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Last updated: 10/17/20
(sorry photos got lost in some photobucket/AVS thing a while back. PM me if you want to see something)

* LINK to HT thread Pics overview of basement and HT (10/17/09) *

Index
(Indexing idea from oman321's thread)
RSC200 dimensions and screen height, Sound Anchors CC stands, CC pics, CC fill info, CC stand
Coloring scheme:
  • green = FW updates
  • blue = internet links or highlights
  • red = highlights or something that might (or did) change
Main HT System:
HT Room:

-- Dedicated HT room - designed by Rives Audio (Level 1+) with some modifications (eg front partial wall added after design)
–- Room dimensions - 22' 4" x 17' 6" x 7'7” height (ceiling diffusers hang down 3”) -- Room volume: ~2900 ft^3
-- Screen height (middle): 56"
-- Seating for 8 = 4 in front, 4 in back on a ~6” riser
-- Approximate screen-to-seat distance:
---- Front row: ~10 ft
---- Back row: ~17 ft

-- Acoustic Room Treatments
---- QuietRock drywall on interior wall and ceiling (with HVAC routed through it so not perfect)
---- Bass traps (floor to ceiling, 703 fiberglass wrapped) in 4 corners
---- Ceiling diffusers (703 on top, wood on bottom)
---- Soffit traps
---- Wall diffusers
-- Room wall and ceiling color: Sherwin-Williams “Warm Stone”
-- Partial false front wall - ~144" across (allows access to electric cabinet behind)
-- Partial front wall color: Shewin-Williams "Tricorn Black" (flat)
-- there is a central pillar ~18.5 ft from front wall-- new (darker) carpet installed summer 2015
Rack: Middle Atlantic WR-37-32 (pulls out and swivels to allow access to back of rack -- although too heavy now with gear in it! ) - 19"- Front Panel: MA UN1-1C
---- Switchcarft RS232 - for Denon AVR
---- Switchcraft RS232 - (originally for Lumagen Radiance XE)
---- Switchcraft USB - for Lumagen Radiance Pro 4446 ---- Switchcraft HDMI - for easy HDMI input to Lumagen Pro
---- Switchcraft Ethernet - for access if someone has a laptop

Rack lights: Middle Atlantic PDLT-815RV-RN
Power: dedicated 20A lines, house electric, ethernet, & coaxial cable (Intermatic) surge protection
-- Electronics: Surge-X SEQ
-- Projector: Furman M1500-UPS-PFP (repaired capacitors and new battery in 2013, also stopped working again 4-2016)
-- Mains/sub: Panamax M2A20
Projector: JVC RS520
-- HDMI (in wall/ceiling): Monoprice Cabarnet Ultra CL2 Active High Speed HDMI Cable, 30 ft
-- Settings:--- FW: v30.1 -- 07/08/17 Updated JVC RS520 from FW v29.2 (came with projector) -> v30.1
"This new Firmware will fix an intermittent lock up issue while viewing or switching UHD/[email protected] sources.
Applicable models: DLA-RS420, DLA-RS520, DLA-RS620, DLA-X570, DLA-X770, DLA-X970
Current Version: 0000, Release Date: 2001-01-01
Available Versions
Version: v30.1, Release Date: 2017-03-21

...Source: Apple TV 4K
Video processor: Lumagen RadiancePro 4444 (4-28-16) --> 12-24-16 converted to a 4446
-- 4446: 8 inputs, 4 processed outputs, 2U case
-- FW 100220 on 10/17/20 -- Lumagen
---- "0581" on 06-13-18 to use new 18 GHz FW (didn't work). Did 0581 on 2-7-19 and it worked (posted in Lumagen thread)
---- use COM3 port on laptop for updates
-- Delay, Video setting: ???-
-- Notes: Lumagen Radiance Pro -> MENU 0819 - Pro to only report HDCP 1.X to HDCP 2.2 sources like the Amazon Fire TV w/ HDCP 1.X projector (RS20)


- OLD
-- Lumagen RadianceXE -- stopped working 4-2016. Troubleshooting with Jim Peterson (President Lumagen) on 4-12-16.

