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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-30-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By jautor
Will this be a dedicated theater or a...

Will this be a dedicated theater or a multi-purpose room? Not clear from your description. Curious why if they're building a "screen wall" that you'd need a retractable screen.



It's hard to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-30-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By jautor
Your room is the same dimensions as mine, and...

Your room is the same dimensions as mine, and while I have only 2 sconces on each side, I don't think you'll be happy at all with the results.

As the sconces will throw a lot of light directly...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 96
Posted By jautor
That's a much better suggestion! Can the door...

That's a much better suggestion! Can the door swing into the room and not screw up your design? You'd want to relocate the light switch, but that's easy.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-30-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 96
Posted By jautor
I don't agree that DD+GG by itself isn't...

I don't agree that DD+GG by itself isn't worthwhile - I'm quite happy with the results I got, but certainly the clip/channel setup raises the return on that investment.

Regardless, even with...
Forum: Home Automation   01-30-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By jautor
It probably doesn't, because the functionality as...

It probably doesn't, because the functionality as you describe it would be coming from the sensor itself...



Ok, that makes perfect sense and makes the sensor much more useful - I wish Lutron...
Forum: Home Automation   01-29-2015, 11:56 PM
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Posted By jautor
IIRC, this is just the ability to enter...

IIRC, this is just the ability to enter standalone dimmers/switches into the software so that those locations can be accounted for in a design and inventory (color, model, etc.).
Forum: Home Automation   01-29-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Posted By jautor
Can't help you and wish you good luck, but once...

Can't help you and wish you good luck, but once you get through this - fire your dealer and find a new one. No excuse for someone not to be out there in <24hrs for an emergency / system-wide failure...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By jautor
"Obsolete", no. But IMO, there's a risk (small,...

"Obsolete", no. But IMO, there's a risk (small, and probably very small from a Sony product perspective) that anything built prior to the real, public, buy-a-disc-at-Best-Buy release of UHD may not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-28-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 336
Posted By jautor
The ZeeVee solution really feels like the correct...

The ZeeVee solution really feels like the correct approach, especially if some of the displays will allow for "cable TV" viewing. Usability on ZeeVee can't be beat - it's just "change the channel"....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-28-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By jautor
I think the premise that a non-AT screen is a...

I think the premise that a non-AT screen is a "better" screen is probably outdated, given the newer weaved designs available...

But what you're really asking is "AT screen setup or not" - as...
Forum: Home Automation   01-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By jautor
I read through the GrafikEye and the motion...

I read through the GrafikEye and the motion sensor, and couldn't find any mention of this behavior (or anything that would confirm or conflict with the description). Might have to ask Lutron...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By jautor
Yes, as long as you're just trying to view the...

Yes, as long as you're just trying to view the same thing on both displays (whether they're both used at the same time, or just one at a time). Use a model with its own wall wart power supply for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By jautor
True, but this primarily means new BD players and...

True, but this primarily means new BD players and video streaming devices. Since both are very inexpensive, you're generally better off adding them as local sources instead of attempting to share...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By jautor
Certainly. Using a receiver (AVR) as a source...

Certainly. Using a receiver (AVR) as a source for a nice WHA system like the Russound is a significant underutilization...

Look at the DMS-3.1 streamer unit - that will give you three independent...
Forum: Home Automation   01-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By jautor
Lutron Caseta?

Lutron Caseta?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By jautor
Why upgrade the matrix? What are you not getting...

Why upgrade the matrix? What are you not getting now or what is being triggered because of the projector upgrade? You would probably be better off dedicating (new) sources for the theater zone than...
Forum: Home Automation   01-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By jautor
Where is that setting and what is it called? I...

Where is that setting and what is it called? I haven't looked at it in quite a while, but don't recall seeing anything that gave a "only if off" type of conditional. If that's correct, it certainly...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By jautor
You're in the right place - the search term you...

You're in the right place - the search term you need is "Whole House Audio" (WHA).

Look at the Sonos Connect:Amp units. You need sources that are controlled (like the Sonos). The amps for a WHA...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By jautor
Definitely time for an RJ45 / network tester. If...

Definitely time for an RJ45 / network tester. If the laptop's Ethernet port is showing a link but not connecting, the wires are very likely swapped.

But you could do a quick check: Pull one of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By jautor
Note that the vast majority of HDMI-over-cat5e...

Note that the vast majority of HDMI-over-cat5e products that you will see are NOT Ethernet devices (see sticky thread for a wealth of info about many brands). They use cat5e cabling, but require a...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   01-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,815
Posted By jautor
Works for me! I wouldn't expect anyone to...

Works for me! I wouldn't expect anyone to volunteer to host on "short notice" - end of Feb is probably the earliest I'd suggest given prior events...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By jautor
Not enough information to tell. "It's not...

Not enough information to tell. "It's not working" doesn't give us much to go on. Most likely, the cables are configured for telephone, not Ethernet, unless the previous owner had set it up...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By jautor
Shielded cables generally unnecessary for...

Shielded cables generally unnecessary for residential construction. Because of the difficulty in terminating / grounding them properly, the HDBaseT guys recommend plain old cat6 UTP... (But UTP...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 119
Posted By jautor
Yes, but only in terms of a comparison to other...

Yes, but only in terms of a comparison to other walls / rooms... Go knock on another interior and exterior wall in your house, and compare that to the theater. I think you'll be happily surprised...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 144,522
Posted By jautor
I'm sure you'd have to buy a new plate/kit... ...

I'm sure you'd have to buy a new plate/kit...

But that's why Lutron recommends that you live with the temporary stickers "for a few months" until you settle on the scenes... I do see the...
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