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LG HLX56S Network 3D Blu-ray home cinema system

LG HLX56S net savvy 3D Blu-ray soundbar combo

Review LG’s HLX56S is an audacious all-in-one home cinema system, cast in the guise of a mild-mannered soundbar. With integrated 3D Blu-ray player, copious amplification and IPTV portal, it’s got everything you need for the upmarket man-cave, in a package easily parked beneath a 40in or larger flatscreen. LG HLX56S Network 3D Blu-ray …
Steve May, 2 Feb 2012
Ferguson Hill FH009 home theatre system

Ferguson Hill FH009 home theatre system

Review If you’ve ever considered bolting a hulking great stereo system onto your TV, then make a beeline for Ferguson Hill. Its FH009 could be just thing you're looking for. Ferguson Hill FH009 home theatre system Clearly different: Ferguson Hill's FH009 home theatre system Comprising a pair of the brand’s characteristic …
Steve May, 5 Jan 2012
Jamo S426 HCS 3 home cinema speaker system

Jamo S 426 HCS 3 home cinema speakers

Review There is no shortage of home cinema speaker packages priced at around the £300 mark. It is less common to find one incorporating a large floorstanding pair but that’s exactly what long-established Danish brand Jamo is offering with this bundle. It seems too good to be true, yet somehow it is. Jamo S426 HCS 3 home cinema …
Ian Calcutt, 22 Nov 2011
Panasonic SC-BTT270 5.1 Blu-ray home theatre

Panasonic SC-BTT270 5.1 Blu-ray home theatre

Review For an all inclusive Blu-ray home cinema, this Panasonic system sure comes in a small box. But everything you need for 21st century surround sound is inside, including satellite speakers and subwoofer, Blu-ray receiver and metres of colour coded bell-wire. Thankfully, the SC-BTT270 sounds somewhat larger than it looks. …
Steve May, 18 Nov 2011
Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Head Mounted Display

Sony HMZ-T1 3D head mounted display

Review Watching a movie with Sony’s strap-on Personal 3D Head Mounted Display is one of the more extraordinary cinematic experiences you can have. Imagine the intensity of large screen IMAX somehow ciphered through display panels more befitting a digital camera. It’s like watching TV in a sensory deprivation tank: weird, uncomfortable …
Steve May, 16 Nov 2011
Eight soundbars

Eight... spatial soundbars

Product Round-up TV’s have been getting thinner and thinner over the last few years, with some of today’s LED sets almost impossibly slim. Although picture quality has been improving, the tight amount of space available in these slim-line chassis means that they tend to house tiny speakers that produce audio that’s got less bottom end than most …
Niall Magennis, 21 Apr 2011
Teufel System 8

Teufel System 8 THX Ultra 2 home cinema speakers

Review German speaker folk Teufel are promoting the System 8 as the world's smallest system to have received THX Ultra2 certification. But don't get the idea that this is a discreet system. It's a monolithic stack of boxes that will demand attention in any room that's much smaller than an auditorium, including a subwoofer that looks as …
Dave Oliver, 5 Nov 2010
Teufel System 5

Teufel System 5 home cinema speakers

Review Last year Berlin-based manufacturer Teufel produced what it called "the first surround sound speaker set to be certified to THX's stringent THX Select2 standards" with the clue's-in-the-name moniker of the System 5 THX Select2. The product was able to match its specs to THX's criteria by using two subwoofers and three-way …
Dave Oliver, 16 Jul 2010
Samsung HT C6930 Home Cinema

Samsung HT-C6930 3D Blu-ray home cinema set

Review If you like your visual entertainment to leap out of the TV and in to the living room, the 3D-capable Samsung HT-C6930 home theatre kit may well be for you. And there are several other reasons why this system deserves serious consideration if you're after a state-of-the-art home cinema. Samsung HT C6930 Home Cinema Samsung's …
Adrian Justins, 10 Jul 2010

Sony intros 3D-ready home cinema sets

Sony has rolled out a pair of home cinema kits, plus a third rig that bundles a 3D Blu-ray Disc player with one of first two sets of speakerage. The base offering is the HT-AS5, which combines four compact speakers with a big sub-woofer that also contains the set's 1000W digital amplifier, audio processor and an RDS FM radio …
Hard Reg, 5 Jul 2010
Panasonic SC-BT735

Panasonic SC-BT735 Blu-ray home cinema kit

Review Well-heeled home cinema devotees like to put together a trustworthy disc player, an amp built like a battleship and classy, carefully chosen speakers. Meanwhile, the budget and mid-range market is catered for by simple one-box packages, which flourished in the DVD era, so it’s no surprise to find an increasing number based on …
Ian Calcutt, 12 Jun 2010
Sony BDV-E370

Sony BDV-E370 Blu-ray home cinema kit

Review If you can’t be bothered messing around with a separate Blu-ray player, amp and surround sound speaker set-up, then an all-in-one home cinema kit such as the BDV-E370 from Sony may be just the sort of set up you’re looking for. Sony BDV E370 Sound and vision: Sony's BDV-E370 The main unit combines a Blu-ray player with an …
JBL 1400 Array

JBL flogs monster speakers at monster prices

Here's a picture: a 300W loudspeaker designed for the Project Synthesis home theatre system. JBL 1400 Array A rich sound? Standing at just over a metre tall and weighing 52kg a piece, JBL's 1400 Array floor-standing speakers are not for the shallow-pocketed - a single pair retails at an eye-popping £8,500. Incorporating …
Caleb Cox, 1 Jun 2010

Sony claims home cinema kit helps movie buffs keep the noise down

If you’ve recently been served with an ASBO for making too much noise, then Sony’s lined-up a home cinema range that should help, because its latest speaker and player combo range automatically limits sudden loud sound effects. Sony_DAVDZ860W Sony's DAV-DZ: suppresses sudden sound bursts All three models in the Bravia DAV- …
James Sherwood, 25 Feb 2008

LG promises pretty pictures

IFA 07 LG is either chasing the girls or getting in touch with its feminine side through its latest creations. The company has announced the Design Art range, which includes LCD TVs and is claimed to be beautiful both when in use and when switched off. LG_Design_Art LG's Design Art LCD: pretty as a picture The LCD range was …

Sony to simplify home cinema with all-in-one Bravia

If you've already considered a home cinema system but been put off by the thought of all that bulky equipment and complicated set-up procedures, Sony thinks it has the answer for you: the Bravia DAV-X10. sony_davx10 Sony's DAV-X10: compact yet powerful The DAV-X10 home cinema system comprises a pair of 80W surroun-sound …
James Sherwood, 20 Jul 2007

Sony goes Bose with teeny-tiny home cinema rig

Sony's latest home cinema system looks set to give micro-speaker pioneer Bose a run for its money. The DAV-150's sub-woofer is a big as you'd expect but the five satellite speakers are small enough you could paint 'em with dots and play a game of dice. Sony DAV-150 micro speaker Sony's DAV-150: let's hear if for the small …
Tony Smith, 24 May 2007

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