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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
Twiggy
Twiggy
16 May 2011

Splitting an audio signal

Splitting an audio signal

how do you think the spreakers get powerd? they will be need to be run off an amp of some kind be it a small in the wall plate amp or a reciver…

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Twiggy
May 16, 2011 11:08 am
Twiggy
WiredLife
WiredLife
15 May 2011

Smart Wiring House in Telstra Velocity Estate

Smart Wiring House in Telstra Velocity Estate
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I can provide the installation of cabling and trenching for any Telstra Velocity estate within Melbourne. Let me know if you need a price.

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WiredLife
May 15, 2011 10:33 pm
Pugs
Pugs
12 May 2011

Strutural Wiring Quote

Strutural Wiring Quote

Hi, Our builder was quoting $185 per data cable - & double that if we wanted 2 to the same room. I was polite & didn't express my views on what…

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Pugs
May 12, 2011 5:31 pm
Pugs
chatterbox
chatterbox
11 May 2011

ducted vacuum switch cabling..

ducted vacuum switch cabling..

the av I am talking about has a run longer than 20m and so balans would be used. so can I install it? the cat5 would be plugged in both ends to the baluns, and the one…

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chatterbox
May 11, 2011 11:19 pm
Pugs
Pugs
10 May 2011

Speaker Pre Wiring..??

Speaker Pre Wiring..??

Hi there. This has been covered many times in this forum. If you wait until the house is finished it is then not as easy to do the wiring and…

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Pugs
May 10, 2011 1:51 pm
Pugs
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Pugs
May 01, 2011 12:06 pm
Pugs
mattwalker
mattwalker
28 April 2011

Group buy- Optoma HD67 projectors -720P DLP - Lamp & Screen

Group buy- Optoma HD67 projectors -720P DLP - Lamp & Screen

Hi guys, We have the opportunity to put together a very good deal on a group buy of Optoma HD67 projectors. These are a full featured, High Definition 720p, HDMI…

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mattwalker
Apr 28, 2011 4:44 pm
mattwalker
darrell81
darrell81
27 April 2011

HTIB or a bitza system

HTIB or a bitza system

thanks rod very informative and true.ive not heard the sony going so do wonder how it sounds. i run a samsung galaxy s and with the earphones in and 5-1 set the sound is…

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darrell81
Apr 27, 2011 11:56 pm
Rodda
Rodda
27 April 2011

Group buy - Benq w6000 projectors - 1080P DLP - free LAMP

Group buy - Benq w6000 projectors - 1080P DLP - free LAMP
1, 2

And I drove through Bunbury only just after a week ago... (don't expect to be back over there on the warmer side of Aus any time soon though, sorry...)

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Rodda
Apr 27, 2011 3:42 pm
Rodda
mattwalker
mattwalker
21 April 2011

Home theatre speakers

Home theatre speakers

hehehe - I hear you got an unbeatable deal on these speakers - well done!!

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mattwalker
Apr 22, 2011 12:52 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
21 April 2011

Set Top Box

Set Top Box

I have used (and sell) Strong set top boxes. They are a good brand that work well and the company offer good local support. Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Apr 21, 2011 2:57 pm
mattwalker
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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 11:54 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 April 2011

Alarm and ADSL issues

Alarm and ADSL issues

A great explanation guys - makes complete sense.

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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 12:44 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 April 2011

Are all TV Brackets created equal?

Are all TV Brackets created equal?
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Hey Ring09, Thanks for the feedback - glad you found it easy! Mounting a TV is a relatively easy thing to do :) Check out the new signature below for the discount code!!

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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 12:43 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 April 2011

How to do this?

How to do this?

another great free solution is teamviewer. www.teamviewer.com Great for controlling a PC from a remote location!!

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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 12:40 am
mattwalker
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pattycake4
Apr 19, 2011 10:00 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
14 April 2011

Yer i know,another "Girlie Question" please help/explain!

Yer i know,another "Girlie Question" please help/explain!

Off topic again,thats ok it my thread :lol: Yep we have thought about those sorta things,the extra flooring apart from bedrms & tv room (which will be done soon after build…

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kerry-ann
Apr 14, 2011 2:21 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 April 2011

Group buy - **UPDATED** Benq w1000+ projectors - 1080P DLP

Group buy - **UPDATED** Benq w1000+ projectors - 1080P DLP
1, 2

Hi guys, This buy has gone ahead and there is s couple of projectors still available at the same discounted rate if you are interested. PM me for details. Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Apr 13, 2011 11:35 pm
mattwalker
Rodda
Rodda
13 April 2011

Advice for newbie

Advice for newbie

If you really wanted to have the projector and screen movable from inside to out and back this is not really that difficult to set up. Here's how I would do it: 1. For…

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Rodda
Apr 13, 2011 10:17 am
Rodda
JasonV
JasonV
11 April 2011

Media Room Inspiration

Media Room Inspiration

There are a few great cinemas there. Take a look at some of these ones also. MANY of them are well over the million $ mark. http://www.cineloungers.com/personal_ci ... eaters.php

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JasonV
Apr 11, 2011 10:33 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
8 April 2011

Polystyrene foam

Polystyrene foam

Tried Bunnings? They seem to sell everything else! :)

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mattwalker
Apr 08, 2011 6:14 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
8 April 2011

3d Blu-ray HTPC

3d Blu-ray HTPC

Personally I think the same as Rod. With the cost of a half decent BR player now around the $200 mark (and even under $100 in some cases) I would save the $$$$ on…

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mattwalker
Apr 08, 2011 6:13 pm
mattwalker
drewhawk
drewhawk
6 April 2011

sounds good

sounds good

I found this deal on paradigm speakers take 20% off http://www.audiotrends.com.au/shop.php? ... itemId=833

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drewhawk
Apr 06, 2011 3:08 pm

this is what I do instead of using 5 way…

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Pugs
Apr 06, 2011 2:41 pm
Pugs
homehelper
homehelper
5 April 2011

subwoofer placement

subwoofer placement

The best place to put it is where it doesn't drown out the natural sound.

