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Rodda
Rodda
6 March 2009

Theatre room 5.81 x 4.43

Theatre room 5.81 x 4.43
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Hi again Til. The biggest difference the location of the gear can make is if the gear is in the theatre itself and is in view then you won't need an IR repeating kit. …

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Rodda
Mar 06, 2009 10:27 am
Rodda
kassan1973
kassan1973
6 March 2009

New TV installed...

New TV installed...

Hi Matt, what type of remote ext are you using i am currently using a genuine ftel one on our second tv and is very very particular on were you point…

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kassan1973
Mar 06, 2009 9:58 pm
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Zerosignal
Mar 09, 2009 12:35 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
9 March 2009

Complete Newbie looking for any help possible :-)

Complete Newbie looking for any help possible :-)

Apologies Rod :oops: You are correct, what I was thinking was a dedicated room only, which is always in the back of my mind. Homeone is always a…

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BuildingACT
Mar 09, 2009 4:51 pm
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Hellman109
Mar 10, 2009 12:27 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
10 March 2009

Putting my on acoustic sound batts in...

Putting my on acoustic sound batts in...
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I just checked the ones I bought. They were actually mean thickness of 65mm. Anyway I guess I will see how well they work in a few months time!!

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wakeboardandy
Mar 10, 2009 2:48 pm
wakeboardandy
ed.
ed.
11 March 2009

$1300 max budget for a plasma or lcd?

$1300 max budget for a plasma or lcd?

Be aware guys, those Samsung plasmas being sold on eBay 9 times out of 10 are 'grey market' imports. Grey market imports are sourced directly from…

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ed.
Mar 11, 2009 9:29 am
cezar_oz
cezar_oz
11 March 2009

iControl... gone.... hello BTicino?!

iControl... gone.... hello BTicino?!

Just heard from HPM that they are discontinuing iControl home automation in May 2009. Apparently they will be re-selling BTicino system from Legrand 1. Has anyone used…

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cezar_oz
Mar 11, 2009 9:18 pm
FireFox
FireFox
12 March 2009

Is "future proofing" a waste of money?

Is "future proofing" a waste of money?
1, 2, 3

hmm lots of random banter in here, i am geek. i spend lots of time on computers, as does my wife. our plans are to put cat6 throughout the house, this is not just for…

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FireFox
Mar 12, 2009 12:07 am
FireFox
Rodda
Rodda
12 March 2009

Photo for Matt

Photo for Matt
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Check out online reviews for the projectors. The Sanyo has equivalents by the likes of Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Epson, to name a few, and that's not including the…

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Rodda
Mar 12, 2009 1:11 pm
Rodda
Pugs
Pugs
12 March 2009

Can network/AV cables be installed after handover ?

Can network/AV cables be installed after handover ?

seroursliy go learn some building terms..... the noggins are horizontal between the "studs" and can only be "rotated if the builders know what is going on they usualy…

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Pugs
Mar 12, 2009 8:16 pm
Pugs
to_do_list
to_do_list
12 March 2009

Question about standard figure 8 appliance power cable

Question about standard figure 8 appliance power cable

Thanks guys...all makes sense...is going to make life easier if I can use two cables rather than plugging and unplugging one...Ta!

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to_do_list
Mar 12, 2009 10:39 pm
to_do_list
Pugs
Pugs
14 March 2009

Foxtel cable in underground Telstra phone cable conduit?

Foxtel cable in underground Telstra phone cable conduit?

definetly sounds like another trench is required.. contact telstra tho... i belive they will need to change the cable type... hmm gell filled coax...yummy mess

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Pugs
Mar 14, 2009 10:23 am
Pugs

Hi all, I just came across this chart on one of the forums. It's quite easy to follow and will give some people a good indication of what projector/plasma/LCD size to…

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iTalk
Mar 14, 2009 4:52 pm
iTalk
iTalk
iTalk
14 March 2009

Best location for the network central point ?

Best location for the network central point ?

We're having a sliding door in the WIR .. also why no…

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iTalk
Mar 14, 2009 7:22 pm
iTalk
cezar_oz
cezar_oz
16 March 2009

Lutron wholesalers

Lutron wholesalers

Thanks. I'm looking for a place to get their parts at a reasonable price... I guess that will do, thanks heaps

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cezar_oz
Mar 16, 2009 7:28 am
kexkez
kexkez
16 March 2009

Very simple cabling question.

