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Gone are the days when a home cinema required a high budget, a large, completely blacked out spare room, and a special, complex set-up for your projector and screen.
Today, in a few simple steps, you can project a clear, 100-inch screen into your living room - and you don’t even need to turn all the lights off!
You can even take it to the next level with BenQ’s 4K home projectors: the EISA award-winning W1700 and the TK800. Enjoy vivid living room entertainment with Ultimate 4K UHD image and optimized HDR, without the high price tag of a 4K home cinema.
So, how can you set up your own 4K cinema right in your living room?
A Living Room Is Enough Space, Don’t Worry
Though it’s commonly believed that you need a large space for a projector, in reality, today’s short throw (and even ultra-short throw) projectors make it easy to enjoy 100 inch+ screens in rooms of any size.
First, look for information about screen size and...
Been a good night. I don’t regret going there. Met gadget obsessed and other members.
Philips won the calibrated and vivid mode followed by Sony.
We had a chance to hear the 903 sound.
I will sleep on it and tell you what I think later. Safe to say, I wasn’t expecting some of the results ...(could not see the TV brands so the ones I liked weren’t the ones that won..)
They also did a 903 versus a Q9fn which again was a real eye opener for me...but not at all what you expect.
Still, can’t fault the organisation and host for the evening. Lots and lots of efforts put in and have to thank them for that.
Smyths Toys Superstores announce the most wanted video games for Christmas 2018!
Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for a gamer this year? Not sure what’s hot and what’s not? From the age of three, right up to the age of 18+, Smyths Toys has released their top 15 video games for Christmas 2018 which can help all parents, relations, friends out with the perfect gift for 2018.
Including some of the biggest releases this year such as FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 for the diehard fans while also including releases such as Spiderman, Let’s Go Pokemon and Just Dance 2019 there is something on the list to suit all ages and interests.
From the top consoles on offer including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 all at competitive prices to a range of various headsets and gaming chairs from X Rocker, we have all the items one needs to become a pro gamer.
Smyths Toys also recommends wallet top...
Philips 2018 Best PQ Processing Update – a New P5
Last year I introduced you to the new P5 processor, improving the five main pillars of picture processing that we believe lead to a better picture – ! Promoted - Philips TV invites you to discuss best picture processing tech
P5 went on to garner huge critical acclaim across all European media and is starting to appear throughout the Philips TV range but now our top 2018 OLED models have introduced a new 2nd generation P5 chip that brings a number of significant improvements.
But it’s not just the PQ processor that has improved. We have other improvements in our 2018 OLED range including the latest 2018 OLED panels with their new sub-pixel structure and anti-reflective coating – leading to more light output and less reflections.
And we also have HDR10+ compatibility on board.
But as we discussed...
Note that one person at the event will win a 65" OLED TV.
Philips are inviting AVForums members to a special TV shoot-out to decide which is the best OLED. Register now, as only limited places are available.
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Philips are inviting AVForums members to decide at a special TV shoot-out. Register now, as only limited places are available.
Every TV manufacturer believes their top set is king but you now have the chance to decide which model should really wear that crown.
It’s actually a rare opportunity to get to see all the best sets tested side-by-side but Philips and AVForums have come together to arrange a special viewing session at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London on the evening of Thursday, November 15th.
Nearly all of the major TV manufacturers agree that OLED technology currently leads the field for outright TV picture quality. So, the main...
AVForums readers are invited to join a QLED reveal event in London on Tuesday 11th September. Space is limited so RSVP to secure your place.
Cello is Britain’s best kept secret! We’re not just the only TV manufacturer based in the UK, but we are also a successful business with revenues of over £18m, providing TVs for Her Majesty’s Government, the leisure industry and the everyday consumer.
As a British TV manufacturer, we build and assemble all of our TV ranges (28 models to be exact) in our factory based in Bishop Auckland. We boast the largest range of TVs on the market and cater for a variety of niche markets, as well as offering a wide selection of cost efficient TVs for everyday people.
Last year was an exciting year for us, launching our first premium range of Platinum TVs, which include built-in sound bars that easily beats leading brands on audio...
We’ve put together everything that you and your mates will need with this amazing kit worth £6,400!
The BOTB Football Festival Bundle!
Do you like football? Do you like the world? Do you like cups? Well then you’ll love this amazing Global Football Festival bundle prize!
We’ve put together everything that you and your mates will need to watch England get eliminated in the first round (or maybe not, who knows!) including all this amazing kit:
- Samsung QE75Q9FNA 75” QLED Ultra HD telly (£5999)
- Samsung HW-K850 3.1.2 Wireless Sound Bar (£799)
- Autonumis A209179 Beer Fridge – FULL OF BEER!!!!! (£499)
- £250 Deliveroo Voucher
- 5 x International Football Shirts (£300)
- Official World Cup Football (£130)
Get your tickets for just 40p here!
BOTB have a whole range of gadgets in...
It's taken me a while to sort through and process pics from recent trip to Japan, but here for your viewing pleasure (possibly!) are a few of my favs, with more on Flickr.
