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  • elstoof 23 Jul 2018 19:12:04 20,775 posts
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    Bin Ladenís Atmos was regarded as the best installed sound system in all the holy lands
  • Fake_Blood 23 Jul 2018 19:15:43 8,835 posts
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    "That helicopter sounds super real!"
  • elstoof 23 Jul 2018 19:19:37 20,775 posts
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    :D
  • fontgeeksogood 23 Jul 2018 19:24:10 1,631 posts
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    We all know Bin Laden would've never put up with artex walls
  • quadfather 23 Jul 2018 22:34:57 32,261 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    "I"m not going to center these speakers in-line with these lights, because the cable would have to go around them and that'll look weird" -quad 2 days ago, probably
    THEY CANT CENTRE WITH THE LIGHTS BECAUSE OF THE SOFA POSITION

    Um, slightly losing it
  • Blackmarsh63 24 Jul 2018 09:44:43 1,771 posts
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    @quadfather Maybe some fairy lights will help :lol: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1125HsJbqr3JE4WU8

    Edited by Blackmarsh63 at 09:45:10 24-07-2018
  • Fake_Blood 24 Jul 2018 10:28:22 8,835 posts
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    Do those top speakers play audio from the 360 though?
  • ozthegweat 24 Jul 2018 11:35:56 2,010 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Atmos-capable receivers have algorithms by Dolby and DTS that upmixes audio so top speakers will get used as well. Will not sound as good as dedicated Atmos audio, which a game has to support as well (in addition to the soundcard/console), but for immersion it's still better than nothing.

    Best surround is when you don't notice it's there, but you'll notice if it's not there. That effect with upmixed sound is not as strong with top spekaers as it is with back left/right speakers, but it's still there.
  • Fake_Blood 24 Jul 2018 12:15:13 8,835 posts
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    /whoosh
  • quadfather 24 Jul 2018 12:37:34 32,261 posts
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    Blackmarsh63 wrote:
    @quadfather Maybe some fairy lights will help :lol: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1125HsJbqr3JE4WU8
    Haha fuck off!
  • quadfather 24 Jul 2018 23:17:53 32,261 posts
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    Ghostbusters in Atmos \o/
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Jul 2018 03:53:30 1,631 posts
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    I do love that the first thing you've seemingly done to your Hobbit hole is put some ceiling speakers almost in the middle of the one room without spiky walls.

    Never change, EG x
  • quadfather 25 Jul 2018 09:20:46 32,261 posts
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    What do you mean, almost?
  • lordofthedunce 6 Aug 2018 15:19:33 484 posts
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    Advice needed!
    I'm looking at buying a soundbar for my TV (Sony ex9305). I know little about the current offerings.
    The onboard sound is ok but I'd like something a bit better. Not too fussed about womping bass and big explosions when watching films but a bit more clarity and depth would be good. So (I think) don't really need a sub :) Something that sounds good a lower volumes.
    I'd like to control the soundbar with the TV remote and it to turn on/off via that. If like to be able to stream Spotify etc direct without the TV on. No blu-ray player, console, set-top box.
    The Sonos Beam looks interesting but should I stick to a Sony device for compatibility?
    Budget is roughly 300-400. I've read a bit online but I think I'm getting too old to comprehend it all frankly!
  • Mortey 6 Aug 2018 15:37:10 33 posts
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    @lordofthedunce Great TV, I have one linked to one of the little Marantz systems AVR's.

    It works well, although the V+ and XBox were designed by idiots who decided that CEC was not needed and so if you switch these on then it does not automatically change the channels.

    Edit:
    Just realised how unhelpful this is! But will add, although the sound from the XE9305 is okay, a proper system is so much better.

    Edited by Mortey at 15:39:17 06-08-2018
  • lordofthedunce 6 Aug 2018 15:42:51 484 posts
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    @Mortey
    The TV i did research lots, am very pleased with it. Although streaming stuff from Netflix in super hd/dolby vision i do notice the sky in films /shows looks grainy sometimes. Does yours get that?
  • Apollo 6 Aug 2018 15:56:07 533 posts
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    I recently purchased a Yamaha YAS - 107 sound bar for my LG. Does a nice job for the money and you can add a sub if you feel onboard bass isn't enough. Also has DTX Virtual which is nice. My telly has built in Atmos and Dolby vision, so it's cool to switch between the two.AV forums gave it a nine out of ten. https://www.avforums.com/review/yamaha-yas-107-soundbar-review.14368

    Edited by Apollo at 16:02:47 06-08-2018

    Edited by Apollo at 16:03:30 06-08-2018
  • CosmicFuzz 6 Aug 2018 16:18:53 32,295 posts
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    I just recently (like last week) bought the Sonos Beam and two Play:1s for surround. It's awesome.

    The Beam is replacing a dedicated centre and two bookshelf fronts. Tbh, our living room is pretty small, and the sound quality hasn't dropped. It's pretty awesome for something so small (and we now have more space, Spotify/Alexa support, I can play vinyls from dining room over it, etc).

    So yeah, the Beam is awesome. If you can pair it with two Play:1s for surround, do that too! :)
  • Mortey 6 Aug 2018 19:01:16 33 posts
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    @lordofthedunce Yeah I have noticed it on Netflix, my brother gets it on his OLED too so I think it is a Netflix thing.
  • nickthegun 6 Aug 2018 19:49:59 74,709 posts
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    I've got a Sonos Beam and a 4k Sony TV. I think it's about as compatible as youre going to get.

    I've got it running with two play 1 surrounds, too, but it sounds great without.

    I posted more detailed impressions in the Sonos thread, if you can be arsed.
  • lordofthedunce 6 Aug 2018 21:40:33 484 posts
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    Cheers for the opinions. I'll check that out, Nick.
  • rocketsndinos 8 Aug 2018 08:32:44 24 posts
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    Does anyone have advice on what models to look for in terms of second hand projectors?
  • mrpon 8 Aug 2018 09:33:28 34,545 posts
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    The same models you would look for full price but second hand? I bought this and use it daily, love it.

    https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/benq-w1070-1
  • Dougs 8 Aug 2018 12:47:19 86,220 posts
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    And don't, whatever you do, go near AVForums. You'll never buy anything. Unless it's from the classifieds.
  • rocketsndinos 10 Aug 2018 02:27:13 24 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    The same models you would look for full price but second hand? I bought this and use it daily, love it.
    Dougs wrote:
    And don't, whatever you do, go near AVForums. You'll never buy anything. Unless it's from the classifieds.
    That was some logical and productive advice, already found some models, and might not even go second hand!
  • shadowdawg 10 Aug 2018 13:34:09 58 posts
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    I got a Sony 5.1 Home Theatre last year and it was my first. The experience has been life changing for me, specially for games. I never want to hear the sound of a TV's speaker ever again.

    The first game I played on it was The Witcher 3 and it was like a completely different audio experience from the first time I played it.
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