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sinbox
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Buider forget 2nd data pointBuider forget 2nd data point

Nice! Beats my 42+ port setup ... what are your use cases?

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sinbox
Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
RegVic
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5 April
Home Technology HubHome Technology Hub
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Hi, thank you for your inputs..... sorry, I should have provided bit more info... I am trying to build a system with out a hub and spend minimum $$$ I used openhab a bit…

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RegVic
Apr 05, 2017 11:14 pm
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RegVic
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4 April
Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home AutomationRaspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Hi, has anyone got somfy motors for your blinds/curtains? If so, have you found a way to operate the blinds without using the somfy remote or mylink app? Thanks,

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RegVic
Apr 04, 2017 11:05 pm
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GLO
4 April
Speaker volumeSpeaker 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 7:42 pm
jhiace
31 March
Bose Home Theatre SystemBose 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 10:57 am
jhiace
31 March
Design my TV Setup :)Design my TV Setup :)

Very similar to my living room setup

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jhiace
Mar 31, 2017 10:55 am
suchbore
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29 March
Sony Home Theatre - 55" 4K or 65" FHDSony 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 9:20 am
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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 9:57 am
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kassan1973
2 March
cinema roomcinema room

Yeh mate all done except window coverings will post some pic tonite

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kassan1973
Mar 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Mr_Raditch
22 February
Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre wallsAcoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

Also just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I'm looking at handover in approx 5-6 weeks & will then turn my "Home theatre" from a room into a proper Home theatre.…

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Mr_Raditch
Feb 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Snail_D3
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21 February
Porter Davis HoneyWell automationPorter Davis HoneyWell automation

We are installing a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch in our new build with PD. I choose it because there are many different modules to control a variety of things and can be…

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Snail_D3
Feb 21, 2017 9:27 pm
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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 11:14 am
sam_sc
24 January
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 10:57 am
paulw11
24 January
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 9:25 am
NthHome
8 January
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 3:00 pm
amyfloss
29 December 2016
Cable Internet connection on new buildCable 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 9:01 pm
paulw11
27 December 2016
CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

It is a common misconception that only the terminations must be carried out by a registered cabler. It is illegal to do any communications cabling yourself, not just the…

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paulw11
Dec 27, 2016 6:58 am
gwu69
3 December 2016
New CCTV and Alarm system with ZWaves tenologyNew CCTV and Alarm system with ZWaves tenology

Hi, we building a new house. Requires CCTV, ALARM AND VIDEO INTERCOM. Tried to utilize the zwave technology by using alarm sensor as lighting detector especially at night.…

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gwu69
Dec 02, 2016 11:19 pm
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 9:42 pm
k3nnis
5 November 2016
Installers in SydneyInstallers in Sydney

Hi Paul, How much does it cost to install projector to ceiling and also screen? Cheers, K.

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k3nnis
Nov 05, 2016 5:06 pm
samuraibus
2 November 2016
new streaming tv companies and no unlimited net deals for finew streaming tv companies and no unlimited net deals for fi

Hi how did u become a us customer? As well does that mean you get us Netflix? Thanks

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samuraibus
Nov 02, 2016 4:48 pm
RegVic
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21 September 2016
DIY Home AutomationDIY Home Automation

Check "Home Technology Hub" thread.. continuing the conversation there :) --CLOSED--

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RegVic
Sep 21, 2016 10:12 pm
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Aussie141414
20 September 2016
Media/theatre room set upMedia/theatre room set up

Playing your PS4 thorugh a projector will cause you issues as the Response time on projectors arent the best.

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Aussie141414
Sep 20, 2016 9:01 pm

Does anyone know where I could get something like this made in Australia?

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Crewie
Sep 12, 2016 8:17 am
BJ88
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21 August 2016
Media room setupMedia room setup

Connect all your devices to your AVR / Receiver and then one HDMI going to projector and switch between devices using your AVR remote, same as if you were to connect it to a TV.

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BJ88
Aug 21, 2016 4:12 pm
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PHL
7 August 2016
How to set up a cheap house sound system?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…

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PHL
Aug 07, 2016 7:11 pm
BJ88
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26 June 2016
Add another TV socketAdd another TV socket

Most antenna installers should be able to complete that job as it's not overly complex.

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BJ88
Jun 26, 2016 3:03 am
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tony7432
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19 June 2016
home theater system that has wireless rear speakers?home theater system that has wireless rear speakers?

yeah its not bad..comes with a wireless subwoofer has well..a few vids up on you tube on it.

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tony7432
Jun 19, 2016 6:10 pm
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AussieMark
9 June 2016
DOLBY ATMOSDOLBY ATMOS
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I am using the Yamaha MXA 5000 power matched with a CXA5100 to drive all the surrounds and have a McIntosh to drive the wall of sound. I think I will have a channel to…

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AussieMark
Jun 09, 2016 12:33 am
sandy19
4 June 2016
Atmos 4 or 2 speakersAtmos 4 or 2 speakers

Speak to Savi Systems for an advise. They are very professional. Browse and you will be able to find details.

