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    • I didn't know that, haven't used the service for months. I've used the BMCC council library in the past, but not for a couple of years. I'll have to check with my local (Tasmanian) library to see if there has been any changes.
    • Thanks for the heads-up on 2016. I did ask for the 2007 two weeks ago at the Warringah Library and was told that Saiglobal ceased allowing Council libraries to access/carry the standard online on 01 July 2016 although it is still available at the state library. Will try again today with the correct year. I don't like my chances as they did do a thorough search and it was the head librarian I was talking to.
    • Everything wears out. Sometimes the if it ain"t broke don't fix it rule can be used. Some years ago I upgraded a multi story MDU when the roof was replaced. All the single shield coax was buried in the solid concrete walls & floor. I upgraded all except this coax, specifically excluding any work on it from my work spec. I had a long experience with this building & pre upgrade testing showed all cabling had the loss expected for individual runs, so I assumed the cable was OK. I was lucky.   It's now  AS/NZS 1367:2016. I can access it at my local library, & print out portions relevant to me. You should be able to do the same if your library network has a licence to do so.  
    • Reasonable sound is important. I have poor hearing, (owing to a life of too many loud noises, 2 concussions & subsequent tinnitus), a number of my customers are in the same age bracket as myself (60+) & have similar impairments. I get at least one call a month from people who have upgraded their TV for whatever reason, & subsequently have difficulty hearing the new one without increasing the volume - which annoys their partners. One solution is a soundbar - matter of fact, I'm installing one of these today for just this reason. The other can be wireless headphones. The usual suspects are older white men who don't have, or don't wear their hearing aids if they have them. I can relate coming away from some of these sounding hoarse, as I have to almost yell for them to be able to hear me.   Edit: PS: I use subtitles a lot, but not all programmes have them.
    • G'day Alan, Long time no see! I spoke with you on this forum way back regarding the MATV system in Willandra Village (260 units) as I fought with management to get it upgraded. Long story short - we now have a fibre backbone and fibre feeds to 22 clusters where media converters then feed - Wait for it - mainly RG59 to the units. The fibre has made a fast improvement NOW but I am certain that the old 'legacy' RG 59 (air) aged about 20 to 30 years and PAL wall plates will eventually breakdown and cause big problems. Do you have a copy of the AS/NZS 1367:2007 standard? I would like to be able to quote chapter and verse (I reckon it is Section 5 pages 55 to 70) on what we all know to be a totally unsatisfactory set up so that residents are not saddled with future maintenance costs. HELP!!!!