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    • Hi Guys, Currently designing our brand new house with a custom builder. I currently have penciled in a home theatre which is 4.4m wide by 6m deep. Directly behind the screen wall is the study and planning on having all AV gear in the study. I have a full Krix 7.2 surround sound on layby. Neuphonix x2, Epicentrix, Dynamic surrounds x4, Seismix 3 x2. I have this matched with the new Yamaha Aventage 3060. Planning on having a 4 seater home theatre lounge at about 3.7m wide leaving 350mm on either side. I was planning on having a 140" 16/9 screen run by an optima hd50. are there any other projectors for that price point i should consider? also is 140" too large for that size room? How far off the back wall should i have the couch? Is it worth adding 2 in ceiling speakers for Atmos? Any other opinions would be great. I am still in the design stage so if I require more room it can be done. I have attached the house design as it stands atm. Thanks in advance Front_Bedroom_Design_with_pool_at_back.pdf
    • Also I notice across the road from me, in line with my antenna  is one of those old large analog VHF antenna dou think that coukld be reflecting or interefering wih mine. They are both aligned quite well  more or less a sraight line from me to them to the transmitter
    • Now I may be getting somewhere. I just autotuned and then manual (to double check) tuned CH6 and when it first scanned it shows 2 Perth Channel 7s, making a total of 7 subchannels. I double checked again using a set top box, same thing and also with the other TV. All the same on scanning. Now ther is no other VHF CH6 so it cannot be the issue you alluded to but what if there was a reflection somewhere and it is picking up that ?   In light of what I just replied to Steveb  above this starts to seem like refection , if so how to eliminate it ?
    • Suggests the opposite of what concerns you. Sufficient nodes appear to be being placed in installation areas. In practice node placement involves two main criteria. Number of houses each node can service and distance from the node to the house. One of the nodes you saw probably does 400 houses to the east of it. The other node does 400 homes to the west of it. If you were starting fresh each node would be place around 500m from every other node dotted grid like across the city. But each node actually has to connect into an existing bundle of wires that feed off to lots of properties. No point putting a node 500m away from another if you just have to connect all those wires 400m further to get to the node. FWIW I think the node placement will have been worked out extremely well. It has fairly simple constraints and (distance, cost, power, existing infrastructure,etc.) I just don't think the technology is much scratch even if implemented well. Regards Peter Gillespie
    • Neither am I, however, having installed or repaired thousands of antenna set ups since digital TV started, I have some knowledge of this. Proper digital signal analysers are capable of measuring parameters to enable successful installation of either terrestrial or satellite systems, & have the capability to give the necessary information to achieve this. Not necessary, as I know exactly of which you speak (It's one of the methods I use to demonstrate to customers why their reception is patchy, & how, when repaired, much improved the signal now is.) You may have electrical interference on VHF channel 6, or it could also be a poor quality incoming signal, either because the signal is passing through or around obstructions, or there is a reflected signal from somewhere (which in the analogue days would give rise to ghosting & other artefacts.) You could purchase something like this entry level meter to assist in your quest.