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Don't run the power cord through the wall - absolutely against National code regardless of your area... And with the sheetrock off, no reason not to bring power up to a recessed outlet behind the display, and provide a path for cables to wherever you want to place the set-top box / AVR and the rest of the gear. Use an Arlington TV-Box - this is the 4-gang model, there are 2-gang models if you'll be using an articulating mount that might expose more of the wall behind the...
Correct. Phone jacks are added by simply splicing the wires together. Ethernet links are between exactly two devices - to "fan out" to multiple devices you must use an Ethernet switch to provide more connections.That will do nothing, and if your phone line is still connected you could damage your devices.Get an inexpensive switch, move the RJ45 plugs from the phone block to the switch ports, with one of them leading to your router, and you'll be good to go.Jeff
How is that even a question????
If you're really 15-18' away that might not be bad. I'd suggest mocking up the position - take a piece of cardboard the size of the screen and position it at that location using whatever means you can - and see how it feels looking at it from your seating position (do you feel like you're looking up at it uncomfortably?)
Well, yes, 'clipping' is bad... But that is an extreme case, and yes, you CAN put a larger amp than the 'rated' maximum, as in most cases you will only ever drive the amp a fraction of it's total rated output. But for simplicity, just treat the speaker ratings as a guideline for the MAXIMUM amplifier specs and you'll be fine.]Correct. I feel you shouldn't rely on Amazon reviews / articles for engineering facts... The article is not wrong, but it's using extreme...
That is incorrect. The speaker "watts" is the rated MAXIMUM power the speaker can handle - therefore it should not be connected to an amplifier capable of GREATER than the rated power. Some speaker brands will indicate a recommended amplifier power to give good results, but you won't likely find those suggestions on in-ceiling speakers.Any of the Monoprice or HTD speakers will work just fine with these small amps. If anything, look at the speaker efficiency ratings (in...
Controlled how? That's the rub - lots of ways to power that many zones, but allowing individual volume levels and basic on/off, is the difference between the parts and a 'system'...
BiggAW is right - but you can certainly try different settings to test for yourself. You may not be able to see a difference, but unless there's something obvious - the best answer will be to let the TV (which has the "newest" processing chips in your setup) do as much work as possible...
No reason to update the receiver for 4K until you have a 4K source device that needs to be connected... If the Netflix support within the TV will support their 4K stream, the AVR wouldn't be involved in the video portion at all.
Duplicate post... Although you've got more details here. The "I'm not an audiophile so it doesn't have to be super great audio" isn't the issue. Getting an integrated solution for multiple zones with control is where the money goes. The cheaper solution for two zones would involve some Apple Airport Express units and simple auto-sensing zone amps (AudioSource AMP-100), then using Airplay and/or Apple Remote app for streaming to those two. Or just the PC for the first...
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