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  • TV vs. Projector. Which is Best for You?

    Deciding on whether to install a projector or a TV in their home cinema is a question most audio/video enthusiasts have asked themselves at one time or another. Buying a high quality, large screen TV would seem to be the easiest option of the two, but that's not necessarily true. In this article, we'll be looking at why you might want to consider a projector over a TV, but before we start, it is important to remember that projectors and TV's serve different purposes and that there are pros and cons to both.

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  • 10 Greatest Directors of Modern Cinema

     

     

    Movie directors are arguably the most crucial members of the film-making team. They are the ones who visualised the whole project and they are the ones who captured it on camera. Today we are looking at the greatest 10 modern film directors. Directors who are are behind some of the best films ever made. We've restricted our list to directors who have found mega critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990's and beyond, though their success doesn't have to be limited to this period. We've based our choices on a mixture of the director's popularity and talent, but to avoid any arguments among ardent film fans, the list is not in any particular order. All good? Then let's get started.

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  • Why the Next Hollywood Crash is Unavoidable

     

     

    Most people, even people who don't follow movies that closely, have noticed some kind of shift in the film industry lately. But most people can't describe what it is. Some will say there is an over abundance of blockbusters, but such films have been making Hollywood large chunks of money over the last few decades. The problem is actually a bit more subtle to the casual movie goer, but pretty staggering to those involved in the film industry.

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  • 10 Best British Actresses

     

    Here in the UK, we might have only one Queen to rule the country, but we have plenty more to rule the silver screen. Which is why we've put together our Top 10 list of the UK's best actresses. The list is not restricted to a specific era, which means that pretty much every great British female actor who has gained critical acclaim and international popularity was eligible for a place. Oh and, to avoid arguments, it's in no particular order.

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  • Our Pick of the UK's Best Music and Movie Blogs

    Blogs are a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news and developments in the film and music industries. But a quick search on the Internet reveals literally thousands of pages all dedicated to just those two topics. To make things easier, we've put together this handy list of the UK's 10 best music and movie blogs, so you can spend more time reading and less time trawling the world wide web. We'll begin with film.

     

     

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  • Top Ten British Actors of All Time

     

     

    There are reasons why we are called Great Britain, and the following are ten of the very best. We're counting down our picks for the Top Ten actors from the United Kingdom. We're talking about homegrown male actors who have garnered international fame and success, and these are the greatest of all time so there are no era-specific boundaries.

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  • A First-Time-Buyer’s Guide to Home Theatre Systems

     

    Buying your first Home Theatre System can be a tough task. The choice of devices and systems alone can be overwhelming for anyone just starting out in the world of home entertainment. Which is why we’ve put together this handy buyer’s guide. It will cover everything a newbie video/audiophile needs to know before actually parting with their hard earned cash. So if you’re thinking about getting your first Home Theatre System, read this and you’ll be able to make an informed purchase decision.

     

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  • The Top Ten Shows of BBC TV

     

     

    The British Broadcasting Corporation is the world’s oldest broadcasting organisation and over the years it has created some iconic television shows, many of which have become standard favourites in almost every country on the planet. We’ve put together a list of the Top Ten television programmes with no criteria limitations in terms of genre or era--just as long as the show was first aired on the BBC and not ITV or any other channel.

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  • The 10 Most Anticipated Hollywood Blockbusters of 2017

     

     

     

    2016 was a huge year for films. We had Captain America Civil War, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, The Secret Life of Pets, Batman vs Superman, Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And we're not even mentioning Suicide Squad and Rogue One. But now it’s time to get even more excited about the future. Here is a list of the Top 10 biggest films coming out of Hollywood in 2017.

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  • HDR10 or Dolby Vision

    What’s the Difference?

    Which is Better?

     

    The world of television has already undergone the transition from Full HD to 4K UHD. The next big event on the home viewing horizon will be the arrival of HDR (High Dynamic Range). And because we’re talking new technology, consumers can fully expect to be confused by the different HDR TV formats they’ll have to choose from. If you can recall the battles between VHS vs Betamax and DVD vs Laserdisc, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Now the arena has been cleared for two new opponents. Say hello to Dolby Vision and HDR10. Which is which and what does what? We’ll come to that. But first, let’s take a look at the basics:

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