Mark Craven

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Mark Craven  |  Dec 04, 2018  |  0 comments
1987 sci-fi/action classic Predator, plus its two standalone sequels Predator 2 and Predators, get the 4K boxset treatment. Watching all three in succession makes for a fun, blood-soaked night in your movie room...
Mark Craven  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments
LG’s SK10Y is a big, beast of a soundbar designed to partner premium 4K TVs, shove their in-built speakers aside and bring on Dolby Atmos-flavoured home cinema entertainment. Manufactured in partnership with Meridian Audio, it takes the top spot in LG's 2018 lineup...
Mark Craven  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
Not all custom install projects are largescale and premium-priced, as this compact theatre designed by Yorkshire-based Bespoke Home Cinemas illustrates. Where many would settle for a flatscreen TV, the owner of this system wanted more...
Mark Craven  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Polk Audio is the latest brand to add wireless rear speakers to a soundbar/subwoofer system, therefore offering a 5.1 solution to those not interested in the more traditional approach based around a separate amplifier, 5.1 speaker package and oodles of speaker cable.

The system in question is the Magnifi MAX SR, available for around £600. It's the expanded version of Polk's 3.1-channel Magnifi MAX, itself a more serious proposition than the compact Magnifi Mini.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 25, 2018  |  0 comments
The aim of the 3D Film Archive is to ensure that the format's rich history isn't forgotten. We caught up with its Technical Director Greg Kintz for a discussion of stereoscopic cinema's past, present and future...
Mark Craven  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Those with an interest in film criticism, and movie history in general, will find a lot to enjoy in new book The Times On Cinema. Edited by Brian Pendreigh, it collects nearly 100 years of cinema writing from both The Times and Sunday Times newspapers, and I've found it utterly fascinating.
Mark Craven  |  Oct 04, 2018  |  0 comments
This award-winning media room, built in a modern extension on a not-so-modern cottage, gives its owners somewhere to enjoy films, music, games and TV in comfort. The challenge for Bristol-based install outfit ConnectedWorks was to make the best use of the limited space available, and integrate AV hardware while retaining a neat aesthetic.
Mark Craven  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments
And there’s a strong showing for UK custom installers in annual industry showcase

The annual CEDIA Awards present a fine opportunity to drool over stunning home cinema custom installs from the UK, Europe and beyond – and this year it’s no different. Projects ranging from smallscale media rooms to cavernous cinemas and smart home installations were crowned category winners at the Awards event last night, with a number of UK outfits grabbing trophies.

Mark Craven  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  0 comments
LG teams up with Meridian Audio and Google to create a punchy, chatty smart speaker

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