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    BenQ launches new Home Cinema and Gaming projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Display specialist BenQ unveils four new projectors, two from its Home Cinema range - the TK810 and TK850 - and two from the company's Gaming portfolio - the TH685 and TH585.  
  • Home AV News

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    WiSA adds Dolby Atmos support

    by Andy Bassett
    The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has announced plans to add Dolby Atmos support to its certified speakers and transmitters in a firmware update due in the second quarter of the year.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos - is there any appreciable difference?

    by Andy Bassett
    Assuming a decent surround sound mix for both, do home cinema fans find any appreciable difference between DTS:X and Dolby Atmos audio formats? If so what have some of your favourite discs been?  
  • Home AV News

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    Apple wireless home cinema audio hinted by patent?

    by Andy Bassett
    Among a batch of recently awarded and announced patent applications for Apple is a filing titled "Wireless and wired speaker hub for a home theater system."  
  • Home AV News

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    NAD now shipping T 778 flagship AVR

    by Andy Bassett
    Announced back in September 2019, the anticipated 9-channel T 778 AV receiver from NAD, the respected manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, is now available.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    5

    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF adds to its recently announced Ci3160REF-THX custom install speakers with new additions to its Architectural Range, including the Ci160RR-THX in-ceiling and Ci130QSfl square and Ci130QRfl round flush-mount speakers.  
  • Home AV News

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    Trinnov Altitude processors to get free DTS:X Pro upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    High-end home-cinema audio brand, Trinnov has announced that its Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors will receive a free upgrade to DTS:X Pro allowing owners to expand their home theatre audio experience.  
  • Home AV News

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    StormAudio to launch MK2 home cinema range at ISE 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    France based StormAudio will be using ISE 2020 to launch its MK2 line-up of AV processors and amplifiers intended for use by installers and end users alike.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Replacement lamps in projectors - are non-OEMs worth the risk?

    by Andy Bassett
    Will saving money on buying cheaper, non-OEM replacement projector lamps end up compromising image quality? Why not let other projector owners know what you do when it's time to shell out for a replacement?  
  • Home AV News

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    CES 2020 News: Focal adds new home cinema speakers and subwoofer to Chora series

    by Andy Bassett
    Focal adds new three new home cinema speakers to its Chora series, including its first Dolby Atmos enabled speaker, the Chora 826-D Atmos floor stander. The new Sub 600p subwoofer completes the launch line up.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?

    by Andy Bassett
    Maybe its the larger image size or perhaps there's something about the quality of reflected light but just what is it that feels so 'appealing' about a projected image? Join in the discussion here.  
  • Tech Thread

    52

    Recommendations for smart bulbs needed

    by Andy Bassett
    AVForums member, low-def, is looking to get started with some Smart Home technology in the Black Friday Sales and wants to know what he needs to get up and running with the latest smart bulbs. Can you help him?  
  • Home AV News

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    ATC launches C1 Sub Mk2 active subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    ATC updates their original C1 subwoofer to a new Mk2 version, keeping what works and improving on it.  
  • Home AV News

    Q Acoustics launches Q B12 subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    Q Acoustics launches the Q B12 subwoofer, designed to sit alongside speakers from the company’s 3000i and Concept 5.1 ranges.  
  • Home AV News

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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

    19

    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

    38

    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

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    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

    14

    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

    15

    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

    56

    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

    30

    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

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    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.  

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