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Rodda
Rodda
18 July 2008

Clipsal StarServe

Clipsal StarServe

Hi mate. I'll start by saying I don't know all there is to know about StarServe as I personally don't use it much (I prefer other methods). Q1. Why not run the 5th…

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Rodda
Jul 18, 2008 11:40 am
Rodda
smeagol
smeagol
22 July 2008

DVD Collection - Best way to convert to movie file

DVD Collection - Best way to convert to movie file

AnyDVD is the best 40 bucks you can spend. Use this and MediaCoder which is free then you can convert dvd to anyformat you want.

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smeagol
Jul 22, 2008 4:47 pm
smeagol
smeagol
smeagol
22 July 2008

What would you look for?

What would you look for?

If its a two storey then i would invest in getting power points and cable ready conduits in the ceilings b/c its extremely hard to do this afterwards. If its only a single…

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smeagol
Jul 22, 2008 4:53 pm
smeagol
brittany
brittany
25 July 2008

Home Theatre Door Handles

Home Theatre Door Handles

The star one looks like village cinemas but just perfect for what I want. Thank you. The others are really cool too.

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brittany
Jul 25, 2008 7:58 am
brittany
Paula
Paula
28 July 2008

NAVs

NAVs
1, 2

Phew, glad you like it.

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Paula
Jul 28, 2008 6:22 pm
Paula
nicoleb
nicoleb
1 August 2008

HELP!

HELP!

I am building with Radian Homes in Brisbane and I am looking for referrals to decent, well priced, audio visual suppliers and installers for our new home theatre.

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nicoleb
Aug 01, 2008 9:39 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
1 August 2008

Wall mount for a Sony KDL40X3100....

Wall mount for a Sony KDL40X3100....

Harvey Norman probably have to pay wages and brick and mortar thus increasing their prices... and selby is a smaller online presence only…

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to_do_list
Aug 01, 2008 10:12 am
to_do_list
Rodda
Rodda
3 August 2008

Figure 8 Cable

Figure 8 Cable

My motto for speaker cable is quite simple: - As long as it is decent speaker cable, it's good enough. Only if your speakers are worth thousands of dollars (and…

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Rodda
Aug 03, 2008 9:39 am
Rodda
coljacqld
coljacqld
3 August 2008

Projector Question

Projector Question

Hi All Sorry for not getting back to the questions for a while. Life is and will continue to be very full on for a while. Thanks for the info, no decisions made re…

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coljacqld
Aug 03, 2008 9:25 pm
Rodda
Rodda
5 August 2008

Where do I place my ceiling speakers?

Where do I place my ceiling speakers?
1, 2

OK, that info may have helped. That looks a lot like this system (although, again, I think this Jamo one is a little more conventional):

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Rodda
Aug 05, 2008 6:23 pm
Rodda
mikkyG
mikkyG
6 August 2008

Keeping Data (Pictures/Music/etc.) safe on a HT Server

Keeping Data (Pictures/Music/etc.) safe on a HT Server

Plenty of options there. Off site storage is something I hadn't thought about but I do have large ftp accounts that I could use for ftp'ing smaller items like…

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mikkyG
Aug 06, 2008 3:38 pm
haywgl
haywgl
6 August 2008

Niche for TV

Niche for TV
1, 2

Ah yes I get what you mean Mike, but I was thinking that it may look odd having the plasma protuding from the niche....anyhow it will probably get complicated with actual…

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haywgl
Aug 06, 2008 5:25 pm
haywgl
Rodda
Rodda
6 August 2008

Calling Rod & Matt - Home Theatre Set-Up Help

Calling Rod & Matt - Home Theatre Set-Up Help

Hi again Nicole. Drop me an e-mail here: info@avdreams.com.au I'll do a fully itemised quote in an Excel spreadsheet and e-mail it back to you :)

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Rodda
Aug 06, 2008 6:10 pm
Rodda
FireFox
FireFox
7 August 2008

Further Sound Deading..

Further Sound Deading..

mmm thats a good point about the rippling effect, as it would bounce the sound off even more... curtains are ok, its just that everyone has got them. i do want to use…

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FireFox
Aug 07, 2008 10:56 am
FireFox
FireFox
FireFox
7 August 2008

Subwoofer location

Subwoofer location

cup holders! i was thinking of like putting them at the ends of the lounge.. so…

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FireFox
Aug 07, 2008 10:58 am
FireFox
Michelle
Michelle
8 August 2008

Vanderlay's new theatre

Vanderlay's new theatre

Very nice V, its huge!…..so where do you spend most of your time???? :wink:

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Michelle
Aug 08, 2008 7:11 pm
Michelle
joles
joles
10 August 2008

Multiple room audio

Multiple room audio

Thanks Matt, That's exactly the type of ballpark stuff I was looking for. :D Gives me a bit to think about and work with. The other option is no zoning and just putting…

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joles
Aug 10, 2008 11:41 am
joles
sirgoat
sirgoat
10 August 2008

Poll: Which Home Automation/ Networking System?

Poll: Which Home Automation/ Networking System?

I have an iControl system for my lights, to be honest i dont think there is one be all and end all system that does 100% of everything you will want out of the box. I…

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sirgoat
Aug 10, 2008 10:03 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
10 August 2008

Home network patch panel location

Home network patch panel location

i vote central location but it depends if you are paying an hour rate or a per plug rate, if its per plug they probably wount charge less for having it in a more convient…

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sirgoat
Aug 10, 2008 10:08 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
13 August 2008

Future proofing for HT cabling

Future proofing for HT cabling

Turn all your noggins 90 degrees and use yellow tongue to get to the floor (if speakers are at floor level). Or pre drill all your noggins and hope…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 13, 2008 3:56 pm
pasey25
pasey25
16 August 2008

Acoustic Treatments..thoughts?

