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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.

HCC News Team  |  Apr 20, 2020  |  0 comments
Get 25% off B&W's award-winning speakers – but only for this week...
Mark Craven  |  Nov 16, 2012  |  0 comments

If you want to spruce up your home audio and give money to a good cause at the same time, then Tivoli Audio's Model 10+ BBC Children in Need DAB radio could be the answer.    Available to order online from   http://tivoliaudio.co.uk/cin/, the DAB/DAB+/FM table radio was designed by competiton winner David Hampson. It retails at £199, with £50 from each radio sold benefiting the BBC Children in Need charity. Tivoli Audio is taking no profits from sales.   The competition to find the winning fundraising design was hosted by the Today programme. The outer cover of the radio was meticulously designed to a brief inspired by New Broadcasting House at Portland Place. HCC's own effort, which tried to incorporate Children in Need mascot Pudsey's face in the speaker grille, never got passed the doodle-on-a-napkin stage.   BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a 'safe, happy and secure childhood'. And you can't argue with that. The live appeal show is on BBC One HD tonight from 7.30pm.  

 

Team HCC  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments
French corp intros slim subwoofer and design tweaks to 'Europe's biggest-selling home speaker package'
Team HCC  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Cambridge Audio's debut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the CXUHD, will go on sale via Richer Sounds stores and cambridgeaudio.com this September priced at £700.

Team HCC  |  Sep 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Sonic guru Cambridge Audio has revamped its TV2 and TV5 Bluetooth soundbase speaker line to bolster both performance and ease of use.

HCC News Team  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments
DM76 and DM101 are aimed at bringing a big sound to bigscreen TVs
Team HCC  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments
3D BD edition also announced for Marvel blockbuster, plus range of extras
Steve May  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments
55in C55SFS4K model is priced at £800, and adds Cello Play EPG/catch-up TV to Android 7 smart platform
HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Bang & Olufsen has used the CES trade show, currently taking place in Las Vegas, to highlight three new hi-end products that will be hitting available through its approved dealers in the very near future.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 09, 2013  |  0 comments
1. Curved OLED TVs

Both Samsung (pictured) and LG launched curved OLED TVs at CES, with both claiming they'd delivered a world's first. The sets' concave designs (as opposed to the convex CRTs of yesteryear) are genuine eye-openers, but it remains to be seen what benefit they will have on picture quality - curved displays are typically deemed necessary at much larger sizes, and the LG and Samsung screens debuted at 55in. Don't expect them to appear at Currys anytime soon, either. This has all the hallmarks of CES showboating (such as last year, when the two brands went head-to-head with OLED screens which we're still waiting to see in shops - although LG has finally announced its (non-curved) 55in OLED will arrive in the UK before Spring).

Team HCC  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments

'Ultra HD Premium' TVs arrive

The Ultra HD Alliance (UHDA) has launched a new consumer logo to help buyers know that the screen they're purchasing offers the state-of-the-art in current AV standards. TVs (and content services) carrying the 'Ultra HD Premium' logo are deemed by the UHDA to comply with 'performance metrics' for resolution, High Dynamic Range, peak luminance, black levels and wide colour gamut. These are the 'key characteristics of a robust next-generation experience' says the industry group.

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