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  1. What is Home Theatre in a Box?

    Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) has become a common term used to describe an integrated home theatre audio package, combining a range of components or devices you would need to set up great sound in your own home theatre. Typically a HTIB will not include a television, monitor or projector, but almost everything else you may need. Ideal if you are not technically minded, home theatre in a box means that you don't need a lot of electronic "know-how".

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  2. What is Netflix?

    Established in 1997 in California USA by software engineers Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, Netflix began as a subscription based service offering DVD movie rentals. In 1999, they launched an unlimited rental subscription service for a fixed monthly fee. Netflix was available to members in North America, South America and some parts of Europe.

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  3. What are all these inputs for?


    When you first looked at the back of your AV receiver, did you have to lean in closer to see what all those little colourful holes, knobs and switches were? As new devices and technologies have evolved in audio visual, the receivers have had to evolve also. Your receiver needs to be able to accept the cable or connection from whichever device you want to plug in, therefore providing a vast array of connection types. Having all these inputs and outputs can easily cause confusion, so we're here to help you out.
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  4. What is NFC?

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    Image Source: researchgate Using an app on your phone, you will be able to tap it on contact payment terminals in shops, train stations, restaurants and more. It will automatically identify you and your bank account with the system, and complete the transaction. The SIM card in your phone will act like a smart card and the security component removing the need for several unique cards. It will even be able to store your personal preferences to make certain purchases even easier.

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  5. Which HDMI length do you need?

     

    HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface, but what does an HDMI cable do? It transmits digital video and audio signals between compatible devices through only one cable. HDMI-compatibles devices include a huge range of audio visual equipment including source devices (Blu-ray player, DVD player, Playstation, Xbox, set top box, Foxtel box), display devices (TV, projector, computer monitor) and more (AV receivers).

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  6. Which Bracket For My 60" TV?

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    One of the most asked questions we hear is “What bracket do you have for my 60” TV?” This is a common question for many other sizes also. So today we wanted to show all those looking to mount their 60” TVs what their options are. Don’t be too confused by the range available, because there will usually be more than one option that will do the job. Here are four of our most popular options. The great part about all of these brackets is that they come with all the fixings you need for a typical installation into a timber stud-plaster wall. If you have a brick wall or a steel frame, you will need to

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  7. 7 Steps to connect Foxtel SCART to Component

    More and more we are finding SCART to component cables are giving a better quality Foxtel picture. Unfortunately, this is not as simple as taking out your existing red, white & yellow AV cable and plugging in your new SCART to component cable. However, with a SCART to 5RCA cable and by following these steps, you will be pleasantly surprised!

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  8. What is Network Cable? Do I need it?

    Network cable is four “twisted-pair of copper” data cables in a sheath or jacket sometimes known as a patch cable. It is used to hook network devices up together. Network devices are things like computers, printers, servers, gaming consoles and multi-media players. The great thing about network cables is that data can be transferred quickly, cheaply and reliably without the need to be spending a fortune. As more and more devices have network cable ports, it’s a very easy and cost effective way of sorting out your system. Network cable comes in various colours which really helps if you want to be able to easily identify which cable is connected to which device. Network cable is also referred to by its’ category number. You may have heard these called Cat5, Cat5e or Cat6.

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  9. What Does AWG Mean on Speaker Cable?

    American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard grading used on speaker wire. Used since 1857, it indicates the diameter of round, solid or stranded electrically conducting wire. The diameter of each gauge is a factor in determining its’ current capacity. When the gauge number increases, the wire diameter decreases.

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  10. Can I Mount My TV Outdoors?

    Over the last 20 years or so, we have seen a surge in “Outdoor Entertaining” areas in new and renovated homes. This means different things to different people. You may find that the barbeque and a few deck chairs is all you need, however for many this has seen the outdoors become an extension of the inside and indeed another “room”. Entertaining or relaxing outdoors also sees us looking to incorporate technology that typically stayed inside, outside.

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