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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By mflaster
So what I ended up doing was hiring a guy that...

So what I ended up doing was hiring a guy that ran the wires for the projector through the ceiling. That's definitely something I wouldn't want to do myself......
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By mflaster
Well, he's more of a handyman than an...

Well, he's more of a handyman than an installer.... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

OK, so running speaker wire outside is kindof weird. OK, that's fine. I'll have him run...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By mflaster
I'm converting a detached garage into a theater....

I'm converting a detached garage into a theater. The person doing my theater installation was suggesting running the speaker wire outside, then up and under the eaves, and most of the run outside.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By mflaster
I just found this: ...

I just found this:
http://www.mbelectronics.com/view.aspx?id=405

I guess those are 2-piece raceways, so you can pop them out and put in new cables later? And they already have adhesive attached,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By mflaster
Are you talking about Raceway...

Are you talking about Raceway (http://www.wiremold.com/publigen/perimeter/index.asp?cid=3) products?

Is this (or a similar brand) something I can pick up in Home Depot? Can it be attached to the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By mflaster
I have an existing finished room that I'm trying...

I have an existing finished room that I'm trying to turn into a theater. I want to ceiling mount the projector. What do most people do?

Assuming I don't want to go inside the wall, is there an...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,174
Posted By mflaster
I guess another point is that the Canton's...

I guess another point is that the Canton's strength seems to be the lowend, whereas the KEF's seem better at the high frequency. Assuming I add an SVS sub, the low end of the mains doesn't seem as...
Forum: Speakers   01-04-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,174
Posted By mflaster
Help me make a rash decision that I will only...

Help me make a rash decision that I will only regret a little... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

I'm browsing all the closeouts / discontinued models, and trying to get...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By mflaster
Well, I'm happy to report I got it working....

Well, I'm happy to report I got it working. Although I'm not exactly sure what happened...

I cleared my channel list. I deleted the file in the EPG directory when the program wasn't running. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-03-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By mflaster
Thanks for the reply. Anyone have any...

Thanks for the reply.

Anyone have any advice?

The big game is coming!!!!

I'll probably just try it on my Windows 2000 partition - hopefully that's "virgin" enough to work...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-07-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By mflaster
Hi, I have an odd problem. I use my Hipix...

Hi,

I have an odd problem. I use my Hipix to watch OTA HDTV. I've been using it for about 5 years - but I only use it like once or twice a year (usually the super bowl).

I'm in NY, and CBS...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17,853
Views: 1,632,310
Posted By mflaster
Quote:Originally Posted by zagzag...

Quote:Originally Posted by zagzag http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Yeah, CBS is 56.

The 0x11 & 0x14 are PIDs (Program IDs) in the MPEG...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17,853
Views: 1,632,310
Posted By mflaster
I don't really understand the technical details...

I don't really understand the technical details of the HD stations, but I suspect my Hipix might be confused about some of the parameters of CBS. It shows "56" and then 0x11 / 0x14.

CBS is still...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17,853
Views: 1,632,310
Posted By mflaster
I'm trying to pick up CBS on 56 with my Hipix....

I'm trying to pick up CBS on 56 with my Hipix. I've watched CBS lots of times before. I get no signal. Yet I'm getting ABC, FOX, NBC, etc. I've futzed with the antenna, but nothing.

I haven't...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-24-2005, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By mflaster
I've had no problem with the mail and Netflix's...

I've had no problem with the mail and Netflix's speed, in that I'll mail a movie, they'll get it the next day, and mail me back another movie that same day. So I'm still getting 3-day turnarounds,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-19-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By mflaster
I've actually had 40 yo virgin at the top of my...

I've actually had 40 yo virgin at the top of my queue since it was released. I've returned 5 or 6 movies since, but I haven't received it. It still says "very long wait". (I'm served by the New...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-04-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By mflaster
Quote: The real value of online renting,...

Quote:
The real value of online renting, whether from Netflix, Blockbuster, GreenCine, etc. - is convenience. My local library has one-week rentals for free, but I find it just isn't worth the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-02-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By mflaster
As I posted in this thread...

As I posted in this thread (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=521314), I'm in Northern NJ, and I decided to join a DVD mail-order service. I tried Blockbuster, and my movies...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By mflaster
Thanks for the list. I also found another list...

Thanks for the list. I also found another list of Netflix distribution centers (http://www.hackingnetflix.com/netflix/2004/09/netflix_shippin.html), although your list seems better.

Anyone from...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-17-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By mflaster
Hi, I'm trying out DVD mailing services. I...

Hi,

I'm trying out DVD mailing services. I signed up for Blockbuster. I'm in Northern NJ, and my distribution center is Flushing, NY. The mailing time seems to be 2 or 3 days each way in general....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By mflaster
Well, I'm saying if you send the projector...

Well, I'm saying if you send the projector 640x480, it needs to scale that to 1024x768 to fill the panel. And the projector has a very bad scaler. So even if you get it to work, it won't look good....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By mflaster
Well, you want to send it DVD signals, but...

Well, you want to send it DVD signals, but that's either 480i or 480p. Even if you get it to work, the projector will have to scale 480 lines - and it will look terrible.

Myself, I send my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By mflaster
It's kindof silly that they have this...

It's kindof silly that they have this auto-calibration stuff - but they don't show you what they've done!!!

Mike
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-01-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By mflaster
I'm confused - that page (download here...

I'm confused - that page (download here (http://63.148.251.135/redirect_service.cfm?type=own_manuals&file=TXSR702_602.pdf)) just talks about the EQ setup. As far as I can tell, it just says that you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-01-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By mflaster
I just got the Onkyo TX-SR602, and it's great....

I just got the Onkyo TX-SR602, and it's great. But the automatic calibration isn't exactly what I expected.

This receiver has some EQ bands built in, and one of the setting for EQ is 'auto',...
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