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BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

A Guide to Terminology and Acronyms

A Guide to Terminology and Acronyms

Just to add a few suggestions NVR - Network Video Recorder DTV - Digital TV FTA - Free to Air PTV - Pay TV

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 5:28 am
BJ88
Reddy79
Reddy79
23 October

Automation Advice Required

Automation Advice Required

Hi All I am looking for advice in home automation. I have absolutely no idea on technology but from what I have seen I would like to achieve below based on pricing. I…

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Reddy79
Oct 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Callifo
Callifo
19 October

Data points expensive

Data points expensive

Mainly, the cost. Is it worth it in a residential setting, absolutely not. Cat6a is as high as you need to go, but even Cat6 will likely be fine. I went for Cat6…

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Callifo
Oct 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
22 August

Living room / Home Theatre

Living room / Home Theatre

Wow, that's really high praise for the yamaha soundbar. I've got to try it. :x! I've checked out the Naim Audio and Sennheiser soundbars and while they sound pretty good…

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Freak_Zombie
Aug 22, 2020 11:23 am

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

Google Home integration with Home Assistant

We will have a Home Assistant enable version very shortly.

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CTEC Smart Homes
Aug 14, 2020 1:01 am
CTEC Smart Homes
Callifo
Callifo
6 August

Imported smart switches and sockets?

Imported smart switches and sockets?

The other part to consider is how long these companies and/or support of these devices will last. When this company EOL's these products in 3-5 years, and they shutdown…

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Callifo
Aug 06, 2020 9:30 pm
yogiebear
yogiebear
23 July

Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

Which wall would you put the home theatre screen on?

We are putting in a basic professional theatre in a room similar in size to yours. Basically we are building a fake wall at Wall B, putting 3 speakers in that wall,…

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yogiebear
Jul 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Wiggs7
Wiggs7
28 June

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Advice on new home - full automation setup

Thank for the info! The Tasmota looks quite extensive, but unfamiliar to me. I'll do some research to get up to speed - do you have any websites/resources you recommend?…

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Wiggs7
Jun 28, 2020 9:55 am
CTEC Smart Homes
CTEC Smart Homes
4 October 2019

Z wave home automation questions and help

Z wave home automation questions and help

Hi there Not sure if you still in need of any z-wave based products for your home renovation. We can definitely help with as much as you want i.e. a simple set up or the…

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CTEC Smart Homes
Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
CTEC Smart Homes
Felodred
Felodred
12 September 2019

Smart home devices

Smart home devices

What kind of device?

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Felodred
Sep 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Azza23
Azza23
29 August 2019

Samsung UA40C6900VF

Samsung UA40C6900VF

I looked at the dates not year-----man my ADD is bad

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Azza23
Aug 29, 2019 10:34 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 August 2019

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

I suggest you to buy Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, I bought it from Black Friday sale, last week, its really working very well, It can provide valuable video…

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
AcTech
AcTech
12 July 2019

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

Wiring for smart switches/sockets

That's a great set of functions!

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AcTech
Jul 12, 2019 8:43 am
AcTech
betterman
betterman
3 July 2019

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

there's nothing wrong with doing it with todays modern gas heaters, however the main consideration is TV height. Optimal TV height is where your eye level while sitting…

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betterman
Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
s-X-s
s-X-s
5 June 2019

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

If anybody successfully finished any projects with Raspberry Pi or Arduino - share it here. How to do it and components and little guidance too. I'm interested in it but…

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s-X-s
Jun 05, 2019 10:19 pm
s-X-s
robbert
robbert
20 May 2019

Home Technology Hub

Home Technology Hub
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for sharing. We do a lot of here in Australia. We work with a brand called Control4 who offer a lot fo this…

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robbert
May 20, 2019 4:34 pm
robbert
alexp79
alexp79
29 March 2019

Home Theater Installation

Home Theater Installation

I have noticed that trend is that DVD players are dying and everything is moving towards on-demand streaming content. Ideally you would need high speed internet…

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alexp79
Mar 29, 2019 4:49 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 January 2019

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

Most of this list my family doing over the Internet. I include here long phone calls, watching TV shows and movies, online training. Therefore, a single Wi-Fi network is…

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arcadelt
Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm
ebanster
ebanster
4 December 2018

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

Ok great to know that it could be retrofit after build. I don't want to be overspending too much on the initial build coz I am sure builder would put margins on the…

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ebanster
Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm
ebanster
Sloppy
Sloppy
22 June 2018

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Hey Simon. What projector did you end up going with?

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Sloppy
Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
20 May 2018

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

AllCastle Homes charges $138 for Cat5E and $168 for CAT 6.... Big catch is still need to pay $110~ $140 to terminate them... ( Fuming at the moment but think will end up…

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Mojitostan
May 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Set up the brought from fleabay Uniden cordless phone with the ability to use Bluetooth to connect to your phone and also normal phone line connect from the NBN. Natually…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Sockitz appear to be an option, assuming their website actually works! The approach is sensible with you buying the power outlet and also been able to chose the…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 11:25 pm
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

TV Antenna

TV Antenna

Most builders don't include TV Antennas in their builds, as some people don't end up needing one right away, have their own preference of the type they chose or where they…

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 5:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

Smart Home Network Diagram

Smart Home Network Diagram

Hello, basically I bought mine from Amazon and installed myself using all instruments that I need, it was very easy and nothing complicated at all. Besides introduction…

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 5:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April 2018

Media room setup

Media room setup

the builder wont accept to install your cable because then they will have to accept responsibility for any faults that are caused by your cable (fire for example). The…

