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    Optoma opens preorders for 4K UHZ65UST short throw projector with soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Showcased at IFA2019, Optoma has released an official announcement about their upcoming home entertainment projector, the UHZ65UST, with preorders now being taken.  
  • Tech Thread

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    Advice required on controlling dust in AV rooms

    by Andy Bassett
    There's no getting away from it, where there's tech, there's dust being attracted to it. Aside from regular wipes downs, what do members recommend for preventing dust from settling in their tech caves in the first place?  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Wharfedale announces EVO4 speaker series

    by Andy Bassett
    Featuring concepts and technologies from the company’s flagship Elysian project. Wharfedale announces their EVO4 series of speakers.  
  • Home AV News

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    McIntosh announces MX170 and MX123 AV processors and MC255 amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    US audio specialists McIntosh have fired off a volley of upcoming releases featuring two AV processors, the MX170 and MX123 and a 5-channel amplifier, the MC255.  
  • Home AV News

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    McIntosh announces MC257 7-Channel Home Theatre Power Amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    McIntosh delivers sound and power to home cinemas with the MC257 7-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier.  
  • Home AV News

    58

    NAD Debuts T 778 Reference AV receiver

    by Andy Bassett
    Aiming to please the most demanding audiophiles and videophiles, NAD’s latest reference AV receiver, the T 778 combines new features with their established sound quality.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    How best to catalogue disc collections

    by Andy Bassett
    Member 494930 has recently switched back to discs after using Plex and misses being able to quickly search his library. Are there any cataloguing options that fellow disc hoarders can recommend?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Looking for a new AV/Hi-Fi rack or stand - glass vs wood?

    by Andy Bassett
    AVForums member craig808 asks what are the aesthetic and / or sonic reasons for choosing glass or wood. What have members got and why?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Help with Epson TW6700 projector - blue fringes to white areas

    by Andy Bassett
    Member RobMeades has just bought a new Epson TW6700 and is noticing blue fringing to white areas, as shown. Join the thread to find out what the issue is.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    How much did you pay for all your home cinema system?

    by Andy Bassett
    It's an indelicate question but we're all keen to find out how much others spend on their hobbies. Go on, 'fess up and let like-minded enthusiasts in on your little secret. Call it our AV confession box - you'll feel better afterwards.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Is ATMOS without eARC possible?

    by Andy Bassett
    Member creceine wonders whether it's possible to get Dolby Atmos transferred over a non eARC port on his soundbar. If so, what are the implications for compressed versus native Atmos? Check the thread if you can offer any advice.  
  • Home AV News

    Optoma announces Google Assistant for UK home projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma announces Google Assistant and IFTTT for their smart 4K UHD home projectors.  
  • Home AV News

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    BenQ introduces W2700 4K HDR Projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Under the umbrella of the CinePrime series, BenQ introduces the W2700, W5700, W1720 4K HDR Projectors.  
  • Home AV News

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    NEC launches NEC P525WL and P525UL low noise projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    NEC launches the NEC P525WL and P525UL, a pair of projectors specifically for low noise operation.  
  • Home AV News

    Bowers & Wilkins To Demo 600 Series Speakers at Bristol

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins new 600 Series set to debut at the 2019 Bristol Hi-Fi Show.  
  • Home AV News

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    Optoma to showcase UHZ65UST 4K UHD laser projector at ISE 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma will use the ISE 2019 expo to showcase a number of business and consumer products - including the UHZ65UST 4K UHD laser projector.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Dedicated Living Room Cinema - A Journey.

    by AVForums
    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 more information.  
  • TV Thread

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

    by AVForums
    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 55-inches? Or are we just not looking hard enough?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    EQ: The Last Resort?

    by AVForums
    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 correct? What other factors need to be considered first? Take a look here.  
  • Home AV Thread

    38

    One or Two Subs?

    by AVForums
    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.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What Home Cinema Setup Mistakes Annoy You?

    by AVForums
    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 had a change of heart at the end, so play nicely.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Speaker Position: Floorstanding or Wall Mounted?

