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jayp
jayp
7 December 2007

Home Theatre Equipment Setup

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,…

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jayp
Dec 06, 2007 11:29 pm
Rodda
Rodda
11 December 2007

TV room... Not so much media room. :)

TV room... Not so much media room. :)

Hi mate. 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…

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Rodda
Dec 11, 2007 6:57 am
Rodda
_Al_
_Al_
12 December 2007

WIRE & CABLING

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. Is…

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_Al_
Dec 12, 2007 8:14 am
Rodda
Rodda
18 December 2007

Cable sniffer for installers

Cable sniffer for installers

Hi Al. 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.... :oops:

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Rodda
Dec 18, 2007 11:08 am
Rodda
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 December 2007

Job in AV Installation

Job in AV Installation

Adlante, 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…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 18, 2007 12:53 pm
Yak_Chat
Rodda
Rodda
19 December 2007

Ideal Materials for Home Theater Room

Ideal Materials for Home Theater Room

Hi Paul. 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…

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Rodda
Dec 19, 2007 10:38 am
Rodda
dna
dna
19 December 2007

Installers in Sydney

Installers in Sydney

Can anyone recommend retailers/installers for HT stuff in Sydney?

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dna
Dec 19, 2007 1:33 pm
kiwi056
kiwi056
27 December 2007

Matt, some questions about your home theatre

Matt, some questions about your home theatre

Hi Kiwi. I'll let Matt answer for himself but I need to chuck my own 2 cents worth in here... I f**king love them! They K.F.A. Don't get me…

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kiwi056
Dec 27, 2007 12:02 pm
kiwi056
Rodda
Rodda
27 December 2007

Home Theatre Installation with a Project Builder

Home Theatre Installation with a Project Builder

Hi Avi. It depends on the builder as to how easy they want to make it, but Matt and I have done quite a few "pre-wires" for smaller and larger 'project homes' as they…

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Rodda
Dec 27, 2007 12:35 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
29 December 2007

Home theatre versus media sitting room

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…

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Rodda
Dec 29, 2007 3:11 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
29 December 2007

Wii...incidentally

Wii...incidentally

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…

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Rodda
Dec 29, 2007 3:28 pm
Rodda
kiwi056
kiwi056
30 December 2007

Lighting?

Lighting?

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…

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kiwi056
Dec 30, 2007 9:13 am
kiwi056
sneakersss
sneakersss
30 December 2007

Sony Bravia w/free PSP or Samsung w/free LCD tv???

Sony Bravia w/free PSP or Samsung w/free LCD tv???
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Hehe I love that comment. I just quietly giggled to myself. Hehe I think that everyone goes…

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sneakersss
Dec 30, 2007 10:50 am
sneakersss
parker
parker
30 December 2007

Fuxtell

Fuxtell

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…

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parker
Dec 30, 2007 8:59 pm
parker
Rodda
Rodda
2 January 2008

X-Box as media extender

X-Box as media extender

Hi Amber. 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

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Rodda
Jan 02, 2008 6:56 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
2 January 2008

Media Center's (HTPC's, VMC, MCE etc.)

Media Center's (HTPC's, VMC, MCE etc.)

Hey Bry, definitely think about some form of IR relay system... We use this stuff all the time for different types of situations: http://www.elanhomesystems.com/product/ir/

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Rodda
Jan 02, 2008 8:40 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
7 January 2008

How big a screen can we get???

How big a screen can we get???
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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. Here's a…

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Rodda
Jan 07, 2008 11:38 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
9 January 2008

Tivo's coming...

Tivo's coming...

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,…

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Rodda
Jan 09, 2008 2:27 pm
Rodda
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
21 January 2008

Recommend HT all-in-one suppliers/installers

Recommend HT all-in-one suppliers/installers

Hey gang, So... I think we've finally picked a house design. :) I'll be more public with that next weekend after we pay the deposit, because anything can happen between…

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Djelibeybi
Jan 21, 2008 7:25 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
21 January 2008

TV's

TV's
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I bet you…

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PhoenixStar
Jan 21, 2008 10:24 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 January 2008

Finishing the theatre...

Finishing the theatre...

Hey Phoenix, have you seen I Am Legend yet? Beware.... :? :cry: :evil: for those who haven't it may not be what you were expecting... (most people I know…

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PhoenixStar
Jan 24, 2008 8:13 am
PhoenixStar
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 January 2008

Future protecting your cabling

Future protecting your cabling

Rikster - 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…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 25, 2008 2:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 January 2008

Doing your own cabling

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…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 29, 2008 7:37 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
31 January 2008

Must Have Accessory!!

