Sounds good to me. Those prices seem fairly reasonable. I wouldnt get a smart wire hub though. Id rather buy my own switch. If its the telstra one theres nothing special about those ones. Look at connecting in a normal switch unless your doing things like smart lighting and smart blinds etc
what sort of hub would your recommend?
I'm not sure I said what my goal were for the wiring before so should really make that clear.
I was interested in getting a Structured wiring & HT wiring pre-wire quote into a new build. Our goal would be to have internet to all beds and entertainment rooms. we would expect to have TV's in Main bed, lounge, media room and kids retreat. We would want Pay TV available in all these rooms using 2 foxtel HD boxes. I also want to deliver HD media content through either an Apple TV(yes know its only 720p) or HTPC to all entertainment areas and main bed & of course media room.
We also want music speakers but was consider the Sonos system for that.
down the track I would like to be able to have some lighting automation as well as CCTV/security and AC controls.
Can anyone recommend someone in Sydney that could do my Smart wiring for Telstra Velocity?
I am not sure what would be advisable to install in our home, but i am looking at having: 2 x Samsung smart TV's (thatre and living) 1 x HD TV in the bedroom, not smart though may be upgraded in the future I want Foxtel in at least the theatre and living. Can this be run off one box? And i would prefer wireless internet (I know the speed of it can be slower but thats fine my current ADSL2+ is fast enough so surely this will be as fast if not faster) 2 phone points and i guess a few data points for cable internet, maybe living and study
I dont know that i am worried about bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 for TV points as its something i am not really interested in. I dont plan on selling any time soon and i am sure that by the time i do intend to sell this system will be way out of date anyway
Is it true that i should have a data point, fta and Fox point at each TV position? is there a wireless option for this that would allow me to inslude bedrooms 2,3 and 4? What do i do about HDMI cables? Do i need to get 2 wall sockets and cables in the wall or is there some other way that this can be setup? HDMI cables are worth a fortune and i could see myself spending an easy $1500 just in cables to set this stuff up Someone here had a data point for the fridge.... why would someone need this and is it advisable to get one?
What would be a reasonable price for all this as well as our sparkie charges $1650 for the hub alone so i would hate to think how much it would cost in total
I really have left this to the last minute and should have studied up on this stuff quite a while ago. I would like the house to be setup properly but i just dont know what 'properly setup' is.
Hmmm easy solution would be go wireless or install conduits for easy data installs later down the track. They quoted me about 5k just for laying some cables and the crappy telstra boxes they give you. Id prefer to just stick in a switch for data to all my networked appliances.
If you dont have conduits it will make it very difficult to do this later, get them with pullstrings in the places you want data. Thats what im doing.
Another option if wireless doesnt work and you need hardwired cables is using power over ethernet. That way you can plug in a box where your router is and another where your TV is then plug in your TV from the extender. Ask them about it at JB Hifi.
Data per point can cost anywhere up to $150ish
The only reason i reckon you may want hardwired is if you get NBN (national Broadband network) to your house, otherwise wireless is pretty good these days and a much cheaper option.
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