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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-04-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Justafarmer
Is it possible to play a dvd disc (not file an...

Is it possible to play a dvd disc (not file an hard disk) and watch it elsewhere on a PC network?
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-04-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By Justafarmer
OK. Silly question, but you have to walk before...

OK. Silly question, but you have to walk before you run.

Anyway, you have answered the question - I need to look for a DVR with a network connection.

Any suggestions out there?
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-02-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By Justafarmer
Hello all. Did a brief search and couldn't find...

Hello all. Did a brief search and couldn't find any discussion on this so apologies in advance if it's been covered elsewhere (and could someone please suggest a link if it has).

I have a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-27-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks all, partic to bob for that thorough...

Thanks all, partic to bob for that thorough discourse. Have u heard of sending video over Cat 5 - here is a link: http://www.avovercat5.com/products/dvi.htm

Of course there may be quality issues...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-16-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Justafarmer
We might line wall 2 (brick) with timber...

We might line wall 2 (brick) with timber panelling if the acoustics are too tinny/ jarring. But specific sound panelling would probably not be desirable.

The question is - will a large rug on a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-15-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Justafarmer
By the way, if wife gets her way, we could still...

By the way, if wife gets her way, we could still have a large rug, nearly wall to wall. Might that be a compromise?

Anyone with a similar setup?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-15-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Justafarmer
I have a rectangular sitting room which I'm...

I have a rectangular sitting room which I'm converting to a HT.

Walls are:
1. Glass windows: brick wall in a ratio of 3:1
2. Brick wall
3. Timber lined Cabinets (containing AV equipment)
4....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-12-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,860
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks. Do you know a website I can go to to...

Thanks. Do you know a website I can go to to browse wall plates for AV outlets
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-11-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks a million. Can't wait to get it up and...

Thanks a million. Can't wait to get it up and running now.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks Sanjay. I appreciate your analysis. ...

Thanks Sanjay. I appreciate your analysis.

But as someone said somewhere in this forum, every HT has to be individualised to the particular home and in my situation, if I keep the front spkrs 12...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Justafarmer
My HT has a central brick fireplace and entry is...

My HT has a central brick fireplace and entry is via a passage way on each side of the fireplace. I have 2 bifold doors, one on each side to close off. These will have to be solid timber doors and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-10-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Justafarmer
Voltaire (1764) said, "The best is the enemy of...

Voltaire (1764) said, "The best is the enemy of the good."
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-10-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,860
Posted By Justafarmer
I want to mount a flat panel above a fireplace...

I want to mount a flat panel above a fireplace made of hollow concrete blocks. Intend to use cavity in each block to run cabling for video, audio and power so that its separated from the flue cavity...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-10-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks Tim. That diagram is a great help. Given...

Thanks Tim. That diagram is a great help. Given the dimensions of my room described below, the side spkrs will be further away than the front and the rear spkrs very close to the back of the couch....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-09-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks. Looks like 7.1 it'll have to be. ...

Thanks.

Looks like 7.1 it'll have to be.

Which brings up my next question - location. miltimj suggested 2-3 ft for dipole and 5-7ft for standard. Is that from the midline of the room (to the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-08-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Justafarmer
Can I survey the opinion out there in regard to...

Can I survey the opinion out there in regard to the number and type of structured cabling people recommend (type, number and application) to the following rooms in a home (for example, 3 cat5 - 1 PC...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-06-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Justafarmer
Thanks. Useful diagram. Possibly a little...

Thanks. Useful diagram. Possibly a little misleading (22-30 degrees should be from front left or right spkr to midline, I think). Does answer the question, though :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-06-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Justafarmer
Another basic question: If I sit 10-12 feet from...

Another basic question: If I sit 10-12 feet from the screen, is 6-7 feet between the front speakers adequate? I'm restricted as the screen is to go on the back of a fireplace which faces another...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-06-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Justafarmer
I'd like to install a projector and screen. If...

I'd like to install a projector and screen. If the main seat in the home theatre is 10-12 feet from the screen, what size screen is suitable? I know there is a general formula one uses - can someone...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-06-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Justafarmer
This has probably been discussed previously, but...

This has probably been discussed previously, but I can't find the thread, so I ask the question:
What should I wire up for? 5.1, 6.1 (as I've been advised) or 7.1 (do people think this is...
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