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JilaMint
JilaMint
15 September 2009

Should I twist speaker cable ?

Should I twist speaker cable ?

:: sweet (... especially considering I have already laid it out flat !)

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JilaMint
Sep 15, 2009 11:50 pm
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Mia's Folly
Sep 17, 2009 11:41 pm
Mia's Folly

A couple of the more popular models in Australia at the moment would…

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kiwi056
Sep 20, 2009 6:29 am
kiwi056
JilaMint
JilaMint
23 September 2009

HT Equipment Advice

HT Equipment Advice

Jila, I'm only puttign 5.1 in the HT as I don't think there is enough room for another set of speakers to make it 7.1, so therefore the other 2…

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JilaMint
Sep 23, 2009 2:25 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
25 September 2009

Should I bother with a passive sub ?

Should I bother with a passive sub ?

hmmmm :th: I don't like the prospect of yet another box just to drive that passive sub. I think you've swayed me to go for an active sub - then I can just use the dedicated…

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JilaMint
Sep 25, 2009 11:08 am
serge44
serge44
25 September 2009

Home Theatre flooring - please help

Home Theatre flooring - please help

my build is going to have floating floor in all rooms downstairs except the toilet and laundry which will be tiled and the HT which will be carpeted.

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serge44
Sep 25, 2009 4:54 pm
serge44
Rodda
Rodda
26 September 2009

Whats the width of your riser?? (seriously)

Whats the width of your riser?? (seriously)

No idea, but I reckon there may not be so it's likely just up to…

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Rodda
Sep 26, 2009 9:37 am
Rodda
Thudd
Thudd
28 September 2009

Best size TV for this room?

Best size TV for this room?

If the aesthetics of a large TV in the room are a worry for you then maybe think twice about a 58" model because it'll be a big of glass in the…

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Thudd
Sep 28, 2009 9:49 am
lisahello
lisahello
5 October 2009

New Plasma\LCD television recommendation

New Plasma\LCD television recommendation

I did some research last year and found the two best were Pioneer and panasonic. We ended up getting a pioneer they are very expensive but very good - however due to the…

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lisahello
Oct 05, 2009 8:24 pm
Howie
Howie
8 October 2009

Projector Advice - Newbie

Projector Advice - Newbie
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Good one annietom :thumbsup: seeking solutions no problems at all, glad I've helped someone :)

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Howie
Oct 08, 2009 7:03 am
Howie
Rodda
Rodda
9 October 2009

Panasonic PT AX100E - worth looking at?

Panasonic PT AX100E - worth looking at?

The Panasonic PT-AX100E is not a FullHD projector (ie. it is not a native 1920 x 1080 resolution), but a native 720P projector (1280 x 720). Be interested to know how…

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Rodda
Oct 09, 2009 2:38 pm
Rodda
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
11 October 2009

C-Bus vs Dynalite

C-Bus vs Dynalite

Hi Jazz, I am a big C-Bus fan (there is another thread of mine on here regarding my plans) and do not know much about Dynalite. However you may have been misinformed -…

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Perth-1st Timer
Oct 11, 2009 3:40 pm
Rodda
Rodda
13 October 2009

Projector screen

Projector screen
1, 2

Not exactly sure what the first part of Damon's reply is referring to, but, the simple answer is Yes it is the same diagonal dimension that has been used to measure TV…

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Rodda
Oct 13, 2009 11:14 am
Rodda
Pugs
Pugs
14 October 2009

Structured wiring - new home

Structured wiring - new home

It sounds like what you guys need to do is sit down with an AV specialist (rather than a cabler) and discuss what you want and might want and the…

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Pugs
Oct 14, 2009 2:45 pm
Pugs
slknv
slknv
14 October 2009

Exchange rates.. and projectors :)

Exchange rates.. and projectors :)

I'm not sure what other people's experiences with their projectors are, but I had my benq serviced at least 3 times because fluff, dust or whatever was getting into the…

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slknv
Oct 14, 2009 9:44 pm
Rodda
Rodda
16 October 2009

