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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By petew
Sonos is great. It.Just.Works! I've...

Sonos is great.

It.Just.Works!

I've had it for about ten years and don't regret it for a second.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By petew
You may find something if you post in one of the...

You may find something if you post in one of the forums over here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/3-home-entertainment-theater-builder/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By petew
You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm...

You'll get more info over at the HTPC forum. I'm just getting started with all of this myself.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By petew
Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to...

Shrink method. HTPC is my only source, set up to display 1920 x 820 desktop on my JVC-RS-2. Projector is zoomed to fill the 2.40 screen.

I know I'm compromising picture quality at times. I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,121
Views: 113,074
Posted By petew
Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva...

Regarding clipping, I believe Keith at Emotiva said the XMC-1 calculates how much headroom it needs to implement PEQ or Dirac filters and compensates to avoid digital clipping. You can still fool it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By petew
There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to...

There's an upside to sending multichannel PCM to the receiver instead of bitstreaming Dolby Digital or DTS. If your playback software is doing the audio decoding it can keep everything in sync. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,645
Posted By petew
Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not...

Dirac isn't really done yet since Emotiva has not released the promised upgrade to the full version. Dirac LR (basic version) is limited to one predetermined correction curve. I'd guess third party...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,954
Posted By petew
RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too...

RSP-1582 looks like too little, too late, for too much $$$ with rapidly evolving immersive surround formats. The Emotiva XMC-1 at $1,500 less has about the same (promised, if they ever finish the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By petew
hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got...

hard to visualize what you're talking about. Got some photos or sketches?

If you don't block the vent holes you should be okay.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By petew
unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature)...

unRaid frankenserver (see link in signature) works great. No.issues.ever.

Currently running KODI on my htpc but planning on getting a couple more running on chromebox or fire TV at some point.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By petew
^^ The desktop resolution is in the "nVidia...

^^

The desktop resolution is in the "nVidia control panel".

16:9 does not work unless it's from the HTPC. Widescreen doeswork from other devices though since your projector is already zoomed....
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By petew
You can use your HTPC to shrink 16:9 content to...

You can use your HTPC to shrink 16:9 content to fit the 2.35 screen height.

I set my nVidia card to use 1920 x 820 area for the HDMI output and the projector is set up to fill the 2.35:1 screen...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-03-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By petew
I wouldn't recommend buying a video processor if...

I wouldn't recommend buying a video processor if you're just getting started. You'd be better off investing in a new projector instead.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By petew
USB sound device? Does it have a USB connector? ...

USB sound device? Does it have a USB connector? Search newegg dot com for USB sound device
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By petew
+1 If I were in your position, I'd ask the...

+1
If I were in your position, I'd ask the builder to apply the drywall and gyp board to the underside of the overhead floor deck, per the detail Jeff linked from soundproofingcompany.com. This is...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By petew
quote "I did consider the HTPC route..." I...

quote
"I did consider the HTPC route..."

I tried HTPC back in 2000. It sucked.

Then I built a new machine a few years back. Much better but still more hassle than it was worth. All I used...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By petew
That's the way I see a UHD projector working too....

That's the way I see a UHD projector working too. I am trying to remove complexity, therefore would rather not have a lens in my system. I may be compromising some picture quality but I'm willing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By petew
Main concerns early on for the architect is room...

Main concerns early on for the architect is room size, floor level, ceiling height, and HVAC. At this point I think your architect should treat the theater as a black box that some other consultant...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By petew
I've done a bit of fiddling with great success. ...

I've done a bit of fiddling with great success.

The Nvidia control panel has a setting for output resolution that I set for 1920 x 820 on the HDMI output that feeds the projector. DVI goes to the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By petew
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'm okay with...

Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'm okay with loss of resolution on 16:9. I'll do some experimentation when I can and post results (and questions) here.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By petew
Anyone doing the "shrink" method with HTPC scaling?

I've been doing CIH with the zoom method for a few years now. My JVC RS2u works well, but I have to zoom manually (I have the lens centered on the screen vertically so I don't have to shift). It's...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By petew
Farting does not create new air. It just moves...

Farting does not create new air. It just moves air from a very confined space to a somewhat less confined space. So if the dog "lets one" that's three cubic inches of air, his body volume decreases...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By petew
Why is this urgent? Can you write a...

Why is this urgent? Can you write a comprehensible sentence? How about a paragraph?

I didn't read your questions.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-27-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,582
Posted By petew
Wow we got to 22 posts without that. Probably a...

Wow we got to 22 posts without that. Probably a Bose thread record.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,582
Posted By petew
25db of boost at 30hz takes some serious power...

25db of boost at 30hz takes some serious power (refer to previously posted EQ graph). My shop is ~11,000 ft^3. And it's really freaking loud when I clip the amp.
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