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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-30-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By GreySkies
31 inches away from the wall is a heck of an...

31 inches away from the wall is a heck of an articulation. I'd be concerned about the plywood holding up. I think your best bet would be opening the wall and reinforcing with additional framing.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   01-30-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 442
Posted By GreySkies
It's sentences like this that made me love this...

It's sentences like this that made me love this forum. :D

You know the next step to this is "I had the driver surgically implanted, and now I plug myself in before the movie starts."
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-30-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By GreySkies
I've gotten the BubbleUPnP app on my phone to...

I've gotten the BubbleUPnP app on my phone to cast local music and video to Chromecast.

I tried installing the BubbleUPnP server on a Fedora box, but I couldn't get it to see my UPnP server. I...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-29-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By GreySkies
A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-29-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By GreySkies
I've made many custom-length power cables. Easy...

I've made many custom-length power cables. Easy enough to do. Just be careful not to short anything. ;)
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,793
Posted By GreySkies
While the movie is playing, I press DVD Menu on...

While the movie is playing, I press DVD Menu on my MCE remote, left arrow over to audio settings, then click on Enable Subtitles. Another option in the audio settings menu allows me to select which...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By GreySkies
I'm guessing so that the performer's back is to...

I'm guessing so that the performer's back is to the screen? If so, you're probably going to run into insurmountable issues with feedback, as your speakers are behind the performer.

The easiest...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By GreySkies
We used SingStar on PS3 for karaoke in our last...

We used SingStar on PS3 for karaoke in our last media room. It was a great party game, especially after a few cocktails. The wireless mics for the game aren't the best, but good enough for a party....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By GreySkies
I've been using a Synology CS407 for almost eight...

I've been using a Synology CS407 for almost eight years to do this with about 1,300 CDs. It's been rock-solid, and with their android app, our entire household has access to every CD as long as...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-27-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 17,106
Posted By GreySkies
I freakin' love this one.

I freakin' love this one.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-27-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By GreySkies
The Thing

The Thing
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By GreySkies
Patch panel in the basement with a switch in a...

Patch panel in the basement with a switch in a rack. In the basement, drill up through the bottoms of walls for the main floor. Cut holes in the walls in the main floor where you want ethernet...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By GreySkies
Any specific processing you recommend on DVD...

Any specific processing you recommend on DVD sources to fix telecine errors? I've noticed a couple of DVD rips that I've done that aren't deinterlacing correctly.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By GreySkies
I've been using MakeMKV to rip all of my DVDs, HD...

I've been using MakeMKV to rip all of my DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu Rays to MKV. I use no re-encoding; everything is a straight rip into the MKV container, and I use Kodi (XBMC) on a Chromebox to play...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-23-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,138
Posted By GreySkies
So one of my sisters-in-law is into hate-watching...

So one of my sisters-in-law is into hate-watching this. I haven't watched the last two weeks. She sent me a text last night saying that in this week's episode, they hooked up a car battery to a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 388,532
Posted By GreySkies
Mine will be in custom shelving outside my...

Mine will be in custom shelving outside my theater once it's done. For now, they're packed in a couple of boxes in my office.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,793
Posted By GreySkies
This past weekend, after putting together a new...

This past weekend, after putting together a new Ubuntu server dedicated for music and movies, I switched to this method from previously mounting shares from our Synology NAS using a startup script. ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-21-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 770
Posted By GreySkies
How did I miss this thread? I've been listening...

How did I miss this thread? I've been listening to a bunch of Studio 54 on XM lately, which has been driving my wife nuts whenever she's in the car.

Lime— they had a great vocal sound. And...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-21-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 17,106
Posted By GreySkies
HA! I was just thinking of this one this morning...

HA! I was just thinking of this one this morning while planning my work day!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-21-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By GreySkies
Pretty much any lower end A/V receiver with an...

Pretty much any lower end A/V receiver with an HDMI input should work. If you've used Scart, I'm guessing you're in the UK? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with what's available on that side of the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,793
Posted By GreySkies
I ran mine in ChromeOS for a couple of days just...

I ran mine in ChromeOS for a couple of days just to see what it could do. Netflix worked great on it, so I set mine up as dual boot. Although I haven't booted into ChromeOS since installing Kodi,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-20-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 17,106
Posted By GreySkies
Here's one of my favorites that I haven't seen...

Here's one of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned yet— The Quiet Earth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By GreySkies
If you put one in, make sure you've got very good...

If you put one in, make sure you've got very good backflow prevention. Carbonated water leaking back into your plumbing will leach copper from your pipes into your drinking water, which can be...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-20-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By GreySkies
Those reviews are wrong. It's a two channel...

Those reviews are wrong. It's a two channel device only—Front Right and Front Left. Sorry to say, but you need a new A/V receiver to do what you want to do.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-20-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,935
Posted By GreySkies
Two of my favorites are Orson Wells' Touch of...

Two of my favorites are Orson Wells' Touch of Evil, and Altman's The Player, during which, they talk about the opening shot in ToE.
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