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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-22-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 113
Posted By acras13
They ALL start making noise after a while :D

They ALL start making noise after a while :D
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-20-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 113
Posted By acras13
I had a ceiling fan in the room with my plasma ,...

I had a ceiling fan in the room with my plasma , 8' ceiling . was slightly distracting watching movies with the lights off and brighter scenes , the blades were glossy and reflected . I changed the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By acras13
Do you have ARC and CEC on? That stuff never...

Do you have ARC and CEC on? That stuff never seems to work reliably and may be causing the problem . I would mute the speaker on the Benq , and turn off ARC and see if you cure the problem . I've had...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By acras13
Futureproofing is a dream that you'll never...

Futureproofing is a dream that you'll never achieve . New HDMI standard was announced during CES , higher bandwidth capable , but nothing will be sold until late in the year or next year with this...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-17-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By acras13
First , I have no experience and probably will...

First , I have no experience and probably will say plenty of wrong and stupid things .
Are you worried about sound travelling out of the space, or simply acoustics in the room? If both , I would...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By acras13
The w1070 is a great PJ , but several years old ....

The w1070 is a great PJ , but several years old . Look at the HT2050 , it's a couple generations newer , and I think a solid improvement . It's in your price range , and I think I saw it on sale a...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-17-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 317
Posted By acras13
What color are the cables? If you didn't use the...

What color are the cables? If you didn't use the same color jackets , the findings are flawed . Were you standing on the same foot , and waving the chicken feathers in the same clockwise rotation...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-15-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 106
Posted By acras13
120V is the goal , in actuality you will rarely...

120V is the goal , in actuality you will rarely see that exactly . Usually it's a little low , but like the the power company told you , luckily you live close to the station and are a little high ....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By acras13
Iv'e read that one of the big reasons that...

Iv'e read that one of the big reasons that manufacturing is in China and such is because of the proximity to the raw materials needed for manufacturing more than the labor cost . I'm not sure that...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By acras13
I can't wait for someone to chime in with "for...

I can't wait for someone to chime in with "for only 6x that budget , you could get 6 24" subs and amps to really pressurize that space" :D . Take a look at Hsu subs , and if you aren't so worried...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 636
Posted By acras13
Do we know when the OP's last hearing test was ,...

Do we know when the OP's last hearing test was , or if the left wall is made out of tapioca pudding , effectively damping reflections on that side and creating the disparity in perceived volume?
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Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 636
Posted By acras13
Good god , he's not setting up the audio for a...

Good god , he's not setting up the audio for a live performance from Plácido Domingo , the OP asked about the right side speaker output seeming to be a little louder . Why are you trying to get him...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-08-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 238
Posted By acras13
The way I test equipment (not recommended) is to...

The way I test equipment (not recommended) is to make sure I have a solid ground , then touch metal on each component , chassis or one of the mounting screws on the back of the component while I'm...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-07-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By acras13
How much power does your sub require? A quick...

How much power does your sub require? A quick look for smart receptacles I only found 15 amp models. Not that there aren't any 20A , just that you may have to hunt around .

The outlets are @ $50...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-07-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By acras13
You won't know until you try . I have a 30' heavy...

You won't know until you try . I have a 30' heavy duty Monoprice HDMI cable that I first used for my plasma , now my projector and haven't had any issues with it . Can't remember the part # , but I...
Forum: Speakers   02-07-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 636
Posted By acras13
If you just got the receiver , as a couple others...

If you just got the receiver , as a couple others said , it's probably set up for the last owners room , the right side is probably set a little hotter . Look up how to do a factory reset on that...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-06-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By acras13
If you want to use joanns velvet, go to a couple...

If you want to use joanns velvet, go to a couple tailor shops in your area and ask them . I wanted simple curtains , no pleats or anything , took my joanns velvet to my friends shop , got the edges...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
OP , if you want to explore the extension cord...

OP , if you want to explore the extension cord idea a little more http://www.legrand.us/wiremold.aspx
might make it a little cleaner , and they have products that you could run wire in from your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
Not needed for hard wired smokes , and while each...

Not needed for hard wired smokes , and while each municipality can implement the code when they get around to it , they rarely say "f-that , were going to do it totally different" because they open...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
Extension cords are supposed to be temporary use...

Extension cords are supposed to be temporary use , and absolutely not run through ceilings or walls . If you mean affixing the cord to the wall and up to the ceiling , eh. Should be "safe" but ghetto...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
Not a good idea , and HUH? What 15 amp master...

Not a good idea , and HUH? What 15 amp master bedroom circuit are you saying they hook up to ? I have no idea what going into a room has to do with the smoke detector circuit , but if it's new...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
Your call , if you are comfortable with your...

Your call , if you are comfortable with your skills and safely installing it then that will definitely save you money . It shouldn't be complicated , just make sure you do it right. Good luck
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
Good call on a solution Big , thats why you get...

Good call on a solution Big , thats why you get the big bucks round here :D . I think Cree has some IP controlled lights , not sure about a wireless switch for those but theres probably something
Forum: 3D Content   02-01-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By acras13
First and only , Avatar about two weeks ago . Was...

First and only , Avatar about two weeks ago . Was bored and decided it was time to test the 3d on my projector . Got my fill , the active glasses seem to cause more eye strain than the passive...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 236
Posted By acras13
As long as whichever circuit you are going to be...

As long as whichever circuit you are going to be running the PJ on isn't close to max then yes you can do that .
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