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    Analogue audio out or HDMI for disc based movie watching?

    by Andy Bassett
    Analogue audio out or HDMI for disc based movie watching?
    "Am I the only one left?" wonders AVForums member IWC Dopplel as he asks whether others also use the analogue audio outputs/inputs of their disc players and AVRs - or has everyone moved to HDMI now?  
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    Recommended treatments for home cinema ceilings

    by Andy Bassett
    Recommended treatments for home cinema ceilings
    Black paint? Covered panels? Starfield lighting? What would you recommend as the best treatment to cap off the ceiling of a home theatre project?  
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    Sony HT-A7000 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Sony HT-A7000 Soundbar Review
    The Sony HT-A7000 soundbar promises an immersive experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X thanks to no less than 11 built-in drivers and advanced spatial processing. Throw in HDMI 2.1, Hi-Res Audio, 360 Reality Audio, Sound Field Optimisation, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and the ability to work with smart assistants, and you've got a seriously specified soundbar.  
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    JVC announces NP5 entry level D-ILA projector due in March

    by Andy Bassett
    JVC announces NP5 entry level D-ILA projector due in March
    JVC will introduce the new lamp-based DLA-NP5 as the entry level DILA projector in its Precision Series range in March.  
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    Samsung launches The Freestyle portable projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung launches The Freestyle portable projector
    The Freestyle portable projector offers first-of-its-kind technology for customers looking to bring video and audio entertainment with them wherever they go.  
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    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review
    The JBL Bar 5.0 soundbar promises a big and immersive delivery from a single unit thanks to MultiBeam technology and Dolby Atmos support. The inclusion of Chromecast, AirPlay, and Alexa Multi-Room Music rounds out a competitively priced package.  
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    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review
    The Panasonic SC-HTB490 2.1-channel soundbar offers a simple and cost-effective method of boosting your TV's sound quality, especially when it comes to bass.  
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    Would AV enthusiasts recommend Class AB or D for power amps?

    by Andy Bassett
    Would AV enthusiasts recommend Class AB or D for power amps?
    Ready to bolster your AV setup with some extra grunt? What class of amp gives the performance characteristics that AV enthusiasts recommend for a power amp: Class AB or Class D?  
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    What's the best way to cheer up a dark cinema room?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the best way to cheer up a dark cinema room?
    Sure, home cinema rooms are supposed to be dark with non-reflective surfaces but do they have to feel like sensory deprivation chambers once the film is finished? What have you done to 'zhuzh' up your batcave?  
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    LG unveils S95QR flagship soundbar for 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    LG unveils S95QR flagship soundbar for 2022
    LG’s top tier soundbar for 2022 features the world’s first up-firing centre speaker included in its 9.1.5 channel array along with 810W of power and improved drivers.  
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    AVForums Podcast: The 2021 Christmas Special

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: The 2021 Christmas Special
    This week the entire team are back for our end of year extravaganza! We go over the best 4K Ultra HD discs, home cinema hardware, gaming releases, the best albums of 2021 as well as our home cinema experiences and visits to the actual cinema. Plus, we’ll answer your questions.  
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    Polk Audio introduces Signa S4 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Polk Audio introduces Signa S4 Dolby Atmos soundbar
    The Signa S4 is Polk’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar and features seven drivers plus a wireless subwoofer.  
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    XGIMI Aura UST 4K Laser Projector Review

    by Steve Withers
    XGIMI Aura UST 4K Laser Projector Review
    The XGIMI Aura 4K HDR ultra-short-throw DLP laser projector promises big screen images, a Harman Kardon sound system and the Android TV smart platform, and all for a very attractive price. So are big screen TVs a thing of the past?  
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    Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review

    by Steve Withers
    Trinnov Audio Altitude16 AV Processor Review
    Updated 13th December 2021: The already impressive Trinnov Altitude16 AV processor has now been updated to add IMAX Enhanced and four additional channels of processing that allows for a full 9.4.6 immersive audio system.  
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    M&K Sound reveals new X+ Series subwoofers

    by Andy Bassett
    M&K Sound reveals new X+ Series subwoofers
    M&K Sound’s new X+ subwoofer range consists of three THX Certified models, the X15+, X12+ and X10+.  
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    Lyngdorf launches first custom install speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Lyngdorf launches first custom install speakers
    Lyngdorf Audio has unveiled its Discreet and LS speaker ranges; the Danish company’s first custom install speakers which consist of seven models plus the new BW-20 Boundary Woofer.  
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    AVForums Podcast: 8th December 2021

    by Phil Hinton
    AVForums Podcast: 8th December 2021
    This week we look at the best TV of 2021 plus we discuss our favourite and most memorable products of the year. We get Ed's album of the week and Steve's favourite recent 4K disc releases and round-up what we have been watching recently.  
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    Velodyne shipping new MicroVee X compact subwoofer in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Velodyne shipping new MicroVee X compact subwoofer in UK
    The latest in Velodyne’s MicroVee subwoofer family is the MicroVee X which adds Carbon Kevlar drive units and its own dedicated remote-control functionality.  

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