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    4K or 1080p: Which discs do you watch most on your projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    4K or 1080p: Which discs do you watch most on your projector?
    If you have a 4K projector, do you feed it 4K discs and TV shows exclusively or are you happy to slum it with 1080p? If so, are you happy with the results?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Can you really damage speakers with a "powerful" amp?

    by Andy Bassett
    Can you really damage speakers with a "powerful" amp?
    What are the risks and pitfalls of buying an AVR and home cinema speaker setup without due diligence on the combination's compatibility? Is it really possible to fry your speakers if you haven't matched them up correctly?  
  • Home AV Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 5.1 Speaker Package Review

    by Steve Withers
    Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 5.1 Speaker Package Review
    The Bowers & Wilkins 600 S2 series of entry-level speakers is an Anniversary Edition of the previous version, celebrating 25 years of the range and incorporating upgraded components and crossovers.  
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  • TV Thread

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    Which is best? 85-inch TV versus a 100-inch projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Which is best? 85-inch TV versus a 100-inch projector
    Member domuduck asks which would give the best results for convenience, image quality/immersion and future proofing - an 85-inch TV or a projector with a 100-inch display size. See what the consensus is here.  
  • Home AV News

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    Yamaha announces Aventage RX-A2A AV receiver

    by Andy Bassett
    Yamaha announces Aventage RX-A2A AV receiver
    Yamaha has unveiled its latest AVENTAGE AV Receiver, the RX-A2A, which sports a new look, rock solid construction, multiple 4K 120Hz inputs and plenty of immersive technology.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Which is better: A second subwoofer or a single better one?

    by Andy Bassett
    Which is better: A second subwoofer or a single better one?
    What's the general consensus when upgrading your bottom end? Duplicating your existing sub or selling it and putting the cash towards a higher quality single sub? We'd love to hear your views.  
  • Home AV News

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    Anthem launches latest AV receivers, processors and amplifiers

    by Andy Bassett
    Anthem launches latest AV receivers, processors and amplifiers
    Anthem has announced the newest versions of its high-end multichannel home theatre and music audio hardware with the launch of the new MRX 540, MRX 740 and MRX 1140 AV Receivers, the AVM 70 and AVM 90 AV Processors and three GEN2 power amplifiers in the form of the MCA 225, MCA 325 and MCA 525 amps.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?
    If you were going to show off your home cinema projector's image, short of playing the entire film, what screenshots would you use to 'wow' someone?  
  • Home AV News

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    BenQ launches V6050 and V6000 ultra short throw laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ launches V6050 and V6000 ultra short throw laser projectors
    BenQ consolidates its position as a leading innovator of display technologies with the upcoming release of two new ultra short throw (UST) laser projectors for home entertainment - the V6050 and V6000.  
  • Home AV News

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    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII surround processors

    by Andy Bassett
    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII  and RAP-1580MKII surround processors
    Rotel has unveiled two new surround sound processors - the RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII, both featuring Dirac room correction software - which join the Japanese technology company’s long standing family of home theatre components.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Sonus faber unveils Lumina speaker collection

    by Andy Bassett
    Sonus faber unveils Lumina speaker collection
    Sonus faber, the renowned Italian luxury speaker manufacturer has launched the Lumina range of speakers - the Lumina I standmount, Lumina III floorstander and Lumina Center I.  
  • Home AV News

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    Denon announces AVC-A110 Anniversary AV Amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon announces AVC-A110 Anniversary AV Amplifier
    To celebrate its 110th anniversary, Denon is releasing a very special lineup of products - the A110 Anniversary range which includes the AVC-A110 A/V amplifier.  
  • Home AV News

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    Yamaha announces new look RX-V4A and RX-V6A AV receivers

    by Andy Bassett
    Yamaha announces new look RX-V4A and RX-V6A AV receivers
    Yamaha’s latest AV receivers bring multiple 8K inputs, a more curved aesthetic and greater immersion.  
  • Home AV News

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    Mission launches LX MkII speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Mission launches LX MkII speakers
    British loudspeaker manufacturer Mission has upgraded its LX speaker range to a second iteration, the LX MkII.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Where should Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers be placed?

    by Andy Bassett
    Where should Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers be placed?
    Yes, yes... in the ceiling, we get it. But what's the best position for just a pair of speakers and would you have to then relocate them if you later expanded to four? And how wide can you make the main listening position so the whole family can enjoy the overhead effects?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What are the advantages of DLP versus LCD projectors?

