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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 10:16 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 5:42 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 9:56 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 8:56 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 2:45 pm
mattwalker
abraham
abraham
17 March 2011

HD Projector and AV Receiver

HD Projector and AV Receiver

The technology is still available for watching 3D without glasses (led/LCD tv) but apparently samsung hasn't yet released the TV , think the TVs should be out in a year or…

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abraham
Mar 17, 2011 11:47 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
17 March 2011

PRE WIRING - MOVIE ROOM

PRE WIRING - MOVIE ROOM

......just because people are aware of 5.1 and subwoofers does not mean they still don't go and spend less than $1000 on the entire audio…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Mar 17, 2011 8:19 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pugs
Pugs
10 March 2011

What to use as patch panel? What to include?

What to use as patch panel? What to include?

Match master splitters are good... hope you can get warranty on that install...

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Pugs
Mar 10, 2011 8:26 am
Pugs
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
9 March 2011

Cat6 thru fake skirting board ?

Cat6 thru fake skirting board ?

It's good to have 'the voice of cabling reason', Pugs, up in here. I'm no expert but it makes sense. I can't even think of a good reason to go down the skirting path…

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rockabilly_kid
Mar 09, 2011 1:38 pm
rockabilly_kid
Rodda
Rodda
9 March 2011

Building a Media Room - Should I put in Alcove and Bulkhead

Building a Media Room - Should I put in Alcove and Bulkhead

Hi again Hep. For getting the real cinema experience you simply cannot beat a projector (unless you have about $100K spare and you can get your hands on a 100"…

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Rodda
Mar 09, 2011 12:26 pm
Rodda
themax
themax
8 March 2011

Security Camera and phone

Security Camera and phone

We love ours, but it is outside the front door not at the front gate (mainly because we don't have a front gate yet :lol: ).

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themax
Mar 08, 2011 7:53 pm
themax
chippy
chippy
8 March 2011

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

You can order any door as a solid core. Just use the same door as the rest as the internals (if that's what you want) but order it in solid core. Be careful with the…

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chippy
Mar 07, 2011 11:59 pm
chippy
rock
rock
6 March 2011

Streaming music to 3 zones

Streaming music to 3 zones

sonos is the way to go they work well

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rock
Mar 06, 2011 8:21 am
1sthome
1sthome
3 March 2011

Sound insulation - villaboard cf sound check

Sound insulation - villaboard cf sound check

Now I'm using villaboard on the bathroom wall side of the the timber stud wall, insulation and then firecheck plasterboard on the other side of the wall. How do you…

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1sthome
Mar 03, 2011 10:09 pm

here is my…

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S&M
Mar 02, 2011 4:49 pm
S&M
Barrywalters
Barrywalters
1 March 2011

Should I get an internet connection point at the tv

Should I get an internet connection point at the tv
1, 2

lol! No misunderstanding...just the way I read the question! The $400 is expensive based on the cost of the cable and the labour involved. …

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Barrywalters
Mar 01, 2011 10:42 am
nrh157
nrh157
28 February 2011

Logitech Remotes ~ Battery Fault

Logitech Remotes ~ Battery Fault

It's a specific Li-ion battery made for the Logitechs. Looks like this http://tinyurl.com/4htspdw

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nrh157
Feb 28, 2011 7:19 pm
nrh157
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
28 February 2011

"BIG" HOME THEATRE ROOKIE "HELP"

"BIG" HOME THEATRE ROOKIE "HELP"
1, 2

actually i have seen the Optoma HD20. Any thoughts? tick or cross

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pedro.lyn.josh
Feb 28, 2011 2:22 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 February 2011

Selby acoustics Deluxe motorised screen with remote

Selby acoustics Deluxe motorised screen with remote

It depends. Selby sell both. One has RF only and the other (which is the deluxe) has IR and 12V trigger. Be warned though, the IR / Power module is huge and sits…

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mattwalker
Feb 24, 2011 8:08 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 February 2011

What TV do you recommend?

What TV do you recommend?

