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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  |  Dec 25, 2016  |  0 comments


Ever wanted to hear Chewbacca sing a Christmas carol? Well, now you can...

Team HCC  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #268 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Dec 21, 2016  |  0 comments

GoodFellas, Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster flick, is returning to cinemas across the UK in January, utilising a new 4K restoration reissued as part of the BFI's season focusing on the director. Screenings will take place on Sunday January 22nd and Thursday January 26th at Vue cinemas, including Basingstoke Festival Place, Bristol Cribbs, Camberley, Cheshire Oaks, Croydon Grants, Dublin, Edinburgh Omni, Exeter, Finchley Road, Islington, Leamington Spa, Leeds Light, Manchester Red, Newcastle UL, Norwich, Oxford, Piccadilly, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Staines, Star City, Swansea, Watford, Westfield, Westfield Stratford and York. Tickets are available to buy now at The movie, which cast Ray Liotta as Irish-American hoodlum Henry Hill and followed his 30-year involvement with the mafia, has also recently been released on Ultra HD Blu-ray.  

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.

Steve May  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Philips has become the latest manufacturer to squeeze Dolby Atmos technology into a soundbar. Undercutting rival Atmos 'bars from Yamaha and Samsung, the £900 Fidelio B8 is the first to offer an all-in-one 3D audio solution for less than a grand.

Team HCC  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #267 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Mark Craven  |  Oct 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic has tied up a deal with Sony Pictures to offer an Ultra HD Blu-ray copy of the new Ghostbusters movie to buyers of its new DMP-UB700 4K Blu-ray player in advance of the disc's general release. From November 3, those buying the UB700 will receive the spooktastic sequel flick on UHD BD, just under three weeks before the title hits shops on November 21.

Team HCC  |  Oct 31, 2016  |  0 comments

We've teamed up with British sound specialist Orbitsound to give away two BAR A60 soundbars, worth £400 each. This newly-released BAR, available exclusively through Currys PC World, brings the brand's innovative airSOUND™ technology to a sleek enclosure and promises real home cinema thrills. Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning one.

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  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #266 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Sep 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Issue #265 of Home Cinema Choice is on sale today – and as usual it's packed with AV goodness...

Team HCC  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments

The Hi-Fi Show Live returns October 29th and October 30th for another weekend of high-end audio demonstrations and a chance to get up close and personal to some stunning sonic hardware.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments

James Camerson's action/sci-fi smash Aliens will screen in 70mm as part of the National Media Museum's Widescreen Weekend.

Team HCC  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Hisense has expanded its 4K HDR TV range to include a new 65in set retailing for a tempting £900.