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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.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  0 comments

Amazon-owned LOVEFiLM today announced a new content deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that will bring an extensive library of animated content to the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service.

Anton van Beek  |  Sep 04, 2013  |  0 comments

Finally putting the rampant speculation and rumours to rest, Microsoft today confirmed that its £429 next-generation Xbox One console will arrive in 13 initial markets - including the UK - on November 22.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 03, 2013  |  0 comments

Projector marque Epson will unveil a quintet of new home cinema projectors at this week's IFA tech show in Berlin, ranging from a sub-£600 720p model to a new flagship.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 28, 2013  |  0 comments

US high-end audio marque Pro Audio Technology will be showing off its latest subwoofer at the CEDIA Expo in Denver next month – a 1.5m wide bass beast with a 24in driver. In fact, the brand will use two of the new LFC-24sm woofers in its show demo, just to make sure attendees get the idea.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 27, 2013  |  0 comments

Samsung has pipped rival LG by announcing its curved OLED TV, the S9C, for the UK market. The next-gen display will go on sale on September 5 from specialist retailers.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 22, 2013  |  0 comments

The October 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  |  Aug 21, 2013  |  0 comments

Speaker brand Monitor Audio has today announced its new ASB-2 soundbar, marketed as a 'complete home entertainment system' thanks to onboard HDMI switching and AirPlay, DLNA and uPnP compatibility.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 20, 2013  |  0 comments

Samung today announced a partnership with, which adds the European streaming service to TV manufacturer's impressive Smart platform. Launched last month in the UK, is a unique streaming service that combines subscription, rental and purchasing of movies and TV shows from its extensive catalogue of titles.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 19, 2013  |  0 comments
1. Oblivion

Tom Cruise teams up with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinksi for this 'daylight' sci-fi thriller. Shot on 4K digital cams, and with Life of Pi cinematographer Claudio Miranda on the team, it should look fantastic. Cruise and Kosinksi provide an audio commentary track.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 13, 2013  |  0 comments
1. The Evil Dead (2013)

The 2013 reboot/remake of Sam Raimi's classic horror arrives on BD from StudioCanal armed with a bundle of bonus featurettes and DTS-HD MA 5.1 sonics. Gory as hell, although the version here is the same as the theatrical release, so not the original print that so annoyed the US censors.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 09, 2013  |  0 comments

Q Acoustics has announced a new addition to its loudspeaker range, the Q-BT3 Bluetooth wireless model.

Mark Craven  |  Aug 09, 2013  |  0 comments

The subscription-­free satellite TV service Freesat has added Demand 5 to its Free Time platform, meaning it now offers the full-house of Demand 5, 4oD, ITV Player and BBC iPlayer catch-up services, stealing a march on its rival Sky.