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    Digitally Native Concert

    The YouTube video originally linked doesn't appear to exist anymore. Here's an alternate video. Some interesting food for thought...
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    Learning Network for Entertainment

    I want to second this suggestion, Jeremy's videos are actually enjoyable to watch, and yes CBT's prices have come down significantly. Worth every dollar.
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    Complex MADI failover

    A couple other avenues I'm exploring: - Network-wise, I'm mentally throwing around the idea of spanned layer 2 (dispersed network switches appearing, on the ethernet level, to be on the same switch/broadcast domain). This is more a datacenter technology and I've never worked with it, but it...
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    Complex MADI failover

    Thanks all, some great responses! Let's see if I can hit all the major points... @MNicolai Firstly, I love your wiggity whack terminology :) Also a great analogy, and one that feels spot-on. @dmx Your theory is in the right direction, and physically (topology-wise) is sound. If I go network...
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    Complex MADI failover

    I have a fairly unique situation that we first tried to solve with network-based audio (Dante, namely), that hasn't worked and I was pointed in the direction of MADI, which I'm not particularly familiar with (I'm not an audio person by trade). The TLDR is that I need redundant digital audio...
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    Intercom headset with telecoil

    Thanks @gafftaper ! Appreciate it! I'm in the midst of tech now, so have been slow to respond. As it turns out, the Pro Intercom SMH310 has a pretty strong telecoil affect un-modified. I'd like to see if it can be stronger, but it's pretty good for now. Wearing it for hours at a time isn't too...
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    Intercom headset with telecoil

    Thanks for your help and interest everyone! An FYI, I'm about to start load-in on Monday (I really should have started this project a month ago). I've ordered a Pro Intercom headset, I've also ordered a simple Telex basestation and beltpack off of Ebay. And last week I received the Plantronics...
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    Intercom headset with telecoil

    Hearing aids will not normally automatically switch into telecoil mode. There is a "telephone" option some have where they automatically switch if they sense a phone is by the ear. I've left that option off, as I prefer manual control. My hearing aid has 5 different programmable programs I can...
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    Adding a computer as a device for playing back feature length films.

    Are you confident it strips HDCP? The more I get into the video, the more I've been keeping my eyes open for such devices...
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    Intercom headset with telecoil

    Thanks @FMEng ! Greatly appreciate the response. I think there might be a discrepancy in how we're visualizing it, but it doesn't change the fundamentals. My thinking was to ideally implant a telecoil component inside the actual headset, directly above the headset speaker (literally just the...
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    Intercom headset with telecoil

    I'm hearing-impaired, deaf in one hear and a behind-the-ear hearing-aid in the other. I'm finally biting the bullet and looking at ordering/making a custom Clearcom/Telex headset that includes a telecoil, which feeds the audio directly into the hearing aid, bypassing the speaker/microphone and...
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    Times wireless DMX has failed

    I would say I'm particularly interested in the times where even the "good bucks" doesn't work. I'm a gearhound who tends to go for the quality stuff that "just works" as opposed to fussing around with cheaper and less optimized solutions.
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    Times wireless DMX has failed

    I'm catching up on a couple months of posts, and I particularly enjoyed this discussion on wireless DMX - https://www.controlbooth.com/threads/wireless-dmx.44193/ Something I would love to hear is the times where wireless DMX DIDN'T work as planned. This isn't to diss on the manufacturers, who...
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    What's the inspiration behind your user name?

    I'm interested in Show Control (second career) and Networking (first career), so.... ShowNet. When I was freelancing I had a domain name and business cards with "ShowNet" as the business name. I've since learned that Strand has a protocol called ShowNet. I very rarely see it mentioned, but now...
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    Computer backup

    An FYI you either mistyped "RAID0" or have it set up incorrectly. For backups, RAID 0 is exactly what you DON'T want - RAID 0 splits the data across multiple hard drives with no redundancy, so that if one drive fails, ALL data is lost. What you're describing is RAID 1, where the data is...