I talk about CCSS file creation and usage with HCFR. I also touch on CCSS file usage in JVC Autocal.
Sensor Selection for HCFR
I talk about Sensor Selection with HCFR. While this is not a detailed article, it should serve as an introduction to newcomers.
How To Install HCFR and a Compatible Sensor
A high-level guide explaining installation of HCFR and a compatible sensor ready for calibration.
What is Display Brightness, Contrast, Greyscale, Gamma and Colour?
I discuss the basics characteristics of displays that everyone who is half serious about home cinema needs to know about: brightness, contrast, greyscale, gamma, colour gamut and colour volume.
Achieving Reference Playback with Audyssey
I discuss the 5 Pillars of Reference Playback that are required for Audyssey, and all other Room Correction algorithms.
JVC Autocal Guide
Simple Home Cinema covers JVC's automatic projector calibration software, JVC Autocal, which is an indispensable tool for your JVC projector.
Why Everyone is Wrong about Filmmaker Mode and Motion Smoothing
Filmmaker Mode disables motion smoothing, but is that really the right thing to do for film material?
Marantz AMP 10 “Warm Sounding”
Audioholics reports that the HDAMs in the AMP 10 are there to make the amp "warm sounding".
Denon X3800H versus Denon X4800H
I investigate what the differences are between the Denon X3800H and the X4800H and whether the X3800H or the X4800H is the better value
Configuring Dirac Live – The Right Way
Dirac Live is one of the best room correction tech in the World. In this long overdue article, I go into how to set up Dirac Live correctly, so you can reap the full benefits.
(Dynamic) Tone Mapping – Lumagen vs JVC vs Epson vs Sony
I take a casual look at Lumagen's and JVC's DTM solutions as well as Epson's and Sony's in-between static and dynamic approach.
ToneWinner AT-300 9.3.4 / 7.3.6 Processor Review
I have a look at the ToneWinner AT-300, with a particular interest in its Auto-EQ and calibration functions...
A Low-Cost Alternative to the Marantz AV 10 and AMP 10
Want the latest separates from Marantz but don't quite have or want to spend the money? Here's an alternative!
ToneWinner AD-7300PA+ 7-Channel Amplifier Review
I got to test ToneWinner's 7-channel amplifier. Find out whether the ToneWinner is a winner...
Is Dirac Live a Good Addition to Denon and Marantz AVRs and Separates?
This question has been on my mind since the announcement and because a customer has asked me this same question recently, now is the perfect time to write about it. I absolutely believe it is a worthwhile addition and here is a summary of the two most critical points as to why, then we will... Continue Reading →