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Rodda
Rodda
16 December 2009

acer Full HD projector for $699 brand new???

acer Full HD projector for $699 brand new???

Hi James. Being able to display a 1080P image and being 'native' 1080P are still two very different things. Being native 1080P - FullHD means the panel(s) are physically…

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Rodda
Dec 16, 2009 5:04 pm
Rodda
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 December 2009

aerial / antenna installation western suburbs sydney.

aerial / antenna installation western suburbs sydney.

Do you really need one?, I get brilliant signal from my set top box and tv antennae

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buildingwithhamra
Dec 17, 2009 2:38 pm
Rodda
Rodda
20 December 2009

Outdoor speakers & Receiver setup

Outdoor speakers & Receiver setup

For me the Radio Parts one is the go as it has A+B speaker option, so you can do 2 stereo rooms/zones with it if you want (meaning you can have it power a pair of…

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Rodda
Dec 20, 2009 10:48 am
Rodda
Pugs
Pugs
24 December 2009

Cabling a new house

Cabling a new house

just make sure he has his data ticket and then he should know…

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Pugs
Dec 23, 2009 11:57 pm
Pugs
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
28 December 2009

Pioneer PDP 503 MXE

Pioneer PDP 503 MXE

Hi Interested to hear ppls opinion on these plasmas, pls. And what prices have been paid for them. A friend has recommended this model to me but I understood they were…

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Hammerhead
Dec 28, 2009 4:32 pm
Hammerhead
Pugs
Pugs
29 December 2009

My proposed data plan- your opinion please.

My proposed data plan- your opinion please.

Pugs, Sounds like the NTD is just what I am after! Would you bother with running anything else to it or would 2 ethernet cables (with some slack…

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Pugs
Dec 29, 2009 2:12 pm
Pugs
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
30 December 2009

Surround sound difficulties in home theatre

Surround sound difficulties in home theatre

Hi guys, I had a very similar problem on many occassions with my Yamaha setup and thought WTF???? Then for some reason it would sort itself out again, then go off again…

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Mia's Folly
Dec 30, 2009 9:40 pm
Mia's Folly

Agreed. Really need to hear the "thunk" as the axe splits the zombie :)

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deletedpenguin
Dec 31, 2009 1:22 pm
deletedpenguin
Rodda
Rodda
3 January 2010

Easy Does It?

Easy Does It?

Yes audio gear needs time to break/run in - if nothing else then certainly the speakers (as 99% of all of our 'electronics' are in fact made up of transistors etc. and all…

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Rodda
Jan 03, 2010 10:40 am
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
5 January 2010

Home Theatre Room

Home Theatre Room

If they have the same specs (including power handling) then you certainly should be able to swap them. After specs, the proof of whether it will work or not comes with…

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Rodda
Jan 05, 2010 3:43 pm
Rodda
billdsl
billdsl
6 January 2010

Help me find a home theatre lounge suite please!

Help me find a home theatre lounge suite please!

i recently purchased my family room couch from http://www.devlinlounges.com.au. They are based locally but must have their gear built to spec…

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billdsl
Jan 06, 2010 8:07 am
billdsl
scott_tanya
scott_tanya
6 January 2010

Home Audio Visual System

Home Audio Visual System

At the end of the day the boys are right but their are some simple answers Point 1) listen to music anywhere around the house you need sonos (i…

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scott_tanya
Jan 06, 2010 8:16 pm
scott_tanya
scott_tanya
6 January 2010

Home Multi Room Audio Pre Wiring

Home Multi Room Audio Pre Wiring

plus if you cable right, you will spend atleast 1k now ::surprise::

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scott_tanya
Jan 06, 2010 9:03 pm
andy_min
andy_min
13 January 2010

Help plan my new Sony Muteki 7.2 set up

Help plan my new Sony Muteki 7.2 set up

Thanks for all the great advice. My system is currently locked away in my storage shed until the day my house is actually built. I know a friend who has…

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andy_min
Jan 13, 2010 1:05 pm
andy_min
macca350
macca350
16 January 2010

Unreasonable expectations?

