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  1. Marco2G

    Atmos soundbar with angled ceiling

    Unless I get Nikolai Tesla to haunt my appartment, I don't think I'll be able to power the speakers wirelessly... so SOME cables will need to be routed one way or another. Might as well save a penny and not buy wireless then, right?
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    Atmos soundbar with angled ceiling

    So let's go at this from another angle: I was fed up with running cable to all the speakers in ye olden 5.1 days... How many speakers does one need for a good atmos setup? Does it still take 5.1 or more speakers at ear level PLUS atmos speakers on the ceiling?
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    Atmos soundbar with angled ceiling

    I'd have to tilt it backwards but then the sound that's going forward would travel over people's heads...
  4. Hi I have angled ceiling above my tv and in thinking how I'm gonna upgrade the setup in the future, I was thinking of a soundbar since I got pretty fed up with my Yamaha receiver. For my noob ass, these things are just too complicated. Now I want to know do atmos soundbars work with ceilings angled away from them as well or will the sound quality suffer to the point it's a waste?
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    Question about ethernet over power lines

    I just tested from the workshop to the garage and that worked fine. So I will buy another set of adapters and hope they actually do work like the graphic on TP-Links website implies
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    Question about ethernet over power lines

    Here in Switzerland we have three phases. I will try whether the garage might be on a different one than the apartment and the workshop.
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    Question about ethernet over power lines

    Which is exactly why I'm asking if anyone has experience in this matter.
  8. Hi everyone I live in a six apartment building and I've connected my workshop in the basement to my network on the third floor via a powerline bridge. Now I'd like to be able to open and close my garage door via app. When I bought the TP-Link powerline adaptor set back when, I tested whether it'd reach my garage and I remember it managing albeit at a pretty bad bandwidth. But for this? Who cares! Anyway, I replaced my garage door motor and today I wanted to IoT the sucker. Unfortunately, I get no connection anymore. Now tl;dr: Since my workshop is way closer, I was wondering whether the powerline adaptor there would act as an intermediary to extend my range. Problem is I cannot just buy a third adaptor... they're only available in a set of two and I'd hate to spend 150 bucks and then it doesn't work anyways...
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    External smartphone antenna

    I am more considering the fact that the antenna would be outside the phone. At this point I expect we have antenna design down pat so where else does the variance in reception quality between different smartphones come from? I mean there are variances between different models from the same vendor as well. Not to mention I carry my credit card in the phone case and I have it in an aluminum sleeve... so I expect that might shield the phone a bit as well or at least create interference.
  10. Hi there! Just watched this video: It shows a few options about boosting signal transmission in a fixed area. The video always alludes to an external antenna having better reception than an internal one. So I've been googling and I came up short... so perhaps someone around here can tell me why people don't hack their smartphones and rig up an external antenna. Wouldn't it be possible to glue a wire coil, much like for NFC, to the back of your case and solder the leads to the antenna connections inside the phone? If it's not that easy, could someone enlighten me as to why?
  11. I have taken a few steps to alleviate the issue. I have overclocked both the GPU (gained about 20% in points in Heaven benchmark) and the CPU (to 4.4GHz, although it will still crash in Prime95 after a while. However I need to mention here that I was having issues with this system for quite some time. Both RAM and mainboard are suspected of possible hardware issues). My FPS in game went from the aforementioned 20 to 24 to over thirty. So it's playable. I will see how much SLI will do for me and then call it a day. I may try replacing thermal compound with Grizzly Conductonaut. Just for the hell of it :D. Of course I don't expect much more performance but perhaps some better temps and stability.
  12. If it's the VRAM, going SLI will probably not help... on the contrary, I guess.
  13. 780 is not quite a TI, though. I saw on a thread about SLI support on that game that someone with a 980 hat 35 FPS. So it seems to be a realistic range. And since they managed to get SLI to work, I think this would probably be a good stop-gap solution.
  14. CPU is a i5 4670K I believe. I play on 1440p. And what do you mean by Volta isn't that far? Again, in half a year, I'll be through with Kingdom Come so it doesn't make much sense to wait for me to no longer need a GPU :D. Let me pose another question: What about getting a second 780 for SLI? Back then SLI was stil la thing and while I realise that it may or may not cause issues it should work in most cases, yes?
  15. Uhhh... a used 980 TI costs me two thirds of a new 1070... I think I'll pass on that deal :D.