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Forum: Remote Control Area   06-13-2016, 12:44 PM
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Posted By shadestreet
How to make my Harmony Ultimate Control My Lights?

I used to use Z-Wave dimmers with my H900, but that was dropped from Harmony Ultimate, and I wound up buying a bunch of Hue Bulbs which I love.

But my new house has dozens of recessed lights in...
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-12-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 275,422
Posted By shadestreet
thesamarai - If you bought a few months ago it...

thesamarai - If you bought a few months ago it should still be in warranty (I believe up to a year) - keep pressing them, I had them replace a few remotes over the years.
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-11-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 275,422
Posted By shadestreet
I love the Hue light integration to the remote,...

I love the Hue light integration to the remote, but now I have moved and the new house has dozens of recessed lights in the ceiling and it is getting cost prohibitive to replace them all with Hue...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
It was left behind in the house, so, no, didn't...

It was left behind in the house, so, no, didn't pay anything for it, but it did serve as a temporary way to have sound while I waited out release of this Enlac system suggested...but now I don't see...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Thread update - during move-in found old Bose...

Thread update - during move-in found old Bose Lifestyle system circa 1993 previous owner left behind. I used that as a stop-gap for the interim, waiting for Enlac speakers mentioned above to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-03-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
I appreciate the further options...

I appreciate the further options ChicksDigMyReceiver (you at least win for Username of the week), and you are right, jumping from my 10 year old Denon 2.1 system to likely anything else will amaze me...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Yeah, I just ordered the ones off Monoprice as...

Yeah, I just ordered the ones off Monoprice as suggested. Seemed simple enough.

My question is, what type of Banana plugs should I get? Are they all the same? I went to amazon and seems a bunch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Alright. I ordered the A550, I ordered the...

Alright. I ordered the A550, I ordered the cables, just need to make a final decision between Klipsch and SVS. Both seem comparable. Elac look fantastic, but I would prefer to move forward getting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-01-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Great feedback - I would have dropped probably...

Great feedback - I would have dropped probably 1500 on a Receiver not knowing any better, but for my needs perhaps <500 is just fine?

Looking at Yamaha seeing this:

RX-A550 for 399 on Amazon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
It seems like most of the recommended receivers...

It seems like most of the recommended receivers are always 7.1+

A friend suggested I get the Pioneer Elite SC-95 or SC-91, both 7.1 systems and around ok budget wise. When I look for Pioneer 5.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Thanks for the advice so far. As for what I...

Thanks for the advice so far.

As for what I plan to use with it - mainly movies and gaming. The current TV is a VT60 Panasonic Plasma, and really like the TV so not in a rush to upgrade, at some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 425
Posted By shadestreet
Stereo Virgin. I need help.

I have owned exactly 1 Stereo in my life. The Denon S-301 from 2005 which was a decent HTITB 2.1 system. Due to the room layout of my previous house, anything beyond 2.1 was impossible, so that...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-08-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23,127
Views: 1,862,710
Posted By shadestreet
Thinking about picking this TV up, but I see...

Thinking about picking this TV up, but I see comments that new models out soon, so wait for price cuts. How long should I expect to wait?
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-08-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By shadestreet
Thanks.. I could have sworn when I measured the...

Thanks.. I could have sworn when I measured the LG in store it was just above 50" width, but looking on Amazon at 55EF9500 it does show <49" which I just might be able to squeeze in... thanks!
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-07-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By shadestreet
Recommend me a 50" TV please

Bought a new house, the only place to put a TV in the Great Room is behind some built-in cabinets. Problem is that the width of cabinet is 50", so I am limited to my options unless I tear out the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By shadestreet
Thanks for the help - any further advice on...

Thanks for the help - any further advice on brands or things to look for is appreciated. completely new to this. I will also dig through the threads to see.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By shadestreet
I am looking at this to be a short-term solution,...

I am looking at this to be a short-term solution, < 3 years so probably within $500-2000 but if there is something special out there I could go higher.

Also considering building 2.1 and not going...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By shadestreet
So I assume my question "can a 5.1/7.1 receiver...

So I assume my question "can a 5.1/7.1 receiver output 2.1" was stupid?

If so, is that universally true for all receivers?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By shadestreet
Need to replace HTIB. Need advice on options.

In 2005 I bought a Denon S301 HTIB for my main entertainment room. For past year when I powered it on I would get feedback/static for about 5 minutes from both speakers, then it would quiet down and...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   10-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By shadestreet
Best 2.1 system?

My Denon S301 finally died. It lived a good life (bought 2005), no sound coming from the speakers. The room setup is not able to accommodate anything above 2.1

Looking for recommendations on the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,856
Posted By shadestreet
No, my WD drive only streams over wifi, no USB.

No, my WD drive only streams over wifi, no USB.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By shadestreet
The WD Drive is only accessible through DNLA - I...

The WD Drive is only accessible through DNLA - I can grab it easy enough with PS3, my Viera TV, and Xbox, but was hoping Fire TV had some media server type app that could pick up folders on my WD...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,856
Posted By shadestreet
Can I stream from my WD MyBookWorld drive (it...

Can I stream from my WD MyBookWorld drive (it holds about 1,000 movies on it) to a Fire TV? I realize not everything would work (MKV?) but some of the content?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By shadestreet
Best Chromebox?

Need to cut the cord. Thinking of getting a Chromebox but also keeping Fire TV in consideration set.

Need to have something relatively simple for my girlfriend to use, but would also be nice if...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,856
Posted By shadestreet
Would you suggest Fire TV over Chromebox or...

Would you suggest Fire TV over Chromebox or another HTPC? I am pretty much wide open to anything right now. I plan to cut the cord but need a good alternative for my fiancée with simple UI so she...
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