Sound bars

Sound bars

This type of thing has been around for a while - Nakamichi brought out the Nero system about 6 years ago which did (faux) 6.1 with 2 speaker boxes and a sub. The reality…

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Rodda
Oct 16, 2009 7:13 am
Rodda
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
16 October 2009

ADSL 1500KB Speed

ADSL 1500KB Speed

Making use of both a Virgin Media (Cable) and BT (ADSL) broadband connection at the same time? I have a Virgin Media cable connection that has…

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Fiffaro
Oct 16, 2009 11:11 am
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
16 October 2009

Wireless TVs in the future??

Wireless TVs in the future??

Pugs, yeah, fibre is the future. it is just a long way comming. i remember installing fibre to the desk about 10 years ago - but even that hasn't taken hold commercially…

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rubber_noggin
Oct 16, 2009 4:47 pm
rubber_noggin
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Dukekamaya
Oct 19, 2009 7:37 pm
Dukekamaya
Pugs
Pugs
22 October 2009

CD storage aluminium racks/inserts

CD storage aluminium racks/inserts

might help if you post a picture or any other details we are good but we can't read minds yet...

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Pugs
Oct 22, 2009 7:54 pm
Pugs
Thudd
Thudd
26 October 2009

Home Theatre Room Insulation

Home Theatre Room Insulation

These are, by and large, two separate things. For instance, you could build your room with metre thick concrete on all sides and it will contain sound extremely well, but…

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Thudd
Oct 26, 2009 9:38 am
chmaiden
chmaiden
26 October 2009

urgent help needed with HT and home network...

urgent help needed with HT and home network...

thanks guys - if i run it over the coax cable that will be fine. cheers Chris

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chmaiden
Oct 26, 2009 12:53 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
29 October 2009

Multi Room Audio Options - Ideas anyone?

Multi Room Audio Options - Ideas anyone?

Hey Rodda Yeh, the NuVo system I'm looking at now is the Essentia E6G - 6 source 6 zone (expandable to 12), 40W per zone, waterproof OLED control pad with full metadata…

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BuildingACT
Oct 29, 2009 6:10 pm
Southies
Southies
29 October 2009

Ideal distance from which to view 46" LCD TV

Ideal distance from which to view 46" LCD TV

Thanks to all of you who replied :: :: - I love Homeone !!!! ::kiss::

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Southies
Oct 29, 2009 6:29 pm
Southies
du73
du73
31 October 2009

separate components or 'in-a-box'

separate components or 'in-a-box'

in my opinion in home theatre you always need to consider upgrade as the electronics change all the time..

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du73
Oct 31, 2009 2:17 pm
du73
du73
1 November 2009

Panasonic BD60 Blu-Ray player - problems

Panasonic BD60 Blu-Ray player - problems

i am glad it worked out well for you in the end..

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du73
Nov 01, 2009 7:02 pm
Rodda
Rodda
2 November 2009

Revox speakers

Revox speakers

As I've said before, 9 out of 10 items of equipment like this (AV components, + many others) that are flogged on-line for much less than their local RRP will be grey…

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Rodda
Nov 02, 2009 1:03 pm
Rodda
jacobvz
jacobvz
2 November 2009

slimline AV receiver

slimline AV receiver

I made a BIG mistake. I involved the wife in the decision making process and there was no way that the JAMO 606 were going to make it into the living room.... Combined…

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jacobvz
Nov 02, 2009 1:16 pm
du73
du73
2 November 2009

Where do I start for an amp for surround sound?

Where do I start for an amp for surround sound?

Marantz (like Rod suggested) is used and loved by many.

