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    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Cinema System with a Denon AVR

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    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Cinema System with a Denon AVR
    If you're in the market for a new AVR, you already know there are vast number of options to consider. Which features should you prioritize, and what are your absolute must-haves? If you’re struggling to make a decision and aren’t quite sure where to start, you may want to check out Denon’s award-winning range of home cinema AV Receivers.  
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    PROMOTED: Can a consumer TV match a professional grading monitor? You are invited to an event to find out!

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    PROMOTED: Can a consumer TV match a professional grading monitor? You are invited to an event to find out!
    Philips TV has partnered with Dolby Laboratories and Bowers & Wilkins to give 30 lucky AVForums readers the chance to discover for themselves, first-hand. Click here to find out more...  
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    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast

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    PROMOTED: 10 Reasons to love MusicCast
    Yamaha want to give you 10 reasons why you should consider a MusicCast system in your home cinema or Hi-Fi system.  
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    PROMOTED: How can Yamaha MusicCast give your Home Cinema a boost?

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    PROMOTED: How can Yamaha MusicCast give your Home Cinema a boost?
    MusicCast is a multi-room streaming system which isn’t just limited to music - TV or movie sound can also be shared in other rooms of the house. Find out more.  
  • TV Review

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    LG C9 (OLED55C9) 4K OLED Review

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    LG C9 (OLED55C9) 4K OLED Review
    LG's new 55-inch C9 OLED 4K TV boasts all the same features found on last year's models but adds the Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor, HDMI 2.1, Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2, and HomeKit.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    What TV Shows From The Last 3-4 Years Would You Recommend?

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    What TV Shows From The Last 3-4 Years Would You Recommend?
    With so many quality TV shows now being produced and with only 24 hours in a day, it's easy to fall behind and miss out. So for those of us that only caught GoT and Westworld recently, what else should we get ready to binge?  
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    Micro LED at CES 2019: What Does This Mean For OLED?

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    Micro LED at CES 2019: What Does This Mean For OLED?
    With Samsung demonstrating that Micro LED is possible in more user-friendly screen sizes and TCL indicating that they intend to get in on the act too, what does this mean for OLED as the perceived cinephile's favourite screen technology? Is it under threat or are more technologies better for consumers?  
  • Home AV Thread

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    Dedicated Living Room Cinema - A Journey.

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    Dedicated Living Room Cinema - A Journey.
    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.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Do High End Amplifiers All Sound The Same?

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    Do High End Amplifiers All Sound The Same?
    The premise has been made that high end amplifiers sound largely the same and the main benefit is just a psychological feel good. Could this really be the case? Or is this the opinion of a few enthusiasts who have not heard enough different models?  
  • Gaming Thread

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    PC Based VR Console In The Works

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    PC Based VR Console In The Works
    It's still a way off but reports in Variety indicate that Slightly Mad Studios are pushing forward with a stand alone console that supports VR out of the box. Is this something that appeals or will the world have changed by the time this hits the shelves?  
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    Coaxial Cable vs Optical - What's the Difference?

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    Coaxial Cable vs Optical - What's the Difference?
    Faced with the choice between both connections on the same pieces of kit, are there any advantages in using coax over optical or vice versa? After all, it's just 1s and 0s, innit.  
  • TV Thread

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    Don't Want A Large Screen? Are TV Manufacturers Ignoring You?

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    Don't Want A Large Screen? Are TV Manufacturers Ignoring You?
    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

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    EQ: The Last Resort?

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    EQ: The Last Resort?
    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.  
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    LG CineBeam Laser 4K Projector at CES 2019

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    LG CineBeam Laser 4K Projector at CES 2019
    LG’s latest CineBeam laser 4K projector offers image quality, ultimate convenience and AI technology for a superior viewing experience.  
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    LG Introduce SL8YG, SL9YG and SL10YG Soundbars at CES

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    LG Introduce SL8YG, SL9YG and SL10YG Soundbars at CES
    The SL8YG, SL9YG and SL10YG soundbars are the latest home cinema audio additions from LG.  
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    CES 2019: What to Expect

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    CES 2019: What to Expect
    UPDATED: CES 2019 is almost here. So we have made a pre-show guide to help you know what to expect from the biggest show in tech.  
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    One or Two Subs?

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    One or Two Subs?
    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.  
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    New PC Build: Is Now a Good Time?

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    New PC Build: Is Now a Good Time?
    Christmas and Black Friday have gone and the New Year looms. You've been waiting.... waiting ... for just the right time to spend your readies on a new build to really get the very best bargains. Is that time now?  
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    HMV In Administration For The Second Time In Six Years

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    HMV In Administration For The Second Time In Six Years
    It's a fact of modern retail life that High Street stores continue to struggle, especially where movies, games and music are concerned. Do you rely solely on downloads, streaming and online purchases or does a store like HMV still play a part in your purchases strategies? Let us know in the thread.  
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    HDR: Is it Safe To Assume All 4K Movie Discs Feature HDR?

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    HDR: Is it Safe To Assume All 4K Movie Discs Feature HDR?
    It's generally accepted that the biggest improvement of UHD movie discs is not the increased resolution but the impact of HDR. Is it safe to assume when you buy a 4K movie disc that it will also feature HDR, even if it's not stated on the box?  
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    Pre-built Gaming PCs - Decent Value For Money?