    by AVForums
    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 speakers. Chime in here.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Do More Expensive HDMI Cables Provide Better Quality Signal?

    by AVForums
    Broadcast company engineers, sales assistants, professional installers, they never seem to give a consistent answer to the question, "do you get better signal quality with more expensive HDMI cables?" And if not, why do they vary in price so much? Pop over to the thread to help out confused cable purchasers.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Best Way To Gradually Upgrade HC Speaker Setup

    by AVForums
    Ready to upgrade your surround sound setup? Maybe got your eye on a Black Friday bargain? What's the best order to upgrade in? Do the rears have to match the fronts? What about adding ceiling speakers? Take a look at this thread to see if some of these questions are answered... and if not, post and maybe someone can help.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Home Cinema Design Principles

    by AVForums
    Like all big, daunting projects, a home cinema build/conversion needs a lot of planning to get everything right on paper before hammers hit walls. What are the best resources and guidelines to refer to when planning something so expensive... and permanent?  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Bassheads: How 'Hot' Do You Run Your Sub?

    by AVForums
    Obsessed by LFE!? Like to test the limits of your home's structural integrity and scare the wife/children/dog? See if you've developed an unhealthy relationship with frequencies under 120Hz compared to other AVForum's members.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Should You Get a 4K Disc Player?

    by AVForums
    Is it worth getting a 4K disc payer even if you are not planning on getting (m)any 4K discs? Do players upscale well enough for your Blu-ray library to take on a new lease of life or should your TV be doing an adequate upscaling job anyway? What about Atmos - are 4K players the only way to ge the most out of this sound format or can Atmos be streamed? Post the pros and cons in the thread here.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Subwoofers: Ported or Sealed?

    by AVForums
    Subwoofers - ported or sealed cabinets? Which sounds the best and which annoys the dog the most? What are the pros and cons of each design and what should LFE fans be on the look out for? Pass on your expertise and experience here.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Standout Moments in Atmos Soundtracks

    by AVForums
    What are members' most memorable experiences of a Dolby Atmos soundtrack? A scene that made you look up or duck (and cover)? Let others know in this thread and see whether their choices match up with yours.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Addicted: Is AV Affecting Your Life Too Much?

    by AVForums
    Has your AV/tech hobby become your obsession... and has your obsession become your addiction? Make sure you know your limits and check what others have to say here.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's the optimum height for a TV wall-mount?

    by AVForums
    Quite a straightforward question, really, but in terms of height where is it best to place a TV when using a wall-mounted bracket?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    How do you mount a TV on an angled wall?

    by AVForums
    What's the best way to approach the problem of putting your TV on a wall-mount when said wall is not straight? Come and help an AVForums member out  
  • Home AV Thread

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    How to convert your loft in to a home cinema

    by AVForums
    Have you ever wanted to use all that space at the top of the house for something worthwhile? See how one forum member made the most of their loft in this spectacular DIY Home Cinema transformation.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    How to discreetly add a 4K Projector and Dolby Atmos

    by AVForums
    You've heard all about the joys of home projectors and immersive audio but how do you upgrade your existing setup without making a real mess? Take your time, plan well and you could end up with a system like this Forum Member.  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: Gorgeous Lounge Renovation

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    See how one AVForums member totally refurbed and revamped an existing lounge and kitchen/diner set up in to something pretty spectacular..  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forum: DIY Cosy Mancave Home Cinema

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    You don't need a large room to accommodate a projector and 7.1 setup as one AVForums member proves.  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: DIY Living Room Atmos Setup

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    A three year journey ends up with an OLED TV and immersive audio setup.  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: DIY 'Custard' Home Cinema

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    Ten years, several upgrades and some mishaps along the way, and the 'I Am Custard' home cinema is complete. For now...  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: DIY Discrete Atmos Setup

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    It started with a simple all-in-one setup but, following a visit to AVForums, Harkon321 was hooked and he's ended up with a full projector and immersive audio system.  
  • Home AV Article

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    From the Forums: DIY 'Maple' Home Cinema

    by Mark Hodgkinson
    From all the way down in Cornwall we bring you another AVForums Member Home Cinema, this time with a dash of wood.  

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