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There are some massive specials starting to hit now (TAx time rather than EOFY) These are a bargain if you want the latest tech (dual core processor etc) without the hand…

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:35 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 July 2012

Advice Needed

Advice Needed

He will be able to run the cable through there very easily once it is all done. There is a lot of space to work with and any installer could do that and find the holes on…

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:32 pm
mattwalker

No love out there for the Krix subwoofers?? Free shipping Aus wide :)

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:27 pm
mattwalker

Ceiling speakers should never be used for music, it's more for sound effects AKA home theatre sound effects. No meant to be harsh, but anyone…

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:25 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 July 2012

Need help on deciding a speaker pack for my Home theater

Need help on deciding a speaker pack for my Home theater

Hi urk697, You have some really good options in amongst that lot. Did you choose any yet? Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:22 pm
mattwalker

The double c clips will work but it is hard to install. There is no great way of doing it but with a wallplate like…

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:19 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 July 2012

RF interference from wireless devices

RF interference from wireless devices

TDG, What a great post! Good on you for sharing the love..

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:15 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 July 2012

WD Media Server bonus feature on PS3

WD Media Server bonus feature on PS3

There is plenty of different DLNA servers out there. I now use (and have for 3 years) Serviio - it works with PS3, Samsung etc and supports them natively.

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:14 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 July 2012

In-Ceiling Speakers -Are they worth it?

In-Ceiling Speakers -Are they worth it?

In 1 word - absolutely! There are some really good in ceiling speakers out there for very reasonable money. If you love music or the radio then in ceiling speakers are…

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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:08 pm
mattwalker
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mattwalker
Jul 13, 2012 11:04 pm
mattwalker
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lipgloss
Jul 13, 2012 7:49 pm
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71monaro
Jul 10, 2012 9:49 am
AJW
AJW
7 July 2012

Cat 6 cables, cat 5e plugs..

Cat 6 cables, cat 5e plugs..
1, 2, 3

It is what they recommend, it is not a requirement. After all anything beyond their box is the customers responsibility to…

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AJW
Jul 07, 2012 3:59 pm
cinder
cinder
30 June 2012

Wired home automation system suggestions

Wired home automation system suggestions

Kracka, Thanks for the summary and I will look into it :)

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cinder
Jun 30, 2012 10:14 pm
cinder
Wimma
Wimma
28 June 2012

Advice on Multizone video & Audio please

Advice on Multizone video & Audio please

Something to consider for multiroom audio - I've been thinking about this for a while, and come up with a solution. In short, Linux server + specific alsa config file…

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Wimma
Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm
dsiroky
dsiroky
27 June 2012

Advice on home theatre room idea

Advice on home theatre room idea

It depends on your expectations. Depth tends to be more the problem than width, and I wish my room were 0.5M longer. If you want a flat panel display, you will be…

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dsiroky
Jun 27, 2012 10:33 pm
dsiroky
dsiroky
27 June 2012

Using home automation products to handle heating & power?

Using home automation products to handle heating & power?

I think you could do this pretty easily (relatively - depends on your knowledge) using an HAI OmniPro 2. I have my HAI OmniPro system controlling my hyrdronic heating in…

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dsiroky
Jun 27, 2012 10:30 pm
AC27
AC27
9 June 2012

Klipsch sub 10" Synergy Wanted brand new

Klipsch sub 10" Synergy Wanted brand new

In the end i went with a Definitive Technology SuperCube II

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AC27
Jun 09, 2012 3:08 pm
fekish
fekish
20 May 2012

Internet connection for appliances

Internet connection for appliances

Yes , all are correct points. But if oven, air conditions wouldnt be great to have internet connection and connect very easily on the net? So you can start them at any…

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fekish
May 20, 2012 1:39 am
fekish
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
15 May 2012

fiber optic lead in cable price?

fiber optic lead in cable price?

We have optic fiber in our estate and we have to contact the supplier(??) Opticomm and they have a set fee of $660 to hook up from the front connection point to the house.