    by Andy Bassett
    What are the advantages of DLP versus LCD projectors?
    What are home AV enthusiast's experiences of switching between projector technologies? Member jacobe is thinking of moving from a budget DLP to a similarly priced LCD projector. What should he expect?  
  • Home AV News

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    Marantz introduces NR1711 slimline 8K AVR

    by Andy Bassett
    Marantz introduces NR1711 slimline 8K AVR
    Following Marantz’s recent launch of its 8K ready SR series AV receivers comes the NR1711 which has many of its larger siblings’ features but in a slimline package.  
  • Home AV News

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    Audio Pro announces SW-10 compact subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    Audio Pro announces SW-10 compact subwoofer
    Coming at the end of July, Swedish audio company Audio Pro will be releasing the SW-10, a compact, aesthetically interesting subwoofer.  
  • Home AV News

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    Marantz announces 8K ready SR series AV Receivers

    by Andy Bassett
    Marantz announces 8K ready SR series AV Receivers
    Marantz has announced its 2020 range of 8K compatible SR series AVR hardware including the SR5015 AV Receiver and the SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015 AV Amplifiers.  
  • Home AV News

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    Velodyne MicroVee MKII subwoofer launched in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Velodyne MicroVee MKII subwoofer launched in UK
    The MicroVee MKII subwoofer is an evolution of Velodyne Acoustics’ popular first version and brings increased power, a revised DSP profile along with cleaner bass and plenty of speed and control.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?

    by Andy Bassett
    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?
    TVs seem more suited to viewing in outdoor conditions and some manufacturers have released models specifically for this situation - Samsung's Terrace springs to mind - but, what would it take for a projector to work outside and just how bright would it need to be?  
  • Home AV News

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    Denon introduces 8K ready AV Receivers as industry's first

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon introduces 8K ready AV Receivers as industry's first
    Denon has announced the upcoming prices and availability of the industry's first 8K-Ready AV Receivers - the AVC-X6700H, AVC-X4700H, AVC-X3700H, and AVR-X2700H.  
  • Home AV News

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    Dirac Live Bass Control now available

    by Andy Bassett
    Dirac Live Bass Control now available
    Dirac Live Bass Control, the latest feature for acoustic correction software Dirac Live, is now officially available via a range of AV products from Bryston, Focal and StormAudio, with units from Arcam, AudioControl, JBL Synthesis and others soon to follow.  
  • Home AV News

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    Monitor Audio launches Bronze 6G speaker series

    by Andy Bassett
    Monitor Audio launches Bronze 6G speaker series
    UK based Monitor Audio’s already renowned Bronze speakers have launched in their 6th generation version.  
  • Home AV News

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    StormAudio adds Dirac Live Bass Control support in update

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio adds Dirac Live Bass Control support in update
    France-based StormAudio has announced Firmware v4.0 which comes preinstalled on its MK2 devices and adds Roon compatibility and Dirac Live Bass Control add-on support. MK1 owners can download the update at no extra cost.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's the best way to break in new speakers?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the best way to break in new speakers?
    It seems manufacturer's advice can sometimes differ here but what's the best approach to breaking in brand new speakers? Quiet to start with and them ramp up the volume, or start with a wallop to shake things up? And for how long? What's your recommendation?  
  • TV Thread

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    What's the perfect TV position?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the perfect TV position?
    So, what's your perfect TV position or location? Lounge? Cinema room? Bedroom? What about corner positioning... no? On the fireplace then? What about elevation? Drop into the discussion thread and see if others feel the same.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's Your Most Indestructible Piece of Home Cinema Hardware?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's Your Most Indestructible Piece of Home Cinema Hardware?
    You've dropped it, stepped on it, spilled beer on it and lent it to an idiot mate and yet still it soldiers on. What's your most indestructible piece of home cinema kit that, like Captain Scarlet, is just unkillable?  
  • Home AV News

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    BenQ launches new Home Cinema and Gaming projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ launches new Home Cinema and Gaming projectors
    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
    WiSA adds Dolby Atmos support
    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
    DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos - is there any appreciable difference?
    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
    Apple wireless home cinema audio hinted by patent?
    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
    NAD now shipping T 778 flagship AVR
    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

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    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers
    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
    Trinnov Altitude processors to get free DTS:X Pro upgrade
    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
    StormAudio to launch MK2 home cinema range at ISE 2020
    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
    Replacement lamps in projectors - are non-OEMs worth the risk?
    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
    CES 2020 News: Focal adds new home cinema speakers and subwoofer to Chora series
    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
    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?
    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

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    Recommendations for smart bulbs needed

    by Andy Bassett
    Recommendations for smart bulbs needed
    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?  

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