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Rodda
Rodda
18 October 2010

Home Theatre AV Receiver Setup Question

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…

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Rodda
Oct 18, 2010 8:45 am
Rodda
Dinko
Dinko
16 October 2010

In Ceiling Speakers Insulation

In Ceiling Speakers Insulation

Hi, 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…

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Dinko
Oct 16, 2010 4:36 pm
Southies
Southies
15 October 2010

Wire for surround sound system

Wire for surround sound system
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he is well & truly over the DIY thing :roll: but my opinion is, if you're gonna do it,…

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Southies
Oct 15, 2010 1:54 pm
Southies
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
14 October 2010

Using the Remote in another room

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…

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RoadkillNZ
Oct 14, 2010 4:22 pm
TheOK
TheOK
12 October 2010

Video Monitor Entry-Is this O.K or Not ?

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…

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TheOK
Oct 12, 2010 6:31 pm
TheOK
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
12 October 2010

Antenna

Antenna

My antenna was $25 and it works a treat! Dunno about install, i've got a mate who's…

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rockabilly_kid
Oct 12, 2010 10:56 am
rockabilly_kid
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
11 October 2010

Plasma in well-lighted room (any experience??)

Plasma in well-lighted room (any experience??)

I wonder if they've updated that Panasonic page (besides adding the words "LED LCD") in a while, I would've thought…

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Sheepdog
Oct 11, 2010 1:21 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
11 October 2010

Projector Virgin here, Epson tw3500 or 4500?

Projector Virgin here, Epson tw3500 or 4500?

Thanks to everyone for their feedback. Ok, went to a few more places to compare and lastly went into the big picture people. After talking to them, epson was no longer a…

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Rudolf1980
Oct 11, 2010 12:36 pm
Rudolf1980

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…

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slknv
Oct 09, 2010 9:37 am
cherub
cherub
9 October 2010

Wall mounting LCD - hiding cables

Wall mounting LCD - hiding cables

They are either cable tied or run inside the bracket, so you wont notice them jn either position,

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cherub
Oct 09, 2010 5:37 am
Prometheus_au
Prometheus_au
6 October 2010

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

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. Thanks again.

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Prometheus_au
Oct 06, 2010 1:11 pm
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2010

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!
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We are in a telstra velocity estate... its costing us about $1300 though homecinema systems to get some fairly basic 3 tv points.. 1 foxtel…

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2010 2:09 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
29 September 2010

home theatre help

home theatre help

Len Wallis Audio is very well known in Sydney - not sure how far from them you are (me being a dirty Victorian), but they have well earned credibility: http://lenwallisaudio.com/

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Rodda
Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am
Rodda
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
27 September 2010

Home Theatre Equipment suggestions

Home Theatre Equipment suggestions

Hey there, 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…

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Tom's Playroom
Sep 27, 2010 9:31 pm
westy
westy
27 September 2010

House plans - advice on home theatre plan please

House plans - advice on home theatre plan please

Hi mazstar1980 I like that plan, it was one we considered. I gather you are still in the planning phases of building? If you are wanting a more 'serious' dedicated HT, I…

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westy
Sep 27, 2010 12:10 am
westy
brb_654
brb_654
24 September 2010

Intercom system bought from PD

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 :th: might look into adding it later!

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brb_654
Sep 24, 2010 2:14 pm
brb_654
sirgoat
sirgoat
24 September 2010

HD and full HD?

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…

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sirgoat
Sep 24, 2010 12:36 pm
C&C
C&C
19 September 2010

Clarendon Smart Wiring package include lead-in from street??

Clarendon Smart Wiring package include lead-in from street??

While we didn't have the Smart Wiring installed, it does sound right to me that they wouldn't connect it to the street for you. For example, we…

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C&C
Sep 19, 2010 8:55 pm
Waves
Waves
19 September 2010

Home Theatre Shelving Units

Home Theatre Shelving Units

Hi Fu, 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…

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Waves
Sep 19, 2010 2:10 pm

Hey guys, 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…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
19 September 2010

Theatre room cabinet

Theatre room cabinet

Hi there. These guys have been recommended to me before for custom furniture: http://www.sydneyside.net.au/index.php?url=1 They are in Sydney. The material you use will…

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Tom's Playroom
Sep 19, 2010 12:03 am
Pugs
Pugs
18 September 2010

Overkill

Overkill

[quote="joeygbh 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…

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Pugs
Sep 18, 2010 12:49 pm
Pugs
jt72
jt72
18 September 2010

Door video intercom

Door video intercom

Cheers Nate!

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jt72
Sep 18, 2010 8:30 am
Rodda
Rodda
16 September 2010

Audio/video connector standard

Audio/video connector standard

That's not the price of the work, that's how much the components cost…

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Rodda
Sep 16, 2010 1:35 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
16 September 2010

Recess Wall For Theatre Room - Is this the right setup?

Recess Wall For Theatre Room - Is this the right setup?

