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  1. funkyirishman

    Double Gem to big For new house any smaller options

    Ok had the BK Double Gem in old house and new house room not big enough and to awkward to do wiring via the fireplace. So looking for a subwoofer that packs a punch but is small in size. Linking it to a Denon AVR-X2500H No budget as of yet but dont want to blow everything on it. Something...
  2. BIONIC MAN

    Question Best LED spotlights, which are also best value

    LED spotlights, as there's so many on the market need some advice on what to go for :thumbsdow also best value. Cool White for Kitchen, bathrooms & Warm White for living and bedrooms Help for any help / advice :thumbsup:
  3. XRT

    Question New Speakers For New House?

    in my current house I have a tv stand with an ageing Sony tv, with the front Velodyne Decos either side of the tv, the centre below the tv and the rears on 2 stands either side of the sofa. For my new house I’m looking to buy probably something along the lines of a Samsung 55Q85R which will be...
  4. mikeysthoughts

    Bridging finance to complete a house purchase?

    Hi fellow AV'ers, Has anyone used short term bridging finance to complete a house purchase? Any thoughts or specific things to be aware of? What surprises are there? For us it would be an insurance policy in case a property sale fell through. From what I can divine from Google, there are pros...
  5. C

    Efficient programme for water heater

    Hi everyone, I’ve just moved into a 1 bed flat and everything is electric - just got our first electric bill through and it was £145!! I think the culprit may be the water heater which we currently have on all night. It is a OSO Super S unvented hot water cylinder controlled by a Horstmann...
  6. B

    Question What downlighting system to go for

    Hi, Planning a renovation and looking to install downlighters in pretty much every room of the house. I would like them to be able to dim and be controlled by Alexa. What do you recommend I go with. Do not want a super expensive system installed so was thinking of LightwaveRF - but I've heard...
  7. Zedmeister

    Best heating system for a new build house

    I'm planning on building a new house. Its quite large and on 3 floors. I wanted to get your opinion on heating systems. We are on main gas, so the default would be a new condensing boiler with a combination of wet underfloor heating and radiators. Cheap to purchase and cheap to run. Now, are...
  8. S

    New House, New TV watching environment, New problems to solve.

    So, having frequented this thread and taken some inspiration it is time for me to tackle the TV watching environment in our new house. A typical end of terrace Victorian semi that has not been designed for me to sit down and watch Star Wars in. I have thought my way through most of the...
  9. J

    Answered Speaker placement before house is fully built

    Hi all, I have placed my deposit on a new built that will be finished in December. I have the chance of getting the electrician to do work on the side and pre-install speaker wires. From the image of a plan layout I was wondering (for an atmos system) for the rear left should this be the...
  10. CaptainCoombes

    New House new set up

    I'm moving to a bigger house soon which is not fully wired up like my current house. It's a old house so I can't go chasing the walls so easy so I want a wifi solution, but I don't want wifi speakers, so I'm thinking of getting some wifi amps. I looked at the sonos option but it seems like old...
  11. M

    Question Speakers in ceilings and gold ports throughout house

    Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. So I recently moved into a new house. One of the things we noticed when we were viewing was that there were ceiling speakers in almost every room of the house. There are also a plate consisting of 4 gold ports (two with red band, two with a black...
  12. Y15HAL

    Question CAT6 to Out House...

    Good Evening All, I'm currently having an out house built, and will be having power run to it, and 2 x cat6 cables, to have it network ready..... My builder has some of this stuff which he said i can use..... CAT6 UTP Network Cable - Grey - 305Mtr (Easy Pull Box) From what i've read, it...
  13. M

    Get philips or LG C7 oled or wait?

    A bit nervous buying a new 55", but really love the demos I see from oleds. Usually walk in to stores with mind set to LCD (to avoid burn-in) and they look very good, but after a short stroll over to the OLED side the LCDs look a bit washed out in the colours. Is this because they emphasise...
  14. S

    New House, Difficult Living Room

    Good morning As you can see from the title we are in a new house and we have a difficult living room to mount a 5.0.2 system (that's right, no sub, my Keilidhs are more than enough to sonicly satisfy my need to hear the Millennium Falcon fail to make the jump to hyper space). It is a Victorian...
  15. S

    Drill for round the house

    So, we have just purchased our first house and i have zero to little DIY know how or skill at all, but willing to learn. Can any one point me in the right direction for a "good" drill to have for around the house use? My first port of call is to hang a few photos (more than just hammering a...
  16. D

    Running an ariel and Virgin media through the same coax cable trough the house

    Hi I am a little confused one how to do this please advise. The problem is we have coax going through the house. It comes in through the living room. Undeder the floor. To a splitter under the stairs. In to Virgin media TiVo box in to living room. Up through the cupboard in my moms wardrobe...
  17. bogart99

    Question Wi-fi signal through the house.

    I used to be with Sky and their modem/router never impressed me regarding strength of wifi signal. I therefore went for a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router with a Netgear DM200 modem which improved things a lot. I recently changed to Plusnet and noticed that their supplied modem/router seems to...
  18. KoGa

    House Refurshiment... New Install

    Hi all, and thanks for the help your about to give. I know this may have been covered elsewhere, but the more I read, the more I am unclear as how best to achieve what I want. Situation: I am refurbishing my house and it currently has no Satellite or Digital TV. Aim: to get FreeSat, Digital TV...
  19. F

    Question House Network Cabling Advice. Cat6, Coax, et al.

    I am hoping you can advise on my cabling conundrum. We're in the process of refurbishing a 1976 Wimpey 4 bed detached. I love tech and, fortunately, manage the household funds. Husband a total technophobe. I'd like to create a Node 0. He's not keen on a cinema room, but says he'd be ok with a...
  20. D

    Question New TV for new house...

    Hi, I am moving house in a couple of weeks time and have decided to treat myself to a new TV for the living room(old one going in the bedroom), picture quality being my main importance. The viewing distance will be around 9-10ft and mainly used for standard HD tv, sports, gaming and...
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