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Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is launching a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar as well as two other TV audio boosters, bringing it upto speed with a growing category that already includes models from Yamaha, Samsung and Philips.

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

LG is refreshing its OLED TV lineup in 2017 to include 10 separate models, and – in a world's first – introducing Dolby Atmos support via upfiring speaker drivers. 

Team HCC  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new Ultra HD OLED TV that will be on sale later this year, offering support for HDR 10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR, and incorporating a Technics-tuned soundbar.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony will join Panasonic and LG in the OLED TV market later this year with a new Bravia OLED series, known as the A1, that will support Dolby Vision. There will be 77in, 65in and 55in versions available.

Team HCC  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony has expanded its range of ultra-short-throw projectors with the 4K and HDR capable VPL-VZ1000ES, announced today at CES 2017.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Dolby has announced that three Hollywood studios – Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Warner Bros – have pledged to release movies mastered in Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-ray, news that is sure to excite and annoy AV hedz in equal measure. Dolby Vision is an optional HDR standard of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and employs dynamic metadata to manage the HDR performance of your display. The HDR 10 standard, which is mandatory for Ultra HD Blu-ray, uses less advanced static metadata. Content is mastered at 12-bit, and at greater nit levels. Dolby Vision is also the preferred mastering HDR format amongst Hollywood studios, due to accomplished authoring tools and the ease with which an HDR 10 version can then be outputted. All groovy then? Not quite. Firstly, Dolby Vision support is limited amongst 4K TVs, with only some LG sets on the market currently supporting it. Sony has announced forthcoming models at this year's CES, but both Samsung and Panasonic remain uncommitted.

Team HCC  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments
Now TV Smart Box

We've been besotted with Now TV's low-cost, flexible approach to TV streaming since it first launched in 2013; new this year is a slightly bigger box that adds an extra layer of functionality while still keeping the price tag sensible (£40). So what is the new trick, exactly? A digital TV tuner. Not 4K playback, then, but it does make the Now TV hardware all-encompassing when it comes to telly content, integrating PPV Sky (movies, sport, entertainment and kids bundles) with terrestrial catchup and live TV (with pause/rewind function). Not to mention the plethora of other apps and media playback skills on offer.  www.nowtv.com

Steve May  |  Nov 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Released through the theatrical arm of cult video label Arrow, Blade of the Immortal is a bloody treat for action fans. Based on the manga of the same name, this is a samurai action movie with a frenetic modern aesthetic, framed with gorgeous cinematography. The opening prelude, shot in highly dynamic monochrome, recalls classic Japanese Samurai cinema, before splashing into vivid hues.

Team HCC  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Ready Player One, Deadpool 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse return for premium cinema quintuple bill
HCC News Team  |  Oct 24, 2019  |  0 comments
We've got two copies of this criminally good 4K Blu-ray up for grabs...
HCC News Team  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments
We've got two copies of the hit horror flick up for grabs...
HCC News Team  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments
We've got two copies of the 20-episode six-disc Blu-ray boxset up for grabs...
Team HCC  |  Nov 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Independent AV retailer Crampton & Moore has announced it will be holding a TV shootout event on Nov 7 (this Saturday), featuring Panasonic's new CZ952 (pictured below) and LG's EF950V 4K OLED TVs, as well as a blast-from-the-past Panasonic ZT65, the brand's final, triumphant limited-edition plasma.

Team HCC  |  Apr 12, 2016  |  0 comments

The Criterion Collection has spilled the beans on what collectors can expect from its second wave of UK Blu-rays. Following on from its intial UK slate of six hi-def platters, the label is giving counterculture blockbuster Easy Rider (1969), classic film noir In a Lonely Place (1950) and Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece L'avventura (1960) the deluxe treatment in May.

Anton van Beek  |  Mar 29, 2012  |  0 comments

This month saw the arrival of a new player on the DVD scene in the UK, one that promises to be of serious interest to fans of '80s horror, sci-fi and erotica.

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