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mattwalker
mattwalker
17 August 2011

Wall mounted TV height

Wall mounted TV height

Hi motef, This one is designated by the manufacturer. Most will recommend a minimum distance of 100mm around all edges but there are ways around this! ;) Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Aug 17, 2011 9:09 pm
mattwalker
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
17 August 2011

One set of speakers, two sources?

One set of speakers, two sources?

Hi, you can get simple speaker selector boxes from jaycar that will handle this or alltronics hope this helped chris

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cenemelectrical
Aug 17, 2011 8:44 pm
jusblaz
jusblaz
14 August 2011

Found a great antenna and home theatre installer

Found a great antenna and home theatre installer

Thanks for the post. Exactly what I was looking for. Word of mouth referral is one of the best ways to go.

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jusblaz
Aug 14, 2011 7:46 pm
dsiroky
dsiroky
10 August 2011

Recommend an electrician

Recommend an electrician

L&l electrical division is doing my house and I am very happy with them. It helps to be married to the owners best friends sister though...

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dsiroky
Aug 10, 2011 10:59 pm
paulw11
paulw11
8 August 2011

Running power cables through walls ???

Running power cables through walls ???

Hi, I also doubt that there will be a problem with routing a power cable through the wall behind the TV - The intention of the separation rules is to prevent physical…

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paulw11
Aug 08, 2011 11:10 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 August 2011

need advice on running speaker cable wall - celling - wall

need advice on running speaker cable wall - celling - wall

hi tamamontu, For that distance a 16AWG cable would be more than sufficient. There is some really well priced by the metre 16 AWG available but it is best to look at 25…

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mattwalker
Aug 04, 2011 6:49 pm
mattwalker
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
3 August 2011

Data Termination in Laundry..Is this a wise idea??

Data Termination in Laundry..Is this a wise idea??

Yup, thanks portas1971. Am getting my gear from 4cabling. I have already seen a few things I am def. buying. :-)

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rajan_g4
Aug 03, 2011 10:23 pm
rajan_g4
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
1 August 2011

The Cable Connection - HDMI hits the airwaves...

The Cable Connection - HDMI hits the airwaves...

I've never understood the argument with digital signals. I can understand why its subjective with an analog signal but the connection would have to be very low quality to…

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theanonyuser
Aug 01, 2011 9:58 pm
sibop
sibop
29 July 2011

Opinion wanted on splitting Foxtel signal to other rooms

Opinion wanted on splitting Foxtel signal to other rooms

Matt, do you think i will have trouble trying to split the IQ2 signal over about 22 meters? I want to use HDMI to cat5 or 6 converters and HDMI wall…

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sibop
Jul 29, 2011 6:39 pm
stinomus
stinomus
28 July 2011

Advice for 3D TV

Advice for 3D TV

I dont believe you need to upgrade your amp either, but AFAIK a single optical out cannot carry a HD audio signal (5.1 / 7.1 etc). You will need…

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stinomus
Jul 28, 2011 5:43 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
28 July 2011

Networking the House

Networking the House

Another good call paul11 (and one that is often forgotten!)

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mattwalker
Jul 28, 2011 4:01 pm
mattwalker
paulw11
paulw11
28 July 2011

Cat5/Cat 6 cabling

Cat5/Cat 6 cabling
1, 2

That seems to be the stock standard contract. i.e. it's the builder's "site" until handover. Low volume or niche builders are much much more…

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paulw11
Jul 28, 2011 1:44 pm
cmooring
cmooring
27 July 2011

Media Centre or Blu Ray for playing movies from HDD

Media Centre or Blu Ray for playing movies from HDD

Thanks Matt. I still have a lot to learn about this new fancy technology. We got a 42inch LG plasma a couple of years ago. I am very happy with it. Although it does have a…

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cmooring
Jul 28, 2011 12:52 am
cmooring
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 July 2011

is there a 1080P 3D projector in Australia?

is there a 1080P 3D projector in Australia?

