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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 May 2014

What is smart wiring, and do I need it?

What is smart wiring, and do I need it?

We have it - our area had Telstra Velocity so we get all our TV, Foxtel, internet, phone etc through the fibre optic cables. Unbelievable pictures etc and awesome net speeds.

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Saint Mike
May 31, 2014 5:00 pm
Saint Mike
paulw11
paulw11
30 May 2014

Getting started with CBUS

Getting started with CBUS

Thanks Paul, all very helpful. Regarding Z-wave and CBUS; down the track I would want to do things with door locks, the garage door, heating,…

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paulw11
May 30, 2014 7:17 pm
Chopdog
Chopdog
23 May 2014

5.1 speaker set

5.1 speaker set

I ended up getting the 606's for a excellent price. I'm now after a amp, I've been tossing up between denon x2000/3000/4000, the onkyo tx-nr727/828 and the marantz sr6007.…

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Chopdog
May 23, 2014 8:04 pm
PHL
PHL
12 May 2014

Z Wave Home Automation

Z Wave Home Automation

Reviving this topic; now that just about everything is done, time for the bells and whistles... I'm trying to decide whether to go with MCV Vera 3 or the Fibaro Lite; I…

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PHL
May 12, 2014 2:36 pm
BJ88
BJ88
9 May 2014

Preparing to wall mount tv

Preparing to wall mount tv

If the TV is being mounted on a single brick wall (non cavity), it's going to cost you more to conceal cables if you get somebody to do it post build as you will have to…

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BJ88
May 09, 2014 12:53 pm
BJ88
dave.goralski
dave.goralski
5 May 2014

Home automation & Aud/vid integration with Carlisle builders

Home automation & Aud/vid integration with Carlisle builders

Although I haven't worked on a project with Carlisle, we have worked with a few others. With the more difficult builders we have been able to gain access on a weekend…

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dave.goralski
May 05, 2014 11:21 am
snowing
snowing
29 April 2014

Marantz SR5005

Marantz SR5005

Just the same as what you got. :)

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snowing
Apr 29, 2014 1:17 pm
ebanster
ebanster
27 April 2014

Advice about door phone

Advice about door phone

how about the samsung one? it looks good for integration if all your gadgets are samsung http://www.digitaldoorlocks.com.au/prod ... om-system/

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ebanster
Apr 27, 2014 10:54 pm
ebanster
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some_evil
Apr 14, 2014 9:48 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2014

Whats too small to be Home theater?

Whats too small to be Home theater?

Dont get stressed about the size or the shape ... its what you do with it that matters! Well placed speakers with some soft furnishings, a 100" screen and a good…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2014 8:47 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2014

4040 x 3600 Home theater room, recommendations?

4040 x 3600 Home theater room, recommendations?

Hi guys As stated in the topic the size of my HT that we will be building is 4040 x 3600 For starters, should I get a projector or a bigger…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2014 8:40 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2014

Need help with Media Room

Need help with Media Room

100" is absolutley the way to go! You can get a 100" and projector now for under $1500 and the picture out this (in a dark room) will rival any LED / Plasma of the same…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2014 8:39 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2014

Movies and Music

Movies and Music

Personally I use a NAS/PC for storage and streaming to TV's I use Plex. It allows me to centralise my data and use TV's / iPads / Phones for sound and vision. It also…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2014 8:35 pm
mattwalker

Saw these whilst out and about today and I am reasonably impressed with the action and quality:

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2014 8:22 pm
mattwalker
mirz
mirz
20 January 2014

Home Network Equipment\Setup

Home Network Equipment\Setup

Looks pretty good option for racks only. They put a descent effort to make them dust proof.

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mirz
Jan 20, 2014 10:01 am
mirz
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
8 January 2014

Advice wanted on home theatre+ package.

Advice wanted on home theatre+ package.

Hi Missy. Most has been said already. My main feedback would be getting the room right before installation. I note that the theater does not adjoin a bedroom which is…

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RenovationsGalore
Jan 08, 2014 6:53 am
RenovationsGalore
AussieMark
AussieMark
6 January 2014

need help for HT component advise

need help for HT component advise
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I will be in the same boat but roll forward 12 months as I am only about to start my build. Projector wise I am holding off as RG says but if it was now I would go…

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AussieMark
Jan 06, 2014 9:16 am
ChrispelloTime
ChrispelloTime
1 January 2014

Small Theatre Room Ideas?!!?! :?

