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Mark Craven  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new DMP-UB700 Ultra HD Blu-ray player that will slot into to its lineup alongside the existing DMP-UB900, giving 4K home cinema fans a greater choice when it comes to a new deck.

Team HCC  |  Aug 25, 2016  |  0 comments

British audio brand Orbitsound has added another soundbar to its product lineup in the shape of the Orbitsound BAR A60. Selling for £400, it will be available exclusively from Currys PC World.

Team HCC  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has revealed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit 3D Blu-ray in the UK on October 31. However, in a move sure to anger some franchise fans, the upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray will also feature several exclusive bonus features, including a chat track by J.J. Abrams. This means some will feel they have to double-dip even if they don't want the 3D version.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  0 comments

JVC has released a video (below) as a teaser for a new D-ILA projector that will launch at this year's IFA technology show. Described by the brand as a 'High-end 4K D-ILA BLUEscent projector', we're told it will be a native (rather than e-Shift) 4K/Ultra HD model using a laser light source. No word yet on pricing, specifications or eventual availability, but consider us excited...

Steve May  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Yamaha has unveiled two new ultra-compact additions to its MusicCast audio range which it believes could transform the way you listen to TV.

Team HCC  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #263 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Luxury TV company Loewe is widening the choice for those seeking an OLED TV with the launch of its Bild 7, a 4K/Ultra HD OLED screen with support for both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision content.

Mark Craven  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Sky has finally announced details of the first wave of 4K programming that will be supported by its new Sky Q Silver hardware, with an August 13 launch date – the same day as the start of the new Premier League football season.

Team HCC  |  Jul 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #262 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  0 comments

LCD projector specialist Epson has announced three new models to launch this September that will support playback of HDR and Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. 

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  0 comments

When I sat down to watch the Blu-ray review copy of the hit DreamWorks animated feature Kung Fu Panda 3 at the weekend, it didn't take long to realise that something about the audio sounded a little 'off'. A quick look at the disc's Set-Up sub-menu revealed the problem – the only English language track available (as with the multiude of other language tracks) was presented as 'lossy' DTS 5.1! Which seemed rather strange given that the previous two Kung Fu Panda films had been chanpioned for the dynamic lossless multichannel soundtracks that accompanied them on Blu-ray.

Team HCC  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #261 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Apr 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced its first wave of Ultra HD Blu-ray releases for the UK. As expected, the titles in question are the same as those the studio released in the US at the end of February and include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, The Pineapple Express and The Smurfs 2. The discs go on sale in the UK on May 23.

Team HCC  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day on Ultra HD Blu-ray in the US on June 7. The three-disc set (1x Ultra HD Blu-ray, 2x Blu-rays) promises newly restored 4K presentations of both the original theatrical cut and the extended cut of the film, plus an all-new half-hour documentary entitled Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward. As yet, there is no UK release date.

Team HCC  |  Apr 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony has announced that it is releasing a new firmware update for its VPL-VW320ES 4K home cinema projector that makes it capable of handling High Dynamic Range content. The upgrade makes the VPL-VW320ES the third Sony home cinema projector to support the 4K HDR format, alongside the VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW520ES.