make...

Same answer as everyone else - not going to make any difference if you're not seeing picture breakup / freezing that would indicate a poor signal. As long as it gets there, there will be zero...
Forum: Home Automation   11-25-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By jautor
No reviews????? Search Amazon, Best Buy,...

No reviews?????

Search Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot or similar store sites for the Nest thermostat and you'll see hundreds if not thousands of reviews.

How much money it would save you will...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By jautor
Ok, sounds like you've thought it through... ...

Ok, sounds like you've thought it through... With the patch panel already on the wall, I think you're good. If you truly run out of space, the NAS could go anywhere in your house.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By jautor
Most mounts allow for several inches of vertical...

Most mounts allow for several inches of vertical positioning on the TV half of the mount. Depending on the size of the TV and the mount hole pattern, you can shift up/down using different vertical...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By jautor
Replacing the coax is unlikely to fix signal...

Replacing the coax is unlikely to fix signal strength issues. The difference in loss between the common coax types is not enough to make a big impact for the relatively short distances in your...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By jautor
What are you planning on putting in this? Do you...

What are you planning on putting in this? Do you really need the rack hanging on the wall? Shallow wall-mounted patch panels are great (and can house networking devices easily), but nothing beats a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By jautor
And it certainly won't damage anything...

And it certainly won't damage anything...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By jautor
Relay racks are not the best for AV usage as...

Relay racks are not the best for AV usage as there's nothing to aid cable management behind the equipment. You'd be better off with a 4-post rack - if it won't be "seen", computer/server racks show...
Forum: Home Automation   11-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By jautor
You're going to have a hard time finding such a...

You're going to have a hard time finding such a beast. Most systems will always work from their physical switches, for safety and system failure cases.

Are you trying to prevent accidental...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By jautor
A 200" screen for a 6-seat room? Why not just...

A 200" screen for a 6-seat room? Why not just position the seating "close enough" to get the level of immersion you want, without having to massively scale up the projector and the room cost?

And...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By jautor
Assuming your matrix has IR routing, you'd have...

Assuming your matrix has IR routing, you'd have emitters coming from the matrix directly to the sources. If you have two matrix units, you'd just use a dual-input emitter ($10 Xantech part) - the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jautor
If you have any unused wires between the...

If you have any unused wires between the projector and your equipment area (such as cat5e), you could use it to extend the IR emitter wire. My screen is controlled via IR from the rack in the back...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jautor
As bryansj pointed out, you don't need any...

As bryansj pointed out, you don't need any hardware for IP control with iRule...

If all the rest of your equipment is IR, you might think about using IR for your projector, too, just so you might...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By jautor
Three things: First, you can build a 4x8...

Three things:

First, you can build a 4x8 using two 4x4 matrix switches and four HDMI splitters (on the source side), which could also allow you some increased flexibility (by dedicating some...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By jautor
Sure, actually can go either way (or both). ...

Sure, actually can go either way (or both).

Use the Denon's Zone2 fixed line output and connect to one of the NuVo analog inputs, or connect the variable line out from a NuVo zone to an input on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By jautor
The recessed nature of these helps a lot if all...

The recessed nature of these helps a lot if all the connections will be made behind a piece of furniture. There's no harm in adding the speaker connections, and for exposed areas like most living...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jautor
1) Make a list of your devices along with the...

1) Make a list of your devices along with the method you'll use to control each via iRule (IR, Serial or IP).
2) If there are duplicate devices (e.g. two set-top boxes) via IR that lack addressable...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-24-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jautor
The GC-100 is an earlier product, so there are...

The GC-100 is an earlier product, so there are both improvements and simplifications made when the iTach line came out. GC-100 does not have upgradable firmware, for example. But it does both RS232...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-23-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
Run the wires regardless (and a cat5e to the...

Run the wires regardless (and a cat5e to the keypad location) - newer systems with display keypads can be much more useful than the simple keypads from your previous system.

You can also look at...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By jautor
Yep, that's the right reason to need one of...

Yep, that's the right reason to need one of these, and exactly why they make it! :D
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   11-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By jautor
From his photos the speaker selector is in a...

From his photos the speaker selector is in a finished room, so he's 6 feet from a power outlet max... :D

If you need to extend the speaker wires to reach a more suitable location for an amp /...
Forum: Remote Control Area   11-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By jautor
It's not easy to diagnose these conditions... ...

It's not easy to diagnose these conditions...

You might find some useful tips here for some non-obvious things specific to the Russound:
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Forum: Remote Control Area   11-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 262
Posted By jautor
You can easily swap in a few double or...

You can easily swap in a few double or tripled-headed IR emitters to fit into the six outputs. You just assign multiple devices to the same IR output - as long as you don't combine identical devices...
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