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post #1801 of 2097
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Originally Posted by NicksHitachi View Post

Might be time to cut the chord!

I had DirecTV for years, but it just got too expensive. Switched to FIOS a year or so ago mostly to save money on combined Internet + TV, and also for more reliable Internet (had been using RoadRunner, but it dropped way too often) - now a year in, of course all the discounts are gone, and given how much and what we watch, it's getting harder and harder to justify. Need to really assess what we would miss, and come up with an alternative way to get it (OTA + streaming services).

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post #1802 of 2097
I dropped TWC 9 months ago, going with OTA and streaming. Kept a TIVO unit because it is hard to break free of a DVR once you have had one.

For the most part, I don't miss the cable. The few things I do miss can be gotten with some effort. I have a HTPC hooked up, so I can get the USA network dramadies like Psych and Royal Pains. Also have netflix and Amazon streams.

For the most part, I have been disappointed with the channels available on the ROKU. We keep it hooked up, but find we seldom watch it. We also found that HULU+ was not worth the money for us. Most of the stuff we wanted turned out to be "computer only" and not available on plus. The stuff that was on plus was mostly old kids shows and public service stuff.
post #1803 of 2097
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Hey!
I just realized that I missed my own thread anniversary. It was five years ago on 6/14/2007 that I began my build thread. Five years boys! Five years! Hard to believe it has been that long of a journey.

and it only took two of those five years to pick paint colors smile.gif Love it RT, looks absolutely amazing! Well done buddy!

All right, you AVS *******s!
In the words of my generation: Up Yours!

Ha ha ha, hello boys! I'm BACK!

post #1804 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Like a Phoenix my thread is back! Thanks Mike!

While I would like to take this time to post a whole host of updates I have absolutely zilch, zip, nada, zero, nothing worthy of posting. I am getting an in-ground sprinkling system. Not HT related nor a DIY project, but a project none the less.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1805 of 2097
Once we finished the basement we moved on to other projects, none of which seemed AVS worthy. Then we bought a new car, a boat and well other than using the theater we didn't update or change anything. So I understand, it's a little sad, one you get to a stopping point. It's very time consuming for many years, then, nothing but enjoyment. I would almost say the most fun was the research, the build, and you guys, with the actual theater coming in last.

So we bought a new house and I get to start all over on a new theater, and I'm starting to get excited by the idea. smile.gif. Ofcourse we're hemorraging money at the moment so not looking forward to spending even more money...
post #1806 of 2097
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Originally Posted by cane.mba View Post

Once we finished the basement we moved on to other projects, none of which seemed AVS worthy. Then we bought a new car, a boat and well other than using the theater we didn't update or change anything. So I understand, it's a little sad, one you get to a stopping point. It's very time consuming for many years, then, nothing but enjoyment. I would almost say the most fun was the research, the build, and you guys, with the actual theater coming in last.
So we bought a new house and I get to start all over on a new theater, and I'm starting to get excited by the idea. smile.gif. Ofcourse we're hemorraging money at the moment so not looking forward to spending even more money...

Well look what the cat dragged in ...

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Congrats on the new house! But you know the mathematical equation on that, right?

A new house + a new theater = a new build thread.

Where is it, Mike? cool.gif
post #1807 of 2097
It's started...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432252/dry-lake-cinema

However, we haven't closed yet, so it may have been too early to start it. Real Estate being what it is nowadays, we're waiting on a shoe to drop and the deal to fall apart....
post #1808 of 2097
Thread Starter 
It's never too early to start a build thread..........now actually "finishing" a build thread is another thing entirely!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1809 of 2097
that is the truth
post #1810 of 2097
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

It's never too early to start a build thread..........now actually "finishing" a build thread is another thing entirely!
Regards,
RTROSE

Amen! My thread has a simulated screen shot in my theater from before we poured the foundation to our house. Never too early biggrin.gif
post #1811 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Well today I had my first experience watching football in the theater and the power going out. I have an APC power conditioner/battery backup so it kicked in and did what it was supposed to do. The power was only off for about 45 sec to a minute, but obviously that would have been enough to possibly do damage to the PJ and other equipment, It actually took me several seconds to actually figure out what in the sam hill happened and by the time I figured out what was going on reacted to it, gathered the remotes to start shutting stuff off the power came back.

To all of those people who think APU/UPS's are overkill I ask you to reconsider your positions and get one to at least power your PJ as the bulb replacement cost could easily pay for some of the more reasonably priced units.

I'm now firmly a believer.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1812 of 2097
RT,

Glad to hear your back up system worked for you.

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That power outage must have been the result of a disturbance in The Force when Luck & your Colts suddenly awoke from their first half slumber and slayed the mighty Packers! I would consider getting a similar system as yours, but I don't think they sell any that stay on for the several seasons it has taken my Vikes to reboot back into mediocrity!
Edited by hanesian - 10/8/12 at 9:52am
post #1813 of 2097
It was a sad sad college football weekend at my house... I was actually hoping for a power outage to end my suffering.
post #1814 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I think there was more than a little "Luck" riding with the Colts yesterday. I was not able to watch the game (DVR'd it and listened to it), but it was a great comeback game. Now that Manning has gone to the Bronco's I now have four favorite teams. The Colt's, the Giants, the Bronco's, and who ever is playing the Patriots! biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1815 of 2097
Knock knock........................


