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Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
23 December 2011

Speaker Cables - Please Help

Speaker Cables - Please Help
1, 2

IMHO........... Good quality 12 gauge wire is all you ever need for speaker cable. "Good quality"so it has a decent insulation,and 12 g so it's got enough copper in it…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Dec 23, 2011 12:00 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
22 December 2011

Home theatre Pre-wiring

Home theatre Pre-wiring

I was talking to our (potential) builder about this and he said that he simply fits large a 20mm sheet of plywood in the "general area" that he knows the screen will go so…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Dec 22, 2011 11:47 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
viscomm
viscomm
22 December 2011

Which way do you wire your house and what products?

Which way do you wire your house and what products?

they are real good, im using them at home atm. great quality and good frame rate. works well in pitch black too, its like its just a black and white camera.

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viscomm
Dec 22, 2011 6:53 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
18 December 2011

Wiring for Multiroom Audio Visual

Wiring for Multiroom Audio Visual
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whoops.... i worte all that without turning to page 2!! sorry... i went over the top. BTW.. elan have some great stuff... as with control4.... very very nice. Second…

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cenemelectrical
Dec 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Thanks for the response Paul. I'm having second thoughts now on the in-wall speakers now and will probably go with a slim on-wall speaker instead. Although not flush with…

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bdd
Dec 17, 2011 10:24 pm
BillMac
BillMac
16 December 2011

Dumb question Re in ceiling speakers.

Dumb question Re in ceiling speakers.

Not a dumb question at all. Rodda is spot on with his advice as usual. I will add my 2c worth. Depending on where you are with your build try to take some photos of the…

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BillMac
Dec 16, 2011 10:40 am
Pugs
Pugs
13 December 2011

Adelaide Hills area - home cinema and network help

Adelaide Hills area - home cinema and network help

Hi all Is there anyone out there local to us who's good at solving problems, knows their way around wires and cables and technology who…

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Pugs
Dec 13, 2011 12:32 am
Pugs
buildup
buildup
9 December 2011

Williams landing internet

Williams landing internet

According to Cedar Woods Winter 2011 newsletter, it looks like Telstra has ceased the rollout of copper infrastructure in Stages 5-8 at Williams Landing. They've also…

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buildup
Dec 09, 2011 2:42 pm
paulw11
paulw11
28 November 2011

Vinyl records - what to do with them?

Vinyl records - what to do with them?

Hi A turntable has a different output impedance and level to other devices, so if you just plug it in to your soundcard, it doesn't sound very good at all. If you have a…

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paulw11
Nov 28, 2011 2:11 pm
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doczim
Nov 27, 2011 11:02 pm
PHL
PHL
27 November 2011

Wiring HDMI

Wiring HDMI

I was actually wondering if there are special HDMI wiring, or to use a pair of Cat 6 terminating on HDMI wall plates, or I've…

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PHL
Nov 27, 2011 12:05 am
paulw11
paulw11
25 November 2011

mounting a 55inch plasma to a wall with metal studs

mounting a 55inch plasma to a wall with metal studs

After speaking to my builder he has suggested putting in the timber. He explained that the problem with the steel frame is that you only have a millimetre or so of steel…

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paulw11
Nov 25, 2011 10:26 pm
Rodda
Rodda
24 November 2011

Coruline Perforated Acoustic Ceiling for Home Theater

Coruline Perforated Acoustic Ceiling for Home Theater

Hi again. Something I meant to include in my previous post: I'm also a bit concerned with the fact that it's metal - again, my view is that if I wanted a material that…

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Rodda
Nov 24, 2011 11:39 am
Rodda
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
22 November 2011

Employer has ACMA Open Registration licence but not staff

Employer has ACMA Open Registration licence but not staff

Thanks paulw11. You're correct. It means direct supervision on site at all times, not supervision remotely from the office, or inspecting it at the end. Here's a reply I…

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zeitgeber
Nov 22, 2011 11:57 am
zeitgeber
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acrebuild1
Nov 05, 2011 9:18 am
Sierra
Sierra
4 November 2011

Big Screen TV's - Plasma, LCD, LED?

Big Screen TV's - Plasma, LCD, LED?

