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jamesnicholes
jamesnicholes
25 September 2008

Home Automation - Control via PC?

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…

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jamesnicholes
Sep 25, 2008 8:43 pm
Rodda
Rodda
26 September 2008

Outdoor speakers

Outdoor speakers
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Hi Steve. 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…

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Rodda
Sep 26, 2008 12:03 pm
Rodda
DeeElle
DeeElle
28 September 2008

Infra red repeater

Infra red repeater

Thanks Rod Great link and advice. :)

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DeeElle
Sep 28, 2008 11:05 am
DeeElle
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
28 September 2008

Multi-room systems

Multi-room systems

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…

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BuildingACT
Sep 28, 2008 12:16 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
1 October 2008

Clipsal C-Bus, Dynalite or...?

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…

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sirgoat
Oct 01, 2008 5:45 pm
Rodda
Rodda
3 October 2008

Pull Through?

Pull Through?

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…

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Rodda
Oct 03, 2008 7:52 am
Rodda
mel
mel
4 October 2008

Panasonic SC-PT865W

Panasonic SC-PT865W

NO!!!!!! i am resisting.......... i.... won't........ buy........ more....... gadgets.......:lol: :lol:

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mel
Oct 04, 2008 6:42 pm
mel
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 October 2008

How do I accomplish this?

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!! ;)

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mattwalker
Oct 04, 2008 10:04 pm
mattwalker
joaninhac
joaninhac
6 October 2008

Pre-wiring for home theatre and multi-room audio

Pre-wiring for home theatre and multi-room audio

Hi Again, We also did this in the Theatre room downstairs. We organised for the wires to be set up after frame stage for the projector and all the speakers. Your…

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joaninhac
Oct 06, 2008 12:23 pm
IQtech
IQtech
7 October 2008

How good is this cabler quote ?

How good is this cabler quote ?

NOBODY is allowed to prewire telephone from Telstra pit…

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IQtech
Oct 07, 2008 4:48 am
Helyn
Helyn
8 October 2008

what does a data point look like?

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…

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Helyn
Oct 08, 2008 6:04 pm
Helyn
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gpierce
Oct 10, 2008 1:22 pm
Rodda
Rodda
10 October 2008

Questions for the Experts

Questions for the Experts

Hi Kyton. 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…

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Rodda
Oct 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Rodda
ericwillson
ericwillson
10 October 2008

Have you automated your home?

Have you automated your home?
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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…

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ericwillson
Oct 10, 2008 7:59 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
12 October 2008

ABC iview

ABC iview

Ahh - It's free for everyone Matt. No matter who your ISP is - so long as you have broadband. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 12, 2008 7:03 pm
Yak_Chat
kexkez
kexkez
14 October 2008

Who uses UPS power ? (poll)

Who uses UPS power ? (poll)
1, 2

Zazz might have something for people to look at to start them off. t's a basic UPS. http://www.zazz.com.au you have until midnight…

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kexkez
Oct 14, 2008 12:46 am
kexkez
Rodda
Rodda
16 October 2008

Fireplace mounting questions

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…

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Rodda
Oct 16, 2008 7:30 am
Rodda
McReidy
McReidy
16 October 2008

LCD TV for spa area

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…

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McReidy
Oct 16, 2008 10:01 am
McReidy
dave-
dave-
17 October 2008

Generic data/coax cabling - Not using starserv etc

Generic data/coax cabling - Not using starserv etc

Found this forum after doing a lot of googling on the starserv and lexcom products and meant to sign up yesterday to ask my question but ended up getting side tracked…

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dave-
Oct 17, 2008 8:13 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
18 October 2008

Dynaudio

Dynaudio

Hi DeeElle. Dynaudio have been a genuine quality speaker designer/manufacturer for 3 decades now, and have received many industry accolades for…

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DeeElle
Oct 18, 2008 6:03 pm
DeeElle

I use one of…

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mattwalker
Oct 20, 2008 9:34 pm
mattwalker
sandra77
sandra77
21 October 2008

LCD TV as digi Photo frame...

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. sandra

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sandra77
Oct 21, 2008 11:41 am
marq
marq
22 October 2008

panasonic 65" , samsung 63" or pioneer 60" ku

panasonic 65" , samsung 63" or pioneer 60" ku

i dont know if i ever get a chance to view them all side by side and see which one i like better. But im more going towards the kuro, if not the panasonic due to the…

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marq
Oct 22, 2008 9:20 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
23 October 2008

Pre-wire quote (supply and install) - ADVICE PLEASE!

Pre-wire quote (supply and install) - ADVICE PLEASE!

Hey Rod thanks for the response and yep, i take ur point! in retrospect it was a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question! :? I actually read an…

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BuildingACT
Oct 23, 2008 6:33 pm
lloydmav
lloydmav
23 October 2008

Best TVs what was your verdict?

