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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By taskman
Sure thing, glad to share the info. I have the...

Sure thing, glad to share the info. I have the Monoprice 4x2 HDBaseT switch, which is an evil mistress. Because to make it cheap only one of the outputs are HDBaseT. The other port is merely HDMI. I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By taskman
I know, it is just short term as the breaker was...

I know, it is just short term as the breaker was flipping constantly. I'm going to be rerouting the office over to a dedicated 20 amp soon. Assuming I survive until then.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By taskman
I'll add a few items I missed from my recent new...

I'll add a few items I missed from my recent new construction.


1. Alarm System - Almost all security devices are wireless.......except the speaker. I should have had that wire pre-wired, though...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,949
Posted By taskman
Good info, thanks for sharing that on the 8500UB....

Good info, thanks for sharing that on the 8500UB. I haven't ran into that issue yet on my 8500 but time will tell.
Forum: Screens   07-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 389,517
Posted By taskman
I would highly recommend contacting Elite Screens...

I would highly recommend contacting Elite Screens and requesting a sample of Cinewhite and CineGrey. You may have to pay shipping.

The reason is I thought CineGrey made sense, the logic is...
Forum: General Gaming Help   06-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By taskman
I had a similar issue with the stupidly fragile...

I had a similar issue with the stupidly fragile Epson 8500UB. It is so fragile that Epson, in their manual says not to run power to it when not in use.

This little guy was cheap and saved a bit...
Forum: General Gaming Help   06-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By taskman
I had a similar issue, the stupidly fragile Epson...

I had a similar issue, the stupidly fragile Epson 8500UB. It is so fragile that Epson, in their manual says to not let power run to it when in standby!

Anyway, this little guy did the trick and...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By taskman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by robertw11 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1534062/a-few-gaming-htpc-questions#post_24791250)

No reason putting games on on the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By taskman
I second that and the Monoprice is a good choice...

I second that and the Monoprice is a good choice for a low cost HDBaseT solution. I used HDBaseT for a similiar home setup, I can push my cable provider to all my TVs simultaneously. One warning...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By taskman
That is a ton of questions. I'll answer a...

That is a ton of questions.

I'll answer a few though.


1. Gaming PC and HTPC/Gaming is merely a matter of hardware specs. If you can afford to beef up an HTPC or devote a Gaming Rig for HTPC,...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   06-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By taskman
That sounds like a feature of the Sony HX850,...

That sounds like a feature of the Sony HX850, though you don't specify if your using the HX850 remote. I would check the manual for your TV, probably available online as a PDF and read about that...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By taskman
Looks like you have un-terminated Ethernet...

Looks like you have un-terminated Ethernet coming out of the closet and probably, your going to find Ethernet wall plates in more than one room. Check behind the Ethernet wall plate you posted and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,949
Posted By taskman
I'll do a shotgun reply to the last three posts....

I'll do a shotgun reply to the last three posts.

1. I haven't seen or heard of that HDMI issue. While you are out of warranty, you can call Epson and they can let you know if its a known issue.
...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By taskman
I agree with you, the AV contractor talked me...

I agree with you, the AV contractor talked me out of running HDMI which I partially regret. I had also done plenty of HDMI runs up to 50FT without issue and there are a couple of locations that...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By taskman
Welcome to the world of pro AV distribution. I'm...

Welcome to the world of pro AV distribution. I'm just getting into it myself, I have an identical setup in the new construction house I just moved into. You could go cheap with simple HDMI over...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By taskman
I think it will depend on what your output on...

I think it will depend on what your output on your HTPC to your HVR is currently. If your doing HDMI pass through, it may sound better letting the Yamaha decode and then output to the headphones....
Forum: HTPC Gaming   02-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By taskman
My personal preference is dosbox and some of the...

My personal preference is dosbox and some of the other emulator tools out there. I find it very useful, especially when you need a custom resolution forced for certain games that may have no...
Forum: Screens   02-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 389,517
Posted By taskman
That is fairly unacceptable by Elite. People...

That is fairly unacceptable by Elite. People rely on that data for precise measurement to put the biggest damn screen possible for the space available. I'm a big Elite fan and I think that is bad...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By taskman
My only suggestion would be that you verify you...

My only suggestion would be that you verify you really want the K version of the Intel 3570 for overclocking. Intel removes their vPro management suite for the K versions of their processor. It...
Forum: General Gaming Help   01-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,853
Posted By taskman
As a long time gamer, I can very much understand...

As a long time gamer, I can very much understand the frustration of gaming lag. It is like the manufactures put us at the bottom of the list, sigh.

I've been lucky so far in not experiencing any...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-12-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,949
Posted By taskman
For those having bulb issues, it all comes down...

For those having bulb issues, it all comes down to economics as you have mentioned. The new projectors are OK but beyond some better black levels, contrast, brightness, and 3D(blah). There isn't any...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 82,949
Posted By taskman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Toddkidder http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1193261/official-epson-home-cinema-8500ub-thread/390#post_23902232)

Oh cool! Today...
Forum: Screens   07-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 389,517
Posted By taskman
The focuspix is a good choice if your near their...

The focuspix is a good choice if your near their warehouse. Otherwise I would go Elite as their support is very good.

Awesome pics btw, 135" is very impressive. You can never get tired of people...
Forum: Screens   07-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 389,517
Posted By taskman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jmoakk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/585554/the-official-elite-screen-thread/1530#post_23497103)

I'm having trouble getting...
Forum: Screens   07-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 389,517
Posted By taskman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ibis55 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/585554/the-official-elite-screen-thread/1530#post_23493174)

Hey I just bought a epson...
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