This is a great site to compare the difference. http://www.lcdorplasma.com.au Which you should buy depends on different factors (natural lighting, viewing angle) etc. …

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Sierra
Nov 04, 2011 4:24 pm
Sierra
motef
motef
18 October 2011

Sound Bars?

Sound Bars?

There was no mention of budget :lol:

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motef
Oct 18, 2011 2:13 pm
Dylan
Dylan
14 October 2011

Where to buy Tributaries crimp connectors

Where to buy Tributaries crimp connectors

I will be using this for component video and some audio. I have plenty of this RG59 its a good flexible type that I had on a long run once. I want to cut it down for…

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Dylan
Oct 14, 2011 4:19 am
paulw11
paulw11
12 October 2011

Replacing old TV aerial socket

Replacing old TV aerial socket

Hi, I have the same problem in my unit. Were you able to replace the socket with a new one? How much did it cost you?…

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paulw11
Oct 12, 2011 4:15 pm
phippsy
phippsy
9 October 2011

Antennaes

Antennaes

Thanks for that link Sierra, I ended up mounting it there last night, sat the pointy endover a roof bearer and cable tied 2 of the aluminium poles to the beams, still…

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phippsy
Oct 09, 2011 4:58 pm
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
7 October 2011

Help with wall mounted TV's

Help with wall mounted TV's

ok, thanks for the thumbs up guys.

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acrebuild1
Oct 07, 2011 7:12 pm
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Rodda
Oct 07, 2011 9:41 am
Rodda
gelatiii
gelatiii
6 October 2011

RJ45 for Cat 6 cables

RJ45 for Cat 6 cables

Thanks all, looks like it's better to get a qualified cabler to do the job.

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gelatiii
Oct 06, 2011 8:38 pm
Wateman
Wateman
30 September 2011

Argus Technologies-smart wiring packages

Argus Technologies-smart wiring packages

Thanks both of you for replying, and EmeryBB thanks for the pics! We weren't given the option to have the Pro enclosure, but our house is only small, so the Mid-size…

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Wateman
Sep 30, 2011 10:00 am
Wateman
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
29 September 2011

Home Theatre Decisions

Home Theatre Decisions

In terms of the screen, have you considered buying the screen material and making a DIY frame. The correct material for a 2.35:1 screen up to 150 inch diametre can be…

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RenovationsGalore
Sep 29, 2011 1:00 pm
RenovationsGalore
motef
motef
26 September 2011

Data points in Kitchen

Data points in Kitchen

Cheers Pugs. I am trying to get as wide a feedback…

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motef
Sep 26, 2011 11:25 am
notremaison
notremaison
23 September 2011

Starserve Question

Starserve Question

We just had our sparky pre-wire our new build. Had to get the builder to allow them onsite. They can't finish until you get handover, then pull the wires through and…

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notremaison
Sep 23, 2011 7:39 pm
Sierra
Sierra
21 September 2011

OPTOMA HD66

OPTOMA HD66

I have heard good things also but have never used one.. I have a similar BenQ (720p, 3D) one and its very good. Check out http://digitalcentre.com.au ..... Be aware 3D…

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Sierra
Sep 21, 2011 9:43 pm
Sierra
Rodda
Rodda
20 September 2011

$189 cheap for Pro to mount TV (include bracket)

$189 cheap for Pro to mount TV (include bracket)

Just be aware - not all 'Pros' (professional = gets paid for it...) have the same standards when it comes to doing this type of work. I personally have been asked in to…

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Rodda
Sep 20, 2011 3:28 pm
Rodda
Starz
Starz
20 September 2011

Do I need a new Reciever or switch box... or both?

Do I need a new Reciever or switch box... or both?

Thanks rlay1, Good idea, we can connect 2 receivers and keep 1 in the room for TV and the other to other rooms and just tune in both to the radio so its throughout the…

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Starz
Sep 20, 2011 1:57 pm
Starz
paulw11
paulw11
19 September 2011

Ness alarm question, another question help please.

Ness alarm question, another question help please.

[quote="Pugs" you will need to speak to a cabler.. a NTD isn't inplay with FTTH This isn't helping the OP :) but the Telecommunications Act and S009 still apply to…

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paulw11
Sep 19, 2011 3:00 pm
McLovin
McLovin
16 September 2011

Wall mounting a 42" LED TV, where to get kit from?

