Steve May  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  0 comments
Starships have never sounded quite so solid. Thudding in and out of warp, which happens a lot in season three of Star Trek: Picard, I feel as if my room is being dragged along in their wake. The Sennheiser Ambeo Plus system before me is to blame. This soundbar/sub combi doesn't just drop deep, it slams so hard and fast bass becomes tangible...
Steve May  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Sky Stream is increasingly looking like a game-changer in the world of pay TV. This diminutive device delivers the latest movies and premium shows from the Sky stable straight to your living room via broadband, in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos. No messy cables or satellite dishes are required....
Mark Craven  |  Sep 12, 2023  |  0 comments
KEF's Uni-Q driver has been a staple of its loudspeakers since 1988, undergoing various refinements over the years to the point that we're now at its 12th generation. However, not every overhaul has led the audio marque to shout about it in its speaker names, which is what it's doing with the R Series Meta.
Steve May  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments
Sky Live, a video camera accessory for the Sky Glass TV, brings back memories of Xbox Kinect. But, says Steve May, it's more advanced and has gesture control potential
HCC News Team  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments
EISA, or the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, is an organization representing 58 of the most respected special interest publications and websites from 29 countries that cover Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Video, Home Theatre Audio, Photography, Mobile Devices, and In-Car Electronics. Every year EISA's Expert Group members, including editors from this publication, test a very wide range of new products from their field of expertise before comparing results and voting to decide on the cream of every product category.
Steve Withers  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments
James Cameron's sci-fi sequel makes a splash in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmosphere, while the 3D platter will become a demo-fave...
Steve May  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments
Trio of models – one supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X – aimed at entry-level AV shoppers
Mark Craven  |  Aug 08, 2023  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendJBL almost has a very handy model name/pricing thing going on with its soundbars this season, as the top-of-the-pile Bar 1300 sells for approximately £1,300, the step-down Bar 1000 sells for £1,000, and so on. Admittedly, the Bar 300 reviewed here actually launched £349, and the Bar 2.0 Mk2 doesn't sell for two quid, but at least it helps you navigate through what is an extensive soundbar range.
John Archer  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments
With excitement this year focused on the battle between second-gen Quantum Dot OLED technology, LG's new Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology, and the latest innovations in Mini LED displays, it can feel as if 'traditional' OLED TVs such as Sony's XR-65A80L are struggling to make their voices heard. But the performance of this 65-incher is worth shouting about...
Steve May  |  Jul 06, 2023  |  0 comments
As I listened to Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith play funky jazz, on a dusted down Super Audio CD, it struck me that perhaps the most compelling reason to invest in the Magnetar UDP800, a deliciously well-specified 4K Blu-ray player, is not for its video performance, which is unquestionably mighty, but its sublime audio. This audiophile-grade BD player is triggering my dopaminergic neurons, and I'm loving it.