Small Theatre Room Ideas?!!?! :?

We have a benq w1080st and its awesome. Best 3d outside a cinema ive seen and thats on a wall too with no screen. We have it mounted in the bedroom 5 feet from the wall…

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ChrispelloTime
Jan 01, 2014 1:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 December 2013

What class amp do I need?

What class amp do I need?

My speakers were set up on a small shelf I'd made and attached to the walls. Brought the cables through ceiling and down wall (inside) then had a "plug". I then plugged…

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Saint Mike
Dec 19, 2013 3:26 pm
Saint Mike
tezzab
tezzab
9 December 2013

360 degree tv wall bracket

360 degree tv wall bracket

Maybe not 360, but something in the range from http://www.omnimount.com.au could get close?

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tezzab
Dec 09, 2013 10:27 am
tezzab
urk697
urk697
6 December 2013

Running Speaker Cables For A Steel Frame

Running Speaker Cables For A Steel Frame

i went to the roof and run the cables to the corners then open up the sheet to access it. all done, thanks for the kind supports

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urk697
Dec 06, 2013 11:49 am
ebanster
ebanster
2 December 2013

Smartphone Automation

Smartphone Automation

has anyone heard of the lockitron product where you can use your smartphone to open the deadbolt lock?

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ebanster
Dec 02, 2013 3:30 pm
ebanster
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
28 November 2013

'Name Your Product' - Home Entertainment Deals

'Name Your Product' - Home Entertainment Deals
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Matt Just wanted to say thank you to you and the guys (esp Warwick!) for the great deal and fantastic installation of my new home theatre yesterday. The…

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Bluesuede
Nov 28, 2013 2:30 pm
Bluesuede
Tim_Inspired
Tim_Inspired
26 November 2013

Multi Room Audio Help

Multi Room Audio Help

Leviton multi room amp. Comes in 4x4 and 8x8. Which means 4 input sources and 4 output speaker zones. Usually run some cat5 behind TV for TV sound as a source as well as…

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Tim_Inspired
Nov 26, 2013 10:11 pm
adgn
adgn
21 November 2013

Setup a Hi-Tech home electronic system - video/sound etc

Setup a Hi-Tech home electronic system - video/sound etc

It's called home automation - http://www.diyhomeautomation.com.au/ Can get expensive as you can probably imagine but luckily you can do bit by bit.

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adgn
Nov 21, 2013 12:55 pm
BJ88
BJ88
19 November 2013

Electrical Appointment - Home Theater Room Help!!!

Electrical Appointment - Home Theater Room Help!!!

For theatre Room I suggest 2 x Data points as you may possibly have lots of devices that you may want to have internet access, e.g a Computer in there aswell as…

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BJ88
Nov 19, 2013 10:32 pm
BJ88
cameronandmiranda
cameronandmiranda
27 October 2013

Home Automation suggestions please

Home Automation suggestions please

I Am currently Looking at EnviroNexus, its a product that has no hard wiring through the house and can be modified or updated when you like, does…

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cameronandmiranda
Oct 27, 2013 3:36 pm
cameronandmiranda
Metroid
Metroid
25 October 2013

Speaker Wire Size?

Speaker Wire Size?

Thanks Geoff I figured something like that would be needed just wanted to be sure. Running it all tomorrow so hopefully all good.

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Metroid
Oct 25, 2013 7:37 am
Metroid
Metroid
21 October 2013

How to setup my Theater room -help

How to setup my Theater room -help

Not to answer your questions but my 2c is that you should always do a projector. If you have another living room where you watch regular tv etc and you want something for…

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Metroid
Oct 21, 2013 7:45 am
TempestSkye
TempestSkye
16 October 2013

WeMo light switch

WeMo light switch

What I'd give for that!

