Home Theatre & Automation
Best hardwired UPS?
I have a cheapo FineOffset type from eBay. It isn't too bad. The rain gauge didn't last long; I think it is infested with spiders, but the temperature, humidity and wind…
Crestron or Control4
I am building a house and I'm new to home automation. the place where I'm buying my home theatre is into control4 system and so far I'm excited by the control4 system. It…
Cable Internet connection on new build
I would say it's about 5-6m away. I have had electrician back today to do the cabling work and optus are booked again for tomorrow so hoping it goes off without a hitch
Nov 08, 2016 10:42 pm
Installers in Sydney
How much does it cost to install projector to ceiling and also screen?
DIY Home Automation
Check "Home Technology Hub" thread.. continuing the conversation there
Media/theatre room set up
Playing your PS4 thorugh a projector will cause you issues as the Response time on projectors arent the best.
Does anyone know where I could get something like this made in Australia?
How to set up a cheap house sound system?
Our Sonos installations, bar one, are all hidden, as I'm using the equivalent of 1 x Connect, 4 x Connect:Amp and 1 x Play:5 (the only visible one). I've hidden them in…
Add another TV socket
Most antenna installers should be able to complete that job as it's not overly complex.
I am using the Yamaha MXA 5000 power matched with a CXA5100 to drive all the surrounds and have a McIntosh to drive the wall of sound. I think I will have a channel to…
Atmos 4 or 2 speakers
Speak to Savi Systems for an advise. They are very professional. Browse and you will be able to find details.
Question for the NBN/Cabling guru's
It sounds like it might be a little risky to plan on them using the black cable so I will probably lay a new conduit with drawstring on the other side…
May 24, 2016 11:22 pm
Soundbar vs Bulkhead speakers
Not that I'd use bulkhead speakers in my own setup, but I've had to specify some for a job where that was the only option. Good boxed speakers will always win out in…
What to replace our TiVo with?
Thats looks awesome! Although it's a different product to what the Tivo offered.
This would compliment something like the Beyonwiz rather than compete wit has it.
Raised Platform size?
I am getting custom seats from a company in Singapore that has a sister company in Perth. It's easy for me as I live in Singapore.
The company is cossimo gallery. Very…
Home Networking Issues
The simplest way is to connect your router to the NTD, then all the data points to the router
May 04, 2016 12:35 am
HAI Automation System
Hi, Approx 2 years ago I had a HAI system installed for my audio, security, lighting and heating. I have had ongoing issues with PIR's not working and need someone with…
Why not add some couches created for Cinema/ Theatre Room? Four pieces are enough and reasonable. A good sound system and wide screen paired with these cinema lounges will…
Network Confusion.. Need Help!!
I am coming in late here, but would recommend the Ubiquiti Unifi access points.
I've used their new UAP-AC-Lite, perfect for residential environment and coupled that to…
set up for a 5.2m x 4.3m room
I'm in the same boat, 5.5x4.5m.
If money permits I think I'll have a Sony 40es projector with a 110in screen. Hopefully I can get 7.1.4 speaker setup as long as it's not…
New home theatre blank canvas.
Having a better look at the reviews I think the w1350 might be the way to go for us in terms of throw distance. My only concern is weather or no I can see those rainbows…
Speakers and cabinets
Hi all my cinema room is now ready for me to make the cabinets after 8 years of other work and plumbers taking their time.My dilemma is the following
1) do i use a floor…
Wireless or Cabled
+1 on cables. The second cable might not appear to be worth it, but consider it as Insurance, as replacing a single run can be very costly.
Wireless can be hit and miss…
Speaker cable type and point location
Round off the bends in your conduit.. it may be 50mm , but a 90degree corner even with a drawstring might not allow you to pull through a new HDMI version 3.5 cable…
Can you point me out which one you purchased off Ebay? I am building with pre-wiring for intercom. Just trying to save where I can.
Cost of Home Automation
Not really. Protocols and systems like z-wave (X-10, Zigbee) are complimentary to C-bus and build on c-bus, but it isn't a replacement for c-bus.
Where protocols like…
NBN Lead-in P23 conduit
We have also chosen to omit the NBN package as we didn't see the need for the data points at a cost of 3k and plan to do it after handover. So I'll be interested to hear…
Oct 31, 2015 12:43 am
Home Theatre Umms and Aahs
Ask the builder to put in conduit and face plates with draw strings during construction.
You can get this done in the position for speakers, data, etc.
Our builder quoted…
Sep 26, 2015 12:46 am
movie pit couches
I have a modular corner sofas, you can get two set. Vic furniture galore. You probably could get that setup for $2800.
Tv Entertainment Unit...
Most kitchen places can do easy, Google for styles or and go look in shops, , take photo, then custom make to fit perfectly.
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Has anyone installed Main line Surge Protector. Advise appreciated.
Pre cable wiring for Home Theatre System
GPO General Power Outlet or power point to plug the projector in. If the projector set up is in the garage then it may be quite easy to do the wiring after. Depends if…