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.

Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2017

Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2017

It’s that time of year again when our heads become all giddy like we’ve just had a coffee chugging contest with the world’s thirstiest man. The Bristol Sound & Vision show launched its 30th exhibition of Hifi and home cinema …read more

Product review: Denon SYS2020

Product review: Denon SYS2020

AV Sub-Satellite packages can struggle to cut the mustard in the entry levels, struggling to balance affordable build quality and retain a decent sound quality. The SYS2020 is HiFi Heavyweight Denon’s venture into this often saturated market. The SYS2020 is …read more

Product review: Viewsonic PRO7827HD

Product review: Viewsonic PRO7827HD

It’s not often that you get a such a wide variety of features on a projector under £600 and still keep the level of quality high, but that’s exactly what Viewsonic hope to do with the PRO7827HD… Set as a cut …read more

Product video: Yamaha RXA860 AV receiver

Product video: Yamaha RXA860 AV receiver

Rob from our Southampton store takes a close look at the Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver from Yamaha, the RXA860 (tap here for full product details on our website). For more information, or to organise a demonstration, please give your local …read more

Product review: Samsung KU6020 TV range

Product review: Samsung KU6020 TV range

Samsung’s latest range of Ultra HD TVs have certainly impressed and won a number of awards. So how does the KU6020 range fair?… The KU6020 range is Ultra HD and HDR compatible, so is ready to receive the latest and greatest …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXA2060 AV receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXA2060 AV receiver

Yamaha’s cruiserweight AV receiver is now available and (as expected) it’s very impressive! We get hands-on to really test out its capabilities, and to see if our demonstration room can contain it… The RXA2060 is built like an absolute tank. Yamaha …read more

Product review: Oppo UDP203 4K Blu-ray player

Product review: Oppo UDP203 4K Blu-ray player

4K Blu-ray players are still relatively new to the scene, with to date only a few options being available. First up was the highly-reviewed DMPUB900 from Panasonic, followed by the ’700, and also Samsung’s UBDK8500. Microsoft also threw a spanner …read more

Product review: Onkyo TXL50 AV receiver

Product review: Onkyo TXL50 AV receiver

Will Onkyo’s latest super slim amplifier measure up to its bigger brothers? Here at Richer Sounds I hear many an argument between couples regarding AV equipment. It is usually a cable related topic, but every now and again, its that AV …read more