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Mark Craven  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedThe smart illumination brand's newest invention is its most appealing yet, says Mark Craven

It wasn't that long ago that the options for upgrading the lighting in your living room or movie den were a) buy more lamps, b) get a dimmer switch or c) re-wire for a complete overhaul. These days, thankfully, you can do so much more, with Wi-Fi networking and app control bringing creativity and customisation. And a smart lighting setup needn't have you calling in an electrician, either.

Steve May  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedPhilips hopes to cover all bases with this LED-lit Dolby Vision UHD TV for every occasion – Steve May examines its wide appeal

Jet Li wanted to be The One, Keanu Reeves became The One, and Chesney Hawkes sang about The One. Now you can take The One home, in the shape of this Philips LED TV mid-ranger, so named because it ticks more boxes than a pedantic bureaucrat at a box-ticking convention.

HCC News Team  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Installer-friendly series features in-wall/on-wall trio, plus subwoofer, and claims THX Ultra certification
Steve May  |  Apr 29, 2022  |  0 comments
With wall-mounted Bluetooth amplifier and in-walls speakers, this music system will be heard but not seen
Mark Craven  |  Apr 15, 2022  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Mark Craven believes Q Acoustics' mid-level Concept speaker package was worth waiting for

It was almost a decade ago that Q Acoustics launched its Concept range. At the time, the relatively new UK brand was known for affordable loudspeakers, and the 2013 arrival of the Concept 20 bookshelf was billed as a step toward the high-end. Okay, it was still on the right side of pricey, but later on in 2017 came floorstanders (the Concept 500s) at £4,000 a pair.

John Archer  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedSamsung invents a whole new home entertainment category – and a young at heart John Archer is mostly here for it

Not content with unexpectedly returning to the premium projector fray last year with its The Premiere ultra-short-throw model (see HCC #318), Samsung has now decided, again out of the blue, to redefine our entire notion of what a projector even is. And it's to the Korean company's credit that, having lived with its new, out-of-left-field beamer, I'm quite smitten.

Daniel Sait  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments
This cinema has 18 seats, four subwoofers, a pro-grade projector and a bowling alley next door. Try to hide your envy...
Steve Withers  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments
hccrefstatusbadgeJVC upgrades its native 4K projectors by swapping lamps for lasers. Steve Withers trips the light fantastic

It wasn't a huge surprise when JVC announced its new NZ series of laser-powered projectors last autumn, but what did surprise was the full extent of the upgrade. These new beamers include all the features found on the previous generation, but add HDMI 2.1 inputs capable of handling 8K/60p and 4K/120p, an upgraded iteration of its 8K e-Shift technology (dubbed e-ShiftX), and support for HDR10+.

Anton van Beek  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments
The slasher series is killing time, but excellent AV ensures this grisly sequel offers more treats than tricks
John Archer  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments
The latest mega-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune proves once again that if epic sci-fi’s your plan, Denis Villeneuve’s your man

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