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Wingies
Wingies
28 November 2008

Wall mounted TV

Wall mounted TV

No noggins required guys! We use the studs (vertical wood) to mount to not the noggins (horizontal) Noggins only…

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Wingies
Nov 28, 2008 8:56 am
Wingies
Rodda
Rodda
28 November 2008

TV in Niche.. what about other wires?

TV in Niche.. what about other wires?
1, 2, 3

OK... I'm over this. I'm going to delete the niche. I'm not paying money for recievers and all that crap to run wires 20cm. I just want to connect…

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Rodda
Nov 28, 2008 8:57 am
Rodda
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
30 November 2008

phillips dvd recorder

phillips dvd recorder

$699 for playstaion 3..im planning to get one instead of buying a blu-ray disc player... well yes ps3 is expensive compares to other blu-ray disc players but obviously…

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Sacha1390
Nov 30, 2008 9:30 pm
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
1 December 2008

If I decided to buy a Blu-Ray disc player...

If I decided to buy a Blu-Ray disc player...

Oh ok I always thought you need a 7.1ch speakers for blu-ray :oops: but 5.1 will do for me. My rumpus is only 4.5 x 3.5..plus I don't really like the idea of having so many big…

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Sacha1390
Dec 01, 2008 10:57 am
Sacha1390
rock
rock
3 December 2008

ducted heat vent

ducted heat vent

thanks can move on to planing it now lol

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rock
Dec 03, 2008 6:42 pm
Juzzo
Juzzo
4 December 2008

How to orient this HT room?

How to orient this HT room?

I meant wall 4 for cupboards, fridge etc, wall 1 for lounge, and wall 3 for screen, flat panel.

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Juzzo
Dec 03, 2008 11:07 pm
ed.
ed.
4 December 2008

Limited life left for "DVD/BlueRay"?

Limited life left for "DVD/BlueRay"?

This is an interesting move by Blockbuster http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/03/swit ... s-to-bust/ Wonder when or IF Australia will get it.

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ed.
Dec 04, 2008 10:51 am
Rodda
Rodda
5 December 2008

Wireless Surround Sound System?

Wireless Surround Sound System?

He beat me to it. 100% agreement with Matt's comments. 'Wireless' speakers have to have their own amplifiers in them, so they need a power supply - either you plug…

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Rodda
Dec 05, 2008 11:01 am
Rodda
smeagol
smeagol
10 December 2008

Marantz 8003 vs Onkyo 876

Marantz 8003 vs Onkyo 876

Very possibly, depending on price. :) Check…

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smeagol
Dec 10, 2008 3:30 pm
smeagol
berniebgf
berniebgf
11 December 2008

TopField TF7100HDPVRt V's Beyonwiz DP-P1 - install results

TopField TF7100HDPVRt V's Beyonwiz DP-P1 - install results

Hi all Recently tried both of these product, though I would share my opinion First off, installed the Topfield unit, found the initial setup to be quite complex…

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berniebgf
Dec 11, 2008 7:45 pm
berniebgf
mikkyG
mikkyG
12 December 2008

another tv on catchoftheday.com.au

another tv on catchoftheday.com.au

Theres a quote that kicks around with motor builders, 'its easier to…

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mikkyG
Dec 12, 2008 12:07 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
13 December 2008

Blueray to non high def display

Blueray to non high def display

Thanks for that Rodda. I have done a little more research since posting, and the projector does 800*600 (DLP). Pretty poor from what i understand. So from what i…

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Perth_Euro
Dec 13, 2008 8:26 pm
muzzman
muzzman
16 December 2008

Theatre Thoughts

Theatre Thoughts

Thanks guys for your thoughts! I see what you're saying about the speakers compared with the amp. Rod - I've been looking at the Paradigms as well so it's good to…

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muzzman
Dec 16, 2008 4:06 am
muzzman
ed.
ed.
16 December 2008

Sanyo 42 inch plasma $949 - good deal?

Sanyo 42 inch plasma $949 - good deal?

1080p = Full HD which means on the screen there could be* 1920 dots (pixels) from left to right and 1080 dots (pixels) top to bottom. So basically it's like a grid and…

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ed.
Dec 16, 2008 7:51 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 December 2008

Cheap TVs on CatchOfTheDay.com

Cheap TVs on CatchOfTheDay.com
1, 2

Check the date on the posts... Ordered Wednesday .... Arrived Friday!

