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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.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Prime Music is a free part of Amazon's Prime service bundle, which includes on-demand access to a wealth of TV programming and movies (including 4K content), plus free next-day delivery on millions of Amazon purchases, cloud photo storage and a few other treats. A Prime sub is £79 a year, or less than £7 a month. It's very good value, but if you sign up, is Prime Music strong enough to have you cancelling your existing Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music sub?

Mark Craven  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments

The Sony HT-RT5 soundbar is a bit of an odd one. It's a soundbar accompanied not only by a subwoofer but also two wireless surround speakers. The huge success of soundbars has been based on people's distaste for multiple boxes – those who fell out of love with all-in-one systems. Now the clutter is piling up again. I, for one, couldn't be happier.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Beyond all the rights deals, compliant hardware, giant servers and subscription fees, there's one thing that makes streaming TV and movie content possible, and it's your internet connection. 

Mark Craven  |  Feb 16, 2016  |  0 comments

While some crave a dedicated cinema room far removed from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house, others want to integrate largescreen AV thrills with their more regular living space. This professional install is a case of the latter, although it's true that 'regular living space' is stretching it a bit...