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musouka
musouka
8 June 2009

Home Theatre specialist in Sydney

Home Theatre specialist in Sydney

Thanks for the reply Rod. I read about Len Wallis, but looks like they do high-end custom installs so thought he may be expensive. I stumbled upon Michael Todd over at…

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musouka
Jun 08, 2009 8:08 pm
musouka
Rodda
Rodda
9 June 2009

Running extension power lead in the ceiling

Running extension power lead in the ceiling

No problem with running an extension lead like that, as it is a pre-terminated manufactured cable (possible the only legal requirement might be to get it 'tagged', or get…

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Rodda
Jun 09, 2009 9:54 am
Rodda
fredstar
fredstar
11 June 2009

Just purchased Samsung Full HD & Receiver

Just purchased Samsung Full HD & Receiver

Was puchased at HN. At the moment we r going to connect a dvd player and VHS. Later on get a blu ray and PVR. Had got the HDMI to connect the TV to the a/v receiver.

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fredstar
Jun 11, 2009 7:43 am
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Hels
Jun 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Hels
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
11 June 2009

Is this plasma ok?

Is this plasma ok?

for projectors you do sit alot closer now than in the past due to 1080p technology. If you have a 1080p projector you can sit as close as 1x screen width. My screen width…

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wakeboardandy
Jun 11, 2009 6:18 pm
wakeboardandy
Rodda
Rodda
12 June 2009

Video Distribution

Video Distribution

Hi L_B I'm sorry to inform you that none of the Elan RF distribution products are actually brought into Australia, so I can't comment on the 3 you mentioned. Obviously…

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Rodda
Jun 12, 2009 11:20 am
Rodda
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
14 June 2009

Bi-wiring speakers?

Bi-wiring speakers?

Thanks for your help pugs and italk. I might just wire them up normally and then bi-wire later on.

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Kenshi123
Jun 14, 2009 1:20 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
14 June 2009

New Yamaha Range

New Yamaha Range

The new yamaha receivers just released except 365 have dolby true HD and DTS HD master audio decoders FANTASTIC. Has anyone seen the shelf price for a 465 as retail is…

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kassan1973
Jun 14, 2009 8:29 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
15 June 2009

Asus eee box b206

Asus eee box b206

Saw this today http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Asus-Eee-Box-Bla ... 7C294%3A50 Sounds like everything I'm looking for in a media centre. Internet access, HDTV through HDMI,…

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Mel&Em
Jun 15, 2009 6:44 pm
Mel&Em
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Robanna
Jun 16, 2009 9:09 am
Robanna
just Erin
just Erin
22 June 2009

New house!

New house!

SS = site supervisor :D

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just Erin
Jun 22, 2009 9:03 am
just Erin
Rodda
Rodda
22 June 2009

Projector installation

Projector installation

It is usually done as part of a package and would be quoted upon that way. If you purely wanted someone to do the projector and nothing else, if it was me, I'd simply…

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Rodda
Jun 22, 2009 1:57 pm
Rodda
fxaud
fxaud
23 June 2009

Lights and cabling (bare minimum with project builder)?

Lights and cabling (bare minimum with project builder)?

What is the bare minimum i must do with the project builder and what can i do after handover. the project builder costs are too high plus i have to pay a margin of 25% to…

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fxaud
Jun 23, 2009 6:48 am
heat_crime
heat_crime
23 June 2009

Home Theatre Setup

Home Theatre Setup

"The sound quality produced is important, as is placement. What's the point of having your speakers in the perfect place if they sound perfectly crap?" Totally on the…

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heat_crime
Jun 23, 2009 2:30 pm
Pugs
Pugs
23 June 2009

Hills Home Hub or own cabling

Hills Home Hub or own cabling

another member on here called TDG is a cabler in your area... personally i see no point in skimping in this or any area of the build even if you just get conduits…

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Pugs
Jun 23, 2009 11:13 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
23 June 2009

Speaker cabling costs... my quote from the builder

Speaker cabling costs... my quote from the builder

Hi everyone... I will now follow up with the outcome, and why I was so confused! They quoted me "$77 per speaker point", which as it turns…

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Pugs
Jun 23, 2009 11:15 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
24 June 2009

Surround sound speaker placement for lounge room 5.7m x 3.3m

Surround sound speaker placement for lounge room 5.7m x 3.3m

OK. So have speakers in the roof layed out something like this. |--------- | ....O |O | | |O | …

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Rodda
Jun 24, 2009 12:06 pm
Rodda
serge44
serge44
25 June 2009

Epson TW3000 Price Rise

Epson TW3000 Price Rise

Joyce Mayne Maroochydore has TW-3000s - going for $2500 this week. about to try to sweet talk the missus into layby and then we'll talk about the projector :twisted: the pioneer…

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serge44
Jun 25, 2009 11:37 pm
serge44
Rodda
Rodda
29 June 2009

Versatile Home Theatre - Sliding glass wall???

