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BJ88
BJ88
23 April

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 4:28 am
BJ88

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 7:16 pm
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
20 May

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

Hi, Anyone have any experience with Clipsal Nero? Is it easy to use and reliable? Thanks

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Mr_Ed
May 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

No experience but it doesnt do 3d so that's a no for me.

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TheBigHouse
May 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

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 10:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

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 10:25 pm
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

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 4:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

Smart Home Network Diagram

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.

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 4:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April

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 2:49 pm
isabellamia
isabellamia
12 April

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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isabellamia
Apr 12, 2018 2:40 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

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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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 3:10 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

Smart home devices

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.

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 12:48 am
NthHome
NthHome
11 January

Home Technology Hub

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

NthHome Thanks for the BoM. Do you have a double storey home? I have insulation between the ground and first floor, additional insulation in the internal walls.…

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NthHome
Jan 11, 2018 7:36 am
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Techsmax
Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am
Techsmax
Techsmax
Techsmax
18 December 2017

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Hi All If you are going to be using a Pi for you controller I would recommend using the Home Assistant platform very easy to use and with a z-wave usb stick you can then…

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Techsmax
Dec 18, 2017 10:12 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 7:41 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 7:31 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 4:59 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 8:57 am
Lurgen
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 8:58 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 12:05 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

How do I work this if I am building a new house in an area where NBN isn't available yet (knocking down old house - so not a new estate) We will also only have access to…

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skadoosh
May 14, 2017 10:59 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 12:35 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 7:42 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 10:57 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 10:55 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 9:20 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 9:57 am
Jordann

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
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 10:57 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 9:25 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 3:00 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 9:01 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 9:42 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
5 November 2016

Installers in Sydney

Installers 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
samuraibus
2 November 2016

new streaming tv companies and no unlimited net deals for fi

new 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
RegVic
21 September 2016

DIY Home Automation

DIY Home Automation

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

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RegVic
Sep 21, 2016 10:12 pm
RegVic
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
20 September 2016

Media/theatre room set up

Media/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
PHL
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
BJ88
26 June 2016

Add another TV socket

Add 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
BJ88
tony7432
tony7432
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
tony7432
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 June 2016

DOLBY ATMOS

DOLBY ATMOS
1, 2

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
sandy19
4 June 2016

Atmos 4 or 2 speakers

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.

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sandy19
Jun 04, 2016 7:22 pm
STAINLESS
STAINLESS
2 June 2016

Projector and screen opinions / feedback please

Projector 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
STAINLESS
Daz_
Daz_
24 May 2016

Question for the NBN/Cabling guru's

Question 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
Daz_
tezzab
tezzab
15 May 2016

Soundbar vs Bulkhead speakers

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…

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tezzab
May 15, 2016 3:22 pm
tezzab


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