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Anton van Beek  |  Oct 17, 2013  |  0 comments

The December 2013 issue of Home Cinema Choice went on sale today, packed with the usual mix of exclusive reviews, in-depth features and outspoken opinion. Highlights include:

Mark Craven  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  0 comments

Loewe UK has contacted us to offer further insight into this week's news that the German AV company is filing for insolvency. This it its statement:

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 01, 2013  |  0 comments

LG Electronics is the latest AV manufacturer to try its hand at producing a speaker base system for your TV to stand on. While other manufacturers such as Onkyo and Denon have already announced their own versions of the technology, LG's newcomer claims to be 'one of the slimmest on the market' and undoubtedly has the daftest name.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 26, 2013  |  0 comments

JVC has unveiled its latest home cinema projector line-up, promising a 'substantial improvement in image quality' alongside 'the industry's highest native and dynamic contrast'. Other advancements include a new imaging device, an upgraded version of the company's e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 20, 2013  |  0 comments

Tannoy has given its affordable Mercury V speakers a makeover, claiming the improvements equate to an enhanced performance on the orginal models but at the same price tag.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 19, 2013  |  0 comments

The November 2013 issue of Home Cinema Choice (#226) went on sale today, packed with the usual mix of hardware reviews, in-depth features and outspoken opinion. Highlights include:

Mark Craven  |  Sep 18, 2013  |  0 comments

Harman Kardon has announced a trio of new entry-level AV receivers – with the most potent, the AVR 171, arriving with a £500 price point to challenge the likes of Pioneer's VSX-923 and Onkyo's TX-NR626.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 18, 2013  |  0 comments

Having manufactured more soundbars than there are actual TVs to go with them, the AV industry is turning its attention to speakers that sit underneath your telly to give them a sonic leg up, and Denon has joined the fray with its new DHT-T100 Speaker Base.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 12, 2013  |  0 comments

Humax has bolstered its portfolio of STBs with the launch of the low-cost HB-1000S Freesat HD box.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 11, 2013  |  0 comments

Get ready for an explosion of Doctor Who across TV and radio later this year as the BBC celebrates the hit science-fiction show's 50th anniversary. To mark the occassion the Beeb will be screening a special episode of the current series featuring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt, alongside a host of documentaries and other programmes. Here's what Auntie has revealed so far...

Mark Craven  |  Sep 10, 2013  |  0 comments

Virgin Media TiVo owners will soon be able to access Netflix's catalogue of on-demand TV and movie content via a dedicated set-top box app, thanks to a tie-in between the two companies announced today.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 09, 2013  |  0 comments

Sony has upped its presence in the growing soundbar market by unveiling a brace of models – one, the HT-ST3, claiming to be the slimmest Bluetooth-enabled soundbar on the planet, the other, the HT-ST7, a high-end affair that aims to deliver a flagship performance.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 06, 2013  |  0 comments

LG has unveiled what it claims is the world's largest Ultra HD OLED TV at the IFA consumer electronics show currently taking place in Berlin. Described as 'a true home entertainment wonder that has to be seen to be believed' by LG Home Entertainment Company CEO and president Havis Kwon, the 77in curved OLED screen follows in the footsteps of the 55in model that was introduced to the public just eight months earlier at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 05, 2013  |  0 comments

Samsung Electronics has teamed up with pioneering music streaming service Napster to offer a free three month subsciption to any UK customer who buys either its DA-F60 (pictured) or DA-F61 Portable Wireless Speakers. The free Napster subscription (which usually costs £10 per month with the Napster Unlimited Plus Mobile service) provides access to one of the largest digital music libraries in the UK, with over 20 million tracks.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  0 comments

Sony has announced a new 4K home cinema projector to sit alongside the £16,800 VPL-VW1000ES. The new VPL-VW500ES will be priced at £8,500 when it goes on sale at the end of October and supports the newly ratified HDMI 2.0 specification, allowing it to play 4K/60P content.