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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-28-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By jautor
I've seen it in action, but haven't used one. ...

I've seen it in action, but haven't used one. But search the Forum, you should find folks with experience with them around here. DVDO is a well-respected manufacturer for these sorts of devices.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 33
Posted By jautor
DVDO Quick6R http://www.dvdo.com/Quick6R/

DVDO Quick6R

http://www.dvdo.com/Quick6R/
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-28-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By jautor
That's a really big screen (160") for a front row...

That's a really big screen (160") for a front row distance of 10'... In 16x9 mine is 108" from my front row at 9'. I wouldn't go any bigger than that, personally. You should test this out before...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 12:41 PM
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Views: 338,364
Posted By jautor
Yes, my GrafikEye is a QS model that has the IR...

Yes, my GrafikEye is a QS model that has the IR input on the back. So I ran a piece of PELV wire from there, eventually to the GC-100. Once I figured out that this would work, yeah, I passed on the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By jautor
For multiple rows, you have to balance the screen...

For multiple rows, you have to balance the screen size with the various seating distances. In my case, I was concerned that the view from the front row would be too big while I tried to get an...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 958
Posted By jautor
For the theater, probably not - as long as you'll...

For the theater, probably not - as long as you'll have a riser that will give you a path to bring power to the front row (for powered recliners).

But for other rooms in the house, absolutely! As...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 338,364
Posted By jautor
I just connected my GrafikEye to iRule via IR...

I just connected my GrafikEye to iRule via IR using the GC-100, but you'll need to add the Ethernet adapter in iRule as a Gateway (like the GC-100 is). Then hopefully there's already a set of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-26-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By jautor
That's the one! And when you see the street...

That's the one! And when you see the street price, you'll probably decide you can live with the wire nuts... :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 391
Posted By jautor
Look at the "ducted mini-split" systems... ...

Look at the "ducted mini-split" systems...

As for the screen size question - you should start with the room design, especially the seating. That will tell you what your screen size (within a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-25-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By jautor
Yes. Make sure you test it before installation,...

Yes. Make sure you test it before installation, and that you install it the correct direction (Redmere is a directional cable). And pull two cat6 UTP wires along with it for the future and as a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-25-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By jautor
That's a lot of amp power for a room that size......

That's a lot of amp power for a room that size... I run my whole theater on one UPA7 and I don't think it breaks a sweat... :D

4 Atmos speakers also sounds like a lot for this space, but it does...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By jautor
Looks like a fabric track system - but you should...

Looks like a fabric track system - but you should remove the trim plate from one of the light switches or outlets, that will reveal the construction (whether it's a panel on the wall or a track...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-25-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By jautor
Email Panamorph and ask them, they're usually...

Email Panamorph and ask them, they're usually very responsive.

John Schuermann is also a member here, try a PM...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By jautor
Anything that you'll see in the AV world which...

Anything that you'll see in the AV world which calls itself 'rack mountable' will be at most 17" wide, as once you add the mounting ears, you get to the 19" standard rack width. And by rack,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-25-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By jautor
You're just doing a "pre-wire", with the walls...

You're just doing a "pre-wire", with the walls open - so you just buy a bulk 1000' spool of cat6 UTP (solid, not stranded as Joe points out), make all the runs you could possibly need, and then...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-24-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By jautor
Make that a ~$2000 projector and a ~$500 screen -...

Make that a ~$2000 projector and a ~$500 screen - much better ratio given that budget. And you'll be very happy...



As long as everyone in the whole space is all involved with the same...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 958
Posted By jautor
Yep, this is exactly what I did for all the...

Yep, this is exactly what I did for all the reasons already mentioned. You can certainly have them run electrical - I dedicated a 20A circuit for equipment, and another for lighting and room...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By jautor
LOL! Reminds me of walking through one of our...

LOL! Reminds me of walking through one of our R&D labs a long time ago. The lab technician was sitting at a bench with a stack of 14' Ethernet patch cords. He was cutting them in half, and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By jautor
Monoprice in-wall speaker wire... Good and cheap.

Monoprice in-wall speaker wire... Good and cheap.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-23-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By jautor
No, you're buying a NAS with local capacity (1TB,...

No, you're buying a NAS with local capacity (1TB, 2TB, 4TB, whatever), and this particular product also includes the ability to remotely access your NAS easily from anywhere via the Internet. Hence...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-23-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By jautor
You can see my rationale for my decision in the...

You can see my rationale for my decision in the closed/open theater debate in my build thread, so I won't re-hash it here:
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-23-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By jautor
Well, there's a point of diminishing return, and...

Well, there's a point of diminishing return, and that number seems to be six (which may also be based on commonly available switching chips - but I haven't looked).



The zone-player /...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-23-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By jautor
May or may not. Will depend on what the TV and...

May or may not. Will depend on what the TV and projector keep alive while in standby (powered off). The likely case is that the source would see both devices and would therefore choose to output...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By jautor
Yes, stuff copied "to the cloud" is just that - a...

Yes, stuff copied "to the cloud" is just that - a copy (kept in sync automatically). The 'original' stays on your local NAS device. And note that these devices don't copy the entire drive to the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By jautor
I didn't mean cables don't fail - you said "they...

I didn't mean cables don't fail - you said "they didn't work after some upgrade", implying that the cable was fine, but now "unusable". Lots of reasons cables physically fail (usually the...
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