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  • What TV Shows From The Last 3-4 Years Would You Recommend?

    With so many quality TV shows now being produced and with only 24 hours in a day, it's easy to fall behind and miss out. So for those of us that only caught GoT and Westworld recently, what else should we get ready to binge?

    by AVForums, Jan 16, 2019 at 5:38 PM

  • Micro LED at CES 2019: What Does This Mean For OLED?

    With Samsung demonstrating that Micro LED is possible in more user-friendly screen sizes and TCL indicating that they intend to get in on the act too, what does this mean for OLED as the perceived cinephile's favourite screen technology? Is it...

    by AVForums, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:12 PM

  • Dedicated Living Room Cinema - A Journey.

    Forum member, KelvinS1965, has put together a home cinema build in his lounge and documented this labour of love. There are numerous interesting touches such as motorised curtains which fellow enthusiasts might find useful. Check the thread for...

    by AVForums, Jan 15, 2019 at 8:28 AM

  • PC Based VR Console In The Works

    It's still a way off but reports in Variety indicate that Slightly Mad Studios are pushing forward with a stand alone console that supports VR out of the box. Is this something that appeals or will the world have changed by the time this hits...

    by AVForums, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:17 AM

  • Coaxial Cable vs Optical - What's the Difference?

    Faced with the choice between both connections on the same pieces of kit, are there any advantages in using coax over optical or vice versa? After all, it's just 1s and 0s, innit.

    by AVForums, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:16 AM

  • Don't Want A Large Screen? Are TV Manufacturers Ignoring You?

    Not everyone who enjoys watching television/films wants a large screen - small room, renting your accommodation, budget ... and let's not forget, personal preference, all come into play. So why isn't there a better choice of quality TVs under...

    by AVForums, Jan 14, 2019 at 9:52 AM

  • EQ: The Last Resort?

    Following on from a discussion back in Nov 2018 about Home Cinema Design Principals, this thread has some further advice and starts with the position that EQ is the last option to get the best sound from your expensive investment. Is this...

    by AVForums, Jan 6, 2019 at 3:41 PM

  • One or Two Subs?

    People like symmetry, so are two subs better than one?Would having two overwhelm the sound with LFE? Should they be identical models? What about the room size? How about just for listening to music? Bass heads advise here please.

    by AVForums, Jan 1, 2019 at 8:22 AM

  • New PC Build: Is Now a Good Time?

    Christmas and Black Friday have gone and the New Year looms. You've been waiting.... waiting ... for just the right time to spend your readies on a new build to really get the very best bargains. Is that time now?

    by AVForums, Dec 30, 2018 at 8:36 AM

  • HMV In Administration For The Second Time In Six Years

    It's a fact of modern retail life that High Street stores continue to struggle, especially where movies, games and music are concerned. Do you rely solely on downloads, streaming and online purchases or does a store like HMV still play a part in...

    by AVForums, Dec 28, 2018 at 5:19 PM

  • HDR: Is it Safe To Assume All 4K Movie Discs Feature HDR?

    It's generally accepted that the biggest improvement of UHD movie discs is not the increased resolution but the impact of HDR. Is it safe to assume when you buy a 4K movie disc that it will also feature HDR, even if it's not stated on the box?

    by AVForums, Dec 24, 2018 at 9:57 AM

  • Pre-built Gaming PCs - Decent Value For Money?

    There'll be plenty of AVForums members eyeing up a new PC rig for Christmas. Building your own can be satisfying and save some money but what about a pre-assembled PC from a company that knows what they're doing and that has ironed out all the...

    by AVForums, Dec 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

  • What Home Cinema Setup Mistakes Annoy You?

    It's Christmas so what better time to let out your inner Scrooge/Grinch and have a moan at other people's hard work! More specifically, what is it about home cinema projects that particularly bugs you? And remember, both Scrooge and the Grinch...

    by AVForums, Dec 19, 2018 at 7:05 AM

  • Enhancing Older Movies

    Do movie fans think that using modern production techniques to 'fix' a dodgy matte shot or obvious man-in-a-rubber-suit in older movies is a good idea? Or do the original limitations become part of the magic of the experience? One only has to say...

    by AVForums, Dec 19, 2018 at 7:05 AM

  • Do I Need Additional Smart Capabilities For My TV?

