ABC on VAST is not simulcasting HD and SD like terrestrial. ABC HD exists on channels 2 and 21 (not 20), with interstate ABC HD's taking the same channel number positions as the previous SD services.
All ABC and SBS remote terrestrial retransmission sites (ie SC Central, Imparja, GWN7 and WIN-fed sites) are still fed by Optus D1. This is why ABC is not bothering with simulcasting and SBS is not bothering with timezone separated versions of Food Network and will more than likely remove the SBS SD simulcasts in the future (they've already removed SBS Tas SD).
Our new house is being built now, and has a dedicated 4.4m x 5.4m theatre with 9.5ft ceiling height, and a 1.8m deep 8" tall rear riser across the back for the back row of viewers.
I am looking for recommendations on:
- the speakers (7 identical speakers ideally, plus 4 atmos/ceiling/wall)
- the subwoofer (deep and clean and moving plenty of air)
- the receiver / amp
Full disclosure: My previous home had a JVC D-ILA X70R projector with 130" Oz Theatre Screen, YAMAHA RXV 3800 7.1 Receiver, Energy Floorstanding mains and Energy Center, Aaron bookshelf surrounds, and two custom 12" Shiva sealed subs actually built by Crabra, a member on these forums, powered by a Behringer 1000 watt RMS x 2 pro amp. It was a fantastic system.
I am looking for this new system to eclipse my old one in every way.
I was initially looking at the KRIX Semi-professional in-room series. The SX range I believe it is. 7 x floor standing two-way speakers and one or two of their 18" subs. But it turns out their subs are physically too tall for my room and would encroach on the lower portion of my screen.
So now I am back on the research and recommendation front for speakers.
Only tonight I have read great things about "POWER SOUND AUDIO" subwoofers. Their dual sealed 18" model (3600i) model looks pretty neat. Can we get them in Australia? Anyone heard one?
I was looking at the current top of the line YAMAHA Aventage Receiver, or the separate pre-amp and 11 channel amp (which would be perfect for powering all 7 plus the 4 x atmos channels).
Projector I was actually considering a SONY 4K instead of a JVC purely because JVC STILL don't offer a prosumer native 4K projector, unless I am out of the loop? Not counting their insane laser-lit model either, that's too expensive.
Screen will likely be another from Oz Theatre Screens at 120 - 130 inches 16 x 9 ratio.
I am more than willing to move away from Yamaha for the processing if there's something better within scope of budget.
Any advice or recommendations are greatly appreciated,
I've seen this posted elsewhere and have been amused by what the AFL has done as well, it's almost like they aren't even aware that this IS an issue among customers and that they will cancel their subscription because it basically looks crap
But, I've got a phone, so all good