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: Yamaha RXA680 AV receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXA680 AV receiver

We all want the best of everything, but for plenty of reasons we can’t always have all we want at once. Or at least that’s what we believed before the emergence of Yamaha’s Aventage line of AV receivers. Read on …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXA1080 AV receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXA1080 AV receiver

When companies release a range of new products every year it would be easy to imagine that they’ve literally just put a bigger number on the front panel and not changed anything internally from the previous model. Not so with …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXV585 AV receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXV585 AV receiver

Yamaha has launched an updated line of AV receivers for the coming year with some exciting improvements to an already fantastic range. Join us as we look at the new RXV585 to see what’s changed and see whether now is …read more

Product review: Panasonic FX750 TV range

Product review: Panasonic FX750 TV range

It’s that time of year again when television manufacturers are releasing their new models for 2018 and Panasonic are no different. So, to kick things off we sat down with Panasonic’s new FX750 TV range – specifically the TX49FX750. This TV …read more

Product review: Pioneer VSX LX303 AV receiver

Product review: Pioneer VSX LX303 AV receiver

Today’s cinephiles have some of the widest choices ever available when it comes to equipment and maximising the sound from their favourite movies. In particular the price point for the latest standards of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio encoding has …read more

Product review: Samsung Q6FN TV range

Product review: Samsung Q6FN TV range

Samsung’s QLED TVs have been among some of the best when it comes to getting the most out of the latest content. Unfortunately, the high specs create an equally high asking price making it difficult to get into when you’re …read more

Product review: LG SK8100 TV range

Product review: LG SK8100 TV range

LG’s new range of Super UHD TVs bring an exciting range of new features to the mid-range market for 2018… With their striking design and vibrant display, LG’s Super UHD TVs really do offer a compelling option to tempt those …read more