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Steve May  |  Apr 17, 2016  |  0 comments

The science of home cinema design is complex at the best of times. Calculating the relationship between room acoustics, speaker dispersion, screen gain and projection is notoriously difficult to master and usually left to high-end installers to work out. But now an entire room can be automatically designed, specified and rendered thanks to an ingenious new software package called The Cinema Designer. 

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 14, 2012  |  0 comments

It's the most wanted 3D Blu-ray release of all time, but until now the only way to get hold of a stereoscopic version of James Cameron's award-winning sci-fi spectacular Avatar was as part of a promotional deal with selected Panasonic Blu-ray players, recorders and cinema systems. Either that, or pay over-the-odds on ebay or similar auction sites for a second-hand copy.

Anton van Beek  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has confirmed that Avengers Assemble will be exploding onto Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on September 17 - one week prior to the US release.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Bang & Olufsen has revealed that it will be adding a third model to its BeoVision Avant range of 4K/Ultra HD TVs this year. "When we launched [BeoVision Avant] last year we saw unprecedented demand and unsurpassed feedback from consumers around the globe that agreed with out vision of the future of television" stated B&O's Vice President Brand, Design and Marketing Marie Kristine Schmidt. "With this family of Avants, we hope to offer consumers the choice they crave to make sure the TV can fit with their lifestyles and complement their homes. We not only wish to make sure the TV can blend into the bckground when not in use, but also add the wow factor with a show-stopping piece of technology".

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 07, 2013  |  0 comments

Butterkist has joined forces with Universal to launch it's first-ever on-pack promotion promising consumers the chance to win 'a series of money-can't-buy experiences and movie related prizes' with a combined value of £1million.

Steve May  |  Oct 21, 2019  |  0 comments
The high-end brand has finally entered the soundbar market with a premium 3.0 design with Dolby Atmos compatibility. We get an early ears-on...
Team HCC  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

As part of its ongoing fight against screen piracy, the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched a new trailer designed to remind consumers about the big titles that will be getting a (legitimate) home entertainment release on these shores over the next couple of months.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 19, 2012  |  0 comments

To celebrate the UK cinema release of The Dark Knight Rises, Virgin Media has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures to launch a dedicated Dark Knight app for its TiVo service.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 28, 2012  |  0 comments

Following on from our earlier story, Warner Home Video has now officially announced that it will be releasing The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition boxset on December 3rd in the UK, the same day as the final part in the trilogy - The Dark Knight Rises - arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. The giftset includes all three films (plus all existing special features) and an exclusive book that will 'take fans deeper into the epic franchise'.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Independent UK film and home entertainment label Network Distributing is affirming its commitment to classic British cinema by acquiring the rights to 450 British titles from StudioCanal, one of Europe’s leading film distribution and production companies.

Richard Holliss  |  Sep 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Cathy Silvers, the daughter of American comedy actor Phil Silvers, had moist eyes and a lump in her throat as she affectionately remembered her father during what was otherwise a hilarious night at the BFI South Bank to celebrate the first-ever DVD release of the entire Sgt. Bilko TV series. Why hilarious? Well the packed house rocked with laughter at the short extracts from the classic 1950s series selected by Michael Clews and Steve Everitt of The Phil Silvers Appreciation Society. Each showed master sergeant Ernest G. Bilko in fine form as he connived, bluffed and gambled his way through treasured snippets from a sampling of 140-plus episodes of television gold.

Steve May  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Show creator Brooker discusses the new season's standout episode Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too and its pop star leading lady...
Martin Dew  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments
New research also reveals the musical genre is the UK’s favourite.
Mark Craven  |  Oct 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Bluesound is expanding its multiroom range to include a soundbar model that supports networked hi-res audio streaming with MQA compatability. The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar will sell for £1,000 when it arrives in November, placing it in the high-end 'bar bracket alongside the likes of Samsung's HW-K950, DALI's Kubik One and Yamaha's top-line YSP models. Able to turn a TV setup into another multiroom zone, the Pulse Soundbar uses a six-strong driver array (arranged in a stereo config), with each custom-designed unit supported by a dedicated amplifier channel. There are also two additional passive radiators. While natively two-channel, the onboard Dolby decoding chip that handles downmixing will, HCC has discovered, by enabled by a future firmware to allow the 'bar to decode surround sound signals and output to linked Pulse speakers. 

Team HCC  |  Sep 25, 2014  |  0 comments

Bose is jumping back into the TV audio market with two new home entertainment products.

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