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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 12:25 PM
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Views: 40,368
Posted By jautor
HopefulFred answered above... A larger, more...

HopefulFred answered above... A larger, more gentle arc than what is normally needed for plumbing (liquid), which is easier to pull wires through. But I'd suggest flex conduit anyway for anything...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 40,368
Posted By jautor
Behind the wall that you'll never see??? ...

Behind the wall that you'll never see???

As quamosa said, the wires still get secured against the studs (try to minimize - just enough to prevent wires from getting pinched or damaged during...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 40,368
Posted By jautor
Not Ethernet - raw "cat5e" wire. Useful for HDMI...

Not Ethernet - raw "cat5e" wire. Useful for HDMI extenders, IR, 12Vdc trigger, analog audio, etc. Lots and lots of uses for a dime a foot... And yes, multiple wires.



Because the conduit...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 40,368
Posted By jautor
Yes, because cat5e/6 wires are useful for lots of...

Yes, because cat5e/6 wires are useful for lots of AV purposes besides Ethernet. You should have multiple cat5e/6 drops to your AV cabinet, and at least two between the cabinet and the projector...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-10-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By jautor
It's hard to follow your description since you...

It's hard to follow your description since you call two things the "main location"... Draw a diagram showing where all the wires (quantity and type) are - and list out anything un-labelled or what...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By jautor
Sucks... :D There are lots of ways to...

Sucks... :D

There are lots of ways to "automate" the lighting without removing the simple on/off/dim switches. But the better answer is, there are systems such as the Lutron GrafikEye that allow...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-10-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By jautor
Yes, within the NuVo app there's a button that...

Yes, within the NuVo app there's a button that says "launch Spotify app", which takes you to there to do the media selection. Note that Spotify support also requires a Spotify Premium (paid) account...
Forum: Home Automation   02-10-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 159,646
Posted By jautor
Agreed! I've got a few locations where I only...

Agreed! I've got a few locations where I only need two or three buttons, and it would be much more usable if that blank space was consumed by the buttons instead of having to hit the little tiny...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-09-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By jautor
My guess is that it fits the European market...

My guess is that it fits the European market better than the P10? Looks like the form factor of other wall-mount products for those markets I've seen. Can't say I've paid enough attention to light...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-09-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By jautor
I want to say they had announced it was "coming...

I want to say they had announced it was "coming soon" a while ago, but no, it just became available today. And yes, it's the same 'Spotify Connect' that everyone else has - you have to use the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-09-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By jautor
Yeah, three new lines of in-wall/ceiling speakers...

Yeah, three new lines of in-wall/ceiling speakers replace two lines. I noticed that they're also offering "some" of those models direct to consumers on the Legrand website... (there's an "add to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 373
Posted By jautor
I'd say that while this is true, and placement...

I'd say that while this is true, and placement above also has the big advantage of an unobstructed line to second and third row ears, the important thing is to get the speaker as close to the screen...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
I didn't know how much of my viewing would be in...

I didn't know how much of my viewing would be in 2.35, and while I love the automatic masks, a set of manual masks wouldn't have really impacted my use or been even a hassle. The bulk of my "movie...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
The "budget" answer for CIH is to use a projector...

The "budget" answer for CIH is to use a projector with lens memory settings, and just zoom out to fill the 2.35 screen (black bars spill onto the frame and wall). It's a very popular solution...
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By jautor
I used the PowerBridge dual outlet instead of the...

I used the PowerBridge dual outlet instead of the (otherwise excellent) Arlington recessed boxes strictly for aesthetics. At least for my ceiling design, the front/back arrangement of power outlet...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
Yep, you don't want them against the wall. 2-4'...

Yep, you don't want them against the wall. 2-4' is a good range to start - you'd like enough space to walk around behind the seats (instead of going down and around the front of people).


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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 373
Posted By jautor
Probably more harm than good.

Probably more harm than good.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-09-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By jautor
Cool! I was hoping we'd see some progress during...

Cool! I was hoping we'd see some progress during ISE 2016...

I see there's also a P20 keypad - can't tell from the video if there's any display on it or if it's just a larger square version of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-08-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By jautor
Label the wires if they haven't been before...

Label the wires if they haven't been before removing anything so you don't lose track of what you're testing...

With two units you've got a much better chance of isolating the problem. Swapping...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-08-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By jautor
You can certainly test zones/keypads individually...

You can certainly test zones/keypads individually - take a working keypad off the wall and attach it to each of the keypad RJ45 inputs directly using a patch cable. Same for non-functional keypads. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-07-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
+1 on a conduit from your AV location to the...

+1 on a conduit from your AV location to the projector. We're already in a transition to 4K that may affect the cabling. This run is the most critical in the whole setup - you want to be able to...
Forum: Home Automation   02-06-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By jautor
They have a API that they currently make...

They have a API that they currently make available only by request, they have a form to fill out (I got access without a dealer account or a signature):
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-05-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By jautor
Yeah, that's not unusual - but the Sonos:Play...

Yeah, that's not unusual - but the Sonos:Play requires the use of WiFi... (but not Internet access)

So more information needed from the OP...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-05-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By jautor
You should plan for 4 across (minimum) on each...

You should plan for 4 across (minimum) on each row. Don't waste that width...



Size for your primary row (make sure it's not too big for the front) and a 16x9 screen. The 2.35 CIH is just a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-05-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 263
Posted By jautor
Well, it's certainly not that simple... They...

Well, it's certainly not that simple... They have to add the support for each of the services - it's not just the matter of presenting a login screen - they have to "do" something after that! And...
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