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TempestSkye
Oct 16, 2013 7:57 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
11 October 2013

Screen Size Advice

Screen Size Advice

Bummer about the TV but good that you are trying different sizes. As I said, my screen is 145 inch dia but that is a scope screen. That size would be enormous on a 16:9.…

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RenovationsGalore
Oct 11, 2013 10:47 am
RenovationsGalore
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maverick343
Oct 09, 2013 9:17 pm
notremaison
notremaison
1 October 2013

Advice needed - small home theatre room in new build

Advice needed - small home theatre room in new build

Quite sure our theatre room is around 4m x 4m and 110" wall mount screen is perfect. Need to just check if the throw of the projector will suit shorter distances and still…

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notremaison
Oct 01, 2013 8:08 pm
cameronandmiranda
cameronandmiranda
25 September 2013

Home automation

Home automation
1, 2

Hi Guys - I looked at the Control4 automation and have now got the quotes. Just under $7k to fully wire a 40 sq double storey house with cat6…

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cameronandmiranda
Sep 25, 2013 12:08 am
cameronandmiranda
PHL
PHL
21 September 2013

Need a Basic Setup - Help Required

Need a Basic Setup - Help Required

I guess I never looked into AirPlay, as I have a Sonos setup, which happens to have a similar setup to AirPlay (it can stream from your device to the Sonos). Tried it…

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PHL
Sep 21, 2013 10:17 pm
snuck
snuck
19 September 2013

TV - To mount or not to mount?

TV - To mount or not to mount?

Double brick doesn't mean that your wall cavity where you put the tv is will be hollow - it might be a single brick internal wall. We're doing similar - I'm mounting…

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snuck
Sep 19, 2013 7:45 pm
snuck
jamesshon
jamesshon
30 August 2013

How big is too big?!

How big is too big?!

Yes, it is too big size because 125" is perfect size of that room.

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jamesshon
Aug 30, 2013 4:10 pm
Caxam
Caxam
27 August 2013

In Ceiling Speakers - Recommendations ?

In Ceiling Speakers - Recommendations ?

unfortunately I'm in Far North Queensland, so a demo is out of the question.. However I will get in touch with the boys and see what they suggest based on the information…

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Caxam
Aug 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Caxam
robdridan
robdridan
26 August 2013

PS3 or 3D Blu ray Player

PS3 or 3D Blu ray Player

I use ps3 in both living areas- you can also record tv using the Play TV add on, its great on my 100 inch projector playing bluray and other video formats as well as recorded tv

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robdridan
Aug 26, 2013 10:51 pm
notremaison
notremaison
14 August 2013

3D Plasma / LED / LCD / Projector - Is it for you

3D Plasma / LED / LCD / Projector - Is it for you

This was July 29th http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/br ... 6687631987 Foxtel ditches 3D due to lack of interest From: AAP July 29, 2013 4:10PM Increase Text…

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notremaison
Aug 14, 2013 11:33 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
13 August 2013

HDMI CABLE DIRECTION

HDMI CABLE DIRECTION

Ah you are not lucky. Is it possible to cut one end off, pull the cable out from the wall, change the direction., put it back and then attch the…

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Bluesuede
Aug 13, 2013 12:31 pm
Bluesuede
Lurgen
Lurgen
13 August 2013

adsl modem

adsl modem

Did you just wake up this morning bored, so found half a dozen posts to be annoying on? …

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Lurgen
Aug 13, 2013 12:11 pm
Lurgen
delatite13
delatite13
13 August 2013

Need a HDMI Cable? ... read this first!

Need a HDMI Cable? ... read this first!

Not quite as old, but still an old post. Again why bother???

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delatite13
Aug 13, 2013 10:29 am
delatite13
keanu
keanu
13 August 2013

VGA to HDMI Adaptors

VGA to HDMI Adaptors

VGA is used for transmitting video signal only . Hdmi can transmit both audio and video signal. You may find a adapter on eBay but still need to handle audio signal transfer.

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keanu
Aug 13, 2013 3:27 am
keanu
Steve67
Steve67
12 August 2013

Samsung Tablet to ceiling speakers?

Samsung Tablet to ceiling speakers?

Hi all, I am new to this, any help would be great. I have a Samsung Tablet with all my music on it. I would like to have it play music in various rooms of my house. Can…

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Steve67
Aug 12, 2013 11:40 am
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
4 August 2013

Opticom requirements

Opticom requirements

when we built we got the hills system fitted. didn't really know allot back then either and it was a complete package done by builder. yes i paid to much, you only seem to…

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fifteensixty
Aug 04, 2013 12:05 pm
fifteensixty
paulw11
paulw11
30 July 2013

Post Build Fibre Cable Splitting / FTTH Query

Post Build Fibre Cable Splitting / FTTH Query

Thanks.. explains everything.. One last query.. For Ethernet cabling I will need access to FTTH box for which I will need to ask Places…

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paulw11
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