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    Pre-built Gaming PCs - Decent Value For Money?
    There'll be plenty of AVForums members eyeing up a new PC rig for Christmas. Building your own can be satisfying and save some money but what about a pre-assembled PC from a company that knows what they're doing and that has ironed out all the kinks? Surely that's got to be worth looking into? What do the gamers think?  
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    What Home Cinema Setup Mistakes Annoy You?

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    What Home Cinema Setup Mistakes Annoy You?
    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.  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    Enhancing Older Movies

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    Enhancing Older Movies
    Do movie fans think that using modern production techniques to 'fix' a dodgy matte shot or obvious man-in-a-rubber-suit in older movies is a good idea? Or do the original limitations become part of the magic of the experience? One only has to say 'Star Wars Special Editions' or 'E.T. walkie talkies' to get the conversation going.  
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    Do I Need Additional Smart Capabilities For My TV?

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    Do I Need Additional Smart Capabilities For My TV?
    You've landed that lovely new TV and are ready for some top notch content. But wait, do you rely solely on the TV's streaming capabilities or splash out extra on Roku, Apple or Chromecast sticks and boxes to bolster your options? Is it worth the extra expense and losing a few ports?  
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    Speaker Position: Floorstanding or Wall Mounted?

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    Speaker Position: Floorstanding or Wall Mounted?
    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.  
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    Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between 24p and 24Hz?

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    Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between  24p and 24Hz?
    Just what is the difference between 24p and 24Hz (and 50p and 50Hz for that matter) when displaying content? If you can you help explain the nomenclature, post it to the thread to help ease the confusion.  
  • Media Thread

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    Indoor Video Presentation Capture - Recommendations

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    Indoor Video Presentation Capture - Recommendations
    Looking to capture a lecture, demonstration or presentation for reference or teaching purposes? What are the audio and video considerations for a small scale enterprise? Equipment setup and practical approaches would be welcomed here.  
  • TV Thread

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    Best Content to Check For Visible Banding on OLED TV

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    Best Content to Check For Visible Banding on OLED TV
    Want to check whether your OLED TV has visible banding in some circumstances? Just where is it most prevalent and what content should be used to check for it. Check this thread to see how to best spot if your TV suffers from banding.  
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    Upgrading From 5.1 to Atmos in a Typical Lounge - Advice Required.

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    Upgrading From 5.1 to Atmos in a Typical Lounge - Advice Required.
    Have you expanded your surround sound setup to something with a bit more punch but only had limited space to do it in? Take a look at this thread and see what you'd recommend for member, plasma_novice, who has this exact situation.  
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    New PS4 Pro Owner - What Games Do You Need?

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    New PS4 Pro Owner - What Games Do You Need?
    There will be plenty of new PS4 Pro owners on Xmas Day. What games should complete the festive package?  
  • Movies & TV Thread

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    Are 4K Discs Worth It?

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    Are 4K Discs Worth It?
    No doubt there'll be a generous helping of favourite movies dished out as gifts this Christmas. Is the extra layout on the 4K version worth it? How much does 4K actually add to your enjoyment of a beloved film? Let other members know what your experience has been so far with 4K and HDR.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Pre-amp or Phonostage For a Turntable - What's The Difference?

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    Pre-amp or Phonostage For a Turntable - What's The Difference?
    Looking to get your hands on a turntable and need a brush-up on the nomenclature? Pop over to this thread and see if a member can clear things up for you. And just what the hell is a moving magnet .... and why is it moving!!!  
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    Top 5 Switch Games So Far

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    Top 5 Switch Games So Far
    Maybe Santa will be bringing you a Switch game this year? Help him decide which one by letting him know what the top 5 games on Nintendo's most recent platform are.  
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    Any Ideas What Santa May Bring You?

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    Any Ideas What Santa May Bring You?
    The Festive Season is approaching and typically encourages the exchange of currency for highly desired goods. Have you got anything specific you're hoping for or are you more a 'better to give than receive' person? Get into the festive spirit and let the community in on what your purchase plans are (or maybe aren't)!  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    CD Player or Music Streamer For New Amp and Speakers?

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    CD Player or Music Streamer For New Amp and Speakers?
    You've got yourself a sweet amp and speaker setup and now you want some decent material to pump through it. You're planning on expanding your CD collection but you've also got plenty of digital music on your PC, plus Spotify. Just what's the best way forward to play all this stuff? Help put a system together.  
  • TV News

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    Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home

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    Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home
    I feel the need .... the need to watch a movie as the creators intended!  
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    What's Your Most Anticipated Movie This December?

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    What's Your Most Anticipated Movie This December?
    December can often cap off a year with a few unexpected movie delights. 2018 sees a brace of superhero flicks (Deadpool, Aquaman, Spiderman), a spin off (Bumblebee) a few revisits (Mary Poppins, Homes and Watson) and a couple of new properties (Old Man and The Gun, Mortal Engines). Which ones are tickling your taste buds?  
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    AVForums November Photo Comp Winner and December Topic

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    AVForums November Photo Comp Winner and December Topic
    Congratulations to AVForums member CFC1 who won November's photography competition and has chosen 'Illumination/Light' as the topic for December's entries. Check the link to see CFC1's winning image and check how to submit entries of your own.  
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    Image Software That Isn't Adobe

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    Image Software That Isn't Adobe
    Photoshop may be the industry standard but it's not the only choice of image manipulation software. Has anyone ditched Adobe's subscription model and plumbed for a standalone solution? If so, what did you go for and what were your deciding factors? Let fellow users in on your choice here.  

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