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Mark Craven  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Discs outsold digital in the UK last year, according to the latest figures released by BASE (the British Association for Screen Entertainment). However, the margin is small enough (52 per cent versus 48 per cent) to suggest the tipping point could be reached in 2016.

Team HCC  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Samsung's debut Ultra HD Blu-ray player – the UBD-K8500 – is available to buy online and in UK stores from today according to the Korean corp.    The deck, which supports 4K HDR playback as well as the usual CD, DVD and BD formats, retails for around £230. Stockists are said to include Currys, John Lewis, Richer Sounds and Samsung.com.

Team HCC  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the latest Hollywood major to commit to Ultra HD Blu-ray. Speaking to Variety, the studio confirmed that it will be releasing upcoming blockbusters The Huntsman: Winter's War, Jason Bourne and Warcraft: The Beginning (pictured) on the 4K disc format later this year, as well as recent hits Everest, Lucy and Lone Survivor. A selection of IMAX films are also scheduled for release.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 19, 2016  |  0 comments

In 'didn't see this coming news', Tobe Hooper's horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is to get a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, bolstered by an Auro-3D 13.1-channel soundmix.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Ruark has announced that it has given its multifunctional R7 sound system a sonic tuneup, claiming improvements to stereo imaging and integration. Working to ramp up the audio performance of its 'radiogram', the British audio brand has made tweaks to the crossovers and Class A/B amplifier stage. 

Mark Craven  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Sky has today announced it has bagged the rights to forthcoming 4K UHD movies from Sony Pictures a year ahead of any subscription services (such as Netflix), suggesting the likes of Ghostbusters (pictured) and Dan Brown's Inferno could find their way onto a yet-to-be launched 4K movies channel.

Team HCC  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

As the UK prepares for a summer of sport including Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics, Optoma has announced a pair of new HD Ready projectors priced to tempt those considering a bigscreen upgrade.

Steve May  |  Apr 17, 2016  |  0 comments

The science of home cinema design is complex at the best of times. Calculating the relationship between room acoustics, speaker dispersion, screen gain and projection is notoriously difficult to master and usually left to high-end installers to work out. But now an entire room can be automatically designed, specified and rendered thanks to an ingenious new software package called The Cinema Designer. 

Steve May  |  Apr 16, 2016  |  0 comments

The home entertainment market is experiencing its biggest shift in a decade, according to analyst GfK. Speaking at an annual conference of UK hi-fi trade body The Clarity Alliance, it said the move from conventional AV separates to soundbars and multiroom is reshaping consumer electronics. 

Team HCC  |  Apr 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Samsung will launch TVs in 2017 that incorporate Dolby's new Dolby AC-4 audio technology. 

Team HCC  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #259 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that The X-Files: The Event Series is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on June 13. Screened earlier this year on Channel 5, the six-episode miniseries saw FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) pick up where they left off almost 14 years ago, continuing their investigation into all things weird and wonderful.

Team HCC  |  Apr 12, 2016  |  0 comments

The Criterion Collection has spilled the beans on what collectors can expect from its second wave of UK Blu-rays. Following on from its intial UK slate of six hi-def platters, the label is giving counterculture blockbuster Easy Rider (1969), classic film noir In a Lonely Place (1950) and Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece L'avventura (1960) the deluxe treatment in May.

Team HCC  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Four years after Spielberg's original made its Blu-ray debut, Universal has confirmed that it will finally be releasing Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge in HD this Summer.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony has confirmed details of its new VPL-HW45ES Full HD projector, which will go on sale in May for around £2,000 and replace the VPL-HW40ES in its SXRD projector stable.

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