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    What would be your preference: 83-inch OLED or 82-inch projected image?

    by Andy Bassett
    What would be your preference: 83-inch OLED or 82-inch projected image?
    With no option to go bigger than 82-inches on their projector screen, AVForums member oaklandraiders is asking which they should go with - the 82-inch projected image or an 83-inch OLED TV? What image would home cinema enthusiasts prefer?  
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    Updated AVR and speakers causing rattling at loud volume - what gives?

    by Andy Bassett
    Updated AVR and speakers causing rattling at loud volume - what gives?
    Having wired up their home cinema for Dolby Atmos a couple of years ago, member Itsthesmell upgraded the AVR and speakers only to find a degree of vibration and rattling is now present at high volumes. Where do home theatre enthusiasts think Itsthesmell should start looking for the culprit?  
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    What is the average lifespan of a home cinema projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    What is the average lifespan of a home cinema projector?
    Putting the upgrade bug to one side, what's a reasonable lifespan to expect for a home theatre projector? What are the elements that affect the longevity and how long have AVForums' enthusiasts managed with their past projectors before a fault forced a new model?  
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    Projectors sited in living rooms: how dark is your ceiling?

    by Andy Bassett
    Projectors sited in living rooms: how dark is your ceiling?
    Has anyone who is using a projector in their main living room painted the walls or ceiling in darker colours to get the best out of their setup? See what fellow enthusiasts have done in their viewing environments in this discussion thread.  
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    How much more immersion would wide speakers add to a 7.1.4 system?

    by Andy Bassett
    How much more immersion would wide speakers add to a 7.1.4 system?
    AVForums member tebbo65 asked whether wides would be a useful addition to his surround sound setup and went through the process of upgrading his 7.1.4 system. Follow his journey and the advice he was given and see what his conclusion was.  
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    StormAudio launches ISP Elite MK3 processor

    by Ian Collen
    StormAudio launches ISP Elite MK3 processor
    A new look and a refined audio performance for this upgradable and highly flexible modular surround sound preamp/processor.  
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    Sony launches two new Native 4K SXRD laser home projectors

    by Ian Collen
    Sony launches two new Native 4K SXRD laser home projectors
    The VPL-XW7000ES and VPL-XW5000ES promise a high resolution, high contrast performance in two of the world’s most compact designs, 50 years after Sony first entered the video projection market.  
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    What advice do enthusiasts offer for AV room blackout treatments?

    by Andy Bassett
    What advice do enthusiasts offer for AV room blackout treatments?
    For those that decide to go the whole 'Batcave' route for their home cinema room, what's the best approach to blackouts (excessive alcohol consumption aside!). Are blinds better than drapes? What about panels instead? And what are the recommended materials to use?  
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    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review
    We’ve established that the latest 800 Series is quite something in stereo but does that ability translate to multichannel? There’s only one way to find out.  
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    Nakamichi unveils new Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.4 eARC soundbar system

    by Ian Collen
    Nakamichi unveils new Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.4 eARC soundbar system
    The eARC name for this upgraded model gives away the connectivity headline, with its supporting cast backed by more powerful dual subwoofers, refined drivers, and all-new SSE Max spatial technology.  
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    What's the minimum airflow gap required for an AV receiver?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the minimum airflow gap required for an AV receiver?
    Member Dr.Rock will only have a 3cm gap around his Denon AVR in his new rack - is this enough to provide sufficient ventilation for heat dissipation or is a larger gap required to prolong the life of the device? What do AV enthusiasts recommend?  
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    Have we reached a pause point in AV receiver development?

    by Andy Bassett
    Have we reached a pause point in AV receiver development?
    Member Amorris asks whether now is a good time to commit to an AV receiver purchase without fear of being caught out by new technologies? Has AVR development peaked for the time being? If not, what other features do AV fans think might be just over the horizon?  
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    Stereo AND surround sound playback: Is there an AVR suited to both?

    by Andy Bassett
    Stereo AND surround sound playback: Is there an AVR suited to both?
    Is it possible to get an AVR that will deliver decent stereo and multichannel audio or will a dedicated 2-channel integrated amplifier always be better for music? Check out this thread for plenty of suggestions from AV enthusiasts.  
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    Perlisten Audio Reference Series speakers set to hit the UK

    by Ian Collen
    Perlisten Audio Reference Series speakers set to hit the UK
    Comprising two towers, a centre, monitor, surround, and bookshelf options, the range also boasts THX Dominus certification.  
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    McIntosh launches 8K-ready MX180 A/V Processor

    by Ian Collen
    McIntosh launches 8K-ready MX180 A/V Processor
    16 channels, seven HDMI ports and one eye firmly on the next generation of A/V content.  
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    Piega launches Ace Wireless speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Piega launches Ace Wireless speakers
    The lifestyle oriented Ace Wireless collection of loudspeakers from Piega consists of the Ace 50 floorstander, the Ace 30 bookshelf units and the Ace Center centre channel model, all featuring the company’s signature aluminium cabinets and AMT ribbon tweeters.  
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    M&K Sound launches V+ Series subwoofers

