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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-24-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By jautor
Not clear from your description where the gear is...

Not clear from your description where the gear is and what is connected via a 50' HDMI cable...

I assume the far display is the one not working? Did it work with just the output of the Xfinity...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-24-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By jautor
As long as both ends of the cable run are...

As long as both ends of the cable run are terminated using the same pattern, it doesn't matter.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-24-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By jautor
Techflex works great... ...

Techflex works great...

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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By jautor
Essentially, yes. What does your "media closet"...

Essentially, yes. What does your "media closet" look like? Do you have a structured wiring panel / enclosure? If so, you'll probably long-term want one of the network modules (a mini patch panel)....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-23-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By jautor
That's why I said it... :D Yes, get...

That's why I said it... :D



Yes, get the Leviton QuickPort series or another name brand one from Home Depot / Lowe's. The individually packaged jacks will include a plastic punch-down tool...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By jautor
You're not missing anything... Are the cat6...

You're not missing anything...

Are the cat6 wires un-terminated? Use the "keystone" wall plates to finish them, then short RJ45 jumper cables to your devices. The keystone setups are available...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-23-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 45
Posted By jautor
Run them all to your central location. If you go...

Run them all to your central location. If you go with non-IP cameras, you need all that wiring together anyway and would have another device (DVR) to manage the camera - which you probably don't...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-23-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By jautor
I assume you meant the builder wouldn't allow YOU...

I assume you meant the builder wouldn't allow YOU to to put wires in the walls... :D

Flex conduits certainly over rigid PVC. You only need to get to accessible locations (attic/basement), you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 33,401
Posted By jautor
Yes, the bar should be in the back. Almost...

Yes, the bar should be in the back. Almost certainly people sitting on stools would obstruct the view from behind them. But also, since you mentioned "PC desk" - if you're going to sit in the room...
Forum: Home Automation   05-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
Well at least the sensor isn't bigger than the...

Well at least the sensor isn't bigger than the plant! :D



Yes, absolutely. But "we're working with a big company" - take with a grain of salt. I work for a big company, and I see these...
Forum: Home Automation   05-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
Rachio does have per-zone settings for soil type...

Rachio does have per-zone settings for soil type and slope (three choices, IIRC - but "frisky" isn't one of them :D).

Those sensors are pretty large for using as an indoor potted plant sensor, but...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 500
Posted By jautor
You don't... If there's a mix of audio...

You don't...

If there's a mix of audio capabilities at the display(s), the HDMI sources will downshift to the common denominator. If you want surround zones, best to dedicate sources...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,616
Posted By jautor
At one-tenth the cost! :p

At one-tenth the cost! :p
Forum: Home Automation   05-21-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By jautor
There is some commentary about the various...

There is some commentary about the various moisture sensors in Rachio's forum - the summary seems to be "there isn't a perfect one yet", but they certainly seemed to be interested in supporting them....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By jautor
I wouldn't call that a "typical" residential...

I wouldn't call that a "typical" residential install... :D
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 234
Posted By jautor
Low-volt guy will probably balk at that (those...

Low-volt guy will probably balk at that (those structured cables are hard to deal with), and there's not a lot of reason to use these. Using several spools of cat5e or cat6 (anything more than UTP...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 234
Posted By jautor
Yes, there are kits (PowerBridge, others) to do...

Yes, there are kits (PowerBridge, others) to do this, and yes, if the outlets are both in the same stud bay, this is very simple. If they're not, that's where some work comes into play. The $495...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 234
Posted By jautor
Who's the builder and what part of Houston? ...

Who's the builder and what part of Houston? We're always interested in comparing builder experiences and costs when it comes to wiring and their willingness to allow some DIY...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 234
Posted By jautor
Well, blocking can be a real pain to get wires...

Well, blocking can be a real pain to get wires run, but installing a recessed outlet for a TV can be done, but it will involve cutting into the drywall already. Whether or not you can get it done...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 234
Posted By jautor
Go for the package, $95/run is fairly typical. ...

Go for the package, $95/run is fairly typical. On the 5.1 pre-wire, make sure you are involved in the location of those speaker outlets. Builders and their subs are notoriously bad at placing...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   05-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By jautor
Did you try contacting Auton?

Did you try contacting Auton?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
Posted By jautor
AudioSource AMP-100. And yes, this...

AudioSource AMP-100.

And yes, this arrangement doesn't totally solve the need to go to the units to turn on/off shared zones. What it does do is allow independent volume control for each room. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
Posted By jautor
They are all similar. You're working...

They are all similar.



You're working really hard to make this more complicated and less usable than necessary. You really don't want to do it this way, especially without local controls. No...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 641
Posted By jautor
LOL! I also resemble that remark... Bought a...

LOL! I also resemble that remark... Bought a used, low-mileage, pristine 370z in December. Fits easily under the theater... Let the other guy take the 40% depreciation for 2.4 years of use.

I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By jautor
String test. If you can run a piece of string...

String test. If you can run a piece of string from the top edge of your desired screen location to the projector's lens location, you're good to go. You can also draw this out on paper to scale and...
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