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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-02-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By FaithInMe
KMO, You make a great point. Thanks!

KMO,
You make a great point. Thanks!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By FaithInMe
But if I only intend to use 5.1, wouldn't any...

But if I only intend to use 5.1, wouldn't any decent receiver deliver similar performance? Do I really need all the bells and whistles like TrueHD and other 7.1-specific features?
Can I pick up a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-30-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By FaithInMe
Initially, I thought to spend around $1000. I do...

Initially, I thought to spend around $1000. I do like the Denon 3808 and Yamaha 3800. But are they overkill if I never intend to go above 5.1 speakers?
So, to answer your question, $1500 is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By FaithInMe
I'm looking to upgrade my brother's receiver. He...

I'm looking to upgrade my brother's receiver. He currently has a 10 year old receiver that connects to a speaker control box that splits the audio to multiple rooms in the house. I want to upgrade...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By FaithInMe
Thanks! Definitely useful options to have.

Thanks!
Definitely useful options to have.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By FaithInMe
Sorry for the newbie questions, but I've been...

Sorry for the newbie questions, but I've been out of touch on some of these new features on receivers.

What is the ethernet and Wifi on the receivers for?
Also, why do I see some of the top...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-10-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By FaithInMe
I think initially, the rooms that are 1 or 2...

I think initially, the rooms that are 1 or 2 channel will not be able to handle digital sources. So if my source can only output digital, then those rooms will not be able to use this as a source....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By FaithInMe
Quote:Originally Posted by mike1812...

Quote:Originally Posted by mike1812 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

After reading another thread, the thought occurred that I may have...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-05-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By FaithInMe
Right! I forgot about the AVR/Amp. So in my...

Right! I forgot about the AVR/Amp.

So in my living room, I could feed multiple digital audio feeds into an A/V switch. Then feed the output into an AVR, along with other stereo devices. This lets...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-04-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By FaithInMe
Thanks for the response and it does clear some...

Thanks for the response and it does clear some things up.

Now, if you keep the two systems separate, wont this require two separate sets of speakers in each location that you want both music and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-03-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By FaithInMe
mike1812: Question on your setup. How do you...

mike1812:
Question on your setup. How do you have the Grand Concerto and the AVAtrix connected?

Do you have all the AVAtrix audio outputs go into the Concerto?
I'm suddenly very confused over...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-03-2007, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By FaithInMe
Wish I had these links when I first ventured...

Wish I had these links when I first ventured into structured wiring.

Ok, side topic:
how much wiring is too much? (I know the standard answer is never...)

I'm looking at the "plan for the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-02-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By FaithInMe
stickyfingers: Thanks for the response....

stickyfingers: Thanks for the response. Everything you say makes a lot of sense.

I was assuming there were matrix baluns that had multi input/output so that a separate switch would not be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-30-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By FaithInMe
Are cat-5e video matrix switchers more expensive...

Are cat-5e video matrix switchers more expensive than component ones?

Where do you buy $120/pair baluns?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-28-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By FaithInMe
As a fellow newbie that has asked these...

As a fellow newbie that has asked these questions (recently), I do understand that it's difficult to sift through the millions of posts.

But that said, most people here are scarred by all the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-23-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By FaithInMe
Thanks for the response. Do you worry about...

Thanks for the response.

Do you worry about HDCP blocking output to component video in the future?

I definitely want a matrix switcher for audio and video. Component switchers seem like a much...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-19-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By FaithInMe
I wanted to get an idea of what people are doing...

I wanted to get an idea of what people are doing in terms of wiring for HD video and digital (5.1 or 7.1) audio. I'm looking at fairly long runs from a central closet.

For video, it seems like...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-19-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By FaithInMe
Thanks for the replies. I ran across the...

Thanks for the replies.

I ran across the CocoonTech wiring 101 doc and it's exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-14-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By FaithInMe
Oops. I meant to ask about the HD video. What is...

Oops. I meant to ask about the HD video. What is the preferred method? HDMI, Component, Cat-x with Baluns?

I thought you could carry a digital audio signal via cat-x and separate them at the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-14-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By FaithInMe
I know the typical pre-wire setup consists of 2x...

I know the typical pre-wire setup consists of 2x cat-5e/6/7 and 2x RG6.

Having searched and read a ton of posts to prepare for my eventual wiring needs, I can see there's a lot more to this.

I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-13-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,630,722
Posted By FaithInMe
Quote:Originally Posted by MoxiGuy...

Quote:Originally Posted by MoxiGuy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

It works, but only as an audio-video connector. It will work with a TV...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-13-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,630,722
Posted By FaithInMe
Quote:Originally Posted by DLSDO...

Quote:Originally Posted by DLSDO http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I am no expert but the answer is.....yes and no! Archiving unencrypted HD by...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-12-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,630,722
Posted By FaithInMe
A different question on the Moxi. Is there...

A different question on the Moxi.

Is there any easy way to get the recorded shows moved onto a PC?

I have a PC with a WinTV 150 card, but it only accepts composite (and s-video but I couldnt...
Forum: Home Automation   01-16-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,311
Posted By FaithInMe
Quick question. When everyone talks about...

Quick question.
When everyone talks about running conduit, are we talking about PVC or metal? Not sure how resistant PVC is to nails coming through the walls.
Forum: Home Automation   01-15-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,564
Posted By FaithInMe
Thanks for the great replies! As Dean Roddey...

Thanks for the great replies!
As Dean Roddey put it, I'm a Honda mechanic that suddenly got a bunch of Ferrari parts. I am very excited, but not being ready to install in my current house is...
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