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Post 391 made on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 17:10
Mac Burks (39)
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On January 30, 2014 at 10:17, Fins said...
And you could easily do AV control on an 8000 sq ft home for significantly less than $200K.

I based the $200k (or $25 per square foot) on Distributed AV, climate/security/lighting/a few shades and a "theater" meaning calibrated surround sound and a TV pr projector+screen. That $200k covers wire/labor/products etc.

He said "all systems installed" so i took that to mean a fully integrated home. Not just sonos, a media room and lighting control in key areas.
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Post 392 made on Friday January 31, 2014 at 09:38
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The way you worded it I thought you meant just the a/v control. I follow you now.
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Post 393 made on Monday February 3, 2014 at 07:51
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Welcome Wayne.

Others, please keep this thread for intros and welcomes only

Wayne, please start a new thread to answer your questions.
Post 394 made on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 12:00
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Hello! my name is Dusty, and I'm radiorhea's oldest son.
I graduated several weeks ago and I have begun working with him full time.
since I hear him mention RC a lot I figured I would join the community. I am the network and computer guy in our family, and I've been taking computer repair jobs for almost a year now. I enjoy programming, and I've been to a few RTI programming courses and the like. Well, I say I like programming, I actually like troubleshooting. I actually enjoy analyzing something that isn't working and find a way to fix it more than a straight forward programming job. I've been working on and off with dad since I was 12, and I've done several stints with him on some larger jobs like some of the commercial oil company prewires.
I enjoy hunting and fishing, shooting guns, tinkering with computers, and tactical airsoft.
So yeah, that's me, hope I can learn a lot here and contribute where I can :)

Cheers!
Dusty
I'm radiorhea's oldest son.
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Post 395 made on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 12:05
Mac Burks (39)
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Welcome to the club, DustyTexan. I also got started in this business at 12 years old. My first gig was 1 day a week. I would ride the bus for an hour to work 4 hours in the evening dusting speakers and amps at a high end 2-channel store. As i got older i began working summers and weekends and finally full time once i graduated from high school.

Keep learning networking/system programming and system engineering/design. Future you will thank you for it.
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Post 396 made on Friday February 28, 2014 at 02:23
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On February 27, 2014 at 12:00, DustyTexan said...
Hello! my name is Dusty, and I'm radiorhea's oldest son.
I graduated several weeks ago and I have begun working with him full time.
since I hear him mention RC a lot I figured I would join the community. I am the network and computer guy in our family, and I've been taking computer repair jobs for almost a year now. I enjoy programming, and I've been to a few RTI programming courses and the like. Well, I say I like programming, I actually like troubleshooting. I actually enjoy analyzing something that isn't working and find a way to fix it more than a straight forward programming job. I've been working on and off with dad since I was 12, and I've done several stints with him on some larger jobs like some of the commercial oil company prewires.
I enjoy hunting and fishing, shooting guns, tinkering with computers, and tactical airsoft.
So yeah, that's me, hope I can learn a lot here and contribute where I can :)

Cheers!
Dusty

Hi Dusty, Welcome to the site. Sounds like your up and moving after your spill off the balcony, hope your all healed up and doing well now.

I finally met your day a few months ago In Denver....What a great guy!!
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Post 397 made on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 13:05
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Hi everyone, I'm Devin. I've been a systems designer for almost 30 years. I've always been on the sales side of things, which means I lack field experience when it comes to programming knowledge. Six months ago I started my own gig. Now I'm sales, installer, programmer and errand boy all at the same time. I'm highly skilled in the world of computers, I'm good at trouble shooting, I know Photoshop fairly well, I appreciated a tidy install and I'm super friendly.

Thanks for having my aboard.
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Post 398 made on Sunday March 16, 2014 at 17:28
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Hi Devin, Welcome to the forums!

I used to be up in your neck of the woods..actually Vancouver but we did stuff all over the area as well as Montana, Wyoming, Southern California and some in Idaho.

You will find lots of good info here as well as some good advice when needed.
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Post 399 made on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 03:50
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Hello everyone, I'm Shai, based in the UK.

