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THX Viewing Distance Calculator for Home Theatre Projectors

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THX Viewing Distance Calculator for Home Theatre Projectors

Quite often we are asked by our customers "What size projector screen should I install in my home theatre?" Well THX have some guidelines to help determine the ideal screen size from a set seating position. They say the ideal viewing angle should be 40 Degrees to the screen and at a minimum, it can be 28 Degrees. Now you may ask how am I suppose to work out the viewing angle? Well the simple answer is you do not have to anymore as we have developed a simple to use calculator which will work out the ideal viewing distance according to the THX standards. All...

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What is Ultra HD and What are the Benefits?

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What is Ultra HD and What are the Benefits?

The definition of a screen is described by the number of pixels within the height of the image (not the TV). CRT televisions and most DVDs are what is known as standard definition (SD) in which we see 576 pixels. The arrival of high-definition (HD) in 2005 was seen via televisions that were standard HD Ready 720p (p for progressive) and Full HD 1080p. The HDTV 1080p began to appear on store shelves in 2008. This is where we are today, and is known as Full HD, but now Ultra HD (HD4K) has come into existence.   How is 4K-HD...

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Earthquake Edgeless Series of In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speaker

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Earthquake Edgeless Series of In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speaker

We commonly get asked "Who makes the best In-Ceiling Speakers?" and "What In-Wall Speakers should I use in my Home Theatre?". The answer depends on the customers budget, their needs and even the room they will be setup in. We do recommend that all our customers consider Earthquakes Edgeless Series as they offer fantastic performance, have massive power handing, are very unobtrusive and easily hidden which allows them to have high WAF (Wife Approval Factor). An Introduction from Earthquake about the Edgeless Series The Edgeless series of In-Wall & In-Ceiling speakers are the perfect union of aesthetics and performance. Graceful, timeless design blends seamlessly into any...

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How Can 4K Resolution Televisions Impact Entertainment Today?

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How Can 4K Resolution Televisions Impact Entertainment Today?

Have you heard about them; those amazing 4K Resolution televisions that are said to be the latest advancements for television entertainment today?  Well, sure you have; if you are just one of the many millions who enjoy their entertainment.  4K Resolution promises to bring consumers the perfect image across the big screen, and very soon within their own home theatres. 4K/UHD (Ultra High Definition) is going to replace the current technology that has been with us for nearly a decade; the standard High Definition for entertainment.  So, for those who have stayed up-to-date on the next generations wave of the...

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Home Theatre Audio Calibration Basics - What you need to know

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Home Theatre Audio Calibration Basics - What you need to know

We know it was tempting when you first purchased your new home theatre to plug it all in and start watching your favourite movie without giving the audio calibration too much consideration. But if you have not done the correct audio calibration then your system could be seriously under-performing. Most new AV receivers these days come with their own calibration microphone and inbuilt software to automate most of the calibration process.  While the automatic calibration tools are really good, they are not always 100% accurate and should be checked to ensure optimal performance.   The basics of Home Theatre Audio Calibration: Speaker Distance...

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