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@ChldsPlay and @Archaea , you're both planning on coming over Thursday night, correct? Kevin, let me know if you need directions or my phone number; you'll need to give me a call to get into the building.

Anyone else?
I should have all your info already.

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Have you guys seen Everest? If it is ok I would like to see something that makes good use of your Atmos speakers Kevin. I could pick up Everest at Best Buy and bring it to watch?
I have seen Everest, but didn't love it. The Atmos is pretty immersive in some scenes, but I'm not really sure I'd say it was in a pleasant way. It fit what was going on, but it was a pretty long assault on my senses during one stretch. The movie itself was so-so IMO.

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Assanins Creed is out as well I seen. That would be cool to see. I haven't seen it either.
I haven't heard good things about it, but I haven't seen it and would be open to it. I have no idea if it's Atmos or anything.

One Atmos title I have that I haven't seen yet is Unbroken. A DTS-X one I have that I haven't seen is The Huntsman: Winter's War

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I have seen Everest, but didn't love it. The Atmos is pretty immersive in some scenes, but I'm not really sure I'd say it was in a pleasant way. It fit what was going on, but it was a pretty long assault on my senses during one stretch. The movie itself was so-so IMO.



I haven't heard good things about it, but I haven't seen it and would be open to it. I have no idea if it's Atmos or anything.

One Atmos title I have that I haven't seen yet is Unbroken. A DTS-X one I have that I haven't seen is The Huntsman: Winter's War
Either of those sound good to me. Is anyone else coming, besides @chirpie and I?

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I got to pick my movie for my movie night, so I'm good with whatever for tomorrow, so long as it isn't a 3 hour + movie. ^_^

(PS - Go KU!)
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I got to pick my movie for my movie night, so I'm good with whatever for tomorrow, so long as it isn't a 3 hour + movie. ^_^

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What ever you pick is fine as well, I was just trying to help. At least I will get a break from the family. I have been home all week with my son on spring break.

KU has a tough one tonight, but if they played like last week they should be good. It should be a good one.

Are we still talking 8 pm for the movie?

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Either of those sound good to me. Is anyone else coming, besides @chirpie and I?
As far as I am aware, it's just you two at the moment.

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What ever you pick is fine as well, I was just trying to help. At least I will get a break from the family. I have been home all week with my son on spring break.

KU has a tough one tonight, but if they played like last week they should be good. It should be a good one.

Are we still talking 8 pm for the movie?
Probably 7:30 or 8. I had to move a workout to 5:30 on Friday, so it'd be a real rush to get myself cleaned up by 7.

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This would be cool if you had a large group of people willing to split the cost like our monthly movie nights.

It looks like it is very much in flux as far as pricing and exactly when the titles could be made available. And Disney will never be a part of it I guess. Maybe just studio by studio but I'm sure they want to stand united and keep certain guidelines in place to protect profits.

It would be streaming only. No way they would allow you to actually have it somewhere even if it was magically wiped after the rental period expired. So anyway if it is similar quality to VUDU then that's pretty good. You just need a large enough group to split the cost to make it worth it to me. Otherwise, I want to own the movie if I'm shelling out more than say $8-10 depending on the title.
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Thanks for hosting tonight Chuck!

I enjoyed the time. Both speakers sounded good and had their respective merits. I'll post more later including the omnimic captures. I got the 212HT unloaded from the car and into the house solo - it wasn't bad.

I enjoyed the first part of fourth phase--- those guys have a screw lose to do what they do. I think Travis Rice is living on borrowed time. He's what Dan Osman was to extreme rock climbing, and will probably meet a similar fate.


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Assanins Creed is out as well I seen. That would be cool to see. I haven't seen it either.
This got a pretty good review on thedigitalbits for audio and video. But it'd have to be the 4K version for Atmos, and I can't take advantage of the 4K/HDR picture, though I can play the disc.

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I gave top marks to the 1080p Blu-rays' DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 tracks, but I have to say if we had a higher score than 5 available, I'd probably up this 4K UHD's Dolby Atmos score a click or two. There's all sorts of great new spatial placement on display, beginning with the swirling sound effects that begin even before the imagery does. The kind of hokey segues involving the bird now have a really great sounding new energy, with wonderful discrete placement of the bird's calls combined with a rush of sweeping panning effects. The high tech sounds of the Animus lab also are much more resonant and seem to hover in midair at times. One of the biggest surprises for me was with regard to Jed Kurzel's score, which pulses with a new immediacy and which I actually enjoyed more in this version than on the 1080p versions.
@Stoked21 hasn't yet declared it the best ever, though, so I have my doubts.
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So I just tried this for the prime showings tomorrow at Town Center, and legit, you can see the movie for free in prime.

I saw it last night, and... I mean yeah, it's not a "good" movie, but I imagine it might be a decent thing to catch, especially if it's free and in prime.

When I saw it it was at ward parkway, because it looked like amc 20 wasn't going to get it... A little upset about that.
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So I just tried this for the prime showings tomorrow at Town Center, and legit, you can see the movie for free in prime.