    by Andy Bassett
    M&K Sound launches V+ Series subwoofers
    Three new compact subwoofers, the V15+, V12+ and V10+ models bring a lifestyle friendly design and THX certification to the home.  
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    Perlisten Audio launches loudspeaker ranges in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Perlisten Audio launches loudspeaker ranges in UK
    US speaker company Perlisten Audio brings its proprietary audio technologies and THX Dominus Certification to UK music and home cinema enthusiasts with its Signature ‘S’ and Reference ‘R’ speakers and D-Series subwoofers.  
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is there a point at which more speakers no longer brings benefits?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is there a point at which more speakers no longer brings benefits?
    Is there always a benefit to adding more speakers to a home cinema speaker setup? Or once you get beyond a certain number does the law of diminishing returns kick in? What have you found is the surround speaker sweetspot before pointless overkill kicks in?  
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    How much do you use your home cinema compared to your living room?

    by Andy Bassett
    How much do you use your home cinema compared to your living room?
    Your unstoppable passion (and empty wallet) has resulted in the home cinema room of your dreams. So, what's your usage pattern? Special friends and family occasions? Lone wolf viewing sessions, or everyday TV/Gaming? Let others know how you use your little piece of Heaven.  
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    Is your home cinema a better experience than your local multiplex?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is your home cinema a better experience than your local multiplex?
    Following Steve's rant on the podcast, how many AV enthusiasts reckon their personal home cinema also provides a more satisfying experience than the local fleapit? Let us know how you rate your own sofaplex. And what about the snacks, can you rustle up cheesy nachos too?  
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    What does your partner/family think of your AV hobby?

    by Andy Bassett
    What does your partner/family think of your AV hobby?
    Indifference, acceptance or fully on board - how does your better half react to the disruption, cost and results of your all-consuming passion? Leave your stories in the discussion thread.  
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    Arcam unveils entry level AVR5 AV receiver

    by Andy Bassett
    Arcam unveils entry level AVR5 AV receiver
    The AVR5 delivers 12 channels of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, supports Dolby Vision up to 4K and is equipped with numerous streaming features including AirPlay2, Bluetooth aptX HD and Chromecast.  
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    Q Acoustics adds three new speakers to Concept range

    by Andy Bassett
    Q Acoustics adds three new speakers to Concept range
    UK speaker specialist Q Acoustics has updated its Concept stereo and home cinema loudspeaker range with three new models; the Concept 30 standmount, Concept 50 floorstander and Concept 90 centre channel.  
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    Trinnov Audio reveals Amplitude 16 power amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    Trinnov Audio  reveals Amplitude 16 power amplifier
    Trinnov Audio has revealed its new Amplitude 16 power amp which showcases an ability to meet diverse channel counts and power requirements in high-end home theatre installations.  
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    Epson announces two new 4K laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Epson announces two new 4K laser projectors
    Epson’s new EH-LS11000W and EH-LS12000B home cinema projectors aim to deliver big screen entertainment for film nights, streaming, sporting events and gaming.  
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    StormAudio launches ISP Core 16 AV processor

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio launches ISP Core 16 AV processor
    StormAudio has announced the launch of its new ISP Core 16 preamp/processor alongside an AoIP AES67 module plus a redesigned smartphone app.  
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    What's the best way to keep home cinema projectors operating quietly?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the best way to keep home cinema projectors operating quietly?
    Member kenshingintoki is squeezing a few extra lumens out of his Epson 9300 in High Lamp Mode and asks if an acoustically lined enclosure is recommended to reduce the associated raised noise level?  
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    Denon and Marantz introduce 8K HDMI switchers

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon and Marantz introduce 8K HDMI switchers
    Sound United has unveiled the Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003, a pair of 8K HDMI switcher units for its Denon and Marantz brand 8K AV receivers.  
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    McIntosh MX123 AV processor gets 8K upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    McIntosh MX123 AV processor gets 8K upgrade
    The McIntosh MX123 processor will now leave the US audio firm’s manufacturing facility equipped for 8K processing, with onboard upscaling and new features.  
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    JBL Synthesis announces new AV processor and receiver for 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL Synthesis announces new AV processor and receiver for 2022
    The SDP-58 surround processor and SDR-38 AV receiver expand JBL Synthesis’s home theatre portfolio as the HDMI 2.1 upgrade program for current models is scheduled for December and the company introduces the SDA-1700 dedicated subwoofer amplifier.  
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    JVC unveils new NZ9, NZ8 and NZ7 laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    JVC unveils new NZ9, NZ8 and NZ7 laser projectors
    JVC has heralded its three new home cinema projectors as the world’s first featuring 48Gbps 8K60p/4K120p inputs. There’s also a host of other features toplined by BLU-Escent laser light source technology, newly developed 8K/e-shiftX and support for HDR10+.  
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    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options

    by Andy Bassett
    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options
    Offering a mix of traditional Hi-Fi quality combined with modern connectivity, all wrapped up in an attractive package, the Totem Acoustic Kin Play family caters for a range of audio scenarios.  

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