Home Theatre & Automation
Porter Davis HoneyWell automation
I have not seen a single app which manages everything you want. The closest that comes to mind is the Alarm.com offering which is now available in Australia, but is a…
Ceiling Speaker Recommendations
Can anyone recommend any ceiling speakers for theatre room and alfresco? Everythings prewired just need to choose a brand and install?
Smart home devices
Not quite the thread.. there was another bigger thread with more input of devices and how to make it work and where to purchase.. it was very informative.. thanks though
Jun 17, 2017 6:27 pm
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…
Yeh mate all done except window coverings will post some pic tonite
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
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…
Dec 02, 2016 11:19 pm
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?
Media 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.
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.
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…
Atmos 4 or 2 speakers
Speak to Savi Systems for an advise. They are very professional. Browse and you will be able to find details.
Question for the NBN/Cabling guru's
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…
May 24, 2016 10:22 pm
Soundbar 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…
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.
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…
Home Networking Issues
The simplest way is to connect your router to the NTD, then all the data points to the router
May 03, 2016 11:35 pm
HAI 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…
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…
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…
set 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…