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wonderland
wonderland
16 April 2009

Please recommend a projector & screen :o)

Please recommend a projector & screen :o)
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Thanks Gav for that suggestion. It's not a bad one! :D

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wonderland
Apr 17, 2009 12:38 am
wonderland
Pugs
Pugs
17 April 2009

Home Automation

Home Automation

No there is no plans too ATM. Maybe in a few years,…

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Pugs
Apr 17, 2009 2:13 pm
Pugs
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
17 April 2009

Postpone our home theatre plan

Postpone our home theatre plan

It is easier as when you get to the outside walls (external) you can lift the tiles to make it easy to get cables down the…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 17, 2009 10:59 pm
wakeboardandy
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
18 April 2009

Samsung series 6 58"" LCD - Should we buy????

Samsung series 6 58"" LCD - Should we buy????

Thanks Rod, After shopping around for ages we thought that was the best deal. However this morning we ended up walking out with a series 8 52'' LCD. We just couldnt…

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Kenshi123
Apr 18, 2009 11:43 am
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
21 April 2009

HT System (amp/dvdplayer/PVR/etc) vs HTPC & General Qns

HT System (amp/dvdplayer/PVR/etc) vs HTPC & General Qns

I have a full HTPC system (Vista Ultimate, 3xHD tuners, 3Tb of storage space), and plan to use Xbox 360's as media extenders in the other rooms (allowing live TV viewing,…

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webbiegareth
Apr 21, 2009 4:54 pm
Rodda
Rodda
21 April 2009

Questions about door and projector locations

Questions about door and projector locations

Thanks KG, it's because I'm REALLY, REALLY smart ::wink:: Actually, it's because I've done…

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Rodda
Apr 21, 2009 5:10 pm
Rodda
serge44
serge44
21 April 2009

Media Room Advice

Media Room Advice

can you get rid of windows 5 and 6 and still comply with light and ventilation with the windows on the side? that would give you a bigger screen :wink:

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serge44
Apr 21, 2009 7:59 pm
serge44
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
21 April 2009

Wiring help please - TDG or anyone else

Wiring help please - TDG or anyone else
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There is a difference in the cable used for backbone structured cabling and long patch leads usually found taped to walls. The patch leads have a higher strand count but…

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The Data Guys
Apr 21, 2009 8:42 pm
The Data Guys
thlo
thlo
22 April 2009

Please use the search engine.

Please use the search engine.

Pugs and The Data Guy, this is a regular issue. You can check out how I and others handle it. There is an example here…

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thlo
Apr 22, 2009 3:15 am
thlo
ozzroo
ozzroo
23 April 2009

110inch projector screen for $50 anyone interested?

110inch projector screen for $50 anyone interested?

better idea, lose the foamboard and get some gatorboard. much better rigidity as it has the foam wedged between wood fibre veneer on the outside. Foamcore starts to flex…

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ozzroo
Apr 23, 2009 2:54 pm
Nav
Nav
24 April 2009

Home Theatre - screen size/where to mount projector

Home Theatre - screen size/where to mount projector

I actually prefer LCD to DLP projectors. Atleast when I bought a dlp a few years back when I was in Canada any DLP projectors under the cost of 5k I could see the rainbow…

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Nav
Apr 24, 2009 10:41 am
Nav
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
25 April 2009

Help with Smartwiring

Help with Smartwiring

leebee.. I smart wired my house for TV/Phone/Fox and Net for 6 rooms. As well as HDMI and speaker cables to theatre room and alfresco. I bought the cables for about $500…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 25, 2009 3:51 pm
wakeboardandy
serge44
serge44
25 April 2009

Room size.

Room size.

fill the wall!! :D

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serge44
Apr 25, 2009 7:39 pm
serge44
kikin
kikin
25 April 2009

Aria Soprano Ceiling Speakers

Aria Soprano Ceiling Speakers

$400 per pair, is that too expensive?

