Home Theatre & Automation
Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?
We’ve gone the smart light route via a combination of Phillips Hue & LIFX products. Minimal number of light switches (most switches are out of sight and control is via…
Jun 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Home Technology Hub
Thanks RegVic and Drew01. We might be bothered by the sound quality of the Dot knowing it could be better. Will look into your recommendations.
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…
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…
Living room / Home Theatre
I didn't know where would be best to place this. But given the purpose, I thought I'd try posting here.
I'm deciding between having a dedicated HT versus a living room…
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…
Oct 15, 2018 11:21 pm
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…
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…
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…
Smart Home Network Diagram
Excellent setup, I often use some of that equipment in smart wiring installations we do. The Hikvision NVR is a nice piece of equipment.
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…
Smart home devices
with the innovation in technology, there are a lot of devices for security. I think you can find a lot of ideas on internet according to your preference.
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…
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…
We had Foxtel installed at our last house (double storey brick veneer) and there were no issues.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHD
Woops forgot to update. 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…
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…
Great man. I am impressed by your work and set up. what was the cost of all this set up.?
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…
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…
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…
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
Nov 08, 2016 9:42 pm
Installers in Sydney
How much does it cost to install projector to ceiling and also screen?
DIY Home Automation
Check "Home Technology Hub" thread.. continuing the conversation there
Media/theatre room set up
Playing your PS4 thorugh a projector will cause you issues as the Response time on projectors arent the best.
Does anyone know where I could get something like this made in Australia?
How to set up a cheap house sound system?
Our Sonos installations, bar one, are all hidden, as I'm using the equivalent of 1 x Connect, 4 x Connect:Amp and 1 x Play:5 (the only visible one). I've hidden them in…
Add another TV socket
Most antenna installers should be able to complete that job as it's not overly complex.