--HDMI In: Changed configuration 02/2019--- 1 - XBOX360
--- 2 -
--- 3 (18 GHz)- Amazon Fire TV 4K (5/3/16 purchase)
--- 4 (18 GHz)-
--- 5 -
--- 6 - to front panel HDMI input (Switchcraft)
--- 7 (18 GHz) - Apple TV 4K
--- 8 (18 GHz) - Oppo UDP-203

-- HDMI OUT
--- 1 (audio) - AVR
--- 2 (video, 18 GHz) - Projector
--- 3
--- 4
Source HDMI cable:
Black Squid - HDMI Cable (6 Feet) with Braided Cord (4K 2K 2160p 1080p 3D 18Gbps) - High Speed Category 2 - Ethernet & Audio Return Channel

CALIBRATIONS:
1) Craig Rounds - 05/16/09 JVC RS20 w/ Lumagen RadianceXE
2) Craig Rounds - 06/29/13 JVC RS20 w/ Lumagen RadianceXE
3) @desertdome - 4/10/19 JVC RS520 w/ Lumagen Radiance Pro
3.5) @desertdome 05/11/19 updated and actually used a different method than his first time (RGB 709 color space) & fixed lip sync issue (Denon) & non-anamorphic stretch


  • RGB 709 colorspace (to avoid filter lumen loss)
  • CMS0 BR or UHD
  • CMS1 3D
Ceiling mount: Chief RPMA (O) Elite - doesn't work with JVC RS520 (brackets too small) - changed to a Chief SLM281 plate.
Screen: 2.40:1 Carada Brilliant White (BW) Criterion 128" (diagonal) screen
Anamorphic Lens: ISCO IIIL + CineSlide™ CSII Anamorphic Lens Transport
-- (special thanks to Wayne / @funlvr1965 (now @HTMarine), Scott / @GetGray, and Jim R. [carpenter] for their help)
Television: Apple TV 4K x4 (house wide)
DVR Storage: Western Digitial (WD) 1TB MyDVR Expander via eSATA (not used now with DirectTV)
Receiver: Denon 5308CI
-- FW updated 8-6-09
-- MultEQ(xt) optimization:
---- Room EQ:
"Audyssey Flat" (due to acoustical room treatments - so not Audyssey reference) -> actually changed to Pro kit version (see subsequent posts around 11-06-09)
---- Dynamic EQ: ON
---- Dynamic Volume: OFF
---- Added Bass: 05/07/17 added +3 to Subwoofer in AVR (moved -10 to -7 setting)

Power amplifier: Emotiva XPA-3 Generation 1 (200 W/ch @ 8 ohm for L/C/R) [noted: current up to Gen3 at Emotiva now]
Blu Ray/SACD/DVD-A: Oppo UDP-203-- Firmware - updated 12/28/18
-- Firmware - updated 02/09/19
Latest Official Release Version
Release date: February 8, 2019
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: UDP20X-65-0131
Loader Version: TF0035
MCU Version: MCU203-01-1118


-- UDP-203 Settings:
---- Source Direct
---- Was previously using 50-100 nit on slider, but turned off after 052017 Lumagen FW update
Game: Xbox Pro "Jasper" (12.1A/150W PS) 60 GB HD w/ "carbon fiber" faceplate -
Link
Speaker Cables (L/R): Raven Audio Soniquil 2m
Mains: av123 Rocket RS1000 Signature
-- toed in toward center, front seats
-- powered woofers pointing: "in"
Center: av123 Rocket RSC200 Signature
-- Center channel stand: Sound Anchors Studio CC stand
Side surrounds: av123 Rocket RSS300 dipole
Rear surrounds: av123 Rocket RS250 MkII
-- Ceiling Mounts: Yamaha BWS50-260
Subwoofer: SVS PB12-Ultra/2 (rosewood) (SVS link)
--- 1 plug = Tuned to 20 Hz -- I'd consider changing this to 16 Hz given that I have enough headroom at 20 Hz
Ethernet Switch: TP-Link TL-SG1016 - 16 port Gigabit rack mount switch Universal remote/lighting/HVAC control: none
HT Seating: Berkline 45088 (Front: 1-2-1, Back: 2 & 2) (from Roman/@rsh)
Other gear:
  • Sony tripod
  • CA183 light meter
  • Radio Shack digital SPL meter
  • Galaxy Audio CM140 SPL meter
  • MS7701B Euro Boom Mic stand & CM-01 adapter for Audyssey microphone
  • for Audyssey calibration - 6581 Black Microphone Gooseneck (19") -
    link
  • temperature (IR) meter
To Do List/Pending/Researching:
  • AVS "What I'd do differently next time thread" - link
  • iPod dock/MA rack connected ????
  • temperature probe/readout - eg link
  • Carada CIH Masquerade -- for a masking solution
  • remote/integration for HT and HVAC and lighting
=== remotecentral.com
---- currently using DirectTV and Oppo iPhone/iPad apps
--- need to read up on RS-232 controls - options
--- (eg, need component control - screen masking (pending), CineSlide, vertical stretch, Lumagen RadianceXE modes (pending))
--- (? can you trigger 2.35:1 button on Lumagen to activate CineSlide - yes, but how do you not activate it when you switch back and forth from 2.35/16:9 modes in Lumagen to look at menus on the bottom of screen)
Options:
--- AMX
----- AMX MVP-8400 (Search Results | AMX Audio Video Control Systems)
----- AMX NI-3100 with ICS (Search Results | AMX Audio Video Control Systems)
--- Control4
--- Crestron
--- iPhone / iPad solutions
--- RTI
--- Universal Remote Control (URC) - link -


