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Installing a wall-mounted projector

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The family room now has in-wall speakers powered by an HDMI audio extractor and small amplifier, and now it’s time to set up the video component: an Epson PowerLite Projector. I liked this particular projector because it’s capable of 1080p

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 10

Power in-wall speakers with an HDMI audio extractor and cheap amplifier

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Remember those in-wall speakers we mounted a while back? Well, now we’re going to need to power those things, and all we have for the source audio is the HDMI output coming from our HDMI matrix. So, we need two

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 27

A better HDMI matrix for whole-house video distribution

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A few months back, I wrote about my whole-house media distribution system based on an HDMI matrix in my basement. The problem I found with that matrix is that the HDMI output signal went through an additional conversion process to

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 19

HDMI Matrix connects multiple sources to multiple displays

hdmi-matrix

As discussed recently, I relocated my media center for a cleaner look in the living room. But it wasn’t just the living room that benefited from this relocation; I actually have 3 TVs and one projector in the house, and

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 4

Mounting brackets for low-voltage systems

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When you install an electric outlet, you’ll need to use a single-gang wiring box, nailed into an adjacent stud, and all wiring connections need to be made inside the box for electrical code and obvious safety reasons. On the other

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 16

Extend HDMI range to 300+ feet with Ethernet cable

If you take anything away from this post, know two things: Over short distances, all HDMI cables are the same. Over longer distances (10+ feet) the signal may cut out depending on the quality of the cable, but you should

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 19
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