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Forum: Home Automation   07-29-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 153,739
Posted By Neurorad
Anyone dimming LED strip lights, with RA2? ...

Anyone dimming LED strip lights, with RA2? Looking for manufacturer/model recs.

Lutron Lumaris would be perfect - except the price is somewhat of an obstacle, for me. CRI 95.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
Cut the hole behind the TV, for the TV box, and...

Cut the hole behind the TV, for the TV box, and snap some pics with a phone camera, to see the obstruction.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-27-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
That's the incorrect product. You need 6...

That's the incorrect product.

You need 6 feet, not 250'.

Look for remnants, in the cable aisle. Ask for help to find 14/2.

You don't need the bushing, behind the speaker. It's hidden...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-27-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
For others' benefit - the Flexbit with the screw...

For others' benefit - the Flexbit with the screw tip is much easier to work with than the one without, assuming you know there is no Romex on the other side.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-27-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
Fireblocks are always horizontal, and always 1...

Fireblocks are always horizontal, and always 1 per stud bay. If there are more than one, they're probably not fireblocks, and put there for another reason. They're usually at chest height, because...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-27-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
I missed that your 'fireblock' is between the...

I missed that your 'fireblock' is between the baseboard and the speaker.

That seems low for a fireblock.

Cut holes behind your speakers and TV. The holes will be hidden. Cover the double gang...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-26-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By Neurorad
Will you need a generator? A 2nd or 3rd pair...

Will you need a generator?

A 2nd or 3rd pair of hands would be very useful too.

You'll be terminating the cables after the drywall is up, probably after you move in.

I really like the bits...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-26-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Neurorad
Is the fireblock located behind the TV? You...

Is the fireblock located behind the TV? You could put in a recessed outlet TV box behind the TV, and use that cutout to drill up, using that stud bay for the speaker cable.

Then, drill across...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 242,962
Posted By Neurorad
Can the Hub emitters be extended 150 feet? ...

Can the Hub emitters be extended 150 feet? Thinking about using powered IR extender system, e.g. from Xantech, to eventually move the equipment out of the family room, to the basement.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Neurorad
I see this was originally posted a month ago, but...

I see this was originally posted a month ago, but the ATV2, cable STB, and switch could be positioned behind the TV discreetly, without the need for extending.

The devices could be mounted to the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Neurorad
You could frame out a closet-sized space at the...

You could frame out a closet-sized space at the rear left, to allow passage into the adjoining room, without entering the theater. Adding a door to the theater may work, if walking through the back...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Neurorad
I thumbed through the Media Room entries from...

I thumbed through the Media Room entries from these CEDIA Idea Books - not many examples. But, you may find them useful for ideas.

http://www.cedia.org/idea-book

GIS of contemporary TV room...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-25-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Neurorad
What's on the wall opposite the fireplace? I see...

What's on the wall opposite the fireplace? I see you have a door opening there on the left, and a window on the right - any other locations for a TV in that room? Beautiful painting would like...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   07-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,725
Posted By Neurorad
I read a few of the Cable Reviews, at that...

I read a few of the Cable Reviews, at that Stereophile link. Hysterical!

"the Nirvana S-X strips away electronic grunge, and beautifully conveys the continuity of the space and musical flow"

I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-24-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Neurorad
I sat on my couch and measured the height to the...

I sat on my couch and measured the height to the middle of my eyes. I positioned a paper scale representation of my TV on the wall with the center at eye height. It looked funny, kind of low, so I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 24,540
Posted By Neurorad
The X-series 'Pro' models have shipped with a...

The X-series 'Pro' models have shipped with a rack kit, in the past.
...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-23-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By Neurorad
I'd move the surrounds down lower on the wall, to...

I'd move the surrounds down lower on the wall, to each side of the opening, maybe using in-wall speakers.

I know it's not to scale, but the middle of the display should be at or close to eye...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Neurorad
5 cables at the receiver. 5 speakers in that...

5 cables at the receiver. 5 speakers in that room? Blank wallplates in that room? Buried speaker cables, in that room?

More speaker cables hidden in the wall, at the receiver?

Does your...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 242,962
Posted By Neurorad
Sony XBR IR in jack: "The catch with Sony is...

Sony XBR IR in jack:

"The catch with Sony is that they use a 3 conductor jack on the TV IR input. If you use a 2 conductor, "mono" cable, the sleeve will short the sleeve and ring together and...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 242,962
Posted By Neurorad
Thanks so much for the heads up on the electrical...

Thanks so much for the heads up on the electrical specs. I will definitely nail those down before plugging in anything. I'll probably just use direct IR from the remote to begin with, and start my...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 242,962
Posted By Neurorad
Category cable run already, for this purpose, or...

Category cable run already, for this purpose, or future RS232 (TV has the serial connector, unsure if it's active).

TV has an IR input jack on the back, but I'm not opposed to using a discrete...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-20-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 242,962
Posted By Neurorad
Has anyone extended an emitter from the Hub to...

Has anyone extended an emitter from the Hub to the TV, for more reliable control?

Components behind seating.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-20-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 208
Posted By Neurorad
How do you know they aren't working? Most...

How do you know they aren't working?

Most people typically use a category cable tester. This is a cheap one, find one like this
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-19-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 208
Posted By Neurorad
Need a little more conrext, that is, what are you...

Need a little more conrext, that is, what are you trying to accomplish?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By Neurorad
A small rack would be about 20" deep. Would that...

A small rack would be about 20" deep. Would that fit in the treadmill location?

Behind the bar is another option.
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