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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

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.

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.

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 Wuaki.tv, which adds the European streaming service to TV manufacturer's impressive Smart platform. Launched last month in the UK, Wuaki.tv 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

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.

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