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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-16-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By humbug2
I too have sent emails this Summer and received...

I too have sent emails this Summer and received no response. I did order some HiTack and received it about a month later without any contact in the interim. You might want to wait until October...
Forum: Video Processors   09-03-2014, 11:09 AM
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Views: 146,993
Posted By humbug2
For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi...

For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi to XS and where possible to a Demon AVP-8000 SSP by digital audio and analog audio and video. And it all worked. A few days ago I wanted to do a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the...

I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the curved front of my metal screen casing for a few weeks. For uncertain reasons it seems to stick well in most places but not others. In particular it is not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
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Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
The desk chair rolls around and is very wearing...

The desk chair rolls around and is very wearing on carpets. It will not roll very well on a thickly padded carpet. While I have a hearth rug and fireplace screen, embers do get out of the fireplace...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-30-2014, 08:48 AM
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Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
I spent the weekend researching carpet tiles. I...

I spent the weekend researching carpet tiles. I am thinking black or near black with a pattern that would hide lint, ashes, insects, confetti, crumbs, & c. Nothing acceptable found yet.

The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2014, 06:30 PM
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Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
Nothing in this house is typical, level, flat,...

Nothing in this house is typical, level, flat, parallel, or perpendicular. Built in 1948 or so and major remodeling sometime in the 1960s.

The tiles are secured to a backing, probably with...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2014, 12:30 PM
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Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
After many hours of research I am at: 1....

After many hours of research I am at:

1. Moving furniture, masking, covering, priming, painting, 2nd coat, removing masking and covering then restoring furniture is VERY much work. And there are...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
I have been thinking about a black ceiling for...

I have been thinking about a black ceiling for over a year,reading and following everything I could find on AVSf.

The room is 7' 6" high. The ceiling is 12" square white acoustic tiles. The floor...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,498
Posted By humbug2
I think I detect several cases of tunnel vision....

I think I detect several cases of tunnel vision.

I implemented Vizia+ z-wave (25+ devices including controllers) by myself. I still use over a dozen X-10 devices for seasonal and infrequent...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zombie10k http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11,862
Views: 1,169,399
Posted By humbug2
I am in Farmington Hills and it seems to me that...

I am in Farmington Hills and it seems to me that the OTA signals for 4.x, 2.x, 7.x, 62.1 are unwatchable more often this year. Any rain or wind and I am out of luck. Many times the weather seems...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By humbug2
As long as it misses why might there be a...

As long as it misses why might there be a problem? I have had an air conditioner duct about 8" above the rear half of a Sony Ruby projector for 7 years without any issues.
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19,392
Views: 1,927,250
Posted By humbug2
Sorry. I thought I was in the B&W speakers...

Sorry. I thought I was in the B&W speakers thread.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,982
Posted By humbug2
Since the word "wood" does not appear in JL...

Since the word "wood" does not appear in JL Audios information on the E-112 am I correct in assuming the Black Ash finish is vinyl?

Does anyone know what the black gloss finish is material-wise?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-21-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By humbug2
Never...

Never tell.http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Within 150 miles of here.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By humbug2
Not Audio Dimensions. I recommend them. I have...

Not Audio Dimensions. I recommend them. I have purchased many things there in past years and received good service and support. I have neither visited nor purchased anything of the types of products...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,789
Posted By humbug2
I would like them to put all the announcers and...

I would like them to put all the announcers and commentators on the center channel and the event sounds on the rest of the channels.
You could then adjust the volume levels to your taste. Which in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 36,818
Posted By humbug2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wse http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1479699/the-official-mcintosh-labs-mx-151-mx150-owners-thread/360#post_24402951)

McIntosh...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-01-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 81,355
Posted By humbug2
I have just reviewed this and linked threads and...

I have just reviewed this and linked threads and websites. I am contemplating ceiling blackout and found very helpful information. Thanks to all. The other half of my redecorating is a new...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-26-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By humbug2
I was in an audio - video specialty store...

I was in an audio - video specialty store recently. We were talking about items that were $,$$$ per component and well into $$,$$$ for a system. This visit reminded me of several past occasions in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,789
Posted By humbug2
I wanted to bring this to the proper thread from...

I wanted to bring this to the proper thread from the locked thread Olympics: annoying comments during ice skating events:

JerrySki OP:

"The beauty, choreography and music of the ice skating...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By humbug2
+1000. I am greatly annoyed by the verbal...

+1000.

I am greatly annoyed by the verbal diarrhea and exclamations of the commentators, in particular Hamilton.

Additionally, I wonder about such totally stupid observations as "she put her...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By humbug2
Are you in an area with thunderstorms? Do you...

Are you in an area with thunderstorms? Do you have power interruptions where the power comes back on/off a few times before stabilizing? Do you have brownouts? Do you care if your equipment is...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-25-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,610
Posted By humbug2
A big disappointment. Granted some good moments....

A big disappointment. Granted some good moments. But much annoying CGI. And repetitious. And dialog more suited for a soap opera. Or is this now one? All in all booooring.... I checked the time...
Forum: Home Automation   01-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,014
Posted By humbug2
Most of my house is 2-wire to the wall boxes and...

Most of my house is 2-wire to the wall boxes and and I have several VR106s. I tried an outdoor Phillips CFL flood that claimed to be "dimmable" two years ago. It wasn't and z-wave stopped working on...
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