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Tim_Inspired
Tim_Inspired
5 June 2013

Hills Home Hub 600, Any one know it better?

Hills Home Hub 600, Any one know it better?

Definetly upgrade to a Hills 1000 series HUB. Those packages don't offer much bang for your buck. If it is a single story home you can do most of your wiring after…

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Tim_Inspired
Jun 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Tim_Inspired
Tim_Inspired
5 June 2013

Technology Setup for our new home

Technology Setup for our new home

The previous posters are right, Hills Home Hubs are yesterdays technology. 2 Cat6 cables to main living areas. 1 Cat6/5e to every TV point for Smart TV integration or…

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Tim_Inspired
Jun 05, 2013 8:00 pm
travisaus
travisaus
3 June 2013

Entertainment unit suggestions...

Entertainment unit suggestions...

Hey Matt - yeah that style looks ok. Colour is flexible - black or white poly doesn't matter. Let me know what you get in :) Have any luck with that screen? Thanks mate.

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travisaus
Jun 03, 2013 10:09 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 May 2013

Projector for family room?

Projector for family room?

Hi Matt, Thanks for your reply, looking washed out is what i was worried about. the projector is a Mitsubishi HC7900, the brochure that I have…

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mattwalker
May 26, 2013 5:35 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
12 May 2013

optical cable question

optical cable question

Does anyone know if it is possible to re terminate (replace the end) of an optical cable? I have run one from my pc to amp through the at frame…

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Pugs
May 12, 2013 6:39 pm
Pugs
Asha1
Asha1
7 May 2013

Building new home - small home theatre set up

Building new home - small home theatre set up

For the fronts & centre, some decent wall speakers would be suitable and ceiling speakers for the rear.…

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Asha1
May 07, 2013 10:45 am
Miss Mia
Miss Mia
6 May 2013

Speaker Wiring Runs / Cable Management

Speaker Wiring Runs / Cable Management

Hm Theatre Accessories acquired and now to work out connection configurations to accomodate HDMI connections, speaker wire runs and Ethernet needs. And the assortment of…

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Miss Mia
May 06, 2013 9:47 pm
Pugs
Pugs
2 May 2013

Help required, room design.

Help required, room design.

you can put a WAP in the Pantry but other then that not the best place.. find someone else to do it then.. unless you are stuck with your builders people then just get…

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Pugs
May 02, 2013 10:18 pm
Pugs
mattwalker
mattwalker
2 May 2013

Are all TV wallmount brackets the same?

Are all TV wallmount brackets the same?

Correct Paul. Unlike a car which can perform many functions a brackets does 1 thing (keeps the TV on the wall) As long as it is made from steel and fits the TV correctly…

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mattwalker
May 02, 2013 9:17 pm
mattwalker
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mattwalker
May 01, 2013 11:45 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 May 2013

recommended HT consultant/expert in Adelaide

recommended HT consultant/expert in Adelaide

Hi Gristy, If you have a moment please send me your details to installs@thecableconnection.com.au - we are always looking for good installers in SA :)

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mattwalker
May 01, 2013 11:30 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 May 2013

What else would I need?

What else would I need?

It will be interesting to see where we head after starserve ... it has been such an interesting system (within the limitations of technology) but the next gen of this is…

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mattwalker
May 01, 2013 11:22 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 May 2013

A couple home theatre questions

A couple home theatre questions

Definately darker is better. The reflected light is much less making the picture the focus of the room when the lights are off. If you cant go completely dark try a nice…

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mattwalker
May 01, 2013 11:15 pm
mattwalker
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cinder
Apr 21, 2013 11:32 am
cinder
JMAP
JMAP
9 April 2013

Very basic cable run question

Very basic cable run question

Lurgen, JMAP Thanks for explaining pros and cons of both methods. Good and valid points for Kempe. The gear I used is good or premium quality, and…

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JMAP
Apr 09, 2013 11:49 am
1rocky
1rocky
7 April 2013

ceiling fan in theatre room

ceiling fan in theatre room

thanks for the replies thanks emyn i found a nice timber ceiling fan i am thinking about our ceiling is over 9 feet high thanks nihonjin did not think of a…

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1rocky
Apr 07, 2013 6:40 pm
colebatchd
colebatchd
1 April 2013

Home entertainment setup

Home entertainment setup

Pretty sure that's the same amp we have (Yamaha RX-V671), bought from JB, we bought the package below but upgraded the receiver because I wanted network access. We paid…

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colebatchd
Apr 01, 2013 7:44 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
14 March 2013

Cordless wall phone?