Very simple cabling question.

I did wonder how many. I could only get 25mm conduit put in. Lucky for most I only want 2 cables per conduit. Plenty of room. :)

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kexkez
Mar 16, 2009 9:27 pm
kexkez
Pugs
Pugs
16 March 2009

What to do ?

What to do ?

i think you fail to understand ...we can't help you unless you have an idea of what you want installed into your house... we could give yu all…

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Pugs
Mar 16, 2009 11:49 pm
Pugs
tuned86
tuned86
17 March 2009

Door for home theatre

Door for home theatre
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I've deleted the entrance wall in our build (~4.4M wide). Intend to wall it off after handover. At Doorstore in melbourne, you can get 2340x1200 engineered glass…

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tuned86
Mar 17, 2009 6:35 pm
Rodda
Rodda
17 March 2009

Niles in wall speakers

Niles in wall speakers

... from what i have found out the niles are good for this kind of setup, from the data that i have read, they have adjustment on them to…

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Rodda
Mar 17, 2009 7:25 pm
Rodda
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 March 2009

Sliding walls for HT

Sliding walls for HT

This supplier does it all. http://www.lotusdoors.com.au/ If you want bifold doosr then we have double glazed ones, but they let in the light and need either a…

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ECOECO
Mar 19, 2009 11:58 am
ECOECO
16.SFC
16.SFC
23 March 2009

Smart Wiring House Telstra Velocity - Costs?

Smart Wiring House Telstra Velocity - Costs?

All we want is.. One phone point for one phone line. One point for internet, however we want to be able to use the mac wireless anywhere in…

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16.SFC
Mar 23, 2009 6:33 pm
16.SFC
Hellman109
Hellman109
24 March 2009

IP Cameras - What choices???

IP Cameras - What choices???

2.4Ghz is getting flooded, cordless phones, wireless networks, etc. all dump onto this frequency and the channels all get eaten. 5Ghz doesnt have that problem, yet.

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Hellman109
Mar 24, 2009 12:05 pm
Rodda
Rodda
25 March 2009

Lounge / Media Configuration

Lounge / Media Configuration

Absolutely you should put the screen over the window, and it should be motorised (with IR control). The length of the room is enough to easily allow for a 110" or perhaps…

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Rodda
Mar 25, 2009 9:55 am
Rodda
Hellman109
Hellman109
27 March 2009

Picture size on screen - help!!!

Picture size on screen - help!!!

Good to hear it was a simple fix! Now PS3 games will look better too aswell

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Hellman109
Mar 27, 2009 10:31 am
kikin
kikin
28 March 2009

Sonos system

Sonos system

Exactly!!! ::

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kikin
Mar 28, 2009 12:52 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
29 March 2009

Marantz sr8500 any good&What should i expect to pay

Marantz sr8500 any good&What should i expect to pay

nah... save you bickies and get the Sr-7002..... damn nice unit.........I am more than happy with it.... Be even happier once I get a fix for…

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kassan1973
Mar 29, 2009 12:28 pm
iTalk
iTalk
29 March 2009

Got a quote for Star Serve system a bit too much ?

Got a quote for Star Serve system a bit too much ?
1, 2

Great. I've written down your details and will get back to you once I know the right time to install the system. I've already got the StarServe system, the cables, and…

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iTalk
Mar 29, 2009 9:51 pm
iTalk
kikin
kikin
31 March 2009

Squeezebox duet showroom in Melb?

Squeezebox duet showroom in Melb?

Hi pro, Do anyone know where I can see the demo for squeezebox duet? I saw sonos showroom but not squeezebox duet... Thanks.

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kikin
Mar 31, 2009 11:42 pm
Pugs
Pugs
31 March 2009

Powerpoint for projector

Powerpoint for projector

Yes... we cablers like to get in the same time as the power guys...…

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Pugs
Mar 31, 2009 11:43 pm
Pugs
danali
danali
1 April 2009

Cabling guide...

Cabling guide...

30mm to be safe as long as its on its own. Im in the mist's of cabling a job and i needed to run AV, VGA, S-vid and HDMI in conduit under a slab. I've ran 2 CAT6 cables in…

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danali
Apr 01, 2009 8:35 pm
danali
danali
1 April 2009

Which room to use as a HT?

Which room to use as a HT?