Best TVs what was your verdict?

Hi Paddy, 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…

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lloydmav
Oct 23, 2008 9:54 pm
lloydmav
Rodda
Rodda
28 October 2008

Is bigger better

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…

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Rodda
Oct 28, 2008 5:18 pm
Rodda
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smeagol
Oct 29, 2008 2:03 pm
smeagol
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
29 October 2008

wall mounted tv above gas fireplace

wall mounted tv above gas fireplace

Thanks TDL. Sorry forgot to do a search for topics first :oops:

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dembi_2000
Oct 29, 2008 9:14 pm
Juzzo
Juzzo
4 November 2008

Layout for home theatre (5.8m x 4m)

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.…

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Juzzo
Nov 04, 2008 10:00 pm
jrnetwork
jrnetwork
5 November 2008

Sparky / Cable installation around point cook

Sparky / Cable installation around point cook

I'm also building a house in Point Cook and need a cable guy too... pls post back here...

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jrnetwork
Nov 05, 2008 1:12 pm
jrnetwork
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 November 2008

A second screen...

A second screen...

HDMI... 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!

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mattwalker
Nov 06, 2008 9:26 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 November 2008

Another in ceiling speakers thread - JB Hi-Fi speaker pack

Another in ceiling speakers thread - JB Hi-Fi speaker pack

And you will need to be wary using the switch not to hurt your amplifier as I doubt the switch would be impedance matching...

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mattwalker
Nov 07, 2008 9:41 pm
mattwalker
dflaks
dflaks
8 November 2008

New House Wiring for MP3 and Component Video - Help

New House Wiring for MP3 and Component Video - Help

Hi everyone I have read quite a lot of posts and have not come across an exact answer that best suits and am confused as to whether a Starserve type solution would be…

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dflaks
Nov 08, 2008 2:13 pm
perryr
perryr
10 November 2008

Bulk Audio cable

Bulk Audio cable

I've also bought cable from these guys: http://www.academytv.com.au The sell some of their stuff on eBay also. Whatever you get, make…

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perryr
Nov 10, 2008 9:36 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 November 2008

Controlling your Amp via RS232

Controlling your Amp via RS232

Why not use IR repeating?? Much cheaper and easier!

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mattwalker
Nov 13, 2008 2:46 pm
mattwalker
ed.
ed.
14 November 2008

$600 HDMI Cable...I think not!

$600 HDMI Cable...I think not!

I just got my HDMI cable from but with the dollar not as good now you might be…

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ed.
Nov 14, 2008 8:29 am
Snake
Snake
14 November 2008

Niveus/LifeWare Products

Niveus/LifeWare Products

If you have the time and PC experience use "Linux MCE" it makes Windows Media Centre look second rate. (Sorry Rodda 8) ) Have a look for…

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Snake
Nov 14, 2008 1:12 pm
Snake
Rodda
Rodda
17 November 2008

Are these good to use.

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…

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Rodda
Nov 17, 2008 9:25 am
Rodda
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
17 November 2008

B&W 685 Theatre Speakers

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.

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Sacha1390
Nov 17, 2008 1:00 pm
Sacha1390
Wingies
Wingies
17 November 2008

Flat screen above gas fireplace???

Flat screen above gas fireplace???

Hi Dembi, 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.

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Wingies
Nov 17, 2008 1:29 pm
Wingies
Michelle
Michelle
18 November 2008

My TV

My TV
1, 2

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…

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Michelle
Nov 18, 2008 9:41 am
Michelle
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
18 November 2008

My home theatre story part-1

My home theatre story part-1

Oh it happens occasionally...don't worry..plus your house is not small :wink: but comparing to others they(PD) do it very quick. On the other side of our street there was a…

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Sacha1390
Nov 18, 2008 12:22 pm
Sacha1390
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
19 November 2008

Sony Bravia KDL-32V2000 & HTPC - No Display need help

Sony Bravia KDL-32V2000 & HTPC - No Display need help

make sure you have the latest drivers installed for bios and video card.

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wakeboardandy
Nov 19, 2008 12:44 pm
wakeboardandy
mattwalker
mattwalker
20 November 2008

Denmark Audio

Denmark Audio

Hey snistr, where did you actually see/hear them? And yeah, that has to be the lamest website I've ever seen - check out…

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mattwalker
Nov 20, 2008 9:28 am
mattwalker
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
20 November 2008

The big sound question...

The big sound question...

No no no..I do appreciate it. I'd rather listen to you than anyone else...lmao.

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Sacha1390
Nov 20, 2008 12:23 pm
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
25 November 2008

Rod mounts Paula's TV

Rod mounts Paula's TV
1, 2

Great job!! How much did that cost?

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Sacha1390
Nov 25, 2008 4:47 pm
Sacha1390


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