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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By lespurgeon
You might get some ideas from: ...

You might get some ideas from:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/10/24/amd-radeon-r9-290x-4gb-review/3
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By lespurgeon
7850 should be fine for video (not gaming). May...

7850 should be fine for video (not gaming). May have to use DP, as DVI and HDMI may not have enough bandwidth. It could take some setup work to get it all working right. The 13.12 driver was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,844
Posted By lespurgeon
Nice that a Pioneer Elite is serving as...

Nice that a Pioneer Elite is serving as Panasonic's flagship player.
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,088
Posted By lespurgeon
Craig's list all the way in this situation.

Craig's list all the way in this situation.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 81,631
Posted By lespurgeon
The next 4k disk format. Region free ...

The next 4k disk format.
Region free
Cinevirus free
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,092
Posted By lespurgeon
We need after photos or we don't believe you....

We need after photos or we don't believe you. Since the addition needed an entirely new foundation, I'm guessing you just stepped down the foundation several feet as you went outside the original...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-04-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By lespurgeon
That is the idea. There has to be an amplifier...

That is the idea. There has to be an amplifier someplace - internal to the soundbar or external feeding the soundbar.
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-04-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,198
Posted By lespurgeon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by drewTT http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508987/what-are-your-new-years-a-v-resolutions/0_50#post_24147035)

Limit spending on...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By lespurgeon
Yep, coax and toslink are just 2 connectors for...

Yep, coax and toslink are just 2 connectors for SPDIF. Should work.
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By lespurgeon
HSU package is a decent option. NHT either super...

HSU package is a decent option. NHT either super zero or absolute line in a bigger room, with appropriate sub (I'd probably still suggest an HSU sub). By 1.5-2k for all, that is speakers adn wires...
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 15,236
Posted By lespurgeon
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kbarnes701 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449514/goodbye-center-channel/350_50#post_24088460)

Yes, agreed. What I meant was...
Forum: Speakers   12-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,392
Posted By lespurgeon
I have some similar issues - an open floor-plan...

I have some similar issues - an open floor-plan condo in my case with a shared living room/media space and I elected to go with 2-channel. It was much easier to implement well. In my case, I already...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By lespurgeon
How loud is you environment? I think this is...

How loud is you environment? I think this is bordering on overkill ( sometimes a good thing).

I'm not sure OSBis needed for shear wall - this is not load bearing, the block wall is.

I'm not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By lespurgeon
pull off the trim. Run behind the floor trim,...

pull off the trim. Run behind the floor trim, over the sliding door, back down, then through the riser when you get there. When you put the trim back up, the wires are covered. I assume the riser is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By lespurgeon
Do you use the fireplace? Nothing wrong with...

Do you use the fireplace? Nothing wrong with putting the TV in it and playing Yule Log on DVD.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By lespurgeon
140" is huge. It takes a lot of projector to...

140" is huge. It takes a lot of projector to light that.

There is no simple passive 3d - it takes 2 projectors and a specific screen type to preserve polarity.

I'd research projectors in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 214,175
Posted By lespurgeon
With the MRX 710 I would use HDMI or SPDIF out...

With the MRX 710 I would use HDMI or SPDIF out from the computer to the receiver, no point in a DAC in the middle. I use an external DAC, but my old Rotel has no digital section.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By lespurgeon
Oppo BluRay player for the win if you want top...

Oppo BluRay player for the win if you want top in class quality.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By lespurgeon
flat black velvet - it eats light.

flat black velvet - it eats light.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By lespurgeon
You can get a cheap (~$20) Coax to Toslink SPDIF...

You can get a cheap (~$20) Coax to Toslink SPDIF converter from Monoprice if you wish to go that direction.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-15-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By lespurgeon
I'm not sure on those, but I have found spdif...

I'm not sure on those, but I have found spdif out (or HDMI) from computer to receiver preferable to analogue. Just a thought as you are working out your configuration.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By lespurgeon
I think you will want WMC extenders for the...

I think you will want WMC extenders for the cablecard content on the other TVs - not my area.

I would consider a server for the media library - so either PC could be off and the other would still...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,509
Posted By lespurgeon
I spent about $800 on the Rotel 10 years ago. I...

I spent about $800 on the Rotel 10 years ago. I would be seriously looking at the HD 990 if I had to replace it. I have the matching CD player and quite like it.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lespurgeon
Start a thread - in fact, why not let this be...

Start a thread - in fact, why not let this be the thread.

I could use some advice myself - inexpensive (<$100) bluetooth headset. I've seen the Creative Labs 350 and the Motorola S305. Any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-14-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,922
Posted By lespurgeon
silentpcreview.com and frostytech are your...

silentpcreview.com and frostytech are your friend.
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