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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.

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. 

Mark Craven  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Anyone drawing up a mid-range/premium soundbar shortlist will no doubt be intrigued by Yamaha's YSP-1600. Selling for £500, it shares some of the DNA of the brand's higher-end models (the YSP-2500 and YSP-5600) but leaves more cash in the bank for Blu-rays. There are plenty of other prospect at this price, however, so can the soundbar do enough to make it an essential audition?

Mark Craven  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  0 comments

I'm a big believer in giving your AV setup a Spring clean. Untangling cables, repositioning speakers that have been shunted about and putting Blu-ray discs back in their correct cases can help bring a sense of calm to a fraught AV mind. 

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  0 comments

Yamaha has unleashed a software update bringing long-awaited DTS:X support to three of its Aventage AV receivers and its standalone high-end processor.