Home Theatre & Automation
This is block diagram I threw together when I was planning the network for our new place. Puts the above in a…
Aug 11, 2010 10:27 am
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…
Aug 10, 2010 1:22 pm
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!!!
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…
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…
Jul 30, 2010 10:01 am
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…
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…
Jul 22, 2010 4:04 pm
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…
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).
Jul 20, 2010 11:31 am
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...
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,…
Jul 10, 2010 7:15 pm
Jul 10, 2010 12:13 pm
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…
Jul 07, 2010 12:21 pm
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
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,…
Jul 06, 2010 10:49 am
Home Theatre Room Windows or no windows!!
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…
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*)
Jun 24, 2010 11:16 am
Jun 19, 2010 6:17 pm
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…
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…
Jun 07, 2010 10:45 pm
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
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…
A/V reciever suggestions-4 ohm speakers
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,…
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…
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.
Jun 04, 2010 7:22 pm
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…
Jun 04, 2010 7:15 pm
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…
Jun 02, 2010 11:15 am
Perth: HT setup
oh well I wondered if that might have been the case. Still you might still be able to get the name of a recommended installer by visiting a hi fi store and speaking to…
changing screen size
You can mention their name if you want to - that's really up to you.
I can give you a quote if you like - I also deal with Epson and Screen Technics (although…
May 27, 2010 10:52 am
Thanks - the Samsung is looking very attractive for size, width and price along with having all other features needed in LED. Also looked at panasonic which rates high but…
Simple Multiroom Audio?
thanks heaps for your heads up.....
If I dont go down the sonos path and wanted an amp 4 speakers for family room (surround sound), 2 speakers for alfresco and 4…
May 25, 2010 12:17 pm