Blossoms in Sapporo by Thumpermawer, on Flickr
We managed to time our trip to coincide with the blossom in northern Japan, and can confirm that Sapporo was beautiful.
untitled (1 of 1).jpg by Thumpermawer, on Flickr
While in Sapporo we took advantage of visiting the Nikka Bar, which has various bottles not available anywhere else. It wasn't cheap, but I would strongly recommended whisky lovers make a visit.
Digital TV provider related poll for you. Would appreciate your input.
Which of these Digital/Cable TV Providers do you have at home for your main viewing?
Please tick one and feel free to comment below.
Got a poll for you. This is about the price of your main stereo pair speakers in your home cinema/entertainment setup.
Thanks for taking part.
At bloody last!
Released today! Just stumbled on it by accident as, like all Warner Archive releases, it just sneaked out without much fanfare.
Despite being one of the most popular musicals of all time, it has taken forever for this to appear on Blu-Ray. Apparently the reason for the delay was that the original negative was severely damaged back in the 1970s and all current DVD, broadcast and streaming versions have been based on an interpositive created in the mid-'90s which gathered together elements of variable quality from a variety of sources to generate that interpositive, with resulting variations in quality from scene to scene and far from accurate colour rendition.
For almost 25 years this interpositive was believed to be the best available print, but after examining it Warner decided it was not up to scratch for a Blu-Ray release. However, recently another interpositive was found that turned...
Promoted Content By Lion AVLion AV Tech, THX Video Training (Certified by THX Ltd), coming to Stansted UK, June 26-29th, hosted by Pulse Cinemas.
Now in our 2nd year of the added 4th day of training and including UHD / 4K, and HDR calibration and theory.
From THX, the brand your customers recognise and respect, comes a new professional-level certification workshop.
Join THX for a three-day Professional Video Systems Calibration workshop and gain the hands-on experience and skills you need to properly calibrate modern high definition video systems – practical knowledge that can start generating revenue for your business immediately.
Benefits of becoming a THX Certified Professional Video Systems Calibrator:
* Obtain the Video Calibration Certification
* Three instruction days, including two days of coached hands-on calibrating exercises
* Exposure and practice using a variety of the world’s best display devices and...
OK - new game!
This was inspired by this morning's cinema viewing of '2001: A Space Odyssey' and my childhood memories of my first viewing of the film.
Name five films that totally surprised you. These can be films that you expected not to like, or that you had no high expectations of, or simply films that you knew nothing about before seeing them, but came away from thoroughly impressed. Reasons would be nice as well, as opposed to simply a list.
Here are mine.
I was a child and started seeing all this stuff on TV and in the newspapers about this new film with this car that had machine guns and an ejector seat and all sorts of other cool stuff. I had no idea who James Bond was and was unaware that this was his third screen outing, but I just had to see this car in action.
So one day when I was at my grandparents' house, I blagged the money from them to go watch 'Goldfinger' in the cinema just around the corner from where they lived. Two hours or so...
This batch includes two of the highlights from this trip. Seeing two giraffe fighting is something I have only ever seen in a TV documentary before, watching them swinging their heads at each other was breath taking. Then we had the privilege of watching an elephant having the time of his life in the waterhole and that got even better when his mate turned up! It was wonderful to watch them greet each other by extending their trunks so they just touched and then they did a “trunk shake” like a couple of guys in a gang shaking hands.
All comments welcome, thank you.
Giraffes in Etosha-2 by John Alexander, on Flickr
Giraffes in Etosha-5 by John...
Promoted Content By Hughes
With nearly 100 years in the industry selling all the latest entertainment and home appliances, Hughes and its staff have always had the chance to appreciate top quality products in the field. None more so than Samsung’s flagship QLED series TVs, giving their best picture quality yet. Boasting the latest Quantum Dot technology, Samsung is one of only two manufacturers being able to offer Certified Ultra HD Premium picture quality. What this means is that you will see exactly what the movie creators intended when watching any Ultra HD content through this range.
Only Samsung QLED does it all and their QLED range provides an unrivalled viewing experience. There’s endless style with no distractions, putting pure entertainment right there, at your fingertips....
I am known as an habitual upgrader. Always trying to find a better setup than what I had.
Being a home cinema fan only made it worse.
You see, with home cinema it seems we are forced to Upgrade every couple of years at least and sometimes earlier. When it is not about new Audio formats such as Dolby Atmos or DTS:X then it is about new Video formats 4K, 8K etc. So the lovely top rated amp you bought 6 months ago is out of date after a very short period. it is a vicious circle.
I also noticed that my family were only using the TV sound and not using the "Super Duper" equipment that I had bought and installed. I myself was using it less myself and tended more to listening to Music. Somehow no matter how I tried I could not get the music to sound the way I wanted. It always left me lacking a bit.
With that in mind, I decided to say goodbye to surround sound and "Hello" to Stereo.
I have moved from this
Elipson Planet L, 2 X Sumiko S.5 Subwoofer, Yamaha...
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