If you are looking for a superior sound system for your home cinema then a wireless system is something you should investigate. The name really says it all with these types of systems as the main differential is that you can set up your home cinema without the need for bulky wiring. But before you go ahead and invest in one there are a few pros and cons that need to be investigated.

The predominant reason why people love this type of system is the fact that it is wireless. When you are trying to set up your home cinema system it can be very frustrating to be limited by the design layout of your room. In order to achieve the best sound quality, speakers need to be a distance away from each other, however having extension cords and wiring draped around the floor not only looks unsightly and messy it can be a safety hazard. Having a wireless sound system gives you total freedom as to where you can place your furniture to achieve the best effect. The system can also easily and quickly be packed away out of sight if you need to.

The main reason people invest in a sound system is to create a great audio experience and a wireless home cinema is much more likely to give you this. Superior clarity of sound is achieved through the use of bluetooth and infrared which are top of the line technologies that produce a smooth transfer of data to the speakers.

The benefits of a wireless home cinema are huge but like most thing in life there are a drawbacks as well.

One of the things that may put this type of system out of reach for many is the cost. Because of the use of such up to date, state of the art technologies the cost can end up almost double of that of a more standard design that uses wiring attached to the speakers.

A factor that some people may not be aware of is that there can be some interference to the wireless connection and this is generally caused by other wireless things you may have in you house. The interefence can cause the system to generate a poor standard of sound or malfunction althogether. This disadvantage sounds more damaging than it is however as the problem can be fixed by simply taking the other device out of the room or switching the system off and on again.

It is important that you consider all the advantages and disadvantages of a wireless home cinema before you go ahead and purchase one. That way you are guaranteed of making the best decision for you and your family.

Initially, going to the movie halls was the only option people had to enjoy watching movies. But now, things are different. Home cinema systems have made watching movies at home just as much fun as going to movie halls. There are many companies who have launched their home theatre systems. This article provides a comparative analysis of Samsung and LG Home Cinema Systems.

Sales revenue and features

Sony is the most popular brand when it comes to consumer electronics like LCD TV or home theatres. However, its very highly priced. The features and quality of LG and Samsung Home Cinema Systems are comparable as they fall in almost the same price bracket. When you look at the sales revenue, Samsung is presently ahead of LG. Samsung also provides for better and more advanced features as compared to LG home theatre.

Sound output

When we talk of middle price segment(5.1 channel, 300 to 350), both Samsung and LG home cinema systems have their own positives and negatives .In comparison to Samsung, the sound output of LG is better in almost all models available in LG home theatre. The speaker types that can be used with Samsung home cinema system are multimedia and powered. You can also use an extra pair of rear speakers without having to use any cable. The speaker types in LG are also powered but are enabled with surround system.

Other features (same price segment)

MP3 and CD/DVD players are the player components that are common in both LG and Samsung home theatre systems. But there are other player components that are found in LG home cinema system. These are A/V receiver and radio tuner. Samsung home cinema systems can playback only DVD and DVD audio, whereas LG can also play CD, and DVD-R/RW along with DVD. Playback file formats in both Samsung and LG systems are DivX and MP3. Both the home cinema systems have theatre DSP soundfield.

Conclusion

Be it audio quality or other features, all differ from model to model. Some features are better in LG, while Samsung fares better in others. Therefore, it is hard to say which home cinema system is better. It is just a matter of your personal preferences and the money you are ready to shell out to buy your home cinema system. Both LG and Samsung offer good after sales services. Although Samsung truly boasts of a bigger market share, LG scores better because of better speakers and sound quality.

August Bank Holiday Savings Discounts And More At Sound And Vision

This bank holiday weekend visit your local television specialists, Sound and Vision for discounts on the latest flat screen LCD and plasma televisions from manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic, LG, Philips and Sharp. p.

This August bank Holiday weekend discover discounts on a wide range of other home entertainment products like Blu-ray players, DVD recorders, home cinema systems, and Blu-ray home theatre packages. In the Sound and Vision shop there are savings to be made on AV brands like Yamaha, Kef and Onkyo.

Come along to the Sound and vision TV shop in Bolton and have a chat to their sales team about the latest technology on offer. The experts at Sound and Vision will be on hand to explain the latest features to you, including Freeview-HD, freesat-HD, Full HD 1080p televisions and all the great networking facilities of the latest televisions.

If you visit the Sound and Vision Television Shop this weekend you can experience the new generation 3D televisions from Sony and Panasonic. The all new 3D technology has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Footage on screen have a whole new level of depth, they are full of life, colour and detail.

To take advantage of cheap prices on AV and home cinema products, simply log on to the Sound and Vision website or come and visit in store and speak to one of the friendly sales team. Customer travel from all over the UK to the Award winning Sound and Vision Shop so if you are in the area this weekend, or live nearby in Rochdale, Bury, Wigan, Preston a trip in store will definitely be worth it.