Unreasonable expectations?

Could be just some dust on one or more of the LCD chips, it's not uncommon and the symptoms sound similar. Most PJ's also use a filter to correct the colour of the lamp,…

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macca350
Jan 16, 2010 8:55 pm
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cenemelectrical
Jan 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Howie
Howie
21 January 2010

3-D Effect TV

3-D Effect TV

Some televisions that are >120hz already are 3D capable.…

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Howie
Jan 21, 2010 11:05 am
Howie
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
29 January 2010

Bad speaker cable installation?

Bad speaker cable installation?

Just as an update - it's taken a while, but the builder has agreed to bring the sparky back and will re-run the cable provided I bring in the cable. So I'm getting that…

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webbiegareth
Jan 29, 2010 10:06 am
Chuq
Chuq
29 January 2010

Recommended a layout - 4.5x6m HT

Recommended a layout - 4.5x6m HT

Oops, perhaps I should have clarified I'm just talking about the room itself. The gear won't be being purchased for a while after that. The room will initially have open…

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Chuq
Jan 29, 2010 12:01 pm
Chuq
kaindec
kaindec
30 January 2010

Retro fitted TV

Retro fitted TV

nice effort, goes with their lounge suite.

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kaindec
Jan 30, 2010 4:56 pm
paulfe
paulfe
31 January 2010

Recommended company in Sydney for home theatre installation

Recommended company in Sydney for home theatre installation

thanks for the detailed post. im not handy at all lol!! im looking at a set up with flsuh mounted speakers and multi room audio etc. i checked out the len wallis site and…

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paulfe
Jan 31, 2010 12:51 am
westy
westy
2 February 2010

How get the most out of Clipsal Starserve?

How get the most out of Clipsal Starserve?

This is what is being installed as a result of the fiber optics requirement by *****, whom basically have no flexibility regarding the matter.…

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westy
Feb 02, 2010 2:39 am
westy
Rodda
Rodda
2 February 2010

Hidden Home Theatre

Hidden Home Theatre

:: It's gold Jerry, GOLD! P.S. You can buy cans of compressed air from Radio Parts/Jaycar etc. if you really want to go that far...

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Rodda
Feb 02, 2010 6:21 pm
Rodda
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
9 February 2010

Pull throughs

Pull throughs

Ours is supposed to just be PVC pipe. Ours is running through internal walls, so I doubt there will be any movement/noise at all.

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deletedpenguin
Feb 09, 2010 9:49 am
deletedpenguin
Rodda
Rodda
11 February 2010

false wall to hang TV off

false wall to hang TV off

Hi Zeke. If you are going to mount the thing in the centre of that wall - where the centre is dominated by those 6 studs joined together (it looks like 6 from here), then…

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Rodda
Feb 11, 2010 8:40 am
Rodda
mikkyG
mikkyG
11 February 2010

Can someone help me work out how to wire this stuff up

Can someone help me work out how to wire this stuff up

So along the lines of having the amp doing the conversion to HDMI from component and rca, can anyone recommend an amp that…

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mikkyG
Feb 11, 2010 2:55 pm
Rodda
Rodda
15 February 2010

Ask your Home Theatre questions here...

Ask your Home Theatre questions here...
1 ... 12, 13, 14

I'm going to lock this thread as it was meant to be an introduction and sort of banner to this new Home Theatre section of the forum (when introduced a few years ago), and…

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Rodda
Feb 15, 2010 3:07 pm
Rodda
Mozzie
Mozzie
16 February 2010

Is outdoor antenna needed for local HD channels?

Is outdoor antenna needed for local HD channels?

