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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 01:21 PM
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Posted By jakob_s
Thanks for the feedback, I normally shy away from...

Thanks for the feedback, I normally shy away from refurbed units, but this sounds like a reliable source from what I'm hearing from you two and I did some quick research online and it all looks like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Oh, it's refurbed. Ok that explains it then.

Oh, it's refurbed. Ok that explains it then.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
I know I can't get a feature for feature...

I know I can't get a feature for feature replacement for my A2000, but I can't afford $1,000 or more right now and am only looking for something that has the bare necessities that I'm currently...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Wow that's a great price! I don't have any...

Wow that's a great price! I don't have any experience with accessories4less are they reliable and how are they able to sell these products for so much cheaper than other online retailers? I was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Feel free to hop on and ask questions. The more...

Feel free to hop on and ask questions. The more conversations we get the better info we get. :-)

I will say that I spent a lot of time on here years ago speaking with some fellow forum goers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Oh hah! I don't know why I didn't realize the A...

Oh hah! I don't know why I didn't realize the A series was the Aventage line as that is what my receiver that just died is. OK I"ll have to do some feature comparisons here to see what's more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Oh wow thank you for the information regarding...

Oh wow thank you for the information regarding Denon and Onkyo receivers. I will definitely steer clear of them on this purchase. So I was looking at the RX-V381 and V481 and now mdbrown, you're...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Really? Have you had bad experience with other...

Really? Have you had bad experience with other brands under $2k? I mean I loved my A2000, but I felt Denon and Onkyo had good options that were comparable at the time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jakob_s
Budget receiver recommendations

My Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 just recently lost audio and I'm now looking for a fairly inexpensive replacement. I'm looking for options under $400 and hopefully even under $300. I'm currently only...
Forum: Home Automation   07-29-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Oops, the Elite is what I actually meant. I...

Oops, the Elite is what I actually meant. I always get the two names mixed up. ;-) Thanks for pointing it out to me though.
Forum: Home Automation   07-28-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Thanks so much for the information. I think I...

Thanks so much for the information. I think I will be making my first purchase of a Smartthings hub and a GE Z-Wave switch next week to give it a shot and see what I think and then add more switches...
Forum: Home Automation   07-22-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Any help with the specific advantages and...

Any help with the specific advantages and disadvantages between all of the options of switches and hubs would be greatly appreciated. Right now I'm leaning towards either Z-Wave or Insteon for the...
Forum: Home Automation   07-20-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
So if I'm trying to decide between the different...

So if I'm trying to decide between the different switches out there, what are the benefits of, say the Z-Wave switches over the Insteon or Lutron options. Same question in regards to the hubs when...
Forum: Home Automation   07-20-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Thanks for checking to see if this worked with...

Thanks for checking to see if this worked with the Echo. I'll likely use IFTTT recipes for scenarios like this, but it is good to know that routines will work a bit quicker if I want to go that...
Forum: Home Automation   07-20-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
I primarily want to use IFTTT to create recipes...

I primarily want to use IFTTT to create recipes for the Amazon Echo. For instance, I want to be able to say "watch a movie" and have the Echo kick off a recipe that drops my projector screen, turns...
Forum: Home Automation   07-19-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Oh so with these hubs that support IFTTT, you can...

Oh so with these hubs that support IFTTT, you can give individual switches names via the hub or something so that you can integrate switches throughout the house to be part of different IFTTT...
Forum: Home Automation   07-19-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Yeah I briefly looked into the Wemo switches, but...

Yeah I briefly looked into the Wemo switches, but there were a number of features they didn't offer so I quickly moved on. ;-)

As far as the GE Z-Wave switches, do they support IFTTT? I really...
Forum: Home Automation   07-19-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Thanks for the reco! I have yet to look into...

Thanks for the reco! I have yet to look into Insteon, but definitely will now. So to make sure I understand your setup, everything you listed above with the exception of the 2 fan switches are all...
Forum: Home Automation   07-18-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By jakob_s
Wireless light switches compatible with Echo and IFTTT

I recently purchased an Amazon Echo and am loving what it currently offers. However I am now looking into building in some home automation into my house. I already have a Nest, but next I would...
Forum: Screens   03-30-2014, 12:11 PM
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Views: 467,187
Posted By jakob_s
I have a VMAX106H-E24 and love it. But I'm...

I have a VMAX106H-E24 and love it. But I'm wondering how or if it's possible to set it to stop at a certain height when I lower it for use. Currently I have attempt to stop the screen at the right...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By jakob_s
Quote:Originally Posted by Bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1503804/trying-to-decide-between-yamaha-yst-sw216-and-jbl-es150p#post_24036377)...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By jakob_s
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eljaycanuck http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1503804/trying-to-decide-between-yamaha-yst-sw216-and-jbl-es150p#post_24036060)
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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-05-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By jakob_s
So I've been slowly but surely putting together...

So I've been slowly but surely putting together my theater over the past year. I finally got my projector, speakers, and screen cabled and mounted and am now ready to finally add a sub. I currently...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,905
Posted By jakob_s
Here's my review of my Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000 ...

Here's my review of my Yamaha Aventage RX-A2000

http://www.avsforum.com/products/yamaha-rx-a2000-7-1-channel-audio-video-receiver/reviews/4555
Forum: Audio Gear   10-11-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By jakob_s
Sorry these have been sold. Closing listing now.

Sorry these have been sold. Closing listing now.
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