The bank holiday opening hours at Sound and Vision are as normal; we will be open all day from 9am till 6pm on Saturday, closed Sunday then open Bank holiday Monday 9am till 6pm. With flexible opening times, you will have plenty of time to call in to the Sound and Vision shop this weekend for a discounted television.

If the Sound and Vision shop is out of your area, then you can still make savings online at www.soundandvision.uk.

For more information and low bank holiday prices on LCD LED and Plasma TVs as well as Home Cinema and Electricals go to Bank Holiday Television Sales or
Bank Holiday Monday Offers

Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

It can be a big decision, investing in home cinema systems, so it’s important to know all the benefits and considerations involved before spending your hard-earned money.

Firstly, home cinema systems are highly convenient. There’s no need to shop around, comparing prices for all the individual parts in this shop and that shop. It all comes in one box, making it a lot easier to ensure you are getting full value-for-money at a reasonable price.

Secondly, there is a huge selection of systems to choose from, with all the big brand names boasting a different offering. Samsung, Sony and Panasonic all offer comprehensive, efficient systems that are designed to be long-lasting, hard-wearing, and provide a high quality audio/visual experience.

The quality of the system is not the only thing to consider – aesthetics are important as well. Luckily, home cinema systems come in all shapes, sizes and colours, making it very easy to find a style and design that matches your lounge, bedroom or dining area – wherever you choose to put it.

Additionally, the remote controls can sometimes be used to control your existing television, meaning you can lose the big pile of ungainly remotes and just keep one, sleek model out on display.

Once you’ve gotten them home, the cinema systems are so easy to set up, you’ll wonder why you didn’t invest in one earlier on in life. They all come with easy-to-follow guidelines and instructions, and all the cables you need should be included – apart from the SCART lead, designed to connect your television to the system, so that should be budgeted for alongside the system.

Lastly, the value you get in purchasing all the components together, in one go, is justification in itself for buying a home cinema system. As the manufacturer produces it all together, the process is cheaper for them, in turn providing you with a significant saving.

Also, as it provides a cinema-like experience, you can avoid costly trips to the movies; instead only paying for the popcorn and drinks. It’s a great way to bring the family together, and whatever model you choose, it will be an investment you enjoy for life.

In the not too distant past, watching a film was a proper social activity, with the only possible way of doing so being to actually go to the cinema. However with the introduction of technology that is constantly being developed, it seemed inevitable that this would not remain the same.

Firstly, there were VCRs, yes that’s right, though they are obsolete now there once was a time when these were the height of technology and allowed consumers to rent, buy or even record films and view them in the comfort of their own homes. Then followed DVD players – these gave us better quality and eliminated the hassle of rewinding and fast forwarding and it was good, but it seemed there were still factors missing if you were to truly replicate the -cinema experience’.

The huge screens provided at the cinema were undeniably an essential factor in the experience, and certainly the TVs available when VCRs were around would have paled in comparison. Not only did the TVs have smaller screens but the speakers were also of poor quality and issues with the screen sizes and aspect ratios also proved to be problematic.

Nevertheless, all of this outdated technology, though left behind, has proved to be an essential stepping-stone for what was to follow, the home cinema. Yes, it seems that now the technology is available, more and more people are opting for the home cinema experience, transforming their living rooms into movie theatres. Watching films at home does seem to have its advantages; for instance, it’s often quieter and more convenient than going to actual theatre. So, what do you need to set up your home cinema system?

1)Though it may seems obvious, a good starting point is a large television. When you see a film in a theatre the screen envelops your field of view, allowing you to become completely emerged in the film. A TV with a big screen will help to imitate this. 2)Having a high quality telly is also essential. At the cinema we are always presented with huge high definition images, the detail and clarity allows for a greater sense of realism. Also, if a large screen provides low quality images it will accentuate the poor quality of the picture. 3)Finally, we come to the sound side of the system. Although it may not seem like it is of great importance, in actual fact a good sound system can really help to bring a film to life. When watching a film at the cinema,, the sound propagates from numerous places. The music, sound effects and dialogue do not just come from the screen but completely surround you. Surround sound and surround panning can really put you -inside’ the movie by creating a 3 dimensional soundscape.

If you’re looking for a new TV to start your home cinema with, why not try looking online for Panasonic LCD TVs and Samsung LCD TVs?

Now available on Satellite TV Pay Per View Cinema, the same day its released on DVD, is the teen comedy 17 Again, starring heartthrob Zac Efron.

In the movie, Efron plays Mike O’Donell, a high school basketball star who seems to have everything a college scholarship, popularity, and a beautiful girlfriend. But all of that changes when his girlfriend Scarlett reveals that shes pregnant. Suddenly all of Mikes aspirations are dashed and we fast forward twenty years later. Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) and Scarlett (Leslie Mann) are separated, and Mike is living with his software genius nerd best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). We also learn that Mikes relationship with his own teenaged children is nonexistent, and his job is at a standstill. Praying for a change after he is passed up for a promotion, Mike meets a mysterious janitor who transforms him back to his glory days and suddenly Mike is 17 (and played by Zac Efron) again.

