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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-29-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 60
Posted By jautor
And with mounts being fairly inexpensive these...

And with mounts being fairly inexpensive these days (Monoprice!), if and when you upgrade the TV, you may just swap out the mount anyway. You'll probably find that your next TV is so thin that's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-29-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,865
Posted By jautor
And yet you called it "magical dirt" instead of...

And yet you called it "magical dirt" instead of medicine... :D

The point there was that every doctor he saw blasted every previous doctor's treatment. And of course nothing works all the time...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-27-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By jautor
The 4-conductor wires are the L/R speakers -...

The 4-conductor wires are the L/R speakers - usually red/black and green/white. Hook up one speaker in one room and connect two wires to your AVR (L speaker output +/-) and see if you get one...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 1,008,202
Posted By jautor
The important part for us is support for the...

The important part for us is support for the flexible nylon labels (and heat shrink is really nice). The rest of the cable-label-making specifics are not necessary for our usage...



Dymo...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 1,008,202
Posted By jautor
Along the wire. "Flags" get snagged when you try...

Along the wire. "Flags" get snagged when you try to move cables around...



Heat shrink labels - they'll never come off!

Just have to make sure that the unit will print on the materials, and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-25-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By jautor
Nope, don't do that. You want the solid...

Nope, don't do that. You want the solid conductors and proper terminations. Most patch cables are not rated for in-wall usage, either.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-21-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By jautor
Well, except that the point of a CIH setup (and...

Well, except that the point of a CIH setup (and the CIH+IMAX) is to get the screen height correct, and the width is what changes. The IMAX footage is shot with that expectation, too, and would look...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By jautor
It's not, because they are essentially performing...

It's not, because they are essentially performing the same function if you don't look "under the covers". One wire type in - another out - and then back again at the other end of a cable run. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By jautor
Total overkill - sell it. You don't need it, and...

Total overkill - sell it. You don't need it, and I wouldn't consume precious rack space with it nor deal with all the extra patches. You're not going to get surges on cat5e cables in your house...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By jautor
No, SPDIF digital audio (DD5.1, DTS core or...

No, SPDIF digital audio (DD5.1, DTS core or 2-channel PCM) can be carried over coax or optical (Toslink) cable. Just using light vs electricity... But the signals are the same.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By jautor
Honestly, it really wasn't that bad... ...

Honestly, it really wasn't that bad...



You can. Just have to re-terminate the end with an RJ45 instead of an RJ11, and move the wire off the telco block and into a network block or patch...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By jautor
"balun" is a generic term for a transformer, and...

"balun" is a generic term for a transformer, and really doesn't even match our current technology - the usage of the term is historic at this point.

Now, for "HDMI-over-category-cable...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-21-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By jautor
My rack is in a carpeted closet and while not...

My rack is in a carpeted closet and while not effortless, I can roll it away from the wall and turn it to get to the back. It's not like you do this every day...

It's much cheaper, safer and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-21-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By jautor
"balun" is a generic term, not a brand... If...

"balun" is a generic term, not a brand...

If you're remodeling, run a flex conduit along with all the cables you're thinking. That way you can add more in the future if needed. 4+ cat5e/6, 1-2...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-21-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By jautor
Check the listings on your local Craigslist to...

Check the listings on your local Craigslist to see what others are asking for TV's locally. Search for "LCD 50" and see what you get. Expect the sale price is yeah, $25-50 less than what folks are...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By jautor
I have a rack on casters that allows me to pull...

I have a rack on casters that allows me to pull it out or turn it in place to get around that issue... Not sure how mounting to the ceiling would improve access vs. floor-standing. Do you have no...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   08-20-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By jautor
That's a heck of a lot of time and effort to...

That's a heck of a lot of time and effort to create a setup for ~12 movies presented on BD in this fashion. And that assumes you're going to watch those (again and again)! I'd just caution you not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By jautor
Not a fan of using gear in a way it was not...

Not a fan of using gear in a way it was not designed to be used, especially when it can be a real danger if something goes wrong...

Suggest you look at the wall-mount racks if you really need to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By jautor
Most of that gear isn't really meant to fit in a...

Most of that gear isn't really meant to fit in a "pretty" rack.



Is the utility room going to be finished (drywall)?

Regardless, you won't want to consume too much of the "back" of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 1,008,202
Posted By jautor
The Rhino (industrial Dymo) models have specific...

The Rhino (industrial Dymo) models have specific support for making cable labels. If you get a general-purpose label maker, you may not get those 'modes'. Regardless, use the flexible nylon labels...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By jautor
They aren't caps, they're "terminating...

They aren't caps, they're "terminating resistors". They are placed there to remove potential interference caused by the end of the wire in close proximity to the splitter/amp. In theory, good to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By jautor
Yes. But again, are you actually using all of...

Yes. But again, are you actually using all of the other connections? Consuming an amplifier output to feed an unused outlet is a waste, and you really don't want to split a signal again until you...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By jautor
That amp has an interesting feature in that the...

That amp has an interesting feature in that the "VoIP / modem" port is an un-amplified, passive output. If planned properly, it allows the modem to work on backup power (UPS). But yes, you can use...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By jautor
Nope, it's remote DC power for the amp, which can...

Nope, it's remote DC power for the amp, which can also be used as an outlet. This is a cool feature of these amps, because in many cases there's no AC outlet near the distribution panel, so you can...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-18-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By jautor
If you don't have a gigabit switch (and a NAS...

If you don't have a gigabit switch (and a NAS with a gigabit NIC), start there as it's super cheap and easy.



Hard drive is the performance bottleneck in a 'server'. Two drives allow twice as...
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