Buying the right tv depends on your situation andwhat u like. They say LCD's are great for bright rooms and outdoors plasma's the other. I install (mounted) TV's and…

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danali
Apr 01, 2009 8:59 pm
serge44
serge44
2 April 2009

Telstra Smart Community - Upgrading to 100mbps

Telstra Smart Community - Upgrading to 100mbps

so for monopoly service in the estate you get three fifths of five eights - at least the $1500 rebate will ease the pain of having to go through telstra (or go wireless…

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serge44
Apr 02, 2009 12:00 am
serge44
smeagol
smeagol
2 April 2009

Did I do the right thing?

Did I do the right thing?
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If you get a hdmi cable under 2m it dont matter what brand .....or what version 1.1 or 1.3 or what ever...wont make a diff..... quality of cables and version of hdmi only…

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smeagol
Apr 02, 2009 5:02 pm
smeagol
smeagol
smeagol
2 April 2009

WD - TV

WD - TV

lack of 'real' support... lack of firmware updates. well the latest firmware rocks.....and does everything it…

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smeagol
Apr 02, 2009 5:24 pm
smeagol
ozzroo
ozzroo
6 April 2009

Speakers connection on Sonos System

Speakers connection on Sonos System
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Kikin, Think of Cat6 as a higher performance version of cat5e. Many will state that its worth just installing cat5e as you can still reach gigabit data transfers across…

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ozzroo
Apr 06, 2009 11:25 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 April 2009

power (w) of the speakers

power (w) of the speakers

No as long as you can read instructions and follow them! ::wornout::

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mattwalker
Apr 07, 2009 12:58 am
mattwalker
ed.
ed.
8 April 2009

PS3 network streaming/cabling question

PS3 network streaming/cabling question

Gday guys, I have been following this forum for a while now and am planning to set up a basic home network when our home is completed later…

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ed.
Apr 08, 2009 2:05 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
9 April 2009

Wireless n and g question

Wireless n and g question

What's the model of your wireless N router? There's about a 99% chance that the router is compatible with G. It would make no sense for a manufacturer to try and phase out…

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TimmyDunlop
Apr 09, 2009 11:17 am
cyclone
cyclone
9 April 2009

How far from screen to projector?

How far from screen to projector?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator-pro.cfm

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cyclone
Apr 09, 2009 6:17 pm
cyclone
kiwi056
kiwi056
9 April 2009

5.1 versus 7.1

5.1 versus 7.1

If setup properly 5.1 can and does sound fantastic, likewise so does 7.1 and 9.1 (if one uses the Denon A&B surrounds). Most AVR’s will still use all the surround…

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kiwi056
Apr 09, 2009 10:46 pm
kiwi056
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
10 April 2009

Installing a Projector Mount with Steel Frame house...

Installing a Projector Mount with Steel Frame house...

Thanks Matt and Rod, problem is now fixed.. I checked my plans and saw it stated provided noggin for future projector... So I called my Site Supervisor yesterday and he is…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 10, 2009 2:40 pm
wakeboardandy
beattun
beattun
11 April 2009

samsung plasma 42" (series 4) - question bout lines on black

samsung plasma 42" (series 4) - question bout lines on black

ill check it out with a proper dvd, i just download any tv shows i want to watch because i just cant handle all the ads on the aussie networks, they make me angry ::: i…

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beattun
Apr 11, 2009 9:50 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 April 2009

I love my Samsung Series 9 LCD/LED TV

I love my Samsung Series 9 LCD/LED TV

Ed, great to see you are still enjoying your new panel. Without sounding like an advertising billboard, I would have to agree that Samsung really…

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mattwalker
Apr 13, 2009 12:06 pm
mattwalker
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Our builder has a second sparky that they use for HT setups, so we are going to do the cabling through them. I know exactly what and where I want things which makes it…

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 12:10 pm
wonderland
wonderland
16 April 2009

Please recommend a projector & screen :o)

Please recommend a projector & screen :o)
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Thanks Gav for that suggestion. It's not a bad one! :D

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wonderland
Apr 17, 2009 12:38 am
wonderland
Pugs
Pugs
17 April 2009

Home Automation

Home Automation

No there is no plans too ATM. Maybe in a few years,…

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Pugs
Apr 17, 2009 2:13 pm
Pugs
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
17 April 2009

Postpone our home theatre plan

Postpone our home theatre plan

It is easier as when you get to the outside walls (external) you can lift the tiles to make it easy to get cables down the…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 17, 2009 10:59 pm
wakeboardandy

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