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Home Living : November 4th 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 9 Counting cables » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Cables play a vital role in the quality of both picture and sound in television and audio systems, Avico managing director Gil Carver says. The audio-visual accessory specialist says when many consumers select a cable for a new television or sound system they mistakenly choose the cheapest. ''Then, when they experience noisy or grainy television pictures, a flickering or pixilation of the picture (with digital television) or less than crystal-clear sound, they blame it on the appliance or the reception unaware that a decent cable is the easiest and cheapest way to upgrade,'' he says. Mr Carver says there are a few basic guidelines that will steer consumers in the right direction. ''Basically, the thicker the cable and the higher the purity of the copper in the cable, the better the quality of picture and sound. ''The consumer should be prepared to spend about 10 to 15 per cent of the cost of the appliance on cables -- this way they can be fairly sure of getting a cable that will do justice to the system. A catchword to look out for on packaging is OFC (oxygen free copper) and numbers that show a minimum of 99.995 this means the purity of the copper is 99.995 per cent, the maximum being 99.9998 per cent. Starting price for an Avico Origin 0.75m cable for video is $39.95 to $269.95 for a 6m cable in component. Details: Call Avico on 9624 7977 for stockists. It's clearly the clever way to go » ADVERTISING FEATURE To ensure cooler summers and greater comfort in your home, take a look at Turbobeam. It achieves this result by removing hot air from the roof space, replacing it with cooler, ambient air. This effect is particularly noticeable at night, when it can significantly reduce roof space temperatures, leading to less heat radiation into homes and sheds. In some conditions, interiors can actually become hotter than outside temperatures. With its clear turbine head and highly reflective aluminium throat, the Turbobeam acts as a skylight, so homeowners can use sheds, or roof space for storage in attic rooms, dispersing light and significantly reducing heat at the same time. As a bonus, the extra light in attic spaces assists visibility and acts as a deterrent for termites and rodents. The Turbobeam can withstand wind velocities of 240km/h, is hail- resistant -- great for coastal regions -- and easy to install. CSR Edmonds Ventilation Systems product manager Michael Nolan says Turbobeam offers optimum ventilation to ensure home comfort and to reduce energy consumption. Details: visit www.edmonds.com.au ................................................. Licence No. 144928C Open 6 days Until stocks last BATHROOM RENOVATION SALE NOW ON! 2138731i hlw wk19 998 Victoria Road, West Ryde (Cnr Station Street) Ph 9809 0852 www.bathroomeffect.com.au Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm HUGE REDUCTIONS ON SELECTED STOCK FREE 80cm Samsung LCD TV with every full bathroom renovation booked before 30/11/08 Visit our Showroom and take a look at our stunning displays -- the bathroom you dreamed of maybe easier than you thought!!
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