Mark Craven  |  Mar 06, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendHisense's latest 'Laser Cinema' model excels in terms of smart skill and usability, and delivers captivating 4K HDR visuals and solid sonics. Be prepared to tweak its presets, though.
Steve May  |  Mar 01, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendBehind Marantz's Stereo 70s is the idea that traditional two-channel audio is back in fashion. Combining the setup simplicity of a soundbar and the system-switching sophistication of a full blown 8K-capable AV amplifier, it offers a seductively fresh take on home theatre. It's aimed at those who want to keep things simple, aren't impressed by the prospect of a multiplicity of speakers, and who maybe prioritise music over movies and TV.
Daniel Sait  |  Mar 01, 2024  |  0 comments
A renovated outbuilding is home to this custom cinema designed to dazzle without breaking the bank
John Archer  |  Feb 28, 2024  |  0 comments
The features and price of TCL's 65C845K just don't seem compatible with each other. Here we have a 65in TV that boasts more than 2000 nits of brightness, uses Mini LED lighting and 576 separately controlled local dimming zones, and supports all the latest and greatest gaming features, yet the price tag attached to at reads just £1,049.
HCC News Team  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments
Danish speaker corp launches new seven-model range with on-wall, centre and subwoofer options
Mark Craven  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend TCL's ambition is not just to be a purveyor of well-priced mass-market tellies. Recently it's been keen to promote its range of mega-sized sets (including the £3,000 98in P745K, and – as the first brand to ever bring a mini LED model to market – it's focusing a lot on that technology too. But the 55C745K auditioned here is one of its more bread-and-butter options, being a QLED, and not mini LED model, with a £649 asking price. Does that make it a bargain?
John Archer  |  Feb 01, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend The TX-55MZ980 is Panasonic's current mid-range OLED TV – which means you have to accept a couple of limitations right off the bat. What it does have going for it, though, is its price. At £1,399 it's not only substantially more affordable than its step-up siblings, but goes toe-to-toe with big-name rivals...
Steve May  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments
JBL is one of the most storied brands in hi-fi and cinema sound. Part of the larger Harman International portfolio (since 2017 a subsidiary of global behemoth Samsung), it's uniquely synonymous with theatrical sound systems, live music, and home audio. So how did this American company become so ubiquitous? I travelled to the Harman Center of Acoustics Excellence, in Northridge, California, to unravel its entertainment ancestry.
HCC News Team  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  0 comments
Priced £3,000, new multichannel amp supports 4K/120 and 8K video passthrough, Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auto 3D, and can be upgraded with Dirac Live room correction
Anton van Beek  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments
As a pair of independent studios hope to kickstart a new era of British cult and horror flicks, Anton van Beek wonders if they should be looking to the future, not the past