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homehelper
Apr 05, 2011 2:02 pm
Chuq
Chuq
5 April 2011

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house
1, 2

Thanks for offering but my son came along and he is handling it, this all still makes no sense to me. He said we are going to have a central…

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Chuq
Apr 05, 2011 1:38 am
Chuq
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mattwalker
Apr 04, 2011 11:34 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 April 2011

Anybody have one of these?

Anybody have one of these?

Nope but I have these ... and they work with Foxtel and Austar :)

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mattwalker
Apr 04, 2011 11:25 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
3 April 2011

help with where to place power outlets and aerial

help with where to place power outlets and aerial

generally you have a "master source" that handles all…

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Pugs
Apr 03, 2011 8:34 pm
Pugs
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
1 April 2011

4X4 HDMI Matrix - any good?

4X4 HDMI Matrix - any good?

Edited as SPAM was deleted - so long spammer...

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Perth-1st Timer
Apr 01, 2011 8:07 pm
notremaison
notremaison
30 March 2011

Buy Home Theater Equipment Places Like This

Buy Home Theater Equipment Places Like This

Bought the 5.1 Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 set on special from Digital Cinema couldn't be happier with the service, delivered to Vic metro in about 4 days. Yet to set the…

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notremaison
Mar 30, 2011 3:52 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
30 March 2011

My Home Theatre build on a budget

My Home Theatre build on a budget

Sounds awesome ... I look forward to seeing the pics too!

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mattwalker
Mar 30, 2011 11:17 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
30 March 2011

Boston Speakers

Boston Speakers

I can second that Paradigm Sub! I have experienced it first hand (at Rod's house) and it is AWESOME!!

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mattwalker
Mar 30, 2011 11:04 am
mattwalker
donnam
donnam
28 March 2011

Av sender won't work with in our extension- any suggestions

Av sender won't work with in our extension- any suggestions

I didn't but they guy new I only needed one transmitter and didn't offer- anyway never hurts to have a spare and I have everything working so I am happy!

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donnam
Mar 28, 2011 9:31 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
28 March 2011

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Even with non-fixed TV units and standard height power points, I tend to run a power-board from the powerpoint through the cable hole in the back and leave the board…

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rockabilly_kid
Mar 28, 2011 12:16 pm
rockabilly_kid
paulw11
paulw11
27 March 2011

Networking everythign in the house

Networking everythign in the house
1, 2

Hi, The C-Bus system has a component called the Wiser gateway. This gives you a web interface which can be accessed from a web browser (including iPhone and Android…

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paulw11
Mar 27, 2011 8:45 pm

Wow this was nearly 4 years ago!!

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mattwalker
Mar 23, 2011 9:06 am
mattwalker
Springleaf
Springleaf
23 March 2011

Data Cable Installation in Melbournes West

Data Cable Installation in Melbournes West

G'day Matt, thanks for the reply. Turns out that a family member is in the industry and is going to meet with me next week to discuss options! Cheers anyway mate

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Springleaf
Mar 23, 2011 7:17 am
Springleaf
mattwalker
mattwalker
21 March 2011

what size conduit for a HDMI Cable? 20 or 25mm

what size conduit for a HDMI Cable? 20 or 25mm

Hey ozberg, My TCC cables will not arrive for 3 more weeks (they are on the slow boat from China :( ) but in the meantime I could recommend these:

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mattwalker
Mar 21, 2011 11:16 pm
mattwalker
glenmc271
glenmc271
21 March 2011

Wireless Foxtel

Wireless Foxtel

We have a set of the W Home Wireless AV Senders and receivers, but they are absolute shit. 5m to one TV, through one wall and image is okay, but theres a line and the…

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glenmc271
Mar 21, 2011 6:42 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
18 March 2011

240V cable and HDMI/HDMI over CAT6 together in conduit OK ?

240V cable and HDMI/HDMI over CAT6 together in conduit OK ?

if you want them at the same spot then just use two conduits.. that is how they wire your phone line from the street, it sits side by side with the electrical conduit in…

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wakeboardandy
Mar 18, 2011 10:56 pm
wakeboardandy
Richo
Richo
18 March 2011

Advice on placement/layout - cheap system

Advice on placement/layout - cheap system

Thanks guys, will hopefully install the speakers this weekend if I get the time. I think that wall mount will be the go, no kids at the moment, but a nephew that is just…

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Richo
Mar 18, 2011 9:56 am
Richo
mattwalker
mattwalker
17 March 2011

Ceiling colour?

Ceiling colour?

I personally think a darker ceiling is better. Having had both I would always go with a dark ceiling but... ...it depends on the room. If it was a multi use room (ie a…

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mattwalker
Mar 17, 2011 3:45 pm
mattwalker

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