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: Philips PUS6754 TV range

Product review: Philips PUS6754 TV range

With 4K UHD with HDR compatibility now making up many televisions sold in the UK each year how can a manufacturer stand out from the crowd with their new models? One way is by offering as much choice as possible …read more

Product review: Philips Performance Series TVs

Product review: Philips Performance Series TVs

Electronics giant, Philips, have eschewed the traditional naming system for its latest TV range, with its latest sets dubbed Performance Series, claiming it’s “the one to watch”. But will it be numero uno in the competitive mid-range TV category, or …read more

Product review: Samsung HWQ70R Soundbar

Product review: Samsung HWQ70R Soundbar

The Samsung HWQ70R delivers cinema-like performance from a compact package that fits in almost any space. Like 4K or UHD in the TV industry, the buzzword in AV circles of recent years has been ‘Dolby Atmos’. Much discussion has been …read more

Product review: Sony XG7073 TV

Product review: Sony XG7073 TV

While the market for entry level 4K televisions has become crowded of late there’s always interest when an established brand launches a new model. Today we look at Sony’s new XG70 model and see how it stands out in the current …read more

Product review: Panasonic GZ950 TV range

Product review: Panasonic GZ950 TV range

While 4K HDR televisions have become the norm in the last few years, there is still space for new models to dazzle. Whether that’s with the latest screen technology, the best HDR support or, in the case of the GZ950 …read more