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Taffy
Taffy
3 February 2009

Panasonic SC-HT17 Help needed so many options which one?

Panasonic SC-HT17 Help needed so many options which one?

Ok we have picked the panasonic TH-50PZ80A plasma it is a full HD one. If I was to buy a new DVD recorder I am thinking of the panasonic twin tuner one for around $800…

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Taffy
Feb 03, 2009 7:50 am
Taffy
jester2619
jester2619
4 February 2009

Surround system speakers for $1500 ?

Surround system speakers for $1500 ?

Thanks very much guys. I have just emailed Eastwood HiFi to see if they are still available. Thanks again Phil

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jester2619
Feb 04, 2009 6:24 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
5 February 2009

Ceiling speaker system for large open plan living area

Ceiling speaker system for large open plan living area

Purpleninja - that was such a funny thread! Aloha's posts during that thread about the firmware updates are gold! But thanks for the info, it's…

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purpleninja
Feb 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Rodda
Rodda
5 February 2009

7.1 Channel AV into 5 speaker system

7.1 Channel AV into 5 speaker system

The extra 2 speakers that take a 5.1 setup to a 7.1 setup are the 2 rear surrounds that go on the back wall (as opposed to the original left and right surrounds that go on…

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Rodda
Feb 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
6 February 2009

Subwoofer - Good, bad or just alright ?

Subwoofer - Good, bad or just alright ?

The fact that (on paper) it has a 10" driver and claims it can get down to 25Hz makes it a pretty good buy at that price. I would have thought it's amp could have more…

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Rodda
Feb 06, 2009 8:45 am
Rodda
jester2619
jester2619
6 February 2009

Last question before I purchase

Last question before I purchase

The speaker package for 990 and I am ringing around now for a price on the AVR

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jester2619
Feb 06, 2009 5:25 pm
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Bam
Feb 10, 2009 8:51 pm
Bam
Rodda
Rodda
11 February 2009

Best Speaker 'style' for HT / Lounge room?

Best Speaker 'style' for HT / Lounge room?

The Mordaunt-Short Alumni stuff is really good, and will adequately fill a room that size (easily better than ANY Bose Lifestyle package). That said, if you were able…

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Rodda
Feb 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Rodda
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Sacha1390
Feb 11, 2009 3:13 pm
Sacha1390
Hellman109
Hellman109
12 February 2009

Internet, routers & wiring

Internet, routers & wiring
1, 2

What wireless devices sit between the Xbox and the router? Common things: Cordless phones Microwaves (not cordless, but cause issues) Wireless AV senders Wireless…

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Hellman109
Feb 12, 2009 11:40 am
themax
themax
12 February 2009

clean computer screen

clean computer screen

:oops: obviously not girl stuff...

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themax
Feb 12, 2009 5:31 pm
themax
ozzroo
ozzroo
12 February 2009

Which one would you buy and why ?

Which one would you buy and why ?

im looking at getting the avant 902i's. have heard them in various setup's and they are wonderful.

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ozzroo
Feb 12, 2009 11:12 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
13 February 2009

No more Kuro!

No more Kuro!

^^ Allot will just pay a 3rd party to handle warranty like Gateway did when they pulled out of Aus years ago.

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Hellman109
Feb 13, 2009 2:55 pm

You can get commercial plasmas and LCDs that have higher tollerances for heat and moisture. They do cost a little more…

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2009 9:27 am
mattwalker
kexkez
kexkez
14 February 2009

Adsl filter wallplates

Adsl filter wallplates

Yes double brick. Some builders will do cabling. They offer packages etc. But we had no choice of builder and ours didn't have a package and the sparkie I guess wasn't…

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kexkez
Feb 14, 2009 9:37 am
kexkez
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Pugs
Feb 14, 2009 4:46 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
14 February 2009

Building our house - design ideas for Home Entertainment Sys

Building our house - design ideas for Home Entertainment Sys
1, 2

So suggestion is to go for 3 cables in each if you can? I was planning on 2. All the data guys i spoke to told me to ask for min size conduit…

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Pugs
Feb 14, 2009 4:50 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
15 February 2009

Wireless Home Theatre Package - any good?

