Good place to go for demo and to buy

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  1. sraper

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    I am in the UK for a short time and I am looking to buy a good projector and audio system.

    Can anyone recommend a good home cinema dealer. I am on a rather tight schedule snd will be in the following areas;

    Cambridge - Tuesday
    Oxford - Wednesday
    Leeds/York - Friday or Monday
    West London - remaining days

    Looking for a good projector JVC or similar (£3000ish), av reciever or separates (Denon, onkyo, Yamaha etc) and speakers.
     
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    Another vote for Allan at Ideal AV - he's in Wakefiled so just down the road from Leeds. He has 2 demo rooms - a bat cave and an ambient light living room so can cater for all scenarios.

    Give him a shout to arrange and I'm sure he'll be able to help.
     
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    Thank you. I think I will try and find time to to visit them.

    I remember reading his posts about building his house/home cinema a few years ago with much interest.

    Luckily I think the room I have will be close to a bat cave. I have two very small windows (and I do mean small!) I am planning on painting the walls dark - the only problem is that at the moment the I have a white ceiling - though to be fair it is just a suspending ceiling with ceiling tiles - so I might be able to change them. Longer term I hope to able to put in a fancy false plaster ceiling.


    Thanks
     
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    The two best places would be Ideal a/v in the North and Gecko (Newbury area not too far from Oxford) in the South as far as demo facilities are concerned.

    Allan has a good range of projectors and should be able to demo JVCX35/SonyHW50/EpsonTW9100 and Onkyo receivers/M&K speakers.

    Gecko X35pj MK speakers & USC subwoofers, they also have far more expensive kit which you can demo while you are there (just for fun) they have 3 dedicated systems on show ranging from your price range up to £100k + systems.
     
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    if you want to pop in and we`ll have a good blast with both rooms going, you`ll see what differences having light and dark rooms with different screens can achieve

    Allan :smashin:
     
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    If I can make it it will be around 12ish as I am driving up from London, going to Leeds and then Hull!!! so Wakefield is sort of on the way ;)
     
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    please let me know via email or telephone as I won`t have a clue which day

    you pass us going to Leeds btw :smashin:

    cheers

    Allan
     

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