Cordless wall phone?

Thank you so much, I think the Uniden cord phone plus cordless addition might be the perfect solution. Why didnt I think of that? This forum is so invaluable for gaining…

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nicenurse
Mar 14, 2013 12:51 pm
paulw11
paulw11
9 March 2013

Home Networking Advice - cable/hardware/data points etc

Home Networking Advice - cable/hardware/data points etc

Questions: 1. Does everything - phone, data, foxtel, tv etc got to the understairs router switch etc then get distributed on the Cat5e/6 etc or…

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paulw11
Mar 09, 2013 8:01 am

As I am planning to place comms gear and a small server under the stairs I am thinking that some kind of ventilation would be wise. This might do the…

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maximus
Feb 25, 2013 10:37 pm
maximus

Hi guys, We have a few of these on special from Mitsubishi Australia if anyone is interested: http://www.thecableconnection.com.au/Mi ...…

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mattwalker
Feb 19, 2013 2:18 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
15 February 2013

I have a hub system but have no idea how to setup!

I have a hub system but have no idea how to setup!
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Cat5e is rated for GBE... just not for 10GBE so with at least Cat6 you are "future Proofed" enough for that if the runs are under 35m

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Pugs
Feb 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Pugs
1rocky
1rocky
15 February 2013

raised area

raised area

awesome thank you so much will do

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1rocky
Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am
smeagol
smeagol
15 February 2013

Please Help with Home Theatre set up

Please Help with Home Theatre set up

http://www.ezyhd-cables.com.au/ I don't work for these guys ::wink:: but i've bought from them and the cables are the best bang for your buck IMO. Good luck. Smeags.

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smeagol
Feb 15, 2013 8:34 am
smeagol
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
14 February 2013

Reputable Antenna Installer Liverpool, NSW area

Reputable Antenna Installer Liverpool, NSW area

Seeing you have had no replies I will offer some advice. We had a local guy do the aerial for our new build in Moorebank in 2005. Unfortunately I can't remember his name…

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grumblebum54
Feb 14, 2013 9:54 am
grumblebum54
Asha1
Asha1
14 February 2013

Speaker question

Speaker question

Yes, this will be fine. It is best to get the matching speakers across the front stage (Left, centre, right) for that tonal balance and seamless transition across the…

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Asha1
Feb 14, 2013 8:11 am
kexkez
kexkez
12 February 2013

Reputable HIFI stores

Reputable HIFI stores

you might want to put this as a new thread abbeybox with a new title.

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kexkez
Feb 12, 2013 6:17 pm
kexkez
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 February 2013

Home-theatre layout / fitout

Home-theatre layout / fitout

To be honest I cannot recall but I did look them up when I came up with my plan. I think you sould google 7.1 set up and see as you may wish to put the sides in teh roof…

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AussieMark
Feb 05, 2013 10:14 pm
JB1
JB1
31 January 2013

Issue with wall mounting my TV

Issue with wall mounting my TV

There is no issue. Your bracket will be long enough to bolt into the two original studs. So four coach bolts into the two…

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JB1
Jan 30, 2013 11:04 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
22 January 2013

Bass Acoustic Speakers - Ever heard of them

Bass Acoustic Speakers - Ever heard of them

Yeah, "white vanned" but they were bought from HN.

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abbeybox
Jan 22, 2013 3:57 pm
Asha1
Asha1
21 January 2013

Show us some pics of your MEDIA ROOM

Show us some pics of your MEDIA ROOM
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Hi wildorchild, it is very fiddly and limiting. I did play around with it for quite a while to get just the way I liked it layed out on the image area. I think you can…

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Asha1
Jan 21, 2013 7:39 am
JagSRK
JagSRK
16 January 2013

Is 110 inch scrren too close at 4m?