Wireless Home Theatre Package - any good?

Due to the fact that 'wireless' speakers will still need some form of powered amplification, the idea is basically a white elephant...

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Rodda
Feb 15, 2009 3:58 pm
Rodda
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
15 February 2009

Running Speaker Wire for Home Theatre

Running Speaker Wire for Home Theatre

Hey hysterical, you're building a 2 storey place so you really need to get the wires in before the place is finished (before the plaster goes up).…

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hysterical1144
Feb 15, 2009 4:59 pm
Rodda
Rodda
16 February 2009

multi room audio

multi room audio

Jamo is European. There are many multi-room audio systems available, and a few do things a little differently (like your example where the amplifier is in the wallplate…

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Rodda
Feb 16, 2009 8:42 am
Rodda
Juzzo
Juzzo
16 February 2009

2k budget for HT system?

2k budget for HT system?

Thanks a lot Rod. Juzzo

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Juzzo
Feb 16, 2009 1:20 pm
cyclone
cyclone
16 February 2009

please recommend me a technician to install home automation

please recommend me a technician to install home automation

Hi, I am going to install home automation, specifically C-Bus to control the lights, the Clipsal saturn switches/powerpoint. I might purchase…

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cyclone
Feb 16, 2009 6:24 pm
cyclone
kassan1973
kassan1973
16 February 2009

Green glue and barrier board

Green glue and barrier board

Has anyone used these products? I have a room 7.5 mtrx4.5 mtr is at rear of house with 2 internal and 2 external walls will be dedicated home theatre currently has…

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kassan1973
Feb 16, 2009 10:21 pm
ed.
ed.
17 February 2009

Watching things I've "taped"....

Watching things I've "taped"....

Rodda's solution is probably the best for the original poster. If it was me however I'd download the TV shows (ad free too!) on to a NAS with a xbox or xbox 360 as the client :D

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ed.
Feb 17, 2009 9:33 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
17 February 2009

Yamaha AV Receiver any good ?

Yamaha AV Receiver any good ?

Harvey Norman Have quoted me $773 for a 663 yamaha Broadmeadows store. JB dont seem to have the price they always rave about. as they wouldnt move off there discounted…

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kassan1973
Feb 17, 2009 3:09 pm
Rodda
Rodda
17 February 2009

Best setup or idea for my soon to be built house ?

Best setup or idea for my soon to be built house ?

The Foxtel signal (HD or otherwise) is delivered to the Foxtel box via Coax/RG6, just like FTA (which includes HD digital FTA). It is then decoded by the Foxtel box and…

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Rodda
Feb 17, 2009 8:09 pm
Rodda
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
18 February 2009

Foxtel outlets

Foxtel outlets

For satellite installations in addition to the 2 x COAX (RG6's), you will need either a telephone or internet (CAT-5/6) point for Box Office orders. Foxtel have fact…

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Mr Ed
Feb 18, 2009 8:52 pm
Mr Ed
Rodda
Rodda
21 February 2009

Fire check plaster for walls?

Fire check plaster for walls?

Just the inside. That and some sound absorbing batts behind it will go a fair way to reducing sound passing through and bouncing off the walls (bass actually passes…

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Rodda
Feb 21, 2009 8:24 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
24 February 2009

WALL COLOURS - home theatre

WALL COLOURS - home theatre

I can only say that darker is better when it comes to squeezing the most and best out of your projector and screen combo, so combine that rule with taste and you'll come…

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Rodda
Feb 24, 2009 11:28 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
25 February 2009

Full HD v's Hd plasma

Full HD v's Hd plasma

No, I haven't used these products.

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Rodda
Feb 25, 2009 7:21 pm
Rodda
ed.
ed.
26 February 2009

Who's running XBMC?

Who's running XBMC?

Whacked it on my laptop yesterday to have a look at.. VERY IMPRESSED INDEED... I will let you know more in a few…

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ed.
Feb 26, 2009 9:24 am
Rikster
Rikster
26 February 2009

streaming 360, PS3??

streaming 360, PS3??