Family Room
TV:
Sony KDL-60EX700
-- ( Died (~7/20/10): Mits WD52628 DLP )
Cable box: None
BR: Oppo BDP-103
CD changer: Sony CDP-C350Z
Tape: Onkyo TA-W450
Surge: Brick Wall PW2RAUD2 & APC AV H10 (Silver)
House Amps (2): Russound CAM6.6 & 6.6T amps, speakers
+ new Russound 2 ch amp for 4 new outdoor under deck speakers
-- amp cooler - link
House speakers: Russound in wall, in ceiling, and outdoor speakers
Powered Blinds: Hunter Douglas - remote UXURC4U
Remote: DirectTV remote
Ethernet: (wired & router = ???)


Other

Office #1 setup (North):
--- Source:
Microsoft Surface Book w/ Windows 10 OS
--- Source/Music: Spotify, Qobuz, or JRiver
--- DAC USB cord: Emotiva MUSB2.0 (free w/ DAC)
--- DAC: Emotiva Stealth DC-1 (24 bit/192 kbps)
--- Surge: Power Sentry strip
--- Amp: Chase Home Theater / Tweak City Audio (CHT/TCA) Gizmo v1.0 (orig) integrated class D amp (25WPC x 2 @ 4 ohms)
--- Speakers: CHT/TCA WAF-1 mini-monitors w/ Ninja Elite + No-Rez mod
--- Headphones: AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Headphones

Office #2 (South)
--- Source:
MS Surface Book -> DAC via USB
--- USB: Emotiva USB
--- DAC1: Schiit Audio Yggdrasil v2 (5/2018)
--- Surge: Emotiva power strip
--- HP/Amp: Schiit Audio Ragnorak (in for repairs 5/2019)
--- Speakers: KEF LS50
--- Speaker Cables: Emotiva
--- Headphones: HiFi Man HE-560 (Geek/LH Labs bundle) or Aeon Flow Closed


Office #3 (South)
--- Source:
MS Surface Book -> DAC via USB
--- DAC: Emotiva Stealth DC-1 (24 bit/192 kbps)
--- Source/Music: Spotify, Qobuz, or JRiver
--- Surge: none
--- Amp: none
--- Powered Speakers: Emotiva Airmotiv 4S

--- Other:
Amp:
FiiO A1 Mini 2x14W Class-D Digital Audio Amplifier
DAC2 (travel): LH Labs Geek Out V2A Infinity (SSM / "red" streaming filter for Tidal)
--- HP amp (temporary): Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit
--- HP amp #2: Schiit Audio Vali 2

- DAC Power: LH Labs Geek LPS4 (not used currently)
- LH Labs 2014 orders not received: Geek Wave 64, Source 4T fi, Pulse Infinity DAC x2 w/ LightSpeed USB 2G cable x2, GPA S100 w/ sub out


Gym:
--- Source:
Apple TV 4K
--- Power: Surge-X Flat Pak 82, APC AV H15
--- AVR: Denon X-2600H AVR (OLD: Insignia 5010HD AVR)
--- Speakers: CHT/TCA WAF-1 mini-monitors (on stands)
--- TV: Toshiba 42XV545U SRT 1080p LCD
--- Cable:
--- BR:
Oppo BDP-83
--- Headphones: Sennheiser RS130 wireless headphones (x2)


Home Bar:
--- Power:
Surge-X Flat Pak 82
--- TV: Toshiba 42XV540U 1080p LCD
--- Source: Apple TV 4K

