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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ctviggen
After reviewing this in yet more detail, I've...

After reviewing this in yet more detail, I've decided to buy a refurbished Marantz SR5010. I don't need the bells and whistles of the 5011 and can save quite a bit.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By ctviggen
Well, I'm leaning toward the new Marantz SR5011. ...

Well, I'm leaning toward the new Marantz SR5011. I usually buy refurbished stuff and I'm always behind the technology. However, this looks like it has enough stuff to allow me to get a 4k TV. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-29-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,665
Posted By ctviggen
The whole post was about HD homerun. so, silicon...

The whole post was about HD homerun. so, silicon dust. You'll have to excuse me, but I had shoulder surgery and can only use one hand. It takes me forever to type with one hand.

Now, I'm not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-29-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,665
Posted By ctviggen
Don't get me wrong, I've loved the prime and the...

Don't get me wrong, I've loved the prime and the original homerun. But because I need to watch and record copy-protected shows, I had to buy a computer with Windows 7 on it, as my old HT computer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By ctviggen
The slim line might work, I'll look into it. It...

The slim line might work, I'll look into it. It would also save me some money, and I'd get to use my amp, which is just sitting in the basement right now. I just have to see if I could fit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By ctviggen
Thank you. Current speakers are Linn 5140s,...

Thank you. Current speakers are Linn 5140s, which are 4 ohm. Looks like they are 90 dB sensitivity.

Linn 5140 specs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By ctviggen
Need help selecting a simple receiver

My old receiver is finally going. I started looking for a new receiver, but the choices are overwhelming. Here is the situation:

This is for my main family room, which is open to the kitchen.
I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-28-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,665
Posted By ctviggen
My computer is a thin Gateway with one fan, on...

My computer is a thin Gateway with one fan, on the processor. I had to add a video card, as the on board video had problems with certain channels. The fan began oscillating a while back and also...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-27-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,665
Posted By ctviggen
Thanks for the link, but it's a hardware problem...

Thanks for the link, but it's a hardware problem most likely. The computer randomly shuts down with no error messages. I've replaced the power supply and the fan. Even with the power supply...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By ctviggen
Shoot...this should be in home theater computers....

Shoot...this should be in home theater computers. Can I move this?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-26-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,665
Posted By ctviggen
I agree with this. I paid for the $60...

I agree with this. I paid for the $60 subscription level for Silicon Dust to come out with their own DVR, but the inability to watch or record copy protected content is a killer. And we have one TV...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By ctviggen
WMC and sleep mode debugging

I'm finally getting around to trying to get my WMC (windows 7 computer) to go into sleep mode. When I put WMC in sleep mode, the computer wakes up almost immediately. How do I debug this?

I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-17-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,111
Posted By ctviggen
I have Philips LED bulbs, and they do have a...

I have Philips LED bulbs, and they do have a noise even when not dimmed. It's hard to hear, but can be heard in a room with little sound.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-15-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,003
Posted By ctviggen
OK, that could easily start a war. I've seen...

OK, that could easily start a war. I've seen arguments on both sides for absorption and diffusion on the first reflection points (side walls). I personally went with absorption. It's too bad you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,392
Posted By ctviggen
What is the throat of the vent boot?

What is the throat of the vent boot?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By ctviggen
Basically, I had these: Sub platform...

Basically, I had these:

Sub platform (http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1004/ascsubtrap.htm)

Or maybe this:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1004/ascsubtrap.htm
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By ctviggen
I'd think more like random placement instead of...

I'd think more like random placement instead of placing them at the same spot along each wall. For instance, if you have two opposing long walls, placing one in a corner and one in the middle of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By ctviggen
I ran my cat5e cable (I only put in one -- I...

I ran my cat5e cable (I only put in one -- I still don't see the need for multiple cables) separately, but waited until the end to run my HDMI through my conduit. I used stiff HDMI that was tough to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-08-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 16,232
Posted By ctviggen
You might be able to get better response for the...

You might be able to get better response for the subs if you moved them. For instance, leave one where it is and put the other one on a different wall at a different position (e.g., if the other sub...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-08-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ctviggen
It might be that the USB is looking for some kind...

It might be that the USB is looking for some kind of signal or message, or it turns off to save power. Mine (on a Samsung TV) turns on and stays on (or at least my LED backlights stay lit while the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-02-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By ctviggen
Sound reduction is nonlinear and also varies by...

Sound reduction is nonlinear and also varies by frequency, so adding two layers on each of the floor/ceiling and also on the ceiling after the clips and channel will increase the sound "isolation" by...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-01-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By ctviggen
Much of the sound is going to go around the door....

Much of the sound is going to go around the door. If you want to seal it, treat it as an outside door and put seals all around. I bought solid core, heavy doors with seals on three sides but not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-13-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,928
Posted By ctviggen
Hi Ted, I saw the installation sheet, but my...

Hi Ted,

I saw the installation sheet, but my application is different. Once these are installed, I would not be able to get to the driver, possibly unless it's free floating. For instance, I'm...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-13-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,928
Posted By ctviggen
Where did you buy them? I'd like to order two of...

Where did you buy them? I'd like to order two of them and compare them to what I have now, in terms of light output and quality.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-11-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,928
Posted By ctviggen
Hmmm...The Progress lighting versions I bought...

Hmmm...The Progress lighting versions I bought are 1070 lumens, whereas the 6 inch versions of the LiteLine are only 700 lumens. I might have to stick with the ones I bought for my closet, but I...
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