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  1. The DirtMerchant

    Office / Bedroom Sound Deadening...?

    So my office, in which I work and take conference calls, and have a gaming PC so my son uses regularly...and is on Discord/Game Chats is adjacent to my bedroom. My son yelling about Fortnite or Rust or Valorant or Discord while we're trying to watch TV is...moderately bothersome. What can I do...
  2. The DirtMerchant

    Apparently I need headphones...with a mic...for my child

    OK. Looks like I need to get some headphones w/ a mic for my son for school. Plenty come up on Amazon, but...figured I would ask here...because this is an A/V forum right? Not just a politics discussion place... Anyway...wired, as they won't be able to charge in school. Inexpensive...because I...
  3. The DirtMerchant

    RAD...in 4K

    I was born in '76. So I was 8 or 9 when this came out. Have no idea if it played in a theater or if it was direct to video...but.. I'm not afraid to admit. I LOVED THIS MOVIE. I clearly remember my older brother betting me I couldn't say every line of the movie (along with the movie playing)...
  4. The DirtMerchant

    Pull Tubes? *Pause*

    Curious, what does one use for setting up wire run tubing so I can avoid future snags/dips/turns/drills and just do it once? Regular 2" PVC or something?
  5. The DirtMerchant

    DIY...Outdoor shed?

    This isn't HT stuff...but figured I'd put it in the DIY section. Anyone build a shed? and have their plans? I'd like to fit in the lawnmower, a wheelbarrow, various other garden tools, some outdoor seating. Trying to price out a DIY version vs a whole purchase...and I need directions on the...
  6. The DirtMerchant

    Mad World

  7. The DirtMerchant

    DIY - Network/Wiring my house

    Not a big project, but I want to run a Cat6 cable and phone line from my office to my router that is in another room. I have a drop ceiling basement and am planning to drop the wires into the basement, across and back up to the other room. I don´t have any holes large enough currently to fit...
  8. The DirtMerchant

    Bluejeanscable? 25ft HDMI...and shipping?

    Anyone order recently from Bluejeans? I need a 25ft HDMI cable. Any experience with their BJC Series-3 Active HDMI Cable? And, maybe more importantly...is the shipping all messed up? Are they functioning under the Covid-19 issues...
  9. The DirtMerchant

    Cheapest Bang for Buck drop down (or whatever) projector screen.

    So, I found an HD projector that had been stored away and unused for several years that a family member had handed over to me. With our recent (ok 1 year) move, a lot of things have resurfaced. The projector works well. Currently trying it out on the wall of my basement that is painted...
  10. The DirtMerchant

    Cat7 Ethernet Cable?

    I'm looking for a 50ft or so Cat6 cable on Amazon and came across Cat7 cable... What is Cat7? Flint mentioned in a thread when I searched that Cat8 would be able to power some electronics or something...what is difference between Cat5/6/7/8?
  11. The DirtMerchant

    4K HDMI Audio Extractor

    I have an old projector that I'm going to hook up for my kids to use their PS4 on. I didn't even realize the slim PS4 doesn't have any audio out, only audio via HDMI. So, I need an HDMI audio extractor. There's a lot on Amazon...I'd like a 4k version. Any recommendations? Or any brand is fine...
  12. The DirtMerchant

    DIY Built-in Desk?

    Anyone build their own desk? Anyone do this before? What is the optimal height? I see the range is usually between 28" and 33"... Maybe the chair has more to do with comfortable seating height? I have a small room that I'm using as my home office. I got a cheap small desk from a local store...
  13. The DirtMerchant

    New "gaming" PC, suggestions what game?

    Purchased a new gaming PC (lower end Alienware). What game should we get that's good for my 11 year old? Nothing too dark, no sex, scary is ok, but not a gorefest...
  14. The DirtMerchant

    Bowie...his whole career...19 hours of it.

  15. The DirtMerchant

    What to do? Open space, some wife rules, no Corvettes...

    OK...I started a Subwoofer thread...but now have moved on to questions about what to do, how to do it, and to keep it cheap and relatively simple. The elsewhere posted rudimentary layout of my basement ^. Currently, the SUB will be tucked into the upper right corner of the 29x28 room with the...
  16. The DirtMerchant

    Place my subwoofer?

    Didn't we have a "place your subwoofer" thread somewhere? Or was that back in the S&V Days? Anyway...I'm going to lift up ye olde SVS PB12/2 in the listening position and crawl around the room...but also looking for a bit of help on placement. I live in a Ranch (1 main floor) with a full...
  17. The DirtMerchant

    30 x 30 room, old carpeting...now what? HT flooring/dimensions of course!

    Large basement. 2 rooms. 1 small, maybe 7' x 12' and then a second, much larger room. ~30' x ~30'. Drop ceiling, about 7 ft high. The current floor is shag carpeting from the 60s. So, that's got to go. What is good for a HT floor? Low pile carpet? Berber? Laminate "wood"? Concrete? The actual...
  18. The DirtMerchant

    Sony UBP 700

    My first 4K source component. Streaming various shows on Netflix and Prime. Have to say, first blush...brighter, sharper, crisp. Altered Carbon, Planet Earth II, Jack Ryan. Very nice. Some stuff...it's almost too clear. I see past the Hollywood movie magic to bad makeup or hair...it's crazy...
  19. The DirtMerchant

    New Amp... Outlaw?

    Friend is looking for step stereo or 2 mono amps to drive his Focal Aria 926's. Been a while... Outlaw still one of the highly recommended mono amps around? Any others to peruse? Schitt?
  20. The DirtMerchant

    LG 4K demo

    Ok... I'm late, but I saw are demo in Costco no less that just made me stop and state. Amazing. Close ups of a tea pot, honey, grass, bugs, lavender. Clearest I've ever seen.