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    • After the recent FW update, I took the opportunity to re-do the calibration. Wrote my thoughts on how to do this here:   http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2016/07/things-to-look-out-for-when-doing-your.html
    • Such a large space will have lots of echoing.  Ideally, you should have sound treatment, perhaps partitioning off the room, but given it is a multi purpose space, I suspect that this is not possible. You will then need as much soft furnishings as possible, sofas, cushions, curtains etc to reduce the echoing. It sounds like you prefer music, so agree with Eli's suggestion to go 2 channel with full range speakers. You could add a sub, but most 2 channel amps do not cater for them (you will need to tinker).  If however you prefer to go 5 channel with an AVR and still want decent music, then, budget permitting, suggest Anthem (please see this thread, refers to old models but relevant).  I had a large (though not as big as yours!) room with no curtains, limited carpet sofas and Anthem's ARC (room correction) managed a decent job.  For bass, again, Eli's suggestion of more than 1 sub is the way to go.  However, if you can only afford 1 sub, tucking it to a corner will help.
    • This gets me every time     Inside Joke - Kimmel always advertises Matt Damon as one of the guests on his show - but will keep bumping him from appearing because they've run out of time.     
    • I don't usually watch Channel 7 but with the Olympics coming up thought I'd check it out today, all channels that they broadcast. The reception was dreadful with pixelation and sometimes even said "no signal" All the other Perth channels both SD and HD are fine with 10/10 quality and signal strength. Channel 7 issues on both TVs in the house so not TVs at fault. I have F connected high quality cabling installed with a masthead amp. If I turn the gain down on the masthead amp Channel 7 just disappears totally, so a weak signal from Ch7 seems to be the issue.  I am in Edgewater, fairly low down on the Lake Joondalup side and probably do not have LOS to Bickley but it is ONLY Channel 7 channels that I have issues with. Any ideas ?  
    • When they decide to charge extra for HEVC decoders in new iq boxes  A lot of older tv's that havent got one .. Maybe they will just do 1080p HEVC as mentioned below to save bandwidth . Cant wait for them to try and implement phase 2 with higher frame rates http://advanced-television.com/2014/07/04/dvb-approves-uhdtv-hevc-delivery-profile/