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  • Energy Saving for your Home Theatre

    Posted on 5 August 2014 by Monique

    With the rising costs of power it is important to save energy, and money, wherever you can in the house. We often hear about not using a dryer or switching to energy saving light globes but there are even more ways to save. An often overlooked area is the home theatre. Some of these tips will cut down on a little power, some will make huge differences but all will help to keep more dollars in your pockets. [Read More]

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  • Ceiling Mount your Flat Screen

    Posted on 1 August 2014 by Monique

    It’s really popular now to mount your big screen television on the wall to regain some valuable space, and to find a more suitable viewing position. What happens if you don’t have an appropriate wall to mount a bracket onto? Have you thought about using a ceiling mount to overcome this obstacle? [Read More]

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  • Connecting Speaker Spades

    Posted on 25 July 2014 by Monique

    Connecting Speaker Spades

    Ensuring you have a solid connection between your speaker wire and its post is a key to strong, consistent sound. Depending on your preference, you may choose to use bare wire, banana plugs or spades. Although not difficult, sometimes it’s the simple things that can be tricky. Today we would like to show you how to connect a spade to your speaker wire. [Read More]

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  • 6 Tips for Mounting your Flat Screen TV

    Posted on 17 July 2014 by Monique

    6 Tips when Mounting your Flat Screen TV

    One of the great benefits of having a slimline flat screen television is the ability to mount it on the wall. There are a couple of things you need to do before buying your bracket. You will need to know the size and weight of your television. You will also need to see what the mounting pattern at the back of your TV is as this will also determine which bracket to use. Once you have determined the size, weight and hole pattern of your television, you will need to determine the function you need from your bracket. Do you want it fixed, tiltable or full motion. (See our blog on bracket types) [Read More]

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  • Running out of TV Inputs?

    Posted on 17 July 2014 by Monique

    Do you need more TV inputs?

    You don't need to spend a fortune to make your life a little easier.

    Using a Home Entertainment Control Centre gives you lots of additional audio and video inputs, so you can connect several different source devices (eg: DVD player, VCR, BluRay player, video game consoles, etc) to the switch box, and then connect the switch box to your TV. Then you can easily switch between your devices, either with the remote control or with the buttons on the switch box! No need to struggle behind your TV to disconnect and reconnect cables to get the right device working! [Read More]

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  • Multi-Room Audio without a Receiver

    Posted on 3 July 2014 by Monique

    The Resi-Linx 'Linx-Audio' Multi Room Audio System allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your iPod Touch (2nd gen or later), iPhone, iPad, iPad2 or other portable music devices around your home or business with ease using Bluetooth. This allows you to playback music from your device without the need for an AV receiver, which is ideal for both stand alone and multi room audio solutions. You can control your music without the need to be connected to a docking station! [Read More]

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  • Have you gone Cable Crazy?

    Posted on 19 June 2014 by Monique

    No one wants to see a big mess of cables tucked behind your home theatre equipment or computer desk. Not only is it unsightly, but it can be dangerous and frustrating, sorting them out when you need to move or disconnect components, devices and appliances. Whether you just need a label for your cables, something neat to tie them together, or a clean solution to run cables inside or outside of the walls / ceiling, we have the solution! [Read More]

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  • Avoid Neck & Back Pain - Multiple Monitor Mounts

    Posted on 12 June 2014 by Monique

    Often it’s not until you feel the discomfort of neck and back pain that you realise you spend hours a day hunched over your desk staring at your computer monitor. Reviewing your workspace and the ergonomics of your set up are an integral part of treatment and prevention of neck and back pain. [Read More]

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  • How to install In-Ceiling Speakers

    Posted on 15 May 2014 by Monique

    I wanted to install some speakers in the kids upstairs “playroom”, because until now any music they wanted to listen to was from their ipods and portable stereos. Having written about our in-ceiling speakers a few times, I knew it was time I had some installed. As they were being installed, I thought that I’d just insert myself into the process and take some photos so you can see how it’s done. [Read More]

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  • 5 Steps to clean your TV screen

    Posted on 2 May 2014 by Monique

    Fingerprints, food and who knows what else always find their way onto your TV screens. When you’ve finally had enough of watching your favourite show through smudges, you know it’s time to get cleaning. In years gone by you could spray almost anything directly onto the glass screen of your television and rub it off with newspaper or a paper towel. Not anymore. [Read More]

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