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mattwalker
Dec 16, 2008 8:11 am
mattwalker
rarejunk_in
rarejunk_in
16 December 2008

HT SOUND: better by the "box" or individual compon

HT SOUND: better by the "box" or individual compon

Yamaha YHT-995 - you should get this package for 2600$ in stores (jbhifi,good guys ) etc

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rarejunk_in
Dec 16, 2008 12:31 pm
kikin
kikin
20 December 2008

lumen

lumen

Thank you for your information. It would be helpful for me to have some sense about those numbers from projectors! :) Thanks :)

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kikin
Dec 20, 2008 9:01 am
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
20 December 2008

Sony HW10 or Panasonic PTAE3000, which is better?

Sony HW10 or Panasonic PTAE3000, which is better?

it is like plasma vs lcd... go and see for yourself and then choose which one you like best... some people can get sick from watching single dlp's projectors so defintely…

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wakeboardandy
Dec 20, 2008 9:46 am
wakeboardandy
reaver
reaver
3 January 2009

Thinking of Not pre-wiring

Thinking of Not pre-wiring

I cannot find the photos but I negotiated with my site super to drill holes in noggins and run rope thru the so I could pull cabling through…

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reaver
Jan 02, 2009 11:28 pm
reaver
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 January 2009

painting H/T speakers?

painting H/T speakers?

lol! There you go. I heard different but you have the horse!! I stand corrected :)

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mattwalker
Jan 06, 2009 11:15 pm
mattwalker
ironpaw
ironpaw
8 January 2009

Is Sony (still)the best for LCDs?

Is Sony (still)the best for LCDs?

If you want reviews/pricing/comparisions for LCD/Plasmas, visit http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showforum=6. I scoured that forum before making my purchase. I was…

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ironpaw
Jan 08, 2009 11:28 am
ed.
ed.
8 January 2009

Buy Now or Later?

Buy Now or Later?

Sony are putting up prices soon Nikon are putting up prices…

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ed.
Jan 08, 2009 2:06 pm
Rodda
Rodda
9 January 2009

Wiring Question

Wiring Question

In my experience most sparkys don't fully understand all of the requirements and capabilities of some of the equipment that makes up even a modest home cinema/AV…

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Rodda
Jan 09, 2009 7:23 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
9 January 2009

Dual Zone AV Recievers

Dual Zone AV Recievers

OK, first point of clarification: the word 'Receiver' in AV Receiver actually means it can 'receive' radio braodcasts as it has a tuner built into it - almost always AM…

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Rodda
Jan 09, 2009 7:47 am
Rodda
billdsl
billdsl
9 January 2009

Wall mounted LCD TV - How do I hide the cables?

Wall mounted LCD TV - How do I hide the cables?

ikea sell the conduit rolls quite cheaply if thats what your heading towards

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billdsl
Jan 09, 2009 5:24 pm
billdsl
smeagol
smeagol
12 January 2009

IP Network Camera

IP Network Camera

agree with Matt they are also significant more expensive than traditional cameras. Also if you do a cost/quality ratio you can get the same quality as IP cameras for a…

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smeagol
Jan 12, 2009 9:11 am
smeagol
Rodda
Rodda
13 January 2009

Cabling for home theatre room

Cabling for home theatre room

Either option for the projector's power is fine, however if the projector is being mounted to a ceiling that has a room above it then the less connections inside that…

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Rodda
Jan 13, 2009 8:47 am
Rodda
Colsy
Colsy
13 January 2009

Relocating aerial point

Relocating aerial point

Thanks for the reply Rodda. Yeah, perhaps I will get the antenna guy out and I'll watch closely to see how they do it.

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Colsy
Jan 13, 2009 9:09 am
Colsy
Rodda
Rodda
13 January 2009

LCD V PLASMA = Why do "YOU" pick what you do

LCD V PLASMA = Why do "YOU" pick what you do

I honestly didn't know that. I was just going by the different quoted Power Consumption figures the differrent brands post in the specs for their models.

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Rodda
Jan 13, 2009 10:02 am
Rodda
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
13 January 2009

Cable Roughing for theartre Room

Cable Roughing for theartre Room

My brother has a YSP Yamaha all in one sound projector.. It works quite well.. but I wouldn't recommend it for a theatre room.. Maybe a casual living area or in my brother…

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wakeboardandy
Jan 13, 2009 12:12 pm
wakeboardandy
Rodda
Rodda
14 January 2009

Ceiling speakers around the home

Ceiling speakers around the home

Just run normal speaker wires. Running both the left and right speaker cables to a single location is so you can use a 'dual channel' type of single stereo in-ceiling…

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Rodda
Jan 14, 2009 8:19 am
Rodda
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 January 2009

Pay TV points - expensive?

