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dsiroky
dsiroky
27 December 2010

Home Theatre Speaker System - What is Best?

Home Theatre Speaker System - What is Best?

Paradigm Speakers are awesome. I'd highly recommend those. Almost bought a pair for myself but decided to get Martin Logan Electrostatics instead. For your screen - it…

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dsiroky
Dec 27, 2010 7:37 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
27 December 2010

Prewire 5.1 or 7.1?

Prewire 5.1 or 7.1?

Depending on how far you intend to go and the quality of your HT system I would also recommend running a .1…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Pugs
Pugs
27 December 2010

What are things we need to consider for a home theatre?

What are things we need to consider for a home theatre?

I would say sizing of the room, and placement of powerpoints/tv points (I would also recommend a phone point). When doing the sizing think of…

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Pugs
Dec 27, 2010 3:10 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
24 December 2010

New Data point for TV

New Data point for TV

call a cbaler..DIY cabling is Ilegal... http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/?tag=Centr ... Installers best resoucre for cablers in your area or yellow pages

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Pugs
Dec 24, 2010 12:59 pm
Pugs
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Rodda
Dec 18, 2010 6:59 am
Rodda
wizard
wizard
16 December 2010

Bloody painters

Bloody painters

Yeah, just look at Michaelangelo. When the Pope asked for the ceiling to be done he was no doubt expecting a couple of coats of Ceiling…

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wizard
Dec 16, 2010 3:34 pm
wizard
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 December 2010

cabinet

cabinet

Hi all looking for a cabinet maker in Melb nth suburbs who has some theatre room exp. Thanks.

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kassan1973
Dec 11, 2010 9:20 am
Toohey
Toohey
10 December 2010

6m X 4m HT Room - Wall in - Screen Advice time

6m X 4m HT Room - Wall in - Screen Advice time

Well i decided to get the room walled off. The wall is up (steel frame with gyprock and sound insulation in), waiting on Bunnings for Double doors to come in then can…

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Toohey
Dec 10, 2010 4:16 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
9 December 2010

1m x 2m mini sever room - Ventialtion/Heating issues advice?

1m x 2m mini sever room - Ventialtion/Heating issues advice?

That's a wicked little home-job. Just the fans would wipe heaps off the operating temperature of those devices. I like it.

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rockabilly_kid
Dec 09, 2010 1:18 pm
rockabilly_kid
Rodda
Rodda
8 December 2010

Have I stuffed up???

Have I stuffed up???

No, you haven't stuffed up. Unless you have some new, wizz-bang amp that has a TV tuner built into it you don't plug your TV antenna connection into your amp (**…

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Rodda
Dec 08, 2010 10:52 am
Rodda
MTH
MTH
6 December 2010

Cbus real costs

Cbus real costs

What I would do is look into Control 4 and save yourself the pain in the ass and the BIG $$$ on installation. This system is only kinda new in AUS but there are some good…

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MTH
Dec 06, 2010 4:01 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
3 December 2010

data cable perth

data cable perth

Middy's or 4cabling. 4Cabling are very reliable with delivery in my experience.

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Sheepdog
Dec 03, 2010 1:12 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
30 November 2010

Theatre room Help and suggestions

Theatre room Help and suggestions

Hi there, Rodda is right on this one. I think that a DLP projector may be a bit of a squeeze due to their lower flexibility in placement options. I would go for an LCD…

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Tom's Playroom
Nov 30, 2010 9:39 am
Pugs
Pugs
27 November 2010

What cables to run in a new house

What cables to run in a new house

maybe have a chat to a home automation specialist.. or have a look at Control 4 aswell you don't need to have all the Fig-8 installed.. using wall plate controlers with…

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Pugs
Nov 26, 2010 11:14 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
26 November 2010

hdmi to rca audio

hdmi to rca audio

Even AVRs that can take mutliple analogue inputs and convert them to HDMI usually cannot do the same in the other way (HDMI --> analogue), and they cannot play a digital…

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Rodda
Nov 26, 2010 4:44 pm
Rodda
donuts
donuts
22 November 2010

iPad connectivity question

iPad connectivity question
1, 2, 3, 4

OH, okay thanks. kinda like mapping it. :) hahaha I'm pretending I actually know what I am talking about :lol:

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donuts
Nov 22, 2010 1:50 pm
donuts
TheOK
TheOK
20 November 2010

How to check

How to check

What do you mean by all on one line? Even as a cabler that confuses me somewhat. But to the OP the best way I find to tell the difference is CAT6…

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TheOK
Nov 20, 2010 8:49 pm
TheOK
thirsty
thirsty
18 November 2010

Any other way to hook up foxtel??

