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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 9:06 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 5:23 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 1:30 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 1:11 pm
Pugs
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
15 August 2010

retro fitting hard wired HT speakers to Wireless

retro fitting hard wired HT speakers to Wireless

Cheers Rod Now how to con.... I mean convince the Wife that this has to be part of the fit out

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mecha-wombat
Aug 15, 2010 11:52 am
mecha-wombat
karbern
karbern
14 August 2010

Networking advice

Networking advice

This is block diagram I threw together when I was planning the network for our new place. Puts the above in a…

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karbern
Aug 14, 2010 10:52 am
Pugs
Pugs
11 August 2010

Various Cabling Photos to help inspire people...

Various Cabling Photos to help inspire people...

i've only bought smaller items form 4cabling.. as by the time you add shipping and the fact I've had to return some items recently it would have been twice as much as i…

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Pugs
Aug 11, 2010 11:27 am
Pugs
vzbux
vzbux
10 August 2010

Alfresco Speakers

Alfresco Speakers
1, 2, 3

Yes the AMP powers the speakers, I am thinking maybe an old Macbook connected to the amp, then use the Iphone as the remote. However I have to convince the Mrs to let me…

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vzbux
Aug 10, 2010 2:22 pm
chmaiden
chmaiden
9 August 2010

beyonwiz dp-p2 anbd abc

beyonwiz dp-p2 anbd abc

yes - great little unit the signal is coming straight from the amplified splitter in teh roof. I get abc on all the other tvs in teh house so should be the same signal!!!

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chmaiden
Aug 09, 2010 10:08 pm
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
9 August 2010

Digital only arial

Digital only arial

Sorry, but this is bull dust. Digital TV broadcasts on the same range of frequencies as analogue TV. :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

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rubber_noggin
Aug 09, 2010 4:17 pm
rubber_noggin
rock
rock
5 August 2010

Installing Conduit - Advice Needed ASAP

Installing Conduit - Advice Needed ASAP

pity didnt read sooner im only across street could of helped! rodda mernda is one up from south moron ;)

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rock
Aug 05, 2010 10:16 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
4 August 2010

Delta8 Coming Soon To Aus

Delta8 Coming Soon To Aus

Delta 8 has been renamed LexCom Performance as of 1 May 2010 according to schneider, thought I still couldn't find it in…

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zeitgeber
Aug 04, 2010 8:06 pm
zeitgeber
AJW
AJW
4 August 2010

How much for extra data points?

How much for extra data points?

You are right to the point that NO builder in their right mind will let the owner on site to run their own cable (never mind the fact that you…

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AJW
Aug 04, 2010 7:49 am
Jezza
Jezza
30 July 2010

Control4 Home Automation

Control4 Home Automation

what do you want to know? what interests you with control4?

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Jezza
Jul 30, 2010 11:01 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
29 July 2010

Foxtel versus Apple TV

Foxtel versus Apple TV

I'd check out the internet first to make sure all the shows you will miss are actually available to download. If they are shows that foxtel produces like next top model…

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Mozzie
Jul 29, 2010 2:32 pm
Mozzie
zx9
zx9
28 July 2010

Projector rainbow issues

Projector rainbow issues

my 2 cents. From my experiences 10/10 can see rainbow if they try hard enough but some ppl really have to try to see it, some don't notice it unless they are looking for…

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zx9
Jul 28, 2010 5:20 pm
Rodda
Rodda
22 July 2010

Fixed Projection screen or Motorised one?

Fixed Projection screen or Motorised one?

there's lots of info in here on this subject. How about a search?

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Rodda
Jul 22, 2010 5:04 pm
Rodda
Eskay40
Eskay40
22 July 2010

Heard of HAI for Home Automation?

Heard of HAI for Home Automation?