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sandy19
Jun 04, 2016 7:22 pm
STAINLESS
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2 June 2016
Projector and screen opinions / feedback pleaseProjector and screen opinions / feedback please

Thats the projector i have in my mid level option. With an anamorphic lens. I have the JVC X5000 for my high end option. With 4K E-Shift just use zoom method, no need for A-Lense.

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STAINLESS
Jun 02, 2016 9:52 am
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Daz_
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24 May 2016
Question for the NBN/Cabling guru'sQuestion for the NBN/Cabling guru's

Thanks OneJohn :D It sounds like it might be a little risky to plan on them using the black cable so I will probably lay a new conduit with drawstring on the other side…

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Daz_
May 24, 2016 10:22 pm
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tezzab
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15 May 2016
Soundbar vs Bulkhead speakersSoundbar vs Bulkhead speakers

Not that I'd use bulkhead speakers in my own setup, but I've had to specify some for a job where that was the only option. Good boxed speakers will always win out in…

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tezzab
May 15, 2016 3:22 pm
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Roomeat
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13 May 2016
What to replace our TiVo with?What to replace our TiVo with?

Thats looks awesome! Although it's a different product to what the Tivo offered. This would compliment something like the Beyonwiz rather than compete wit has it.

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Roomeat
May 13, 2016 2:12 pm
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AussieMark
11 May 2016
Raised Platform size?Raised Platform size?

I am getting custom seats from a company in Singapore that has a sister company in Perth. It's easy for me as I live in Singapore. The company is cossimo gallery. Very…

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AussieMark
May 11, 2016 12:04 am
Nic and Shell 1
6 May 2016
Occupancy motion sensors and fan run on controllers Occupancy motion sensors and fan run on controllers

I'm looking into some occupancy sensors for my house in a couple areas, just wondering if anyone has some ideas on some. I have led downlights I looked at a place tonight…

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Nic and Shell 1
May 06, 2016 9:16 am
BJ88
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5 May 2016
Hills Home Hub Telstra Velocity Data Sockets not workingHills Home Hub Telstra Velocity Data Sockets not working

Do you have a switch in the hub that connects all the data points together?

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BJ88
May 05, 2016 1:38 am
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BJ88
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3 May 2016
Home Networking IssuesHome Networking Issues

The simplest way is to connect your router to the NTD, then all the data points to the router

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BJ88
May 03, 2016 11:35 pm
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Donaldouk
25 March 2016
Better door phone intercom systems than the Hills Kocom inteBetter door phone intercom systems than the Hills Kocom inte

I have also been looking to add an intercom to my build. All pre wired. I wanted an alert from my phone when I am away from home when someone at the door. I summed up 3…

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Donaldouk
Mar 25, 2016 1:30 pm
ynnekc
29 February 2016
HAI Automation SystemHAI Automation System

Hi, Approx 2 years ago I had a HAI system installed for my audio, security, lighting and heating. I have had ongoing issues with PIR's not working and need someone with…

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ynnekc
Feb 29, 2016 1:28 pm

Why not add some couches created for Cinema/ Theatre Room? Four pieces are enough and reasonable. A good sound system and wide screen paired with these cinema lounges will…

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kassan1973
Feb 14, 2016 7:48 pm
AJW
14 February 2016
Network Confusion.. Need Help!!Network Confusion.. Need Help!!

I am coming in late here, but would recommend the Ubiquiti Unifi access points. I've used their new UAP-AC-Lite, perfect for residential environment and coupled that to…

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AJW
Feb 14, 2016 10:00 am
Sloppy
7 February 2016
set up for a 5.2m x 4.3m roomset up for a 5.2m x 4.3m room

I'm in the same boat, 5.5x4.5m. If money permits I think I'll have a Sony 40es projector with a 110in screen. Hopefully I can get 7.1.4 speaker setup as long as it's not…

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Sloppy
Feb 07, 2016 9:13 am
Sloppy
5 February 2016
New home theatre blank canvas.New home theatre blank canvas.

Having a better look at the reviews I think the w1350 might be the way to go for us in terms of throw distance. My only concern is weather or no I can see those rainbows…

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Sloppy
Feb 05, 2016 7:41 am
kassan1973
4 February 2016
Speakers and cabinetsSpeakers and cabinets

Hi all my cinema room is now ready for me to make the cabinets after 8 years of other work and plumbers taking their time.My dilemma is the following 1) do i use a floor…

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kassan1973
Feb 04, 2016 6:20 pm
tezzab
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13 January 2016
Wireless or CabledWireless or Cabled

+1 on cables. The second cable might not appear to be worth it, but consider it as Insurance, as replacing a single run can be very costly. Wireless can be hit and miss…

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tezzab
Jan 13, 2016 9:34 am
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BJ88
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13 January 2016
TV Points for Networked HouseTV Points for Networked House

Put TV points everywhere where you intend to watch TV.

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BJ88
Jan 13, 2016 1:44 am
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BJ88
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13 January 2016
Average price of a data pointAverage price of a data point
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That's a good way to go about it mate, good choice on the mechs.

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BJ88
Jan 13, 2016 1:28 am
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