Home cinema

No, it doesn’t involve selling popcorn to strangers off of the street! Home cinema has come to be a catch-all term for a system that plays music and movies with a TV or projector and an external speaker system of some kind, usually surround sound. The whole idea is to recreate as accurately as possible the picture and sound quality of a cinema auditorium. Filmmakers want their work to be showcased in all its glory, with not a line of dialogue missed or a pixel out of place and a home cinema is just the tool for the job – in fact, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to build a seriously impressive sounding system.

Product review: Sony XG8196 TV range

Product review: Sony XG8196 TV range

With the rise of smart home devices such as Nest and Philips Hue lightbulbs, more and more devices as learning to connect into these systems. One of the more popular ideas is to use your television as the big screen …read more

Product review: Sony HTX8500 TV soundbar

Product review: Sony HTX8500 TV soundbar

Sony’s HTX8500 TV soundbar delivers a top-notch Atmos experience from a compact package. When it comes to home cinema sound, Dolby Atmos is the buzzword these days. For those unaware, Dolby Atmos is an audio format that aims to add …read more

Product review: Panasonic GX800 TV range

Product review: Panasonic GX800 TV range

Panasonic delivers a mid-range marvel with the GX800 range. While OLED and QLED TVs can seem like the only TVs anyone is talking about, Panasonic are still offering plenty of choice for those looking for less than flagship-level technology. Today …read more

Product review: Optoma HD29H projector

Product review: Optoma HD29H projector

Big screen gaming is the dream of every gaming console owner. For those with the space there is now an affordable option for a huge image with HDR support. Optoma has released a new projector aimed squarely at the gaming …read more

Product review: Samsung RU7400 TV range

Product review: Samsung RU7400 TV range

For most, the coming of spring means warmer weather, the optimistic promise of BBQs and longer daylight hours. Here at Richer Sounds though it means it’s time for TV manufacturers to release their new ranges! Korean giant Samsung have held …read more

Product review: Samsung Q70R TV Range

Product review: Samsung Q70R TV Range

When I first started here almost 10 years ago televisions were LCD or Plasma.  That was it. But like everything, times change and technologies get better. Now if you’ve managed a look at any of the premium televisions on offer …read more

Product review: Samsung 2019 Flagship TVs

Product review: Samsung 2019 Flagship TVs

2019’s television releases are right around the corner, with the world’s biggest brands set to unleash their latest wares to the public in the Spring. With that in mind, we’re going to take a closer look at what industry-giant Samsung …read more