Home Cinema Choice March 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.

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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
AV Tech Media Ltd
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Monthly
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11 Números

en este número

1 min.
welcome

Is 'out with the old, in with the new?' itself becoming old hat? I ask because this issue we get reacquainted with JVC's DLA-N7 projector (p68), which has used two successive firmware updates to keep its performance premium, and report on Bang & Olufsen's new Beosound Level speaker (p16), the company's first to offer a modular construction and the promise of future upgrades. Firmware updates can be irksome for AV enthusiasts. No one wants their favourite flatscreen TV to suddenly lose a feature thanks to an overnight, over-the-net 'tweak. But when they're used to give consumers a better experience (often for no extra cost) and save us from considering an entirely new hardware upgrade, what's not to love? Modular designs, too, are a common-sense solution to the rapid pace of technology.…

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1 min.
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 Anton van Beek: Our avid movie watcher and disc collector cut his teeth on Total DVD 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…

1 min.
lightning strikes twice

Optoma UHD38/UHD35 www.optoma.co.uk NEWS HIGHLIGHTS PIEGA Ace ribbon tweeter speaker trio launched ROON Refresh for music curation platform BANG & OLUFSEN Danish sound specialist debuts first 'modular' smart speaker NEWS X10 The hottest news stories in bite-sized chunks PRESS PLAY Discs spinning your way this month GODZILLA Beast from the East is back on 4K Blu & MORE! Optoma has launched a pair of 4K projectors that it says improve upon last year's home entertainment/gaming-focused UHD30 [HCC #315]. Priced £1,000 and £1,100 respectively, both the UHD35 (rated at 3,600 Lumens) and UHD38 (4,000 Lumens) promise 'lightning-fast, low-latency' playback and support HDR10 and HLG. Beyond the difference in lamp output, the models share the same curved white chassis design, dual HDMI connectivity and 1.5-1.66:1 throw and 1.1x zoom optics. ONLINE… For breaking AV news, blogs,…

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1 min.
piega plays its ace

Piega Ace www.piega.ch New from Swiss loudspeaker marque Piega is the Ace series. This three-strong aluminium cabinet range replaces the outgoing To micro models to become its entry-level option, but once again features the company’s preferred AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high-frequency driver for 'sweet' treble delivery. Cinema system builders can mix and match from the Ace 50 floorstander (£1980p/p), Ace 30 bookshelf (£980p/p) and Ace Center (£590), which all partner the AMT tweeter with one or more custom 4in bass/mid drivers. Piega offers three finish options – natural aluminium (pictured), anodised black and gloss white.…

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1 min.
don't ask how much it costs…

Ultra-high-end TV marque C-Seed has announced 'the world's first' (and probably last) 165in foldable Micro LED TV. The 4K HDR-capable M1 is installed on a 'sculpture-like' column that rises from a void in your floor, before unfurling its five screen wings to create an over-sized panel with a seamless bezel. Four colour options and casing choices are available. Potential buyers should book a flight to the company's Beverly Hills showroom for a demo, where C-Seed will then tell you it costs $400,000. www.cseed.tv…

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2 min.
pmc celebrates 30 years

Peter Thomas, owner and founder of UK loudspeaker brand PMC, says he is looking forward 'to the next chapter in the PMC story' as it records its 30th anniversary. Thomas was a BBC engineer in the early 1990s when he collaborated with fellow engineer Adrian Loader (of FWO Bauch) on a loudspeaker designed to meet the broadcasting company's requirements for a high-resolution and premium-performance studio monitor. The resulting speaker was initially known as the Big Box (and it's easy to see why) before being renamed the BB5 and taking up residence in the Beeb's Maida Vale Studios. Subsequently, Martin and Loader established their own company, PMC, and followed the BB5 with their first domestic model, the LB1. Coming home Over the following thirty years, PMC's range has expanded to include floorstander and standmount home…

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