FIRST, FIX THE FLOOR
Start by sweeping out dust and particles (you can use a leaf blower). Now scrub the floor with a broom and high-pressure washer, if water restrictions allow. Finally, visit Mica to get a sealer suitable for coating the floor, keeping it looking polished a
PROBLEM 4 I don’t want to get an Xtraview decoder installed, but want to watch Dstv in my bedroom and keep the decoder in the lounge. THE FIX: you need an HDMI extender. There are wireless solutions and ethernet cable solutions, but the Dstv Now application has become very good at streaming live footage over connections as slow as 2 MB/S. The caveat: you must have access to a Dstv Premium account that operates on an Explora decoder. If you connect your Explora to the Internet you gain access to the extensive online Catchup+ library and gain the ability to remotely set recording schedules or set programme reminders via Dstv Now or the Dstv Connect website. Over the wire Have a ton of unused speaker or alarm cable running through your house? This HDMI extender can send a truncated HD video signal (720p) as well as the associated audio over two-core flex cabling. You plug the HDMI source into the one box, connect your flex to the chocolate block connector and plug an HDMI cable in at the other end. There’s even an infrared (IR) repeater you can add at each end so you simply take the decoder remote to bed with you. The maximum range is 300 metres, which should be plenty. Flex is great, because it can run through the gaps in your window openings and is easier to conceal. PROBLEM 5: I want to play music in every room of the house, from any source, and control it all from a central hub.