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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-12-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By DrewL
What he said :-) Greenfield sounds like the...

What he said :-)
Greenfield sounds like the most sensible, safest option.
Just to clarify, this is for old construction hence the need for flexibility.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By DrewL
2" Smurf tube

I didn't realize it was so hard to get - there are plenty of electrical supply stores where I live and they all carry 1" or smaller (if at all).

Looks like Carlon was sold and split between Prime...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By DrewL
I was going to put in CL2, CL3 or CM so that's...

I was going to put in CL2, CL3 or CM so that's the fairly easy part. Insulating foam is $7 at Home Depot. Minimal holes through joists and there are certain guidelines on their size and position.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By DrewL
Question Licensed electrician & permits to run 2 speaker wires?

I just bought a new condo in L.A. county, and since I'm having the ceilings repainted I thought it'd make sense to run some wiring first. All I want to do is install 2 ceiling-mounted satellite...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By DrewL
Thanks, tezster! The problem I see with placing...

Thanks, tezster!
The problem I see with placing the TV on the shared bedroom wall is the placement of the left front speaker. If the listening position is too far south, the sofa would obstruct the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-08-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By DrewL
Question HT-friendly Living Room Layout?

I just closed on my first very own home, a spacious condo in a good neighborhood. Moving from a cramped shared place I'm happy with the purchase (there's more space than I know what to do with), but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By DrewL
Reporting back... looks like a reset did the...

Reporting back... looks like a reset did the trick. I'm still experiencing some odd behavior (turned on phantom center speaker and the problem came back, turned it off and on again, and things work),...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-04-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By DrewL
Exclamation Marantz NR1501 digital audio circuit died?

I've had my NR1501 for 3 years now and love it.

Recently, following a power outage, I discovered that no digital audio input worked anymore. The receivers appears to work fine, the FM tuner is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 599,269
Posted By DrewL
Max supported resolution?

Can anyone confirm that the S60 does not support 1920x1200?

I have the TC-P50S60 and wanted to send it mirrored signal of a computer monitor that is 1920x1200. All I got was "no signal". If I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 599,269
Posted By DrewL
Just got a P50S60 as my main TV. They can be had...

Just got a P50S60 as my main TV. They can be had for $700 at Best Buy (until they run out of stock...)

So far I'm a happy camper, but the first thing I noticed was the dithering / PWM noise. Of...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-12-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By DrewL
Here is the sketch of the room layout: ...

Here is the sketch of the room layout:
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/309171/width/554/height/467/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/309171/)

As you can see if I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-11-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By DrewL
In my old place I had a large living room with...

In my old place I had a large living room with an Epson HC8350 projecting on the wall, right above an old (HD) 32" CRT TV. It worked very well, however we moved and I'm trying to rework the plan.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,022
Posted By DrewL
Honestly, I agree that alternety's approach...

Honestly, I agree that alternety's approach would be innovative and worthwhile. To draw from my own experience in the broadcast side of things, terminal gear has long been available in plug-in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,022
Posted By DrewL
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Screens   02-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By DrewL
So I did my reading about gray vs. white...

So I did my reading about gray vs. white screens, how they (don't) affect contrast ratio, and the trade-off between gain and viewing angle.

1. Here are some assumptions, tell me how accurate they...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9,569
Views: 967,972
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kevin120 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/306411/los-angeles-ca-twc/8460#post_22465396)

could you do a rescan?


Yes, for me...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-05-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By DrewL
To round up: Values 0 and 1023 (or 0 and...

To round up:

Values 0 and 1023 (or 0 and 255) are reserved.
Values 3-63 and 940-1020 are not supposed to be seen, but (contrary to what I thought) are supposed to be carried, and may contain...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9,569
Views: 967,972
Posted By DrewL
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by merrillgi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/306411/los-angeles-ca-twc/8460#post_22463567)

I'm on the west side of LA (Culver...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,014
Posted By DrewL
Rec.709 color space is basically identical to...

Rec.709 color space is basically identical to sRGB. Adobe RGB (1998) is wider than both.

http://www.sant-media.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/cie.jpg...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By DrewL
Hi, I think this qualifies as a technical...

Hi, I think this qualifies as a technical question :-) Ideally for a CCU operator or video engineer who works at a TV station.

The legal range of Y values for broadcast in 10-bit space is 64-940,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9,569
Views: 967,972
Posted By DrewL
Tried calling 3 times to get cable tech support,...

Tried calling 3 times to get cable tech support, once I pass all the correct menus the call drops or I get a "this number has been disconnected" message from Verizon. Wait time for the online chat...
Forum: AVS Articles   09-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,538
Posted By DrewL
I've got a 4.1 setup and I'm a happy camper :-)...

I've got a 4.1 setup and I'm a happy camper :-) No room between my TV and the projector screen for a center speaker, and the Marantz amp does phantom center just fine for my needs.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 46,577
Posted By DrewL
Coolscan and Glimmie have some valid points. As...

Coolscan and Glimmie have some valid points. As always on AVSForum, the discussions get very lengthy :-)

Any weak link reduces "quality", and there are many, many links in the chain. Arri Alexa's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9,569
Views: 967,972
Posted By DrewL
Just setup my Centronics ZAT502 w/ QAM, I'm in...

Just setup my Centronics ZAT502 w/ QAM, I'm in the Miracle Mile area (Mid-Wilshire). The virtual channels are really odd, as in 66.22 for KLOS, 66.25 for PBS, and NBC HD is 67.541!

I figured that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,442
Posted By DrewL
First of all, thanks for all the responses. I...

First of all, thanks for all the responses. I agree that the cable companies' DVRs are very clunky and limited. Also, you were right about the DVR fee. It's actually $21/mo. which makes quite a...
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