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  1. Projector Series: What is Contrast Ratio?

    Contrast Ratio is an important figure to take into account when looking for your new projector. Along with the ANSI Lumens, the contrast of the picture is one of the more noticeable specifications.The ratio explains the level of intensity between the whitest white and the blackest black of the image. The figure represents some light output for white divided by some light output for black.

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  2. 3D using a non-3D receiver

    Option 1: Purchase a 3D Blu-ray player that has 2 HDMI outputs. Connect one HDMI output to the 3D TV for the video, and another into the non-3D receiver for the audio. This is reliant on your receiver having HDMI inputs which can use the audio signal in the HDMI connection. This should allow you to play surround sound used by both Blu-ray & DVD. (See Below)

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  3. What is a MIDI cable used for?

    An interesting thing about MIDI cables is that during playback, the cable will send the signal back to the instrument, which then reproduces the recorded or stored sound, rather than sending the signal to an external speaker for sound reproduction. Once recorded, MIDI data can also be edited before playback.

    The MIDI connector is circular and contains 5 pins arranged in a semi-circle. Only 2 of the

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  4. Oricom UHF180 CB Radio

    Simple to install and easy to operate, the Oricom UHF180 CB Radio is ideal for heavy duty applications. Including 80 Channels this unit has a convenient remote head unit that is so trim that it can easily be attached to the most cluttered dashboard. Its’ compact transceiver is robust and can be easily installed in tight spaces. The external heat-sink cools quickly, ensuring the radio maintains the highest possible output power. Ultra compact remote head and transceiver Offers greater flexibility for easy installation. 80 CHANNEL READY* Allows you to choose from 80 transmission frequencies (38 voice) to transmit or receive messages. 5 Watt Maximum

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  5. Ethernet over HDMI Explained

    Most people who have AV equipment have heard of HDMI. It’s a common acronym that has permanently become part of our vocabulary. This doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone understands the true capabilities of the clever cable that connects their numerous devices. HDMI has had plenty of version numbers, but it’s the Ethernet over HDMI (also known as HDMI Ethernet Channel) which was launched with version 1.4 that we would like to demystify today... and it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

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  6. Projector Series: What are Lumens?

    Purchasing a projector for your home theatre can be a very exciting but daunting experience. Just reading through the specifications with all the numbers and abbreviations can make your head spin. Over the coming weeks, we hope to be able to explain some of the terminology used, so you will know what to look for when taking the big step to becoming a projector owner or upgrading your old projector.

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  7. What is the "Sweet Spot" & Where can I find it?

    Speaker manufacturers, audiophiles and recording engineers will often use the term "sweet spot" to describe an aspect of the audio set up. It sometimes gives the impression that there is some magical element that is difficult to achieve, or that someone must work very hard to find it. So what is the “Sweet Spot”, and where can I find it?

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  8. The Wolf of Wall Street - In Cinemas Now

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, based on true events in the 80’s, The Wolf of Wall Street sees Leonardo DiCaprio depict Long Island stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From his humble beginnings as the son of two accountants, Jordan starts work as a broker and meets his fast talking boss Mark Hanna, played by Mathew McConaughey. Hanna explains that his reason for going into stocks was for the “hookers and blow". Jordan’s first day with his broker’s licence happens to fall on Black Monday October 19, 1987 where he witnesses the catastrophic stock market crash and immediately loses his job.

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  9. KRIX Phoenix Mk2 Wins "Best Stereo Speakers Under $2000"

    A Huge congratulations goes to Krix for winning the “Stereo Speakers of the Year Under $2000” award from Sound+Image magazine. "The Phoenix have risen from the ashes of what was unquestionably Krix’s most awarded and respected loudspeaker, the Lyrix / Lyrix Gold. Tonal depth, imaging and balanced musicality are highlights in this slim floorstanding design. Involve yourself in the experience of sound with the Phoenix."

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  10. When Should I "Retune" my TV?

    As part of Australia’s big switch from analogue to digital, some television channels will be changing their frequency as the final step in the move to digital only TV. This means that in order to ensure you continue to receive all the free to air stations you are currently viewing, you will need to retune your television. If you are watching your TV via an antenna and you don’t retune, you’ll notice some stations may have disappeared. So when and how do you do this?

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