Any other way to hook up foxtel??

:: :: :: :lol: At least thats sorted then Rizzo

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thirsty
Nov 18, 2010 9:54 pm
thirsty
Lungy
Lungy
17 November 2010

New TV antenna - Perth

New TV antenna - Perth

Reno huh ,how is the access to where you want your points? Single or double storey ,cavity walls ,tin or tile roof ?

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Lungy
Nov 17, 2010 5:49 pm
Pugs
Pugs
17 November 2010

What TV antenna to install in North Brisbane area?

What TV antenna to install in North Brisbane area?

hi, it really depends on what kind of channels you're looking for...if it's greek channels, then you need K-band dish, 65cm, if it's Indian then…

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Pugs
Nov 17, 2010 3:03 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
16 November 2010

Telstra t-hub setup help (thomson gateway modem)

Telstra t-hub setup help (thomson gateway modem)

Thank you... Just called Telstra and apparently they haven't put my ADSL order through as yet.... grrr... took them 3…

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Pugs
Nov 16, 2010 3:41 pm
Pugs
mrsw
mrsw
16 November 2010

Automatic gate opener

Automatic gate opener

Thanks for that. We will look into both options.

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mrsw
Nov 16, 2010 11:43 am
Frappe
Frappe
16 November 2010

HDMI Cables

HDMI Cables
1, 2

I disagree. My point of view is: HDMI cables are a data cable and are speed rated. The cheap ones are not certified…

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Frappe
Nov 16, 2010 9:55 am
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
12 November 2010

Cheap Samsungs - ?looks like a con

Cheap Samsungs - ?looks like a con

Hi there, If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....It's a duck. Probably a fraud! Check out the link below for more…

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Tom's Playroom
Nov 12, 2010 10:13 pm
Pugs
Pugs
9 November 2010

Is it possible ??

Is it possible ??

After reading a many many threads on this forum, I have decided to install a custom design structured wiring solution. Was originally intending…

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Pugs
Nov 09, 2010 7:07 am
Pugs
Ted White
Ted White
9 November 2010

Sound check vs sound screen

Sound check vs sound screen

No time wasting, that's for sure! Thanks.

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Ted White
Nov 09, 2010 1:07 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
8 November 2010

1 amp, Multi room, multi zone music. Can anyone recommend?

1 amp, Multi room, multi zone music. Can anyone recommend?

Thanks Adam, I hadn't heard of the Nuvo System before and just had a look at it now and it seems pretty good! I did want to invest a little more…

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BuildingACT
Nov 08, 2010 9:43 pm
House_of_Dreams
House_of_Dreams
8 November 2010

Is there such a thing as...

Is there such a thing as...

Get rid of the Wii and get a PS3. It can even play bluray, stream music, movies, connect to the internet...problem solved

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House_of_Dreams
Nov 08, 2010 11:23 am
House_of_Dreams
ESB
ESB
6 November 2010

wall mounted TV s

wall mounted TV s

Thanks for sharing Tornado_ALIVE ... I need these for behind bedside tables in the master as it drives me insane all the crap that drops behind the tables as they have to…

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ESB
Nov 06, 2010 8:24 am
ESB
Pugs
Pugs
5 November 2010

Playing Bluray DVD movies Videos with HTPC freely

Playing Bluray DVD movies Videos with HTPC freely

all I can suggest s find a a more PC related forums and they should be able to point you in the right way of software to do the job

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Pugs
Nov 05, 2010 1:13 pm
Pugs
Serentity
Serentity
3 November 2010

media room pre-wiring / setup

media room pre-wiring / setup

Hi Darnts, Are you able to do the wiring before the plaster boards go up if Yes why dont you just wire the room, mark or take photos of were the wire's are and later on…

