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BJ88
BJ88
14 February 2015

Data points how many do I need?

Data points how many do I need?

Hi. Ideally it is good to have data service going to every room, compared to having no data access. You can either run one point and have multiple devices running off it…

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BJ88
Feb 14, 2015 2:50 am
BJ88
dabvastur
dabvastur
10 February 2015

Problem with intercoms

Problem with intercoms

Hello and thanks in advance, I know this forum not is specially for talk about intercoms but I don't found one forum specially for this. Please help me. I have a Aiphone…

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dabvastur
Feb 10, 2015 3:23 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 January 2015

Home Theatre Wiring

Home Theatre Wiring

Just make sure you run power in a separate conduit

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Crazyk
Jan 17, 2015 10:41 pm
Crazyk
BJ88
BJ88
17 January 2015

foxtel and smart wiring

foxtel and smart wiring

This can be a cabling fault or equipment fault. There is a Mech at the wallplate and generally there will be a patch panel inside the Hub, the fault can Lie anywhere at…

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BJ88
Jan 17, 2015 8:26 pm
BJ88
tezzab
tezzab
6 January 2015

Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

It's possible to stay within the Apple ecosystem, using AppleTV from your laptop, and not be too reliant on iTunes. A software app for the laptop, called airParrot, lets…

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tezzab
Jan 06, 2015 7:46 am
tezzab
marneth928
marneth928
30 December 2014

Verticle lines with Optoma HD83

Verticle lines with Optoma HD83

Hi all, I have just set up my theatre room and have several vertical white lines on the screen. I shut everything down for a couple of hours then started it up again and…

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marneth928
Dec 30, 2014 10:14 am
BJ88
BJ88
12 December 2014

Home theatre for Dummies

Home theatre for Dummies

Screen/Projector - Ensure you do not go too big for the room you are chosing Speakers - Do not go off by reviews of sound quality, you need to audition them yourself both…

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BJ88
Dec 12, 2014 9:37 pm
BJ88
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2014

Most expensive home theatre

Most expensive home theatre

Good link Kate ! I particularly liked the line " With a maximum output of 150,000 watts, Jeremy himself has said that you can listen to music so loud, with perfect…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2014 8:27 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
27 November 2014

recommend an electrician please

recommend an electrician please

Kenny, maybe go down to your local JB HiFi and see if they have cards of installers of their TVs and go from there.

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Crazyk
Nov 27, 2014 9:35 pm
Crazyk
whzzz28
whzzz28
27 November 2014

Frame vs frame less Shower screen- PLEASE HELP

Frame vs frame less Shower screen- PLEASE HELP

It's not bad for a builders quote. Quick online check for your bathrom (1500x900), for two panes of glass it was $560, not including labour. Might be a little high given…

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whzzz28
Nov 27, 2014 2:23 pm
bpratt
bpratt
17 November 2014

setting up lounge room

setting up lounge room

You can get the Logitech Harmony remotes from DickSmith…

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bpratt
Nov 17, 2014 10:17 am
PHL
PHL
11 November 2014

HT & Music system feedback

HT & Music system feedback

I have a single ICS600 in my en suite, and it plenty loud enough. Have you considered the AW592 outdoors? That's what I've been using on my deck, and I suspect may have…

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PHL
Nov 11, 2014 10:40 pm
nafem85
nafem85
3 November 2014

HDBASET

HDBASET

has anyone installed HDbaseT? im probably going to get a 4x4 matrix that also has clone HDMI port next to each cat6 so i can run 8 TVs. lots that do the 4x4cat6 + 4 hdmi…

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nafem85
Nov 03, 2014 3:14 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
21 October 2014

5.1 speaker setup

5.1 speaker setup

I would move my couch in front of the Window and have heavy block out cutains on that Window. You could either put in wall speakers about 30 cm above seated ear height…

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RenovationsGalore
Oct 21, 2014 11:34 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
21 October 2014

Games/Theatre Room

Games/Theatre Room

Hey Ben .....sage word of advice. Women will never understand your desire for a projector and teeth rattling bass. Much like us with their shoe collection. Now, do you…

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RenovationsGalore
Oct 21, 2014 11:18 am
RenovationsGalore
Rip it up
Rip it up
8 October 2014

Help with design choices for a triangle room

Help with design choices for a triangle room

Thanks Kat. Yes we will notbe getting all technical with this room. But because this house has a rare connection to NBN, which is not common in our locality, we want…