Many Thanks Jezza. I'm sure I'll have more to ask as that part of the project gets closer. :wink:

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Eskay40
Jul 22, 2010 10:52 am
Eskay40
mikkyG
mikkyG
20 July 2010

MikkyG's theater room

MikkyG's theater room

Dikan, I'll need to ask Jackie for the details, but the material was purchased from Spotlight and is a full block out material. They are attached using standard curtain…

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mikkyG
Jul 20, 2010 1:33 pm
Rodda
Rodda
20 July 2010

Wiring speakers to two audio sources

Wiring speakers to two audio sources

You can get speaker switch boxes that also allow you to switch between two sources (amplifiers). I think Selby Acoustics has at least one that does this (if not then Radio Parts).

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Rodda
Jul 20, 2010 12:31 pm
Rodda
ssvetec
ssvetec
15 July 2010

Composite cable run

Composite cable run

OK, but how does that apply to my situation? As good as the NBN would be...I'm not expecting it to be at my door step any time within the next 2 years at least...

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ssvetec
Jul 15, 2010 12:18 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
15 July 2010

Fox/Antenna Install

Fox/Antenna Install

Foxtel runs can be used for free to air TV. You'd just have to have it connected to your antenna when you no longer have foxtel. The wall plug is an f-type for foxtel,…

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rockabilly_kid
Jul 15, 2010 10:31 am
rockabilly_kid
Rodda
Rodda
10 July 2010

Audio cabling recommendation for open living room

Audio cabling recommendation for open living room

Selby Acoustics actually have some reasonable options: http://www.selbyacoustics.com.au/StoreF ... 20&c=84148 I actually used a pair of the 1200mm ones a while ago for…

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Rodda
Jul 10, 2010 8:15 pm
Rodda
dave-
dave-
10 July 2010

AV Receiver or Processor shorter than 165mm high?

AV Receiver or Processor shorter than 165mm high?

Gonna try and check out a Cambridge Azur 650R which is 150mm and has built in cooling fan. Never demo'd one before. I think Audiotrends sell them as well as the Paradigm…

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dave-
Jul 10, 2010 1:13 pm
AJW
AJW
9 July 2010

Controlling HVAC using iPhone

Controlling HVAC using iPhone

I was wondering if anyone has had success controlling there HVAC using an iPhone Automation system? My builder is installing a Brivis HX23IN…

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AJW
Jul 09, 2010 6:05 pm
du73
du73
7 July 2010

HT speakers in $4k budget

HT speakers in $4k budget

there was a new Marantz SR-5004 recently ended on ebay for just under $1000

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du73
Jul 07, 2010 1:21 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
6 July 2010

Home theatre layout - a bit of help needed

Home theatre layout - a bit of help needed

Thanks for the replies, Rod and Asha. That picture makes me feel alot more at ease as it's pretty similar to my scenario, so thanks for posting that up Rod. It sounds…

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Mozzie
Jul 06, 2010 9:03 pm
Mozzie
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
6 July 2010

Outdoor sound system

Outdoor sound system

Thx Rod ... I will do some more reading now that I know I will need a new system and it is worth doing :D

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DAQ3030
Jul 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Rodda
Rodda
6 July 2010

HDMI extension with wall plate

HDMI extension with wall plate

I have had some personal experience with these things and so far am not happy with them (basically I ran two lengths of Cat5E (yes, they are supposed to work with Cat5E,…

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Rodda
Jul 06, 2010 11:49 am
Rodda
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
2 July 2010

Cable Prep - wall mount Tv & HT - Some advice

Cable Prep - wall mount Tv & HT - Some advice

wal plate not needed at the roof unless you want it to look overly neat... but a simple cable gromet/ outlet hole is all that is needed on the…

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rockabilly_kid
Jul 02, 2010 11:39 am
rockabilly_kid
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rockabilly_kid
Jul 02, 2010 11:36 am
rockabilly_kid
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
29 June 2010

Home Theatre Room Windows or no windows!!

Home Theatre Room Windows or no windows!!

Hi there, I agree with what the guys are telling you. However, Home Theatre and room construction is all about Research, Research, Research. You will also find a plethora…

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Tom's Playroom
Jun 30, 2010 12:00 am
ladsos
ladsos
26 June 2010

Tv antenna installer Perth - your recomendations please!

Tv antenna installer Perth - your recomendations please!

