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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-09-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 390,520
Posted By carboranadum
I'm keeping an eye out for new stuff too, but...

I'm keeping an eye out for new stuff too, but nothing is just calling my name at this moment. 4K looks great, but media availability is a problem. I almost went all in for 3D, but I quickly figured...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-08-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By carboranadum
Wish I had found those during my build. I did...

Wish I had found those during my build. I did note that the bulbs are not included, but they are WAY cheaper than the cost per fixture I paid. You should get LED bulbs for those, though. The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-08-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 390,520
Posted By carboranadum
HAHAHA. Great to hear from you RTROSE. Nothing...

HAHAHA. Great to hear from you RTROSE. Nothing new here. Just a big old server full of movies to watch. No upgrades, nothing missing, no new upgrade to chase. Maybe I did it right the first...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-13-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By carboranadum
You missed a really central point that I was...

You missed a really central point that I was trying to make. Everything is a compromise. In the case of dark-ish red fabric on the walls, it was a compromise that I found worth it for the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-10-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By carboranadum
Yes, in bright scenes, the light from the screen...

Yes, in bright scenes, the light from the screen reflects off the walls and draws viewer's eyes away from the action on the screen. It's really annoying when you begin to notice it. I wanted the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-06-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By carboranadum
I think DaveClement's post is right on. As a...

I think DaveClement's post is right on. As a physicist, I can offer my big finger of approval.

http://hypnosisabc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/stop-needing-approval.jpg


I visited a number...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-09-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
Workaround Found...

I tried all of the troubleshooting tips everyone offered and I have isolated the problem to the PCH. MKV files play fine across the network on a Windows PC (from the Synology NAS). No stuttering at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-07-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,144
Posted By carboranadum
Truer words have never been spoken. When I built...

Truer words have never been spoken. When I built my HT a number of years ago, I got similar advice. It's spot on. You need to understand what you intend for the room...how will you use it the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-11-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
Which Nvidia model did you go with?

Which Nvidia model did you go with?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
No transcoding, just as a file server. I'm going...

No transcoding, just as a file server. I'm going to head down and try some troubleshooting in a bit.

Thanks for the tips.

CJ
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
When I played the MKV file on the PC, I was...

When I played the MKV file on the PC, I was playing it from a mapped drive on the synology. The PCH share is connected to the PCH via NTS. I haven't been able to map the share via SAMBA.

CJ
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
Thanks funhouse...that's a list of stuff to try! ...

Thanks funhouse...that's a list of stuff to try! I have been thinking it's a network issue or something related to connectivity.

Before I posted, I tried playing an MKV on my PC from the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,539
Posted By carboranadum
I use MakeMKV to rip my collection. The file...

I use MakeMKV to rip my collection. The file size shrinks quite a bit and I've got the BRs if I ever want to watch the "extras".
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-10-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By carboranadum
Exclamation Synology 1815+ Stuttering Issues

I've got a Synology 1815+ a few weeks ago to replace a Windows 2003 Server that I had been running for some time. I was using software RAID 5 on the server and used it to maintain my library of MKV...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-03-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By carboranadum
I've seen a lot of AT and non-AT screens in...

I've seen a lot of AT and non-AT screens in action. I' can't see any difference with the small weave or micro-perf screens. The audio on AT screens is FANTASTIC...very localized and spread across...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-19-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 617
Posted By carboranadum
Do post what you find out.

Do post what you find out.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-08-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By carboranadum
19FL is better than 14FL. If your room is...

19FL is better than 14FL. If your room is totally light controlled, you will notice the difference. If it's not fully light controlled, you may have a problem.

I mounted mine over the second row...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By carboranadum
I have 2 24 port switches and 2 24 port patch...

I have 2 24 port switches and 2 24 port patch panels in a separate location on the other side of the work room. All the home network wiring runs to this location. I have a few drops to the AV rack...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By carboranadum
You can. I picked up a Craftsman drill press with...

You can. I picked up a Craftsman drill press with a keyless chuck like that shown in the photo posted by mtbdudex. Works like a champ and holds very, very tightly.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By carboranadum
Thanks! We really like the carpet. The sconces...

Thanks! We really like the carpet. The sconces were installed for the same reason...passing code. Oh, and the fact that I didn't want to mess up the nice ones while building. Good luck on your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By carboranadum
I waited and put the baseboard down after the...

I waited and put the baseboard down after the carpet was installed. Mine was a new build, so I didn't have to rip anything up. I was concerned about the baseboard getting market up and scratched...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 82,956
Posted By carboranadum
Cool! We may have to find a way to link up at...

Cool! We may have to find a way to link up at some point.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 82,956
Posted By carboranadum
Oh if you have the cash, I'm sure Triad has some...

Oh if you have the cash, I'm sure Triad has some laying around...they sure do sound sweet.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-14-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 82,956
Posted By carboranadum
YEA! Good to hear you're still doing well Bud! ...

YEA! Good to hear you're still doing well Bud! I'd love to go through another build knowing what I know now. Would love to see what you've got in store.

Are you in Knoxville? My youngest will...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-12-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By carboranadum
Thanks folks. I have't heard from Tom Logan,...

Thanks folks. I have't heard from Tom Logan, Big, Bill, BritInVA, and others. I know they are MVPs and maybe don't frequent the forum much any longer, but I'll reach out to them separately.

CJ
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