Steve May  |  Jan 05, 2024  |  0 comments
2023 might rightfully be remembered for a number of things. The 70th anniversary of Marantz, 30 years of The Nightmare Before Christmas, or the year that no one watched superhero movies anymore.

Equally, says Steve May, it could be remembered as the year the wheel fell off the digital bandwagon leading to a resurgence of physical media.

Kulwinder Singh Rai  |  Nov 22, 2023  |  0 comments
Previously, the best Dolby Atmos configuration one could create around a Sonos Arc soundbar and rear speakers was a 5.0.2-channel effort. But partner the Arc with the new Era 300s (wireless stereo speakers, designed from the get-go to excel with spatial audio/Dolby Atmos), and you can now step up to 7.0.4 – with no speaker cables anywhere. Excited? You should be…
Steve Withers  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend Mention the name McIntosh to anyone with even a passing interest in home audio, and two words probably spring to mind: 'gorgeous' and 'expensive'. The new MHT300 seven-channel AV receiver certainly ticks both those boxes with its classy looks and nine-grand price tag...
Steve Withers  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend Never a company to sit on its laurels, Samsung has now released a second-generation version of its portable Freestyle projector, building on its earlier success by including a host of useful and ingenious new features at a very competitive price...
Jon Thompson  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments
hccrefstatusbadgeWe are often told physical media is dead, so 
when a new-on-the-scene manufacturer, Magnetar, announces a £2,699 universal disc spinner – one 
that's also a streamer for the media on your server 
and a high-end DAC to boot – we're both somewhat surprised and excited. Enter Magnetar's UDP900.
Steve May  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments
New three-tier price structure also increases the cost of 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos to £10.99 per month
Anton van Beek  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  0 comments
The gates of Hell are thrown open by this deluxe 4K boxset from Arrow Video dedicated to Clive Barker's Hellraiser mythos...
John Archer  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendFor years now the combination of value, features and performance offered by LG's mid-range C Series TVs has seen them dominate the OLED market. Yet this year's OLED65C3 arguably doesn't have quite the same allure. Why? The introduction of Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology to LG's step-up G3 OLEDs has transformed our OLED expectations, but the C3 lineup is an MLA-free zone...
HCC News Team  |  Oct 13, 2023  |  0 comments
We've seen some bonkers subwoofer designs from REL recently, including the premium No.31 with its string-like driver grille and stackable enclosure. Yet for its newest model, the Classic 98, the subwoofer brand has gone retro....
Mark Craven  |  Oct 13, 2023  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendThe TX-NR6100 has a feature list that appears designed to cover every base anyone buying a £799 AV receiver could wish for, from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding through to an MM phono input and DAB. 
But, really, I wouldn't expect anything less from Onkyo.