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Forum: Home Automation   12-15-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By tgrinch
Thanks for sharing! I'm considering writing...

Thanks for sharing! I'm considering writing something similar for your exact reasons. I'll be sure to check it out.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By tgrinch
For my TV's (on the wall), I've used the single...

For my TV's (on the wall), I've used the single gang/2outlet "surge" receptacle from Home Depot - I think Leviton makes it; it's about $10 I think. However, it's a single use unit (so replace it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By tgrinch
Thanks BIG! Great advice, as usual! :)

Thanks BIG! Great advice, as usual! :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By tgrinch
Running low voltage from ceiling

I have a dedicated closet/room for my rack (upstairs), outside my theater and am considering running all cat6/low voltage from the ceiling down into the rack (so cabling enters through the top of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By tgrinch
I'll be curious what everyone recommends...in a...

I'll be curious what everyone recommends...in a similar boat, looking at an 8x8 HDBT matrix switcher. I'm leaning towards Atlona after researching a handful of vendors. Current gen HDBT caps out at...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,422
Posted By tgrinch
Einstein!

Einstein!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By tgrinch
17' deep with an acoustically transparent screen...

17' deep with an acoustically transparent screen AND two rows seems like a pretty tough sell. What about doing only 1 row?

To give you perspective - my old theater room was 15'Wx17'Lx8'H. I had...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By tgrinch
If you have the projector before the screen,...

If you have the projector before the screen, project it and see what you're comfortable with. I had ~10' from my first row on 133" scope screen; this worked perfect for me - very slightly large in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By tgrinch
I had the same issue as the OP. I mounted my...

I had the same issue as the OP. I mounted my Stewart 133" screen with nothing but Toggler drywall anchors w/out issue. 6 total, I believe.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By tgrinch
Do you have an outlet below the mounting...

Do you have an outlet below the mounting position? If so, you can pretty easily add an outlet at TV height and connect/pigtail with the outlet below with Romex. I've done that on occasion. I echo...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By tgrinch
Not sure on the theme of your room, but for me...

Not sure on the theme of your room, but for me personally, that carpet would drive me crazy... I want to vacuum right now, actually. :P I'd go with something less busy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By tgrinch
This was my experience as well with my iTV4 when...

This was my experience as well with my iTV4 when we'd resume from sleep. Generally by the time we picked a channel from the guide, things were ready to go. When we'd get tuner not available, it...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By tgrinch
I enjoyed this one as well. As with all Adam...

I enjoyed this one as well. As with all Adam Sandler movies, I generally know what to expect from his movies and I think he knows his core audience pretty well at this point in his career. His...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By tgrinch
Nice plan! Regarding an upstairs media room, I...

Nice plan! Regarding an upstairs media room, I think it really depends on how its implemented; if it's more of a basic tv watching room (a la game room w/no windows), then I can see folks no longer...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,442
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Daekwan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,442
Posted By tgrinch
I've had my DS2413+ for almost two years and...

I've had my DS2413+ for almost two years and absolutely love it - it was expensive but I consider it was worth every penny. I've built HTPC's, understand HW and the options available - actually...
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 2,196,929
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ForzaFrogs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/755048/b-w-owners-thread/17190#post_24490313)

Anyone have recommendations on...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,771
Posted By tgrinch
I saw this with my daughter (her first real...

I saw this with my daughter (her first real movie in a theater, and couldn't think of a better movie to be her first experience - she's 3!) and I thought this was such a well done movie in virtually...
Forum: Speakers   03-10-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 2,196,929
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarkLud http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/755048/b-w-owners-thread/16950#post_24463763)

Hi all -- a couple quick questions ...
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,571
Posted By tgrinch
Do you have any codecs installed? If not, I'd...

Do you have any codecs installed? If not, I'd recommend installing Shark007 codecs (don't forget the x32 and x64 components). In those options, you can set it to bitstream the HD tracks to your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gfunke http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,846
Posted By tgrinch
If you want something plug/play, I'd look at...

If you want something plug/play, I'd look at Synology NAS's... I have a DS2413+ model and love it - it will do exactly what you want and much more.
Forum: CRT Projectors   08-18-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 32,837
Posted By tgrinch
Hi guys - I have BOTH a KP-7200 (with remote)...

Hi guys - I have BOTH a KP-7200 (with remote) and KP-7220 here in Spring, TX. Screens are in good condition - some minor dents and superficial scratchesBoth have been in the back room - last time...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,112
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mijotter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1481199/hd-audio-and-video-from-htpc#post_23518333)

I'm wanting to store movies on my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tgrinch
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jobber8742 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480172/htpc-takes-up-to-10-minutes-to-load-a-video#post_23516738)

Well it's not...
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