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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-05-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 357,433
Posted By MilesBFree
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/855958/what-id-do-differently-next-time/780#post_23393267)

Your dimensions are what I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-05-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 357,433
Posted By MilesBFree
I would build a bigger equipment closet. It is...

I would build a bigger equipment closet. It is 6' 6" x 8' 6" and the racks just fit in the room with the doors open and allow me to walk around them to the back, but there isn't much space to work...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-05-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By MilesBFree
Thanks Foxbat121 and teachsac, those are the...

Thanks Foxbat121 and teachsac, those are the players I am considering. Since the 2012 Sony S390 and S590 were replaced by the S3100 and S5100, I will probably wait and see if/when the S790 is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-04-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By MilesBFree
Thank you everyone for the replies. It looks...

Thank you everyone for the replies. It looks like the best bet is simply to get a newer player that might be a bit faster than the PS3 just by virtue of the PS3 being a bit long in the tooth now.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-04-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By MilesBFree
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any...

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a player that can get us to the actual movie fastest?

By that I mean ones that not only boot quickly, but also have the ability to jump...
Forum: Portable A/V   10-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By MilesBFree
 Update: I contacted Monoprice, who said that...


Update: I contacted Monoprice, who said that this cable won't work for an iPhone or iPod. They said that anything beyond a simple device won't work past 15' even with an active extender. It sounds...
Forum: Portable A/V   10-26-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By MilesBFree
 In case it may make a difference, I have an...


In case it may make a difference, I have an iPhone 4GS.

(Mods - if it would make more sense to move this thread to a section that deals with cabling such as the subforums related to builds,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-26-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,798
Posted By MilesBFree
Hi, I was looking to see if anyone had any...

Hi,

I was looking to see if anyone had any experience or recommendations on a standalone Skype device, i.e.- one that will work without a PC. We have family and friends overseas and Skype is...
Forum: Portable A/V   10-26-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By MilesBFree
Hi, I was looking for a recommendation for...

Hi,

I was looking for a recommendation for a long cable, around 50', to connect an iPod / iPhone to the front USB port of an Onkyo receiver. I have all of my equipment in a closet off of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-02-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,961
Posted By MilesBFree
I have an earlier version of the following (HDMI...

I have an earlier version of the following (HDMI over Cat5e) in my living room for a flat screen mounted over the fireplace:

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=7955

I saw they also...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-02-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,725
Posted By MilesBFree
I noticed that it is now $1095 instead of $1080....

I noticed that it is now $1095 instead of $1080. Does that mean it doesn't do 1080p anymore?

However, I am holding out on purchasing until it is $4,096 - no use buying now when I might have to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-02-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By MilesBFree
As I am getting closer to finishing the media...

As I am getting closer to finishing the media room my thoughts turn to what to do about TV viewing there.

The current Dish DVR (which was top of the line 3 - 4 years ago and still decent picture...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By MilesBFree
Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC...

Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21286179)

My take looking at the website is there is an "exclusive"...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By MilesBFree
Given the wide variations in volume levels on...

Given the wide variations in volume levels on different movies and music not to mention some music you want cranked up louder than others, I find that there isn't one volume that I would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By MilesBFree
I emailed them for pricing a couple of months...

I emailed them for pricing a couple of months ago, got no response, followed up once and again no response. I interpreted that as "if you are asking for price, you aren't worth my time".

But it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By MilesBFree
Along the lines of Big's suggestion: - Pull...

Along the lines of Big's suggestion:

- Pull the shoe molding off
- Use a jamb saw to cut a half inch off the bottom of the baseboard
- Run cables
- Replace shoe

You can rent these at most...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By MilesBFree
Thanks for the clarification, Brian.

Thanks for the clarification, Brian.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By MilesBFree
Thanks System - your first post sent me on the...

Thanks System - your first post sent me on the right track. After a bit of reading on phases I think I have an answer.

Since as you said the 220V breaker is on both phases (A and B*) it is really...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,829
Posted By MilesBFree
So to close this out, I ended up going with an...

So to close this out, I ended up going with an Aperion setup as follows:

3 x Verus Grand Towers across the front
4 x Verus Surround bi/Dipoles on the sides and rears
4 x Verus Forte Bookshelves...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-28-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,953
Posted By MilesBFree
10' is way too high for a center speaker...

10' is way too high for a center speaker (apologies if you meant your screen is 10' tall, and not that the speaker would be mounted at the 10' height).

I would buy 3 of the same variety for the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By MilesBFree
Quote:Originally Posted by Sands_at_Pier147...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sands_at_Pier147 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21268468)

You should not be running extension cords through a hole...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-28-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By MilesBFree
Note: I previously ran a dedicated circuit to...

Note: I previously ran a dedicated circuit to the projector as I had heard you don't want anything else on the circuit to introduce noise. I just unboxed and hooked it up a day or two ago and it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-28-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By MilesBFree
Hi, How important is it to have other...

Hi,

How important is it to have other devices on the same electrical circuit as the receiver? The projector, DVD, DVR, CD player, and subwoofer are examples.

I heave heard that you want to...
Forum: Speakers   10-31-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 783,915
Posted By MilesBFree
Thanks Jason. I think I am going to order 3...

Thanks Jason.

I think I am going to order 3 x GVTs for the front (going with an AT screen) and 4 x Verus Surround Di/Bipoles for the surrounds.

From the chat session, it sounds like that would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-31-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,139
Posted By MilesBFree
Thanks 3DNewb! I copied the whole post from the...

Thanks 3DNewb! I copied the whole post from the other thread I posted it in, and it copied the links literally from that thread (the board software apparently shortens the URLs by inserting "..."...
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