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: Samsung UE55LS003 Frame TV

Product review: Samsung UE55LS003 Frame TV

I think we can all agree that despite televisions getting more aesthetically pleasing, you wouldn’t exactly call them “art”. Their minimalistic feel and slim designs, while not terrible to look at, wouldn’t look quite as good as a nice picture …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXV383 AV Receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXV383 AV Receiver

  Yamaha’s RXV3 series has long been the benchmark for inexpensive AV receivers. The range has long gained acclaim for its simple feature set and excellent performance at the entry level price point leading to it picking up What Hi-Fi? …read more

Product Review: Panasonic SCSB1 Soundbar

Product Review: Panasonic SCSB1 Soundbar

Space has always been at a premium when trying to fit any kind of home cinema equipment into any modern living space. Nobody wants to have to change their whole living room around to accommodate some speakers. This is why …read more

Product review: Denon Heos Bar & Sub

Product review: Denon Heos Bar & Sub

One of the few downsides of choosing a soundbar set up as opposed to a traditional home cinema system is that you inevitably lose performance in order to gain practicality and aesthetics. The SONOS PLAYBAR, whilst being one of the …read more

Product review: Samsung HWMS6501 TV soundbar

Product review: Samsung HWMS6501 TV soundbar

As televisions become more aesthetically pleasing every year, the last thing we want to do is clutter up the living space with big unsightly boxes… One thing that is becoming more and more important is how our home entertainment systems …read more

Product review: Denon Heos AV Receiver

Product review: Denon Heos AV Receiver

With the multi-room streaming market growing bigger all the time, manufacturers need to do something a little different to catch the consumer’s eye and steal a march on competitors. Enter the HEOS AVR by Denon… Up until now, if you …read more