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: Arcam SA30 stereo amplifier

Product review: Arcam SA30 stereo amplifier

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Product review: Marantz PM7000N network stereo amplifier

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Product review: Linsar 65UHD8000 TV

Product review: Linsar 65UHD8000 TV

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