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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-28-2015, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Neurorad
For a single HDMI run, from the equipment...

For a single HDMI run, from the equipment location to the TV, ask the price for a 1.5" or 2" flex conduit. You may want to change that HDMI cable in a few years, anyway.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-28-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Neurorad
If you have an attic above, or crawlspace below,...

If you have an attic above, or crawlspace below, you can usually retrofit cables fairly easily, without the need for patching drywall and painting.

On the other hand, patching is about a $20...
Forum: Home Automation   03-28-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Neurorad
Lutron: "Alarm.com, DSC, ELK, HAI, and Honeywell...

Lutron: "Alarm.com, DSC, ELK, HAI, and Honeywell platforms are supported." But, I think most would work.

App note for general integration: ...
Forum: Home Automation   03-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 148,940
Posted By Neurorad
Thanks, schalliol. That document shows how the...

Thanks, schalliol. That document shows how the IR blaster is inside the box, but the LV wires stay outside of the box. I don't see those Lutron Spacer IR blasters available on their own, either,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Neurorad
As low as you could? Install impedance...

As low as you could?

Install impedance matching volume controls in each zone, use a $50 AVR from Craigslist for driving the speakers, wired in parallel.

Downside - single source plays on all...
Forum: Home Automation   03-27-2015, 09:07 AM
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Views: 148,940
Posted By Neurorad
I found several CL3 rated emitters using google ...

I found several CL3 rated emitters using google

http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/infrared-single-blaster.html

http://www.amazon.com/Receiver-Emitter-Extension-Infrared-Resources/dp/B003UKJR7E...
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 06:03 PM
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Views: 148,940
Posted By Neurorad
The hole is there for the IR emitter("bugeye")....

The hole is there for the IR emitter("bugeye"). There is no connection, just stick the emitter over the hole. Never used it myself, or heard how well that method works, but that's the...
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 148,940
Posted By Neurorad
I've read that some Lutron keypads have IR...

I've read that some Lutron keypads have IR receivers on the back as well. Not sure about RA2.
Forum: Home Automation   03-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Neurorad
Posting at the CocoonTech forums could be useful....

Posting at the CocoonTech forums could be useful.

http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/23032-smart-meter-controversy/
Forum: Speakers   03-21-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Neurorad
Use thick wire coat hangers - not the thin white...

Use thick wire coat hangers - not the thin white ones.

As long as the speakers are not in-wall, 12-2 Romex (or other brand) would work very well.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Neurorad
I would agree that step 1 starts with water...

I would agree that step 1 starts with water management.

Step 2, diagram, in detail. Whether Sketchup or Visio or some other SW, you need to bounce ideas on layout to others online in some way. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-19-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By Neurorad
Absolutely not, you will be just fine.[/QUOTE] ...

Absolutely not, you will be just fine.[/QUOTE]
+1, no problem at all
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-18-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 362
Posted By Neurorad
If this is someone else's home, you should be...

If this is someone else's home, you should be familiar with Synology already. Somewhat steep learning curve.
Forum: Home Automation   03-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Neurorad
I don't know much about Crestron Europe, but here...

I don't know much about Crestron Europe, but here in the U.S., Crestron residential installs are almost all 'dealer only'. The Crestron dealer designs, sells the equipment, installs, and programs the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-17-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Neurorad
You can use 1-5 lacing bars per piece of...

You can use 1-5 lacing bars per piece of equipment - depends on how obsessive and rich you are.

Most of my power cords come out of the back on 1 side. I chose that side to run power vertically, in...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Neurorad
I would try out DirecTV, at a friend's house, for...

I would try out DirecTV, at a friend's house, for a couple hours.

I've had DirecTV for 2 years now, it's OK, switched from Comcast. I will likely switch to Dish or back to Comcast for a couple...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Neurorad
Call AudioControl to find a distributor or local...

Call AudioControl to find a distributor or local dealer, if you really want that setup.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By Neurorad
"cannot run a new...cable" sounds like a dare. ...

"cannot run a new...cable" sounds like a dare.

Those columns are hollow? The stone face cabinets are wood underneath? I'd look harder at adding a category cable, for an HDMI extender.

Who put...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Neurorad
I think that 500028 product would work perfectly.

I think that 500028 product would work perfectly.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-15-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By Neurorad
What's on the other side of the fireplace?

What's on the other side of the fireplace?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Neurorad
A week later, I check the Denon OSD menu, and now...

A week later, I check the Denon OSD menu, and now the free upgrade is there, under Upgrades. Downloading upgrade now. :)
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Neurorad
Research Muxlab, a tip from jautor.

Research Muxlab, a tip from jautor.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Neurorad
Do you have any other rooms in the house for a...

Do you have any other rooms in the house for a TV? You could make the room a playroom for 8 years and then turn it into a projector room, ripping out the drywall at that time. Keeping dents out of...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   03-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Neurorad
Ideally, you'd remove the baseboard, cut a...

Ideally, you'd remove the baseboard, cut a channel in the drywall, run the coax, and replace the baseboard. Remove the coax outlet, patch, and paint, or, cover the coax box with a blank cover.
...
Forum: Home Automation   03-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Neurorad
A search of the Vera forums for 'alarm' shows...

A search of the Vera forums for 'alarm' shows what looks like pretty tight integration of the Elk M1

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/board,52.0.html
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