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Eskay40
Eskay40
25 May 2010

Projector screen myth?

Projector screen myth?

Thanks Rod. Excellent. One less thing to think about.

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Eskay40
May 25, 2010 10:50 am
Eskay40
Rodda
Rodda
23 May 2010

Projector and Screen questions?

Projector and Screen questions?

Hi there. 1. Grey screens are, in my opinion, not necessary. They were introduced many years ago in an attempt to enhance contrast, but also increased the potential for…

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Rodda
May 23, 2010 5:45 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
23 May 2010

Mounting a Motorised Projector screen in a roof bulkhead

Mounting a Motorised Projector screen in a roof bulkhead

Most decent screens tend to have about 300mm of black 'top leader' and you should be able to adjust the bottom position (when it's finished unrolling) of the screen to use…

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Rodda
May 23, 2010 9:32 am
Rodda
Jezza
Jezza
20 May 2010

In ceiling speakers

In ceiling speakers

Hey Syd, I'm no expert on this, but speaker wire is different to Cat5 / 6. I'm not sure whether or not you can run speakers with Cat cabling. …

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Jezza
May 20, 2010 3:58 pm
Rodda
Rodda
17 May 2010

Klipsch and Denon opinions

Klipsch and Denon opinions

Both are quality brands, and have been so in audio for decades... If you've looked around a bit, are happy with the performance of the product(s) and the price then it…

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Rodda
May 17, 2010 8:33 am
Rodda
missy87
missy87
14 May 2010

Front Door Security Camera streamed on TV's

Front Door Security Camera streamed on TV's

Thanks guys!! Interesting perspectives, went the cheapest way out, bought a modulator from DSE for $40 and a cheap IR camera with audio and video from eBay for $30, and…

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missy87
May 14, 2010 8:03 am
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Felistopher
May 13, 2010 7:17 pm
Felistopher
IQtech
IQtech
10 May 2010

TV Antenna installer in Adelaide?

TV Antenna installer in Adelaide?

hi if you are in adelaide i would recommend ***** antennas i think he has been in the industry for quiet awhile and knows so much about digital…

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IQtech
May 10, 2010 11:17 pm
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
10 May 2010

New A.V Receiver Recommendations

New A.V Receiver Recommendations

Hi there Mudguts. Obviously you need to consider a couple of things which you may or may not have thought about. The amp obviously needs to have several HDMI inputs,…

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Mia's Folly
May 10, 2010 10:41 pm
Mia's Folly
digga123
digga123
10 May 2010

Built in Entertainment Unit Installer in Sydney

Built in Entertainment Unit Installer in Sydney

I require a built in entertainment unit and I'm looking for a company in Sydney to build it for me. My main concern is accessing and hiding cables. Could someone suggest…

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digga123
May 10, 2010 11:15 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
8 May 2010

SAMSUNG 6 series plasma problem?

SAMSUNG 6 series plasma problem?

Hi all, recently have has a issue when turning on my 650 50 inch plasma comes up with a shaded purple coloured screen and a line right across the middle of it I…

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kassan1973
May 08, 2010 3:34 pm
Fluidtron
Fluidtron
5 May 2010

Building and want to have a nice viewing and listening room

Building and want to have a nice viewing and listening room

It is a 2 storey house. The location I want the cabling to go to is on an exterior wall, however this exterior wall tucks in about 3-4 metres on the second level. What…

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Fluidtron
May 05, 2010 6:52 am
Sapcemedia
Sapcemedia
4 May 2010

Home media distribution

Home media distribution

hello Petermet there are a few methods that this could be done . the first one would be the ultimate , as you dont need a box IE freeview and foxtel box, and any other…

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Sapcemedia
May 04, 2010 7:08 pm
karbern
karbern
4 May 2010

Files Accessibilty Concurrently?

Files Accessibilty Concurrently?

When your accessing files on a computer, the computer will store the file and any files it thinks is relevant that it thinks you're going to…

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karbern
May 04, 2010 3:16 pm
cobylee
cobylee
2 May 2010

Philips LCD TV No Picture!?

Philips LCD TV No Picture!?

just for future reference.. The store ended up giving me a store credit for the original price we paid for the tv, outside of the manufacturers warranty. This was done…

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cobylee
May 02, 2010 9:59 am
cobylee
Rodda
Rodda
30 April 2010

I think i missed the boat ..

I think i missed the boat ..

