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The Art of 3D Sound and how your projection screen mattersRemember how the world of audio was turned upside down when Stereo sound was introduced and Mono was abandoned? Well, we are about to experience a similar sound revolution. We are talking about 3D sound or Immersive Surround Sound, which comes in 3 formats you may be familiar with: AURO-3D, which hasn’t really caught on in New Zealand or the States.

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Posted in Reviews By Bart Brichau

Rapallo acoustic screen fabricsRapallo's acoustic transparent screens come in two different fabric types: HD and Nano HD. The “Nano HD” AT Fabric displays no Moiré effect with regardless to the distance between audiences and projectors. The “Nano HD” AT screen not only completely resolves the long standing problem of Moiré effect, but also demonstrates incredible performance.Read More

Posted in Home Theater Guides By Bart Brichau

How to choose a projection screenWhen it comes to setting up a great video projection system in your home theatre, the screen is nearly as important as the projector. A white wall or sheet simply won’t do, except in a pinch as a temporary stopgap. There’s no substitute for the real thing. But choosing the right real thing requires research, together with examination of your individual needs.Read More

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Projectors versus big TV

6/06/2015 5:28 PM

Projectors versus big TVEven though movie tickets can run $20 a pop, people still line up for premieres. One reason: The enormous screen. It’s so much easier to lose yourself in a movie when the action takes place on a 200-inch screen than when it’s displayed on the 50-incher you might have at home.Read More

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Wireless Speakers

29/05/2015 11:39 AM

Wireless Speakers We get an increasing number of inquiries regarding wireless speakers. Running those long, unsightly speaker wires all over the place can be annoying. As a result, consumers are attracted by home theatre systems that tout "wireless speakers" as a way to solve this problem. However, don't get sucked in by the term "wireless." Those speakers might not be as wireless as you expect.Read More

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ARC If you've purchased a new AV receiver or surround sound processor in the past seven or eight years, chances are that it included some form of auto setup and/or automatic EQ (also known as room correction.) On the surface, all of the different auto-calibration systems - from Audyssey to ARC to MCACC to YPAO - seem similar in implementation. But are they?

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Posted in Reviews By Bart Brichau

ARC If you've purchased a new AV receiver or surround sound processor in the past seven or eight years, chances are that it included some form of auto setup and/or automatic EQ (also known as room correction.) On the surface, all of the different auto-calibration systems - from Audyssey to ARC to MCACC to YPAO - seem similar in implementation. But are they?

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Posted in Reviews By Bart Brichau

Bluetooth Speakers

11/05/2015 5:57 PM

BluetoothTransferring audio over Bluetooth has been around for some time, it is now common place in your car for taking calls, listening to music, with your headphones, and if you are lucky enough to treated yourself recently, any one of the new AV receivers or two channels amplifiers which come loaded with Bluetooth integrated within them.

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Posted in Home Theater Guides By Paul Glover

Product Review: Darbee

9/05/2015 7:25 PM

darbeeA Plug and Play accessory to enhance your HDMI video entertainment. Darbee Visual Presence™ (DVP™) technology establishes a fundamental breakthrough for image realism. By embedding 2D and 3D pictures with depth information, a new visual experience is born. 

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HDMI Converters

16/04/2015 12:16 PM

HDMI conversion

HDMI has been out for sometime, has gone through a few updates and advancements, and is well set to become the one and only standard on your display devices as time goes on. So where does this leave your older legacy equipment which don’t use HDMI? 

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Posted in Home Theater Guides By Paul Glover

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