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Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2013  |  0 comments

Sky is today adding another HD movie channel to its slate with the launch of Sky Movies Disney. The service will begin tonight at 6pm with the UK premiere of Pixar's Brave.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments

LG has today confirmed that the digital music streaming service Spotify will be available on some of its 2013 range of Blu-ray players and home cinema systems from April.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 15, 2013  |  0 comments

Onkyo has unveiled the first three models in its 2013 AVR range, claiming its new TX-NR727, TX-NR626 and TX-NR525 models push 'standards for performance and value to unprecedented heights in the home cinema arena.'

 |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments

LG has today confirmed that wealthy AV enthusiasts in the UK only have to wait to July to finally get their mitts on its groundbreaking 55in OLED TV. Those with a spare £10,000 just need to pop down to Harrods Technology and put in a  pre-order.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments

Paradigm Electronics is introducing a trio of new products to its Shift series in the shape of two 2.1 systems and a soundbar/subwoofer combi. Available to buy soon in the UK, each aims to give buyers a step-up sonic performance over their flatscreen TV's speakers.

 |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments

With the UK premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones: Season Three due to broadcast on Sky Atlantic on April 1, the satcaster has announced that it will make the first two seasons available through its On Demand platform from the same day.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 04, 2013  |  0 comments

The Phantom, the latest book in Jo Nesbro's phenomenally popular Harry Hole crime series, was released in paperback in the UK at the start of January - and features a surprise reference to Pioneer's much-loved Kuro TV technology.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Sony is expected to unveil its long-awaited successor the PlayStation3 later this month following the release of the above video, teasing fans that they will be able to 'See the future of PlayStation' on February 20th.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 28, 2013  |  0 comments

(Entertainment One, Region B Blu-ray)

Starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this time-travel hitman sci-fi was one of the most enjoyable flicks of 2012, and Entertainment One's Blu-ray packs an immersive DTS-HD MA mix and some fascinating extras.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 21, 2013  |  0 comments

Sony has released details of its forthcoming range of N-Series home cinema systems and soundbars.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 14, 2013  |  0 comments

KEF has today announced a desktop speaker designed for use with a PC, Mac or laptop. The new X300A is an active speaker that connects to its source via a ‘distortion free’ 96kHz/24 bit USB digital input. This, reckons KEF, ensures that 'high-definition sound is achieved throughout the system'. A 3.5mm input is also on hand for smartphones and MP3 players.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 11, 2013  |  0 comments

Hammer's ongoing restoration program for its classic horror films continues to bear fruit with the news that Terrance Fisher's 1958 hit Dracula (aka Horror of Dracula) will be following in the footsteps of The Curse of Frankenstein and getting a feature-packed Double Play Blu-ray release in the UK through Lionsgate on March 18.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 10, 2013  |  0 comments

Studio Lionsgate and electronics giant Samsung are joining forces to expand the availability of 3D movies for home platforms.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 09, 2013  |  0 comments
1. Curved OLED TVs

Both Samsung (pictured) and LG launched curved OLED TVs at CES, with both claiming they'd delivered a world's first. The sets' concave designs (as opposed to the convex CRTs of yesteryear) are genuine eye-openers, but it remains to be seen what benefit they will have on picture quality - curved displays are typically deemed necessary at much larger sizes, and the LG and Samsung screens debuted at 55in. Don't expect them to appear at Currys anytime soon, either. This has all the hallmarks of CES showboating (such as last year, when the two brands went head-to-head with OLED screens which we're still waiting to see in shops - although LG has finally announced its (non-curved) 55in OLED will arrive in the UK before Spring).

Mark Craven  |  Jan 03, 2013  |  0 comments
Yamaha has added Napster compatibility to more of its AV receivers following the first wave late last year.   Buyers of the current Aventage models and the RX-V673 (pictured) and RX-V773 were first given direct access to the subscriptions-based music streaming service in November 2012. A firmware update is now available to add to Napster to the following networked AVRs: RX-V867, RX-V1067, RX-V2067, RX-V3067, RX-A1000, RX-A2000, RX-A3000, HT-R8063, HTR-9063, RX-V671, RX-V771, RX-V871, RX-A710, RX-A810, RX-V1071, RX-V2071, RX-V3071, RX-A1010, RXA2010 and RX-A3010.   'The same functionality of the Napster service is available via download from http://uk.yamaha. com,' says Yamaha. 'Simply search for your receiver model and download the latest firmware; please follow the instructions on the receiver page for installation.'   Yamaha receiver owners are also given a 30-day trial when registering for Napster. For more information visit