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Goodbye telly, hello tablet

Goodbye telly, hello tablet

Why splash out on a projector and speakers when you can hold a tablet to your nose and wear headphones?

tag Opinion, TV, Video-on-demand

Return of the Matte

Return of the Matte

Revisiting Ghostbusters on Blu-ray helps us rediscover the power of the traditional matte painting

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Don't dismiss fantasy TV! Or rom-coms, either...

Don't dismiss fantasy TV! Or rom-coms, either...

Why do some people still get so caught up with the notion of genre?

tag Opinion, TV

Looking for 4K content? Check out YouTube

Looking for 4K content? Check out YouTube

We're still waiting for UHD Blu-ray, so make the most of the 4K home-brew scene

tag 4K, Ultra HD, YouTube, Opinion

Don't throw out those rusty film cans!

Don't throw out those rusty film cans!

Could there be a lost piece of film or TV history sitting in your attic?

tag Silent films, BFI, Doctor Who

Much ado about Dolby Atmos

Much ado about Dolby Atmos

Expect UK labels to embrace Atmos on Blu-ray? Not if past experience is anything to go by...

tag Opinion, Blu-ray, Dolby, Atmos

Should I pay more attention to the AV small stuff?

Should I pay more attention to the AV small stuff?

I thought I knew everything about speakers. Now it turns out I don't, and I'm wondering if my entire approach to home cinema is wrong

tag Opinion, Speakers

Why I want flatpacked flatscreens!

Why I want flatpacked flatscreens!

Because too much choice complicates the AV buying process...

tag Opinion, TV, AV receiver

Taking a Zen approach to home cinema

Taking a Zen approach to home cinema

'After stripping away some of the excesses of my AV setup I found I had more room to sit down...'

tag Oppo, Denon, Velodyne, Opinion, Surround sound

Putting the hard in hardware

Putting the hard in hardware

Is the complexity of modern AV hardware holding our hobby back from mass-market appeal?

TV: The next generation

TV: The next generation

What hope is there for films in the increasingly TV-centric world of streaming video?

All (sound)bar none

All (sound)bar none

Even the most ardent multichannel fan can have their head turned by a top-notch soundbar

The BBC has put 3D 'on hold', but it can still be fun

The BBC has put 3D 'on hold', but it can still be fun

Blockbuster movies are where it works best - not tennis

Big screen battle

Big screen battle

Could a super-sized TV really be financially preferable to a projector in a home cinema?

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

The UK has been dragging its economic heels for years, but parts of the AV industry are thriving

Double the bass, double the trouble

Double the bass, double the trouble

Looking for a real challenge? Try adding a second subwoofer to your home cinema setup...

The mile-high film club

The mile-high film club

In-flight entertainment is getting better all the time - but AV quality still matters

Has the HTPC finally come of age?

Has the HTPC finally come of age?

If you're keen to maximise your home cinema then this decade old idea still has a lot going for it

Projectors need time in the limelight

Projectors need time in the limelight

Good demos are key to showcasing bigscreen tech to punters

Trouble with the curve

Trouble with the curve

There's definitely a future for curved screens, but recent examples from Samsung and LG aren't it

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