Home Theatre & Automation
HT Equipment Advice
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…
Should I bother with a passive sub ?
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…
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.
Sep 26, 2009 10:37 am
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…
Sep 28, 2009 10:49 am
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…
Oct 08, 2009 8:03 am
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…
Oct 09, 2009 3:38 pm
C-Bus vs Dynalite
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 -…
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…
Oct 13, 2009 12:14 pm
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…
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…
Oct 14, 2009 10:44 pm
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.
Oct 16, 2009 8:13 am
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…
Wireless TVs in the future??
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…
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…
Oct 26, 2009 10:38 am
Multi Room Audio Options - Ideas anyone?
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…
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…
Nov 02, 2009 2:03 pm
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....
I found these pics of a projector just mounted on the ceiling.…
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…
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…
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…
Nov 08, 2009 2:00 pm
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…
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…
Do I need an amplifier?
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…
Nov 20, 2009 8:59 am
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…
Nov 26, 2009 4:36 pm
Nov 26, 2009 4:37 pm
Nov 26, 2009 4:40 pm
Big Picture People OR yourself?
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…
Nov 27, 2009 1:02 pm
Just wanted to close this by saying that we were about to go the SL then got a bloody good deal on the sony so we went with that instead. (we asked other stores if they…
Enjoy our Christmas Special* and become a Professional for only $172 for 13 months. Join Now
*OFFER APPLIES TO NEW CUSTOMERS, INCLUDES GST AND VALID UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2017