Must Have Accessory!!

13 Things PMS Stands For: 1. Pass My Shotgun 2. Psychotic Mood Shift 3. Perpetual Munching Spree 4. Puffy…

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Michelle
Jan 31, 2008 7:57 am
Michelle

Nice poster pic in your first post P. :D but I try to leave my light box experiences to this & only when required :wink:

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Yak_Chat
Feb 02, 2008 8:12 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 February 2008

infrared relays

infrared relays

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…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 06, 2008 6:16 am
Yak_Chat
GriffBNE
GriffBNE
7 February 2008

Another Cabling Question

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.

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GriffBNE
Feb 07, 2008 4:04 pm
Rodda
Rodda
14 February 2008

Noggin... or out ?

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…

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Rodda
Feb 14, 2008 7:28 am
Rodda
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2008

Installer to instal my own gear

Installer to instal my own gear

Pete, 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…

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2008 10:12 pm
mattwalker

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…

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adamtram
Feb 18, 2008 7:58 pm
adamtram
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 February 2008

All over for HD-DVD

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…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 20, 2008 2:39 pm
Yak_Chat
StuDog
StuDog
11 March 2008

My brain hurts...trying to work out home entertainment setup

My brain hurts...trying to work out home entertainment setup

Thanks for the inof Rod. I knew I would get a straight forward and useful answer. I guess I will have to start to think about what we really want from this setup. I…

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StuDog
Mar 11, 2008 9:35 am
StuDog
haywgl
haywgl
13 March 2008

Wall mounting a tv?

Wall mounting a tv?

:lol: Cookiemonster! 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…

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haywgl
Mar 13, 2008 8:08 am
haywgl
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 March 2008

Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

Mitsubishi Projector & Novares Screen

Yes! I am authorised Benq agent in Melbourne and I have a W10000 displayed! Feel free to PM me for details

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mattwalker
Mar 14, 2008 3:34 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
17 March 2008

For Sale - Marantz Amp - Cheap

For Sale - Marantz Amp - Cheap

OK! Nah... 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…

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mattwalker
Mar 17, 2008 6:59 pm
mattwalker
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
20 March 2008

Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray

thanks Matt :D FIona

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Talinsmum
Mar 20, 2008 7:20 am
Talinsmum
MKR
MKR
23 March 2008

Pre-wiring by a volumne builder???

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…

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MKR
Mar 23, 2008 10:51 am
MKR
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 March 2008

Help with my thearte setup.....please

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.…

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mattwalker
Mar 23, 2008 4:45 pm
mattwalker
haywgl
haywgl
23 March 2008

Help please :)

Help please :)

Ah Matt you are talking another langauge now!! :lol: Media distribution?? :shock: Do you mean where are we going to put the points?? So in your opinion when we speak to PD…

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haywgl
Mar 23, 2008 8:54 pm
haywgl
coljacqld
coljacqld
25 March 2008

Sound Proofing

Sound Proofing

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…

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coljacqld
Mar 25, 2008 5:44 pm
Gonadman2
Gonadman2
26 March 2008

Matrix Switching

Matrix Switching

Hi Guys, 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,…

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Gonadman2
Mar 26, 2008 8:22 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 March 2008

Height to mount LCD

Height to mount LCD
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Thats better than I thought, I will be stretched out...thought I'd be folded over and scrunched up :D :D Poor hubby - been there done…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 30, 2008 12:32 am
Yak_Chat
Rodda
Rodda
30 March 2008

Outdoor Speakers - Options Available?

Outdoor Speakers - Options Available?
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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…

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Rodda
Mar 30, 2008 9:43 am
Rodda
oznow
oznow
6 April 2008

Celiing Speakers - What to look for

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…

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oznow
Apr 06, 2008 6:01 pm
oznow

Thanks Raz. 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…

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Rodda
Apr 07, 2008 8:26 am
Rodda
kiwi056
kiwi056
8 April 2008

MY NEW HOME THEATRE

MY NEW HOME THEATRE

kiwi056, Thanks to the invention of directional tweeters this has become less important as time goes on! Besides sometimes aesthetics and…

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kiwi056
Apr 08, 2008 12:44 pm
kiwi056

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…

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mattwalker
Apr 10, 2008 3:08 pm
mattwalker

kyton would be a normal slot loading dvd…

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mattwalker
Apr 11, 2008 12:10 pm
mattwalker


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