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Marantz NR1508 review

The Good: The Marantz NR1508 offers a plethora of features and commendable performance in a compact package. Despite its small size, the receiver sounds completely

DTS:X – what is it? How can you get it?

DTS returned to cinema sound after more than two decades with DTS:X, an object-based sound technology that’s a successor to DTS HD, and a rival

Zappiti Duo (2017) 4K HDR Media Streaming Player Review : Going from strength to strength

Pros Relatively simple to set up Excellent build quality Comprehensive connections Good, back-lit remote 4K HDR support Immersive audio capability Frame-packed 3D is no issue

Denon AVR-X4300H 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Good Excellent all-round performance Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D Superb set of features HEOS multiroom support Easy to setup and intuitive to use Nicely

Philips Fidelio SkyQuake B8/12 review

PROS Neat design Lively and entertaining sound CONS No HDMI 2.0 ports No network connection Surround effect is not convincing KEY FEATURES Dolby TrueHD and

Marantz SR6011 review

PROS Articulate, detailed sound with immersive 3D audio Powerful, cohesive bass and plenty of attack Lots of features for the money Easy to install and

Focal Dôme Flax 5.1 Speaker System Review

PRICE $1,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Flax cone woofer Aluminum-magnesium inverted-dome tweeter Wall-hugging sub Minus Limited bass from sats THE VERDICT Unique driver materials, overall

Anthem AVM 60 A/V Processor Review

PRICE $2,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Pristine audio plus 4K passthrough video Clean, simple, eminently usable design Excellent proprietary auto-setup/EQ system DTS Play-Fi streaming/multiroom wireless

Elac Uni-Fi UB5 Speaker System Review

PRICE $2,047 as reviewed AT A GLANCE Plus Concentric mid/tweeter Pinpoint imaging App-driven, room- correcting sub Minus Extra power required App required for sub control

Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review : A class act with awesome audio capabilities

If you’re looking for the best 4K UHD Blu-ray player, Oppo’s UDP-203 is the one to buy. Pros Plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs and supports

Marantz SR7011 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Good Nuanced and refined sound Excellent surround performance Dolby Atmos, DTS:X & Auro-3D Support HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 support HEOS multiroom included Easy to setup

LG 65UH8500 LCD Ultra HDTV Review

PRICE $1,700 AT A GLANCE Plus HDR10 plus Dolby Vision HDR Great color Wide viewing window Minus Middling black levels Backlight artifacts THE VERDICT LG’s

Yamaha RX-S601 review

PROS Slim, elegant design Lots of features Powerful, attacking sound Excellent scale, wide soundstage CONS Could be more refined and insightful Flirts with brightness at

Denon AVR-X6300H 11.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Good Great all-round performance 11 channels of amplification Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D Superb set of features HEOS multiroom support Easy to setup and

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Review

PRICE $1,499 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful on music Outstanding build quality Small size Minus Tepid output at the very bottom THE VERDICT One

Vorke V1 Mini-PC Review : Not great as an HTPC but a decent little Windows Box

Pros Solid playback of ‘core’ video & audio Good network & transfer speeds Expandable internal storage Decent price for specification Cons Fan can be heard

Denon AVR-X1300W review

PROS Stylish design and robust build Extensive feature list Powerful, articulate and detailed sound Slick music streaming CONS Remote build quality No coaxial digital inputs

Anthem MRX 1120 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $3,499 AT A GLANCE Plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support Anthem Room Correction (ARC) 11 amp channels in one box Minus ARC doesn’t calibrate

Onkyo TX-RZ610 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $799 AT A GLANCE Plus Crisp, clear top end FireConnect wireless capability Attractive, simplified remote Minus Atmos limited to 5.1.2 Single-position room correction THE

Arcam Solo Movie 5.1 review

PROS Sumptuous high-end construction Enthralling, transparent sound with bags of power Easy to use with remote or app CONS HDMI sockets not v2.0 No Dolby

Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 review

PROS Decent screen resolution Affordable price CONS Contrast-sapping screen Underpowered CPU/GPU Polarising bling additions KEY FEATURES 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 pixel IPS LCD screen 32GB

Oppo UDP-203 Hands-on Review

KEY FEATURES SoC (System on Chip) UHD Blu-ray decoder AKM 8-channel, 32-bit DAC Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi 2-channel DSD256 and multi-channel DSD64/128 support UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray

ZIDOO X9S TV Box Review : The Most Powerful TV Box, Literally

There are tons of TV boxes available in the market, but the Zidoo X9S stands a head higher than the rest of products. This TV

August 2016 Top Picks at a Glance

The end of summer beckons and so do the 10 products we singled out for Top Pick status in August. From an unexpected speaker from

Atlantic Technology FS3 and LCR3 Speaker System Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Slim-profile passive soundbar, or… Compact LCRs in front, with… One sub or two Minus AVR required for passive bar Inherent limits

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

What is the Samsung HW-K950? The HW-K950 is the latest soundbar from Samsung and represents a quantum leap from the manufacturer in terms of design,

Quad Z1 Loudspeaker Review

PRICE $1,999 pr AT A GLANCE Plus Ribbon tweeter for wide horizontal dispersion Kevlar cone woofer with dual-chambered loading Multi-layered, curved cabinet Minus Limited bass,

Wintel W8 Android & Windows 10 TV Box Review

Pros Decent playback via Windows It’s cheap Cons Android OS is outdated & not well tailored for a TV device Overheating No remote control What

Yamaha SRT-1500 review

PROS Generous features and connections Powerful, attacking sound & good sense of scale Slick multiroom operation CONS LED panel tricky to read from sofa Sound

Asus ZenPad 10 review

PROS Keyboard dock is well made and radically improves audio Decent battery life Robust build CONS Uses out-of-date Lollipop software ZenUI bloatware is annoying Underpowered