Yamaha has recently unveiled news of their high-fidelity multi-room audio system MusicCast re-entering the scene as a competitor to the popular Sonos range. Bringing back the brand which was originally launched as MusicCAST over 10 years ago, Yamaha is also releasing more than 20 new MusicCast products from small powered speakers, soundbars to AV receivers.
Have you mounted your television on the wall yet? If not, why not? There are great benefits of mounting your television on the wall. Not only will you have more space in the room, but you can also avoid the expense of buying furniture just to sit your television on.
Robert Redford plays author Bill Bryson, who is looking for adventure after living his last 20 years in Britain. With approval from his wife played by Emma Thompson, Bill decides to return to the United States in an attempt to reconnect with his homeland. Hoping to find peace, tranquility and bigger purpose to his life, Bill decides to trek the 2,200 miles of the spectacular Appalachian Trail.
Remember when the coolest thing was your Walkman? Perhaps you had a Discman? Whichever portable music device you or your parents used, the current state of play in portable music has changed. There are so many options available ranging from mp3 players, iPods, mobile phones and tablets, which allow us to bring the party with us in our pockets.
In a classic light-hearted romance comedy, Owen Wilson stars as Arnold Albertson, a Broadway Director whose wife Delta is starring in his latest show A Grecian Evening. Arnold is anything but faithful, and is smitten with an escort named Izzy he has been secretly seeing. Izzy is keen to be a respected actor, but finds herself in a recurring situation where the two facets of her life keep bumping into each other. On the back foot when she turns up at the audition to his play, Arnold reluctantly agrees to casts her in a leading role in the play.
Southpaw: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a boxer living in New York City with his wife Maureen, played by Rachel McAdams and their daughter Leila. Sustaining a serious eye injury during a winning match, Billy agrees with his wife, that he should retire whilst he’s at the top with the World Light Heavyweight Championship.
HDMI pass-through is a function which is pretty handy but many people are unaware what it really does. HDMI pass-through passes a video and audio signal from an HD source such as a Blu-ray player or an HD set top box to your home theatre system via an HDMI cable. The home theatre plays the audio from the HD source through its own speakers and sends just the unaltered video signal to a TV through a second HDMI cable.
If space and budget considerations run a close second to sound quality when choosing a home theatre, then this 2.1-channel package from Onkyo is worth a closer look. Your days of thin sound will be over, with SRS processing technology creating an immersive 3D soundfield using just two speakers—perfect for movies, music, and games. But the real beauty of the system lies in its convenience. For example, the control centre is pre-programmed for use with most TV remote controls. It turns on automatically with your television and responds to volume commands from your TV remote.
Although the new Foxtel boxes and televisions have HDMI, many people still have the Foxtel boxes with component and SCART outputs and televisions with component inputs. If your set up is using component from the Foxtel box, you may be interested in using the SCART output as it is considered to provide a superior picture quality. Unfortunately, getting this set up going is not as simple as taking out your existing red, white & yellow AV cable and plugging in your new SCART to component cable. However, with this SCART to 5RCA cable and by following these steps, you will be good to go!
Just like the advantages of mounting your flat screen TV on the wall, hanging your surround sound speakers is invaluable for any home theatre set up. Whether it is to enhance the acoustics of your room, or keep the kids (or adults!) from knocking your speakers over, we have a speaker bracket to suit.