Are they better - yes because they are larger!! ;) ...but each has their benefits. A Plasma can be used all the time and never needs the lamp replaced, can be used in…

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mattwalker
Jul 25, 2011 10:38 pm
mattwalker
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
25 July 2011

Quick opinion on acoustic batts

Quick opinion on acoustic batts

Thanks for the advice. I've decided to do batts + plasterboard for the master / family room. And just batts in the study/bedroom 3. At some point I may need to rent a…

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theanonyuser
Jul 25, 2011 7:18 pm
Pugs
Pugs
24 July 2011

What types of cables are these?

What types of cables are these?

how so?? just the fact that 1GB is a duplex speed ie both directions... sure if you are streaming you hardly get…

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Pugs
Jul 24, 2011 2:00 pm
Pugs
abraham
abraham
24 July 2011

Audio Video Rack

Audio Video Rack

Hi Matt, Thank you for the information, they look good but can't find any which are enclosed and has a glass front door

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abraham
Jul 24, 2011 11:11 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

in ceiling speaker what do you think

in ceiling speaker what do you think

Sounds like a case of the "white van man" to me ... Be a little wary.

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 6:26 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

Denon Receiver - Optical to Zone 2 multi room audio - help.

Denon Receiver - Optical to Zone 2 multi room audio - help.

Denon offer the same - I had to find out about the AVR3310 for a customer last week - what did we do before the internet?

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 6:02 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

Clipsal Drilling Templates

Clipsal Drilling Templates

Thats a handy little link ... ***Bookmarks it!

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 5:53 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

How to install bookshelf speakers on a brick wall???

How to install bookshelf speakers on a brick wall???

Have a look here for a few ideas: http://thecableconnectionco.blogspot.co ... ll-or.html I have done this many times ... inside the brick whilst not impossible is…

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 5:52 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

Data Cabling and You

Data Cabling and You
1 ... 5, 6, 7

It does cost a few dollars but in comparison to doing it later or the potential cost of lost / stolen data on a wireless network it is priceless.

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 5:46 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

USB Extension Cables

USB Extension Cables

I have just got a few of these in last week...have a look here: http://thecableconnection.com.au/defaul ... searchview These seem to be fairly popular:

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 5:43 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

TV Outlet Splitting Problem - Velocity Estate

TV Outlet Splitting Problem - Velocity Estate

Its amazing to think that a signal for TV can be "too high" - how far we have come in the last few years!!

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 5:40 pm
mattwalker
duke
duke
19 July 2011

Clipsal C-Bus

Clipsal C-Bus
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

And in the contract to have the SS and tradies that built the display home build the house.

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duke
Jul 19, 2011 11:03 pm
cray-
cray-
15 July 2011

How many people in here have separate "Cinema Rooms"

How many people in here have separate "Cinema Rooms"
1, 2, 3

We managed to squeeze one in, even though I'm a huge movie fan, the HT had to be built to a budget, both dollars and space. The room is only 5.1 x 3.7 and we will be…

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cray-
Jul 15, 2011 6:51 pm
Rodda
Rodda
12 July 2011

Hdmi cable - does it have a plate where it comes thru wall?

Hdmi cable - does it have a plate where it comes thru wall?

The only obstacle inside the wall cavity as you attempt to feed anything from top to bottom (or vice-versa) is a noggin (or in taller walls perhaps more than one...) - a…

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Rodda
Jul 12, 2011 3:58 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
3 July 2011

PVR

PVR

www.staticice.com.au is an excellent resource for finding the best prices for items on-line (and some of those retailers actually have retail shops you can walk into and…

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Rodda
Jul 03, 2011 11:03 am
Rodda
paulw11
paulw11
23 June 2011

Best option for renovation

Best option for renovation

Hi For HD you will want either HDMI or component. For full HD (1080P) like a Blu Ray player HDMI is required. Foxtel HD is only 1080i so it runs OK over Component. For…

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paulw11
Jun 23, 2011 10:16 am
nrh157
nrh157
16 June 2011

FTTH Estate - HDU Required?

FTTH Estate - HDU Required?