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Rip it up
Oct 08, 2014 4:29 am
BJ88
BJ88
5 October 2014

HDMI cable for 25mm conduit

HDMI cable for 25mm conduit

25mm conduit is not suitable for HDMI cables, full stop. Please be aware that actual conduit internal diameters are going to vary and this is where people have…

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BJ88
Oct 05, 2014 6:33 pm
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
5 October 2014

digital tv problem

digital tv problem

You most likely have an issue with your Fibre termination device aka the Box on your outside wall or in the garage, or if neighbours having a problem then its a problem…

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BJ88
Oct 05, 2014 6:32 pm
BJ88
onggie
onggie
28 September 2014

Opticomm Data Points

Opticomm Data Points

I'm not familiar with Opticomm and their practices. But if that's the case and their boxes are locked you can also put a switch in one of your rooms where a data points…

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onggie
Sep 28, 2014 9:22 pm
Tim_Inspired
Tim_Inspired
16 September 2014

24 Port Gigabit Switch and modem/router Suggestions

24 Port Gigabit Switch and modem/router Suggestions

I would go with the hp pro curve gigabit unmanaged switch. Unify wireless access point for wifi.

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Tim_Inspired
Sep 16, 2014 10:24 pm
blackenator
blackenator
15 September 2014

Pre wiring

Pre wiring

thanks guys i will look into these options :)

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blackenator
Sep 15, 2014 11:13 am
blackenator
enkayz
enkayz
31 August 2014

Conduit & cable standards, what should we expect?

Conduit & cable standards, what should we expect?
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Well, some good news. I spent a long time on site today trying to ascertain the situation and I managed to find a cut-off of cable that actually had some identification on…

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enkayz
Aug 31, 2014 7:41 pm
bpratt
bpratt
28 August 2014

Data Point Question

Data Point Question

In fact I'm even adding HDMI over cat 6 from my HT room to the master bedroom, lounge, and office so it is all done....…

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bpratt
Aug 28, 2014 7:53 pm
Gaggy
Gaggy
28 August 2014

Is this package value for money?

Is this package value for money?

Hi everyone, Kindly help me. I'm looking at booking a new theatre package for my new home. I'm keen on Big Picture People, Hoppers…

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Gaggy
Aug 28, 2014 4:27 pm
Gaggy
Extreme
Extreme
7 August 2014

Opticomm TV Cabling

Opticomm TV Cabling

As he is in a opticomm area, foxtel is…

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Extreme
Aug 07, 2014 9:34 am
BJ88
BJ88
7 August 2014

Is this package value for money?

Is this package value for money?

The first thing I'd be looking at is what sort of Warranty terms and conditions the supplier/installer is offering with that home theatre setup, aftersales service and…

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BJ88
Aug 07, 2014 2:58 am
BJ88
tezzab
tezzab
20 July 2014

Home Theatre Design links

Home Theatre Design links

a little late keanu, but Acoustics is a blend of Science and the Dark mysterious Arts, ::study:: and toss in a few "tossers" as well, who will gladly take your $$. ::surprise:: ::surprise:: Much of…

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tezzab
Jul 20, 2014 6:50 pm
tezzab
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 July 2014

Multi purpose theatre. What would be the best set up?

Multi purpose theatre. What would be the best set up?

Acoustics are more complex to deal with than just hanging a sheet of fabric. It is a muti-purpose room and will have compromises. My friend has a 160 inch screen that…

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AussieMark
Jul 09, 2014 11:11 am
Asha1
Asha1
8 July 2014

6 meters by 5 meters Home theatre room, recommendations

6 meters by 5 meters Home theatre room, recommendations

Thanks for the replys so far. But I do want 7.1 setup. The room will 6.5 meters long by 5meters wide. I am getting Cat6 to all rooms. Does any…

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Asha1
Jul 08, 2014 1:57 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
6 July 2014

Home theatre package for 5k?

Home theatre package for 5k?

I have a mate who used special paint and painted the wall for the projector picture instead of buying a fixed screen. So the projector just projected straight onto the…

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Christoshizz
Jul 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Christoshizz
MalSannie
MalSannie
6 July 2014

"Smart Wiring" for dummies?

"Smart Wiring" for dummies?
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Thanks for the explanation paulw11

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MalSannie
Jul 06, 2014 1:08 am
MalSannie
our_meridian33
our_meridian33
4 July 2014

Is this package value for money?

Is this package value for money?

