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Ed Selley  |  Mar 23, 2012  |  0 comments
Mid-range magnificence How good does a £3,600 system need to be to offer 'value for money'? Adam Rayner finds out

Never ever underestimate the ignorance of an AV journalist. We all like to think that we know our stuff, but, truthfully, we’re all running to keep up with the new, all the time. You see, my knowledge of the German speaker market, and how big any one player was within it, has always been pretty minimal. While I knew about the Canton speaker brand, I still find a sardonic chuckle in the fact that it was another German company’s PR firm over here who told me about the sheer size of Canton.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 22, 2012  |  0 comments

It’s now 15 years since the PlayStation release of Final Fantasy VII brought the Japanese RPG franchise to the attention of mainstream gamers across the globe. But the intervening years have seen a change of fortune for developer Square Enix, with the Final Fantasy brand becoming a victim of its own success and struggling to live up to former glories.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 22, 2012  |  0 comments

Do you own the recently released Australian crime drama Snowtown? Do you also like taking about movies on Twitter? If so, you might be interested to learn that director Justin Kurzel will be providing a live tweetalong' during a screening of the film in London from 7.30pm tonight (March 22) for the movie to celebrate its release on DVD, Blu-ray and download.

Ed Selley  |  Mar 22, 2012  |  0 comments
Superior smallscreen Toshiba’s 32UL863B offers a solid AV performance and a mass of features – Mark Craven wonders whether there’s room in his house for another TV

Toshiba’s flatscreen resurgence continues with this feature-rich 32in LED set. Of course, it lacks the ‘wow’ factor of the CEVO-powered 55in TV reviewed last issue, but this is a brilliantly executed product that will do a job in any small cinema setup or second room. While it’s not the most affordable TV at this size, I reckon the extra outlay is worth it.

Ed Selley  |  Mar 21, 2012  |  0 comments
It’s good to be green The BDP-S185 is a downsized Blu-ray player with a low carbon footprint. Polar bear-loving Steve May can see its appeal

Sony’s BDP-S185 is an affordable, ridiculously compact Blu-ray player with full ‘net functionality. Just 290mm wide, principally because it uses an outboard power brick, it’s being promoted both as space-saving and energy efficient. This is home theatre for eco warriors on a budget.

Richard Stevenson  |  Mar 21, 2012  |  0 comments

The heyday of television is over, and the mobile phone is now more important to young people than the traditional goggle-box. I bring you this revelation thanks to Ofcom’s ongoing, tax-payer funded research into stating the bleeding obvious. I can’t remember the last time I actually saw the face of a teenager. They either have their noses pressed into a smartphone or are wearing a hoodie, presumably just prior to breaking into the Carphone Warehouse.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 21, 2012  |  0 comments

Following hot on the heels of its recent hi-def release of Dracula: Prince of Darkness, StudioCanal has announced the details about next two iconic Hammer films to be restored and released on Blu-ray in the UK.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 20, 2012  |  0 comments

It appears that 20th Century Fox has finally given up on all of the 'is it an Alien prequel or not' malarky with the full length trailer for Ridley Scott's sci-fi flick Prometheus, which is due to arrive on UK cinemas on June 1.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 20, 2012  |  0 comments

Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn exploded DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray in the UK yesterday - and to celebrate you can join co-screenwriter Edgar Wright in a live tweetalong tonight (March 20), in association with Paramount Home Entertainment.

Steve May  |  Mar 20, 2012  |  0 comments

The HLX-56S is an all-in-one home cinema system cast in the shape of a soundbar. With integrated Blu-ray player, digital amplifier, net portal and media streamer, it’s pretty much all you need for instant AV gratification.

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