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lynny-jane
May 15, 2012 1:37 pm
lynny-jane
BradS
BradS
4 May 2012

Hills Home Hub

Hills Home Hub
1, 2

House is bricked and has a roof. Gyprock will probably start on Monday the 14th. The sparky is actually starting next Thursday and reckons everything will only take 2…

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BradS
May 04, 2012 1:26 pm
PHL
PHL
1 May 2012

Smart Wiring Setup Prices

Smart Wiring Setup Prices
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I think it's still popular for some RG6, although compression fittings are now so easy to use.

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PHL
May 01, 2012 10:04 pm
PHL
PHL
23 April 2012

data/av/video/tphone/audio/smart etc wiring HELP/SUGGESTIONS

data/av/video/tphone/audio/smart etc wiring HELP/SUGGESTIONS
1, 2, 3

Boxee, ATV Dune and othr don't support alot of other options... tho a Rasberry Pi small form factor PC will load up XBMC half the size of any of…

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PHL
Apr 23, 2012 9:24 pm
JMAP
JMAP
12 April 2012

Pre Wiring in Advance at Frame Stage for TV/Movies etc

Pre Wiring in Advance at Frame Stage for TV/Movies etc

Depending on your answer to phippsy's quesiton (if you are allowed to and how flexible the builder is), I am more than happy to help you design something PM me your floor…

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JMAP
Apr 12, 2012 3:46 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
26 March 2012

Data Cabling Preliminary Planning & Ideas

Data Cabling Preliminary Planning & Ideas

Hello, Being in perth is a different kettle of fish.. most of the building there is double brick which takes alot longer than standard brick veneer building practices..…

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cenemelectrical
Mar 26, 2012 8:31 pm
Pugs
Pugs
7 March 2012

Streaming Video

Streaming Video
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I am still trying to understand the way that streaming is done :-) The tv for example should be connected straight to the internet, or iy shiuld be…

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Pugs
Mar 07, 2012 9:01 am
Pugs
paulw11
paulw11
2 March 2012

Home Theatre - Speaker placement

Home Theatre - Speaker placement

Hi I have done in-ceiling for 7.1 surround and rear before too - works pretty well. Paul

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paulw11
Mar 02, 2012 9:58 am
Pugs
Pugs
28 February 2012

Entertainment area cabinet

Entertainment area cabinet

I'm think of getting my cabinetry in the entertainment area redesigned and remade. All we have at this stage is a 550 high cabinet with banks of…

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Pugs
Feb 28, 2012 12:15 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
17 February 2012

How to tell Cat4 from Cat3 etc?

How to tell Cat4 from Cat3 etc?

why on earth do you need to ?? have you had someone install either in your house... ?? Cat3 is 2 pair. Cat4 hasn't been on sale for years.... there will be writting on…

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Pugs
Feb 16, 2012 11:15 pm
Pugs
sarbear
sarbear
14 February 2012

Does a data point require a metallic backing wall plate?

Does a data point require a metallic backing wall plate?

Matt, Am looking to head down to your Sydney store in not too distant future. Does the store sell products at same price as the on line store? Also, do you recommend any…

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sarbear
Feb 14, 2012 9:49 pm
phippsy
phippsy
14 February 2012

Structured Cabling Conduits

Structured Cabling Conduits

We weren't allowed external contractors either, well without a mountain of paperwork. Our builder 'let' us fit the wall plates and run draw wires into the ceiling at frame…

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phippsy
Feb 14, 2012 12:37 pm
paulw11
paulw11
11 February 2012

Solutions for extra cabling in double story post handover

Solutions for extra cabling in double story post handover

It depends on the type of construction and where you want the points. Brick veneer with a tile roof and points on external walls isn't too hard. Double brick, interior…

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paulw11
Feb 11, 2012 10:16 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
10 February 2012

URGENTLY looking for a cabler in mernda or nearby suburbs

URGENTLY looking for a cabler in mernda or nearby suburbs

Hi Raph, I have 5 guys running around Melbourne who can do installs any time for you. We can supply and install any of this equipment for you. Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Feb 10, 2012 7:43 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
9 February 2012

