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Mark Craven  |  Apr 16, 2017  |  0 comments

...where even the poor Easter Bunny snuffs it.

Team HCC  |  Mar 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #271 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #270 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #269 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony has expanded its range of ultra-short-throw projectors with the 4K and HDR capable VPL-VZ1000ES, announced today at CES 2017.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony will join Panasonic and LG in the OLED TV market later this year with a new Bravia OLED series, known as the A1, that will support Dolby Vision. There will be 77in, 65in and 55in versions available.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Dolby has announced that three Hollywood studios – Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Warner Bros – have pledged to release movies mastered in Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-ray, news that is sure to excite and annoy AV hedz in equal measure. Dolby Vision is an optional HDR standard of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and employs dynamic metadata to manage the HDR performance of your display. The HDR 10 standard, which is mandatory for Ultra HD Blu-ray, uses less advanced static metadata. Content is mastered at 12-bit, and at greater nit levels. Dolby Vision is also the preferred mastering HDR format amongst Hollywood studios, due to accomplished authoring tools and the ease with which an HDR 10 version can then be outputted. All groovy then? Not quite. Firstly, Dolby Vision support is limited amongst 4K TVs, with only some LG sets on the market currently supporting it. Sony has announced forthcoming models at this year's CES, but both Samsung and Panasonic remain uncommitted.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

The UK's video entertainment market has finally shifted towards digital as new figures show streaming and renting overtook physical ownership in 2016.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new Ultra HD OLED TV that will be on sale later this year, offering support for HDR 10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR, and incorporating a Technics-tuned soundbar.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is launching a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar as well as two other TV audio boosters, bringing it upto speed with a growing category that already includes models from Yamaha, Samsung and Philips.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is refreshing its OLED TV lineup in 2017 to include 10 separate models, and – in a world's first – introducing Dolby Atmos support via upfiring speaker drivers. 

Team HCC  |  Dec 25, 2016  |  0 comments

 

Ever wanted to hear Chewbacca sing a Christmas carol? Well, now you can...

Team HCC  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #268 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Dec 21, 2016  |  0 comments

GoodFellas, Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster flick, is returning to cinemas across the UK in January, utilising a new 4K restoration reissued as part of the BFI's season focusing on the director. Screenings will take place on Sunday January 22nd and Thursday January 26th at Vue cinemas, including Basingstoke Festival Place, Bristol Cribbs, Camberley, Cheshire Oaks, Croydon Grants, Dublin, Edinburgh Omni, Exeter, Finchley Road, Islington, Leamington Spa, Leeds Light, Manchester Red, Newcastle UL, Norwich, Oxford, Piccadilly, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Staines, Star City, Swansea, Watford, Westfield, Westfield Stratford and York. Tickets are available to buy now at www.myvue.com. The movie, which cast Ray Liotta as Irish-American hoodlum Henry Hill and followed his 30-year involvement with the mafia, has also recently been released on Ultra HD Blu-ray.  

Team HCC  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments
Now TV Smart Box

We've been besotted with Now TV's low-cost, flexible approach to TV streaming since it first launched in 2013; new this year is a slightly bigger box that adds an extra layer of functionality while still keeping the price tag sensible (£40). So what is the new trick, exactly? A digital TV tuner. Not 4K playback, then, but it does make the Now TV hardware all-encompassing when it comes to telly content, integrating PPV Sky (movies, sport, entertainment and kids bundles) with terrestrial catchup and live TV (with pause/rewind function). Not to mention the plethora of other apps and media playback skills on offer.  www.nowtv.com

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