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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By jautor
Just making sure you understand the limitations...

Just making sure you understand the limitations in a projector setup...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By jautor
Forget all this hassle... For $1500 you can have...

Forget all this hassle... For $1500 you can have three Sonos Connect:Amp units and have a fantastic solution for three zones. Or for slightly less (street price) a NuVo P3100 which has much of the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By jautor
There are wireless sensor bars for the Wii,...

There are wireless sensor bars for the Wii, FYI...



Note that the motion-based games don't play well with projector setups. Because jumping around in front of the screen, the players will...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By jautor
Correct, it's providing power on each pair along...

Correct, it's providing power on each pair along with signal. Same technique as Power-over-Ethernet, just with all four pairs used (to get that 100W total).

Are you actually planning on using the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,287
Posted By jautor
I would run the coax, but terminate with coax...

I would run the coax, but terminate with coax F-fittings, and use a $.99 F-to-RCA adapter. I do this in my house so that the coax runs are "ready to use" for all other purposes. Monoprice carries...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By jautor
If you're not sure and/or haven't heard these...

If you're not sure and/or haven't heard these before, stick with the 6.5" so you have an easy upgrade path.

The cutout sizes for in-ceiling speakers vary quite a bit from vendor to vendor. And...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 326
Posted By jautor
At least you waited the whole day... 24 1/2...

At least you waited the whole day... 24 1/2 hours between quetions! :cool:



Yes, I would stay digital as long as possible. Let the AVR do the final decoding, and it will apply any processing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By jautor
Better still, tack up a white sheet or some...

Better still, tack up a white sheet or some photographer's backdrop paper, and check your placement and size with a decent image you can watch to see how it all looks...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By jautor
Retrofitting a full structured wiring plant would...

Retrofitting a full structured wiring plant would be overkill, IMO...

You just need some cat5e/cat6 strung for Ethernet. Any low-voltage contractor (security company, A/V installation company,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 64
Posted By jautor
It sounds like a software (Windows) problem,...

It sounds like a software (Windows) problem, perhaps with the audio output driver or part of the stack. I assume you've rebooted the MPS4?

If there's a simple fix, tech support would be the ones...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By jautor
Yeah, I was going through a process of whether or...

Yeah, I was going through a process of whether or not it was a viable "product", which it isn't, because it will requires a NuVoNet interface (standalone or use the MPS4's pass-through). So I'm more...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 64
Posted By jautor
Did you call or email NuVo Tech Support?

Did you call or email NuVo Tech Support?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By jautor
Cable wraps or tubes like TechFlex are your...

Cable wraps or tubes like TechFlex are your friend...

http://s3.showmecables.com/images/catalog/product/techflex.jpg
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By jautor
For what purpose? As a layer in walls/ceiling? ...

For what purpose? As a layer in walls/ceiling? No, and don't believe there's much support for it in the evidence or "known best practices"...



Where are you getting these mixed messages? ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By jautor
I had a good conversation with their product...

I had a good conversation with their product manager at CEDIA, and others that have pinged them on the same topic since then at least got some encouraging "it's being considered" responses regarding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By jautor
I went through the same process, you can see what...

I went through the same process, you can see what I did in my build thread as an example. And there are many other threads here that you should read to get all of your questions answered (we all ask...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-22-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By jautor
Do a measurement of the reflection with the...

Do a measurement of the reflection with the covered side, then turn it around to just show the rigid fiberglas (no fabric) and do the same measurement. Just place the panel somewhere fixed so you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-22-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By jautor
"Avoid expense" and "I want Atmos" don't go...

"Avoid expense" and "I want Atmos" don't go together... :p

Atmos and DTS:X will likely drive more amp channels into the lower-priced receivers, but this will take a few years to propagate.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By jautor
The "protection" from CL2 ratings is also about...

The "protection" from CL2 ratings is also about the physical protection (not just the burn rate or toxicity) of the insulation. I'd use the CL2 in-wall (Monoprice!) wire anywhere there's a risk of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-22-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By jautor
Well, no data to back it up, but I've got...

Well, no data to back it up, but I've got SoundSuede panels on the walls in my theater, and they're certainly working as absorption panels as designed.

And I think the suede-like fabrics look much...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-22-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By jautor
If you're building this, take a look at the...

If you're building this, take a look at the pull-out, in-cabinet racks or a DIY equivalent solution instead of building individual boxes for the equipment. #1...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   04-22-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By jautor
1) Depends on your configuration (and definition...

1) Depends on your configuration (and definition of "works")...
2) Assuming you want an Atmos configuration, no.

Onkyo (they're not alone) has messed up the zone2 capabilities by offering only...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 326
Posted By jautor
No problem, and FYI - quoting a member AND adding...

No problem, and FYI - quoting a member AND adding a "mention" is belt-and-suspenders and sends everyone double notifications...



Just get yourself a nice cheap NAS like this one:
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-22-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 326
Posted By jautor
No, not directly. It can work, and can be cheap,...

No, not directly. It can work, and can be cheap, if you're willing to tie up an iOS device all the time -- meaning, it can be made to work, but is not a recommended path. An Apple Airport Express...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-22-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By jautor
If you're going to be spending money anyway,...

If you're going to be spending money anyway, here's a (crazy?) thought - offer to buy your upstairs neighbor a nice area rug for that room and some felt/rubber chair feet...
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