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  1. 26 minutes ago, Mr_Orange said:

    This shouldn't be a struggle. If you are using a separate power amp, quite simply, do not pay for more amps in a receiver. Buy a processor. I agree with the above recommendation for Anthem. Either look for a discounted AVM 60, now that is EOL, or sign yourself up for an AVM 70 with your nearest dealer.


    Depends on how many channels you are going to run and how many channels are available in your chosen power amp(s).


    If you want to run 7 channels and use the Rotel you are short by two if you use a processor. Same if you want to run 9 and use the Elektra.....

  2. I have Sigs .v1 (S6, C3, S1) & some Mission Audios for surround backs.


    I also use Elektra for my power amp as it works very well with the Paradigms.

    For the front end I use an older Denon 4311 passing through a Primare Pre32 with HT Bypass.


    The combination of Marantz/Denon + Elektra + Paradigm is very popular and for a reason.

    IMHO Primare + Elektra + Paradigm is absolutely sublime for 2ch........ :wub:

  3. 11 hours ago, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

    Finishes on Thursday, last runs of ‘ ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE’ - a rather disturbing look at the dumbing down of journalism under the stultifying influence of Corporate America. Could not be more timely and a sobering reminder to protect what remains of investigative journalism in this country.


    Off topic but there's a petition started by a former PM out there you can sign on this topic, closes on the 4th of November......

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  4. While it will always depend on your specific speakers I have on the pre side;

    - Denon 4311 (for HT) and Primare Pre32 (for music with HT bypass)

    Running through and older (non-HD) Elektra Theatron

    To a set of Paradigm Sigs.


    This combination is absolutely sublime...... :wub:


    Wood, don't be shy about couriering your Elektra to Arthur, that's what I did (I'm in Sydney too) and perfect during this Covid period.

    I even got him to put it in a new box and packing for the return for a small extra cost as I didn't have the original packaging.....

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  5. On 07/04/2019 at 9:03 AM, betty boop said:

    Ahem ... iron sky was fun ...can we stomach a round two though !!!

    Recently purchased (on special) and watched the sequel........

    It doesn't hold a candle to the first, entirely different, and weaker premise (yes, that's actually possible!).


    Still worth it for a watch if you like the genre, I think my mistake was there wasn't enough alcohol consumed while watching. :hiccup  :ermm:

  6. 1 hour ago, Kaynin said:

    Wasn’t impressed.  I felt no connection between Pitt and TLJ, and the storyline didn’t really do much.  Even the feeling between Pitt and Tyler was flat.  There’s been a few space movies in the past few years, this is about the bottom of them.

    While I wouldn't be as critical I also wasn't that impressed...... I suppose I was hoping for something in the same league as Interstellar or Arrival, while it had the potential it just didn't come through..... :no:


    It felt like Pitt had decided that his character was autistic and that was the role he was going to play.

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  7. 7 hours ago, betty boop said:

    long gone nev with the decline of hd-dvd i moved it on pretty much overnight :D i had the top line one...

    Still got mine*, was one of the first in the country, it still gets a run on occasion when I decide there's a particular movie I want to watch and discover it's in the 'other format' on the shelf, I mean why bother replacing it if it's already HD?......


    A shame you're not in Sydney, you could have given it whirl to see if it was any different!


    * Also still got an EP-10 & an unopened X-Box drive.....

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  8. 13 hours ago, betty boop said:

    thanks franin, definitely will check out with the oppo aswell as really curious with DVD, but in some ways i wish i still had one of the older oppo dvd only players eg the old 983H to see what one of those would do for DVD and its upscaling :D 

    Do you still have your old Toshi HD-DVD EX1?

    That was one of the best upscalers ever made.......

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Meinoz said:

    .....and I cant afford an 85" or bigger OLED. Im guessing a 75" LCD will have to do.

    With everything you have said so far;

    - difficult lighting conditions

    - non-premium (ie. not 4K/UHD) content

    - seating distance

    - let's be honest a very modest offset (the edge of the screen at ~4m is almost directly in front in real terms)


    A 75" LCD is the best solution, particularly a quality unit like the Sony X95. (you could compare the Samsung Q series for a more expensive option if you want)


    IMHO you are unlikely to see enough benefit from the significant extra cost of going OLED in that size range unless you plan on making changes to the light control of the environment and dramatically increasing the amount of 4K/UHD you watch that you still won't be able to resolve at that distance anyway......

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