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du73
Nov 02, 2009 2:21 pm

thanks Rod. I found these pics of a projector just mounted on the ceiling.…

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holo
Nov 02, 2009 5:04 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
4 November 2009

projects and a/c heat vents

projects and a/c heat vents

If you have your heat vent in front of the projector, the heat may distort the image. Kinda like looking down a…

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TimmyDunlop
Nov 04, 2009 11:13 am
du73
du73
5 November 2009

What to do with the new theatre

What to do with the new theatre

Should I just pre wire the theatre room with decent speaker cable and hdmi, and will it make a difference if I re-use my existing theatre set up…

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du73
Nov 05, 2009 3:55 pm
du73
du73
7 November 2009

Your thoughts on Klipsch?

Your thoughts on Klipsch?

Went into hardly normal yesterday and picked up the quintet iii for $750. Ex demo but at that price i couldnt resist. Love them! Now to convince…

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du73
Nov 07, 2009 6:06 am
joeygbh
joeygbh
7 November 2009

Another LCD + free PS3 offer from Sony

Another LCD + free PS3 offer from Sony

I ended up going into a JB store and managed to get them to match the online deal and secure me a TV in stock at another store. Thats pretty…

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joeygbh
Nov 07, 2009 6:27 pm
joeygbh
Pewit
Pewit
8 November 2009

In wall speakers Vs sound bar for surround system

In wall speakers Vs sound bar for surround system

I have planned to use in-ceiling speakers a distributed audio system but If we put all 5 speakers up there I think it would have a problem insulating the sound from the…

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Pewit
Nov 08, 2009 1:00 pm
Just Some Guy
Just Some Guy
10 November 2009

Media PC

Media PC

I have a 3gig core 2 duo, with 2x 1 TB hard drives and 3 digital tuners running Mythdora (a linux distribution with Mythtv prepackaged). - http://mythdora.com/ It took a…

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Just Some Guy
Nov 10, 2009 11:54 am
Rowena
Rowena
12 November 2009

Telstra Smart Community - setup costs?

Telstra Smart Community - setup costs?
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Scuse my ignorance...but are we making a mistake? We are building in a Telstra Smart Community. We've just finished our…

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Rowena
Nov 12, 2009 9:39 pm
Rowena
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 November 2009

HDMI signal?

HDMI signal?

Just an update on this folks. The unit is a TF7100HDPVRt with freeview and we also have an older Toppy. This new thing is absolute rubbish in comparison to the older…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 13, 2009 5:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer
rlay1
rlay1
20 November 2009

Do I need an amplifier?

Do I need an amplifier?

Hi Mario, I am a car audio enthusiast and I know that nearly all car audio manufacturers like to push up their wattage numbers as high as possible. RMS is the true…

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rlay1
Nov 20, 2009 7:59 am
Thudd
Thudd
26 November 2009

HDMI misinformation.

HDMI misinformation.

Most people could not tell the difference, but to the trained ear of the audio directors, they could hear more dynamic range in the higher quality…

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Thudd
Nov 26, 2009 3:36 pm
Thudd
Thudd
26 November 2009

Cost of sound check plasterboards

Cost of sound check plasterboards

'Fyrechek' is virtually the same thing, but cheaper.

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Thudd
Nov 26, 2009 3:37 pm
Thudd
Thudd
26 November 2009

Buying a Projector from Thailand

Buying a Projector from Thailand

Excess baggage getting it back? Sufficient packing to prevent breakage in transit? Potential customs duty hit on arrival?

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Thudd
Nov 26, 2009 3:40 pm
fuzzy
fuzzy
27 November 2009

Big Picture People OR yourself?

Big Picture People OR yourself?

Hi Missy, My theatre room is almost the same size as yours and like you, I was also looking at packages from the BPP. But after a bit of research, I ended up doing it…

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fuzzy
Nov 27, 2009 12:02 pm
Bam
Bam
7 December 2009

BenQ W6000

BenQ W6000

Thanks Rodda, appreciate it :D

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Bam
Dec 07, 2009 7:51 am
Bam
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 December 2009

My early XMAS pressie to myself

My early XMAS pressie to myself

I'm a little excited now. It's getting delivered this week!!

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KnockItDown
Dec 10, 2009 8:42 pm
KnockItDown
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rodrocket
Dec 11, 2009 7:47 pm


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