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Forum: Home Automation   07-23-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By arosenbaum
Cable + Pulling costs for a copper solution will...

Cable + Pulling costs for a copper solution will exceed a fiber based solution here. And just remember, fiber can't rust....

Use the BARIX solution (full doc's + support exist to hook it up to an...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-25-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,308
Posted By arosenbaum
I've had a number of contacts with Wolf and...

I've had a number of contacts with Wolf and while Jim was a very important part of the three-partner team, I'm pretty sure Wolf is continuing. I'm not going to speculate on the financial or...
Forum: Home Automation   02-25-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By arosenbaum
I did a Brivo implementation last year - works...

I did a Brivo implementation last year - works great. With a distributed system, the service tieing them together is as critical as the hw/sw platform. Many of the distributed AC folks don't have...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By arosenbaum
Every input used on the monitors gets brought to...

Every input used on the monitors gets brought to a patch panel. Large bundle but it stays in place and doesn't get touched.

Every source gets brought to a patch panel.

You are dealing with a...
Forum: Home Automation   12-11-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,460
Posted By arosenbaum
TCP Server Symbol ...

TCP Server Symbol

http://www.crestron.com/downloads/pd...bols_guide.pdf (http://www.crestron.com/downloads/pdf/product_misc/sw-simpl_symbols_guide.pdf) See page 41

It's up to the programmer to...
Forum: Home Automation   09-15-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,436
Posted By arosenbaum
C4 uses small tri-arc dimmers, 1000W max, each...

C4 uses small tri-arc dimmers, 1000W max, each derated if adjacent to other dimmers because of heat (600W for ones in the center.)

Crestron, Lutron (and Vantage, Centralite, etc.) have various...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-12-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By arosenbaum
You mention 8X4 and the Bipad. Do you need both...

You mention 8X4 and the Bipad. Do you need both stereo and digital signals? Do you need a return path for both? You'll need Cresnet + 2 Cat5's. It's not just unbalanced vs. balanced but also those...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-14-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By arosenbaum
I need the smallest, lowest heat image playback...

I need the smallest, lowest heat image playback device. Don't care about network - can be just a memory card - but I need hdmi output. Any ideas? It's to display one image (a transparent screen...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By arosenbaum
A good comparison might be the data drives in...

A good comparison might be the data drives in the Storage Array market.

Adding another 500GB drive to a Dell Storage server is a $700 piece without the service contract (this is the lower-end AX...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-11-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,404
Posted By arosenbaum
2,3 or even 5 years from now you won't be able...

2,3 or even 5 years from now you won't be able to put audio directly behind the plasma, OLED or LCD screen. Putting audio directly behind the screen is often discounted by those who have put their...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-04-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,244
Posted By arosenbaum
I'm definetly one of the converted - I'm a...

I'm definetly one of the converted - I'm a Crestron dealer - but there are some apples/oranges comparisons here...

Programmer productivity is pretty much same between platforms.
If the drivers...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-24-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By arosenbaum
Not using an MC-12 but I have experience with...

Not using an MC-12 but I have experience with the HeadRoom Cosmic, roughly equivalent to the current Desktop line. Having listened to a bunch, I think it's very similar to other mid-fi vs. high-end...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-05-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By arosenbaum
I strongly disagree on fiber not being ready for...

I strongly disagree on fiber not being ready for prime-time. You can run *anything* over it, the tranceivers are available today, and the cable can go practically any distance without electrical...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-10-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By arosenbaum
There is a whole site filled with below...

There is a whole site filled with below wholesale electronics, all currently desirable, all too cheap. It's a scam. If you google the phone #, you'll get one hit for someone selling a Porsche for...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-29-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,723
Posted By arosenbaum
>Sim is the only one I'm aware of that announced...

>Sim is the only one I'm aware of that announced a 3-chip 1920 x 1080 at CES

The Sim2 HT3000 has a similar chassis to the C3X but is a single chip product.

If the industry makes any shift to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,361
Posted By arosenbaum
The Action Model Three 1080P was announced at...

The Action Model Three 1080P was announced at CES. Projection Design showed a prototype at CEDIA, showed something looking pretty great looking at CES. At the TI booth they were showing a 12' wide...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By arosenbaum
What is the highest quality surround sound...

What is the highest quality surround sound decoder? Video and audio switching are outboard as is amplification (QSC) and EQ (Ashly). Need Dolby and DTS though, preferably in one box. Must have...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-16-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By arosenbaum
I've done several quotes where the Crestron...

I've done several quotes where the Crestron Adagio was cheaper than Control4. If he is willing to lock in his pricing (it's not shipping yet), go for it, it'll likely be a more robust system (Adagio...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By arosenbaum
Did I hear right that Isco has discontinued...

Did I hear right that Isco has discontinued their motorized mount (it was barely available..)? So the options are Runco/Vidikron, Panamorph + Prismasonic. Any others?

-Aaron
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-22-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By arosenbaum
As I break it down, you'll need the following...

As I break it down, you'll need the following features:
Component to HDMI transcode
Component Switching
HDMI Switching
Audio Transcode from Digital down to stereo.

The cheapest way to get a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-19-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,298
Posted By arosenbaum
Let me clarify - I think part of the UI would be...

Let me clarify - I think part of the UI would be generated locally - the video can stream straight from the head-end....Although local storage does seem to be the way Motorola is moving...I haven't...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-18-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,298
Posted By arosenbaum
How successful do you think K would be if it...

How successful do you think K would be if it jumped from $22K down to $3/mo.? I think the system is wonderful and I have it in several of our systems but I see a beta test for a mass-market head-end...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-08-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By arosenbaum
Given 12 ft/lam instead of 16, and the fact that...

Given 12 ft/lam instead of 16, and the fact that sitting this close to the screen is actually okay, I have two possible configurations for the theatre:

Screen size 139" wide, 1st seating position...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-07-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By arosenbaum
The >16 ft/lam reference was from THX's...

The >16 ft/lam reference was from THX's standard. SMTPE 196M is 12-22. I agree that 6-8 can look acceptable in the absolute dark. But if you want enough light to see your feet and the aisle, or even...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-06-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By arosenbaum
I'm not meaning to cast aspersions onto your...

I'm not meaning to cast aspersions onto your plan - just reflecting the doubts in mine....

15' wide X 6'4" = apx. 96 sq. feet.
Matt White Clearpix2 is .95 gain.
16 ft/lum X 96 / .95 = 1617...
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