If the house is single storey with a tiled roof then most things can still be done after the house is finished, it will just be harder (some things a little, some things a…

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Rodda
Apr 30, 2010 3:12 pm
Rodda
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Pugs
Apr 30, 2010 8:42 am
Pugs
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
30 April 2010

Need advice.... no idea about all this stuff!!

Need advice.... no idea about all this stuff!!

I've only got a really cheap Sony (sshhh) receiver that I bought around 10 years ago and it still works. Sure it's got no HDMI or anything fancy, I plan on upgrading if…

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Nathan SteelFab
Apr 30, 2010 7:52 am
Nathan SteelFab
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
29 April 2010

Interior sensor lighting

Interior sensor lighting

Id recommend a small c-bus installation in this situation.. rather than going into relays etc.. fault finding would be a nightmare in future. and more importantly Ease of…

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cenemelectrical
Apr 29, 2010 5:17 pm
Rodda
Rodda
29 April 2010

Sherwood system

Sherwood system

In my opinion Sherwood is average to OK. I reckon Marantz can't be beaten as far as amps/receivers goes, and pretty much the rest of their gear too. As far as speakers…

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Rodda
Apr 29, 2010 3:34 pm
Rodda
westy
westy
29 April 2010

Foxtel Distribution

Foxtel Distribution

Cheers Rodda, that looks very close to what I am after. I have done a LOT of searching and have come across a number of matrix switches etc, but…

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westy
Apr 29, 2010 3:22 pm
westy
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
27 April 2010

RF Modulator

RF Modulator

hello, Ness corporation ' formally ness security' have great priced modulators for you application. google them jaycar also have a couple of cheap options. hope this helped

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cenemelectrical
Apr 27, 2010 10:31 pm
xpt803
xpt803
26 April 2010

start from scratch ..PVR+Home Theatre+ps3

start from scratch ..PVR+Home Theatre+ps3

I was wondering what is a good and fairly inexpensive (obviously not too cheap) option to set up a home theatre from scratch (except i have a new samsung plasma tv with i…

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xpt803
Apr 26, 2010 10:45 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
25 April 2010

HDprojectors for 3m-84"-$4000

HDprojectors for 3m-84"-$4000

Hi there, I picked up the Mitsubishi HC6800 from the USA. Landed for about $AUD2,000 and it is a beautiful unit. Has an anamorphic zoom mode so if you ever want to go to…

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Tom's Playroom
Apr 25, 2010 9:28 pm
Pugs
Pugs
25 April 2010

External Hard Drive direct to TV Plasma

External Hard Drive direct to TV Plasma

I don't thihnk it will work as you can't really split USB like that also no way of updating it with new content without unplugging it also some AVI files arn't liked by…

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Pugs
Apr 25, 2010 3:54 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
25 April 2010

Home network

Home network

minimum spec for new house would be IMO 2 data/ 1 TV point in bedrooms, 4 Data/ 2x TV in a HT or major TV area and say…

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Pugs
Apr 25, 2010 9:47 am
Pugs
hunts01
hunts01
20 April 2010

Home theatre speaker recommendations

Home theatre speaker recommendations

Hey there, after perusing all the fine advice on this forum am after a quick easy topic question. I have a 4 x 4 theatre room that will have a 50 inch plasma. I have…

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hunts01
Apr 20, 2010 7:53 pm
Sierra
Sierra
20 April 2010

Network Cabling Question

Network Cabling Question

Be prepared for a variation depending upon what you specified in electrical appointment. Builders seem to charge per point, not per cable run. So to have a data cable…

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Sierra
Apr 20, 2010 7:01 pm
Sierra
mark299
mark299
18 April 2010

Home Theatre Lighting

Home Theatre Lighting

it is not a bulb from ceiling. It is usually recessed in ceiling.

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mark299
Apr 18, 2010 4:07 pm
Wytehawk
Wytehawk
17 April 2010

Installing speaker near A/V and network cables

Installing speaker near A/V and network cables

Thanks all for the quick replies. I was fairly sure this was the case, but it's good to know that others think the same as well. Cheers Gavin

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Wytehawk
Apr 17, 2010 4:07 pm
Rodda
Rodda
17 April 2010

Home Theatre suggestions

Home Theatre suggestions

In a room 3.5m wide 5.1 is enough - for 7.1 you'll really be squeezing in the 4 speakers at the back...

