When Dolby introduced Dolby Surround, they decided to drop all other legacy decoders from their licensing. So bye bye Dolby Pro Logic, Pro Logic II, IIx, IIz and Dolby Pro Logic (IIx) music modes. I have a major problem with this...
It can be difficult to get Disney+ to sound great on big blockbuster movies. I give you some pointers for both Audyssey and Yamaha YPAO.
I was at Epson's Sydney showroom for a demo of Epson's new business laser projector line. Find out how it went...
Epson introduced 3x pixel shift on the Epson TW9400 and UB5050 / UB6050 models with the 1.03 firmware. Find out what is happening and how Epson achieved it!
I wanted to create a calibration that could be used for both SDR and HDR without having to switch picture modes - or load a new memory. What's more, I wanted the gamma controls to be usable to switch between 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 gamma (0, -1, -2 settings on the Epson). Check out how I went!
I have been looking at 85" TVs for a number of years for my study / studio setup. Partly for gaming and partly for work. Since we have an OLED already, I really wanted a QLED. So I got a QN85A in 85". Did I make the right purchase?
Well, Audyssey can sound as great as Dirac Live, but it does require a lot more work. However, once you get it sounding great, you get the benefit of having proper Loudness Compensation (Dynamic EQ) and state of the art Dynamic Range Compression (Dynamic Volume), both of which Dirac Live lacks.
Audyssey is working on Pro installation software for PCs that will allow the use of a higher-quality microphone, more microphone positions and more configuration options than currently available. Find out more.
I detail all the JVC models in the HD and X lines to find out if they are still worth your time and your money.
Surround:AI uses current CinemaDSP modes and tries to dynamically switch between them and dynamically configure them based on what is happening in the soundtrack. Find out if I like it!
IMAX Enhanced is both a certification program - like THX was in the "good old days" - as well as additional sound processing overlaid over DTS and DTS:X soundtracks. Some of these soundtracks in fact will have a flag that will trip this additional sound processing. Let's see what the issues are then!
Yamaha's new line-up tries to sexy things up with a slightly controversial new look and a new platform. The 3 top end receivers correspond to their old line up as below: RX-A4A to RX-A1080 RX-A6A to RX-A2080 RX-A8A to RX-A3080 Let's look at a summary of their differentiating features like we did for the current... Continue Reading →
I have owned the TW9400 / UB6050 for the last two years after owning about 10 JVCs. I got fed up with JVC's quality control and awful support in Australia. Interestingly, support was great back in the UK and made up for the issues with quality control. This is not to say JVC isn't trying... Continue Reading →