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Serentity
Nov 03, 2010 6:09 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
3 November 2010

compact wall mounted speakers -any suggestions

compact wall mounted speakers -any suggestions

Hi guys, going on with this topic. Any specific recommendations for cool looking surround systems about that sound reasonably good? I'm after a pretty simple setup in my…

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Sheepdog
Nov 03, 2010 1:10 pm
Pugs
Pugs
2 November 2010

Clipsal Starserve

Clipsal Starserve

Hi All, Notice this post is quite old now. I'm looking to install a basic structured wiring solution, something like the StarServe or more…

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Pugs
Nov 02, 2010 7:58 pm
Pugs
Serentity
Serentity
31 October 2010

140" fixed projector screen (16:9) recommendations?

140" fixed projector screen (16:9) recommendations?

BuildingACT, Did you end up buying the JVC HD950? If yes how does it go?> Serentity

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Serentity
Oct 31, 2010 2:24 pm
Pugs
Pugs
31 October 2010

Fibre Optic to the Home - Share your experience

Fibre Optic to the Home - Share your experience

thanks for the responses NRH and PUGS, so am i hearing that it won't be possible to wire up with cat5e by myself even if the builder let me? or i…

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Pugs
Oct 31, 2010 10:14 am
Pugs
Barrywalters
Barrywalters
30 October 2010

Radio Streaming

Radio Streaming

would an iternal wireless network be ok Just also, your internet may provide you say 3Mbps. The Wifi on…

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Barrywalters
Oct 29, 2010 11:03 pm
parawolf
parawolf
29 October 2010

HDMI Cables

HDMI Cables

There is defnitely some difference in quality - I've had bad experiences with really cheap HDMI cables (basically just not working) like the ones…

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parawolf
Oct 29, 2010 6:03 pm
AJW
AJW
28 October 2010

Doing structured wiring need help.

Doing structured wiring need help.

Hi All, I am building and i was wondering if anyone out there would be able to provide structured wiring. I can source the Rg6 and Cat 6…

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AJW
Oct 28, 2010 8:38 pm
cmooring
cmooring
27 October 2010

How can I put a key on my wireless router

How can I put a key on my wireless router

I have a router that had a slight "quirk" with it's MAC address filtering. It would block the MAC address you put in, and allow everything else :shock: I had a HELL of a time…

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cmooring
Oct 27, 2010 10:19 pm
cmooring
Rodda
Rodda
27 October 2010

Sonos help...

Sonos help...

Hi mate. It depends on how many different music sources you want shared and selectable in the different rooms, what else you want to hear through those speakers in those…

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Rodda
Oct 27, 2010 11:35 am
Rodda
Thudd
Thudd
26 October 2010

Speaker wire wall plate

Speaker wire wall plate

I've seen plates with up to 16 connections (ie: 32 individual plugs) on them - but they're huge, and I reckon once they're wired up they'd be an unsightly mess. I prefer…

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Thudd
Oct 26, 2010 3:44 pm
Barrywalters
Barrywalters
25 October 2010

TV Reception options

TV Reception options

First, check with the developer that you can put an antenna on the roof, some estates don’t let you. An Antenna in WA only gives you Free to air, that’s it. E-wire…

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Barrywalters
Oct 24, 2010 11:56 pm
MrT49
MrT49
22 October 2010

Any X10 enthusiasts?

Any X10 enthusiasts?

I've been using X10 for a while to control lights and various appliances, check if doors are open etc. It's really just been as a hobby with me. I don't control HVAC…

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MrT49
Oct 22, 2010 6:28 pm
Olga1
Olga1
19 October 2010

Which T.V???

Which T.V???

Hi! I renovate my kitchen now. First i was thinking to put small TV under cabinet and after deside not do it because its very small room under. So anyway I want to install…

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Olga1
Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

We're in the process of finalizing our prelims and we're starting to look at wiring. Here's our…

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jklow888
Oct 19, 2010 12:01 pm
Pugs
Pugs
18 October 2010

Wall PLates

Wall PLates

Sydney is pretty…

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Pugs
Oct 18, 2010 9:48 pm
Pugs


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