Posing as a new student named Mark, Mike infiltrates his childrens school and learns things about them that he never knew. He also visits an unsuspecting Scarlett and rediscovers all the things that initially made him fall in love with her. Of course it should come as little surprise to anyone who watches movies that Mike will eventually learn some things about himself that will make him a better husband, a better father, and appreciate life as he never did before.

I saw this movie initially when it was released to theaters in April and I remember thinking Cute, but I could have waited for DVD. Its chock-full of the stereotypes that weve come to expect in these teen comedies (the jock bully, the trio of cheerleader temptresses, the final showdown at the basketball game with that one chance to make the winning basket), but it still works, mostly due to Efrons charms. Now that he is stepping outside of the Disney mold, Efron is proving himself to be much more than just a pretty face. He shows some surprising dramatic chops here (most notably during the speech he gives to a judge in a courtroom at the end) and I think he has a long career ahead of him as an actor in more serious roles. Leslie Mann is somewhat underused, but she is still good here, and I always appreciate seeing her in comedies (she also appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this summer’s Funny People.)

I think Efron fans will be tempted to give this five stars before they even see it, but if other people give it a chance they will see there is a little more than meets the eye in Efrons talent. 17 Again had heart and it wasnt crass, and I think its a movie the whole family can enjoy. Sometimes a little sugary sweetness is actually kind of endearing.

By: Frank Bilotta

With the Cinema 3D range from LG, you can enjoy movie like 3D viewing in the comfort of your own home. >

Offering the latest in 3D technology, enjoy the latest TV and movies in high definition 3D and 2d.

Comfortable & Cost Effective

With Cinema 3D from LG, it’s easy and affordable to enjoy the latest 3D technology within your own home.

LG’s 3D glasses are just like the ones you get at most cinemas – with no batteries required, they don’t need recharging.

They’re also easy to replace, lightweight and provide you, your family and friends with a stunning full HD 3D picture.

With every CINEMA 3D package, you receive a mighty seven pairs of 3D glasses.

If you find you need more – which you may do as soon as your friends hear you have 3D TV in your very own home – fear not, extra pairs of 3D glasses are inexpensive compared to the competitors at only 2 a pair.

Picture Perfect

Your LG 3D monitor provides wider viewing angles meaning you, your friends and family – regardless of position – will all be able to experience the same immersive 3D from anywhere in the room.

SUPER Energy Saving

The Cinema 3D range comes with LG’s SUPER Energy Saving technology.

With this, it is enabled to run on lower power consumption without any image loss.

Not only does this save you energy in the household, but also ultimately save you money on utility bills.

2D to 3D Conversion

Certain 3D monitors available from LG, allow any 2D images to convert into 3D through software provided with your package. 2D to 3D Conversion enables the enjoyment of 3D through any contents.

About the Author: Barry Knightly is a writer and fan of Cinema 3D

August 27, 2021

One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.

Being able to watch movies is always exciting and watching it at the comfort of your home is always an added plus… almost as great as attending the best cinemas. My friends enjoy Hoyts the most. However, browsers generally google around the web to find the exact website that will enable them to watch movies on the web, rather than going to the cinemas.

Of course, most users do not have a clue about how to watch movies online. Actually, the process is rather simple, and erveryone can watch movies from cinemas as long as they have a computer or laptop and a high speed internet connection. Moreover, apart from movies, a film buff can even watch movies trailers online, surf through the categories of Movie titles, check out the hollywood blockbusters, display timings of nearby cinemas and an online database of movie collection. It’s a Pandora’s Box out there with a myriad of sites to watch movies, with greater options than Hoyts cinemas.

When you watch movies online, as opposed to going to any of the huge offering of cinemas (Hoyts, Sky City Event Cinemas etc…), you will experience the same hHoyts hollywood movie on an HD quality picture and dolby surround audio within the comfort of your home by paying just few bucks, (much less than what you pay at the theatres). Moreover, when you register at the cinemas movie portals, you are even served with extra features apart from only the film. You can also watch latest film trailers, hollywood star profiles, make online bookings and access the show timings as well. Even when you book a movie title against a minute payment from a extensive list of categories; you get to read the editorial reviews of that certain movie before purchasing. Thus for everyone it’s definately a win-win scenario and the quality of the film and sound is far ahead than a Blueray.

One of the most important techie issue to watch movies from online cinemas is that there is no need to burn discs, no requirement for streaming video. Rather the process is much easier, where you must register and submit a great value amount, then you get access to the movies to watch. However, to watch movies you do have certain instructions to follow. So here are a copule of the precise instructions which would assist you to watch movies at online cinemas.

o Read the feedback of video-on-demands and give your own impressions.
o Compare the domains and check the navigating and accessibility issues
o Browse the site and select the films you need.
o Find out whether the site is a rental site or not
o Check out the cost of the movies
o Check whether movie player need to be downloaded