Is 110 inch scrren too close at 4m?

Use the EPSON projection distance calculatro to know what is the perfect screen size for your room. http://www.epson.com/alf_upload/landing ... alculator/ For 110''…

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JagSRK
Jan 16, 2013 12:36 pm
PHL
PHL
28 December 2012

Wireless Outdoor Speakers

Wireless Outdoor Speakers

I'm a fan of the Sonos, and have them throughout the house, but you still need a power point. I actually have power points on my deck for that purpose, as it's easy to…

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PHL
Dec 28, 2012 10:16 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
19 December 2012

NBN- National Broadband Network Compliant Requirements

NBN- National Broadband Network Compliant Requirements
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Conduit from PCD to internal unit (unit supplied by others) Upgrade phone wiring to cat6 (1 std point) 1 additional cat6 point $626 As written in the PCV... It…

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benblinkau
Dec 19, 2012 3:12 pm
benblinkau
MissEm
MissEm
18 December 2012

Please tell me what you think...

Please tell me what you think...

Would that really be necessary? You will be able to see exactly where all the cabling is by the boxes/plates on the wall???

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MissEm
Dec 18, 2012 3:08 pm
MissEm
Frappe
Frappe
18 December 2012

V-Loss in DVR?

V-Loss in DVR?

By the way, when it shows "V-Loss" the camera still does have power, I can see the Red LED lights still glowing on the camera itself.

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Frappe
Dec 18, 2012 8:09 am
ashrey
ashrey
14 December 2012

HELP finding the right surveilence alarm sysatem

HELP finding the right surveilence alarm sysatem

Thank for your response Matt, I was looking for more of a DIY option, and I did find what I was looking for. Dovado Doma wireless router(with UPS for back up power),…

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ashrey
Dec 14, 2012 9:46 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
13 December 2012

Speaker Cable - beware Not all are the same :)

Speaker Cable - beware Not all are the same :)

For your reading pleasure .......... http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/st ... opper.html Electrolytic tough-pitch (ETP) copper is an inexpensive…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Dec 13, 2012 7:46 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
JB1
JB1
12 December 2012

TV Wall Mount Installer - Melbourne's West

TV Wall Mount Installer - Melbourne's West

And I'm sure even the $25 ones work just fine :) No point spending more than you have to, when they do the same thing.

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JB1
Dec 11, 2012 11:50 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
12 December 2012

Ceiling mounted speakers in raked ceiling

Ceiling mounted speakers in raked ceiling

The other way around this is to have an amp that compensates for distance - then it makes no difference at all. In basic terms you tell the…

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PaulMac
Dec 11, 2012 11:13 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Ques on home theatre design

Ques on home theatre design

It never ends - I promise! :)

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:55 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Home Theatre - Build Fit-out

Home Theatre - Build Fit-out

Hi maximus, Where are you based?

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:52 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Difference between 3D and 3D capable?

Difference between 3D and 3D capable?

You can also get foxtel built directly into some Samsung TV's without the need for a seperate box and remote!

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:51 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Theatre troubles, blue ray

Theatre troubles, blue ray

JMAP is on the money I think. You may need to change the setting on the Bluray down to 720P to make it work?

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:48 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Help me deck out my home theatre

Help me deck out my home theatre

We have some pretty nice deals on the old model TW6000 and the new models TW6100 and TW6100W

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:43 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Data cabling - What is a SCAM cable?

Data cabling - What is a SCAM cable?

That could be short for Security camera? You can use Cat5/6 for analog security cameras also with a cat to av converter for each camera!

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:12 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 December 2012

Bowers & Wilkins speakers - worth anything?

Bowers & Wilkins speakers - worth anything?

Try the guys at stereo.net or dtvforum - this is their area of expertise!

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:07 pm
mattwalker

If you want to recess a power point / GPO behind a TV (or anything for that matter) try one of these: http://www.thecableconnection.com.au/Wa ...…

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mattwalker
Dec 11, 2012 9:07 pm
mattwalker


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