Home Theatre & Automation
Doing my head in....LCD vs Plasma
I have a CRT telly - my trusty Hitachi 50" 4:3 RPTV is as good as ever. It was my only big screen display device for over 2 years, and I'm talking about what I've seen…
Jul 10, 2008 11:57 am
Hey StuDog, I don't know about you, but I always seem to have issues with widescreen conversion too. I find that some of the video editing software doesn't recognise that…
Jul 16, 2008 4:53 pm
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…
Jul 18, 2008 12:40 pm
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…
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.
Phew, glad you like it.
Jul 28, 2008 7:22 pm
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.
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…
Aug 03, 2008 10:39 am
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…
Aug 05, 2008 7:23 pm
Niche for TV
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…
Aug 06, 2008 7:10 pm
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…
i was thinking of like putting them at the ends of the lounge.. so…
Multiple room audio
That's exactly the type of ballpark stuff I was looking for. Gives me a bit to think about and work with. The other option is no zoning and just putting…
Aug 10, 2008 12:41 pm
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…
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…
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…
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...
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.
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…
Aug 28, 2008 9:19 am
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.
Surround Speakers - Ideal Height?
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…
Sep 13, 2008 12:26 am
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…
Sep 17, 2008 10:57 am
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…
thanks matt house stats next week (yea) so want to get on to it and drawe a plan soon!
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 1:03 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…
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