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Mark Craven  |  Jul 11, 2018  |  0 comments

JBL's Bar 5.1 aims to bridge the gap between the soundbar norm and a multichannel setup, by the addition of wireless surround speakers that unclip from the main enclosure. The idea being that you can bring these out for movie night, and reattach them to the 'bar afterwards. 

Mark Craven  |  Jul 09, 2018  |  0 comments

With the UBP-X700, Sony has added a new player to its Ultra HD Blu-ray stable that promises some improved functionality overs its predecessors, yet cuts other corners to hit a new, mass market price point.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Able to cast a 100in image from a distance of just 30cm, Optoma's HZ40UST projector has an eye on media rooms and living spaces where cable runs and ceiling installations are a no-go.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 13, 2018  |  0 comments

UK film fans eager to sample the Dolby Cinema experience can rejoice – Dolby and Odeon have today confirmed plans for seven sites to 'open nationwide over the next several years.'

Mark Craven  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Onkyo has announced a pair of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X AV receivers with THX certification, multiroom smarts and up-to-the-minute connectivity.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Dug out of a basement in a London property, the first domestic IMAX cinema in Europe is certainly one of UK installer Cornflake's most prestigious projects. Built around the cinema company's Theatre Palais specification (there's an even more premium flavour for larger setups), it uses its custom projection and surround sound speaker/amp technologies to provide a state-of-the-art movie-watching experience.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Westworld stretches the term 'original series', as for this sci-fi Western HBO has simply reimagined the 1973 Michael Crichton flick of the same name. Yet it's successfully taken that film's premise (a Wild West-themed 'park' populated with androids), flipped it so the audience focus is mainly on the A.I. rather than attendees, and expanded it into a layered narrative spanning this first 10-episode season and at least a second run due to air in 2018. Even if the Yul Brynner movie didn't float your boat, this is worth a watch.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Optoma is refreshing its 4K projector lineup with the UHD51, an HDR-capable 4K DLP model that also supports 3D Blu-ray playback.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Sky has announced that its pay-per-view broadcast of Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight unification bout against Joseph Parker will be available in 4K.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

The owner of this cinema room has an extra reason to love it – last year it was crowned Best Home Cinema in the £40,000-£100,000 category in the CEDIA Awards. Completed by London/south coast-based pro outfit Pyramid AV, it features native 4K projection and a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos speaker configuration.

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