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Helios - Blu Ray review

Helios - BR review

Just watched this, and I have mixed thoughts about this show..

First the positives:
On one hand, it has a remarkable Atmos soundtrack that is every bit a demo disc for any home. Even if you don't speak the lingo, it is quite solid and will serve you well to impress your guests. Good clear dialogue, effective use of surrounds, and fantastic Foley effects coming from numerous channels. Bass to enhance the mood, you name it, it has it.

How about the movie then?
Well, that's where the "but" begins...

There is more than decent acting, and you get some of the top names from China, HKG, Korea etc all mixed into this rather convoluted plot. There are more twist and turns then Elvis on a hot tin roof.. the actors really get into it, and you also get plenty of eye candy, action and suspense, but after a while, the plot becomes too complicated for it's own good.
It also tries to flirt with edgy, contemporary issues, like Snowdon, the Chinese rule o…

Marantz SR7010 Review

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Marantz SR 7010 Review
Associated equipment: My setup: http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2015/10/my-setup-october-2015.html
PS64D8000FM Samsung plasma TV Marantz PM 11S3 : 2 channel stereo amp with HTbypass and 100W per channel driving the front pair of 804D  ( B&W 804D review) & amp :(Marantz PM 11 S3 review) Oppo BR player BDP 105 as CD transport and HT source (Oppo BD 105 review) Rotel RMB 1585 – 200w X 5 driving the centre, side and back surrounds. Marantz NA11S1 as a DAC and network player Apple TV (Gen 1) X 2 for music and photos HTM4s centre, Radius 90HD for front height B&W 805s for rear back Monitor Audio RXFX in dipole mode for side surrounds JL Audio E112 (two units)located at right front and rear left Anthony Gallo A'Diva for ceiling Atmos placement and "Voice of God" placement