Home Cinema

Apeman C550 dash cam review: Nice day and night video, but forget the rear camera

The rear camera is a cheap throw-in and there’s not battery or capacitor, but at $83 including GPS and usable night captures, we’re not complaining.

Top 10 Speaker Wall Mounts for Home Audio Installation

In this review we feature the best speaker wall mounts with adjustable clamps for home speaker installation including bookshelf speakers and surround sound speakers. These

Avantree TC418 Bluetooth transmitter review: Play your legacy audio gear through any Bluetooth speaker

Stream audio to two discrete Bluetooth devices with this easy, versatile transmitter This tiny dual Bluetooth-transmitter accepts signals from your legacy gear and also serves

BenQ HT2550 Projector Review

4K video is made to be seen on very large screens, and projectors are the cheapest way to do that. High-end models from Sony are out of

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the Galaxy S8+. For some the immediate reaction is that Samsung hasn’t evolved this phone since the last

Best soundbars to improve your TV’s audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

Sony Z9F soundbar hands-on review: Raising the bar for virtual surround sound

Dolby Atmos is the ultimate in surround sound right now – but unless you’ve got some serious space for all the speakers, you’re only able to

Top 10 Wireless Home Theater Systems of 2017

Here are our top picks for the best wireless home theater system that deliver superb 5.1 surround sound performance and can sync wirelessly without the

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass

Sonos launched its wireless subwoofer – the Sonos Sub – way back in 2012. It was originally designed to fit into any room, promising to instantly boost

Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution

The Sonos Playbar is specifically designed to sit under or above your wall-mounted TV, while the more recent Sonos Playbase, is designed to sit beneath your

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don’t want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson’s confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround

Sony UBP-X1000ES review

The phrase ‘pushing the envelope’ has nothing to do with post, or stationery for that matter. It originally referred to the ‘flight envelope’ – the

Sky Soundbox review

“Is it a soundbar? Is it a speaker? No, it’s a Soundbox!” And a Soundbox actually appears to be a cross between the two. “Does

Yamaha RX-A3070 review

We’re not used to seeing anything less than five-star products from Yamaha at this end of the market. Yamaha’s flagship AV receivers tend to win Awards and find their

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 review

Verdict It takes up a bit of space, but thanks to its bold and powerful performance this KEF surround package deserves every inch For Bold, powerful presentation

Denon AVR-X6400H review

Spending over £2000/$2000 on an AV receiver is no frivolous matter. Good thing, this Denon AVR-X6400H – one of Denon’s top AVRs for 2017 –

10 of the world’s most expensive TVs

We’ve thought long and hard about whether a TV costing north of £6000/$7,980 could possibly win a What Hi-Fi? Award. But that’s a petty consideration

Optoma UHD65 review

Two technologies have become vital for getting the most out of the latest movies and TV shows – 4K resolution, and High Dynamic Range (HDR). But

Samsung UE40MU6400U review

Isn’t it bizarre that a 40in set like the Samsung UE40MU6400U seems fairly small by modern TV standards? Not long ago this was the size

Hands on: JBL Bar 5.1 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The clever transforming design of the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar could make taking the surround-sound plunge easier than ever. FOR Solid sound

Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar review

OUR VERDICT Audio enthusiasts will find a lot to love with the Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar. With cutting edge technology like Ultra High Quality 32-bit

Sony UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray player review

OUR VERDICT Sony hits the UHD sweet spot with the UBP-X800 – a brilliant, beautiful 4K UHD player at a sensible price. FOR Superb 4K

Denon AVR-X2400H vs Sony STR-DN1080 vs Yamaha RX-V583 – which is better?

Every year, the battle of the £500/$750 AV receivers is one of the most nail-biting categories we examine. We’ve not even seen all of this

These are the best soundbars of 2017 (so far)

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

Rotel RAP-1580 Hands on Review

Safe to say we haven’t been deluged with Rotel home cinema products lately. If a week is a long time in politics, eight years is

Panasonic TX-55EZ952 review

OUR VERDICT With excellent image fidelity and comprehensive smart TV platform, the EZ952 is a premium UHD TV that’s easy to lust over. FOR Superb

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

Yamaha RX-V483 review

The Good: The Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent performance for the money with both music and movies. Multiroom music and Bluetooth adds playback flexibility. Build quality

Hands on: Huawei MateBook D review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The new MateBook D isn’t the most exciting product in Huawei’s first laptop range, but it may be suitable for your next