Home Cinema Choice January (Yearbook) 2021

Home Cinema Choice is the UK's best-selling home cinema enthusiasts magazine. Every issue features news and reviews of the latest home cinema equipment, from amplifiers, receivers, processors and power amps, to DVD recorders, speakers, projectors and flat panel TVs. Home Cinema Choice currently publishes 11 issues a year but reserves the right to change the number of issues in an annual term.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
AV Tech Media Ltd
Fréquence:
Monthly
4,11 €(TVA Incluse)
36,04 €(TVA Incluse)
11 Numéros

dans ce numéro

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welcome

In this special yearbook issue of Home Cinema Choice, we revisit our favourite AV hardware from the last 12 months, ranging from 4K HDR TVs and projectors, AV receivers and processors, to subwoofers, speaker systems, soundbars and accessories. If you want to celebrate the start of 2021 with a system upgrade (let's face it, we could all do with something to cheer us up…), it's the place to look. Elsewhere, in addition to our usual roundup of new 4K discs and Blu-rays, our annual Movie Awards (p21) celebrates the best releases of 2020 across Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray and TV. And if you're planning an update of your own movie room, then check out this issue's selection of readers' systems (p106), and our Dream Theatre of the Year (p28). They could be just…

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contributors

John Archer: The experienced TV tester cut his teeth as an early HCC staffer Jon Thompson: Film producer and post-production expert delves into Hollywood and AV Steve May: HCC’s former Ed. is one of the UK’s most respected AV journos Martin Pipe: Technical expert Martin is renown throughout the industry Richard Stevenson: Former Editor of the UK CE trade journal ERT Ed Selley: Audiophile Ed mixes his home cinema passion with a love of vinyl Steve Withers: Movie fan, display calibrator and object-based audio obsessive…

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bulletin

The ultimate in audio? Anthem AVM 90 www.anthemav.com As part of a total revamp of its home cinema stable, Anthem has announced a new top-of-the-range AV processor that it claims represents the 'ultimate expression of audio performance.' Priced £6,750, the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Pro-capable AVM 90 offersa 15.4-channel output (with independent subwoofer control) via balanced XLR or RCA connection, allied to the company's ARC Genesis Room Correction system and 32-bit/768kHz AKM AK4499EQ DAC. Head over to p12 for more info. WWW.HOMECINEMACHOICE.COM HCC ONLINE… For breaking AV news, blogs, features and reviews visit www.homecinemachoice.com Follow us on Twitter @hccmag Like us on Facebook facebook.com/homecinemachoice…

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golden age of tv

Bang & Olufsen has adopted the latest 48in OLED panel from LG Display for its Beovision Contour, a new glam-looking 4K TV available in Gold Tone (pictured), Silver or Black Anthracite aluminium frame iterations. Promising an 'all in one cinema and music experience,' the set integrates a three-channel soundbar speaker based on the company's award-winning Beosound Stage, and can be specified with floor, wall or desktop mount. Pricing starts at £5,150. Cambridge Edge gets mono amp New to Cambridge Audio's flagship Edge separates range is the Edge M monoblock power amp. Priced £4,000-a-piece and available now, it claims a 200W/8 ohm, 350W/4 ohm output via the company's proprietary low-distortion ‘Class XA’ technology, and offers both single-ended and balanced XLR inputs. Styling continues the now traditional Edge aesthetic, meaning you get a curved…

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virgin media's 360 vision

Virgin Media has launched TV 360, an all-new premium TV platform with a raft of features currently unmatched by rivals Sky or BT TV. The new service, which landed early December, runs on its V6 set-top box and overhauls the previous TiVo platform, replacing it with a slick new interface driven by a new voice-enabled remote control. TV 360 also introduces mini boxes to the Virgin TV ecosystem. Sky Q was the first to launch partnering down-sized boxes, able to view live and recorded content from the mother STB, but the satcaster's mini hardware is restricted to HD. The new Virgin TV 360 minis – of which two can be supported – are 4K-enabled. As seen on the current V6 Virgin Media box, key streaming apps are onboard, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video…

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playlist…

The Mandalorian: S2 (Disney+) Bigger and better than before, this second season cements the Disney+ show as the best Star Wars saga since the original trilogy. Better Call Saul: S5 (BD) Yet another stacked Blu-ray boxset outing for the superb Breaking Bad spin-off series. Spring (BD) A long overdue UK Blu-ray debut for this 2014 body-horror best described as ‘Before Sunrise Casts its Shadow Over Innsmouth’. Tremors: Shrieker Island (BD) Michael Gross again battles Graboids and Shriekers in this seventh entry in the franchise. Dawn of the Dead (4K BD) With three different cuts and countless extras, this boxset is the 4K gift that keeps on giving.…

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