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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By jautor
Remotely locating game consoles can be difficult...

Remotely locating game consoles can be difficult - the controllers have to reach, and you have to travel to the unit to switch disc-based games. Same true for blu-ray players - in primary AV viewing...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By jautor
You can run multiple pairs off the amp if you...

You can run multiple pairs off the amp if you insert an impedance-matching device (usually a speaker selector) between the amp and the speakers.

Adding a 2-channel amp can give you more power to...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By jautor
In-wall if you have the space for them and can...

In-wall if you have the space for them and can position the center channel (may have to place a header to get enough horizontal space), and you know the size(s) of TV's you'd want to hang there. ...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 183
Posted By jautor
Something like this may be a really good place to...

Something like this may be a really good place to start:

http://www.cymaticaudio.com/products/live-player-lp16
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 183
Posted By jautor
So let's get some terminology straight. I'm...

So let's get some terminology straight. I'm speaking 'track' as in one segment of a multi-track recording - we could also use the word 'channel' to describe that. As opposed to an individual...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By jautor
Simpler version - buy solid-wire spools. Buy...

Simpler version - buy solid-wire spools. Buy pre-made patch cords (which are made from stranded wire).



Not worth it, more trouble than anything, and could cause you to have poorer results if...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 183
Posted By jautor
And I'll reiterate my advice - get a pro involved...

And I'll reiterate my advice - get a pro involved - the words "novice" and "huge job" are red flags that usually result in "bad results" and "crying"... :D

In your case a pro may be a theater...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 183
Posted By jautor
Well, you're going to have to define what "sound...

Well, you're going to have to define what "sound installation" means to you, but assuming this is a commercial installation, you're really going to want a pro to help. Code compliance and other...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   06-29-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By jautor
Did you try searching for "RGB Sync on Green"? ...

Did you try searching for "RGB Sync on Green"? That's probably the more correct term and gets a lot of hits. An example:
...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By jautor
Global Cache has a database of IR codes "in the...

Global Cache has a database of IR codes "in the cloud" that can be used for programming the unit. There's no run-time Internet access required.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-28-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By jautor
It will make no difference, unless you have the...

It will make no difference, unless you have the Oppo 103D (Darbee edition), which would allow you to process the AppleTV video with the Darbee video chip.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By jautor
No, no, no! Not that! :D Put surround...

No, no, no! Not that! :D

Put surround side/rear in the ceiling for consistency among the surround channels. And as bpassman suggested, there are many angled speakers designed for this purpose....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By jautor
I would put all of the surround channels in the...

I would put all of the surround channels in the ceiling - having just the rears (and not the sides) up here, IMO, would produce an odd soundstage...

Also note that adding Atmos channels may not be...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By jautor
Home run all the wires, you can connect them in...

Home run all the wires, you can connect them in parallel to a 4-ohm stable amp. Or a 2-pair speaker selector with impedance-matching to connect them to any amp...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By jautor
If you are going to use Sonos, you don't have to...

If you are going to use Sonos, you don't have to have the in-room volume controls - but if you're going to "share" a Sonos Connect:Amp among two or more rooms, you will probably want them to adjust...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By jautor
First, the CEA recommended standard wiring for...

First, the CEA recommended standard wiring for WHA is to loop speaker wires through a VC / keypad location, and run a cat5e in parallel. That pattern allows for use of any of the systems on the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By jautor
From the manual: Make sure you've...

From the manual:



Make sure you've adjusting volume for Zone2 as they explain above, although their description is odd about the volume of surround back and zone2 being the same...

Although...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
You can either tie all the zones together, or...

You can either tie all the zones together, or step up to a WHA system, like the relatively inexpensive one Hoyalawya mentioned. The Monoprice and Dayton Audio versions appear to be the same system,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By jautor
Box the center, avoid the corners...

Box the center, avoid the corners...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By jautor
It may need to be - but without 4K devices to...

It may need to be - but without 4K devices to share, you don't need one now. I'd just get an inexpensive switch and not worry about it until something shows up that needs it...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
HTD has a cheap one. If you want to adjust...

HTD has a cheap one. If you want to adjust volume in the zones independently, Niles has a selector with volume controls. But if your house is wired for keypads, hopefully the speaker wires are...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 200
Posted By jautor
Yeah, with 'normal' labels you need to make them...

Yeah, with 'normal' labels you need to make them into flags as Neurorad suggested (which is what I did on a lot of my stuff). But the flags can get in the way a bit, so wrapping the label around the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By jautor
Cost and "easy to use" are the key tradeoffs for...

Cost and "easy to use" are the key tradeoffs for these systems...

The simplest / cheapest solution is the Sonos Connect:Amp and an impedance-matching speaker selector. If the Sonos amp doesn't...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By jautor
Yep, you got it... You may need to cover the...

Yep, you got it...

You may need to cover the IR emitters with some electrical tape or similar opaque thingy to keep them from bleeding IR signal to the other nearby components (since you have...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 200
Posted By jautor
Label maker is best (and the specialized labels...

Label maker is best (and the specialized labels for cables are the best of best). Handwriting is the "least best", and tape is the worst...

There are pre-printed cable labels (Ideal Wire...
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