Home Theatre & Automation
Home Automation - Control via PC?
There are several home automation technologies out there depending on the requirements - many have different cabling requirements. I would recommend DIY kits. They've got…
For the outdoors, can you run the speaker wires through the roof and come down in the corner just behind the speakers? That's what I usually do.
As far as…
Sep 26, 2008 12:03 pm
Yeh, i guess the thing that gets me about the multi-room system, as opposed to have independent 'clients' in each location is that you seem to only be distributing the…
Clipsal C-Bus, Dynalite or...?
5K for that? I think I might have found a cheaper deal than that according to what I found. Touch homes-http://touchhome.com.au seem to have a better deal. Who did u…
You just leave it inside with slack (I leave a fair bit of slack).
I will often take detailed photos of where every cable is - long shots and close-ups. It can really…
Oct 03, 2008 7:52 am
NO!!!!!! i am resisting.......... i.... won't........ buy........ more....... gadgets.......
How do I accomplish this?
Good response IQtech!
Your link in your sig line doesnt seem to go anywhere ... you may want to fix that!!
what does a data point look like?
Arranged thru supervisor to meet electrician on site which we did and DH and him sorted out what needs to be changed (yours truly couldn't follow all the gobbledegook once…
Oct 08, 2008 6:04 pm
Questions for the Experts
Simply put, for a full system with projector, screen and sound, for $5000 you would be getting the lower end of gear (ie. 720P projector, entry level…
Oct 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Have you automated your home?
A multizone control system is essentially a switch box that allows you to send a selected source (CD, FM radio, tape, etc.) to a specific room in your home. The control…
Ahh - It's free for everyone Matt.
No matter who your ISP is - so long as you have broadband.
Who uses UPS power ? (poll)
Zazz might have something for people to look at to start them off.
t's a basic UPS.
you have until midnight…
Fireplace mounting questions
Mounting the plasma above that mantle shouldn't be a real issue. The dynabolts required only go about half way into the depth of the bricks (and you've got the added…
Oct 16, 2008 7:30 am
LCD TV for spa area
We have an outdoor spa area that we are thinking about putting in a TV. Looking at options for an LCD on a swing arm attached to the brick wall..
My question is - would…
Oct 17, 2008 8:13 pm
Dynaudio have been a genuine quality speaker designer/manufacturer for 3 decades now, and have received many industry accolades for…
LCD TV as digi Photo frame...
Very Nice Matt, but no unfortunately I dont have a deep wall like that.
I have gotten some excellent ideas though..thanks.
Best TVs what was your verdict?
They are perhaps not sound proof as such they are just very solid dense timber doors which I'm assured have good sound blocking properties.
I have been…
Is bigger better
To be honest there wouldn't be a lot of difference in what I'd recommend for a 6.5m room or an 8.8m room because your already talking about a decent sized room at 6.5m…
Oct 28, 2008 5:18 pm
Layout for home theatre (5.8m x 4m)
Hi all, just wondering if anyone has ideas for a home theatre layout 5.8m x 4m with door on 4m wall. We have a 50 inch Pioneer Kuro and will buy a lounge to fit the room.…
Nov 04, 2008 10:00 pm
A second screen...
I have an 8 way HDMI Splitter.
I plan on having several screen around the house and I will distribute using HDMI/DVI...
I will post pics of that later!
Bulk Audio cable
I've also bought cable from these guys:
The sell some of their stuff on eBay also.
Whatever you get, make…
If you have the time and PC experience use "Linux MCE" it makes Windows Media Centre look second rate. (Sorry Rodda )
Have a look for…
Nov 14, 2008 1:12 pm
Are these good to use.
HDMI loses signal strength, and perhaps quality, over cable distance (have a look at Monster Cable's web site - even they say they can guarantee full 1080P over lengths of…
Nov 17, 2008 9:25 am
B&W 685 Theatre Speakers
I saw them...I would buy them if I could..but my theatre is not conplete yet and they look great.
Flat screen above gas fireplace???
I will have to measure them for you. Will do so tonight and let you know. but i think the tv is about 1600 from the floor to the bottom of the screen.
Hey….remember my TV stopped working??
I just had it repaired - $93.50…oh and $50 to look at it!!
SCOOP, saved my a few dollars buying a new one, and he said it…
My home theatre story part-1
Oh it happens occasionally...don't worry..plus your house is not small but comparing to others they(PD) do it very quick.
On the other side of our street there was a…
Hey snistr, where did you actually see/hear them?
And yeah, that has to be the lamest website I've ever seen - check out…