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Topic # 165530 12-Feb-2015 14:16
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In our CHCH Board Room we have a projector setup to an Amp then off to various things, TV/Video Con/Laptop Sharing HDMI port etc. This is quite a new setup and it's never been quite right. IE Zone 2 speakers in lunch room not working on some sources etc. We got one of the larger names of AV in CHCH in to design and install it and tbh had a terrible experience with them. 

Can anyone recommend someone in CHCH who does this sort of work. I'd prefer a smaller outfit if possible, one where we can use the same tech every time. 

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  Reply # 1236587 12-Feb-2015 14:18
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Zone 2 speakers on most amps will only work if you have an analog input as well.

I was very tempted to return my onkyo for this, as no sources have analog outs anymore without hassle, but didnt in the end because I decided I would probbaly get a second amp for the other room at some stage anyway and will sort out HDMI distribution at that time.

No installer will sort that out without spending on a whole lot of HDMI audio extractors for those sources, which will cost more than a cheap second reciever will.




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  Reply # 1236594 12-Feb-2015 14:26
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I know this and you know this, so why doesn't a company we paid to design and install a system know this?? A cheaper fix in our case will likely be a small amp that will accept high level inputs from the primary speaker outputs, then off to a separate volume control for the zone 2 stuff.

Money isn't the issue. Finding someone who knows what they are doing is. 

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  Reply # 1236597 12-Feb-2015 14:29
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A friend many years back bought some overpriced reciever with a 7" preview screen on the front (this is before HDMI) anyway, it would only show composite on that screen. Sellers answer was to connect composite and component to the reciever. Hard when both xbox and PS2 it was one or the other and that was the whole reason to buy it. So many home theater things are total crap, yet get awesome reviews because of the "warm stunning sound and excellent staging" and other BS wank from reviewers.




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  Reply # 1236599 12-Feb-2015 14:30
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Try the guys at The Listening Post on Mandeville Street. I have used them for years, and their techs are excellent. One of their tech, Ray, is a GZ user: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_public.asp?user_id=70247





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  Reply # 1236609 12-Feb-2015 14:41
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Thanks for that, sounds like the type of person I'm after. 

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  Reply # 1236611 12-Feb-2015 14:42
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Yeah, Ray is your man.

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  Reply # 1236613 12-Feb-2015 14:43
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Apparantly the reason for the lack of digital inputs for zone 2 comes down to if they take digital, people would expect AC3/DTS/etc as well, and that means additional licensing costs have to be paid to decode 2 streams at once.




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  Reply # 1236618 12-Feb-2015 14:46
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We use Shipleys at work and don't seem to have too many dramas




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  Reply # 1236628 12-Feb-2015 14:56
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+1 for Shipleys.  They are the go to guys for big conferences, or AV installation.  They know their stuff and they are nice guys.  I worked with them setting up the PSNZ National in Blenheim last year. 

The guy I worked with was

Jason Greig
jasong@shipleys.co.nz 
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40F Brisbane St, Sydenham | P.O. Box 22609, Christchurch




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