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Home Cinema Choice

Home Cinema Choice July 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
13 期號


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While downloading Captain America: The Winter Soldier to a Sky Q box recently (I'm in the midst of a Marvel binge) I was surprised to find the option to watch it in 3D. With everyone insisting the format is dead due to lack of support from 4K HDR TVs, I'd forgotten Sky hasn't yet sealed the lid on the coffin. Nor has the movie industry or Blu-ray labels. 3D may not be as popular with cinemagoers as it was during the Avatar era (ten years ago!), but it remains a money-spinner at the multiplex. And for home cinema fans retaining a 3D-capable TV or projector (where the technology is still included in new models), there's a steady drip of discs serving up stereoscopic thrills (see p28 for our roundup). This month there's…

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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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delta force

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS BOWERS & WILKINS Formation audio range unveiled SOUND UNITED Denon parent snaps up Onkyo/Pioneer brands ORBITSOUND Air D1 speaker targets high-end market AT THE PLEX This month's cinema releases NEWS X10 The hottest news stories in bite-sized chunks US Familiar faces ready to scare on 4K BD… & MORE! Classé's smart-looking Delta Mono is a mono power amplifier designed to give 300W of premium, performance-enhancing Class AB grunt, while also able to run in Class A mode up to 35W. Available later this year following full production at Japan's Shirakawa Audio Works factory, the amp features an ICTunnel cooling system (with front-facing air intake), VU meter and system-integrating connections include 12V trigger and RS-232. Price is £11,000. We'll take two… ONLINE… For breaking AV news, blogs, features and reviews visit www.homecinemachoice.com Follow…

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updating disney classics

AE adds LFE to 300 Series Acoustic Energy has announced a subwoofer model to complete its 300 Series. The AE308 uses a 500W (RMS) power plant to drive its downfiring 12in pulp-fibre driver, in a sealed cabinet available in gloss white (£900), gloss black (£900) and real wood walnut (£950) finishes, to match the standmount, floorstander and centre channel speakers in the range. The sub's DSP engine handles Movie, Music and Impact presets; frequency response is rated down to 26Hz. www.acoustic-energy.co.uk Slicker Sonos with Flexson UK-based Sonos accessories specialist Flexson is expanding its suite of add-ons with wall-mounts designed to house the speaker corp's Playbar and Beam soundbars. Both feature steel chassis and aim to deliver a discreet, nearinvisible install – the £30 Playbar mount measures just 16mm deep, resulting in a flush-to-wall…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Ultra HD BD) This amazing superhero 'toon continues to dazzle with the sensational 4K imagery and Atmos audio served up by this must-own UHD platter. Annihilation (Ultra HD Blu-ray) This long-awaited Ultra HD BD shows off Alex Garland's provocative sci-fi thriller in all its shimmering 4K HDR glory. What We Do in the Shadows: Season One (BBC2 HD) Dead-funny smallscreen vampire comedy spin-off is bigger in scope and laughs than the 2014 film. Aliens: Special Edition (All-region BD) The only sensible option once you've tired of watching Alien in 4K HDR. Everybody Wants Some!! (Region B BD) Dazed and Confused's return to Blu-ray prompted us to dig out Linklater's thematic sequel.…

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lining up in formation

Bowers & Wilkins has launched a new five-model line of wireless audio products, known as Formation Suite, offering what the company says is 'whole-home sound without compromise.' The five products utilise a proprietary mesh network combined with a speaker synchronization function (developed in conjunction with B&W parent company EVA) that will transfer audio between speakers in under a claimed one microsecond, and with 24-bit/96kHz resolution. These features allow the Formation Suite to guarantee the 'highest form of sound,' according to B&W. HCC attended the launch to experience the new Formation family, which consists of the Formation Duo powered bookshelf speakers (£3,500 per pair); three-channel Formation Bar soundbar (£1,000, see p8); Formation Bass subwoofer (£900); a table-top stereo speaker, replacing the former Zeppelin model, dubbed Formation Wedge (£900); and Formation Audio (£600), a…