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  1. bongo123

    Complete newbie here whose getting his house rewired

    Hi guys forgive me if you've read this a million times before but beleive me I've read these threads over and over and googled as much as I can and I hope I've got a little understanding of what to do but would love an expert's opinion. I get the keys to a big old house next week that needs a...
  2. S

    Question Ethernet cable outside house - around or over?

    Hi, I'm planning on running an ethernet cable from my study to the lounge, which are opposing corners of the house. Am I best off going around the outside just above ground level, or going up and through the loft and down the other side? Going around will cross over the main electricity feed...
  3. Hatlesschimp

    New House with Dedicated Home Atmos Theatre

    Hi peoples, I'm finally building on my block of land. My only must have was, IT MUST HAVE A HOME THEATRE ROOM!!! So after my wife gave me the all clear we have settled on the plan attached. I have also attached a rough guide where I think my equipment will go. Please tell me if I am on track...
  4. Thug

    House extension prices?

    We live in a 3 bed semi with the garage joined on to the side and we are looking at getting it extended. The extension will be on top of the garage, including bringing the garage a little further forward to add a small room on the back. The top floor will have a bedroom and family bathroom. Any...
  5. Roku2

    4 walls full enclosed/open to rest of house

    I was wondering if calibration (or anything else) in a HT setup should be tweaked differently if the HT layout involves a room (like in my case) that is not comprised of 4 walls fully enclosed, but it is open to the rest of the home, where the living room area (HT area) is connected to the...
  6. M

    Distributing Sky around my house

    Dear All, I have a Sky + HD box in my living room which transmits my Sky signal to the TV in the living room. I require the signal to be transmitted to other TVs throughout the house. I do not want to use Sky multi room (ie I do not want to purchase additional Sky boxes). I also need to be...
  7. Peter Lanky

    Virgin Broadband in old 3 storey house

    My daughter will soon be moving into stone built 3 storey terraced house and will initially be taking up the Virgin Broadband and phone service, with an option to add TV at a later date. I know from previous experience that the wireless signal sometimes has difficulty; in fact in my own modern...
  8. S

    New house setup with Projector help

    Hi All, Hoping you could offer some advice. I am building a new house and finally got the green light for a projector. The projector will be placed in our open plan formal lounge room. We want this to be discrete so will not be making it the centre piece of the room. This room will be used to...
  9. L

    Question Now got 3 Xboxes in the house - How many Gold accounts do we need ?

    We have been happily running a 360 and XB1 using my account as the Gold one. My boys tend to share the XB1 and we have had no issues. Until now... The boys have bought another XB1. They don't seem to be able to use my account as the Gold one and then each login to a separate XB1 for online...
  10. =adrian=

    Ideal house in the wrong location

    We have found an ideal house for us but in a wrong location according to my wife. She doesn't drive so it would be worse for her, plus I don't think the primary school is not as good there. So what's more important for you, the house itself or the location. In real life we usually have to...
  11. K

    SKY Q Through the whole house query

    I currently have a 2TB box for the living room and a 2nd (sky+) box up in the loft. I use the RF output on the SKY+ to feed into the TV signal distribution box. This then gives the 2nd subscription viewable across all 8 TV points (via RF) in the house. With Sky Q I don't see how I can at least...
  12. =adrian=

    Asbestos and other house questions

    Hi guys, just a quick one. We will be viewing a house tomorrow, while browsing through the home report I came across this entry next to the "ceiling" and "internal walls": "Textured finishes could potentially contain asbestos (not checked or tested), but if left undisturbed they should present...
  13. eiw1219

    HDMI sky extension outside house with CAT5/6 converter

    Hi, any advice appreciated. I am looking to route another HDMI from my AV reciever output (making two) to a TV in my kitchen. It will probably be around the maximum 30m using a NEET convertor to CAT 6 network cable outside the house and then back inside to HDMI. I will then be able to run SKY...
  14. flock3

    Question Wiring my house for sound

    Hi All I want to wire my house for sound, let me give you a brief description of the house overall to build you a world. This is a terraced house, with two rooms downstairs (Living room & dining room) + a kitchen on the end. Beneath the living room at the front is the cellar of the property...
  15. S

    New House - Looking for a 'smart' alarm/cctv system

    Hi, We have recently moved into a semi-detached house which doesn't have an existing home secuirty/alarm installed. I am looking for a comprehensive system with or without police monitoring option. I also would like it to be 'smart' that supports Apple ecosystem (iPhone/iPad). If it works with...
  16. A

    Question House Refurbishment Costs

    I'm currently refurbishing a substantial 6 bedroom farmhouse in North Yorkshire and want to home automate to achieve the following :- Cat 5 to each room. Seamless wireless system throughout Sonos throughout - using soundbar for TV and Sonos in certain rooms AV distribution - SKY with record...
  17. A

    New house - HDMI/CAT6/7? advice please

    Hello Recently purchased first house which is more than likely going to need re plastered, new floors are also being put down. I'm wondering if I should run some cabling now when it can be easily done? Its a chalet bungalow so 3 bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 1 down plus the living room. The...
  18. malky78

    Answered Packing steels for a house move

    I'm moving in 3-7 weeks time (hopefully 3) I have hundreds of steelbooks, i stopped counting a long time ago. My initial thought was to thin the heard, but even if I did im a bit stumped on how to pack my collection. If I individually wrap them, it will take an eternity and take up a lot of...
  19. Pisto_Grih

    Identify this song please!

    Had this tune in my head for a few days and its driving me bonkers - i've linked a tuneless rendition of the hook/bassline, excuse the baby gurgles in the background. At a guess its a late 90s to early 2000's house track, probably heavy rotation on Radio 1 when house/dance was massive and got a...
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