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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-31-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 131,281
Posted By DWScott
I'd suggest that these problems are not only...

I'd suggest that these problems are not only hardware related, but are likely the result of differences in individual sensitivity in perception. The fact that some posters "see" colors in black &...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-17-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by Targus They're...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Targus
They're often called "cordless telephones".

lol! :cool:


Translation: "Dude, I think it's time to upgrade your phones."
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-17-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 46,553
Posted By DWScott
All this is getting too complicated. Go...

All this is getting too complicated.

Go ahead and run the horizontal conduit, since you've already tore open the walls. That's the hard part anyway. Just drill through the studs in whatever way...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By DWScott
Consider a combination of in wall runs and under...

Consider a combination of in wall runs and under the baseboard runs. It may be possible to come through the wall from an existing outlet. Sometimes there is enough space behind a baseboard (or you...
Forum: Home Automation   09-14-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,031
Posted By DWScott
One good Control 4 thread is this one: ...

One good Control 4 thread is this one:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...=541813&page=1 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=541813&page=1)

The more, uh, *interesting*...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-13-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,598
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by BobDole Great...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobDole
Great minds think alike.... :)

It's no accident we're reminded of a guy living in a basement, butchering things, and then absolutely *needing* to show...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-13-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,598
Posted By DWScott
See my post above (#76), and this translator,...

See my post above (#76), and this translator, here: http://www.translation-guide.com/fre...ish&to=English (http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=Swedish&to=English)

...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-12-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By DWScott
YOu could use a demarc box that you attach to...

YOu could use a demarc box that you attach to the side of the house, and then run the feeds from that to the main panel. Depending on your service (telephone, DSL or cable modem, etc.), you need to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-12-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By DWScott
Almost every receiver ever made has at least two...

Almost every receiver ever made has at least two sets of speaker outputs, most often marked "A" and "B". Hook one set of speakers to the "A" outputs, hook the second set to the "B" outpuuts, and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-11-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By DWScott
Could you be more specific with the equipment...

Could you be more specific with the equipment list?

How many pairs of speakers, are they 4 or 8 ohm, and does each pair have it's own VC?

Which VCs, which Niles distribution block?

How is...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-11-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By DWScott
Another DIY-er vote for this tool and those...

Another DIY-er vote for this tool and those connectors. Very brief learning curve, once you get the wiring pattern straight. I haven't made a bad cable yet that wasn't the result of my mis-wiring....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-11-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,598
Posted By DWScott
But you're still listening to 192 kbps mp3's,...

But you're still listening to 192 kbps mp3's, right?

Ha ha! (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=8030104#post8030104)
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By DWScott
Maybe you could add some sound deadening...

Maybe you could add some sound deadening material around them, and still come out ahead... the second link states some "sound deadening" or "muting" effect... not sure how much, though.

It should...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By DWScott
Does this help? Protective...

Does this help?


Protective enclosures/backboxes:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-301 (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-301)
...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By DWScott
In brief, if you can place them in-wall, I think...

In brief, if you can place them in-wall, I think you get a bit better sound. However, the in-ceilings don't sound *horrible*, just not quite as nice, IMO. Given that, if all you can work with are...
Forum: Speakers   09-09-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by davdev That...

Quote:
Originally Posted by davdev
That shouldn't be much of a problem as the rooms they are going in are now under construction

Even better! You can then install "pre-construction" brackets,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-08-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,598
Posted By DWScott
VPC has got to be a trust fund baby, or just...

VPC has got to be a trust fund baby, or just another Swedish welfare case. Nobody this weird can hold down a job, unless he's a computer programmer. :)


I wonder which grade and gauge wire works...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-07-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By DWScott
Needs more cowbell.

Needs more cowbell.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-07-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,598
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by kal Isn't that...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kal
Isn't that slightly unbalanced?


Unbalanced?

Absolutely.
Forum: Speakers   09-07-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By DWScott
My limited experience suggests that in-wall...

My limited experience suggests that in-wall sounds better than in-ceiling, and that you get what you pay for, more or less.

My preference would be for fewer, better quality in-wall speakers than...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-07-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by premierht Better...

Quote:
Originally Posted by premierht
Better than twenty five dollar JBL or $100 Kef? Yes. Better than Proficient? Yes. Better than Triad? No.

How would you compare the B&W CCM65 (in-ceiling)...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,490
Posted By DWScott
Quote:Originally Posted by kaosmoon...

Quote:Originally Posted by kaosmoon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

No trouble I assure you. Thanks for the oppertunity.


Welcome!
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Forum: Speakers   08-31-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By DWScott
I tried using big black monoliths on my speakers...

I tried using big black monoliths on my speakers too, but then they wouldn't play anything but "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (http://www.kubrick2001.com/)...



It was weird.
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,995
Posted By DWScott
Quote: Originally Posted by PULLIAMM I have...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PULLIAMM
I have about $3000 invested in my HT setup, and a little over $1000 in my stereo. I have somewhere in the neighborhood of $20,000-$25,000 worth of CDs and...
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,995
Posted By DWScott
Here's a thought: Sell the less crappy sounding...

Here's a thought: Sell the less crappy sounding ones and buy some more *music* to listen to. Don't feed the equipment obsession, it's just a means to an end, right? In your price range, if you have...
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