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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-12-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By amheck
Karnis2 and RafaelSmith What was the issue with...

Karnis2 and RafaelSmith
What was the issue with the Shield and why did the BeeBox turn out so much better? I had pretty much though the Shield was the way to go.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17,155
Views: 1,920,300
Posted By amheck
hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05...

hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05 for something a bit newer. However, someone pointed out that the SC05 had the Home Media Gallery, which I had never messed with. So I hooked up a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17,155
Views: 1,920,300
Posted By amheck
hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05...

hey guys, I was getting ready to replace my SC05 for something a bit newer. However, someone pointed out that the SC05 had the Home Media Gallery, which I had never messed with. So I hooked up a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
Kik, just wanted to say thanks again. I just...

Kik, just wanted to say thanks again. I just assumed my AVR was so old that it didn't so any of the network stuff. I'm going to pull out the cabinet its in this weekend and get a LAN cable hooked...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
Kik, just wanted to say thanks again. I just...

Kik, just wanted to say thanks again. I just assumed my AVR was so old that it didn't so any of the network stuff. I'm going to pull out the cabinet its in this weekend and get a LAN cable hooked...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
I'm using a galaxy s6 edge plus. Will check into...

I'm using a galaxy s6 edge plus. Will check into the app, but I'm not sure if my avr can receive any of that
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
ah, I missed the audio part. So Chromecast audio...

ah, I missed the audio part. So Chromecast audio into an input on my existing AVR and then I can cast anything audio from my phone over to this device and it should play on my Zone 2? pretty neat
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
Yeah, I'd love to use a Chromecast, and that's...

Yeah, I'd love to use a Chromecast, and that's what I had planned to use for Google Music. But since these are HDMI, I figured I'd need an AVR that can pass HDMI audio? Or am I missing something...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
I get all my music via Google Play All Access. ...

I get all my music via Google Play All Access. If there's an easy way to get this to Zone 2 without the HDMI -> Zone 2 feature, I'm all ears. I asked around about this specifically a month or two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
Yeah, no video. Just want audio from an hdmi...

Yeah, no video. Just want audio from an hdmi source out to the zone 2 speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
thanks for the suggestions. I currently have a...

thanks for the suggestions. I currently have a Pioneer SC-05 and have been happy with it, but need some more HDMI inputs and just want to modernize a bit. However, I'm kinda stuck cause I'm not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-20-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By amheck
Cheapest avr that can pass hdmi to zone 2?

I have a pretty simple setup now. 5.1 and hdmi devices, but I'd like an avr that can pass he I sources out to zone 2. A smartphone app and some network connectivity would be great too.

Thanks in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-20-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 16,237
Posted By amheck
Thoughts on turning this into a poor-man's Sonos...

Thoughts on turning this into a poor-man's Sonos setup? Could you pick up a handful of these, along with some powered speakers, and stick them in different rooms around the house?

I think the...
Forum: Speakers   09-26-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,246
Views: 453,622
Posted By amheck
I've got 8" height in my cabinet and am wondering...

I've got 8" height in my cabinet and am wondering the same.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By amheck
Yeah, so you do still want the horns at ear...

Yeah, so you do still want the horns at ear level, I guess. I need subs, too, so maybe OldCabin's idea of a sub in the base would work well for me too and save a bit of space, as opposed to a bigger...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By amheck
Yeah, doesn't look too bad. I thought for sure...

Yeah, doesn't look too bad. I thought for sure this would be a vacuum press type of project.

Can you just veneer the front baffle, too, and then trim out for the speakers and then screw them in?...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By amheck
Very nice both of you....that gives me hope. I'm...

Very nice both of you....that gives me hope. I'm not sure which I like more, the all veneer or the black face. Is that painted or some sort of veneer there, too?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By amheck
1099, WAF, veneer and center channel questions

Hey guys, I'm going to cram a bunch of stuff into this post - hope you guys can take a stab at answering it.

I have some older B&W speakers and a center channel for my living room home theater. ...
Forum: Home Automation   09-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By amheck
thank you so much. Yeah, I've always thought...

thank you so much. Yeah, I've always thought the C4 stuff was probably over my needs and budget. But I'm absolutely going to look into the HC-250. thanks again.
Forum: Home Automation   09-21-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By amheck
Good questions - thanks. Looking for primarily...

Good questions - thanks. Looking for primarily DIY but would involve a dealer if it made sense. I'm willing to try some of the alarm and other programming, but don't want to get burried over my...
Forum: Home Automation   09-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By amheck
Automation/Alarm/Cameras - confused how to integrate and where to start

Hi everyone, I'd like to set up some systems for automation (lights, Nest, etc), get some indoor and outdoor security cameras, and also have a cell-enabled security system.

Did a little reading...
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,246
Views: 453,622
Posted By amheck
Have you guys found your local GE dealers willing...

Have you guys found your local GE dealers willing to let speakers go out for in home trials?

Also, I'm guessing the center-specific GE speakers don't do well in an enclosed space? What other...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By amheck
can you say the same of these if the system was...

can you say the same of these if the system was primarily Home Theater/Gaming?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By amheck
sub $500 AVR that can stream Google Music and HDMI over Zone 2

I stream my music via Google Play ALl-Access Music. I'm currently looking to update my AVS from a 5 year old Pioneer Elite. I'd like to update a bit to get some more networking features and a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,548
Views: 310,747
Posted By amheck
hey guys, is the x2100 a good deal at $399 now? ...

hey guys, is the x2100 a good deal at $399 now? Will they possibly drop further when the 2015 come out?

I have a 4-5 year old Pio Elite AVR and I think I'd like to upgrade with something with...
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