I've asked about this where I work many times (I work for the company that has supplied all the broadcast antennas for Australias digital roll out) and the engineers are…

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Mozzie
Feb 16, 2010 8:20 pm
Mozzie
Villa1
Villa1
18 February 2010

Cables hidden behind the wall violate US electrical code

Cables hidden behind the wall violate US electrical code

The reality is, running an unbroken (ie. already complete, terminated, sealed) power cord inside a wall is no more likely to start any fire or…

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Villa1
Feb 18, 2010 1:54 pm
kikin
kikin
21 February 2010

MOVED OUT HERE - Feedback on Sonos system...

MOVED OUT HERE - Feedback on Sonos system...

you can just buy the S5 one if you are going to use iPhone as remote... however, beware of the reception!! The WiFi reception to iPhone is not as good as expected.....it…

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kikin
Feb 20, 2010 11:12 pm
mjt084
mjt084
21 February 2010

Anyone Had Any Experience With CAT6 (1g Lan) Cable Install?

Anyone Had Any Experience With CAT6 (1g Lan) Cable Install?

yeah well welcome to my world... as I'm in a "luxury" trade people think they could do a better job then me, yet want free advice and don't factor…

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mjt084
Feb 21, 2010 8:59 pm
Pugs
Pugs
26 February 2010

Is this for a 3.5mm jack?

Is this for a 3.5mm jack?

Different brand mech... Clipsal in HPM or vise versa

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Pugs
Feb 25, 2010 11:13 pm
Pugs
du73
du73
2 March 2010

$10,000 too much to spend on Home Cinema equipment?

$10,000 too much to spend on Home Cinema equipment?
1, 2

agreed - room looks very nice indeed and very clean. well done.

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du73
Mar 02, 2010 7:43 am
Pugs
Pugs
2 March 2010

NBN Pilot sites

NBN Pilot sites

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/austral ... 5836195707 THE federal government's NBN Co has called on companies to start designing its $43 billion high-speed fibre-optic…

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Pugs
Mar 02, 2010 3:56 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
3 March 2010

Foxtel picture quality drop

Foxtel picture quality drop

In my opinion the most obvious cause it the video processing going on inside the Receiver. Changing it's settings could improve it - you'll just have to experiment a bit.…

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Rodda
Mar 03, 2010 8:16 am
Rodda
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
4 March 2010

ADSL

ADSL

Great post joeygbh.

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Sheepdog
Mar 04, 2010 1:17 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
5 March 2010

Hisense LCD TV's

Hisense LCD TV's

the first time I heard of hisense was when they renamed vodafone arena to hisense arena.. I remember walking to the G once and saw the new sign and thought what the hell…

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wakeboardandy
Mar 05, 2010 2:21 pm
wakeboardandy
joeygbh
joeygbh
6 March 2010

Internet TV?

Internet TV?

Is internet tv a scam or is it worth dropping your cable/satellite ? I have seen the adds about 1 start-up fee and thats it. Over 3,000 channels…

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joeygbh
Mar 06, 2010 9:42 am
joeygbh
GSK
GSK
7 March 2010

Recommend Melbourne/Vic store for bits and bobs?

Recommend Melbourne/Vic store for bits and bobs?

I've used http://www.monoprice.com for all my cables in my hdmi setup (I use matrix setup and output to 5 different…

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GSK
Mar 07, 2010 2:03 pm
Pugs
Pugs
8 March 2010

Our IT set up - where to start?

Our IT set up - where to start?

Thanks heaps Pugs. Sounds like what we need to do is take a look at our plans and figure out where we might conceivably want to use computer…

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Pugs
Mar 08, 2010 10:24 pm
Pugs
Jezza
Jezza
10 March 2010

When does smart home need to be put in for a new home?

When does smart home need to be put in for a new home?

Control 4 is a home mangement system that mainly just uses a control box to do all its automation. The problem that i have with this solution is it has no way of manging…

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Jezza
Mar 10, 2010 10:47 am
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
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
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
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
kexkez
kexkez
22 March 2010

Extra Data Cabling

Extra Data Cabling
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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
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


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