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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-22-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By jayn_j
Yep. Ask in the receiver section. Or just read...

Yep. Ask in the receiver section. Or just read the thousands of posts already there.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/

Pretty much every receiver in the $300-400 range...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-18-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jayn_j
Yeah, I wondered when I posted that if I was just...

Yeah, I wondered when I posted that if I was just going to confuse things.

Start with the speakers. They are designed to have a certain frequency response. It will be specified to have a certain...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jayn_j
I should have added something to that. Many of...

I should have added something to that. Many of the newer HT receivers have a filter built in that can be adjusted. It sets a crossover frequency where bass is directed at the sub and away from the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jayn_j
Not sure I would recommend turning the low pass...

Not sure I would recommend turning the low pass filter all the way to 160 though. It very much depends on the quality of your main speakers. My theater has full range speakers that are pretty good...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By jayn_j
Took a look at the Tampa craigslist and saw a lot...

Took a look at the Tampa craigslist and saw a lot of stuff. If you look in electronics, you will tend to get the stylish sit out in the room kind of shelves. Go to the computer section, especially...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By jayn_j
Definitely true. My projector is in a basement...

Definitely true. My projector is in a basement dedicated theater. I watch TV on a 50" plasma in the family room. Both have nice audio systems, but the plasma allows the family the ability to read,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By jayn_j
The issue is less brightness and more black...

The issue is less brightness and more black level. Screens are designed to reflect light. If a screen looks bright white when the projector is off, that is what you are going to see for black level...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By jayn_j
You make a good point. I work as a systems...

You make a good point. I work as a systems engineer in aerospace and we see connectors as a reliability issue. Not so much cable failures, but bent pins, pushed in pins and mechanical coupling...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By jayn_j
For an opposing viewpoint. I prefer to run my...

For an opposing viewpoint. I prefer to run my two boxes separately with a stub between them. That lowers the chance of introducing 60 Hz hum into the low voltage signal path. I also prefer to use...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By jayn_j
My vote is on the back wall, near the projector. ...

My vote is on the back wall, near the projector. The lights are distracting if the equipment is up front, and it iws cheaper to run longer speaker wires than a long HDMI cable. The remote is not an...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-12-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By jayn_j
+1 on roman. www.rtheaters.com Roman is...

+1 on roman. www.rtheaters.com

Roman is very helpful and will patiently explain any questions. His prices are good and shipment was prompt.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By jayn_j
There are probably three answers to this...

There are probably three answers to this question.

Answer #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : The speaker should be at ear height so that the tweeter...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 193
Posted By jayn_j
Flexible blue tubing meant to carry low voltage...

Flexible blue tubing meant to carry low voltage cables in walls.
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Betts-12008100-BLUE-COIL/dp/B000HEKTHS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_indust_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1KYBBXXPVB4V5S64Z0MT
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-08-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 193
Posted By jayn_j
50' is on the edge. A standard cable might work,...

50' is on the edge. A standard cable might work, or it might be iffy. The monoprice Redmere is a good suggestion and it seems to be reliable. Would also suggest using conduit or 'smurf tubing' so...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 430
Posted By jayn_j
No. I guess it becomes a matter of preference. ...

No. I guess it becomes a matter of preference. I would rather give up the bass and go for smooth overall sound. YMMV. That was why I suggested going with some bookshelves that could be repurposed...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 430
Posted By jayn_j
Feel free, and to each his own. I am just...

Feel free, and to each his own. I am just relating a strategy that has worked well for me over the years.

Note that I recommended that Adam purchase full range speakers for LCR. Yes, a sub is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-05-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 430
Posted By jayn_j
Also, craigslist can be your friend if you shop...

Also, craigslist can be your friend if you shop carefully. Lots of folks are feeling broke this time of year and deals are to be had on used gear. Just examine it carefully for blown speaker...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 430
Posted By jayn_j
I got started on this years ago, so it may be...

I got started on this years ago, so it may be hard to relate.

I initially bought a pair of main speakers for a 5 channel receiver. It didn't take long to realize that I really needed a center. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-04-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 430
Posted By jayn_j
In addition, a data grade projector is meant for...

In addition, a data grade projector is meant for business presentations. It generally has a color profile and higher contrast maps designed to make presentations crisp. That is not the goal for...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By jayn_j
My main row is 11' to eyeballs from a 120"...

My main row is 11' to eyeballs from a 120" screen. It works well for us and our guests. Others seem to think that is too close. We projected on a wall for 2 months before I bought the screen and I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By jayn_j
Looking around, I would say "three years ago" ...

Looking around, I would say "three years ago"

Prices have really jumped on these electric screens lately. Looked at Visual Apex, Elite and Monoprice. These have generally been the good quality...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-03-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By jayn_j
Even a reasonable 120" fixed screen is $300. ...

Even a reasonable 120" fixed screen is $300. $500 is a good price for a tensioned screen. And I agree that tensioned is the way to go.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By jayn_j
You use the zoom ratio to get the picture to fit...

You use the zoom ratio to get the picture to fit the screen. You have some hard limits on throw distance and screen size that will dictate the zoom ratio.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By jayn_j
Their intent was to add two more of the same...

Their intent was to add two more of the same speakers used in the left/right/surround set. Mixing speakers, especially different brands can lead to some very strange sounds.

Personal opinion. ...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By jayn_j
Yeah, that looks manageable. I would suggest...

Yeah, that looks manageable.

I would suggest playing with layouts by temporary placement of projector and projecting against blank wall for a bit. Find what works best and only then screw it all...
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