Speaker choice and placement plays such a crucial role in achieving the right sound in your room, whether it be for home cinema, gaming, music or anything else. Together with the various left, right, front, back and centre speakers is the "Bass Hero", the subwoofer. The sub is responsible for all those deep, low notes that just cannot be replicated by the other speakers, no matter how many of them you use. When you hear about a 5.1 or 7.1 or 9.1 surround sound set up, the “point one” always refers to the subwoofer, but what does it mean when it talks about "point two"?
Now that Australia has transitioned to digital television, and analogue has been “switched off”, you will notice some digital behaviours that are different from its predecessor. Instead of being trapped in “snow”, you may find your TV reception falling off the “digital cliff”. So what is the “Digital Cliff?”
In a sentimentally popular follow up to the successful 2011 film similarly titled, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sees the original ensemble cast return together with some new faces. Word is that the cast were so keen to work together again, the script had to be developed to include characters which were not originally penned to return.
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 and continues with version 2, that we would like to demystify today... and it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is based upon the comic book by Mark Millar, and depicts a veteran secret agent who leads his young protégé into the world of espionage. Starring Colin Firth as the skilled and stylish agent Harry Hart guiding his young apprentice Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a competitive spy agency and the lengths they go to, to defeat the villain.
With the portability of our devices, we are always using them on the move in the car, on the train or bus, even jogging around the park. How many times have you wanted to listen to your favourite music or need to talk handsfree and you can’t find a pair of earphones anywhere? They have a habit of disappearing, stuffed in a pocket or bag somewhere and only turn up after you need them.
Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) has become a common term used to describe an integrated home theatre audio package, combining a range of components or devices you would need to set up great sound in your own home theatre. Typically a HTIB will not include a television, monitor or projector, but almost everything else you may need. Ideal if you are not technically minded, home theatre in a box means that you don't need a lot of electronic "know-how".
Established in 1997 in California USA by software engineers Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, Netflix began as a subscription based service offering DVD movie rentals. In 1999, they launched an unlimited rental subscription service for a fixed monthly fee. Netflix was available to members in North America, South America and some parts of Europe.