    You've landed that lovely new TV and are ready for some top notch content. But wait, do you rely solely on the TV's streaming capabilities or splash out extra on Roku, Apple or Chromecast sticks and boxes to bolster your options? Is it worth the...

    by AVForums, Dec 19, 2018 at 7:04 AM

  • Speaker Position: Floorstanding or Wall Mounted?

    We all want our sound systems to work as optimally as possible but considerations such as space and room layout may limit possibilities. With that in mind, just what are benefits and drawbacks of floor standing units vs wall mounted/bookshelf...

    by AVForums, Dec 19, 2018 at 7:04 AM

  • Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between 24p and 24Hz?

    Just what is the difference between 24p and 24Hz (and 50p and 50Hz for that matter) when displaying content? If you can you help explain the nomenclature, post it to the thread to help ease the confusion.

    by AVForums, Dec 17, 2018 at 9:07 AM

  • Indoor Video Presentation Capture - Recommendations

    Looking to capture a lecture, demonstration or presentation for reference or teaching purposes? What are the audio and video considerations for a small scale enterprise? Equipment setup and practical approaches would be welcomed here.

    by AVForums, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:06 PM

  • Upgrading From 5.1 to Atmos in a Typical Lounge - Advice Required.

    Have you expanded your surround sound setup to something with a bit more punch but only had limited space to do it in? Take a look at this thread and see what you'd recommend for member, plasma_novice, who has this exact situation.

    by AVForums, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:52 AM

  • New PS4 Pro Owner - What Games Do You Need?

    There will be plenty of new PS4 Pro owners on Xmas Day. What games should complete the festive package?

    by AVForums, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:52 AM

  • Are 4K Discs Worth It?

    No doubt there'll be a generous helping of favourite movies dished out as gifts this Christmas. Is the extra layout on the 4K version worth it? How much does 4K actually add to your enjoyment of a beloved film? Let other members know what your...

    by AVForums, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:52 AM

  • Pre-amp or Phonostage For a Turntable - What's The Difference?

    Looking to get your hands on a turntable and need a brush-up on the nomenclature? Pop over to this thread and see if a member can clear things up for you. And just what the hell is a moving magnet .... and why is it moving!!!

    by AVForums, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:40 AM

  • Top 5 Switch Games So Far

    Maybe Santa will be bringing you a Switch game this year? Help him decide which one by letting him know what the top 5 games on Nintendo's most recent platform are.

    by AVForums, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:39 AM

  • Any Ideas What Santa May Bring You?

    The Festive Season is approaching and typically encourages the exchange of currency for highly desired goods. Have you got anything specific you're hoping for or are you more a 'better to give than receive' person? Get into the festive spirit and...

    by AVForums, Dec 11, 2018 at 5:35 PM

  • CD Player or Music Streamer For New Amp and Speakers?

    You've got yourself a sweet amp and speaker setup and now you want some decent material to pump through it. You're planning on expanding your CD collection but you've also got plenty of digital music on your PC, plus Spotify. Just what's the best...

    by AVForums, Dec 11, 2018 at 5:35 PM

  • Best of AVForums: 1st - 7th of Dec, 2018

    A recap of AVForums' news and reviews from the past week.

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards, Dec 9, 2018 at 1:28 PM

  • Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home

    I feel the need .... the need to watch a movie as the creators intended!

    by AVForums, Dec 5, 2018 at 8:58 AM

  • What's Your Most Anticipated Movie This December?

    December can often cap off a year with a few unexpected movie delights. 2018 sees a brace of superhero flicks (Deadpool, Aquaman, Spiderman), a spin off (Bumblebee) a few revisits (Mary Poppins, Homes and Watson) and a couple of new properties...

    by AVForums, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM

  • AVForums November Photo Comp Winner and December Topic

    Congratulations to AVForums member CFC1 who won November's photography competition and has chosen 'Illumination/Light' as the topic for December's entries. Check the link to see CFC1's winning image and check how to submit entries of your own.

    by AVForums, Dec 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM

  • Best of AVForums: 24th - 30th Nov, 2018

    A recap of AVForums' news and reviews from the past week.

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards, Dec 1, 2018 at 5:21 PM

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