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  • How much should I spend on my Home Theatre?

    Posted on 30 November 2012 by Monique

    We would all love to reach into our wallet and have no problem in taking home the latest and the greatest in home theatre. Unfortunately most of us have financial limitations, and our money has a long way to stretch. In reality, you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to have your very own, excellent sounding Home Theatre set up.

    The important question is “What should I spend my money on?” You may be tempted to jump straight into a “Home Theatre in a box” set up, but refrain. It’s not a bad idea because it’s cheap, or an unknown brand, but you usually can’t do anything to improve or extend these systems. [Read More]

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  • How do I mount my Flat-Screen TV to the wall?

    Posted on 15 November 2012 by Monique

    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)

    So now you’ve got your bracket, here are the next steps to mount your TV. [Read More]

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  • Improve your Home Theatre Viewing with a Projector Screen

    Posted on 7 November 2012 by Monique

    We can be tempted to save some money when we invest into creating a Home Theatre. A typical decision may be to project your movie directly onto the wall. There is nothing wrong with doing this, however there are certain things that may help convince you that a projector screen is worth the dollars. When you project onto a white wall, the majority of light is absorbed and less is reflected back, which often means a loss of brightness and sharpness. [Read More]

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  • What are Banana Plugs, and why would I use them?

    Posted on 6 November 2012 by Monique

    Banana plugs are little plugs that you attach to the ends of speaker wire to plug into your amp/receiver and speakers. There are a huge range of both connectors and price.

    The big question is whether you need to use them. Personally I love them. The greatest benefit to me is I don’t have to hang upside down at the back of my unit trying to screw down the receiver connectors and risk breaking my neck! I love that I can sit on my lounge and screw on the red and black banana plugs to the speaker lead and once done, just plug it all together in minutes. It also reduces the likelihood of stray wires bridging the terminals. It makes my life easier.
    [Read More]

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  • Why install wallplates?

    Posted on 5 November 2012 by Monique

    Wall plates are a silent hero of the Home Theatre. Whilst we spend a lot of time researching which speakers to buy, or how big our screen should be, it may surprise you that this simple little device can be the finishing touch that makes your home theatre or lounge room look like a professional installation.

    Available in numerous combinations, wall plates allow you to securely attach your cables and wires behind a neat and simple plate. Wall plates can have single or multiple connections so you can run all of your cables discretely through the walls or ceiling. [Read More]

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  • How do I hook my laptop up to my TV?

    Posted on 1 November 2012 by Monique

    Isn't it great how we can now watch “Catch Up” TV whenever we want? Are you a bit tired of watching shows on your computer or laptop? It’s really simple to connect your laptop or computer to your television, so you can watch your favourite download on a bigger screen. [Read More]

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  • Is it time to get a Universal Remote Control?

    Posted on 29 October 2012 by Monique

    Have you got lots of remote controls floating around? Are you swapping batteries from one remote to another? STOP! Perhaps it’s time to invest in a Universal Remote Control. But how does it work? [Read More]

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  • How to extend Foxtel into a 2nd Room.

    Posted on 17 October 2012 by Monique

    "Great. My daughter has her friends over and are watching a Twilight DVD in the lounge room…again. If only I could slip away and watch that doco on Foxtel in our rumpus without having to get a second Foxtel box." Ever had this problem? We can fix this and it’s actually really easy! [Read More]

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  • Setting up Multi-room Audio

    Posted on 3 October 2012 by Monique

    No longer do you have to have a stereo in each room you want sound. Thanks to technology, now you can control what you listen to in multiple zones from one device. The key is your receiver (also called an amplifier). If you are looking to purchase or upgrade your receiver, it is recommended to check that the one you buy is capable of multi-zone function. The multi-zone function allows you to play one thing in one room, and something completely different in another. This is ideal if you want to let the kids watch movies inside, while you listen to the radio in your outdoor entertaining area. [Read More]

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  • HELP! Which TV Bracket do I need?

    Posted on 27 September 2012 by Monique

    There are great benefits of mounting your television on the wall. Not only will you have more space in the room, but you can also avoid the expense of buying furniture just to sit your television on.

    A few things to consider when selecting the right bracket for your TV.

    1. How big is your TV?
    2. How heavy is it? (Generally a plasma screen will weigh more than an LCD)
    3. Where is it to be positioned? i.e: Is it near a window or light source?
    4. What function do you want from your television once it is mounted?
    5. Are there any manufacturers requirements for wall mounting? i.e: distance from the wall recommended.

    [Read More]

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