Home Theatre & Automation
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.
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,…
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.…
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…
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…
May 09, 2014 12:53 pm
Apr 15, 2014 3:00 pm
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…
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…
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.
Saw these whilst out and about today and I am reasonably impressed with the action and quality:
Jan 20, 2014 10:01 am
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…
need help for HT component advise
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…
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…
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…
has anyone heard of the lockitron product where you can use your smartphone to open the deadbolt lock?
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…
Nov 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Nov 19, 2013 10:32 pm
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…
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.
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
Sep 19, 2013 7:45 pm
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…
Aug 27, 2013 6:10 pm
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
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…
Did you just wake up this morning bored, so found half a dozen posts to be annoying on?
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.
Aug 13, 2013 3:27 am
Samsung Tablet to ceiling speakers?
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.
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…