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Rapallo guide to buying a new TV

If you can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to what is currently available in TV world, you are not alone. Smart TV, LED, OLED, 4K, they all dominate conversation. But what do they really mean? The range to choose from is ridiculously wide and options range from bargain big screens to high-end displays that can cost as much as your boat. Last week we covered screen size, screen resolution, contrast ratio and refresh rate. This week we continue our journey through the myriad of technical terms...

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Rapallo guide to buying a new TV

If you can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to what is currently available in TV world, you are not alone. Smart TV, LED, OLED, 4K, they all dominate conversation. But what do they really mean? The range to choose from is ridiculously wide and options range from bargain big screens to high-end displays that can cost as much as your boat. Just as we did with projectors, we have put some pointers together to help you figure out what is what and more importantly it should help you decide on what’s right for you.

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YRapallo’s top 10 ideas for father’s day

Rapallo’s top 10 ideas for father’s day

Mark it now, September 6th. Spread the dreams and wishes with your other halves and whanau/brood/kids. Get the toy you really want. We give you a hand in this blog post ;)

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You Spoke - results from our poll

We talk to you on the phone and via email a fair bit, but we really wanted a better insight in to what your favorite brands are and why. A total of 220 of our customers did us a big favour by giving us their opinion on a few questions.Last week we talked speakers, subwoofer and AV receivers. This week we will be looking at stereo amps, projectors, headphones, turntables and streaming options.

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You Spoke - results from our poll

As suppliers of audiovisual equipment we are very keen to hear what you, our customers, have to say about the brands that are available. We talk to you on the phone and via email a fair bit, but we really wanted a better insight in to what your favorite brands are and why. A total of 220 of our customers did us a big favour by giving us their opinion on a few questions.

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part I

Last week, we were happily reading up on reviews of speaker systems, when we realized that while SVS is considered an absolute winner in the American Audiophile world; here in New Zealand it is not as well known. And that is a massive shame. We thought it was time we let you in on some insights that may deserve your attention. 

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part IBuying a home theater projector can seem daunting. There are many models on the market at any given time. But where do you start in determining which projector is the right one for you?  The key, as with anything, is to find out what you need. What it boils down to is to determine your answer to these seven questions

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Home Theatre projector buyer's guide Part I

In part 1 of our home theatre projector buyer's guide we answered 4 questions: Which aspect ratio do you want? What resolution is best for you? How bright should it be? How much contrast do you need? In this week's blog we will cover: LCD or DLP or Lcos? What are your installation constraints? What is your budget?

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Epson LS10000 demo night

5/07/2015 4:21 PM

Epson LS10000 demo night reviewThe invitations had gone out a few weeks before. It was the first demo night for Rapallo at its new location in East Tamaki. On June 18th, Nick, Bram and Bart showcased the new Epson LS10000 laser projector. Due to the strong interest from our Rapallo customers, the Rapallo team organised 3 sessions at 5, 6 and 7pm. Over a dozen of customers enjoyed the beers and pizzas, but what they really came for was a New Zealand first: The Epson LS10000.

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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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