Question for a data guru please. We are about to move into a Telstra Smart estate. At our electrical appointment we were informed that a Home Dist Unit would…

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nrh157
Jun 16, 2011 7:55 pm
nrh157
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
16 June 2011

ADSL Central Filter

ADSL Central Filter

For a start the alarm is (thankfully) on the back-burner for a while now, so it might not have to be implemented at all. Initially I just wasn't sure how central filters…

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rockabilly_kid
Jun 16, 2011 4:19 pm
rockabilly_kid
Pugs
Pugs
14 June 2011

Inceiling Subs

Inceiling Subs

Hi mate. Sorry I've been AFK for a few weeks - had a lot on... The specs for those subs don't sound very impressive at all, in fact they sound…

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Pugs
Jun 14, 2011 6:49 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
14 June 2011

Pugs (Best way to position wires inside walls before plaster

Pugs (Best way to position wires inside walls before plaster

I always take heaps of photos - wide-angle and close-up (digital photos are free). This method has not let me down yet. In saying that, I also take measurements for…

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Rodda
Jun 14, 2011 6:31 pm
Rodda
paulw11
paulw11
14 June 2011

Data cabling for new build

Data cabling for new build

Hi If it is done correctly, the 8 phone points and 8 data points will actually be 16 data points. It is how you connect them at the hub that determines their purpose (At…

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paulw11
Jun 14, 2011 8:46 am
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Chipstick
Jun 13, 2011 12:55 pm
abraham
abraham
13 June 2011

Amp and Speaker advice

Amp and Speaker advice

Hi, $500/- is less for an amp, however you can get onkyo, pioneer, yahama for something around 700/-

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abraham
Jun 13, 2011 10:11 am
Bill&Jackki
Bill&Jackki
7 June 2011

Help on Home Theatre system

Help on Home Theatre system

Hi all, I need help with my Home Theatre setup. I have two options from two separate retailers which follow and…

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Bill&Jackki
Jun 07, 2011 9:35 pm
Bill&Jackki
JasonV
JasonV
5 June 2011

Sound panels?

Sound panels?

It's pretty easy to make…

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JasonV
Jun 05, 2011 11:15 am
Joel & Sandy
Joel & Sandy
2 June 2011

projector and screen

projector and screen

how do i upload pictures? :)

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Joel & Sandy
Jun 02, 2011 10:09 am
henry218
henry218
1 June 2011

LG Home theatre system - opinions

LG Home theatre system - opinions

today's speakers and amps prob the same as 20years ago, prob more. there's no interconnectivity issues whatsoever :) u need hdmi though for ur bluray if ur using one. goal…

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henry218
Jun 01, 2011 10:08 pm
mgg
mgg
30 May 2011

Suggestions for Media Room Setup

Suggestions for Media Room Setup

I love it - also checked out your forum thread really impressive. Currently I've just got a 5.2x4.2 box with double door (not yet built even). I'm slowly gaining ideas…

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mgg
May 30, 2011 9:19 pm
paulw11
paulw11
27 May 2011

Speaker Wiring distance from 240v cables?

Speaker Wiring distance from 240v cables?

Hi I had a quick look at AS/NZS 3000 ("The wiring rules"). It has this to say about Low Voltage (240V) and extra-low voltage systems: Cables of low…

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paulw11
May 27, 2011 5:43 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
20 May 2011

Klipsch dEAL

Klipsch dEAL

Onkyo 608

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Cozmo
May 20, 2011 12:21 pm
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rockabilly_kid
May 19, 2011 10:26 am
rockabilly_kid
mattwalker
mattwalker
18 May 2011

Projector in Bulkhead or Ceiling Mount

Projector in Bulkhead or Ceiling Mount

Both ways are good, however like Rod, I have experienced both a hidden solution and an open installation and I personally, for ease of tweaking, changing and upgrading…

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mattwalker
May 18, 2011 10:44 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
18 May 2011

New home networking

New home networking

Some of the prices are just stupid tho. 48 points of cat6 across a house including rack and…

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Pugs
May 18, 2011 11:05 am
Pugs
henry218
henry218
17 May 2011

Theatre - Size and Placement question

Theatre - Size and Placement question

hi, i think putting speakers on the ceiling put too much compromise on the sound quality. in my opinion its best to fit the speakers on the corner, or u do soffit,…

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henry218
May 17, 2011 2:24 pm


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