Versatile Home Theatre - Sliding glass wall???

Hi mate. I'm glad you mentioned the curtains, as much for sound as for light. About the only thing I can really think of right now is that it will certainly have a price…

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Rodda
Jun 29, 2009 10:33 am
Rodda
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
29 June 2009

Yet another new installation

Yet another new installation

I indeed have my speakers and thank you for the heads up Rod. I have still yet to buy the AVR and open to suggestions but not sure if there is anything around the $3k…

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Mia's Folly
Jun 29, 2009 1:45 pm
Mia's Folly
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mattwalker
Jul 01, 2009 9:15 pm
mattwalker
Pugs
Pugs
2 July 2009

Network and HT cabling questions

Network and HT cabling questions
1, 2

I'm doing 35 cat6 outlets in this guys house and patching in 3 phone sockets on the second 24 way pannel

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Pugs
Jul 02, 2009 11:15 pm
Pugs
serge44
serge44
4 July 2009

HDD Recorder

HDD Recorder
1, 2

apart from already having XBox and Xbox360 - I'm not inclined to get another gaming console and then have to get all the same games again. thanks anyway but I'll keep the…

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serge44
Jul 04, 2009 5:15 pm
serge44
kexkez
kexkez
5 July 2009

Anyone know a cabler near/in Bunbury WA?

Anyone know a cabler near/in Bunbury WA?

Well the guy is there now. I've just dashed home to check on the kids. ten points for 620 :) plus some short patch cables as well. …

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kexkez
Jul 05, 2009 4:05 pm
kexkez
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Nav
Jul 06, 2009 5:04 pm
Nav
Pugs
Pugs
7 July 2009

More cabling..

More cabling..

ages ago i bought a 30m roll form jaycar to make up some patch cables and just use them at home and out and about when lanning... Cat6 was installed by me, as a…

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Pugs
Jul 07, 2009 6:00 pm
Pugs
Mozzie
Mozzie
11 July 2009

Portable DVD player (for long car trips)

Portable DVD player (for long car trips)

When I was a kid we were given the little hand held games where you have to get the ball bearing through the maze. Extra difficult when you are driving over bumpy roads…

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Mozzie
Jul 11, 2009 6:02 pm
Mozzie
Rodda
Rodda
13 July 2009

Best LCD projectors

Best LCD projectors

Personally I prefer DLP picture over LCD, but it is really a taste thing. Also, DLP has a (now so small it's probably not there at all) small issue of the 'rainbow…

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Rodda
Jul 13, 2009 9:56 am
Rodda
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 July 2009

Plasma on the wall

Plasma on the wall

You may get a better response in the Home theatre forum.... ***moved***

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mattwalker
Jul 14, 2009 9:24 pm
mattwalker
clath
clath
15 July 2009

lcd tvs

lcd tvs

Ok thanks Rodda, Pugs,

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clath
Jul 15, 2009 4:20 pm
clath
donuts
donuts
21 July 2009

Foxtel IQ not available with Optus? Is TiVO an alternative?

Foxtel IQ not available with Optus? Is TiVO an alternative?

well our main tv in the rumpus room (where the foxtel is) is an old chunky one - not slim line. but still works fine and will do till we can replace it. we have jsut…

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donuts
Jul 21, 2009 7:38 pm
donuts
Juzzo
Juzzo
23 July 2009

surround sound not working

surround sound not working

Thanks guys, I'll pass the message on and let you know. Juzzo

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Juzzo
Jul 23, 2009 4:05 pm
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
24 July 2009

Tv Kaput?

Tv Kaput?

Yay :: Glad you are happy :) When my house is built I will have all the fun of finding a new telly too :? Just have to make sure it's the right size for the room :roll: . …

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lynnebin1968
Jul 24, 2009 10:58 am
lynnebin1968
Pugs
Pugs
24 July 2009

Ethernet Points - costs to do before plastering, etc

Ethernet Points - costs to do before plastering, etc
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We've organised with the builder to go in and put the cables in ourselves, as long as it's not electrical, CAT-6 or speaker wires and marked, it's…

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Pugs
Jul 24, 2009 5:07 pm
Pugs
jec
jec
24 July 2009

Clipsal Wiser Wireless unit.

