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Home Cinema Choice

Home Cinema Choice May 2019

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.

United Kingdom
AV Tech Media Ltd
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£4(Incl. tax)
£28(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

In this issue

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When we choose our Disc of the Month it's typically an easy pick, yet this issue a trio of platters arrived that caused us to pause. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not only worthy of the highest praise for its groundbreaking animation techniques, it looks and sounds simply phenomenal on 4K BD. Then there's the Aquaman platter, which combines aspect ratio switching and an LFE-laden Dolby Atmos soundmix with perhaps the best advert for home cinema's wide colour and HDR technologies I've yet seen. But what's this making a late challenge? Lionsgate's 4K BD of Robin Hood [2018], which adopts a consumer friendly HDR10+ and Dolby Vision approach, chucks in a fantastic Atmos mix, and – thanks to its 8K digital cinematography – looks as sharp as one of Robin's arrow tips.…

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www.homecinemachoice.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor Mark Craven mark.craven@homecinemachoice.com Deputy Editor Anton van Beek anton.vanbeek@homecinemachoice.com Art Editor John Rook CONTRIBUTORS Steve May, John Archer, Tekura Maeva, Jon Thompson, Rik Henderson, Steve Withers, Ed Selley, David Vivian, Jamie Biesemans Photography Mike Prior ADVERTISING Advertising Sales Executive Richard Morris Mob: 07834 346461 E-mail: richard.morris@homecinemachoice.com MARKETING AND SUBSCRIPTIONS UK: New, Renewals and Enquiries Tel: 0344 243 9023 E-mail: help@hcc.secureorder.co.uk USA & CANADA: Toll Free: 001 866 647 9191 REST OF WORLD: New, Renewals and Enquiries Tel: +44 (0) 1604 828 748 BACK ISSUES www.mags-uk.com MANAGEMENT TEAM Group Editor Paul Miller, paul.miller@avtechmedia.co.uk Group Sales Manager Sonia Smart Subscriptions Manager Kate Hall Chief Executive Owen Davies Published by AVTech Media Ltd Suite 25, Eden House, Enterprise Way Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6HF Tel: 0844 412 2262 From outside the UK: +44 (0) 1689 869 840 Distributed in the UK by Marketforce UK Ltd BACKGROUND WALL IMAGES: ©STOCK.ADOBE.COM ©SHUTTERSTOCK.COM ©iSTOCKPHOTO.COM Home Cinema Choice, ISSN 1359-6276, is published monthly with an additional issue in May by AVTech Media Ltd, a…

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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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sound and vision combined

Optoma UHZ65UST → www.optoma.co.uk Optoma is lining up a Summer launch for a new ultra-short-throw (UST) 4K Laser projector, named the UHZ65UST. Claiming to deliver a 100in 4K HDR image from a throw distance of less than 50cm, this stylish PJ will also support Full HD 3D playback, and feature Optoma's Pure Motion frame interpolation tech and voice control smarts. Unusually, the UHZ65UST also features a built-in soundbar, developed by Optoma's sister brand NuForce, with separate bass/HF drivers. Pricing remains TBC. 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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apple bitten by vod bug

Apple has announced its long-rumoured Apple TV+ streaming service will launch later this year, promising a slate of content produced in collaboration with TV/film heavyweights including Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, M Night Shyamalan and more. Confirmation came during the tech giant's keynote event in March. Apple is describing its TV+ platform as 'the new home for the world's most creative storytellers.' Pricing details remain unannounced, with Apple suggesting they'll be unveiled when TV+ arrives in the Autumn, but it did confirm the service will be ad-free. Similarly, Apple is tight-lipped on any technical information regarding HDR, resolution or sound formats. But it's hard to see the corporation not following the VOD herd in offering 4K HDR streams with object-based audio – particularly as its iTunes Movies service embraces HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby…

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Team HCC spins up its disc picks of the month The Girl in the Spider's Web (UHD Blu-ray) Fede Alvarez's pacy thriller not only delivers superior UHD imagery, but it's also the rare instance of a film getting a 4K release in the UK and not the US. Evil Dead II (Ultra HD Blu-ray) Surprisingly good 4K visuals make this disc an essential upgrade for fans of the classic horror-comedy. Sister Street Fighter Collection (Region B Blu-ray) Four of the wildest pieces of 1970s Japanese action cinema you'll ever see in one handy Blu-ray release. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (All-region Blu-ray) We've been revisiting Steve Rogers at his very best to prepare for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. Creed II (Ultra HD Blu-ray) This 4K disc lands a knockout blow with its crisp visuals and HDR10/Dolby Vision grading.…