Kids Playroom
Power/Surge:
Adcom ACE-515
TV: Vizio P series ____ 50" 4K TV
AVR: Denon ____ or Sony
Game: XBOX One X - hookup to AVR via optical
Cable/Sat: None

Speaker A
Mains: Infinity RS-4
Center: Infinity HTS-20


Speaker B
Warfedale sub/sat

Surrounds: (none)
Subwoofer: (none)


Other
DVD/BR Player:
Oppo BDP-80
--- BDP-80 FW (link) updated on: 2-12-10
--- Release date: January 18, 2010.
--- Category: Latest Official Release
--- Main Version: BDP80-10-1230
--- Loader Version: BT0350
--- Sub Version: MCU80-05-0815

Computer (desktop, home) - old
Case:
...(from Cyberpower)
MOB:
CPU:
i7 6700K CPU @ 4.00 GHz
Cooler:
RAM:
32 GB
SSD [C:]: 512 GB
HD: 4TB WD Black
Video: AMD Radeon R9 390 - 8 GB GDDR5
Monitor:
-- New: ASUS MG28U 28" 4K
-- Old: Dell 2408WFP - 24" LCD 1920 x 1200 @ 60p Hz
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Media Player: JRiver Media Center, Tidal, Pandora
DAC/HP: Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit -> Sys (for whole house audio)



Ethernet distribution
- Cable modem:
Spectrum
- WiFi: ASUS ROG GT-AC5300 x2 (Ai Mesh)
- Ethernet switch (House): Netgear GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
- Ethernet switch (MA HT rack - mounted in back):
- NAS: --


Outdoor System
House Amps (3):
Russound CAM6.6 & 6.6T amps
+ new Russound 2 ch amp for 4 new outdoor under deck speakers
Speakers: Russound outdoor speakers - deck, garage
Speakers: 2 pairs of Klipsch (under deck)


Car Audio



More "Other Stuff":

Lumagen RadianceXE and JVC RS20 FW v1.1 Links:
- Lumagen RadianceXE for RS20 calibration (see craigr review in RS20 calibration [CMS v1.0] thread) - May 16 ?
---- Lumagen RadianceXD - manufacturer website
---- AVS thread of Radiance vs. RS20 alone "Would I benefit from a video processor (JVC RS20/Integra 9.9)" (by Zigrivers) - link
----------- Lawguy summary post on that thread - link
-------------- Radiance (vs RS20 v1.1 CMS) +: 1) "...Radiance still has better (easier to use) greyscale and gamma controls..." ; 2) "The Lumagen's scaling and image processing will be better than the RS20's. This would make the biggest difference with SD material. If you watch a lot of SD material, the Radiance is definitely worth it. If you mostly watch HD, the difference will be more modest or maybe not noticable."
-------------- Radiance (vs RS20 v1.1 CMS) -: 1)"The controls on the RS20 now work well. The CMS seems to really be as good as the Radiance's..." ; 2) any visible difference with v1.1 CMS vs . Radiance? ; 3) cost
-------------- Conclusion: So, to answer your question, "if you weren't concerned about budget" then get the Radiance.
---- AVS "Lumagen RadianceXD - Featuring Gennum VXP (!!)" thread - link
---- AVS "Unofficial RadianceXD FAQ" thread (by Dave G., a Badger) - link
- JVC RS20 firmware v1.1 upgrade for improved color management system (CMS) etc. -- see comments in this review and link here JVC MSIS (need to add "exe" extension to file to run) - JVC USA site for FW upgrade: link
Official JVC RS20 / HD750 Calibration and CMS thread...




Future/Next HT Room - What Would I do (differently)?
Room:

  • Larger room
  • Soundproofing - room within a room +/- QuietRock, etc.
  • More attention to design, HVAC (eg intake above rack), lighting, colors (not light carpet), integration, and doors in the back not side
  • Wiring for future proofing (eg balanced lines for powered speakers -- eg Seaton)
  • Wired ethernet
  • More power lines -- at 20A for capacity. 30A ?
  • Acoustics - integrated into wall instead of attached extrinsically with channels to allow changeout of wires
  • Audio - Atmos / Ceiling speakers
  • Carpet - darker (I like Gary's carpet from AVS HT Revealed)
Seating: front with couches/loungers and scattered traditional HT seating, more storage. ? Buttkickers or D-box (at least in a few seats)
Screen: acoustically transparent (AT) screen
Masking system: 4 way masking system -- Carada (no 4-way out yet) vs. other?
Projector: ???
--- (hopefully by then, LED based -- and good lumen output)
Pre: Denon pre vs. a top end AVR
Amps: Emotiva XPR-7/PMA-7350 (350 W/ch x7) vs. ??? (may not be needed if using powered speakers)
http://blog.hometheater.com/cedia201...emotivational/
Sources: Oppo, Streaming Audio sources -- focus on ease of use
Subs: JTR vs Seaton vs. in wall/custom
Speakers: Seaton Catalysts or Sparks vs. JTR vs ???



