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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-23-2016, 03:06 PM
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Posted By jautor
First, this is probably a better discussion to...

First, this is probably a better discussion to have in the Home AV Distribution forum a few down from here... You might ask the mods to move the thread for you.



It can be, yes. I've got a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-19-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 457
Posted By jautor
Yeah, essentially, but that's exactly how you...

Yeah, essentially, but that's exactly how you *should* build a keypad these days. And it will run any Android apps, it's not locked into the NuVo Player app, so there's a lot of other potential,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-17-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 457
Posted By jautor
The new P30 wall-mount touchscreen, next to the...

The new P30 wall-mount touchscreen, next to the existing P10 keypad.

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy15/jautor/AVSforum%20Link%20Photos/2016-09-16%2011.42.40_zpsm62mio2t.jpg

Back of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-16-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 457
Posted By jautor
The best news to come out for the NuVo line! ...

The best news to come out for the NuVo line!

I'm still at CEDIA and will post more later, but this is a wall mounted, PoE powered 7" Android based touch panel. Runs the NUVo Player app but can...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-14-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By jautor
I'll be there!

I'll be there!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By jautor
I assume the ceiling is >10-12' high? If the...

I assume the ceiling is >10-12' high? If the ceiling over the kitchen is lower, you could mount in-walls above the kitchen on the wall facing into the great room. I've done this in both of my...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By jautor
As Aberk said the center channel probably has the...

As Aberk said the center channel probably has the most impact. You've already got a fine AVR so any upgrade there should be for new features, not audio quality.

But more importantly - what is...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-13-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,331
Posted By jautor
Well, yeah, for films shot this way opening the...

Well, yeah, for films shot this way opening the mattes for a 16:9 presentation instead of showing black bars is exactly why they did it... Zooming the image and showing it CIH on a 2.35 screen would...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-12-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By jautor
Yeah, you really don't want to "exhaust" that...

Yeah, you really don't want to "exhaust" that conditioned air outside... It has to get replaced by something, which means air gets sucked into the house from the cracks. Doing that 24x7 is not...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-12-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By jautor
Correct. The set-top boxes are a "source", so...

Correct. The set-top boxes are a "source", so they can choose whatever outputs they want to support. The only mandatory restrictions on source outputs are on BD players which by (BD) license had to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-11-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By jautor
Nope... HDCP rules prevent any analog output...

Nope... HDCP rules prevent any analog output conversion from digital (HDMI) source.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-11-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By jautor
Spend some time reading threads in the Home AV...

Spend some time reading threads in the Home AV Distribution forum a few down from here...

"Pre-wiring" during new construction or gut remodels is a common topic, and a good one!
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-10-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,331
Posted By jautor
More the latter, but it's simple economics. ...

More the latter, but it's simple economics. There is cost to doing the transfer - and how many *more* copies of the disc are they going to sell because of it? Probably zero (if you liked the film,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-08-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By jautor
You have the 'A-bus' wiring pattern, which uses...

You have the 'A-bus' wiring pattern, which uses amplified keypads and a single cat5e wire to connect the keypad to the main system back in a central closet.

Look at the OnQ digital music system...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-08-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By jautor
Any Atlona unit should be fine! The designs...

Any Atlona unit should be fine!

The designs can go either way - as long as your choice has "at least one" power supply, you're in the right direction. I don't think we can make a general...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-07-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By jautor
The HDMI-powered extenders are hit-and-miss. You...

The HDMI-powered extenders are hit-and-miss. You should try one with its own power supply, they are much more reliable...

(and it's "HDMI over cat5e (category cable)" for clarity - these devices...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-06-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By jautor
For clarification, my "$8k" number was my...

For clarification, my "$8k" number was my recollection of competing products available when I bought my Masquerade. The CIH Masquerade was in the $3.5-5k range.

Agreed that it's the icing and...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-06-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 2,875
Posted By jautor
That's a good analogy. Both people will be...

That's a good analogy. Both people will be "equally warm", but building the big fire requires a lot more wood (money). And just like a fire, there are issue with being "too close", but getting...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-06-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By jautor
I have a bunch of remotes from different vendors...

I have a bunch of remotes from different vendors that have done the same thing... I don't think it's harmful, but yeah, makes the remote useless. And I agree the fix is to replace the remote with...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-06-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By jautor
With that testing I think you're on the...

With that testing I think you're on the "defective unit" path. Maybe buy a replacement unit from someone that has a good return policy, so that if it doesn't fix the problem you're not stuck with...
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   09-06-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By jautor
Since you've got a Sonos Zoneplayer (now called...

Since you've got a Sonos Zoneplayer (now called Sonos Connect), a simple 2-channel amp would be the best answer. Easily available for <$100. Get one with automatic on/off "signal" or "music"...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-06-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By jautor
Carada Masquerade "out of production"

Eek! :eek:

I was trying to use Carada's screen calculator which was handy for CIH users, but when I visited the site I found that the CIH Masquerade has been discontinued. I haven't talked to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-05-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By jautor
Are you connecting the iPhone through the...

Are you connecting the iPhone through the headphone jack (and not through an audio dock)? I assume you're playing music on the phone while testing this, correct? The unit should be sensing a signal...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-05-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By jautor
So the keypads are working in all zones, then? ...

So the keypads are working in all zones, then?

When you swapped roles, did you change the ribbon cable location along with setting the master/slave switch? On the slave zones, are the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-05-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By jautor
You should be able to use 8 keypads, but you're...

You should be able to use 8 keypads, but you're limited to 6 sources. The sources all come from the master controller.



Well, can you make sure everything is working separately first? ...
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