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Rodda
Apr 17, 2010 8:21 am
Rodda
Sanderling37
Sanderling37
12 April 2010

Front Speakers Suggestions

Front Speakers Suggestions

I can vouch for the Monitor 11's as I have recently set up a pair with a cc290 centre and ADP190 surrounds....I love it and they have not even been broken in yet!!!…

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Sanderling37
Apr 12, 2010 12:47 pm
jonaldo
jonaldo
9 April 2010

Help needed on wiring proposals please

Help needed on wiring proposals please

Thats all pretty standard. But why not sit there thinking if you ever think you'll get something else put something in extra. Or why not just leave some draw wires in…

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jonaldo
Apr 09, 2010 5:32 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
6 April 2010

Can I legally cable up my own home?

Can I legally cable up my own home?

What cabling is he not allowed to install? 240V I can understand. What about speaker cables? And what is the issue with…

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joeygbh
Apr 06, 2010 3:59 pm
joeygbh
Rodda
Rodda
6 April 2010

Help with Home Theatre Setup

Help with Home Theatre Setup

16AWG is fine for most applications, unless you are very serious and your speaker terminals (at both ends - the amp and the speakers) can comfortably handle bigger. For…

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Rodda
Apr 06, 2010 3:53 pm
Rodda
16.SFC
16.SFC
5 April 2010

Show me a phtoto of your home network!

Show me a phtoto of your home network!

My (very) messy network shelf, as you can see I have commandeered the top shelf…

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16.SFC
Apr 05, 2010 11:11 pm
16.SFC
Rodda
Rodda
30 March 2010

Wall mounting a plasma to a steel frame

Wall mounting a plasma to a steel frame

Remembering that I am not a builder, carpenter or engineer... As long as they are snug fits (the ends of the timber studs are butted tight against the steel beams at each…

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Rodda
Mar 30, 2010 11:30 am
Rodda
getafix
getafix
29 March 2010

Windows 7 HTPC question

Windows 7 HTPC question

Hi Rod Thanks for the reply. I have tried to learn my STB codes with the MCE remote (the one I got with my MCE2005 system) I haven't tried anything other tinkering…

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getafix
Mar 29, 2010 7:32 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
28 March 2010

2.35:1 projector screens/lenses, your thoughts ?

2.35:1 projector screens/lenses, your thoughts ?

Hi there, For what it's worth, if you are prepared to look at overseas models, you can save a fortune on Aussie RRP's. No, you won't have a local warranty, but if you buy…

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Tom's Playroom
Mar 28, 2010 8:03 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
23 March 2010

TV Aerial/Antenna

TV Aerial/Antenna

At present the only tv socket is in the living room. So is there a way I can access the antenna from the bedroom, perhaps through the wall cavities running…

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JilaMint
Mar 23, 2010 3:28 pm
dragon20
dragon20
23 March 2010

Has anyone implemented a SAN into their home network?

Has anyone implemented a SAN into their home network?

Hi there, I would assume you require a NAS. Even if you are getting into home labs and virtulization (e.g. Vmware) most good NAS units will be able to cope with things…

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dragon20
Mar 23, 2010 12:04 pm
kexkez
kexkez
22 March 2010

Extra Data Cabling

Extra Data Cabling
1, 2

If you are planning on a dedicated office you might actually prefer everything in there. I didn't want the annoyance of going to the garage so our end points are in our…

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kexkez
Mar 22, 2010 8:46 pm
kexkez
Rodda
Rodda
16 March 2010

Hallifestyle

Hallifestyle

I'm guessing that system will have a pretty hefty price attached. In my experience, Elan Home systems are still one of the best price vs solution option out there,…

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Rodda
Mar 16, 2010 12:53 pm
Rodda
Cameron
Cameron
13 March 2010

Home cinema ideas please:-)

Home cinema ideas please:-)

Thanks for the replies peoples :D The plan is to have very thick shag carpet and dark blockout curtains on the windows. Ive got a friend who is an airbrush artist (does…

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Cameron
Mar 13, 2010 9:49 am
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
11 March 2010

Help with home theatre layout

Help with home theatre layout

Hi there, In a perfect world, a floor standing speaker is always going to give a better sound than an in-wall speaker. However, these are home theatres and not…

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Tom's Playroom
Mar 11, 2010 4:58 pm
bcummings
bcummings
11 March 2010

FOXTEL CONNECTIVITY IN SANDARRA, SANDHURST?

FOXTEL CONNECTIVITY IN SANDARRA, SANDHURST?

Just to Clarify, ClubCOM will only be providing Internet and Telephone services to Sandarra, Foxtel/FTA TV will need to be recieved via an Antenna/Dish as we will not be…

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bcummings
Mar 11, 2010 3:34 pm


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