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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By jnick1
I'm looking to shrink down the file size of the...

I'm looking to shrink down the file size of the MKV. 30GB, while I do have the space, is a bit large for my liking to stream a movie. I of course am looking for the least amount of compression. I'd...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 07:37 AM
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I know the consensus is to due BD Rips to MKV and...

I know the consensus is to due BD Rips to MKV and call it a day. If I wanted to go one step further, and encode with Handbrake, do you guys have any recommendation on the file type/settings I should...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-15-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By jnick1
Thanks for the reply, however I'm rather...

Thanks for the reply, however I'm rather confused. Are you stating that if my TV is 33" in height (thought that does include the bezel), I should multiply 33*4 then divide by 12 to get the max...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By jnick1
60" optimal viewing distance?

Hi all,

My wife and I have been working on converting our basement into the "lair" where we have all of our entertainment media. The basement is 21 L x 11 W. The way it's currently configured is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By jnick1
I will double check the polarity when I get home...

I will double check the polarity when I get home today. I'm running the Infinity PC351. I don't recall the dB level the center is at off the top of my head. I did run YPAO, set all speakers to SMALL....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-18-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By jnick1
Thank you! I had looked through the manual and...

Thank you! I had looked through the manual and saw it listed the different decoders available but I couldn't find how to check to see which is working.

Is PureDirect solely for music or is it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By jnick1
I'm still trying to figure out how I know what...

I'm still trying to figure out how I know what audio mode is playing when watching a blue-ray? For example, how do I know if I'm only getting dolby Digital, DTS or Dolby TrueHD? I don't see any LCD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By jnick1
On past receivers, I've seen little red...

On past receivers, I've seen little red illuminated logos for sound profiles. For example, the Dolby Digital logo or DTS. So far, all of the item's I've played through the receiver simply show the 5...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By jnick1
Thanks for all of the info. So my take always...

Thanks for all of the info. So my take always from this are:

1. Move the sub into the corner, leaving 3" of port space

2. Confirm speakers are set to small.

3. Set the crossover on the sub...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-07-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By jnick1
Official Rythmik Audio Subwoofer thread

Hey guys,

Just want to clarify that I DONT want a high crossover. I was told to run YPAO and it will tell me what my crossover should be. When I ran YPAO it said the crossover was 100Hz. That's...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-07-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By jnick1
Indeed...I'm extremely happy with the decision to...

Indeed...I'm extremely happy with the decision to go with these, and I got every one on sale to boot!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By jnick1
I was told that for proper YPAO configuration, it...

I was told that for proper YPAO configuration, it should read the Sub as -6 to -8dB, then I would increase the software gain to -3dB or so. Therefore, it took me by surprise when it hit +8.5dB. With...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-07-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By jnick1
Couldn't be happier! I was surprisingly shocked...

Couldn't be happier! I was surprisingly shocked at their clarity. I'm sure you can get much better speakers for $$$, however these are fantastic.

When I lived with my parents, I set my dad up with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-07-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By jnick1
I am using the LFE IN on the Rythmik LV12R. I'm...

I am using the LFE IN on the Rythmik LV12R. I'm using a Yamaha RX-V675.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By jnick1
I have the Rythmik LV12R. YPAO set the speakers...

I have the Rythmik LV12R. YPAO set the speakers to Large at first, so I had to dial them back down. I can try to re-run YPAO again and see what happens now that I have them set to small. This is also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By jnick1
[Note: I did post this in the Rythmik forum,...

[Note: I did post this in the Rythmik forum, however I asked different, sub related questions there!)

So I FINALLY got around to setting everything up this past weekend.

I plugged in the YPAO...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-06-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By jnick1
So I FINALLY got around to setting everything up...

So I FINALLY got around to setting everything up this past weekend.

I plugged in the YPAO mic and set it on a tripod, ear level, in the middle of the seating area; near where the coffee table...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   07-07-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By jnick1
I have an Apple TV 2, stock - NOT jailbroken. ...

I have an Apple TV 2, stock - NOT jailbroken.

After they are ripped, I add them to my iTunes library then through the apple tv, I play the movies under the Computers "App".

I'm watching the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By jnick1
Just a quick update! Last night the shelves were...

Just a quick update! Last night the shelves were created :)

http://i.imgur.com/1mVGJqC.jpg?1

All the wiring came in on Thursday so hopefully I can wire everything this weekend!
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-24-2014, 11:18 AM
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Views: 977
Posted By jnick1
Thank you for the responses, guys! Glad to know...

Thank you for the responses, guys! Glad to know that I'm not losing much!

In regards to the Plex comment, my understanding is Plex plays, basically, everything. Whereas, with Apple TV and iTunes,...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-24-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By jnick1
How much quality am I losing from BD rips using this method?

I take all of my Blu-Ray's, use MakeMKV to wrap them into an MKV then I use handbrake with an 'AppleTV2' preset, using 'Large file size'.

With that said, roughly how much quality (both audio and...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-20-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By jnick1
Good catch. I also read that because of the 4-5"...

Good catch. I also read that because of the 4-5" spherical opening, it has some distortion issues. Oh well, thought I may have been able to do this sooner than later! Good catch on the frequencies....
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-20-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By jnick1
Just curious, my buddy found a 'Blue Snowball'...

Just curious, my buddy found a 'Blue Snowball' condenser microphone that I could borrow from him. Would that work with REW? It is USB. Here is a link to the microphone:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 190,516
Posted By jnick1
Thank you! Either way, I'm going to run YPAO. I...

Thank you! Either way, I'm going to run YPAO. I was just curious as to if the EQ functionality was there, should I want to do a full manual setup at some point. I'm still new to all of this, so thank...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By jnick1
You got me there. I have not read the manual yet...

You got me there. I have not read the manual yet :/. I will be doing so over the weekend, however, so thank you for your patience!

Unfortunately, I'm still awaiting the cabling for the system,...
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