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Forum: Home Automation   05-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By jautor
Well at least the sensor isn't bigger than the...

Well at least the sensor isn't bigger than the plant! :D



Yes, absolutely. But "we're working with a big company" - take with a grain of salt. I work for a big company, and I see these...
Forum: Home Automation   05-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By jautor
Rachio does have per-zone settings for soil type...

Rachio does have per-zone settings for soil type and slope (three choices, IIRC - but "frisky" isn't one of them :D).

Those sensors are pretty large for using as an indoor potted plant sensor, but...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 454
Posted By jautor
You don't... If there's a mix of audio...

You don't...

If there's a mix of audio capabilities at the display(s), the HDMI sources will downshift to the common denominator. If you want surround zones, best to dedicate sources...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,453
Posted By jautor
At one-tenth the cost! :p

At one-tenth the cost! :p
Forum: Home Automation   05-21-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By jautor
There is some commentary about the various...

There is some commentary about the various moisture sensors in Rachio's forum - the summary seems to be "there isn't a perfect one yet", but they certainly seemed to be interested in supporting them....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By jautor
I wouldn't call that a "typical" residential...

I wouldn't call that a "typical" residential install... :D
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 215
Posted By jautor
Low-volt guy will probably balk at that (those...

Low-volt guy will probably balk at that (those structured cables are hard to deal with), and there's not a lot of reason to use these. Using several spools of cat5e or cat6 (anything more than UTP...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 215
Posted By jautor
Yes, there are kits (PowerBridge, others) to do...

Yes, there are kits (PowerBridge, others) to do this, and yes, if the outlets are both in the same stud bay, this is very simple. If they're not, that's where some work comes into play. The $495...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 215
Posted By jautor
Who's the builder and what part of Houston? ...

Who's the builder and what part of Houston? We're always interested in comparing builder experiences and costs when it comes to wiring and their willingness to allow some DIY...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 215
Posted By jautor
Well, blocking can be a real pain to get wires...

Well, blocking can be a real pain to get wires run, but installing a recessed outlet for a TV can be done, but it will involve cutting into the drywall already. Whether or not you can get it done...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 215
Posted By jautor
Go for the package, $95/run is fairly typical. ...

Go for the package, $95/run is fairly typical. On the 5.1 pre-wire, make sure you are involved in the location of those speaker outlets. Builders and their subs are notoriously bad at placing...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   05-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By jautor
Did you try contacting Auton?

Did you try contacting Auton?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-20-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
AudioSource AMP-100. And yes, this...

AudioSource AMP-100.

And yes, this arrangement doesn't totally solve the need to go to the units to turn on/off shared zones. What it does do is allow independent volume control for each room. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
They are all similar. You're working...

They are all similar.



You're working really hard to make this more complicated and less usable than necessary. You really don't want to do it this way, especially without local controls. No...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 630
Posted By jautor
LOL! I also resemble that remark... Bought a...

LOL! I also resemble that remark... Bought a used, low-mileage, pristine 370z in December. Fits easily under the theater... Let the other guy take the 40% depreciation for 2.4 years of use.

I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 341
Posted By jautor
String test. If you can run a piece of string...

String test. If you can run a piece of string from the top edge of your desired screen location to the projector's lens location, you're good to go. You can also draw this out on paper to scale and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 343,210
Posted By jautor
Talk to Paul from Hank's Electric (he's here on...

Talk to Paul from Hank's Electric (he's here on the forum often - spiwrx ).

The QS models are the 'current' versions and probably the ones to look at for a theater. Just be aware that if you're...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
I have not heard them. If anything, buy one pair...

I have not heard them. If anything, buy one pair (stick with 6.5" for easy upgrading) and see how you like them - perhaps a pair from two inexpensive brands to compare... It is very difficult to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-19-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
Not very much for indoor background / party...

Not very much for indoor background / party music. WHA systems are usually in the range of 15-40W/channel.



Work, yes, but a pain in the butt. That's how we'd do this 10+ years ago. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-18-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By jautor
Read and ask in the Receivers, Amps and...

Read and ask in the Receivers, Amps and Processors forum...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
The NuVo Players are NOT 4-ohm, so you'll need...

The NuVo Players are NOT 4-ohm, so you'll need impedance matching selector(s) to do that. That's one advantage Sonos has in their design...



That's not the case - the P3100 / P3500 is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-17-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By jautor
Rubber mallet (but still gently). Or use a piece...

Rubber mallet (but still gently). Or use a piece of wood on top of the strip to strike on. Watch for high spots caused by thicker-than-the-rest rack ears, and skip the washer on those screws.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By jautor
Call or email Stewart... ...

Call or email Stewart...

http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/contact
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By jautor
You really want the center channel to be very...

You really want the center channel to be very matched with the front L/R speakers. Same maker, same product family. Folks with acoustically transparent screens will usually use three identical...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 187
Posted By jautor
So I went through all of this, too, when I was...

So I went through all of this, too, when I was building my house. (and I've posted this several times here...)

I wanted the glass-front beverage center and a matching under-counter fridge. But...
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