Home Theatre & Automation
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 I had a HELL of a time…
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…
Oct 27, 2010 11:35 am
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…
Oct 26, 2010 3:44 pm
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.
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…
Oct 22, 2010 6:28 pm
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…
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…
Home Theatre AV Receiver Setup Question
If you upgrade to a decent AV Receiver that has video up-conversion capability (ie. can convert older, lesser video signal formats to HDMI) as well as just switching then…
Oct 18, 2010 8:45 am
In Ceiling Speakers Insulation
In-ceiling speakers would greatly benefit from being "boxed-in" so to speak/making cabinets for them just as normal speaker boxes are, which would obviously be not…
Oct 16, 2010 4:36 pm
Using the Remote in another room
I think a solution for other people who are still in the concept stage of setups like this could contemplate using a Playstation 3 as thier BluRay player, and i they want…
Video Monitor Entry-Is this O.K or Not ?
I have a client who answers her door bell from her phone (even when she's not home) not sure if it displays video, but I bet if you look hard enough there will be an…
Oct 12, 2010 6:31 pm
My antenna was $25 and it works a treat!
Dunno about install, i've got a mate who's…
So anyways... with some help from the home theatre fanatics at avsforum.com, gone with Dulux endless dusk walls and Musing ceiling. SLight green tinge on this photo but…
Oct 09, 2010 9:37 am
Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options
Thanks for the info.
I'll get my installer to use CAT6 for ALL the cabling - it's just two points for the phone - and obviously for all the data points.
Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am
Home Theatre Equipment suggestions
Glad that you got a set up that you are really happy with. Sometimes bargains pop up when you are not really looking. Hope that your system brings you many…
Sep 27, 2010 12:10 am
Intercom system bought from PD
That's understandable, we were lucky enough to only really need the one, although 1 in the master could have come in handy might look into adding it later!
HD and full HD?
what is the price difference like out in the market now? I finally got into the big screen flat pannel world this year and the price difference between 50" full HD versus…
Home Theatre Shelving Units
No I don't work for them, and I have only made 4 posts on this site all on this same topic of a home theatre shelving system. So I guess it makes sense that all my…
Sep 19, 2010 2:10 pm
not sure if this is the place to ask this but i thought i'd do it anyway!
I'm looking at picking up a new camcorder and was wondering what suggestions you…
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Even if he wouldn't need separate networks, I do advocate the use of multiple data points in each room. It may just be my house, but I'm beginning to see…
Sep 18, 2010 12:49 pm
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Great to deal with
Got onto Selby Acoustics here and purchased Onkyo TX-NR807 and 12 speakers and all my cables.... They are GREAT!!! Would highly recommend them... I didn’t have…
Sep 15, 2010 3:13 pm
I am building a house with metricon, which will be handed over in November.
I have a Rumpus room which i want to make it as a theater room, dimensions are 5.4…
So whatever type of cable that ipod dock has on it I just need a double adapter and then a long enough length of the same cable to get from the…
Sep 14, 2010 10:38 am
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Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling
We are building 2 storey, once they have put the cables in how can we add to it in the future? If we decide we want another Data port in a…
This is off-topic, however I've checked out the Crompton LED downlight in a darkened room, and now have one to 'try' in our rental house. I'm also going to see someone…
HT Room Speaker/Screen Questions.
Personally I'm not a fan of Cinema Scope screens, not yet anyway...
As far as the size goes, I think 130" might be pushing it a little - I certainly wouldn't go any…
Sep 06, 2010 10:43 am
Almost all In-wall speakers sold in Australia will fit in a normal stud/plaster wall (stud depth, therefore depth of internal wall cavity = 90mm). Usually where there are…
Sep 01, 2010 12:33 pm
Sounds dumb, but sticky tape pieces of paper or cardboard together the same size as the TV, draw the screen on it roughly. Makes it really easy to move around and get…
Multi Room Audio with iPad
You need to look into using the Wi-Fi feature of the iPad and using something like IR Blaster on a PC to control required IR devices. Obviously the iPad would easily be…
Aug 29, 2010 9:22 am