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4 reasons why you should have a Movie Server

#1 VIDEO QUALITY
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Blu-ray™ has a capacity of 40 Mb per second, Amazon® is around 12, Netflix® around 7. This compression will degrade video quality. Fusion does a bit-for-bit copy so you lose none of the picture quality. This is especially important, as video is upsampled to 4K for most of today’s TVs!
 
#2 SOUND QUALITY
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Dolby Atmos™, DTS X™, Dolby TrueHD™, and DTS-HD™ are all available on Blu-ray. None are available via streaming services. You have amazing speakers and AV receivers—make the most of them.
 
#3 CHOICE
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Of the top 20 movies of 2014 (as rated by IMDB), only three are available on streaming Netflix, but all 20 are available in either DVD or Blu-ray!

 
#4 CONTROL4 INTEGRATION
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With the latest OS 2.8 software release, the user experience for movies now features:
• A new grid view that showcases high-resolution cover art for an improved browsing experience
• A new details view that displays rich metadata
• All-new search feature that's the perfect way to find the right album or movie

Introduction to Dolby Atmos

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An immersive cinema experience is never too far away with Dolby’s new Atmos sound system. What sets Dolby Atmos apart from other premium sound systems is that it is built upon a brand new sound technology that reproduces the sound of individual objects instead of ‘mixing’ them in conventional channels.

Sound engineers have, for quite awhile, been restricted to just a few channels when putting together tracks. This means what we usually hear in a song or a movie scene isn’t exactly what the artists wanted to convey.

Dolby Atmos removes this constraint by producing a sound format that’s based on objects instead of channels. Sounds such as a helicopter hovering overhead is reproduced as its own ‘audio object.’ Meaning, the sound of a speeding car below won’t get mixed in, giving you the full experience of the scene as intended by the director.

When you think of sound, we think of it as a being multidimensional. That is, it moves around, above and below us. So it is crucial that sound artists and producers have means of painting a scene that we can all relate to, which they do now with Dolby Atmos.

Although the new object-based sound format is quite revolutionary, it does not mean that users will have to compromise if the entertainment mediums do not support it. The sound system is backward compatible with conventional stereo and 5.1/7.1-channel sounds.

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Additionally, Dolby Atmos can scale down the object-based sound experience to fit the needs of headphone users. By combining Dolby Atmos with advance on-the-go technology that relies on things such as outer ear and shoulder cues, headphone users can, too, experience just as much magic as they would in a full-scale home cinema system.

TruAudio Slim H20 Weatherproof Soundbar

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SLIM-H2O is designed specifically for outdoor environments. The SLIM-H2O sports 3 channels of 6 sealed and very active 3.5" drivers, impenetrable air chambers, and 2 zinc powder-coated grills. Every bit of hardware has been replaced with UV grade plastic and paint, galvanized or stainless steel; even the end caps and mounting brackets have been reworked to keep H2O away while great sound just keeps pouring out.
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Cambridge Audio Azur 551R 7.1 HDMI AV Receiver - Control4 Certified

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An AV Receiver that sounds like a hifi!
As TVs become impossibly thin - and sound quality gets even leaner - there's never been a better time for a home theatre system that sounds sensational but is also simple to use.

Music is at the heart of Cambridge Audio and this all new AV Receiver is designed to deliver sound that's in every way as epic as the picture quality from your movies, music and TV shows.

So, as well as all the latest processing features you'd expect, the 551R's ability to reproduce music with incredible richness and authority really separates it from the herd.

A staggering 110 Watts of power is achieved by combining Cambridge Audio's audio design expertise and the choicest selection of audiophile components.

From an all-metal and surprisingly compact design, the 551R features a multitude of connections and is guaranteed to revolutionize the audio potential of Blu-ray players, video streamers, satellite boxes, iPod docks, games consoles and of course hi-fi source components.

Like our entire range, the 551R was created at Cambridge Audio's Research and Development Centre on London's Southbank by a team with an uncontested passion for making music sound sensational!

Control4 Key Driver Features:
• 2-Way RS-232 Driver
• Supports Control4 OS versions 2.0 and above
• Control of AM/FM Tuner also available
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