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  1. Jay Mitchosky

    Queensryche Mindcrime Re-Release Again?

    Got this in my mail from CD Universe: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinf...53496122&BAB=M It's a "deluxe edition" of Operation: mindcrime. Can't find any details on what it actually is. Someone have the scoop?
  2. Jay Mitchosky

    Design suggestions for my simple HT

    Cool. Compact and intimate. You mention "at least" 50" for monitor size. With a 7' viewing distance AND 1080p resolution you may be able to comfortably accommodate larger for greater impact. At least if your budget allows. It also seems that you will have some space behind the set. You might...
  3. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    FYI the upgrade is now available through Live.
  4. Jay Mitchosky

    Can't connect Xbox 360 to PC

    Got it running - the IPs were the problem as outlined above. For anyone running into challenges you need to make sure your router is limited to those ranges. I switched to a different hub with 192.x.x.x IP and the authorization/recognition between the PC and the 360 went flawlessly. Pretty slick...
  5. Jay Mitchosky

    Can't connect Xbox 360 to PC

    I think I know my problem, but don't know how to fix it. According to the Microsoft troubleshooting site my PC's IP address needs to be within the following range for Windows Media Center: 10.0.0.0–10.255.255.255 169.254.0.0–169.254.255.255 172.16.0.0–172.31.255.255...
  6. Jay Mitchosky

    Can't connect Xbox 360 to PC

    This morning I tried to get my 360 and PC connected to stream my MP3's. Was able to download the Media Connect software but was prompted to install the .NET Framework. Installed that, ran the Media Connect setup. Everything went fine until the Xbox 360 authorization stage where MC was unable to...
  7. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    Depends on the frequency causing the resonance. The lower the frequency the longer the waveform and therefore the bigger the acoustic treatment needs to be. Simple foam padding will serve to limit treble and upper midrange from bouncing around. Too much will make things sound wooly. But you can...
  8. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    That will help a lot for mid and high frequencies - the glass is too hard a surface. That's a cozy looking room but seems kind of uncomfortable for TV/Movie viewing as you're looking from your side at the set. Where does the door behind the TV lead? Depending on what's back there and the...
  9. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    I forgot about Jeff's room. That's a good idea and it worked quite well. Much smaller room than Doug's though. From the looks of Doug's sketch the left wall would be adjacent to the underside of the stairs.
  10. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    You won't want them against the TV for a couple of reasons. First, they'll be too close together. Ideally the mains should form two points of an equilateral triangle (the third being you). Adjust from there. But when they're that close you won't be able to develop any real sound stage. The...
  11. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    Hey Doug So if I understand correctly the main couch is not in the room but rather against the left side wall. This is really problematic for you for a couple of obvious reasons. One being that you're not really using rear surrounds but rather a pair of righ side surrounds. Secondly is that...
  12. Jay Mitchosky

    I need some opinions from the experts

    First off, changed the IMG tag to URL - file is too big as an embedded image. The first thing that strikes me is how off-balance the gear is at the front. You'll be getting a lot of reflections off the right wall and imaging will be toast for music. Also makes it difficult to balance levels...
  13. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    George Thanks for keeping tabs on this. Sounds like a great update! The new features that really caught my eye... Background downloader manager allows up to six simultaneous downloads while freeing up the rest of the console's operations, and will pause and automatically restart if you take...
  14. Jay Mitchosky

    Line 6 Vetta II Owners: New Firmware Upgrade Available

    Which head was it? If you're interested in a modelling amp there is another approach. On the Vetta (head or combo) you can run two amps simultaneously in the same patch. You could have two completely different settings like two channels on an amp and switch between them with zero delay. You...
  15. Jay Mitchosky

    Line 6 Vetta II Owners: New Firmware Upgrade Available

    Hey Jeff Depends on what you refer to as a delay. I'd say the new patch is up and running now in say half a second, if that.
  16. Jay Mitchosky

    Line 6 Vetta II Owners: New Firmware Upgrade Available

    For those guitar players out there who use the Line 6 Vetta II amp (either combo or head version) there is a free upgrade available through Line 6. Firmware v2.5 offers, among other things, the following new goodies: Six (6) new amp models, including Orange and DumbleSeven (7) wah models in...
  17. Jay Mitchosky

    THE ABYSS anamorphic release? (MERGED THREAD)

    Add True Lies to the list of sorely needed re-do's.
  18. Jay Mitchosky

    Xbox 360 Remote Codes List

    It amazes me that finding codes for the 360 has been so challenging. I went to an RC forum link and dug through it to find some hex codes. The navigation and transport codes work but not the numeric keypad, X/Y/A/B or Guide buttons. I also found this CCF for Windows Media Center that has...
  19. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    No s**t! Presumably in the form of an automatic software update through XBL? Very good news. Thanks for the heads up.
  20. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    I downloaded a few things, including Lost Planet. Need to play the other level (just did the one in the blizzard). Also MotoGP '06 and Top Spin 2, both pretty cool. I'll have to try Test Drive. I really like the Marketplace and ability to download these demos and trailers. What I don't like...
  21. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    Talking to myself here, but does anyone have the Pronto codes for the universal remote's numeric keypad? All I've found on Remote Central are the transport controls from the "mini-remote" that was (at one time) bundled with the 360. I've also found these (below) that seem to have everything...
  22. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    Another accessories question for you all. I notice that there is an IR sensor on the front of the 360. Is that to receive commands from the universal media remote? The reason I ask is that when I want to use the 360 as a DVD transport the controller is rather cumbersome. I would rather program...
  23. Jay Mitchosky

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    I just got my 360 today and I agree with Sam. Did a search of this thread and didn't find an answer, but I'm wondering if there is a 3rd party product out there that mimics the original Xbox's connector (ie. allows you to use your own component cables).
  24. Jay Mitchosky

    Operation Mindcrim II

    Am I alone in preferring the pre-released live version of Hostage to the one ultimately released on OMII? In my opinion it's a much stronger arrangement. The solo section on the album somewhat derails it for me. I also like that on the live version they finish the song by returning to the intro...
  25. Jay Mitchosky

    Matrix Ultimate Edition is cropped!!

    Remember how that prompted Warner to add a pre-emptive note at the beginning of Three Kings, released shortly after, indicating that the high-contrast appearance was stylized and by design?
  26. Jay Mitchosky

    Best way to sound dampen and setup new building

    Jeff Great question and observation: Is it truly worth it? When going down the "path of isolation" you need to keep these things in mind. I'll relate the same story I've used several times in this forum: Widescreen Review's HT lab at their office in Temecula, CA. This is an example of what...
  27. Jay Mitchosky

    Best way to sound dampen and setup new building

    The best way to isolate sound is by building a room within a room. Separate joists on an inner frame that do not make contact with the outer structure (with the studs offset compared to the outer structure). The ceiling joists are hung from the inner frame and sit between those in the outer...
  28. Jay Mitchosky

    Lighting Question

    It's sand. Actually, I'm serious. It's a faux finish with a product called Suede that actually includes real sand. It's rough to the touch, and looks and feels like its namesake. You hit the nail on the head as I was trying to achieve that balance of dark yet functional (even though it's a...
  29. Jay Mitchosky

    Help With Picking a Big Screen

    Convenient yes but not very flexible. The beauty of an HD-ready set (ie. no HD tuner on board) is that you can choose which sat/cable receiver or provider works best for you and can upgrade independent of the other. So far as your selection is concerned it's pretty hard to miss these days...