Originally Posted by RTROSE
Good to hear that at least your e-mails to the seller has not fallen on "deaf ears". I would think this would be an easy and fast fix for you. If the company really wanted to impress they could next day air your replacement screen. Just think of all the "free" advertising they would get here with you singing their praises.
Wasn't trying to scare you off of the popcorn popper, just wanted to let you know. I always try to find as much info on a big purchase as I can, even if all the info isn't good I still like to know what I may run into or what to watch for.
They contacted me again today, I am quickly becoming impressed with their communications. Today their service rep asked me to email a pic of the damage and they are going to contact Elite on Monday to take care of this. I could not expect better service thus far.
A few other HT developments:
Because the equipment rack is behind me I was finding that my cable DVR and receiver remotes could not communicate with their respective devices unless I held the remotes over my head and pointed them backwards over the seats at the rack. My PS3 remote was already RF so that was no issue, and the projector remote bounced off the wall just fine and operated the projector well due to being located over my head behind me when seated. I figured some sort of IR repeater would be the solution so I searched my favorite gadget site for the answer, Amazon. It became very apparent very quickly that one device available on Amazon was in a different league than the rest, and far more interesting than I had originally bargained for.
I stumbled upon this because of its outstanding user ratings:http://www.amazon.com/Next-Generatio...0403267&sr=8-1
I was hesitant because I thought it looked somewhat toy like, but 315 almost all 5 star reviews got my attention. It turns out that this little device uses some incredible technology. Instead of merely repeating the IR signal, this device converts your IR signal to RF inside of the remote! It does this by replacing one of your batteries with an RF transmitter and then amazingly that RF transmitter sends an RF signal to the base which then blasts an IR signal to your component. Because RF can penetrate walls this device can be placed anywhere and still work with any remote (with a few exceptions). So I knew this was the product for me, but Amazon was out of stock on the second transmitter unit I would need for my second remote. I needed one transmitter for my DVR remote, no problem the flying saucer comes with one. But to control another remote such as my receiver a second transmitter must be purchased, unfortunately Amazon was out of stock on that. What to do? Easy! I ordered 2 complete sets. The second transmitter would be something like $25 if available, a complete second kit was $33 so for $8 more I got my second transmitter, a second flying saucer, and another set of 2 rechargeable batteries. Note these are special 2/3 size batteries designed to fit in the transmitter, each kit includes 1 battery to fit in the transmitter while using it and another to charge as backup so that you never are out of power. The batteries charge in the flying saucer.
So I am very excited about this, the remotes will work as if I was pointing them directly at the devices-perfect!
In another minor project I decided to undertake I ordered this:http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Port...0404049&sr=1-3
I wanted a USB hub that I could mount under my desk in such a way that the ports on the front of it would be just under the lip of my desk and exposed wiring would be at a minimum. This part fit the bill perfectly and like the device I mentioned above 238 mostly 5 star reviews got my attention. It has a mountable base with 3 ports on the front so I will be able to plug in as needed and has another 4 ports on the rear where I can plug in more permanently needed devices. USB cables can be secured to the underside of my desk with some cable clamps I have and there will be no visible wires! A minor project for sure but something that was really bugging me about my computer setup, I cannot stand seeing loose wires.
Finally I picked up this yesterday in the further quest for a completely wire hidden system:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218006410555
I haven't tried it yet but it looks beautiful in person. The pic I linked above shows it as almost a dark gray color with white keys. In reality it is exactly the same color as an aluminum iMac, a much lighter sort of brushed silver.
That's all for now, more updates as they happen.