I saw it last night, and... I mean yeah, it's not a "good" movie, but I imagine it might be a decent thing to catch, especially if it's free and in prime.

When I saw it it was at ward parkway, because it looked like amc 20 wasn't going to get it... A little upset about that.
This would be nice, because my son wants to see it, but the times are all 4:15 and later. We have family party to go to at 5 tomorrow or I would use it. I also wish it was in the Prime at Berrywoods instead of Beauty and the Beast.

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This would be nice, because my son wants to see it, but the times are all 4:15 and later. We have family party to go to at 5 tomorrow or I would use it. I also wish it was in the Prime at Berrywoods instead of Beauty and the Beast.

Thanks for the heads up.
It should work for other days besides tomorrow, that's just the day I tried.
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Oh man those glasses are awesome! Let's go!

I just saw it was May 4th?? !!!!! Whoa, I guess I had no idea it was coming so soon. We shall see if I can get a hall pass for that one........
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So I just tried this for the prime showings tomorrow at Town Center, and legit, you can see the movie for free in prime.

I saw it last night, and... I mean yeah, it's not a "good" movie, but I imagine it might be a decent thing to catch, especially if it's free and in prime.

When I saw it it was at ward parkway, because it looked like amc 20 wasn't going to get it... A little upset about that.
Is this only good at certain theaters or times? I tried at Town Center tonight and it didn't work.

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Is this only good at certain theaters or times? I tried at Town Center tonight and it didn't work.
I think the coupon expired . They've had the deal pop up several times over the past couple days though, so if you keep an eye on slick deals you might get in assuming it comes back.
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Does anyone have some extra IB-1 clips around here by chance? I ordered some back in the day, and apparently didn't grab enough when considering that I'd need them every joist for the soffit portions and to support my backer boxes (I'm not 100% sure that I need extras except that I saw somewhere Ted recommending it, although I don't think bigmouthindc ever uses extras).



I'm thinking I should grab about 20 more. I only "need" 8 more, but if I add a couple extra per rail near the backer boxes, then that bumps it up to 20.

I know soundproofing company can turn them around pretty quick, so not a huge deal, just thought I'd check.
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Does anyone have some extra IB-1 clips around here by chance? I ordered some back in the day, and apparently didn't grab enough when considering that I'd need them every joist for the soffit portions and to support my backer boxes (I'm not 100% sure that I need extras except that I saw somewhere Ted recommending it, although I don't think bigmouthindc ever uses extras).



I'm thinking I should grab about 20 more. I only "need" 8 more, but if I add a couple extra per rail near the backer boxes, then that bumps it up to 20.

I know soundproofing company can turn them around pretty quick, so not a huge deal, just thought I'd check.
I was going to IB-3, but the IB-1's would be cheaper. Are you using hat channel with it as well.

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I was going to IB-3, but the IB-1's would be cheaper. Are you using hat channel with it as well.
I used an IB-3 equivalent (from pac international) to decouple my walls so that I don't have to use IB-1+hat channel on them. I can just screw my double drywall w/GG directly to the walls.

The IB-1 clips, for me, will be for the ceiling. I will be using hat channel with them.

I think/hope decoupling the walls completely is a stronger solution than clips and channel on the walls. But really, not having to lose another couple inches in width due to clips+channel is another positive.
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Yesterday my wife and I took my 8 year old son and one of his friends to Power Rangers. It was actually better then I thought it would be. It actually built the characters and that part was good, after that it was your typical Power Ranger movie. I am glad I didn't pay to see it in the Dolby Cinema. Beauty and the Beast was in the DC and I can't see spending any money on it let alone what the DC cost. There where some previews of a lot of movies my kid wants to see, but the previews are getting to long especially when dealing with the attention spans of young kids.

The movie was a t least not as cheesy as the old ones.

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Wanted to post this here and in the Omaha thread just in case someone local is in need of a good used projector. I listed my JVC RS45 plus 4 spare bulbs plus some 3D hardware in the front projector forum. Looking for $1150 for everything but right now just want to try and go for local pickup in Omaha.

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Hehe

Pandora is playing downstairs at -18dB and the Interstellar soundtrack came up on random play and the bass in that theme song is really neat and forbodding. I sat on the couch after working on the kitchen, and prior working outside tonight. I'm tired and the couch upstairs was vibrating beneath me with the deep bass notes on the soundtrack theme. It made me smile.
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Doug is coming over Thursday night to hear the JTR 212HT at my place at 7:30pm. If anyone else is interested let me know.

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Pandora is playing downstairs at -18dB and the Interstellar soundtrack came up on random play and the bass in that theme song is really neat and forbodding. I sat on the couch after working on the kitchen, and prior working outside tonight. I'm tired and the couch upstairs was vibrating beneath me with the deep bass notes on the soundtrack theme. It made me smile.
Working on the kitchen? Remodeling?