AV Forum Links
Acoustic Elegance Forum (subwoofers)
AVS Forum
Audioholics Home Theater Forums
Emotiva Lounge
Full Compass (store in Madison, WI area)
Home Theater Shack
Home Theater Spot
Lumagen User ForumMonoprice
Skiing Ninja Forum
Stereo Mojo
Stereophile
Tweak City Audio
Widescreen Review


Quotes:

- Andretti, Mario
“If everything’s under control, you’re probably moving too slow.”

- Cage, John
“If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.”

- Drucker, Peter
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

- Feynman, Richard, American Physicist
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts."

- Holt, J. Gordon
"The better the ad, the worse the product."

- Lang, Michael (about Woodstock)
"The time was right, the place was right, the spirit was right, and we were right.
What resulted was a celebration and confirmation of our humanity -- one of the few instances in history, to my knowledge, when joy became big news."

- Lenin
“The best and quickest way to undermine any society is through it’s music.”

- Mayo, Charles H.
1931 – “It took the world from the day of its creation to the time of the sixteenth century to raise a doubting thomas of sufficient mental strength and courage to state that questions were not answered by authority, but by experiment.”

- Moby
“I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends.”

- Nietzsche, Friedrich
"A “scientific” interpretation of the world, as you understand it, might therefore be one of the most stupid of all possible interpretations of the world, meaning that it would be one of the poorest in meaning."
"Without music life would be a mistake."

Pass, Nelson
"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."

- Pauling, Linus
"The first step in applying the scientific method consists in being curious about the world."

- von Recklinghausen, Daniel R.
"If it measures good and sounds bad, -- it is bad.
If it sounds good and measures bad, -- you've measured the wrong thing."

- Sharma, Chris
“In Zen they talk about keeping a beginner’s mind and experiencing each moment fresh and completely open without the hindrances of expectations and regret.

"The expert’s mind thinks it knows everything and therefore sets up extra standards that are not really necessary.”

- Young, Neal (in Stereophile June 2015 p.137)"Latest ideas show that music probably came before language, which in turn led to our culture. In many ways, music is what being human is all about. We have a primordial need to make, receive, and share music. Without it, we are incomplete."

Headphones:
Aeon Flow Closed
HiFiMan HE-560 (via Geek/LH Labs bundle) x2 (screw in cables) + - Moon Audio Blue Dragon V3 balanced cable
- stock
AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2 (Massdrop)

IEMs:
iBasso IT04
Campfire Audio Orion & Vega

Sieveking Omega Headphone Stand (Zebrano) - from Massdrop
 
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pics...

MA rack pulled out




42" HDTV awaiting a projector (...and screen, and wall to put it on, etc...) - bass traps in corners




HT speakers before positioned (and old Infinity speakers now in kids playroom)



Bookshelves (designed by Rives, built by my carpenter). They act as diffractors for the sound (and storage).



Bookshelves, rack and projector cables





 
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more pics...

View from Projector/Ceiling



av123 RS250 MkII ceiling mount


 
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More stuff - some old, some new...

Family Room
TV: Mits WD52628 1080p & SA8300HD,
DVD: Oppo DV-980H
CD: Sony CDP-C350Z
Tape: Onkyo TA-W450
Surge: APC AV H10
House: Russound CAM6.6 & 6.6T amps, 10 zones w/ Russound speakers

...Plan: add on 2 additional pair of outdoor speakers on deck sides

Office: Denon AVR1010, AV123 ELT525
...Plan: eventually a Tweak City Audio (TCA) Gizmo v1.1 amp & TCA Scamp subwoofer
Gym: Toshiba 42XV540U + SA8300HD, APC AV H15, Oppo DV-980

Kids Playroom
Power: Adcom ACE-515
TV: Sony 27 CRT (connect via S-video)
Receiver: Sony STR-DE835
DVD Player: Toshiba SD4900
Mains: Infinity RS-4
Center: Infinity CC-2



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I love the bookshelves in the back. Looks good. All of it.
 

