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post #31 of 143
Which box would you use?
post #32 of 143
There is no avoiding them unfortunately.

When it comes time I can have my guys supply you with the upgraded units we have to do ourselves. You can get power supply replacement kits but for best results you need to change a couple of the SMT parts as well. If noise is not a problem then fitting a fan also helps.

Also make sure that you have the new 1TB units as they are a good step up in overall quality.

Oh and make sure you have a remote addressable kill switch as they all need to reboot every so often. It is a lot easier to send a command from your PC than getting on a plane...
post #33 of 143
Cool , youv'e got a deal.

How about replacing drive with a 2 tera?
post #34 of 143
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

+1 to Mark H
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+2
Nuff said.
post #35 of 143
Peter, you have one too many vaults in that photo. The new specs are out and the 5U vault to use is the 300 disc unit and it includes an M-class player. Given the current 2TB drives, two vaults would completely take care of a 3U server. You can eliminate one vault and two players, freeing up 7U of rack space for a satelite targeting and tracking system for the Strategic Defense Iniatitive.
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Now I can mix additional channels for the fronts and sides..

Plus upgraded the EU sat dvr's....
LL
post #38 of 143
[RUSSIAN ACCENT]

Opulence. We has it.

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post #39 of 143
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

Which box would you use?

Dreambox or AB IPBox, much better than anything that Sky has to offer when it comes to their boxes. You only have to put the proper software on the box. CCCam or Gemini works.

And before anyone asks, this is legal. When you sign up to Sky, order the cheapest Sky-box available. You'll need the serial number from that box as subscriptions are activated with the SN. You have to put that serial number in the cfg file of the softcam. Once that's done, you can insert the Sky card into the box and it will activate without problems.
post #40 of 143
This is throughout Europe, how is Russia Handled? I know they have special sky channels.

Also would I be overkilling the electrical power with such a massive sine wave UPS?
post #41 of 143

What is with the jungle look on the AB IPBox?
post #42 of 143
I don't think Russia has a Sky package available, but even if they do, it shouldn't be a problem. The software on the boxes has a xml configuration file which stores the NDS-CA IDs, you can put anything in there and it will work.
Sky UK has the identifiers 0960, 0961 and 0963, Sky Germany 09C4 (bunch of others for non NDS encryption) and Sky Italia 0919, 093B and so on and so on.

Sky is of course trying to sell their own overpriced and badly performing boxes. And to be honest, I can't blame them to try. I have those boxes sitting on a shelf and use AB IPBoxes myself for my actual viewing.

Not sure what it is about the flowers on the latest 9900 box, looks a little odd in my opinion.


As far as the UPS goes, it shouldn't be a problem if you work with a local installer. Circuits are usually protected by a 16A fuse, providing around 3.6kW. But you shouldn't have a problem going up to 24A or even 32A. I had my HT fuse box connected with three 24A circuits which I split up again to several 16A circuits.
post #43 of 143
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how is Russia Handled?

Hum. Been there, done that. Russia is not handled, you just go with the flow and everything today will be different tomorrow otherwise it is not "convenient".
post #44 of 143
Thread Starter 
Opps, my bad, Bill has only 20 seats in his theater, not 200- what a typo Shoot his system is not any better then some of the ones in AVS Dennis, is your screening room as good as some of the ones you design and have installed?
post #45 of 143
Nah...mine was a DIY project. What would you expect from such nonsense?
post #46 of 143
DIY? Come on Dennis, practice what you preach. Hire a pro!
post #47 of 143
I just have to post here
From my perspective, ALL of you have the BEST home theaters on AVS

No joke, all of you should be proud of what you've accomplished (DIY or contracted). And you give the rest of us benchmarks to aspire to.
post #48 of 143
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Originally Posted by hometheaterguy View Post

Opps, my bad, Bill has only 20 seats in his theater, not 200- what a typo Shoot his system is not any better then some of the ones in AVS Dennis, is your screening room as good as some of the ones you design and have installed?

There's an 105 seat HT here on AVS, though its main construction gallery is over at Curt's.
post #49 of 143
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dennis Erskine View Post

Nah...mine was a DIY project. What would you expect from such nonsense?

I was really shocked to see not just how modest, but also how SUCKY Dr. Floyd Toole's home theater was in his photo shoot! He is only vice president of acoustical engineering for Harman International and Audio Engineering Society (AES) Publications Award winner for papers on technical measurements of loudspeakers and listeners' perceptions, and being honored with a fellowship and the AES Silver Medal Award for his work on subjective and objective evaluation of audio devices. Infinity speakers, yuck Floyd, upgrade...

http://www.hometheaterdesignmag.com/casual/106advice/
post #50 of 143
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Originally Posted by ss9001 View Post

I just have to post here
From my perspective, ALL of you have the BEST home theaters on AVS

No joke, all of you should be proud of what you've accomplished (DIY or contracted). And you give the rest of us benchmarks to aspire to.

Steve, I would have to agree. It seems when you get to a certain level of sound and picture quality you can do no more, save upgrade to future souce technolgies, etc. All of my Top 5 AVS theaters are winners.
post #51 of 143
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Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky View Post

You are being too nice to me!

We all know that when you are in Jeff's theater, a person farting on screen will send bass shockwaves that you can feel and smell as your butt lifts off the seat!


Bass quality and output could be a category in a contest. Jeff used to be called the "King of Bass". Does he have the best bass of these theaters? Steve, I was impressed with the chest pounding punch of your Aerial Acoustics subs, (even back when you only had one enclosure), but I believe Jeff is using something with more output. I may be wrong.
post #52 of 143
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Originally Posted by donaldk View Post

There's an 105 seat HT here on AVS, though its main construction gallery is over at Curt's.

Wow, at 105 seats, does he charge for admittance?
post #53 of 143
Sometimes he will, when hosting charity events/fundraisers.
post #54 of 143
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Originally Posted by hometheaterguy View Post

Who owns the best home theater in AVS?



Here are my TOP 5. I have only been in Steve #1's, so far.



Contestant 1: Steve (Bruzonsky)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post16725555



Contestant 2: Art

http://www.artsonneborn.com//



Contestant 3: Jeff (theBland) http://www.electronichouse.com/artic..._a_theater/D1/



Contestant 4: Dennis

http://www.epichomecinema.com/



Contestant 5: Steve (Jenkins)

http://theater.stevejenkins.com/gallery/complete/

Don't forget about this one from ptrubey although the AVS links with most of the pictures seem to be missing. Here is a snapshot of it. don't know about equipment but for sheer visual impression, hard to beat

http://www.jvcdig.com/QX1_Home_Theatre.htm
post #55 of 143
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post



Now I can mix additional channels for the fronts and sides..

Plus upgraded the EU sat dvr's....

What are the units on the top right? They look like 5KW linear amplifiers from my old CB days!
post #56 of 143
Hi Mike, These...



Audiophile grade tube mixers 9 for deriving in between channels. But already gave up on that idea.
post #57 of 143
Well, I'm gobsmacked ... I had my hand in three of the five.
post #58 of 143
Gobsmacked? WTHDTM? Is it sort of like multiorgamismed?
post #59 of 143


Peter,
This face plate kicks ass compared to that one you posted.

art
post #60 of 143
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by D_B_0673 View Post

Don't forget about this one from ptrubey although the AVS links with most of the pictures seem to be missing. Here is a snapshot of it. don't know about equipment but for sheer visual impression, hard to beat

http://www.jvcdig.com/QX1_Home_Theatre.htm

Impressive. Victor Company of Japan has come along way.
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