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kikin
Apr 25, 2009 10:59 pm
Goldberg
Goldberg
26 April 2009

AV Racks

AV Racks

Went to have a look at Harvey Norman, as they're listed as a retailer for these guys, all the Salesman could do was rubbish their product ? And they had no other…

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Goldberg
Apr 26, 2009 6:12 pm
bigred
bigred
26 April 2009

Amplifier and Speakers Purchase

Amplifier and Speakers Purchase

Hey, I'm looking at purchasing the audio for my upcoming house, and need a bit of assistance (or direction for that matter). I need: * Amplifier (multi-zone function) …

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bigred
Apr 26, 2009 10:51 pm
bigred
purpleninja
purpleninja
26 April 2009

Wiring before or after build - steel frame & colorbond house

Wiring before or after build - steel frame & colorbond house

That's good to know. I was getting worried that there might be some things that couldn't be…

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purpleninja
Apr 26, 2009 11:09 pm
Rose72
Rose72
27 April 2009

HDMI Cable & Projector Mount

HDMI Cable & Projector Mount

Thanks for the feedback. We went back yesterday and he picked up that we weren't interested in the monster cable - he asked why and i told him. He then admitted himself…

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Rose72
Apr 27, 2009 2:09 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
27 April 2009

Basic home networking - how much?

Basic home networking - how much?

Thanks for all this! :) I'd love to do the course myself (I'm an engineer, and can cable with my eyes closed).... but because I now work with software, I don't think I can…

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webbiegareth
Apr 27, 2009 4:20 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
27 April 2009

Buying a Plasma or LCD? - DO IT NOW

Buying a Plasma or LCD? - DO IT NOW

I keep hoping that means that 100" screens will be…

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purpleninja
Apr 27, 2009 11:05 pm
homeishome
homeishome
29 April 2009

Wall Mount LCD cabling. Urgent Help required

Wall Mount LCD cabling. Urgent Help required

Thanks Rodd Those two blue cables are supposed to be twin audio cables as told to me by the builder. And i really have no idea where they are coming from. I can guess…

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homeishome
Apr 29, 2009 2:19 pm
short_stuff
short_stuff
29 April 2009

Another Room Size question

Another Room Size question

Thanks heaps Rodda & Wakeboardandy for the information. Really clear and helpful. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Unfortunately…

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short_stuff
Apr 29, 2009 4:28 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
30 April 2009

Buying TVs online - recommendations ?

Buying TVs online - recommendations ?

You should be able to find out if you are covered by calling their helpline with your serial number and proof of…

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Djelibeybi
Apr 30, 2009 3:00 pm
iTalk
iTalk
2 May 2009

My ceiling speakers, LCD and bracket...

My ceiling speakers, LCD and bracket...

After a few clever ideas from Rod (rodda) instead of having the TV on a unit with all the DVD's / Foxtel etc we went with this idea. The TV…

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iTalk
May 02, 2009 9:20 am
iTalk
kikin
kikin
3 May 2009

Sonos Controller CC100 underwater

Sonos Controller CC100 underwater

WOW!! That's amazing!! The CC100 is waterproof!! Have a look at the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqHdxVK9cvI&NR=1# Cool!!!

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kikin
May 03, 2009 11:17 am
Rodda
Rodda
3 May 2009

Best speaker option on a HT room ?

Best speaker option on a HT room ?

7.1 is not used very much at all yet (some amps will send 'matrixed' signals to them - a mix of the left and right surround channels), but the idea is that Blu-Ray will…

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Rodda
May 03, 2009 11:23 am
Rodda
Gester
Gester
3 May 2009

Reliability of HDMI Extenders ?

Reliability of HDMI Extenders ?

I've used HDMI Extenders before and they are really good. Had a bit of a problem sometimes with a 1.3 signal as these extenders only supported a 1.2 but as long as you…

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Gester
May 03, 2009 11:13 pm
Rodda
Rodda
4 May 2009

A little help needed; The best option for this room?

A little help needed; The best option for this room?

I'm currently living in that Delfin estate - Lakeside. Just biding our time, saving up a bit extra after selling our house mid last year - waiting for the right property…

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Rodda
May 04, 2009 5:11 pm
Rodda
wonderland
wonderland
7 May 2009

Auditioning the Epson TW3000 and BenQ W5000

Auditioning the Epson TW3000 and BenQ W5000

I dont have an answer to your question, sorry :oops: . But I would love to know the verdict once you've tested them out!

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wonderland
May 07, 2009 6:13 pm
wonderland
IQtech
IQtech
7 May 2009

Wall mount tvs: where should the powerpoint go?

Wall mount tvs: where should the powerpoint go?

guys, how high should the noggins be for an average tv? Anyone got a photo of that the nogging should look like, should there be 1 or or hoz or…

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IQtech
May 07, 2009 6:45 pm
billdsl
billdsl
11 May 2009

Wireless Energy Monitor

Wireless Energy Monitor

there has been a lot of standby bashing of late to inform everyone that standby is still usually using a fairly large chunk of total power that device uses, so start…

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billdsl
May 11, 2009 2:09 pm
billdsl
iTalk
iTalk
11 May 2009

Location of in-ceiling speakers

Location of in-ceiling speakers

Cheers Rod, That makes lots of sense :) Regards

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iTalk
May 11, 2009 8:32 pm
iTalk
Rogue
Rogue
12 May 2009

New PD Move in packs?