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Originally Posted by fanbrain /forum/post/14926741


I love the bookshelves in the back. Looks good. All of it.

Thanks.

Our carpenter was good.

I think he enjoyed the "crazy" project of angled bookshelves and the ceiling deflectors.

I don't think anyone else in this area had done anything like that.

He's going to work on a center channel angled (adjustable) stand for my center channel av123 RSC200 "Bigfoot" and capable of handing the newer RSC500 "Megafoot".


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Beautiful looking room. The bookshelves are awesome and the equipment rack is very nice. I love the look of those speakers, too. So you haven't decided on a screen yet? 120" sounds killer.
 

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Beautiful looking room. The bookshelves are awesome and the equipment rack is very nice. I love the look of those speakers, too. So you haven't decided on a screen yet? 120" sounds killer.

Thanks.

The bookshelves were pricey, but they work and provide a lot of storage.

I just recently installed child locks on the bottom to keep loose stuff (wires, tools, etc) away from the kids.


My projector and screen saga is here:
http://av123forum.com/showthread.php?t=29589


I am debating:

1) 16:9 ~120" screen (likely retractable into built in soffit)

2) 2.35:1 "larger" (eg 140" ??)

I calculated that a 153" 2.35:1 screen is physically possible (but not likely advisable) and would equal a 119" 16:9 image on it.


3) masking?


On the link above I have some pics with a business quality projector.


I now have the JVC RS20 pre-ordered.

I better get moving on my screen!


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Looks great!


Btw, what part of SE WI are you in?

Nophix -

You have a PM.

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This should arrive today via Amazon:
D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port 10/100 Rack Mount Switch


Should be fun to hook up to the back of the rack and connect BR player to d-load profile 2.0 firmware.


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Nice, I also really like those bookshelves.

Thanks.

I just added this tonight...
D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port 10/100 Rack Mount


It looks like it's working.

I connected my "classic" XBOX, receiver, and BR player and updated my Samsung firmware to profile 2.0 (haven't tested that yet though).


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Thanks.

I just added this tonight...
D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port 10/100 Rack Mount


It looks like it's working.

I connected my "classic" XBOX, receiver, and BR player and updated my Samsung firmware to profile 2.0 (haven't tested that yet though).

Forgive my naivete, but what exactly does this network switch allow you to do with the components you have connected to it, other than update firmware?
 

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Increasingly consumer electronics are coming out with the need or desire for firmware upgrades.

There are other things that you can use the internet for as well.


Some stuff that I'll connect to the internet includes:

- receiver - streaming internet radio

- Blu ray player - profile 2.0 capability

- XBOX360 (future) - online play

- maybe a Wii in the future - again online play

- NAS HD or XBOX360 connection for pulling files from a NAS drive for music, photos, etc.

- d-loadable movies (eg Netflix, etc)




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Great setup and I like the bookshelves!
 

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Originally Posted by Mike_WI /forum/post/14977861


Increasingly consumer electronics are coming out with the need or desire for firmware upgrades.

There are other things that you can use the internet for as well.


Some stuff that I'll connect to the internet includes:

- receiver - streaming internet radio

- Blu ray player - profile 2.0 capability

- XBOX360 (future) - online play

- maybe a Wii in the future - again online play

- NAS HD or XBOX360 connection for pulling files from a NAS drive for music, photos, etc.

- d-loadable movies (eg Netflix, etc)




Mike

I totally forgot about online gaming - shows how much I'm into gaming. I haven't had any experience with internet radio, either, but it sounds cool. Nice to be able to view photos or other media from your computer on the home theater, I agree. I forget that not everyone has their computer in the same room as their home theater like I do.
 

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Very nice setup, I also love the racking system. I wish I did that originally.
 

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I just ordered some cooling products for a cabinet in the family room from here:

WWW.COOL-COMPONENTS.COM


I'll need to work on sawing the shelves to make them more open and then not destroying the cabinetry to make holes for vents/fans.
The vent/opening I have now is insufficient.


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I just ordered some cooling products for a cabinet in the family room from here:

WWW.COOL-COMPONENTS.COM


I'll need to work on sawing the shelves to make them more open and then not destroying the cabinetry to make holes for vents/fans.
The vent/opening I have now is insufficient.


Mike

I got these fans and temperature controllers in.

Ready to install when I have some post-Turkey day free time

The fans are quite quiet (at 9v).


Mike
 
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