Richard Stevenson  |  Jun 21, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendWith a new range of subwoofers to sample, Richard Stevenson naturally opted for the flagship 15in model

Heading up a trio of new premium subwoofers from British brand Monitor Audio, the Anthra W15 arrived at my home cinema via a puce-face courier struggling under the weight. It came in one of the smallest boxes I've seen for a 15in sub, suggesting a model with the density of a small star, plus instant appeal for anyone turned off by the trend of big-driver bassmakers having equally gargantuan cabinets...

Steve May  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedThe top dog in JBL's retro-themed Authentics wireless speaker range, the 500 is a hefty, high-powered music system that plays loud with impressive bass extension. If you want delicate hi-fi, look elsewhere. This big boy is bad to the bone.
John Archer  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendIt might have taken longer than we'd hoped, but king-sized TVs are starting to hit prices us regular Joes can actually afford. No brand is leading this 'massive screens for less cash' charge more aggressively than TCL – and no other giant TCL TV proves this point more than the 85in 85C805K, which can be yours for £1,575.
Martin Pipe  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments
Now every cinephile's favourite disc format, Blu-ray's evolution began over twenty years ago and was marked by an infamous format war, changing 'profiles' and premium priced hardware...
Jamie Biesemans  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendAfter a period of absence, Pioneer wants to return to its former position as one of the main AV receiver brands. And what's the best way to go about this? By launching an all-singing, all-dancing 11-channel model to compete with the similarly specified amps of its rivals. Enter the VSA-LX805.
 |  May 15, 2024  |  0 comments

While it took Samsung much longer than, well, just about everyone else to fully board the OLED TV train, the South Korean company seems eager to make up for lost time. In 2024 it is significantly expanding its OLED offering, even dipping down to 48in on a new, entry-level lineup, and with its flagship S95D series, tested here at 65in, it's also seeking to rewrite the OLED performance rule book.

Daniel Sait  |  May 14, 2024  |  0 comments
It's a case of 'come on down' in this three-level cinema where movies, games and a drink at the bar are on offer...
John Archer  |  May 06, 2024  |  0 comments
Away from its flagship flatscreens, Hisense continues to battle it out in the entry-level TV arena...
HCC News Team  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments
American brand's new flagship lineup debuts includes three floorstanders – and an Atmos solution for home cinema systems