Are you an audio Objectivist or Subjectivist? Many of us here probably have stories of the days when we were hi-fi 'Subjectivists'. There were days when I bought into the whole perfect sound philosophy. Several friends and I used to share our ideas and we tried everything to … [Read more...] about Should You Trust the Pros or Your Own Ears?
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You have heard about the wonders of HDTV, but maybe you are confused by all the new terms and statistics. In this article we cut through the complexity of HDTV and give you a simple introduction. First, we take a quick look at analog TV technology. Then we will explain what HDTV … [Read more...] about HDTV Basics Explained
So you've got your brand new flatscreen LCD or plasma TV home from the shop: you excitedly remove it from its packaging, and start revelling in its delivery of the characters and colours of a favourite DVD movie. But are you getting the best out of your new set? Unless you've … [Read more...] about Improve your TV’s performance
Lack of sockets on TVs is a common problem. For several years the best picture quality was via component video or RGB Scart but you'd often find only one compatible TV input for each, if at all. Manufacturers gradually increased the number of RGB-ready Scarts to two, three or … [Read more...] about HDMI switch boxes
Ask the average guy in the street what makes a home theater a home theater and you're likely to hear one of two answers: "A honkin' big screen" or "Five (or six or seven) speakers." It would be hard to argue with either answer, because a great picture … [Read more...] about Shopping for Gear: Receivers vs. Separates