For me it depends on what you do with it! I have a full HD Samsung 50" that I sell for $998. The HD model (lower res) sells for a couple of hundred less. Personally I…

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mattwalker
Feb 24, 2011 8:07 am
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
24 February 2011

Matching Center speaker with fronts

Matching Center speaker with fronts

Thanks for your replies guys. As your answers suggest it is a very ambiguous subject this reproduction of sound subject and I guess people can…

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Pugs
Feb 24, 2011 7:24 am
Pugs
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 February 2011

Help with speaker choice

Help with speaker choice

I agree with the Paradigms ... What a sensational sounding speaker! @c4az57b - when you want a price on the Krix look me up ;)

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mattwalker
Feb 22, 2011 9:16 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 February 2011

Security Camera cables

Security Camera cables

Or you could run both and have the option to upgrade to IP in the future :) Cable is cheap and it is easy to run some cable once!!

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mattwalker
Feb 21, 2011 11:36 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 February 2011

Sale ~ Logitech Remotes

Sale ~ Logitech Remotes

The Harmony on is one of the best remotes (IMO) on the market!

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mattwalker
Feb 21, 2011 11:34 pm
mattwalker
cooky3
cooky3
19 February 2011

Looking for HT that wont dominate the room

Looking for HT that wont dominate the room

Thanks for your opinions guys, Is there anything else i should add to the list that you would recommend? Would be for Movies mostly I was looking at in-wall speakers but…

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cooky3
Feb 19, 2011 4:10 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
17 February 2011

Help- my media room is a blank canvas!

Help- my media room is a blank canvas!

Thank you all so much, :: I didnt realise there were so many elements to making up a theatre room. I have jotted down all your advice and feel ready now to hit the stores…

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nicenurse
Feb 17, 2011 9:11 pm
paulw11
paulw11
17 February 2011

Number of network ports and locations in new build

Number of network ports and locations in new build

OK so I'm in fornt of my Main PC.. as for a 6RU it won't fit.... you would need to get a 9RU in your current format it is 44 points so that is…

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paulw11
Feb 17, 2011 6:25 pm
nrh157
nrh157
10 February 2011

home theatre pc

home theatre pc

For more info on HTPC components & suggested build configs, Whirlpool has a good…

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nrh157
Feb 10, 2011 6:19 pm
nrh157
JasonV
JasonV
10 February 2011

Which receiver to choose??

Which receiver to choose??

You can't go wrong with the Denon AVR-1911. It has won a fair few awards so far.

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JasonV
Feb 10, 2011 3:55 pm
Bigmorgs
Bigmorgs
9 February 2011

Speaker Wattage

Speaker Wattage

Thanks for the replies. I'm starting to get it...

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Bigmorgs
Feb 09, 2011 10:12 am
Rodda
Rodda
8 February 2011

Paradigm In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers

Paradigm In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers

That combo looks OK (although I prefer the quality of Marantz over Pioneer). For the subwoofer, I'm not sure how the Cambridge X300 would perform but I can guarantee the…

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Rodda
Feb 08, 2011 7:53 am
Rodda
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
5 February 2011

Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)

Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)

Foscam IP cameras are your best bet.. Built in wireless and ethernet. There is plenty of apps in the app store that work with them to view on iphone or ipad. $90 or so…

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Jazzy4
Feb 05, 2011 7:12 pm
cherub
cherub
3 February 2011

Star panels, night sky, stars on the ceiling

Star panels, night sky, stars on the ceiling

The one in the picture was the first we did. We used approx. 200 meters of fiber optic cable and a multicolored box. Took 3 days to complete and cost roughly $1800 installed

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cherub
Feb 03, 2011 4:29 pm
NiMa
NiMa
3 February 2011

Boxes for Home Theatre Speakers

Boxes for Home Theatre Speakers

Hi Rodd Thanks for your reply. I will contact you soon in order to get my speakers checked and to get them installed. NiMa

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NiMa
Feb 03, 2011 7:13 am
cookiem68
cookiem68
1 February 2011

Projector Installer - sydney

Projector Installer - sydney

All, Just a followup for anyone else who may need. After much looking I found http://acoustix.com.au/ I had Basil come out and did the install for $250 - ( Project and…