Hey RT looooooooooong time to talk. Hope things are going well as I havent been on here in several months. In fact it's been so long that even Hanes is FINISHED with his space



I know I know it was VERY shocking to me as well. So tell me you are already underway with version 2.0???
post #1816 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Hey buddy,

Glad to see you wandered you way out of the forest and back into civilization. Yeah, now format, Hanes completed a theater (and planning on moving too), Colts having a little "Luck" and all seems right with the world. How bout you, things going well I hope. Don't be such a stranger.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1817 of 2097
Is this why homecoming is in October? Seems we are all being pulled back in. cool.gif
post #1818 of 2097
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Originally Posted by cane.mba View Post

Is this why homecoming is in October? Seems we are all being pulled back in. cool.gif
post #1819 of 2097
Thread Starter 
OT Non theater update. Many of you will recall this moment when I introduced our new pup to you.
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

OT post, but worth it!


For those of you that have been watching/reading my thread you know I had to put my Golden Retriever, Sampson down this past October. While we were not in any rush to go out and get another dog, I have missed my faithful friend more than I could ever imagined. It really struck me hard the first time this spring when I washed my car and Sampson was not there watching me and visiting the passers by. Sampson was always up for some good ole' car washing.


Well the wife, kids, and I have taken the plunge and have the pleasure of having a new puppy in our midst. After considering another Golden Retriever to grace our home, we decided on a slightly different breed to bring home. I (although I have trouble admitting it) have liked standard poodles (known in my house as Russian Water dogs) after being exposed to several standard poodles that my wife's aunt have had. So we considered changing breeds and getting a standard poodle er ah I mean a Russian Water dog. After doing some research and phone inquires to several breeders we decided to combine the best of both worlds.


Meet Bella








Bella is a Goldendoodle. Her mom is a Goldendoodle and her dad was a standard poodle er a well you know. She is providing lots of excitement and puppy kisses and yes all those puppy messes such as face plants in the water bowl and those other less fun puppy messes too. Bella has endeared herself to my wife and seemingly have become fast buddies. While Bella has some pretty big paws to fill (and never will and rightfully so) it is nice to have some of that puppy energy infused into the RTROSE household.


Regards,


RTROSE


Now I have the pleasure to introduce nine new members of the RTROSE house hold (temporarily). Bella is now all grown up and having pups of her own. Here are a couple of pics of the new arrivals who made their appearance on Sunday evening. I won't be a typical grandparent and bore you with all the pictures but here is a couple of the new clan.

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So this was the Mrs. idea, as if we did not have enough going on, but they sure are cute. I have to remind myself that we are not keeping any of them, as I look at them and the next one is cuter than the first. So far everything is going extremely well and Bella is a great mom. It will be fun to watch these little guys and gals grow the next 6 to 8 weeks and then go to loving homes.

Regards,

RTROSE
Edited by RTROSE - 10/19/12 at 8:01am
post #1820 of 2097
RT,

Congratulations on your "Grand-Puppies" !!
I'm thinking you will need to keep at least one of them smile.gif
post #1821 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Haha! I said going into this adventure the one condition was we were not keeping any of the pups. We will see how that pans out. I have already got my favorite. We numbered them first then had the bright idea to name them all, so much for not getting attached to any of them. The good thing is there is a lot of interest in the Goldendoodle breed right now and the dad was a Goldendoodle so they are "full breed" Goldendoodles. We have had a lot of people very interested in the pups. We will see how all this goes.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1822 of 2097
Cute pups!
post #1823 of 2097
Those puppies are adorable! Congratulations!
post #1824 of 2097
Congratulations on the new addition! very cute, looks like a toy! smile.gif

We need a "Show us ya dog thread"

......I'm also sorry to read of your loss last year, I cant imagine life without our two labs.

One good thing on the HT front is I assume a Poodle doesn't drop as much hair?
post #1825 of 2097
Too cute! Congrats!
post #1826 of 2097
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Originally Posted by Elill View Post

We need a "Show us ya dog thread"

Great idea!

Dogs are right up at the top with home theaters on my list of things that I love the most.
post #1827 of 2097
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! They are growing and gaining weight as they should. Been lots of fun, they have a neat way of showing their appreciation when they are nursing. When they get a good flow of milk their little tails just wag back and forth excitedly. Too funny to watch.

A "Show us your pet's" thread is a pretty good idea as I would guess there are many of us that consider our pets as much as a family member as our spouses and kids. Definitely more family than our in-laws! biggrin.gif I know that Bella considers herself one of the family, that I'm sure of.

I forgot to include a picture of Bella now (pre puppies)

He she is.

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Regards,

RTROSE
post #1828 of 2097
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving from the RTROSE famlily to yours. May you take this day and time of year to reflect on all of your many blessings, friends, and family. Safe travels to all who are doing so. Enjoy!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1829 of 2097
RT,
Back at you! Hope you and your family have a thankful and blessed day. Hope you get to relax (nap) in the theater...
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post #1830 of 2097
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family RT......
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