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Home Cinema Choice January (Yearbook) 2020

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.

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1 min.
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're hoping to give your kit rack an early upgrade as we head into 2020, it's the place to look. On the software side, in addition to our usual roundup of new 4K discs and Blu-rays, our annual Movie Awards (p21) celebrates the very best releases of 2019, including big-budget blockbusters, TV series and classic restorations. And if you're planning an update of your own cinema room, then check out this issue's selection of readers' systems (p104), and our Dream Theatre of the Year (p30). You might be inspired to get started immediately! Editor…

1 min.
contributors

John Archer: The experienced TV tester cut his teeth as an early HCC staff er 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…

1 min.
roku roll out

Hisense Roku TV → www.hisense.co.uk Hisense's Roku TVs, announced at the IFA tech show in September, have now hit the UK. Available in 43in, 50in, 55in and 65in models (with pricing ranging from £330 to £700), the sets integrate the customisable Roku OS, which off ers access to over 5,000 smart apps – including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV – plus voice control and private headphone listening via a smartphone/tablet. Other features include Freeview Play, 4K HDR support and DTS Studio Sound audio technology. 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…

3 min.
cyrus adopts wi-fi, hdmi

Cyrus has expanded its One range of high-end stereo amplifiers with a new Wi-Fi edition – the One Cast – designed for streaming and multiroom use. The Cambridge-based hi-fi specialist says the model acknowledges the shift in listening habits, and represents a change in direction for the manufacturer, away from two-channel evangelists to more mainstream buyers. The One Cast may not look overly different from its forebears, adopting the familiar truncated form factor of previous Cyrus amps, but it marks a departure in terms of features and functionality. The model is the first from the brand to feature HDMI ARC, allowing it to be the front-end in a TV setup. It's also the first high-end stereo amp to work with all three voice assistants (Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant),…

1 min.
playlist…

Aquaman (4K BD) A re-run of this comic adaptation to remind us of the potency of its HDR visuals. Does it triumph in our movie awards? See p21. Goodfellas (Blu-ray) Follow up The Irishman with Martin Scorsese's earlier Robert De Niro/Joe Pesci gangster classic. Stuber (DVD) Dave Bautista shows off his action comedy chops in this frothy, fast-paced flick that for some reason has only been given a DVD release in the UK. Anna and the Apocalypse (Blu-ray) A belated but timely UK Blu-ray debut for this charmingly festive zombie musical. The Amazing Mr. Blunden (Blu-ray) The family-friendly 1972 ghost story gets a new restoration and some spook-tacular extras.…

1 min.
at the 'plex…

The Gentlemen Jan 1: Guy Ritchie returns to London and the crime genre for The Gentlemen, an ensemble comedy starring (amongst others) Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam and Hugh Grant. 1917 Jan 10: This World War II drama about two young soldiers delivering a message behind enemy lines has been designed by director Sam Mendes to resemble a single continuous take. Sounds intriguing… Bad Boys For Life January 17: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for a third slice of Miami-based cop capers, following over a decade of on/off rumours. Previous series director Michael Bay gives way to up-and-coming Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.…