Pay TV points - expensive?
1, 2

Yep!! Compression fittings only now I am afraid...

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mattwalker
Jan 14, 2009 10:47 pm
mattwalker
Mango-lover
Mango-lover
15 January 2009

Junction Box

Junction Box

The salesperson suggested three junction box to me. all in front of the house for the purpose of future lighting.

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Mango-lover
Jan 15, 2009 8:40 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 January 2009

Painting theatre room... including the ceiling?

Painting theatre room... including the ceiling?
1, 2

Oh and when I get the cinemascope in I plan in filling the wall across!! mmmmm 4 metres wide cinemascope :shock:

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mattwalker
Jan 16, 2009 8:41 am
mattwalker
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
16 January 2009

hdmi?

hdmi?
1, 2

And they are fairly cheap if you know where to look ;) Yamaha are great amp's for home theatre (not so good for stereo but thats another…

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wakeboardandy
Jan 16, 2009 9:38 am
wakeboardandy
IQtech
IQtech
16 January 2009

Additional TV points

Additional TV points

Hi, I got a bit confused about the TV points. For example, I got TV points in family room and the rumpus. When I installed the foxtel service and…

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IQtech
Jan 16, 2009 10:46 pm
da68za
da68za
18 January 2009

Plasma or LCD?

Plasma or LCD?

Just out of curiosity , what did you end up getting ...

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da68za
Jan 18, 2009 6:15 am
da68za
davmatt
davmatt
22 January 2009

Antenna + Data + Phone - Can someone do it all??

Antenna + Data + Phone - Can someone do it all??

Thanks everyone. I think the data guys are the way to go... sounds like I should be abe to get them to run the coax as well, then get a Antenna guy to install an antenna…

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davmatt
Jan 22, 2009 6:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 January 2009

Does anyone have TIVO

Does anyone have TIVO

We have a PVR and love it. If anything will update to the latest topfield HD unit. That apparently has provision for data input too for similar functions I have heard but…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 24, 2009 11:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
25 January 2009

Does size matter? HD True HD?

Does size matter? HD True HD?
1, 2, 3

Ooooh I was wrong, its still on untill next month.

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Sacha1390
Jan 25, 2009 8:22 am
Sacha1390
Rodda
Rodda
27 January 2009

Cabling question - aerial then foxtel

Cabling question - aerial then foxtel

No. The TV point is physically connected to your TV antenna (whether it's been split or not). A Foxtel point needs to be physically connected to the Foxtel dish or…

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Rodda
Jan 27, 2009 8:50 am
Rodda
amk
amk
27 January 2009

$2000 budget of my home theatre choice

$2000 budget of my home theatre choice

To answer your question, "This receiver…

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amk
Jan 27, 2009 10:14 pm
amk
amk
amk
29 January 2009

LexCom - Good or Not so Good? Does anyone use this system?

LexCom - Good or Not so Good? Does anyone use this system?

Hi Perryr, I read through your blog. Very informative. Can I ask, did you install it yourself or did you get an electrician to install the system, to get the warrenty?…

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amk
Jan 29, 2009 4:02 pm
amk
to_do_list
to_do_list
30 January 2009

i-pods

i-pods

No worries...makes up for one of the gazillion things I've learnt from your posts... :wink:

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to_do_list
Jan 30, 2009 11:34 am
to_do_list
lloydmav
lloydmav
31 January 2009

Projector Recommendations... again

Projector Recommendations... again

I bought the Mitubishi HC7000, and its fantastic! Although quite a bit more expensive

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lloydmav
Jan 31, 2009 1:06 am
lloydmav
zergling
zergling
31 January 2009

cost of alarm and install?

cost of alarm and install?

6 mths ago i have installed a crow system with 8 sensors, back up batt, 2 remote, call to mobile when alarm goes off all for 1200.00

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zergling
Jan 31, 2009 9:04 am
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
2 February 2009

Is my Home Theatre Room long enough

Is my Home Theatre Room long enough

Yep, your rumpus room is perfect. I am using my rumpus as a HT. Think about it.

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Sacha1390
Feb 02, 2009 1:13 am
Sacha1390


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