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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   07-24-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jautor
FYI - There are mobile phone apps to do this...

FYI - There are mobile phone apps to do this (record sleep patterns and movement) for you, and that's also a feature of many "wearable" fitness trackers...

At least a fitness tracker is useful...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-22-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 257
Posted By jautor
HD-over-LAN doesn't require >1Gb Ethernet... ...

HD-over-LAN doesn't require >1Gb Ethernet... Those systems re-compress the HDMI signal to much less than 1Gbs for transmission (and the current generation of these systems are doing a very good...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,687
Posted By jautor
I posted a reply in the other thread, but if...

I posted a reply in the other thread, but if y'all are willing to put up with some unreliable Python software and have a PC or Raspberry Pi with an RS232 connection available, I can make my "not even...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By jautor
If you have a PC or a Raspberry Pi (to run the...

If you have a PC or a Raspberry Pi (to run the Python program) I have something that's not complete (meaning I need to really do error handling and finish the project up), but does work. The...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-16-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By jautor
Well, that stinks... You might try snooping the...

Well, that stinks... You might try snooping the traffic coming from the iOS / Android app to the MPS4 and see if there's info there in the clear you can copy. But I'd also try emailing / calling...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-15-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By jautor
If there no existing wiring and no ability to run...

If there no existing wiring and no ability to run new cables to connect these systems/displays together, you're not going to like any answer - either from a cost, reliability or usability...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-15-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,543
Posted By jautor
As long as the pairs are not split up, it really...

As long as the pairs are not split up, it really doesn't matter as long as its consistent. So if they swapped the Orange pair for the Green (or whatever), it's fine.



You'll get Gigabit if...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By jautor
Follow the CEA's wiring standard recommendations....

Follow the CEA's wiring standard recommendations. That will allow you to use any system on the market. I've posted this 1000 times, but again quickly - home run speaker wire and cat5e from keypad...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-12-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By jautor
Good point, I forgot about the in-app audio...

Good point, I forgot about the in-app audio forwarding. That and Bluetooth pretty much covers it. But I've taken us off topic... :D
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By jautor
Correct, although if you go down that path too...

Correct, although if you go down that path too much you're probably not using Sonos (or any of the zone player/streamers) correctly...



Those two things don't go together... :D :D
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By jautor
To be fair, any Bluetooth receiver plugged into...

To be fair, any Bluetooth receiver plugged into the line-in jack on a nearby Sonos also solves the problem...

That is one nice feature of the NuVo P200 (but not any of the other Player models) -...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By jautor
I don't believe you need anything else. That...

I don't believe you need anything else. That comment was probably for the original version, before the MPS4 mobile app was added (which uses the API).
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By jautor
It's a combination of the Autonomic Mirage API...

It's a combination of the Autonomic Mirage API and the NuVo RS232 (over IP) API. One socket connection for Mirage, the other for the RS232 proxy. I've got the Mirage API doc around, the NuVo RS232...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-11-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By jautor
Not easily... There is an IP-based API, but...

Not easily... There is an IP-based API, but it's a specialized API that requires two separate port/socket connections to fully utilize.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-08-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By jautor
To probably not much more than 200Mbs... ...

To probably not much more than 200Mbs...



HDMI is the fully uncompressed, raw pixel video. Audio is carried in either uncompressed, lossless (e.g. DTS-MA) or lossy (e.g. DD, DTS) compression. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-07-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By jautor
Blu-ray max bitrate is ~50Mbs. 4K Ultra is 4x...

Blu-ray max bitrate is ~50Mbs. 4K Ultra is 4x the bits (plus more for color, but also using more efficient compression), so roughly 4x the bitrate would be ~200Mbs... In reality I would expect the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-07-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By jautor
Certainly not most... For the short runs we...

Certainly not most... For the short runs we have, and since most Cat5e can probably meet higher specs, it's probably good enough for >1Gbs stuff in practice. I haven't tried a 10Gbs link here at...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-07-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By jautor
Without knowing how you're using that second...

Without knowing how you're using that second display, if you want audio to come out of that display, it would be a problem when both displays are viewing the same source. Because either the audio...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-06-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 133
Posted By jautor
You can do that with the Connect as well. The...

You can do that with the Connect as well. The AMP just adds the amp... :)
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-06-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 133
Posted By jautor
Yeah, you should at least look at it before you...

Yeah, you should at least look at it before you dismiss the suggestion... :eek: :D :D



There could be a difference in max volume, but for most rooms it probably wouldn't be an issue. If you...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-06-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 133
Posted By jautor
True, but with three Connect units you're pretty...

True, but with three Connect units you're pretty committed.. :D

But you're spending $2k to avoid a $450 "lock in"?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-06-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 230
Posted By jautor
Be careful with any downscaler products - make...

Be careful with any downscaler products - make sure they will support everything you need (audio and video formats). I was surprised to see a few <$200 - but they have audio limitations (no DTS-MA,...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-06-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 5,033
Posted By jautor
The only reason to have an A-lens is for doing a...

The only reason to have an A-lens is for doing a CIH setup...



The lens is used in conjunction with an image scaler (in the PJ or externally) for 2.35 content. Scale the image up vertically...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-06-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By jautor
None of those are likely to give you a...

None of those are likely to give you a significant increase in audio quality. As others have stated, looking at the room acoustics would likely be best bang for the buck. Beyond that - your...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-06-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 133
Posted By jautor
Why not just use a Connect:Amp for each zone?

Why not just use a Connect:Amp for each zone?
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