It depends on if you want the recess just for the screen or an alcove for everything including the cabinet and front speakers. If you can only go 180mm deep then I don't…

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Rodda
Sep 16, 2010 11:25 am
Rodda
seals
seals
15 September 2010

Great to deal with

Great to deal with

Hey All, 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…

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seals
Sep 15, 2010 3:13 pm
sandil
sandil
14 September 2010

Home theatre help

Home theatre help

Hi Wayne, 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…

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sandil
Sep 14, 2010 8:46 pm
Rodda
Rodda
14 September 2010

Help Please

Help Please

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…

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Rodda
Sep 14, 2010 10:38 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
12 September 2010

Projectors. whats the difference between them all??

Projectors. whats the difference between them all??

I'd say the Epson still has to beat the other two in your short list due to it being a lot cheaper (at least I think it is) - given that it produces and excellent picture…

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Rodda
Sep 12, 2010 10:22 am
Rodda
davesydney84
davesydney84
10 September 2010

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Hi, 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…

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davesydney84
Sep 10, 2010 4:40 pm
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Tom's Playroom
Sep 10, 2010 11:47 am
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
7 September 2010

Clipsal Epic

Clipsal Epic

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…

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cheltenham3192
Sep 07, 2010 12:31 pm
KGJB
KGJB
6 September 2010

Where to buy Paradigm speakers in Melbourne

Where to buy Paradigm speakers in Melbourne

Just like to thank Rodda for my new speakers and his great service.

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KGJB
Sep 06, 2010 9:15 pm
Rodda
Rodda
6 September 2010

HT Room Speaker/Screen Questions.

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…

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Rodda
Sep 06, 2010 10:43 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
1 September 2010

False wall??

False wall??

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…

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Rodda
Sep 01, 2010 12:33 pm
Rodda
Pugs
Pugs
31 August 2010

Data Cablers

Data Cablers

hey DB welcome to H1... kick back n relax...

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Pugs
Aug 31, 2010 5:37 pm
Pugs
Sierra
Sierra
30 August 2010

Easy question

Easy question

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…

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Sierra
Aug 30, 2010 8:54 pm
Sierra
Rodda
Rodda
29 August 2010

Multi Room Audio with iPad

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…

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Rodda
Aug 29, 2010 9:22 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
29 August 2010

Home Theatre Serup - PLease Help Rod

Home Theatre Serup - PLease Help Rod

Room size is OK - small to moderate size HT. For me the only wall where I'd put the screen is where the window is (so it would have to be a roll-down screen). Then you…

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Rodda
Aug 29, 2010 9:19 am
Rodda
Ben01
Ben01
25 August 2010

Anyone ceiling mounted a TV?

Anyone ceiling mounted a TV?

I'm wanting to have one of my TV's installed in our bedroom - preferably directly in front of our bed. The problem is the wall in front is single brick and has the ensuite…

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Ben01
Aug 25, 2010 12:02 am
Rodda
Rodda
24 August 2010

What type of AMP?

What type of AMP?

That is certainly going to have enough power for driving all of your zones at the same time, but in the same breath if you only run one zone at a time you could…

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Rodda
Aug 24, 2010 2:39 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
21 August 2010

Ceiling Speaker Advice

Ceiling Speaker Advice

Budget is $400 - 600 for speakers and wire - excluding stereo, hifi and lounge wall, centre and surrond speakers. This would hopefully do 3 Rooms…

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Rodda
Aug 21, 2010 8:10 am
Rodda
Bam
Bam
19 August 2010

Whats that website...

Whats that website...

Thank you!! The top one was the one I had orginally seen :D Ill have a fiddle around with them after I finsh my chores (yah :| )

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Bam
Aug 19, 2010 12:08 pm
Bam
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
18 August 2010

testra T-Box..is it any good?

testra T-Box..is it any good?

I think the screen is too small. They have people browsing recipes there and stuff on the adverts, I wear…

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Nathan SteelFab
Aug 18, 2010 11:37 am
Nathan SteelFab
dave-
dave-
17 August 2010

Reccomend me a switch!

Reccomend me a switch!

as cable internet runs over RG6 quad shield... anyway but as long as it is a single story house there shouldn't be too many hassles for the bigpond…

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dave-
Aug 17, 2010 9:59 am
du73
du73
16 August 2010

Could be time to buy a new receiver

Could be time to buy a new receiver

many thanks all for your thoughts and knowledge, my current AVR does not support HDMI, could be time for new AVR. there are so many I like..

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du73
Aug 16, 2010 8:06 pm
dave-
dave-
16 August 2010

In Wall/On Wall Speakers

In Wall/On Wall Speakers

I've been looking at the Krix items from Selby but like you, the budget kicks in too early! I'll probably get them anyway because I really like the sound put out by Krix…

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dave-
Aug 16, 2010 4:23 pm
Rob&Kat
Rob&Kat
16 August 2010

Sonos Setup help

Sonos Setup help

sidewinder, You do not need 2 zp120's if you are happy to have both zones play the same music. You can add a speaker switch so you can turn on/off the zone/s you wish to…

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Rob&Kat
Aug 16, 2010 12:30 pm
Pugs
Pugs
16 August 2010

Help with prices for wall mounting TV.

Help with prices for wall mounting TV.

probler looking at $50- 60 / hour for at least 2 hours...

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Pugs
Aug 16, 2010 12:11 pm
Pugs


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