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Home Cinema Choice

Home Cinema Choice

Summer 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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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
AV Tech Media Ltd
Periodicidad:
Monthly
USD 4.60
USD 40.29
11 Números

en este número

1 min.
bulletin

Homegrown home cinema Mitchell & Brown ➜ www.mitchellandbrown.co.uk UK home entertainment marque Mitchell & Brown has unveiled a 30-strong range of Brit-built TVs for 2021, running from second-room smallscreen HD Ready and Full HD sets to flagship 4K models in 43in, 50in, 55in and 65in guise, all with a seven-year warranty. The latter screens support Dolby Vision HDR playback and Amazon Alexa voice control, and feature a smart portal with Freeview Play catchup, Prime Video and Netflix apps. Pricing peaks at £900 for the 65in 65UHD18114K. 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…

1 min.
aventage assemble!

Yamaha is prepping a new flagship AV receiver due to land in August. The RX-A8A tops its Aventage class of 8K-ready premium models (see p10 for more) and will come with a suitably premium price of £3,300. Amplification is rated at 11 x 150W, enabling out-of-the-box 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X playback, while Yamaha’s proprietary Surround: AI processing – 'the only artificial intelligence found in an AV receiver' – is given a fresh boost by an upgraded 64-bit quad-core processor. The Aventage styling has also been overhauled, but the central fifth foot remains……

2 min.
av industry giving back

An AV industry initiative founded in 2009 to design and install cinema rooms in children’s hospices across the UK has plans to step up the pace. Having reached an initial goal of completing 25 rooms by 2020, Together For Cinema founder Ian Morrish says the new target is for 25 more rooms over the next five years. '[We] can deliver so much more, and as an industry pulling together we can make so much more of a difference to so many,' says Morrish of the organisation he set up after watching an episode of The Secret Millionaire that featured a holiday home for terminally ill children. A greater commitment The ambitious installation target is part of a new approach by Together For Cinema described as 'a fuller focus and a greater commitment.' Morrish…

1 min.
sharp tv is out of the frame…

Telly maker Sharp has launched a pair of 'frameless' TV ranges designed to 'blend effortlessly into the living room environment.' Both the DN and DL series are 4K HDR-enabled and run the Android TV 9.0 OS. Integrated speaker systems are from Harman/Kardon. Buyers seeking a genuine bigscreen experience will likely be tempted by the 65DL3KA (£730) or 65DN3KA (£750), both 65in models. Yet despite there being only a £20 difference in ticket price, the inclusion of Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos support on the DN model makes it look like an obvious upgrade. There are also 50in options in both series, priced £530 (50DL3KA) and £550 (50DN3KA). Again, the pricier set enjoys the Dolby tech. All four of Sharp’s TVs feature HDMI 2.0 connections, Bluetooth and USB multimedia playback. www.sharpconsumer.com…

3 min.
news x10

1 All aboard the upgrade train Denon and Marantz have announced upgraded iterations of their flagship AV amplifier and processor respectively. New from Denon is the AVC-X8500A, priced £3,700, a successor to its 2018-era 13-channel AVC-X8500 amp. Sound United stablemate Marantz, meanwhile, is launching the AV8805A (£3,900), an overhaul of the 13-channel AV8805 processor. The new 'A'-class models replace outgoing hardware at retailers, and owners of earlier units can have the upgrade (a new HDMI board introducing a dedicated 8K-capable HDMI 2.1 input) carried out by an authorised dealer for £650. 2 Mubi joins pod race Cinephile streaming service/distributor Mubi has launched a podcast series. Its first sixepisode season, 'Lost in Translation', focuses on film releases from around the world, beginning with Paul Verhoeven’s Dutch-language feature Turkish Delight. Find it on Spotify, Google…

1 min.
face to face

Your go-to demo discs for picture quality… The Revenant 4K is absolutely outstanding and The Shining (pictured) is a brilliant example of an older movie which looks incredible in 4K. Blade Runner 2049 is a go-to demo for PQ too. Nick Guy I remember using Top Gun on VHS video in normal surround sound and impressing people on a system before even Pro-logic came out. I'm showing my age now! Andy Edwards Gemini Man. The frame rate really pushes the boundaries. Steve Old Synapse’s 4K release of Suspiria. Absolutely stunning picture and audio, and a perfect example of what the format can do. Murray Lothian What you're watching on your home cinema… I'm gonna watch my mate’s Blu-ray copy of Zack Snyder’s Justice League to see if it’s worth buying the 4K disc. Gary Sharples Monster Hunter…