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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jautor
:D If you're a fan at all of Wes Anderson,...

:D

If you're a fan at all of Wes Anderson, this SNL parody is hilarious (and 100% accurate):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSEzGDzZ1dY
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By jautor
7.2... You may want to add a column or dividing...

7.2... You may want to add a column or dividing wall to have a place for the speaker on the open side. And you should wire for two subwoofers.



Certainly room for two rows and just enough for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By jautor
Five additional speakers? Make those pairs... ...

Five additional speakers? Make those pairs... And is that two additional rooms/zones, or three additional rooms beyond the theater area?



You're in the 3-4 zone range that makes the choices...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By jautor
That's two different things, and unless you get...

That's two different things, and unless you get into a fully integrated automation system (Control4, etc.), they will be separate systems. You can easily share sources between the two systems (e.g....
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By jautor
On the scope films I've shown for friends where...

On the scope films I've shown for friends where we actually watched the trailers - most of them appeared to be in scope as well (may have been a coincidence). So I'd be in 2.35 mode already when the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By jautor
You think there's enough "safe" space to just...

You think there's enough "safe" space to just show them in anamorphic mode?



The aspect ratios show the timeframe - 4:3 was "distant past", 1.85 "recent history" and 2.35 "today" - if I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By jautor
Well, they can certainly be stacked / arranged,...

Well, they can certainly be stacked / arranged, but yes, that's a common complaint for folks trying to use a "bunch" of Sonos Connect:Amp units in a centralized rack. The NuVo P3100/P3500 products...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By jautor
ewwww... crap. SAM is that always the case with...

ewwww... crap. SAM is that always the case with the IR receiver device implementations? I guess I would have expected the mod/demod work to be done downstream.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By jautor
You're building what is called a "constant area"...

You're building what is called a "constant area" screen. I know there's a few folks around AVS that have done it, with masking IIRC. There's certainly 4-way masking systems on the market, but be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
You found the right forum... Read a bunch of...

You found the right forum...

Read a bunch of threads here, search on "Distributed Video", "Whole House Audio" (WHA) and "pre-wiring".

Since you're building you'll want to concentrate on the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By jautor
Just note that this is an NTSC device. Since the...

Just note that this is an NTSC device. Since the OP mentioned "FTA", he may not be in the US or Canada... For non-HD sets, the OP may need the equivalent PAL device depending on the country.

Jeff
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By jautor
EDIT: This is incorrect as SAM64 points out below...

EDIT: This is incorrect as SAM64 points out below - the emitter output is a modulated signal while the IR receiver input is expecting a baseband, non-modulated signal. The two are not compatible.
...
Forum: Home Automation   07-20-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,977
Posted By jautor
If the end device doesn't support PoE, there's...

If the end device doesn't support PoE, there's little reason to go through the expense and hassle, since PoE gear isn't inexpensive.

If you're going to run wires anyway, a 2-conductor thermostat...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By jautor
Autonomic has their own system that can use...

Autonomic has their own system that can use wall-mounted iPods as keypads.

There are other WHA systems with IR learning, but not with metadata keypads / displays. Honestly, the IR pass-through...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
See the manual page 27 - "Slave to Zone" will be...

See the manual page 27 - "Slave to Zone" will be the answer. A "group" is probably not what you want if you only have one keypad for both zones.

To access they greyed out menu (page 25) -...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jautor
Correct. The VC's impedance-matching is based on...

Correct. The VC's impedance-matching is based on the number of pairs that will be connected in total to one amplifier output. And it assumes all pairs are wired in parallel.

For a multichannel...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jautor
Congrats and thanks for reading all the other...

Congrats and thanks for reading all the other threads first! :D



While you can connect the two rooms in parallel (by daisy chaining BEFORE the input side of the first volume control), I would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 53,268
Posted By jautor
The only thing I found was on a DirecTV box when...

The only thing I found was on a DirecTV box when showing a PPV event - if that was connected to an HDMI display in parallel with the component outputs, the component output was disabled (and showed a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By jautor
True, although in that specific case, Legrand...

True, although in that specific case, Legrand just recently (last year?) bought NuVo - so new to Legrand in the sense that if they didn't want it to grow, they wouldn't have bought it.

But yes,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By jautor
14 zones is a big system regardless, so if you...

14 zones is a big system regardless, so if you really want that many rooms to be part of the system, you're going to spend some money.



Well, you got "WHA" so I don't know what other...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By jautor
Ok, but realize you're comparing one company's...

Ok, but realize you're comparing one company's unique products and solutions to another. Apple's products are just as "proprietary" - by definition... What Apple / Google have is an ecosystem...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By jautor
Because it disrupts the audio (either by mixing...

Because it disrupts the audio (either by mixing or muting), whereas any other solution doesn't have that issue.



Other people in the same room, other rooms, yes, that's certainly one of the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By jautor
Well, that chip maker (Valens) *is* the HDBaseT...

Well, that chip maker (Valens) *is* the HDBaseT hardware provider...

The CEDIA Expo in early September is the likely place for us to see actual product announcements.

Jeff
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,171
Posted By jautor
Great to hear, John - keep it up!

Great to hear, John - keep it up!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By jautor
Did you set the display ratio in the BD player's...

Did you set the display ratio in the BD player's setup menu to 4:3? You mention a "Pan and Scan" setting, so perhaps this is what you meant.

Also check the ratio setting using the remote -...
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