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The Data Guys

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6 years6 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
WD Media Server bonus feature on PS3

Tried that one and it wouldn't play old tv shows (Jim Hensons Dinosaurs) but TVersity seemed to work just fine.
I just found it interesting that the WD had identical files…

6 years6 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
WD Media Server bonus feature on PS3

Hi all,
I have been using a PS3 in my Mancave as a media stream device (wireless) until recent Sony updates and codec issues meant certain movies wouldn't play. (Cinavia error…

6 years6 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
RF interference from wireless devices

The wireless broadband and cordless phones are on a different frequency than that of the doorbell/garage, so they won't interfere.
I'd say there's either a hardware problem (faulty modem) or settings…

6 years6 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
RF interference from wireless devices

Howdy all,
I haven't posted for ages but I felt this information would be handy to some people.
I've been working for a manufacturer of garage door and commercial door openers for…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
HDMI Cables

i won't comment on the Selby product as I don't know it. If it works well and its cheap then go for it.
I'm all for using cables that work at…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
PINK instead of BLUE

And your basing this on what?

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
DIY cable sockets?

ummm yeah!
I have quoted the Australian Standards. If you choose to read them that way, then go for it.
What Pugs and I are both trying to get through to people…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
HDMI Cables

After seeing the difference between my Monster branded cable and a PS3 specific HDMI cable, I'm happy to have spent the extra money. If my eye can see a difference…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
CAT5/CAT6

The main difference in the cable specs is the bandwidth not the speed.
Cat5e is 100mhz and cat6 is 250mhz.
If you use Krone cable, use Krone outlets. the difference in copper…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
DIY cable sockets?

It is actually as stated in the Australian Standards, "directly or in-directly connects to the Telstra network"
It may appear to be easy for DIYers but there are minimum untwisted pair…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
HDMI Cables

I disagree.
My point of view is:
HDMI cables are a data cable and are speed rated. The cheap ones are not certified to a speed and may not give the best…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
PINK instead of BLUE

What all the guys have said above is correct.
Is the entire length of cable run within the trench? 170m?
What are you planning on running on these cables? especially the EAS7204P?
The…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
ixl concern

Don't worry about the supplied switches. The supplied switches are cheap chinese crap that don't match your existing ones.
I would never use the supplied switches and always match the…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Please use the search engine.

I've been off this site for awhile due to work commitments.
I've come back and there are the same questions being asked.
Myself, Pugs and other members have answered alot of questions…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Basic home networking - how much?

That would depend on a lot of things but firstly brand and price needs to be considered.
Wireless is an alternative to cabling and one I certainly favor in certain…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Wiring help please - TDG or anyone else

There is a difference in the cable used for backbone structured cabling and long patch leads usually found taped to walls.
The patch leads have a higher strand count but are…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Basic home networking - how much?

You said it yourself. per point!
Australian Standards state a minimum of two data outlets per location.
The problem is there are too many people out there who think they know what…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Bed lights switch location

how come no-one mentioned remote control dimmers!
HPM do a standard wall mount dimmer with a touch plate and a remote control.
I've used them in every master bedroom for friends,…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
security sensor location to maximise coverage

The sensors need to be positioned so you walk/drive across the beam path. Its hard to justify the cost but the infrascans are the best quality.
there is a 2amp and…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Hills Home Hub or own cabling

Most builders aren't keen on letting un-authorised contractors on "thier" site due to all the OHS regulations.
For me to do my own wiring in my own house during the…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Different light switches

I take it your not a sparky and I hope you realise that any electrical work must be performed by a qualified electrical contractor. Electricity is not something you should…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Different light switches

The ebay link didn't work for me.
Clipsal and HPM along with a whole host of other manufacturers can offer different light switches.
But it you will be the odd one out…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

It may seem expensive to do all the things you want to but it may actually be cheaper to get the builder to do it.
If its a two storey house,…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
New Fuse Board/Safety Switch - Electrician Advice needed

Sounds like you may need a re-wire.
If you need a re-wire, you can get a ballpark idea by adding up all the power points and light fittings and then allow…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Very simple cabling question.

don't send the inspectors my way!
I have squeezed 6 in a 20mm.
I had to go through a sandstone wall that was heritage listed so I couldn't increase the hole.
Lotsa lube…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Ceiling Fan Wall switches

you can buy fan controllers which are identical looking to light dimmers.
That way you can as many lights or fans on one plate as you like (up to a maximum…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies

The last company i worked for, the boss would take on every job and figure out resources later.
I had my own incomimg line for the Data side and I was…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Lutron wholesalers

No.
are they a wholesaler or are you looking for someone who stocks their parts?

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Best location for the network central point ?

Is the garage to be lined or just brick?
The garage is usually the best place as the starserve system need to be accessed but is still a set and forget…

10 years10 yearsThe Data GuysThe Data Guys posted:
Foxtel cable in underground Telstra phone cable conduit?

The cables need to be in separate conduits.
They will come from different service pits in the street.
It seems weird if the telephone is just sticking out of the dirt on…

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Hey.
I'm new (obviously).
I'm a sparky and data cabler based in sydney.
I have built a new house, i work on the more unusual or interesting side of my trade.
I like…

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