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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12,357
Views: 1,214,290
Posted By humbug2
I occasionally watch 13.1 Toledo because 7.x is...

I occasionally watch 13.1 Toledo because 7.x is hopeless on my Tivo PremierXL. I have watched IndyCar events on 13.1 for a few years now. On May 14(?) I watched the IndyCar race with very occasional,...
Forum: Home Automation   05-21-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,054
Posted By humbug2
I have 3 of the original PowerRise Duettes and...

I have 3 of the original PowerRise Duettes and this has been an annoyance from the start. All usually = 2 & 3 followed by a select 1 and try again.

Not to mention many problems because of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-11-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 188,650
Posted By humbug2
I recently put in new black carpet and the...

I recently put in new black carpet and the effects are greater than I expected. I have tripped into and over things in a room that has a bit of light in it. Most highly recommend: Fabrica Nepali...
Forum: Speakers   04-06-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 586,776
Posted By humbug2
Nor do I, not close, but I have to live with it....

Nor do I, not close, but I have to live with it. I am curious about the equilateral triangle. How often are you at a live event where the music sources and you make such a thing?

People talk about...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-13-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,191
Posted By humbug2
1. Never assume anything in a house is flat,...

1. Never assume anything in a house is flat, level, vertical, horizontal, or perpendicular. You will almost always be wrong.

2. Experiments have show that some people are incredibly sensitive to...
Forum: Home Automation   03-05-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By humbug2
Where shall I begin? I do not believe any of the...

Where shall I begin? I do not believe any of the following is brand specific. Z-wave is low power radio communications.

Device modules have directional antennas. Old homes have metal electrical...
Forum: Home Automation   03-04-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By humbug2
Research is time consuming. Reading all sorts of...

Research is time consuming. Reading all sorts of sometimes conflicting things can be painful.

BUT. I have gone the Z-wave d.i.y. route with Leviton Vizia+ for lighting with 20+ nodes. There...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-15-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 188,650
Posted By humbug2
The attached photo was taken during the day with...

The attached photo was taken during the day with the window wall to the left uncovered. I am sitting in my normal viewing position looking up. The screen casing is wrapped in Protostar. It is not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-11-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 188,650
Posted By humbug2
Last November I inquired about Black Acoustic...

Last November I inquired about Black Acoustic Ceiling Tiles from DiyHomeTheaterSupply via Amazon. I have since installed these in a 8 x 10 ft. area in front of my screen. They are abutted and...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,506
Posted By humbug2
I have heard both. Not extensively nor...

I have heard both. Not extensively nor definitively. My benchmark is classical music. To me, the Triton 1 was something to run far away from. The F208 was surprisingly good and I relaxed and enjoyed...
Forum: Video Processors   01-27-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,663
Posted By humbug2
Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my...

Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my several year old RadianceXS has developed an issue/problem for the past month. When powered up it appears to be showing the upper 2/3 and left 2/3 of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-11-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,228
Posted By humbug2
I had the same problem last Summer that started...

I had the same problem last Summer that started with a lamp that had about 1,500 hrs on it. I installed an old lamp with 1968 hrs on it and all has been well for another 400 hrs.

Being...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,363
Posted By humbug2
Get thee to a {therapist, exorcist,...

Get thee to a {therapist, exorcist, euthanasia-ist} immediately! :eek:
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23,919
Views: 2,248,213
Posted By humbug2
1. The subwoofer will go between the two side...

1. The subwoofer will go between the two side tables on the right of the chair (which may be replaced with a black chair). It will be facing the screen which means that sound waves will have a direct...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23,919
Views: 2,248,213
Posted By humbug2
1. Room photos below. Plans to put black tile on...

1. Room photos below. Plans to put black tile on center of ceiling and get a dark rug. Since photos were made pull down black shades cover the bookcase.

2. I do not have room for 2 subs or...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23,919
Views: 2,248,213
Posted By humbug2
I am going shopping in January and now seeking...

I am going shopping in January and now seeking opinions about what I an considering for HT 5.0 or 5.1. It will be used mostly for movies and TV but often for heavy classical music. I want good full...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29,515
Views: 2,922,513
Posted By humbug2
I have had similar experiences over a half...

I have had similar experiences over a half century with computers and home electronics. And observed this in business settings. Electronic devices do not seem to take well to idleness. Those who...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-29-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 188,650
Posted By humbug2
Has anyone used, seen, or heard of 1" Thick...

Has anyone used, seen, or heard of

1" Thick (20) Black Acoustic Ceiling Tiles - 24" x 24" Fiberglass Sound Board - 80 sq ft - Select Acoustical NRC .75 2 Ft x 2 Ft at
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-14-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,673
Posted By humbug2
Deathtrap (1982). Walked out after a few minutes....

Deathtrap (1982). Walked out after a few minutes. 20 years later it was on tv. Stopped watching after very few minutes. Really hated it.

Jurassic Park. Bored out of my mind, checked my watch, and...
Forum: Home Automation   11-08-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By humbug2
My OP II uses a Leviton (HAI) Cellular...

My OP II uses a Leviton (HAI) Cellular Comunication Center Part #: OA702 / 70A00-2. After installation I experienced problems and was told by the installer "C3 products built in last 2 years do not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12,357
Views: 1,214,290
Posted By humbug2
I hate to show my ignorance but why is audio on...

I hate to show my ignorance but why is audio on 14.2 ~ 15 db lower than any other station I use?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-19-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 32,212
Posted By humbug2
Catching up for the past two weeks on AVSf has...

Catching up for the past two weeks on AVSf has ruined my day. Two weeks ago I was a sure thing for a new pj, probably a 520ES, and now I will get another overpriced bulb and wait another year.:(
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 66,603
Posted By humbug2
I too am interested in this. Especially the...

I too am interested in this. Especially the experiences of anyone who has used a Premiere and a Roamio OTA under the same circumstances where MP is a problem. My Premiere is very poor compared to a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,357
Views: 1,214,290
Posted By humbug2
I don't know if this is relevant because I am in...

I don't know if this is relevant because I am in Farmington Hills surrounded by trees. I have a small UHF antenna pointed East and an ancient VHF pointed at C 9. C 7.x is a mess but other major...
Forum: Home Automation   05-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 51,605
Posted By humbug2
I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers...

I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers and controlled by a wall switch. I have had several problems over the years which have been due to the insubstantial wiring and connections. I have...
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