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HCC News Team  |  Feb 28, 2022  |  0 comments
AVR11, AVR21, AVR31 [pictured] and AV41 feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity as part of an 'on-point' specification and promise 'thrilling musicality'
Mark Craven  |  Feb 25, 2022  |  0 comments
Loudspeakers are the trusty stalwarts of your AV system. Your flatscreen TV may suffer from screenburn, your PJ lamp might blow, your disc-spinner might just decide it doesn't want to actually spin discs. Yet, says Marck Cravem loudspeakers keep on rocking...
Mark Craven  |  Feb 24, 2022  |  0 comments
We check out an install project that overhauled a previous setup with fresh hardware and a luxurious aesthetic
HCC News Team  |  Feb 24, 2022  |  0 comments
£7,500 model eschews laser and 8K e-Shift to become brand's 'entry-level' 4K HDR beamer
John Archer  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendDenon's entry-level X Series AV receiver is also its most advanced in terms of HDMI connectivity. Go figure, says John Archer

Thanks to problems with first-generation HDMI 2.1 ports, the last year was unusually tumultuous for the AV receiver and amplifier world. The late arrival of Denon's AVR-X1700H (sold in the UK exclusively through retailer Peter Tyson) therefore turns out to be quite handy.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedPiega's slender, sweet-sounding loudspeakers want to sneak into Mark Craven's movie room

The AV industry once happily threw around the term Wife Acceptance Factor (or WAF for short). This was applied to any bit of gear that looked as if it had been styled for the home, not a pro-grade studio – in other words, it looked nice, and wasn't huge. I was reminded of this by Piega's Ace 50 floorstander.

John Archer  |  Feb 05, 2022  |  0 comments
BenQ's new projector treats gamers pretty well, but John Archer isn't convinced it's for movie lovers too

Video gaming is currently enjoying the sort of explosion in popularity that home cinema did in the 1980s. Sales of the latest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles are truly mind-boggling (despite ongoing supply issues). It's no surprise, then, to see makers of traditionally AV gear suddenly falling over themselves to cater for the gaming market.

HCC News Team  |  Feb 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Promotion runs until April as the Korean brand prepares to introduce 2022 TV lineup this spring, includes a £750 saving on the flagship SP11RA
John Archer  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendIf you're looking for high-performance home cinema and music sound from a single box, John Archer thinks the HT-A7000 could be just the job

Some soundbars prioritise convenience and price, while others prioritise sound quality, features and versatility. Sony's new HT-A7000 is very much one of the latter.

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