Also need to mount a plasma to the wall and get an extra wall antenna plug!

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ladsos
Jun 26, 2010 7:56 pm
ladsos
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
25 June 2010

Screen Size - being reasonable.

Screen Size - being reasonable.

Thanks Rodda, I'll give it a whirl tonight. (*note to self: remember to turn tv back on at wall in the morning before starting to panic that tv has blown up*)

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Oceanus2
Jun 25, 2010 6:08 pm
Rodda
Rodda
24 June 2010

Home theatre layout help please!!!

Home theatre layout help please!!!

IMHO 3.6m is not enough distance for a 100" screen, but then I'm not the one who has to watch it...

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Rodda
Jun 24, 2010 12:16 pm
Rodda
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
22 June 2010

Help with speaker cables - from a novice

Help with speaker cables - from a novice

Hi, I was advised to get some 4 core 16G speaker cables. The shops are retailing these for $9/m but I can probably get…

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SYD-YYZ
Jun 22, 2010 9:39 am
Rodda
Rodda
19 June 2010

Speakers Question??

Speakers Question??

It depends on when you…

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Rodda
Jun 19, 2010 7:17 pm
Rodda
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
19 June 2010

Simple Distributed Audio Solution.... please!

Simple Distributed Audio Solution.... please!

Even something like http://www.ness.com.au/Brochure/Ness_ABUS_brochure(2).pdf or even…

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BuildlingPerth
Jun 19, 2010 12:41 pm
BuildlingPerth
Dangerjim
Dangerjim
17 June 2010

New home AV System

New home AV System

hope your licesend mate has his Open data ticket and will be supervising you the Entire time other wise you can't install any of the data cabling…

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Dangerjim
Jun 17, 2010 11:53 am
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
8 June 2010

Carpet on the walls?

Carpet on the walls?

just heard back from the owner of that HT picture. for those interested the room is: 5.5m x 5m thanks greg, i have heard about excellent results…

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Tom's Playroom
Jun 08, 2010 9:04 pm
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Casa2
Jun 07, 2010 11:45 pm
Petermet
Petermet
7 June 2010

Speaker height

Speaker height

Hi Rod, Thanks for your comments, good to know I can be a little less concerned with the surround speakers. I can now spend more on the fronts and center :z:

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Petermet
Jun 07, 2010 11:01 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
6 June 2010

Home theater from USA,any good?

Home theater from USA,any good?

Hi there, as someone who has owned Bose in the past, moving to a higher quality seperates package was like chalk and cheese. I am a real fan of Emotiva audio, based in…

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Tom's Playroom
Jun 06, 2010 11:10 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
6 June 2010

A/V reciever suggestions-4 ohm speakers

A/V reciever suggestions-4 ohm speakers

Hi there, 4K is a pretty good budget, but you don't need to spend that to get great sound. And that budget brings you into the realm of components. In terms of receivers,…

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Tom's Playroom
Jun 06, 2010 3:00 pm
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
4 June 2010

Simple home A/V system

Simple home A/V system

We've been to a couple of shops and both seem to recommend the Yamaha receiver with slight changes in speakers. 1. Which is better - Yamaha Rx-V3900 or the Marantz SR…

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SYD-YYZ
Jun 04, 2010 9:07 pm
Rodda
Rodda
4 June 2010

HT room size

HT room size

I concur with Joey - 100-110" 16:9 screen will be good in there if you are sitting more than 4m away from the screen.

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Rodda
Jun 04, 2010 8:22 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
4 June 2010

A/V streaming rack and ducted Vacuum?

A/V streaming rack and ducted Vacuum?

I personally think there is a chance the AV system could pick up some interference thrown out by the vac system - I think it's just too close to an appliance that clearly…

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Rodda
Jun 04, 2010 8:15 pm
Rodda
Asha1
Asha1
2 June 2010

Home theatre lighting options

Home theatre lighting options

I am looking into what would suit my dedicated home theatre room best with lighting. I'm trying to steer away from downlights due to being inefficient and essentially just…

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Asha1
Jun 02, 2010 12:15 pm

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