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nsuinteger
Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm
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gillybean
Apr 04, 2018 3:40 pm
gillybean
Techsmax
Techsmax
21 December 2017

New CCTV and Alarm system with ZWaves tenology

New CCTV and Alarm system with ZWaves tenology

Hi gwu69 We would be able to help you out

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Techsmax
Dec 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Techsmax
Nuri
Nuri
13 December 2017

assistance with pre-wiring

assistance with pre-wiring

Cheers, I ended up running all my cables before insulation went in, except HDMI. I ran 20mm conduit in the wall where the receiver will be, then once the insulation went…

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Nuri
Dec 13, 2017 8:41 am
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
17 October 2017

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Thank you!!!! So that’s what it’s called “ Feature timber paneling “ Now I can google . Thanks a ton

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deepugjacob
Oct 17, 2017 8:31 am
fademan
fademan
12 October 2017

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

I was told a definite no at sales, even though I am installing a 35k theatre room in my home. Argus have a Licence to print money with the PD contract. Doesn't surprise…

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fademan
Oct 12, 2017 5:59 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
12 October 2017

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

I used Jamo IC series units and loved them.

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Lurgen
Oct 12, 2017 9:57 am
Lurgen
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Ratnesh
Jul 16, 2017 7:45 am
MoniqueElizabeth
MoniqueElizabeth
15 June 2017

Foxtel

Foxtel

We had Foxtel installed at our last house (double storey brick veneer) and there were no issues.

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MoniqueElizabeth
Jun 15, 2017 9:58 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
15 May 2017

Dahua intercom in Perth

Dahua intercom in Perth

Hi... we bought a Dahua video intercom which works perfectly fine (have had it tested by the supplier) but for some reason our electricians couldn't get it working so they…

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lazandjohn
May 15, 2017 1:05 pm
skadoosh
skadoosh
14 May 2017

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner
1, 2, 3

nice post if anyone face printer issue click here

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skadoosh
May 14, 2017 11:59 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
4 May 2017

Buider forget 2nd data point

Buider forget 2nd data point

Sinbox I believe you're building with Porter Davis as well, how did you go with getting them to put in 42 data points? We have 4 as part of an upgrade to our Opticomm…

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Hurrow
May 04, 2017 1:35 pm
GLO
GLO
4 April 2017

Speaker volume

Speaker volume

Rest speakers are typically softer unless the movie scene has sound travelling from the front to the rear IE a helicopter flying over your heads. Rear and side speakers…

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GLO
Apr 04, 2017 8:42 pm
jhiace
jhiace
31 March 2017

Bose Home Theatre System

Bose Home Theatre System

Hahahahah Volks, don't kid yourself! No one is jealous of a BOSE system. People think Bose is good because it has heaps of "doof".... no true audiophile will ever be…

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jhiace
Mar 31, 2017 11:57 am
jhiace
jhiace
31 March 2017

Design my TV Setup :)

Design my TV Setup :)

Very similar to my living room setup

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jhiace
Mar 31, 2017 11:55 am
suchbore
suchbore
29 March 2017

Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD

Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD

Woops forgot to update. :lol: Took 4 business days to arrive in Brisbane, tracking shows it came from warehouse in Melb. Very glad we went with the 65", it fills the wall…

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suchbore
Mar 29, 2017 10:20 am
suchbore

You could connect a switch to one of the data point, then from there extend out your network using wifi. Another option would be to use Ethernet over Power adapters. They…

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Jordann
Mar 04, 2017 10:57 am
Jordann
kassan1973
kassan1973
2 March 2017

cinema room

cinema room

Great man. I am impressed by your work and set up. what was the cost of all this set up.?

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kassan1973
Mar 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Mr_Raditch
Mr_Raditch
22 February 2017

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

I am using an wonderful for my theater wall. The function of the noise reducing fabric is looking great and allows the sound to pass through the acoustic substrate. it is…

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Mr_Raditch
Feb 22, 2017 9:06 pm
paulw11
paulw11
6 February 2017

TV DISTRIBUTION

TV DISTRIBUTION

A 9-way split of your FTA antenna (plus whatever you already have in the shed) means that you will need to look at your signal strength carefully. Depending on what is…

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paulw11
Feb 06, 2017 12:14 pm
sam_sc
sam_sc
24 January 2017

Clipsal CCTV cameras anyone?

Clipsal CCTV cameras anyone?

Thanks for the tip - will ask Clipsal to put wiring in place.

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sam_sc
Jan 24, 2017 11:57 am
paulw11
paulw11
24 January 2017

Best hardwired UPS?

Best hardwired UPS?

I have a cheapo FineOffset type from eBay. It isn't too bad. The rain gauge didn't last long; I think it is infested with spiders, but the temperature, humidity and wind…

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paulw11
Jan 24, 2017 10:25 am
NthHome
NthHome
8 January 2017

Crestron or Control4

Crestron or Control4

I am building a house and I'm new to home automation. the place where I'm buying my home theatre is into control4 system and so far I'm excited by the control4 system. It…

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NthHome
Jan 08, 2017 4:00 pm
amyfloss
amyfloss
29 December 2016

Cable Internet connection on new build

Cable Internet connection on new build

I would say it's about 5-6m away. I have had electrician back today to do the cabling work and optus are booked again for tomorrow so hoping it goes off without a hitch

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amyfloss
Dec 29, 2016 10:01 pm
skami
skami
8 November 2016

Internet of Things.

Internet of Things.

You probably need to know what you want to do. controlling lights gets Belkin wemo etc more automation read https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1650689

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skami
Nov 08, 2016 10:42 pm

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