Recommendations for our wiring set up

Recommendations for our wiring set up

Hmmm did wonder if it would end up being easier getting a DVD for each TV. We are in a Foxtel cable area so ok on that…

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Pugs
Feb 09, 2012 12:42 pm
Pugs
tengals
tengals
9 February 2012

I have NO IDEA? please help

I have NO IDEA? please help

Hi tengals, we are also about to start building in Sandhurst and also with Carlisle. I'm not sure how far along in the process you are, but…

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tengals
Feb 09, 2012 10:22 am
xxennon
xxennon
8 February 2012

Need Help Planning

Need Help Planning

In the MIOS developers area (I think that is where it was can't quite remember and am at work so can't check) someone has written a connector- takes a bit of fiddling to…

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xxennon
Feb 08, 2012 1:30 pm
mattyb
mattyb
8 February 2012

KNX users / installers

KNX users / installers

Hi I work for a Systems Integration company and we are KNX Partners as well as C-Bus PointOne Integrators. We're involved in a couple of large residential KNX projects…

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mattyb
Feb 08, 2012 7:09 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

What audio wire

What audio wire

1 type of wire is suitable for most applications. Wire back to a main point in a cupboard or media room with something like this: http://www.thecableconnection.com.au/50…

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:53 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

What do you use your Home Theatre for?

What do you use your Home Theatre for?

I visit some home theatre store and i got offered the following and want to get some opinion on it. -Mitsubishi 6800 full HD…

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:51 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

Cabling your house - What Cable to chose? Cat-----Solid?STP?

Cabling your house - What Cable to chose? Cat-----Solid?STP?

I agree with Paul. Cat6 solid core is so cheap now it is worth installing over cat5e in most cases. Based on speeds available now and in the near future either would be…

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:35 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

Data cabling recommendation Victoria

Data cabling recommendation Victoria

There is plenty of guys out there who can do this work other than the big guys.... give the smaller guy a go and you may be pleasantly suprised!

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:33 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

Best pricing in Victoria?

Best pricing in Victoria?

Easy! The Cable Connection... :) (The signature says it all!)

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:31 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 February 2012

in ceiling speakers

in ceiling speakers

As long as the grille of the speaker is made from Aluminum and the speaker is a poly material it will work in just about any environment!

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mattwalker
Feb 07, 2012 10:01 pm
mattwalker
mediaTEK
mediaTEK
4 February 2012

Home Automation - what worked well?

Home Automation - what worked well?
1, 2, 3

I have to side with Dave. C4 didn't gain its US market share by being a closed system. I live in West Oz and retro-fit is a nightmare! Why? - Because all of our homes are…

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mediaTEK
Feb 04, 2012 7:47 pm
phippsy
phippsy
1 February 2012

cost of external aerial?

cost of external aerial?

I got Mr Antennaes or something like that to fit one last year, in Brisbane. Was under $300 supplied and installed with them running rg6, down the wall, wall plate and…

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phippsy
Feb 01, 2012 9:47 am
PHL
PHL
30 January 2012

Sonobatts Verse Soundscreen

Sonobatts Verse Soundscreen

When we did sound insulation, we used both SoundCheck gyprock on both sides, and Polyester Blue Acoustic Batts inside, and have to say it has been excellent, even full…

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PHL
Jan 30, 2012 4:20 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
27 January 2012

Help - confused about house setting!

Help - confused about house setting!

i would also look at these that are much much better priced and more integrated than control 4 and…

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zeitgeber
Jan 27, 2012 1:24 pm
zeitgeber
kdgirl
kdgirl
27 January 2012

expanding scope of electricals...

expanding scope of electricals...

With the permission of our SS (he gave us the electricians details) we contacted the electrician and added 2 additional tv points, 2 additional powerpoints (should have…

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kdgirl
Jan 27, 2012 6:13 am
JTdotWK
JTdotWK
10 January 2012

Home theatre LCD panel input selector

Home theatre LCD panel input selector

Hi all, Thanks so much for your responses. I will look into them over the next week or so and see what I find. Some interesting suggestions, especially the l5remote -…

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JTdotWK
Jan 10, 2012 2:56 pm


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