Home Theatre & Automation
Home Theatre Equipment Setup
Personally I'd up the front budget to $5k for the general and 2ch performance and reduce it a bit elsewhere, especially on the surrounds (assuming only 2) and DVD player,…
Dec 06, 2007 11:29 pm
TV room... Not so much media room. :)
I'd put a video connector wallplate down the bottom of the wall where the amp/dvd player is going to be housed, but would probably not put one behind where…
Dec 11, 2007 6:57 am
WIRE & CABLING
Its time for me to get some speaker wire and some coax cabling.
I was looking at the Quadsheild RG6 coax. It needs to be digital capable.
Cable sniffer for installers
No, we don't ever short a cable and do label everything every time...
We actually already have a cable sniffer... for when we do lose track of cables.... …
Dec 18, 2007 11:08 am
Job in AV Installation
Your best bet would be to contact AV installers in QLD and I am sure with the boom in QLD you'll pick up a job no problems.
Eventualy you should do some…
Ideal Materials for Home Theater Room
Brick Veneer/plaster is fine. Definitely get some good insulation in those walls - some R2.5 batts for starters.
For acoustic performance inside the room I…
Dec 19, 2007 10:38 am
Dec 27, 2007 12:35 pm
Home theatre versus media sitting room
Hey Casa, everything you just described matches my own TV/sitting room come Home Theatre, with the exception of the raised section (and I have windows on my rear and one…
Dec 29, 2007 3:11 pm
I'm still a Playstation man at heart. 2 PS2s and 2 PSPs in my house currently. Got over 100 games for the PSP and over 200 for the PS2.
And, one of the Thursday night…
Dec 29, 2007 3:28 pm
You can put ceiling lights in also, just have them switched separately. You can also install dimmers further down the track and install lower wattage lamps initially. I…
They are very poorly paid contractors. It's obvious what's going to happen in that situation, they get in and out as quickly/cheaply as possible so they are actually…
X-Box as media extender
Neither Matt nor I have every owned an XBox or XBox 360 so we have no experience with trying to set them up as Extenders.
You really need to go to
Jan 02, 2008 6:56 am
Jan 02, 2008 8:40 am
How big a screen can we get???
I've always found the best place to start for reviews on all types of A/V gear is ecoustics.com which is just a massive database of published on-line reviews.
Jan 07, 2008 11:38 am
You may find that some other type of PVR device with an EPG will be more functional.
I use a PC running Vista Media Centre for all of this and more and am loving it,…
Jan 09, 2008 2:27 pm
Future protecting your cabling
It's always a big cal asking to future proof your cabling. I've done lots fo commercial networks and the future proofed stuff always seems to be out of date…
Doing your own cabling
Steve's point about something eating through the cables and their conductors contacting each other is a good point, but from my memory of data cabling…
Must Have Accessory!!
13 Things PMS Stands For:
1. Pass My Shotgun
2. Psychotic Mood Shift
3. Perpetual Munching Spree
Nice poster pic in your first post P.
but I try to leave my light box experiences to this & only when required …
I am sure we have had this conversation before...
Don't think we have
But agree with the too hard for a newbie to setup a secure…
Another Cabling Question
Thanks for that... I have ended up getting the builder to put just the conduit in place with a piece of wire in so I can pull through my cables.... Seems to be the best way.
Noggin... or out ?
The studs bear weight, but the noggins don't. The noggins are only there to keep the studs from bowing - to keep them evenly spaced for their entire length (within…
Feb 14, 2008 7:28 am
Installer to instal my own gear
As a custom home theatre installer we would always like to install our own products as we are usually more familiar with the tweaks that are required to get the…
Logitech have released their newest edition remote with a touch screen, due to be available on Wednesday 20th Feb. RRP is $399 but is already being discounted on the…
All over for HD-DVD
Totally agree Rod.
Nothing worse than 2 conflicting vendors to slow a market down and stop others writing software or releasing media to suit it.
Hmm memorier of…
Wall mounting a tv?
Thanks Matt - your tv looks really good! I agree - tvs/cables at little kids height just doesn't sit well with me (well atleast with my kids who want to…
For Sale - Marantz Amp - Cheap
Full up conversion from composite/s/video/component to HDMI ....
Decoding for High Definition (HD) Audio from Blu-ray Disc™ or HD DVD (via HDMI with…
Pre-wiring by a volumne builder???
sounds very fair and reasonable Rod, thanks for that. I have sent a pm to Matt about this and waiting for his reply, I believe soon we could look at setting up a time to…
Help with my thearte setup.....please
Dedicated room = projector
You cant beat the bang for your buck in the $$$ department. Its the 'theatre' experience.
Multi purpose = whatever suits your lifestyle.…
Help please :)
Ah Matt you are talking another langauge now!!
Media distribution?? Do you mean where are we going to put the points??
So in your opinion when we speak to PD…
Hi Rod & P
Thanks for the reply. The contract says they are both 1.5 but does say acoustic for the home theater. We ended up having a look in the bin yesterday (great…
Am looking using a matrix switcher to control my A/V in the new house. I am planning on 3 runs of Cat 6 to each point (Master bed, Computer room, Lounge,…
Height to mount LCD
Thats better than I thought, I will be stretched out...thought I'd be folded over and scrunched up
Poor hubby - been there done…
Outdoor Speakers - Options Available?
Hi Jinroh (have I already mentioned that's an interesting nickname?).
I hate to burst your bubble here, but I think all three of the products you've listed above are…
Mar 30, 2008 9:43 am
Celiing Speakers - What to look for
OH NO!!!!! I have ordere the first one, and they had arrived!
I wish I get the answer a week ago! Price wise actually didnot differ much. Two pictures are taken from the…
Apr 06, 2008 6:01 pm
Don't get get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that an alcove is necessary at all (in fact they can add some complications, depending on what you're trying to…
Apr 07, 2008 8:26 am
MY NEW HOME THEATRE
Thanks to the invention of directional tweeters this has become less important as time goes on!
Besides sometimes aesthetics and…
In short if you like your tv then NO!!!
You need a stud and there are lots of different ways to acheive this but I would suggest this:
The bracket mounts to the wall…
would be a normal slot loading dvd…