Hi everyone, Kindly help me. I'm looking at booking a new theatre package for my new home. I'm keen on Big Picture People, Hoppers crossing as they are close to home…

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our_meridian33
Jul 04, 2014 5:56 pm
BJ88
BJ88
1 July 2014

New house build - networking and AV wiring

New house build - networking and AV wiring

Yes you can run connect wireless routers to your data points upstairs and downstairs and use them as access points for your wireless devices.

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BJ88
Jul 01, 2014 11:15 pm
BJ88
joea
joea
29 June 2014

Small Home theatre advice

Small Home theatre advice

Awesome I will check out those speakers and go to some hifi places. Hopefully that will give me a good idea of what we are after. Thanks for your advice, much appreciated!

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joea
Jun 29, 2014 8:33 am
joea
led-zep
led-zep
28 June 2014

Theatre install new house

Theatre install new house

No point in arguing about the Bose system, they love the cube speakers as they are discreet and to be fair they only want one simple and easy to use system, Bose does that…

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led-zep
Jun 28, 2014 5:18 pm
gav89z
gav89z
26 June 2014

10m HDMI cable for hometheatre room (Projector connection)

10m HDMI cable for hometheatre room (Projector connection)

thanks guys for the quick replies, i've picked upon the links you've mentioned.. i've decided to go with this one; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10M-HDMI-Hig ... d9c&_uhb=1

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gav89z
Jun 26, 2014 9:28 pm
cinder
cinder
26 June 2014

Query regarding streaming media

Query regarding streaming media
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Nice set up, Filthyfil. I looked up the QNAP 870 - wow, that is not a cheap NAS. No wonder it can do everything. I've just finished building my Media Server, here are…

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cinder
Jun 26, 2014 11:41 am
cinder
BJ88
BJ88
5 June 2014

New build smallish Home Theatre room

New build smallish Home Theatre room

I agree, do not do sliding doors in a Theatre room if sound quality is more of a priority than aesthetics.

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BJ88
Jun 05, 2014 2:15 am
BJ88
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 May 2014

What is smart wiring, and do I need it?

What is smart wiring, and do I need it?

We have it - our area had Telstra Velocity so we get all our TV, Foxtel, internet, phone etc through the fibre optic cables. Unbelievable pictures etc and awesome net speeds.

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Saint Mike
May 31, 2014 6:00 pm
Saint Mike
paulw11
paulw11
30 May 2014

Getting started with CBUS

Getting started with CBUS

Thanks Paul, all very helpful. Regarding Z-wave and CBUS; down the track I would want to do things with door locks, the garage door, heating,…

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paulw11
May 30, 2014 8:17 pm
Chopdog
Chopdog
23 May 2014

5.1 speaker set

5.1 speaker set

I ended up getting the 606's for a excellent price. I'm now after a amp, I've been tossing up between denon x2000/3000/4000, the onkyo tx-nr727/828 and the marantz sr6007.…

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Chopdog
May 23, 2014 9:04 pm
PHL
PHL
12 May 2014

Z Wave Home Automation

Z Wave Home Automation

Reviving this topic; now that just about everything is done, time for the bells and whistles... I'm trying to decide whether to go with MCV Vera 3 or the Fibaro Lite; I…

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PHL
May 12, 2014 3:36 pm
BJ88
BJ88
9 May 2014

Preparing to wall mount tv

Preparing to wall mount tv

If the TV is being mounted on a single brick wall (non cavity), it's going to cost you more to conceal cables if you get somebody to do it post build as you will have to…

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BJ88
May 09, 2014 1:53 pm
BJ88
dave.goralski
dave.goralski
5 May 2014

Home automation & Aud/vid integration with Carlisle builders

Home automation & Aud/vid integration with Carlisle builders

Although I haven't worked on a project with Carlisle, we have worked with a few others. With the more difficult builders we have been able to gain access on a weekend…

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dave.goralski
May 05, 2014 12:21 pm
snowing
snowing
29 April 2014

Marantz SR5005

Marantz SR5005

Just the same as what you got. :)

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snowing
Apr 29, 2014 2:17 pm
ebanster
ebanster
27 April 2014

Advice about door phone

Advice about door phone

how about the samsung one? it looks good for integration if all your gadgets are samsung http://www.digitaldoorlocks.com.au/prod ... om-system/

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ebanster
Apr 27, 2014 11:54 pm
ebanster
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some_evil
Apr 14, 2014 10:48 pm


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