Wall mounting a 42" LED TV, where to get kit from?

Hey matt, hoping you're still around. We finally bought a TV. We ended up getting an LG 47". Would the wall mount kit you recommended above work with our TV? In the…

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McLovin
Sep 16, 2011 4:18 pm
motef
motef
16 September 2011

Clipsal - cat6 Cable Titanium and Actassi?

Clipsal - cat6 Cable Titanium and Actassi?

I have just found out that Clipsal stopped manafacturing the Titanium brand Cat6 cable in 2010 and now use the Actassi brand Cat6 Cable which is exactly the same spec.

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motef
Sep 16, 2011 3:43 pm
tracey em
tracey em
15 September 2011

What is this and what do I really need

What is this and what do I really need

Thank you so much Paul for writing such a detailed reply. I really appreciate it.

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tracey em
Sep 15, 2011 5:49 pm
noki388
noki388
10 September 2011

ADSL and Alarm

ADSL and Alarm

Thanks Paul

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noki388
Sep 10, 2011 4:33 pm
paulw11
paulw11
9 September 2011

AV receiver works randomly on TV?

AV receiver works randomly on TV?

Hi You could also try the Whirlpool forums if you haven't already http://forums.whirlpool.net.au They have an AV forum and someone over there may have the same receiver…

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paulw11
Sep 09, 2011 6:07 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
7 September 2011

Foxtel iq-iq2

Foxtel iq-iq2

Thanks , now i have some info will call to discuss install price.

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kassan1973
Sep 07, 2011 8:50 am
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
6 September 2011

Where do we mount our switches?

Where do we mount our switches?

+1 recommend Paulw11 suggestion, I didn't bother with any pricey systems, i just got it all terminated to a standard 12RU network cabinet in the garage and patched it in…

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rockabilly_kid
Sep 06, 2011 5:28 pm
rockabilly_kid
hannahc
hannahc
1 September 2011

Aerial Installation - When should we do this?

Aerial Installation - When should we do this?

I have used them twice. Once to get an old antenna swapped over and again to get more tv points put in.…

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hannahc
Sep 01, 2011 11:24 pm
hannahc
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
31 August 2011

Multiroom audio and video wiring

Multiroom audio and video wiring

""Again, depending what type of system you use, everything should be able to be controlled from each point and, with the allowance for a coax…

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BuildingACT
Aug 31, 2011 11:09 pm
sceen7
sceen7
31 August 2011

motorized ceiling projector mounts

motorized ceiling projector mounts

Thanks for the tips rodda. The ebay ones offer a showroom for inspection so i will go and check them out before i commit. I am leaning towards building an angled recess…

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sceen7
Aug 31, 2011 8:42 pm
paulw11
paulw11
31 August 2011

Clipsal Star Serve

Clipsal Star Serve

How can C-bus use less 240V wiring when everythign needs to be wired to a central point (or two) and back? That's more 240V…

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paulw11
Aug 31, 2011 4:45 pm
Trewman
Trewman
30 August 2011

eBay projector

eBay projector

My mate bought one of these ebay projectors full 1080 hdmi etc a couple of months ago and he also bought a motorised screen with it etc.. I will say Ive seen better…

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Trewman
Aug 30, 2011 6:58 pm
Rodda
Rodda
29 August 2011

Home Theatre doors

Home Theatre doors

A couple of us here do :) P.S. For anyone trying to get onto…

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Rodda
Aug 29, 2011 4:15 pm
Rodda
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
22 August 2011

Pre wiring, smart wiring question???

Pre wiring, smart wiring question???

Hello, this sounds to cheap to me... does this include ALL the modules to go into the hub?? such as modulators sound distribution telephone distribution infa…

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cenemelectrical
Aug 22, 2011 11:05 pm
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motef
Aug 22, 2011 6:41 pm
mjt084
mjt084
21 August 2011

Wireless Gate Unlocking Solution

Wireless Gate Unlocking Solution

Hi All, At the front of my house I have a brick and timber fence that I would like to remain locked most of the time. Are there any battery operated wireless intercom…

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mjt084
Aug 21, 2011 6:24 pm

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