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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By redjr
I use a Pioneer Elite receiver from their SC line...

I use a Pioneer Elite receiver from their SC line for both stereo and HT duty. They have a Pure Direct mode that I use when listening to stereo. I turns off all processing and any equalization and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-25-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By redjr
I'll second gec's comments... You're on the right...

I'll second gec's comments... You're on the right track. Generally and for obvious reasons you want the switch located as close to were the CAT5e drops from the upstairs terminate. That looks to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:53 AM
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Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
Yeah, binaural recordings with headphones is...

Yeah, binaural recordings with headphones is almost freaky. I well remember when I first heard it way back when - early 80's sometime. Maybe even late 70s. Even with all our highly sophisticated...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
I admitted in the post my setup is far from...

I admitted in the post my setup is far from optimal and therefore recognize the system's current limitations. My new media room will be much better with all channels being used with room correction...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 01:07 PM
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Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
Roger - I normally try to leave those kinds of...

Roger - I normally try to leave those kinds of audio processing options turned off. It's not that explosions are abnormally loud for a typical action type movie, it's just she prefers not to have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
keith - Maybe in my 'older' years I'm slowly...

keith - Maybe in my 'older' years I'm slowly hearing less and less. :( But, i've always had issues with dialog and have attempted to calibrate my system and even boosted the center-channel to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,992
Posted By redjr
Hey DJ - You space came out very, very nice. ...

Hey DJ - You space came out very, very nice. Clean, uncluttered and not overwhelmed with furniture. :) Looks like a relaxing space to watch a movie a play some pool. I'm getting closer, but have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
After reading that, I would say you just gave...

After reading that, I would say you just gave Atmos (and Dolby Labs) a huge endorsement! :) Few things in life leave that much of an impression - especially in the world of audio/video we all love...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 87,224
Posted By redjr
According to an interview with Andrew Jones that...

According to an interview with Andrew Jones that Scott Wilkinson had, won't Atmos be able to take advantage of whatever speakers you have (including Atmos enabled). And through the use of advanced...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,552
Posted By redjr
Well it sounds like you've got more 'sweat...

Well it sounds like you've got more 'sweat equity' invested in your project than do I. :) I'm ready for mine to be over though. I thought long and hard about going the whole sound mitigation...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,552
Posted By redjr
I don't do DW either

Hi gec. Just came across your thread. Haven't read through your entire thread yet so I don't know where you are in the build-out process. I do agree with HT5 on the drywall though. I'm fairly...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,992
Posted By redjr
+1 :)

+1 :)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-02-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
And I thot I was the only one that suffered from...

And I thot I was the only one that suffered from these tendencies! :D If there's any doubt, all you have to do is watch an episode of 'stupid home videos.' Or is that 'stupid people's home...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,635
Posted By redjr
Sounds like your daughter might live in or close...

Sounds like your daughter might live in or close to Albany? I lived there for 20 years, and had TWC since around ~ 2003. All I can say is that compared to Comcast, the TWC service was stellar! It...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,635
Posted By redjr
Or, pretty. Let's just hope the major wireless...

Or, pretty. Let's just hope the major wireless and cable companies will continue to build-out the infrastructure that's sadly lacking in all but major metropolitan areas of the US. I live 1 hour...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,635
Posted By redjr
Don't let this 'merger' dissuade you. If you can...

Don't let this 'merger' dissuade you. If you can find an older model, or refurbed SC Elite model for a fair price you can't go wrong. Be sure it uses the ICEamp modules though.

I bought the baby...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-27-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,992
Posted By redjr
As usually dj, your space looks very nice and...

As usually dj, your space looks very nice and color scheme inviting. I've had the DW contractor in the past couple of days putting up the first and second coat of tape, mud and corner bead. Next...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-18-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
Yep, the highway is getting throttled whether we...

Yep, the highway is getting throttled whether we like it or not. This court action just further proves the point of the golden rule. 'Them with gold makes the rules." This will be a landmark and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,992
Posted By redjr
Looking good. You're making some real progress...

Looking good. You're making some real progress and it won't be long before you can move in. :)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
The PowerBoost is only $10/mth additional, so I...

The PowerBoost is only $10/mth additional, so I figure it's worth it.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
If we have a cap I don't know about it. But I...

If we have a cap I don't know about it. But I would since I have a 13 and 16yr in the house! I don't know what they'd do without streaming. :) We pay extra for the PowerBoost thingy too.
I just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
Amazon's FireTV is another new streamer that has...

Amazon's FireTV is another new streamer that has a very responsive GUI. Haven't watched a lot with it yet, since we just installed it. Cable issues prevented me from hooking it up earlier. It's...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
When our Comcast IS up, we generally get 95+Mb/s....

When our Comcast IS up, we generally get 95+Mb/s. That's not the problem however. Reliability. After almost a year of trial-n-error from Comcast we finally got a tech to come to the house. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
Wow. That's pretty hard to believe and an...

Wow. That's pretty hard to believe and an interesting observation! I can barely watch a movie without a center-channel. And, it was one of the main reasons I went to 5.1 system many years ago -...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 28,013
Posted By redjr
My biggest problem with the cloud is access and...

My biggest problem with the cloud is access and reliability. And not just for movies. I pray the day never comes when we have to use productivity apps that rely solely on the cloud and...
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