Mark Craven

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Mark Craven  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Focal’s latest speaker pack is such an obvious idea I’m surprised I haven’t come across something like it sooner. Take a 5.1 sub/sat system, build in some Dolby-certified upfiring drivers into the L/R speakers, and – as Focal’s French design team no doubt said – voila!

Mark Craven  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

It's safe to say 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day caused a stir when it landed in cinemas, flaunting a massive budget and groundbreaking CGI. The resulting audience stampede saw it challenge box office records, cement James Cameron's status as Hollywood royalty and have it crowned by some as that rarest of things – a sequel superior to its forebear.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
The LG 55SJ850V ticks nearly all the boxes yet costs a mere (in the scheme of things) £1,000. Spend that, and you get a 55in edge-lit 4K LED model, with HDR support including HLG and Dolby Vision, smart tricks including Freeview Play, third-party audio from Harman/Kardon and a neat solution for your living room.
Mark Craven  |  Oct 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Marantz is joining stable-mate Denon and Canadian corp Anthem in releasing an 11-channel AVR. The SR8012, Marantz's new AVR flagship, will hit retailers in December.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Wharfedale has announced its new DX-2 5.1 home cinema speaker package, costing a tempting £450. 

Mark Craven  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Humax has announced its FVP-5000T, the first Freeview Play recorder with three integrated tuners, allowing up to four programmes to be recorded while watching a fifth.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

While for some a living room can easily double up as a home cinema, others crave a private space where they can get away from it all and settle into the serious business of watching movies. And, in this case, blasting aliens, thrashing cars and pretending to be Lionel Messi. 

Mark Craven  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

We're not privy to the reasoning behind Universal's decision to release two Fast & Furious movies on 4K Blu-ray, and not the other five – collectors will be hoping the rest screech around the corner in due course.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Director David Yates earned praise for his handling of the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise, so was surely a shoo-in to helm this spin-off flick, adapted for the screen by original author J.K. Rowling.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Bass is a vital part of the home cinema package. Hefty, heaving, humongous low-frequencies are guaranteed to add scale and impact to a surround sound experience, in a way that crystalline high frequencies or robust dialogue just don't. For some AV enthusiasts, their subwoofer is their favourite toy.

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