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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   09-01-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Neurorad
Take a break, read through those 2 links I...

Take a break, read through those 2 links I posted, 2nd one first.

You can buy power cords in different lengths, from Monoprice and other various Amazon vendors, for your components that use C13...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Neurorad
You could clamp an articulating mount to a blank...

You could clamp an articulating mount to a blank plate which is mounted proud to (in front of) another plate or component.
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-31-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
That adapter plate would allow you to zip tie...

That adapter plate would allow you to zip tie top-to-bottom.

I think I've read that ChannelVision plates fit into Leviton enclosures, but I'm not certain. You'd need to confirm.

You can get a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
You can string several smaller zip ties together,...

You can string several smaller zip ties together, instead of buying the longer zip ties, as a 'temporary' measure, or forever, nobody will notice.

If you don't want to screw into the enclosure,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
For keyhole mounted equipment, put a piece of...

For keyhole mounted equipment, put a piece of painter's tape over both holes. Punch out the keyhole slots. Remove the tape, and stick it in the enclosure, showing the locations of the holes.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
The adhesive on industrial Velcro pads may...

The adhesive on industrial Velcro pads may eventually fail, after several years. Cleaning the surface with rubbing alcohol or paint thinner may be the trick. YMMV.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
Stray holes aren't an issue. They're very small,...

Stray holes aren't an issue. They're very small, not noticeable, and hopefully you won't move stuff much.

That Channel Vision C1312 Large Product Holder fits a Netgear Prosafe 16 port switch very...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 126
Posted By Neurorad
The modem has keyholes on the back for screws. ...

The modem has keyholes on the back for screws.

I use screws like this, 'self drilling,' from Home Depot.
http://www.jcyscrews.com/upload_files/construction-fasteners/pn06010.jpg

Using screws,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Neurorad
I'm planning on using a Snap Strong mount for my...

I'm planning on using a Snap Strong mount for my 70" Sony, sourced from a Snap dealer.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-25-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Neurorad
I would use a pass-through plate, aka a plate...

I would use a pass-through plate, aka a plate with a hole in it. Nobody will be able to see it. Cheap and easy.

I like Jeff's recessed outlet solution. I have a couple of the Arlington 2-gang...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-23-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Neurorad
Lacing bars help with horizontal cable...

Lacing bars help with horizontal cable management, behind each component. They mount to rear rack rails.

http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s489/l8_apex/CableBoxAmplifierwiring_zps6db0d3c4.jpg
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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Neurorad
Power cords run vertically on one side, analog...

Power cords run vertically on one side, analog and digital the other.

Lacing bars.

Velcro One-wrap (or other Velcro straps) for bundling and fastening.

Neat cable bundles.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-22-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Neurorad
What is the audio source? The speakers should be...

What is the audio source? The speakers should be left and right channels, not summed mono, to be clear.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Neurorad
Ask at the Cocoontech Home Security or Home...

Ask at the Cocoontech Home Security or Home Automation subforums. There is also an HAI subforum.
Forum: Home Automation   08-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Neurorad
Dean - can you recommend anyone specifically to...

Dean - can you recommend anyone specifically to remotely program a CQC GUI, or is it only DIY, at this point? Do you do any custom programming personally? I've always wondered what the options are...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Neurorad
I would do 2 pairs, one over island and the other...

I would do 2 pairs, one over island and the other over the table.

Alternatively, a single pair over the island. Listen to zones 1 and 2 together during meals. I currently have a similar setup,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Neurorad
Barrier blocks screwed to a 1U shelf, behind a...

Barrier blocks screwed to a 1U shelf, behind a blank plate, might work. Again, hide the mess, make the visible cables neat.
Forum: Home Automation   08-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 154,924
Posted By Neurorad
You might want to call Lutron Tech Support or...

You might want to call Lutron Tech Support or Sales, directly.

If the electrician is installing RA2, shouldn't he be on the hook for making sure everything works, that he specs? You're paying the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Neurorad
If it's just speaker wire, I doubt you're strong...

If it's just speaker wire, I doubt you're strong enough to damage it.
Forum: Home Automation   08-20-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 154,924
Posted By Neurorad
My electricians haven't had any interest in...

My electricians haven't had any interest in selling me hardware. They have all [over]charged me by the hour.

Ask them if you can supply hardware, and ask Paul for details on installation before...
Forum: Home Automation   08-19-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 154,924
Posted By Neurorad
I would call Spiwrx for a rec. He sells them...

I would call Spiwrx for a rec. He sells them too. ;)
Forum: Home Automation   08-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Neurorad
Dean - what does the CQC basic GUI look like? ...

Dean - what does the CQC basic GUI look like? The one out of the box.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Neurorad
Bundle the audio cables neatly, with Velcro or...

Bundle the audio cables neatly, with Velcro or zip ties spaced evenly, and pass them into a black project box, hiding your barrier block.

Much, much cheaper, and far easier, than panel mount...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-19-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 247,295
Posted By Neurorad
Yes, my DirecTV DVR supports skips. There...

Yes, my DirecTV DVR supports skips.

There are no dedicated skip buttons, on the Ultimate. Certainly, you don't want to have use a long button press for skip ahead, 7-9 times in a row.

But,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-17-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Neurorad
Nuvo is sold in Europe. Call US Tech Support,...

Nuvo is sold in Europe. Call US Tech Support, they will put you in touch with Europe TS, if it's a separate entity.

If you haven't already, post at the AVforums website - similar to AVSforums,...
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