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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,332
Posted By bluewaves
If you are considering getting a 8500 series just...

If you are considering getting a 8500 series just be advised even Best Buy doesn't have tons of them so they won't last for too long, some more may come in but there won't be tons of them and they...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By bluewaves
I'd get concerned if the temps goes over 90F,...

I'd get concerned if the temps goes over 90F, when I had a closed stand with fans they were set to come on in the mid 80's, heat kills things, so the cooler the better.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By bluewaves
Sonos is extremely high quality, and super easy...

Sonos is extremely high quality, and super easy to learn and use and get all the functionality out of it.

Its probably the best solution for you in this case.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,332
Posted By bluewaves
Well this made my mind up for me, off the fence...

Well this made my mind up for me, off the fence and a 60F8500 arriving on Tuesday
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By bluewaves
The cable form Monoprice is bad, it happens, you...

The cable form Monoprice is bad, it happens, you get a bad cable occasionally, these super thick for no reason HDMI cables are murder on your TV's ports, trust me I've seen it multiple times...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By bluewaves
Two 6 ohm speakers will present a 3 ohm load to...

Two 6 ohm speakers will present a 3 ohm load to the source, the Sonos Connect Amp is only rated to 4 ohms, it may work, your mileage may vary

You need to use a parallel circuit calculator since...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By bluewaves
I have used the current batch of Atlona extender...

I have used the current batch of Atlona extender multiple times for clients, only one's I'll recommend at this point, don't like going back to clients homes to troubleshoot baluns not working.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By bluewaves
You can purchase wall plates with low voltage...

You can purchase wall plates with low voltage openings from various suppliers

Just as an example

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042509&p_id=3997&seq=1&format=2
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By bluewaves
Just to add my 2cents in here, based on the...

Just to add my 2cents in here, based on the questions you have asked , call a professional.

I understand the desire to want to save money, but wiring the outlet wrong and blowing up your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By bluewaves
I know where I live 2x8's on 24" centers for a...

I know where I live 2x8's on 24" centers for a 12' or so span used to be allowed in the past but it not longer meets minimum code, The drywall isn't the issue, its going to be the active load on the...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By bluewaves
I haven't see the Peerless before, but the...

I haven't see the Peerless before, but the SunBrite is a pretty rock solid product with a pretty good reputation for reliability.
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   06-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By bluewaves
Your IR kit may not work because of interference,...

Your IR kit may not work because of interference, ie the Sun, You may need to look at a radio frequency remote unless the TV is in a very shaded area.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By bluewaves
Is this framing just carrying a ceiling load or...

Is this framing just carrying a ceiling load or is there a room above?

If its just a ceiling that should be fine, if there is a room above you may want to consider beefing up the construction
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-14-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By bluewaves
Good to hear you got it fixed. In situations...

Good to hear you got it fixed.

In situations like this remember that the specs you agree to with the builder are a contract, they have a legal obligation to oblige, if they don't or give you a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By bluewaves
The fan will get the air moving, I wouldn't dump...

The fan will get the air moving, I wouldn't dump it into the attic, into a return would be a better bet, remember you will need to supply air into the room to replace the exhausted air.

If you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By bluewaves
You won't see much B&W around here for a couple...

You won't see much B&W around here for a couple reasons. The most common is that they have a very dealer controlled network and there is a large group of people of on here that either DIY their own...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 281
Posted By bluewaves
Even if you do nothing except add a return the...

Even if you do nothing except add a return the situation will improve, you are trying to force air into a pressurized box, easiest analogy is filling a bucket with water, at some point if you don't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,129
Posted By bluewaves
Quote:Originally Posted by Eric...

Quote:Originally Posted by Eric Minden http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532286/will-tvs-replace-front-projection-in-dedicated-home-theaters#post_24734627)
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,129
Posted By bluewaves
Its hard to get some 60" TV's into some...

Its hard to get some 60" TV's into some basements I don't see these fixed panels being anything but prestige products for those who are willing to knock a wall down, rebuild a room, or build a room...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By bluewaves
If you do go the in ceiling route make sure you...

If you do go the in ceiling route make sure you use a speaker that can be aimed at the listening location, ie Speakercraft Aim series speakers that at least gets the sound going in the right...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By bluewaves
All the wires will need to be secured, neatly...

All the wires will need to be secured, neatly run, any penetrations through the top or bottom of a wall need to be sealed with fire proof foam or caulk, you can't have high and low voltage through...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-01-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By bluewaves
I would say check out stand out designs are they...

I would say check out stand out designs are they have what you are looking for but not within your budget
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By bluewaves
Metal conduit isn't really going to help, you...

Metal conduit isn't really going to help, you need to separate the cables and keep them apart, remember electrical code generally says you shouldn't use the same hole for both low and high voltage,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-17-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,742
Posted By bluewaves
14 Down / 1 up, Go Service Electric Cable, even...

14 Down / 1 up, Go Service Electric Cable, even though at most times its slower than that
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By bluewaves
Probably should try the A/V distribution forum,...

Probably should try the A/V distribution forum, sounds like you bricked the unit, they may be some more insightful answers over there
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