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Team HCC  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We've teamed up with AV heavyweight Yamaha to give away its YSP-2700 digital sound projector, worth £900. This creates a 7.1 surround sound cinema experience, using state-of-the-art beam driver technology, from a stylish and easy-to-accommodate design.

Team HCC  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #273 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Bespoke home cinema design and installation specialist Finite Solutions is offering children's wards across the country the chance to have a space in their facility transformed into a state-of-the-art cinema room.

Anton van Beek  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks it won't have escaped your notice that Marvel's eagerly-awaited spacefaring sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is exploding into cinemas across the UK on April 28. And as you might expect, the film is being supported with a plethora of tie-in collectibles – including action figures, plushes, costumes, mugs, books and other miscellanous goodies – all designed to drain your wallet of any remaining cash after you've forked out for tickets to see the film at your local multiplex.

Mark Craven  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Samsung and Amazon Video have announced a new HDR format, called HDR10+ (also HDR10 Plus, seemingly), which updates the open standard to introduce dynamic metadata to improve image quality.

Team HCC  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #272 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Apr 16, 2017  |  0 comments

...where even the poor Easter Bunny snuffs it.

Team HCC  |  Mar 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #271 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #270 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Issue #269 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony has expanded its range of ultra-short-throw projectors with the 4K and HDR capable VPL-VZ1000ES, announced today at CES 2017.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony will join Panasonic and LG in the OLED TV market later this year with a new Bravia OLED series, known as the A1, that will support Dolby Vision. There will be 77in, 65in and 55in versions available.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Dolby has announced that three Hollywood studios – Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Warner Bros – have pledged to release movies mastered in Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-ray, news that is sure to excite and annoy AV hedz in equal measure. Dolby Vision is an optional HDR standard of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and employs dynamic metadata to manage the HDR performance of your display. The HDR 10 standard, which is mandatory for Ultra HD Blu-ray, uses less advanced static metadata. Content is mastered at 12-bit, and at greater nit levels. Dolby Vision is also the preferred mastering HDR format amongst Hollywood studios, due to accomplished authoring tools and the ease with which an HDR 10 version can then be outputted. All groovy then? Not quite. Firstly, Dolby Vision support is limited amongst 4K TVs, with only some LG sets on the market currently supporting it. Sony has announced forthcoming models at this year's CES, but both Samsung and Panasonic remain uncommitted.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

The UK's video entertainment market has finally shifted towards digital as new figures show streaming and renting overtook physical ownership in 2016.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new Ultra HD OLED TV that will be on sale later this year, offering support for HDR 10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR, and incorporating a Technics-tuned soundbar.

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