I've been working in IT for the last 19 years doing various jobs from service desk, desktop support all the way to a Business Analyst. I've been more focused on networking my own house, centralised storage and home cinema setup. I've had so many requests to help others that I've decided to start doing some installs on the side. I'm going to be trying my hand at RTI and possibly URC.

Looking forward to contributing as much as I can as well as learning :-)
Post 400 made on Sunday August 24, 2014 at 22:09
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Hello All!

I've been in the A/V and security industry for the better part of 25 years. Most of my work is subcontracted from Electricians who do new construction on high rise apartment buildings and condos.

Essentially they bid on the ENTIRE electrical scope of the job... high and low voltage.. soup to nuts.. and then when they win the bid, they call me in along with a couple of other low voltage guys to divide up the CCTV, access control, and AV. They also bring in a fire alarm alarm sub.

As low voltage technicians we do all of the "technical work" while the sparkys have their crew of laborers who do all of the wire pulling and pipe running. So by the time I get on site, most of the labor intensive work is done. Typically if they did their work properly, most of my installations are "lick & stick" and I only have to come on site a few times during the course of the project.

The downside is that electricians and their unskilled laborers don't always do their part of the job the way that us low voltage guys would have wanted to do it but it's the tradeoff for the times that we are in.

So anyhow, I've been reading the threads for quite some time to get many of my issues and questions resolved and I figure it was about time that I started sharing some insight of my own.
OP | Post 401 made on Sunday August 24, 2014 at 22:53
Daniel Tonks
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Welcome, Ted!
Post 402 made on Sunday August 31, 2014 at 19:50
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Hello! I've been in the Satellite business for more than ten years, and I've installed and serviced probably more than 6,000 systems including Dish, DirecTV, FTA, Glorystar, Hughesnet (Jupiter), Exede, and more. I'm working on building head ends now just cause it's so freaking COOL. I picked up an old CLI-1750 and I'd like to get something more modern to see the digital signals and carriers. Eyeballing the Trilithic 860 DSPi at the moment.

Oh yeah, and I'm leaving the US for good in 5 months to start an orphanage, adopt tons of children, buy 20+ acres in the middle of the jungle. I have five boys ages 6 and under with number 6 on the way, all born at home, all home schooled, we don't own a TV, you know, the usual. :)
Post 403 made on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 05:19
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Hello all My name is Mike. I am from the NY area. My Main area of expertize is Fire and burg 25 years, I can work wonders with a snake, which seems to be a dieing art. I was doing a lot of Small av systems over the years. Up until last year a laptop was not even on the truck. After giving away to many large av jobs, I started looking into it. I am glad I did. Over the last year I have learned so much and Still have a lot to learn. I do put in the time and I have been rewarded for it.
Post 404 made on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 15:31
Patrick Barder
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My name is Patrick Barder.
I am a resident of Indiana.
My Home theater system is anchored by the AVR- 5805.
Speakers are MK-250s (5 of them) along with the MK Subwoofer.
Additional equipment includes LINN Unidisk CD player and a NAD 5120 Turntable with Sumiko cartridge,

Need anything more?
Post 405 made on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 23:41
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I started in the friend car installs during late 80's in high school, and then moved into the CI industry. Currently, as a "Lead Technician" I have self taught myself the industry. I have done just about it all in the Vegas area, and have seen really nothing but shi!t installs. I have only seen a few installs that have impressed me. I have yet to see one of Chris's jobs so that must say something about him and what his firm does :) . I am the guy who comes in and finishes the installs.

I was convinced to start my own company with two other partners right before the housing market crash and it lasted 3 years when I decided it was time to quit when the other partners thought was up to me to run the whole show.

I have helped start 2 other companies over the years and have worked with the union as a LV Technician, I have completed Crestron Basic programming, and Crestron Lighting, I have experience controls systems, automation, some networking, video/audio distribution, intercom, central vacuum, CCTV, CATV, Fire alarm and a ton of other stuff.

I have pretty been much a lurker here and visit daily to gather information from all of you guys. One thing I have learned over the years you can make some money in this industry, but I don't have a pot to piss in after all of these years and I am not getting any younger
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