New PD Move in packs?

My house has 2 adults…

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Rogue
May 12, 2009 12:04 pm
mikemix
mikemix
14 May 2009

Multi zone Av receiver

Multi zone Av receiver

Thanks Matt & Rod Yamaha V1900 is the cheapest I've found so far (circa $1900) to do 3 zones. Looks like I keep the ole nakamichi AV10 for this task. Thanks.

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mikemix
May 14, 2009 2:48 pm
Pugs
Pugs
15 May 2009

What does this mean?

What does this mean?

no worries sorry for the vent it is hard when working and pumping out quotes all…

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Pugs
May 15, 2009 9:54 pm
Pugs
kassan1973
kassan1973
17 May 2009

Catch of the Day - Samsung 52" LCD 100hz - Thursday 23rd Apr

Catch of the Day - Samsung 52" LCD 100hz - Thursday 23rd Apr

Hi all, Great deal, i myself purchased a 50 inch 650 series plasma at JB boxing day sale for $1980 and came with bluray player at times a have purchased when…

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kassan1973
May 17, 2009 5:57 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
18 May 2009

Samsung bluray

Samsung bluray

Thanks all, My conclusion as well here we go again as it took me 8 months for them to replace a faulty fridge. Have learnt my lesson and if they stuff me…

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kassan1973
May 18, 2009 9:09 pm

buying a new telle

buying a new telle

Hey Fu, you do realise we have colour television in Australia, well the eastern states anyway. ::kiss:: ::lol:: Just make sure you don't buy a black and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2009 12:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
purpleninja
purpleninja
20 May 2009

We decided to purchase our first HT, where to start ?

We decided to purchase our first HT, where to start ?

It depends on how much money you think an Australian warranty and support is worth, because you won't get that with an overseas purchase.

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purpleninja
May 20, 2009 10:05 pm
Robanna
Robanna
22 May 2009

Media Room Config

Media Room Config

thanks again for the reply. got 12 months to finalise the desgin before building has to start..

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Robanna
May 22, 2009 10:08 am
Robanna
ps
ps
24 May 2009

Foxtel pre-wiring

Foxtel pre-wiring

Hi I really like this tread, the information is most valuable, in my case the TV coaxial connections is supplied by my builder and I want to know how it differ from the…

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ps
May 24, 2009 11:39 am
Pugs
Pugs
24 May 2009

Bundled Wiring?

Bundled Wiring?

cost.. this more expensive then seperate runs

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Pugs
May 24, 2009 7:08 pm
Pugs
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
25 May 2009

how many hdmi's??

how many hdmi's??

check out selbyacoustics.com.au I just bought all my cables and a projector screen from them.. use the code DTV08 and get 20% off also... great quality stuff and great prices. :D

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wakeboardandy
May 26, 2009 12:50 am
wakeboardandy
Goldberg
Goldberg
26 May 2009

Running speaker cable near power ?

Running speaker cable near power ?

Thanks Pugs for the heads up, much appreciated :D

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Goldberg
May 26, 2009 9:34 pm
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
27 May 2009

CAT5/CAT6

CAT5/CAT6

The main difference in the cable specs is the bandwidth not the speed. Cat5e is 100mhz and cat6 is 250mhz. If you use Krone cable, use Krone outlets. the difference in…

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The Data Guys
May 27, 2009 8:43 am
The Data Guys
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Robanna
May 28, 2009 3:31 pm
Robanna
Annelies
Annelies
29 May 2009

PINK instead of BLUE

PINK instead of BLUE
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Jee, it looks like my Blue/Pink topic is spiraling out of control a bit. Thank you all for your support and useful remarks. I appreciate it very much, really. Hubby is on…

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Annelies
May 29, 2009 7:13 pm
Annelies
Rodda
Rodda
29 May 2009

Advice on Wall plates etc

Advice on Wall plates etc

What I suggest is a combination of bits, but at least it's modular and you can replace/upgrade one piece at a time instead of the entire puzzle. You can get IR repeating…

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Rodda
May 29, 2009 9:01 pm
Rodda


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