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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Neurorad
http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh560/iimig/Di...

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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Neurorad
Ooooohh. Thanks for the tip.

Ooooohh. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Home Automation   07-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Neurorad
I would hire a local integrator to aid in the...

I would hire a local integrator to aid in the design, hourly rate. This will help diminish regrets later.

There is too much for you to learn, before the house is built, to achieve an excellent...
Forum: Home Automation   07-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Neurorad
How wealthy is your client base? Crestron...

How wealthy is your client base?

Crestron and Savant (and likely AMX, once they get back into resi) would generally be considered 'upper tier', compared with the others. It seems many CI firms...
Forum: Home Automation   07-07-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Neurorad
I would call Tony Golden, of Mobile Technology,...

I would call Tony Golden, of Mobile Technology, in Alpharetta, GA, for help. If he won't do the design (too busy, or might not be willing to work with an end-user), he would have strong recs for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 883,717
Posted By Neurorad
If you want to using lacing bars, you're going to...

If you want to using lacing bars, you're going to need rear rails.

That's a 20 inch deep rack? Pretty shallow.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 883,717
Posted By Neurorad
Looks like MA offers a rear rack rail kit for the...

Looks like MA offers a rear rack rail kit for the ERK (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/416357-REG/Middle_Atlantic_ERK_RR44_Rear_Rack_Rails.html).

Might be cheaper to buy rackrail recessor...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By Neurorad
Another way to connect to the MPS4/E...

Another way to connect to the MPS4/E configuration page is by typing music-port/config into the browser address bar - with Internet Explorer - using a computer on the same network/LAN as the MPS4.
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Neurorad
+1, stud finder. It will determine if the...

+1, stud finder. It will determine if the installer used studs or just drywall anchors. If he just used drywall anchors, hang it again using lag screws into the studs.

I doubt the studs failed,...
Forum: Home Automation   06-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Neurorad
Find a good, experienced installer who has been...

Find a good, experienced installer who has been doing this for years. Then use what he suggests, and check references.

You can find a lot of info by googling.
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Neurorad
Your zone 2 amp (inside the AVR) will power the...

Your zone 2 amp (inside the AVR) will power the speakers outside of the living room.

If you want to listen to the same audio in the zone 1 living room then switch zone 1 to the same source as...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Neurorad
No, that link you provided is not for an amp....

No, that link you provided is not for an amp. It's a volume control that provides the needed function of 'imipedance matching'.

For background music, you can use the zone 2 of your AVR to power...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-01-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Neurorad
Easy to match paint, if new construction. ...

Easy to match paint, if new construction.

If you choose the baseboard route, you just go down from your wallplate, to the baseboard level, and 'out' behind the baseboard. Not amateur at all.
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Forum: Home Automation   05-30-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Neurorad
Everyone starts with zero knowledge. Read, read,...

Everyone starts with zero knowledge. Read, read, read, read. Read the brochures, search forums, and read the installation manuals before purchasing. Many manufacturers have videos too.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Neurorad
Don't forget drip/service loops. ...

Don't forget drip/service loops.

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/438948/width/500/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/438948/)
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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   05-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 54,510
Posted By Neurorad
Thanks for the tip....

Thanks for the tip. http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

I saw them from China about a year ago; I guess Amico bought a pallet, or ran with the idea.

That recessed looks great....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Neurorad
Monoprice speakers are perfectly adequate for...

Monoprice speakers are perfectly adequate for distributed audio.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/991046/monoprice-in-wall-in-ceiling-speakers
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Neurorad
Remove the ceiling plates to see what space you...

Remove the ceiling plates to see what space you have, behind the ceiling drywall and between the joists. That may dictate the size and shape of your speakers.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-09-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Neurorad
You won't have an answer before you build, so...

You won't have an answer before you build, so throw a bunch of money at it, and decide later. RG6 x 2 and cat6 x 3, from the closet to each TV location. Add a Redmere HDMI cable for those runs less...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-09-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Neurorad
Whole-house DVRs and small client boxes (mounted...

Whole-house DVRs and small client boxes (mounted to the back of on-wall TVs) are putting residential video matrix manufacturers out of business.

Nobody wants to walk to the wiring closet to take...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-09-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Neurorad
If the prior homeowner ran the cables after the...

If the prior homeowner ran the cables after the drywall was up, you could probably add additional cables pretty easily, if you want to.

It's easier than you think, especially if someone else has...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-09-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Neurorad
I wouldn't expect DirecTV to do anything more...

I wouldn't expect DirecTV to do anything more than that. You can hire an independent installer to run the cables properly. I went through this with my installation, to some extent. I had concerns...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-05-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Neurorad
Did you run other serial commands successfully?

Did you run other serial commands successfully?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Neurorad
Baseboard. That's the way I would do it. After...

Baseboard. That's the way I would do it. After pulling a piece of baseboard, cut a 1" channel in the drywall. If the baseboard is taller than the footplate/sole plate, you can drill holes in the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Neurorad
You can split power with these; also good for...

You can split power with these; also good for wall warts in recessed boxes.

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/421910/width/500/height/700/flags/LL...
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