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cookiem68
Feb 01, 2011 7:06 am
Rodda
Rodda
31 January 2011

New TVs don't have RCA output

New TVs don't have RCA output

My Dad's new 42" Sammy has the same issue - he's currently using the headphone output into an old Onkyo stereo amp/receiver I'm lending him. Be aware of this - many AV…

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Rodda
Jan 31, 2011 12:56 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
31 January 2011

Check Home Theatre Speakers for Performance

Check Home Theatre Speakers for Performance

I cannot think of any 'instrument' or 'device' that can check the performance of speakers per se, however, there are some checks the you can do and some checks that people…

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Rodda
Jan 31, 2011 12:50 pm
Rodda
danrts
danrts
29 January 2011

5.6 x 4.5 media room - projector location/fan issue?

5.6 x 4.5 media room - projector location/fan issue?

Thanks. Yes I was worried about the fan interfering with the image from the projector, the fan being the most central point of the room! Thanks for the replies. Well…

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danrts
Jan 29, 2011 9:49 am
Frappe
Frappe
28 January 2011

Is this Telstra installation illegal?

Is this Telstra installation illegal?

From what I can gather, In most metropolitan instances ALL new connections must be underground. Been that way for a few years. From the…

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Frappe
Jan 28, 2011 12:27 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
24 January 2011

New Gadget

New Gadget

I like gadgets like this! I've got all sorts of cable testers...not sure i'd get much use out of this, but its tempting anyway!

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rockabilly_kid
Jan 24, 2011 10:37 am
rockabilly_kid
boggyhole
boggyhole
20 January 2011

data cable installers in perth

data cable installers in perth

Yes, there are many. Most electricians can do it, but if you want some others, Intelligent Homes in Osborne Park or Electronic Interiors in Burswood.

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boggyhole
Jan 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
20 January 2011

Is it Ok to put a projector and speakers in a bulkhead ??

Is it Ok to put a projector and speakers in a bulkhead ??

Hi there Mike, In my readings, a number of the theatre builders in the USA are constructing 'hush boxes' around their ceiling mounted projectors in a black acoustically…

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Tom's Playroom
Jan 20, 2011 8:35 am
Barrywalters
Barrywalters
19 January 2011

starters package

starters package

It comes with a Handover, chasing and smartwire panel? What type of handover and when?

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Barrywalters
Jan 19, 2011 9:56 pm
mrbean_phillip
mrbean_phillip
19 January 2011

Network Switch for Home Network

Network Switch for Home Network

Hello everyone, A comment, if I may -> there are various forums selling very decent, and capable, Cisco C2950 or HP 2524's second hand for $60-$100. These are managed…

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mrbean_phillip
Jan 19, 2011 6:30 pm
Rodda
Rodda
19 January 2011

IR OVer Cat6 Question for Rodda

IR OVer Cat6 Question for Rodda

Hi mate. Sorry, on a bit of a break at the moment :) We "cut-and-shut" (our term for cutting and splicing in new cable to extend the original) cables like that all the…

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Rodda
Jan 19, 2011 7:44 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
19 January 2011

tv mounting height

tv mounting height

You don't need extra studs to mount your plasma - not even a 63". Two studs (the vertical ones, not to be confused with noggins which are the little horizontal ones...)…

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Rodda
Jan 19, 2011 7:07 am
Rodda
JasonV
JasonV
18 January 2011

Home Theatre Room Colour Selection

Home Theatre Room Colour Selection

For a projector, the ceiling colour effects the experience the most. Not only does it reflect more light back on the screen than the walls or floor but when the room is…

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JasonV
Jan 18, 2011 8:06 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
17 January 2011

Motorised Blinds

Motorised Blinds

Lucky for you, blind motor/track is a lot cheaper than the curtains ones :)

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blueblueblue
Jan 17, 2011 11:59 am
Bigmorgs
Bigmorgs
11 January 2011

Paradigm in wall speakers - whats the best mix of models

Paradigm in wall speakers - whats the best mix of models

Which way did you decide to go? Are you happy with the outcome? Thinking of doing something similar...

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Bigmorgs
Jan 11, 2011 1:21 pm


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