Acoustic Treatments..thoughts?

I think these are a great idea and will probably end up doing something similar or same in my theatre. Another important point is that in order to best know what is…

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pasey25
Aug 16, 2008 8:55 pm
pasey25
pasey25
pasey25
18 August 2008

my theatre in construction - update (with PICS!)

my theatre in construction - update (with PICS!)

yeah - all the gear is pretty much what I already have. I may decide to go inwall for the rears though. We'll see. Throw distance has been measured. Its a fixed throw…

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pasey25
Aug 18, 2008 12:00 pm
pasey25
mattwalker
mattwalker
18 August 2008

installing tv and an antenna

installing tv and an antenna

You also should confirm the installation. They have announced (so I am told) that there will be no more installation service after the 1st of September 2008...

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mattwalker
Aug 18, 2008 11:06 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
18 August 2008

Future Home Theater Room. Please Help!!!

Future Home Theater Room. Please Help!!!

Thanks Rodd Just another question? can i use ps3 as an input for amps or do i need to buy a separate dvd or blue ray…

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mattwalker
Aug 18, 2008 11:09 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 August 2008

Starserve IR reciever

Starserve IR reciever

You COULD go to your local sparky shop or you could try ebay... ;) You will also need some extra cables as these go in series with your aerial. ie wallplate -…

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mattwalker
Aug 22, 2008 7:49 pm
mattwalker
haywgl
haywgl
24 August 2008

One last time ;)

One last time ;)

Excellent - that will be fine ;) Thanks Rod :)

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haywgl
Aug 24, 2008 8:26 pm
haywgl
Rodda
Rodda
28 August 2008

Internal TV antenna

Internal TV antenna

I put my own antenna inside our tiled roof and it works brilliantly. You do get some loss in the signal strength because of the tiles, but if the antenna and the cables…

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Rodda
Aug 28, 2008 8:19 am
Rodda
perryr
perryr
29 August 2008

LexCom Home Network

LexCom Home Network

Thanks - glad someone is reading it! As it happens, I've just being doing some more work on the LexCom system, so another update laer today. Cheers

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perryr
Aug 29, 2008 1:20 pm
perryr
perryr
29 August 2008

Patio Speakers - Ceiling Mount

Patio Speakers - Ceiling Mount

I asked a similar question here: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=7538 There may be something there which…

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perryr
Aug 29, 2008 1:54 pm
Mal
Mal
29 August 2008

Surround Speakers - Ideal Height?

Surround Speakers - Ideal Height?

Thanks Rodda, So if ear level is about 1 metre, 4 feet above that will make it about 2.2 metres, which would put it just about the slimline window, which is about where…

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Mal
Aug 29, 2008 4:02 pm
Southies
Southies
3 September 2008

Plasma installation

Plasma installation

cool.......thanks :D

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Southies
Sep 03, 2008 12:57 pm
Southies
jarthel
jarthel
12 September 2008

This is awesome..going to install this stuff this weekend...

This is awesome..going to install this stuff this weekend...

So i installed this on the weekend and man..its awesome... however its not as easy as it looks on the video. Encountered lots of…

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jarthel
Sep 12, 2008 12:45 pm
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Duminda
Sep 12, 2008 2:14 pm
Duminda
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jarthel
Sep 12, 2008 3:34 pm
iDarren
iDarren
12 September 2008

Who cares about Blu-Ray ?

Who cares about Blu-Ray ?

Blu ray is slowly taking off. I have a PS3 and approx 70 Blu ray films.

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iDarren
Sep 12, 2008 8:30 pm
Jo K
Jo K
12 September 2008

Help with choosing our new plasma...

Help with choosing our new plasma...
1, 2

That unit is definitely supposed to do Picture in Picture. Thanks Rodda. Had a better look at the manual :roll: & could find the PIP…

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Jo K
Sep 12, 2008 11:26 pm
Jo K
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mattwalker
Sep 16, 2008 11:57 pm
mattwalker
Rodda
Rodda
17 September 2008

Ceiling speaker in kitchen?

Ceiling speaker in kitchen?

I moved this thread over here... In-Ceiling speakers in the kitchen are not a bad idea, or in any room really, if you enjoy listening to background music while doing…

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Rodda
Sep 17, 2008 9:57 am
Rodda
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
21 September 2008

Black theatre room??

Black theatre room??

I would not recommend black.. it is way too hard to maintain. For my theatre room I will be painting walls and ceiling a dark grey and will be having a dark grey…

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wakeboardandy
Sep 21, 2008 10:30 am
wakeboardandy
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 September 2008

question on hiding cables behind plasterboard wall

question on hiding cables behind plasterboard wall

jarthel, generally there is a gap between the noggin and the plaster but if this is not the case we used to use a drill bit that was 3 metres long. (1 metre sections)…

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mattwalker
Sep 22, 2008 12:14 pm
mattwalker
rock
rock
23 September 2008

what wires

what wires

thanks matt house stats next week (yea) so want to get on to it and drawe a plan soon!

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rock
Sep 23, 2008 4:16 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 September 2008

Pre Laying Cabling Questions for Theatre

Pre Laying Cabling Questions for Theatre

Not sure how good the speaker cable I have is, I was given it, the reel says High Performance Figure 8 O.F.C Speaker Cable, 60/0.12mm W-2013 I…

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mattwalker
Sep 23, 2008 7:55 pm
mattwalker
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
1, 2

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


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