Clipsal Wiser Wireless unit.

Anyone know much about the new clipsal wiser wireless unit ??? It does home automation. It is basically the brain of the house. How it work i am not sure. Also what is…

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jec
Jul 24, 2009 10:19 pm
Sierra
Sierra
25 July 2009

Data Cabling Help Required!

Data Cabling Help Required!

Whats cheaper will also depend on what you can and cant do yourself at a later date. For instance, I have had network cable / telephone points put through the house by…

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Sierra
Jul 25, 2009 10:48 am
Sierra

Hi all, I will be needing IR extender for my new home and I'm not really sure of what equipment are needed. The extender needs to receive signals from three different…

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iTalk
Jul 27, 2009 2:21 pm
iTalk
IQtech
IQtech
28 July 2009

Mounting 50" Panasonic on wall - Studs 1M apart

Mounting 50" Panasonic on wall - Studs 1M apart

Hi all, (Bernie here, login password forgot) So my asumption was I will need to get a mount to bolt to the 1M stud's.... Now, I have had alook…

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IQtech
Jul 28, 2009 7:52 am
jamiet
jamiet
28 July 2009

What do I need to ask for?

What do I need to ask for?

I use CAT5/6 for telephone as well so I can easily switch between a network and telephone outlet. Foxtel boxes generally need phone connections as well. You'd be…

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jamiet
Jul 28, 2009 5:44 pm
getafix
getafix
28 July 2009

Hi Matt and Rodda - long time no speak.

Hi Matt and Rodda - long time no speak.

Hi Matt and Rodda Long time no speak. We chatted a few years back and at that stage I was in the throws of designing and building a house and you guys assisted me with…

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getafix
Jul 28, 2009 9:46 pm
kexkez
kexkez
29 July 2009

installing draw wire

installing draw wire

we had draw wires installed in conduit so we could get a cabler in after hand over. For one of the draw wires the electrician( who was the one putting the conduits etc…

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kexkez
Jul 29, 2009 8:49 pm
kexkez
iTalk
iTalk
31 July 2009

Distributing Foxtel & AV

Distributing Foxtel & AV

It's possible if you want to view the same thing on all three points in your house. I'm planning to do the same thing. My foxtel box will be stored in a rack cabinet in…

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iTalk
Jul 31, 2009 11:54 pm
iTalk
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
1 August 2009

Home automation and Home theatre advice

Home automation and Home theatre advice

I have just bought one of these devices for splitting foxtel into 8 points. http://www.jonsa.com.au/products.php?cP ... 9&id=1829# You put a diplexor at the end of each…

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jamestheoz
Aug 01, 2009 6:52 pm
Thudd
Thudd
2 August 2009

new HT - my thoughts and many questions

new HT - my thoughts and many questions

In my last house I had a room that was 3.9x5.5 and I wired it for 7.1. You're building from scratch so you might as well, it's only cable! On your plans, push the couch…

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Thudd
Aug 02, 2009 7:10 pm
wenzwc
wenzwc
2 August 2009

Paint surface for theatre rooms

Paint surface for theatre rooms

Does anyone know how much per m2 Belkin is and is it available in Brisbane, we could need it for a home theatre and music studio. Cheers W

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wenzwc
Aug 02, 2009 9:41 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
2 August 2009

DVR / PVR Dvico 3300

DVR / PVR Dvico 3300

up in the bush here though my iq2 box is cable so gets me high def including 7 and 7HD.. ::hyst:: ::hyst::

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wakeboardandy
Aug 02, 2009 10:43 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
5 August 2009

3.9m x 3.6m room too small for dedicated HT? * now 4.5! :) *

3.9m x 3.6m room too small for dedicated HT? * now 4.5! :) *
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the picture doesn't show the two big comfy bean bags I have now!! ::hyst:: ::hyst:: but yeah if I could…

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wakeboardandy
Aug 05, 2009 4:21 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
6 August 2009

2m x 3m Room - Ideas

2m x 3m Room - Ideas

a 3m x 2m can certainly work.. I thought my room at 4.14m x 3m was too small and many other ppl told me the same.. but the 108" screen I have in my room doesn't even feel…

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wakeboardandy
Aug 06, 2009 10:59 pm
wakeboardandy


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