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  1. I've found that Audyssey often sets my subs about 3dB lower than my preference, but never had to goose it that much. What AVR are you using? How many sweeps did you do? (more usually means greater accuracy) Did you have some extraneous noise when you ran it? (this can stuff it up completely)
  2. The Pioneer's manual tweaking options are much more limited than some other brands. To go beyond that you're looking at room treatments and/or an external EQ correction product. TBH, I'd have doubts that any current AVRs would have a 10 year life if you're using MTBF as a measure.
  3. You may want to ask one of the Moderators to move this to the Stereo classifieds.
  4. Convergence is just the alignment of the RGB sub-pixels that make up each pixel. You will nearly always see some mis-convergence - so long as it doesn't exceed one pixel. Modern projectors have adjustments to "fix" convergence through image processing (not actually aligning the panels) - there are differing views on whether to use these (I do). You will still notice the better contrast of the JVC - whether it's worth the price difference is up to you.
  5. If you're watching UHD discs, the JVC's dynamic tone mapping is a big step up. The Epson's lens is very sharp while JVC's can be variable in quality. If buying a JVC I suggest you agree with the retailer beforehand that they will assist in a return if the lens is substandard. For all 3 panel projectors (e.g. the Epson and JVC) you should also agree with the retailer beforehand that they will assist with a return if the convergence is poor. Projectors are delicate and rough handling in transit can play havoc on convergence.
  6. The main limitation with the LX304, like other recent Pioneer AVRs, is that the room correction (MCACC) is quite basic, as they didn't want to add the cost of a second processor. However, next year's Pioneer AVRs will reportedly add Dirac Live room correction and make them much more competitive with other brands.
  7. Sounds like there will be some serious, sharply-priced competition to existing products, whether you're looking up-market like Trinnov or mainstream like Marantz.
  8. OK, the C8 should be able to show off DV's advantages - probably best to use a dark movie of an evening to demonstrate the difference.
  9. The cable you linked to is only 18Gps rated, so not suited to 8K, but fine for 4K@60Hz, which is all you need. However, it's also copper rather fibre optic and tight bends are likely to degrade performance. I recommend a 10m Ruipro fibre optic cable for $249. Use the discount code RUI10 should get you 10% off. Note, do not use traditional wall plates with joins for 4K - it needs to be one continuous cable length - if you need a wall plate use a brush style plate (you might have to shop around if you want a black one).
  10. You'll need to factor in a new HDMI cable from the AVR to projector for 4K material. It may be easier to put the AVR etc at the rear of the room to make cable installation simpler. When installing HDMI cables in walls/ceiling avoid sharp turns - this can cause the cable to lose bandwidth (especially copper cables). A good sparkie will be able to install speaker cables in a two storey house, but may need to make some small plaster cut-outs or remove skirting boards and use a router to slot the back of them for the cable. Ensure your projector is securely mounted. Do not
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