I use one of these http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=92 It's basically a networked hard drive, with bittorrent client,…

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Rikster
Feb 26, 2009 3:01 pm
Rikster
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
26 February 2009

New home tv/networking on a budget

New home tv/networking on a budget

Guys, I'm sorry if this is classed as spam... but I'm really into this kind of thing, and plan to cable and VOIP my place once I buy it (within the next few months). In…

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webbiegareth
Feb 26, 2009 3:48 pm
danen75
danen75
28 February 2009

Price for Starserve

Price for Starserve

whats the main reason you want a Starserve install? if its only for Data (and phone) then there are less expensive ways to do it. the cabling will cost you the same but…

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danen75
Feb 28, 2009 1:52 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
28 February 2009

Cinema room doors?

Cinema room doors?

Hi everyone, Currently have a room 7.5 mtr X4.5 will be used as home cinema has double doors. will be adding a second wall to internal side of room…

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kassan1973
Feb 28, 2009 1:55 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
28 February 2009

IR transmitters receivers?

IR transmitters receivers?

Currently have FTEL and using RF2 out on iq box for second room. If i were to add a amp splitter on this line for approx 2 additional outlets 3 in total will the FTEL ir…

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kassan1973
Feb 28, 2009 2:37 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
1 March 2009

Sitting distance from a maximum of 100" Plasma ?

Sitting distance from a maximum of 100" Plasma ?

I've said this before in another thread here. For me it's quite simple - all of today's decent Home Cinema projectors are natively 16:9, and…

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wakeboardandy
Mar 01, 2009 12:13 am
wakeboardandy
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
1 March 2009

FTTH Broadband Configuration?

FTTH Broadband Configuration?

Thanks Hellman109, as I thought; just needed some reassurance :shock: :) :)!

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enigma_brennan
Mar 01, 2009 12:27 am
enigma_brennan
Hellman109
Hellman109
2 March 2009

Starserve

Starserve
1, 2, 3

ummmm ok. sorry. Melbournes not on…

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Hellman109
Mar 02, 2009 1:52 pm
MandyandPete
MandyandPete
2 March 2009

Samsung Series 9 OR Sony XBR OR Sony "Z" Series??

Samsung Series 9 OR Sony XBR OR Sony "Z" Series??

We bought a W series SONY bravia full hd 14months ago and we LOVE it! Just a little opinion from a sony fan. Picture is great in the light - imagine the Z and XBR series…

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MandyandPete
Mar 02, 2009 9:26 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
2 March 2009

Cabling a theatre room

Cabling a theatre room

Links work fine. But I should really…

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Hellman109
Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
3 March 2009

Australian vs. overseas manufacturers - speakers

Australian vs. overseas manufacturers - speakers

Answer is a pretty much Yes. As long as it's a decent brand that's properly imported and distributed by an official importer/distributor - as…

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purpleninja
Mar 03, 2009 8:50 am
Rodda
Rodda
3 March 2009

Connecting blu ray to non hdmi amp

Connecting blu ray to non hdmi amp

TBC, also known as things like 'audio sync' is included in most mid and higher level AV recievers. Eg. Everything from Marantz's SR-5003 and up has it included...

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Rodda
Mar 03, 2009 7:00 pm
Rodda
kassan1973
kassan1973
3 March 2009

Plasterboard for Threate room

Plasterboard for Threate room

if your after good sound control try these products over the top of the std plasterboard. www.ultrafonic.com.au www.soundblock.com.au

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kassan1973
Mar 03, 2009 10:39 pm
muzzman
muzzman
4 March 2009

Accusound

Accusound

I bought a set of Accusound from Harvey Norman - and I agree with Rodda. At the time they were fine for my ears (and budget!) but now after having them for about 4 years…

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muzzman
Mar 04, 2009 3:56 am
muzzman
serge44
serge44
4 March 2009

Full HD Projectors?

Full HD Projectors?

my favourite colour is matt white but I can see the missus having objections to that colour scheme :D

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serge44
Mar 04, 2009 9:24 pm
serge44
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
4 March 2009

Do l really need Starserve?

Do l really need Starserve?

Any chance you can give us a link to the thread? Having trouble finding it. I'm in the same boat, trying to figure out how to wire up the…

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Fiffaro
Mar 04, 2009 11:05 pm


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