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  1. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I want to be able to power on my DIY power amp via the 12v control on my Yamaha CXA5100 preamp...does anyone know of a device i could plug into a outlet, and the plug the amp into it that would turn the amp on and off? I have Insteon outdoor outlets, but they control via the powerline.
  2. General Screen Discussion
    Hi all, I was contemplating between Epson 2040 (because of cost, 2 yr warranty, low bulb cost ) or other DLP (better contrast?) but saw a good deal and bought the epson. Setup: This will go in my living room (rented house). Projector to screen will be ~15 feet and that requires ~140" screen...
  3. DIY Screens
    So my 40th birthday present is an Epson 3500. We have a family room upstairs and I need some help figuring which one of the two main mixes to use that are available (BW and CS) and how to tint them darker as the room is mostly pitch black when we are watching movies. I will be mounting the...
  4. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi, Id like to have my theater room lighting controlled via the remote control. I'm currently building my theater so its a good time to install all the components. Can someone point me in the direction of how this is done? I would like one universal remote for everything in my home theater...
  5. Manufactured Screens
    Hello, all. I am VERY new to projector talk, so please help me out! I'm looking at purchasing an Espon 5020/6020 in my light controlled basement. The projector will be installed 15' away from the screen, and I'll be sitting about 10 - 11' from the screen. I could sit further away, but then...
  6. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I just put an HDTV in my bedroom that has a HD Cable box attached.For better sound I have a pair of good quality powered speakers that I would like to connect to the audio out of my Motorola cable box(two channel setup is all I want)but the problem is that the volume out of my cable box does not...
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  8. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Right now I have 12 recessed lights wired into three zones down to Lutron dimmers. I was wondering if there was a way to dim the lights with an Ipad. Was hoping for like a blue tooth online module of some sort. Any help?
  9. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Anyone used a remote controlled outlet for their pro amps such as Insteon or X10? I'm planning for my HT and will likely use a pro amp for the subs but they have no 12V trigger and I am extremely lazy. It would be nice to turn everything on in the closet with the remote. I planned on having a...
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  13. System Setup and Connection
    Looking to take the L/R out of a new denon AVR-591 and use it to amplify a pair of ceiling speakers in the kitchen. (Can see the tv from kitchen) Had an old Denon AVR-589 with built in A and B speakers which made this task simple, but the newer piece is baron. So I just need to find a...
  14. General Screen Discussion
    Just a quick question. Which is better in a room with somewhat poor light control ... a gray screen with 1.0 gain (Elite CineGray) or a high gain white screen with 1.8 gain (Elite PowerGain)? Btw, my projector is a Mitsubishi HC1500 and the screen size I'm thinking of going with is 106"...
  15. General Screen Discussion
    I'm enthralled, and a bit overwhelmed, with all this new information as a first time DIY HT guy. I'm looking to put together a 110" screen (96x54) in my new room. (Seen in this thread...
  16. Home Theater Projectors
    I am creating a small media room ( 12.5 X 9 - 2 or 3 person cap.) I will be using the room mainly for my PC and gaming, but I will have a tuner card and HD movies to play. I can light control it completely, but from the calculators I've been using the room may be tolerant of some ambient light...
  17. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Does anyone have any experience with Add-A-Motor electric curtain rods? http://www.add-a-motor.com/ Makita makes a series of electric curtain rods that are actually rated a little less. But we all know that ratings can be fudged. I was hoping to find someone with actual experience with either...
  18. General Screen Discussion
    I don't mean to pollute the forum with a ton of threads. This one though is a nice item for more than just DIY Screens, it can be a cool system for commercial screens or even larger wall mounted flat screen TVs. This remote controlled drape motor works with any standard curtain traverse rod...
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