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Forum: Home Automation   05-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By Swancoat
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jautor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532667/ha-brain-overload-my-wife-is-tired-of-me-talking-about-it#post_24772286)
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Forum: Home Automation   05-29-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Swancoat
Forgot - a link to my blog with some details on...

Forgot - a link to my blog with some details on my setup: nerdhome.jimdo.com
Forum: Home Automation   05-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Swancoat
I'd say if you want to DIY it, first find a...

I'd say if you want to DIY it, first find a control system that you can manage/maintain yourself and can access remotely via webpage or phone if that's what you want. If you're a Mac/iOS guy, look...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-15-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,614
Posted By Swancoat
Update: With a solution like this,...

Update:

With a solution like this, reliability is always a concern. This thing basically worked without fail every time I used it, and actually the lift itself has now crapped out. I've torn...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By Swancoat
Ha, my other two sources are: -Airport...

Ha, my other two sources are:

-Airport Express (used to make 'announcements' etc... with HA system)

-CD Player, which is connected for two very good reasons - 1: I had a spare old CD Player....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-06-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By Swancoat
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Neurorad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1413771/nuvo-concerto#post_22101217)

I also have the Nuvo GC and mps4 music server....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-02-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By Swancoat
I don't have Kinect (yet), but wanted to wire...

I don't have Kinect (yet), but wanted to wire for it (and I like SceneIt for XBox, which also requires USB for its sensor).

I've previously used some USB over Cat5 dongles to do long USB runs...
Forum: Home Automation   07-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Swancoat
I'm a Mac guy running an Insteon lighting setup,...

I'm a Mac guy running an Insteon lighting setup, and 3 POE cameras right now.

I'm using SecuritySpy to run the cams, and Indigo to run the Insteon stuff. I like Indigo a lot, and recommend...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Swancoat
How much blacker could it be? The answer is...

How much blacker could it be?

The answer is none. None more black.
Forum: Remote Control Area   06-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,983
Posted By Swancoat
Quote:Originally Posted by jrwhite...

Quote:Originally Posted by jrwhite http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20530561)

Hi Mike,

Another memeber here approached the exact same problem...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 881,157
Posted By Swancoat
Loved reading this thread. I'm now happy to...

Loved reading this thread. I'm now happy to contribute by posting mine.

Standard stuff. Slim 5-37.
http://cdn.avsforum.com/1/19/525x525px-LL-1920017d_vbattach210560.jpeg...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-30-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,614
Posted By Swancoat
More Pics... ...

More Pics...
http://cdn.avsforum.com/1/1b/525x525px-LL-1b242921_vbattach210555.jpeg (http://cdn.avsforum.com/1/1b/1b242921_vbattach210555.jpeg)...
Forum: Remote Control Area   04-30-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,614
Posted By Swancoat
Ok, I REALLY wanted to not have that extra RF...

Ok, I REALLY wanted to not have that extra RF remote sitting around just to run the TV lift and was determined to make this work.

This is my story.

Step 1: Buy extra TV Lift remote from the...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   04-11-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By Swancoat
Very satisfied customer of customavrack.com

Very satisfied customer of customavrack.com
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-04-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By Swancoat
So basically, I bought one of those TV cabinets...

So basically, I bought one of those TV cabinets that lifts the TV up when you want to watch it. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any kind of IR relay for the equipment (sat rec, blu ray, etc) inside...
Forum: Remote Control Area   12-22-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,614
Posted By Swancoat
I recently bought one of those motorized tv...

I recently bought one of those motorized tv stands to keep my living room a little more de-cluttered. It was a good deal, so I didn't really pay attention to the control protocol, but now that it's...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Swancoat
Ok, so it turns out those holes aren't for...

Ok, so it turns out those holes aren't for casters (they use other holes) but for...



LEVELING FEET!

Ordered those up and should be well on my way.

As far as the sides go: there's a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Swancoat
So, I've recently moved into my new place. Had a...

So, I've recently moved into my new place. Had a builder build a media room as close to my specs as I could get them to. This included a wall cutout into the equipment closet, and a platform for the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26,904
Views: 3,121,955
Posted By Swancoat
So, I know a few people have asked about the...

So, I know a few people have asked about the Middle Atlantic rackshelf but haven't got an answer... Do we even know for a fact that anyone (maybe Oppo themselves) has even sent a unit in to be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,213
Posted By Swancoat
Check the owners manual. I'm pretty sure there's...

Check the owners manual. I'm pretty sure there's a diagram there. Regardless, I'll cut to the chase for you.

It's exactly the same as adding an amp to any other audio equipment.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-12-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By Swancoat
I say it can definitely be done. I'm no glass...

I say it can definitely be done. I'm no glass expert, and I have no idea what It'll take, but the Apple Store on 5th Ave in NY tells me that the right kind of glass can definitely hold up a TV.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-11-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20,367
Views: 2,077,694
Posted By Swancoat
I have a room that's 17x23x9.5 (~3700 cuft)....

I have a room that's 17x23x9.5 (~3700 cuft). Basically rectangular, no openings to other areas of the house, and a closeable door. Is an Empire enough for this room? Or do I need two?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-05-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 881,157
Posted By Swancoat
Quote:Originally Posted by Neurorad...

Quote:Originally Posted by Neurorad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19437300)

I looked pretty closely at the MA guide, and it seems to say 'keep...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 881,157
Posted By Swancoat
Middle Atlantic's cooling guide says you should...

Middle Atlantic's cooling guide says you should just pack 'em in.
Forum: Speakers   11-04-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,475
Posted By Swancoat
Quote:Originally Posted by DogEarz...

Quote:Originally Posted by DogEarz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19433842)

Between the Digms and B&Ws - for my ears - was that the digms...
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