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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-23-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By stamina1914
What is the name for ......

I have seen many pics of home theaters. Many of those pics have wall scones that are attached to bump out on the side walls of the home theatre. What is the official name of those bump outs. They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-23-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By stamina1914
I have one drop in some rooms and I will two in...

I have one drop in some rooms and I will two in others. I figure in some rooms where I may need more ports I could use a switch. I will have Fios, I actually have it now in my current home. I do...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By stamina1914
Video of my tools for wiring my home for Cat6

Thanks to this board for all of your help. Here is a video of my tools that I bought to wire my house. I actually did the wiring yesterday. I have 6 ports in my house to go with the 4 from the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-17-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By stamina1914
I realize that Sonos will shortly stop supporting...

I realize that Sonos will shortly stop supporting the old controller, which they stopped manufacturing a couple of years ago. So even if I were to get one for $.50 (which I won't because people are...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By stamina1914
Perhaps they would come up with Wi Fi wall plate...

Perhaps they would come up with Wi Fi wall plate that could easily be attached to a wall which would allow you to control the equipment. Thanks for your input I think I will continue to stick with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By stamina1914
Any last minute pointers.....

As some of you may recall, I recently got the ok from my builder to wire my house that is currently under construction for data. I have visited the house several times since then to figure out how...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-15-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By stamina1914
Sonos or something else

I believe at the end of the day, I would prefer sonos as oppose to an HTD or something else for a whole house system. However I do not like the fact that I have to use my phone or tablet to get the...
Forum: Home Automation   06-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By stamina1914
At the moment, I'm looking at Loxone. It's pretty...

At the moment, I'm looking at Loxone. It's pretty much a DIY, but you get tons of support if needed.
Forum: Home Automation   06-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By stamina1914
Hey I just started looking into this myself and I...

Hey I just started looking into this myself and I think the 3 biggest questions you need to ask yourself before you go any further are

A) How much of a hands on experience do you want, do you...
Forum: Home Automation   06-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By stamina1914
Pretty Impressive, I guess i have to give...

Pretty Impressive, I guess i have to give placement of my rack a lot more thought. BTW what are you using as the IR blaster for your Xbox. I have and HTPC to as well. I will be using my xbox as a...
Forum: Xbox Area   06-09-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By stamina1914
Got it...So any pointers on a IR receiver?

Got it...So any pointers on a IR receiver?
Forum: Xbox Area   06-09-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By stamina1914
But the Roku is not a media extender correct,...

But the Roku is not a media extender correct, that is to say I can not watch live TV via a Roku and my HTPC.
Forum: Xbox Area   06-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By stamina1914
Using xbox 360 soley as Media Center

What would be the best ir repeater to use for this. I want the xbox to be out of site. I may place it in a closet 12-20 ft away from the TV and seating area.

Thanks
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-09-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By stamina1914
IR for Xbox 360

Thinking about placing my XBOX 360 Slim in a room were it can not be seen or heard while watching TV. Is there an IR connection that I could use to help me better control the TV. The xbox slim may be...
Forum: Home Automation   06-09-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By stamina1914
Where would you recommend I place my...

Where would you recommend I place my communications panel. I was thinking about having them place it near my A/C and heat unit so I can easily run my A/C wires. thoughts.
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By stamina1914
Well I have already ordered my cables so its...

Well I have already ordered my cables so its going to be cat 6. So how do you run a wire to the front door?
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By stamina1914
Wiring my Framed house and Loxone

So after a lot of research, it seems like Loxone will be my best fit. Having said this, I have a chance to wire my house for data. Currently the frame is up with no dry wall. I just ordered my Cat 6...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-20-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By stamina1914
I was going to purchase the monoprice wiring kit....

I was going to purchase the monoprice wiring kit. It comes with a tester and the different tools that I would need to make the cable. As far as the testing is concerned, like I said, I did not want...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By stamina1914
So the good news is it looks like the builder...

So the good news is it looks like the builder will allow me to wire my own cables. I should no for sure within the next 24 hours.

Having said this, my question to the board is how should I store...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By stamina1914
And to confirm, since I opened up another thread...

And to confirm, since I opened up another thread about the ceton echo. This device works perfectly fine if I want to simply watch and record live TV. However when it comes to say playing the MKV...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By stamina1914
Well I should be in good shape. I currently have...

Well I should be in good shape. I currently have 8megs of Ram and my case is the Silverstone Grandia 08. I am using the stock fan on the CPU, the case has three impressive fans built in to it. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By stamina1914
BTW would it be in my best interest to change the...

BTW would it be in my best interest to change the CPU if I went with both the infinitv 4 and 6 in my CPU at the same time. I currently have a intel i3 with the built in HD4000 chip in the system. I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By stamina1914
Could another option be that I just allow the...

Could another option be that I just allow the builder and low voltage guy to go in add the Cat 5 like they were going to do, which is not bad I guess, they are going to drill holes for me and plus I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By stamina1914
Novice networking question Verizon Fios Router

As some may know I am building my home and trying to get the networking down pact. I in my current house, I have a line coming from the Fios box outside my house directly to my router. The router has...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-15-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 751
Posted By stamina1914
Truthfully wiring the house is not the issue, its...

Truthfully wiring the house is not the issue, its what happens in the communications box where everything begins is whats a bit worrisome.
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