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That sounds fun. As of now, I currently have my electrician coming out to make some final corrections for the changes I made in the basement. If he cancels I might come over.
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That sounds fun. As of now, I currently have my electrician coming out to make some final corrections for the changes I made in the basement. If he cancels I might come over.

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no just cleaning up the kitchen after working out in the back. We are having the pool removed - and before the skidsteer operator comes this weekend - trying to get it ready. removed the wooden cap on the pool, removed some of the fence and gate, removed liner, removing brick patio (so we can re-lay later), removed wooden stairs going down terrace to pool. Probably about 1000 bricks we are picking up and moving. That takes a surprisingly long time. The terrain is such that you just have to hand carry them to the storage pile by the house. I carry 4, Megan does 3, Evelyn 2, and Lillian 1. So with all four us making a trip we get a whopping 10 stacked in the new pile. Of course, the kid help breaks down quick. Darn unreliable crew -- constantly skittering off.


The brick are dirty - so we have to clean them all off too. But with new equivalent brick costing at least ~75 cents each -- it's worth it.


BTW --- Pool removal costs are all over the map. We had 6 quotes. Range was $2,000 - $10,000. We are using the $2,000 guy who owns a tracked skidsteer and does odd jobs on the weekends. @d_c , your buddy called me about the chance to give a quote, like last month - but I missed it until just this last week - at which point we had already pretty much selected our contractor. I would have had him out to provide a bid, and my wife told me I should still - but I didn't want to waste his time since we already had a pretty solid option, and I felt bad for missing his call and only realizing it like a month later -- somehow I missed his voicemail. The guy we are going with charges $75 an hour for man and machine and thinks it'll take about 6-8 hours of machine work - with the rest of the cost being fill dirt and top soil. Had to jump through a few permit hoops to do it this way, as he operates out of Holden and the permit requires he be licensed in Blue Springs - so we offered to pay his Blue Springs license cost - as that was still incredibly cheaper than the second cheapest option which was another skidsteer owner/operator who quoted us $4,900.


Final Note --- Permits are a joke. We felt like we definitely needed one to make this all legit in case we want to sell the house in the future (and probably that's true) - but all they seem to be in this case (for pool removal) is a chance for Blue Springs to make money, without offering any real true benefit to the home owner or future purchaser. They require the contractors be licensed in blue springs. (electrical and excavator both required by permit), they require fees per employee (if applicable), they ensure Blue Springs gets their taxes, but they provide little to no direction in actually doing the job, and little assurance anything was actually done right over not having a permit.

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Final Note --- Permits are a joke. We felt like we definitely needed one to make this all legit in case we want to sell the house in the future (and probably that's true) - but all they seem to be in this case (for pool removal) is a chance for Blue Springs to make money, without offering any real true benefit to the home owner or future purchaser. They require the contractors be licensed in blue springs. (electrical and excavator both required by permit), they require fees per employee (if applicable), they ensure Blue Springs gets their taxes, but they provide little to no direction in actually doing the job, and little assurance anything was actually done right over not having a permit.
Permits are a tricky beast. For OP I'm going the permit route, and they have a site that gives good guidance on what a finished basement should be doing or avoiding. If you aren't doing it diy they say you should be using licensed contractors, that way the city can force the contractor to fix stuff that isn't up to snuff. In my case, my electrician may or may not be licensed (but I think he is), but it doesn't really matter since if they call me out on something electrical, he'll come out and fix it, or potentially I might be able to myself- the implication to the inspector is that I'm doing everything diy.

I'm hoping to get my rough-in inspection in the next week, so we'll see if my feelings change after that. The inspection for my underslab plumbing was a joke. Guy walked down, got to bottom of the stairs, and I'm prettty sure said "yup those are pipes" in his head and then started walking back up. I was like.. "Is that it?!?!" Hopefully rough-in goes the same way, I'm tired of losing sleep over it.
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Looks like there is another movie theater deal:

https://slickdeals.net/f/9985556-buy...visa-check-out

I grabbed a pair of tickets for Ghost in the Shell for Friday at 8PM Town Center Prime. Another movie that probably won't be that good (haven't checked reviews if there are any yet), but I'll see it on a deal, especially in prime
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no just cleaning up the kitchen after working out in the back. We are having the pool removed
Wait, you have a pool? Shows how observant I was... In all honesty though we didn't spend much time at your house outside of dark hours

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I grabbed a pair of tickets for Ghost in the Shell for Friday at 8PM Town Center Prime. Another movie that probably won't be that good (haven't checked reviews if there are any yet), but I'll see it on a deal, especially in prime
I heard Steve Aoki did an atrocious rendition of the original soundtrack, but other than that, it still looks like a movie that will hold my attention! I will look forward to it coming out on disc

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Wait, you have a pool? Shows how observant I was... In all honesty though we didn't spend much time at your house outside of dark hours
Not after this weekend.


Megan didn't want anything to do with a pool with the young kids. There was not going to be any changing of opinion there - ever.
And really - practically speaking - maintenance on a pool is prohibitively expensive -- all when you can go to the local community pool with diving boards and waterslides for a couple bucks each kid.

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