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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-21-2017, 07:19 PM
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Posted By jautor
Hiding one of those, perhaps two behind the TV is...

Hiding one of those, perhaps two behind the TV is possible, but probably not all of them. Do you really need three streaming boxes plus the set-top? They have a lot of functional overlap...
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-21-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By jautor
Yes, it's a "zone player / streamer", like the...

Yes, it's a "zone player / streamer", like the Sonos Connect:Amp and others...



The WX-010 / 030 are free-standing streaming speaker units. Nothing else required. Each one is essentially it's...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By jautor
You shouldn't have to read down past the first...

You shouldn't have to read down past the first page in this forum to see "HDMI distribution" or "extender" discussed - hence my surprise that you found an ancient thread instead! :D Probably more...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-17-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By jautor
Did you not read the thread before replying to...

Did you not read the thread before replying to it? HDBaseT. Post 2...

And it's a 4-year-old thread - what the heck were you searching for that you didn't hit an answer on the first page of this...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,262
Posted By jautor
Yes, the NV-MP and NV-NNA are the same piece. ...

Yes, the NV-MP and NV-NNA are the same piece. The NNA has some extra LEDs on the outside, but they are functionality identical. I have one of each, actually...

And a very good point about the...
Forum: Game Room Equipment & Accessories   02-16-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By jautor
I would avoid any wallplate connections for any...

I would avoid any wallplate connections for any HDMI link. Make that one continuous cable if at all possible. Especially if you're doing 4K, etc.

I used some wall plates for speaker/coax/RJ45...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,262
Posted By jautor
Thanks! If you're interested, I can get an...

Thanks! If you're interested, I can get an "alpha" version that works with just an RS232 connection, and runs either on a PC or a Raspberry Pi - as long as there's a serial port (USB dongle works). ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By jautor
With the theater not fully enclosed, you're...

With the theater not fully enclosed, you're limiting the "activity" in that very large space to effectively one thing at a time...

When I first started thinking (dreaming) of a setup like this,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-12-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By jautor
Run 2-3x the wire for the $$ instead of using...

Run 2-3x the wire for the $$ instead of using shielded cables... They're much more difficult to install properly, and for residential use are probably a waste of money.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-10-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By jautor
So you want Atmos / DTS:X speakers on the walls...

So you want Atmos / DTS:X speakers on the walls or ceiling? If you can run power to them, you can run speaker wire to them... Much cheaper, easier, and readily available.

Otherwise you're...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By jautor
Ok, that's a bit different than "a wire is...

Ok, that's a bit different than "a wire is pulled" or missing... :eek:



Let's figure out exactly what Legrand/OnQ system you have - look for a model number on the distribution box.

But in...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-05-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By jautor
Look for a "cable retractor" - one that you can...

Look for a "cable retractor" - one that you can mount to the back of your rack and attach to the cables. When you pull the shelf out, the retractor allows the cable to draw out, but pulls the cables...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-03-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By jautor
It is NOT Ethernet. The system uses the very...

It is NOT Ethernet. The system uses the very commonly available cat5e cable and RJ45 connectors, which are also used for Ethernet, but they are not the same thing at all...



If there's no...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-31-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By jautor
Well, they didn't make Christmas, but it's there...

Well, they didn't make Christmas, but it's there now...

http://www.residentialsystems.com/news/0002/legrand-adds-spotify-to-onq-systems/89153

Note that the customer support staff at most...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-29-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By jautor
My advice would be to abandon the three locations...

My advice would be to abandon the three locations in the front, and use LCR speakers much closer to the display height (in-wall / on-wall or free-standing). The surrounds in-ceiling, while not ideal...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By jautor
Best asked in the Remote Control forum, but the...

Best asked in the Remote Control forum, but the Logitech Harmony models with RF support (and IP control) are a good DIY option... I just bought a Harmony Elite as they were on sale at Best Buy (on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By jautor
Yes. It's a wired IR repeater solution. The...

Yes. It's a wired IR repeater solution. The wireless repeaters can work, but in my experience they are subject to a lot of interference which can be difficult or impossible to remedy. The wired...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-26-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 247
Posted By jautor
Go project your proposed screen size onto the...

Go project your proposed screen size onto the blank wall or on a sheet with your seating distance set (set up the PJ temporarily if you want), and see for yourself before you pull the trigger...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-25-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By jautor
Note that Green Glue has installation guides in...

Note that Green Glue has installation guides in English, Spanish and French available for download on their site. Having copies around can help a bit, but follow BIG's advice first...
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 265
Posted By jautor
I was thinking you use the external switcher in...

I was thinking you use the external switcher in front of the AVR/scaler. To get more inputs instead of trying to find an AVR with that many...



Analog video support is disappearing from modern...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 265
Posted By jautor
Assuming you need lots of composite inputs for...

Assuming you need lots of composite inputs for things like retro gaming consoles, you'll be better off with a cheap external switch box for composite video / analog audio, instead of buying an older...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By jautor
NO. The cat5/6 HDMI extenders are NOT...

NO.

The cat5/6 HDMI extenders are NOT ETHERNET. They are a point-to-point solution that happens to use the same type of cabling (because it's good, cheap, and readily available).

Joe is...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-24-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 847
Posted By jautor
All of those systems continue to "work" overall. ...

All of those systems continue to "work" overall. The issue with them has been the more advanced functionality in the display (metadata) keypads and the addition of Internet services (as an...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-24-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 30,626
Posted By jautor
I think most controllers won't allow a zone to be...

I think most controllers won't allow a zone to be in multiple groups. And while there may be a 'master' volume adjustment for the group, usually volume adjustments are made to an individual zone -...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-23-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By jautor
Here's one of the cheapest solutions: ...

Here's one of the cheapest solutions:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=18533
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